Dear FASPS Alumni Community,
 
Like many of you, we have been deeply distressed by the tragic and senseless death of George Floyd and so many other victims. The systemic racism and injustice at the core of these acts must not be met with silence. As individuals and as a community, it is our right and our responsibility to express ourselves and to speak out for equity, respect, and justice.
 
As a school, we must continue to hold ourselves to the highest standards of an inclusive, safe, and welcoming learning environment that cherishes and celebrates the very special differences that our diverse community embraces. At FASPS, we are committed to treating each other with dignity and respect. We are committed to preserving and nurturing diversity and inclusivity at our school. We are committed to building on the tremendous work that our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee and Council have accomplished to date. We are committed to actively practicing compassion and having courageous conversations about race and privilege. We are proud to know that so many of you are doing the same, and we stand behind you as you fight for what is fair and what is right.
 
Warmest Regards, 
 
Eric Thuau, Head of School
FASPS’s Class of 2020 Is off to High School!
We are proud to announce that students from this year's graduating class are heading to these fine high schools next year:
FASPS’s Saturday Advanced French Class for 2020–2021 Is Open for Registration!
Looking to keep your French alive and well while in high school? Emeric Lefebvre and Alexandre Balet will once again be co-teaching their popular Saturday morning Advanced French class for students in high school. Click here to see the PowerPoint they presented last week at their e-open house. The course begins on September 5 and will run for the whole academic year. You can expect field trips, discussion groups, special events, comprehensive preparation for both the DELF and the AP French exams, and three mock tests. Please contact Emeric ( EmericL@FASPS.org), Alexandre (AlexandreL@FASPS.org), or Ren ( RenK@FASPS.org) for registration details.
Our 2020 Alumni Surveys Are Open
Dear FASPS Alums: Please help us learn from your experience at FASPS and improve our program by completing either our 2020 FASPS Alumni Survey for High School Students (10 minutes) or our 2020 FASPS Alumni Survey for Those Past High School (5 minutes); if you are the parent of a FASPS alum, please encourage your child to complete our survey by forwarding this email to him or her. Thank you!
2020 FASPS Alumni Survey: For Students in High School in the 2019-2020 School Year
2020 FASPS Alumni Survey: For University Students and Beyond
Bravo to These FASPS Alumni Graduates!
Harvey Ecoiffier, Class of 2016
Harvey graduated from Mercer Island High School and plans to study communications at Western Washington University in the fall. Harvey’s brother, Wesley, also a FASPS alumnus, just graduated from the University of Washington.
Antoine Godefroide, Class of 2016
Antoine graduated from Mercer Island High School and plans to attend Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, to study civil engineering.
Anouk Orillon, Class of 2016
Anouk graduated from Mercer Island High School and plans to attend the University of Washington in the fall.
Sophie Stahura, Class of 2012
Sophie graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor of science degree in management.

Tristan Vingtdeux, Class of 2016
Tristan graduated from Mercer Island High School and will attend Bellevue College to study kinesiology in the fall.
Zoom Gathering This Saturday for FASPS Class of 2011, 2012 & 2013 Alums!
FASPS alum Julia Mitchell, Class of 2011, is hosting a Zoom get-together for FASPS’s first full middle school class (that’s you!). Wherever you are in the world, and whatever exciting things you’re up to, please join on Saturday, June 27 (rescheduled from its original date of June 6) at 11:00am PST for a chance to catch up and reconnect with your FASPS friends. BYOB: coffee, tea, or 21+ beverage of your choice! Click here to see the email that went out with the invitation link.
Parisian High School Student Seeking English Pen Pal
Luca, a high school senior in the Paris area, is looking for an English-speaking student around his age for conversation to improve his speaking skills. He is willing to switch to French halfway through the meeting so that French can be practiced / improved as well. It’s a win-win! If you are interested, please contact Andrea Mignea at andreamignea@hotmail.fr . Andrea is a friend of Rebecca Johnsons and one of Lucas teachers in Paris.
FASPS Business & Professional Directory
FASPS is compiling this directory of our community members (parents, trustees, employees, alumni parents and students, and all their spouses and partners) so that we can continue our focus on and commitment to community in these challenging times. If you would like to offer your services, please fill out and submit this form. Inclusion in the directory is 100% voluntary. In addition to business and professional listings, community members who have home businesses or who would like to have just their names included are welcome to participate. If you have any questions, please email Kyle at KyleL@FASPS.org. Thank you!
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.