July News & Updates
What you will find in this month's newsletter:

  • Letter from the Director: July National Celebrations, Be Informed & Keep Learning
  • Upcoming Events: Evening Trivia Event & Important Topics via Webinars
  • Community Announcements: Alliance Française, Made in France, French Schools & Programs, and Oliver Gee Paris Podcaster.
  • Job Opportunities: FASPS, FISW, L'Etoile French Immersion School and UW
  • Connect with Us: Don't miss important news and events, join us on social media

Letter from the Director
July National Celebrations, Be Informed & Keep Learning
Dear Members of the FACC-PNW Community,

July National Celebrations times two - This month, enjoy the USA’s 4 th  of July Celebration and France’s Bastille Day fête on July 14. To celebrate these special events and learn more about the great bonds between the U.S. and France, FACC-PNW Le Networking Committee invites you to join us for a  virtual trivia game  on July 8.  Look for an entertaining session where you can share your knowledge and/or pick up new perspectives and facts from other participants (details are below).

Because of the restrictions around the pandemic, we continue to organize online meetings on relevant subjects in today’s fast-changing environment. The crisis has the potential not only to change important aspects of our daily lives, but also the pace of change in how we do business. Consider the  webinar on July 9 on how continuous evolution is becoming the “New Normal.”  We’ll discuss how companies can make concerted efforts to develop entirely new frameworks to manage growth, innovation, and transformation, as they move away from ‘strategy as analysis’ to ‘strategy as innovation’ (details are below).

Being an FACC member (see info here) allows you to access many other webinars from the 18 FACC Chapters and on hot topics such as the impact of presidential proclamation on visas, or improving the cash flow of your business through  Loan Forgiveness & COVID-19 Tax Relief Assistance . Visit the  news page of our website  as well as on our Facebook , Instagram and LinkedIn  pages.

We are actively planning the 4 th   FACC-PNW Aerospace Committee  online meeting on July 23, where companies exchange useful information on how they are facing the current crisis are preparing the future.

We thank you for your continued interest and involvement in our activities, and for your support.

Eric Beaulieu, Executive Director
Upcoming Events & Webinars
Let’s Celebrate: Red , White & Blue!
You are invited to the next Le Networking event celebrating
July 4th - Independence Day and July 14th - Bastille Day

Instead of our traditional social mixers, we will be hosting a Virtual Trivia Game to challenge your knowledge of the US and France, so come play with us and learn a thing or two! If you want to jazz things up, show your colors with a patriotic prop.

Join us on July 8 at 6:00pm PST via Zoom - Free

More information about Le Networking Committee and to subscribe for updates,  visit here.

Today, successful companies make zero assumptions about their market, test everything regularly to understand how behaviors change, and adapt to them rapidly. As continuous evolution becomes the “New Normal” , we must acknowledge it as an on-going effort that requires an entirely new framework to manage growth, innovation, and transformation . We are moving from ‘strategy as analysis’ to ‘strategy as innovation’. (Free for FACC members; $5 for non-members.)

In this webinar you will learn:
  • How to pivot your business model by connecting Innovation and growth.
  • How to create a business transformation roadmap.
  • What it means to unify your organization around a vision and a core business.
To discover mega trends and best practices from companies that adapt and thrive in a world of constant change:
Community Announcements
Discover FRANTASTIQUE with the Alliance Française de Seattle
The Alliance Française de Seattle invites you to discover Frantastique’s French lessons for students of all levels! Learn French daily with an e-mail, a story, and a personalized correction. In each lesson, follow the adventures of Victor Hugo as he explores the Francophone universe.


Made in France is a vibrant community guided by the belief that language, art and culture are powerfully interconnected.
Their magazine in French - le Mag’ fr@ncophone - keeps expanding. From now on, you can read it online:
or subscribe for free.
Le Mag' fr@ncophone: Read it, ponder it, and of course enjoy it!

French schools and associations offering extra-curricular programs in French in Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Redmond and Seattle have adapted to the crisis and are planning to return to school following the guidelines of the State of Washington. They continue to teach French and American programs while emphasizing the well-being of children and adults.
The Education Committee of the French-American Chamber of Commerce therefore encourages you to visit the websites of these schools and organizations, and to register your children (see the full list of programs and more info here ).
All these organizations are 501(c)3 non-profit.

Les écoles françaises et les associations proposant des programmes extra-scolaires en français de Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Redmond et Seattle se sont adaptées à la crise et prévoient la rentrée en suivant les directives de l'État de Washington. Elles continuent à enseigner les programmes français et américains tout en privilégiant le bien-être des enfants.
Le Comité Education de la Chambre de Commerce Franco-Américaine vous encourage donc à visiter les sites internet de ces écoles et structures ( voir la liste complète et plus d'informations ici ) , et à inscrire vos enfants.
Veuillez aussi les contacter si vous êtes intéressé(e) par du volontariat, ou pour y travailler de manière permanente ou en remplacement.
Tous ces établissements sont des organisations 501(c)3, à but non-lucratif.

French Schools:  
Extra-curricular French programs:
Education Française Greater Seattle  – Seattle & Redmond
Made in France  – Bellevue & Issaquah

Oliver Gee, Award-winning Paris Podcaster
We had nearly 60 people at our noontime Zoom meeting in June with Oliver Gee, award-winning Paris podcaster.
We’re happy to share the discount code for his book, that you can buy online here . Use the discount code ‘af’ to get nearly $5.50 off the book purchase. The book ships from Seattle, so you’ll get it soon!

Job Opportunities
FISW - Assistant(e) de Maternelle
L’École d’immersion française de Washington (FISW), à Bellevue (WA) recherche un/une assistant(e) de maternelle à plein temps pour l'année 2020-2021. L’assistant(e) doit comprendre et soutenir la mission de l’école, être responsable, motivé, amical, et disposé à travailler en équipe dans un environnement multiculturel. L’assistant(e) de maternelle seconde le professeur, le soutient dans son travail et s’assure du confort et du bien-être des enfants.
Langue d’instruction : Français et anglais

FASPS - Substitute Teachers: Grades YPK-8
FASPS is looking for English grade substitute teachers and accepting applications for substitute teachers at all grade levels. Substitute teachers are responsible for implementing the mission and philosophy of the School. With a flexible schedule, substituting is an excellent way to work with great students and their community, and experience independent school teaching.

For more information and to apply as a substitute teacher, please see here.

L'Etoile French Immersion School - French Teacher Full-time
L’Etoile French Immersion School in Portland (OR) is hiring a full-time French Teacher for the 2020-21 school year. L’Etoile is a private school in John’s Landing that offers preschool through 5 th grade in a personalized, multi-cultural setting. Coursework is predominantly taught in French, but blocks of time are dedicated to the development of English reading and writing skills. Class sizes are limited to 20 students, but generally range from 15-18.

University of Washington - French Lecturer Part-time Temporary
The Department of French and Italian Studies at the University of Washington invites applications for possible  Lecturer Part-Time – Temporary  positions should vacancies appear during the 2020/2021 academic year.

Appointments will vary in percentage of time and will range from one quarter to one year with the limited possibility of reappointment dependent on performance, departmental need, and funding. Learn more or contact .
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