An Evening of Talent and Memories
Started 2020 Off Right
January's Talent Show and Retrospective was a wonderful way to kick off our 25th anniversary year! During the Talent Show portion of the evening, MCs Benjamin Mousseau, Class of 2016, and Emma Thuau, Class of 2015, entertained us in between the different acts with their witty repartee. The acts performed ranged from vocals to dance routines to a fierce Tae Kwon Do demonstration. Several students showed impressive piano skills, including Anderson Bull, Class of 2019. The subsequent reception included speeches by Eric Thuau, Head of School, Steve Dispensa, Board President, Laura Mousseau, Alumni Parent and Immediate Past Board Chair, Benson Wong, Mayor of Mercer Island, and Stacia Smith, Alumni Parent. Béatrice Coppens, Teacher and Art Coordinator Extraordinaire, organized a gorgeous collection of student art, and a substantial photo display featured hundreds of moments from the past 25 years. Thank you to all who participated. We look forward to more wonderful anniversary events this year!
In Remembrance of Maureen Elwood
Alumni Parent Maureen Elwood passed away a few months ago after a brave struggle with cancer. Maureen, mother of Jayne Elwood, Class of 2014, was a deeply caring and generous member of the FASPS community. She spent hours designing and sewing costumes f or the annual spring performances, volunteering for drop-off, class trips, gala projects and in the library. Jayne lovingly remarks: " She was the life of the party, the light of the room, the epitome of love." We send our love and condolences to the Elwood family and all who knew Maureen.
Participate in FASPS’s Fifth Annual Youth Startup Weekend: April 17-19
All students in grades 6-9 are invited to participate in our fifth-annual Youth Startup Weekend at FASPS! Click here to purchase tickets and learn more about Techstars Youth Startup Weekends. Come start something up!
Join Us (and Your Friends) for the 2020 Gala!
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. Last year we were able to fill an entire alumni table, and from the looks of it, they definitely enjoyed themselves! Visit the Gala website to learn more and to purchase tickets, and email if you have any questions.
December Movie Night Fun
These alumni pals from the Class of 2019 (L R: William Sparks, Jasper Garrett, Anderson Bull, Wyatt Newman, and Jed Subong) had a great time at the latest Star Wars release in December. Stay tuned for details on the next Alumni Movie Gathering this spring! It's sure to be Marvelous...
Sign up to Be a Youth Volunteer for FASPS's Summer Programs
Are you a high school student who’s looking to fulfill volunteer hours? Are you looking for a fun and rewarding way to spend the summer? Volunteering for Summer Programs at FASPS is a great way to do both! Ideal volunteers for Summer Programs have experience with or interest in working with children, and speak some French. We have room in both our French immersion programs as well as our French bilingual program. We are seeking volunteers for all eight weeks of summer (June 22 –August 14), but you aren't required to volunteer for all eight weeks. Click here to download an application. Please email your completed application to A pplications are due by April 30, 2020. Volunteers will be selected and informed by the end of May.
Seeking Camp Assistants for FASPS's Summer Programs: Paid Position!
Summer Programs at FASPS is hiring camp assistants for the Summer of 2020. FASPS Alumni who are 18 years of age and older and who have experience working with children (babysitting, working at summer camps) are invited to apply for a position as a Camp Assistant. This position is an excellent first job! Preference is given to assistants who speak French. Assistants are needed for the full 8-week program, but will also be accepted for one or two sessions, as available. Click here to review the job description, and, if interested, submit your application to . Applications are due by March 1 . Applicants will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.  
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 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 to be sent an invitation.