Star Wars Tickets for Our Alums
Come claim yours! We still have a few tickets for "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" for Friday, December 20, 6:40pm at Lincoln Square Cinemas in Bellevue. Tickets are first come, first served, and for FASPS alumni currently in high school. Please email HeidiP@FASPS.org for your ticket (one per alumni). Que la Force soit avec vous !
January & February Ski Trips: Register Today!
With the rain coming down in Seattle, snow is accumulating in the nearby mountains. Spots on the FASPS Ski Bus are filling up quickly. Reserve your spot now and come join the fun in the snow! We'll travel to Stevens Pass for a full day of skiing / snowboarding on Saturday, January 18. We'll also be heading to Snoqualmie Pass for a Friday night ski trip on February 28. This is an exciting time for our Middle Schoolers to build community while creating joyful experiences in the great snowy outdoors, and we're looking forward to having our FASPS alumni participate once again this winter! To ensure we include all those who are interested, the deadline for registration has been extended to Friday, December 13. Click here to register.
Join Us at Our 2020 FASPS Gala & Auction
Please join us for a very special Gala on March 14, 2020 at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Seattle. We would love to see lots of alumni and their parents in attendance as we celebrate our 25th anniversary. Alumni parents are encouraged to procure items for our fabulous auction, and the holidays are a great time to do so while out shopping and socializing with friends! Top selling items include: a week-long stay at a vacation home in a prime destination, whitewater rafting trip for the family, ski vacation with lift passes, trip to Disneyland with access passes, weekend getaway to a local town, week-long trips to foreign countries, festival and award show tickets, backstage / VIP passes to a concert, tickets to a couture fashion show, rare sports experiences (Olympic Games, Super Bowl, NBA finals, etc.), and so much more. For more procurement ideas please visit the Gala website. Your donations and procurement directly impact our students and school. Email Gala@FASPS.org if you have any questions! Thank you for your support of the Gala.
Julia David Smith, 18 th in the Nation!
Issaquah’s Julia David Smith (Class of 2017) finished 18 th in 18:02 at the Nike Cross Nationals, earning All-American honors! This places Julia 18 th in the nation and 2 nd in the northwest. Félicitations, Julia !
Dancers Against Cancer
On December 7, the Allegro Performing Arts Academy Precision Group united as a team to create awareness and support for the organization Dancers Against Cancer by producing a series of videos. The mission is to create an alliance in the dance community that provides financial support and inspiration to dance educators, choreographers, dancers, and their families who have been impacted by cancer. Amélie Van Dooren (Class of 2019) was one of the dancers featured in the video, filmed in part by her brother Max (currently a 6th grader at FASPS) and by Karl Archer, husband of our beloved 5th grade teacher Julie!
Alumni Parent Jewelry on Display at MIVAL
Alumni parent Nanette Bassette has been busy creating wearable works of art that feature gemstones and delicate metalwork. Her work can be seen and purchased at the Mercer Island Visual Arts League gallery on Mercer Island in the Avellino Building, between QFC and Baskin Robbins.
Paris Alumni Gathering 2020: Join Us!
The Neyrand family has graciously offered to host FASPS's 2020 Paris Alumni Gathering in their home in the 7 th arrondissement of Paris. The gathering will take place on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, during Eric's annual recruitment trip. If you will be in Paris at that time and are interested in attending, please RSVP by January 6 to DebbieB@FASPS.org.
FASPS 25 th Anniversary Talent Show & Retrospective Reception
Calling all talented musicians, singers, and performers. FASPS needs you! To kick off the celebration of our 25 th year, we are excited to announce the FASPS Talent Show and Retrospective Reception on January 31, 2020. We will start with the Talent Show at 6:00pm, followed by the reception at 7:30pm, both at the Mercer Island Community Center. Alumni are invited both to come to the event and to participate in the talent show! We are holding a few spots in the show just for alumni, so please email HeidiP@FASPS.org as soon as possible for more information if you are interested. We hope to see you all there! 
Save the Date: 2020 Alumni & Parent Party
What Does Cultural Agility Mean to You?
As you know, Cultural Agility is one of our core values, along with Excellence, Integrity, and Community. This year we are asking our community (students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff, trustees, etc.) to tell us how you understand Cultural Agility and, if you're able, to share personal anecdotes that bring to light the importance of being culturally agile in a hyper-connected world. Click here to read FASPS alum Maddie Mousseau's October 3, 2019, blog post titled, "The Politics of Language in a Former Colony." If you would like to share your thoughts with FASPS, please email KyleL@FASPS.org. Thank you!
FASPS Alumni and Parents LinkedIn Group
Internships, Jobs, and More! Alumni Students: Connect With the FASPS Parent Professional Community on Linkedin
Connect with FASPS's professional parent community by joining our "FASPS Alumni and Parents Group" on LinkedIn. Email KyleL@FASPS.org to be sent an invitation.