FAIS' fish egg incubation project is officially launched as of Wednesday, 15 February 2017. The eggs are located in the aquarium gravel in the Lower School Science Lab (W-8). All three third grade classes will be monitoring the daily progress of our eggs. The students are recording the temperature and pH of the aquarium water daily so that we can provide a near natural environment for our guests.

Our 6th grade language and literature immersion students recently explored and reflected on their own language learning as well as on how communities of various languages are brought together. Students conducted research on countries where the French language was spoken and wrote a report about it. They also conducted in-depth discussions on how all languages enrich a culture, as well as how a culture maintains its individuality. In a summative assessment, students focused on the following questions:

  • How is a language connected to a culture?
  • How has the study of your language of immersion helped in creating international conscientiousness?
  • What role does this language play in your daily life?
  • What languages does Gilkey offer and if we could add another language, which one would you recommend and why?
  • Finally, what does it mean to you to be a student in an international school and how is it going to help you in the future?

Teacher Angélique Cansse selected two articles (in French with English translations) that were most representative of the spirit and the overall goal of the unit. Bravo, Cambell and Akira!

Les langues de notre école by Cambell

Les langues autour de nous by Akira

Spend an evening in Marrakesh with friends over cocktails, a sumptuous dinner, and dancing to cap off the evening . . . Your presence (and generous bidding) will support a wonderful cause: your children's school!

An invitation to this glamorous gathering, to be held on April 8 at the Sentinel Hotel, will soon be in the mail. Tickets will go on sale the first week in March.

As always, we can't do it without YOUR HELP! Remember the wine toss last year--such fun! We need donations to our WALL OF WINE!

Donations of wine with a retail value of $25 or more builds variety into our always-successful Wall of Wine. Want more incentive? Earn volunteer hours, one for each bottle donated. Value is checked and wine needs to be in the drink-by-date range.

Additionally, we already have several business sponsors, but we need more!Support our event (and showcase your business) by SPONSORING THE GALA! Your generosity as a Gala donor and/or sponsor is 100 percent tax deductible. Click here for a sponsorship form, outlining levels and benefits for each.

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Announcements

Run for the Arts, formerly scheduled for March 22, has been rescheduled for May 11. Look for sponsor forms to come home in April!
After this dreary winter of slush, snow, flooding, and landslides, isn't it refreshing to think about SUMMER? Registration for Summer Camp (PS-5th) and Summerfest (6th and up) is now open. Camps will be held from July 10 through August 18. The Extracurricular Department has been working hard to put together a great selection of camps for all ages, and we hope you will be pleased with the variety of choices. Our summer programs also accept students who do not attend FAIS, and speaking French is not a requirement.

Calendar

    • MonFeb27 ACE Week - Podcasting

      Students will work on writing, producing, practicing, recording, and editing their own 30-minute podcast. All episodes will be available and uploaded to a secure site by the end of the week, so that parents to see what they've accomplished. Younger students will have the option of working on group or class podcasts, and will have different objectives to meet during the week.

    • MonFeb27 ACE Week - Podcasting

      Students will work on writing, producing, practicing, recording, and editing their own 30-minute podcast. All episodes will be available and uploaded to a secure site by the end of the week, so that parents to see what they've accomplished. Younger students will have the option of working on group or class podcasts, and will have different objectives to meet during the week.

    • TueFeb28 ACE Week - Podcasting

      Students will work on writing, producing, practicing, recording, and editing their own 30-minute podcast. All episodes will be available and uploaded to a secure site by the end of the week, so that parents to see what they've accomplished. Younger students will have the option of working on group or class podcasts, and will have different objectives to meet during the week.

    • TueFeb28 ACE Week - Podcasting

      Students will work on writing, producing, practicing, recording, and editing their own 30-minute podcast. All episodes will be available and uploaded to a secure site by the end of the week, so that parents to see what they've accomplished. Younger students will have the option of working on group or class podcasts, and will have different objectives to meet during the week.

French American International School 8500 NW Johnson Street, Portland, Oregon 97229
Ph: (503) 292.7776 Fax: (503) 292.7444
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