What a Great Gala!
Posted 04/20/2018 05:45PM

Thank you to everyone who attended, dressed up, and supported the 30th Annual FAIS Gala and Auction this past weekend at the Sentinel Hotel. It was a great success and we raised over $215,000 for FAIS! There were 200+ people in attendance including one table of fun-loving, generous alumni parents!

We raised nearly $90,000 for our Special Appeal, funding the new amphitheater that will bridge the new middle school with the existing campus. We are still accepting donations, and don't forget to see if your company will match your 100 percent tax-deductible gift!

There are still spots available in many Salon Parties, one of which is the NEW Cinco de Mayo Salon Party:

Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with true Mexican flare! We'll have live Mariachis, a make-your-own burritos station, tamales, Mexican desserts, margaritas, and Mexican beer. Organize a group of friends or make new ones at this custom Cinco de Mayo party!
Hosted by: Denisse Reyes & Matt Conine and Danny & Darine Sadakah.
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018 5:30-9:00 p.m.
Cost: $75

Gala attendees enjoyed a video showcasing our students' thoughts and aspirations--watch it here!

Special thank you to the Gala Co-Chairs, Regan Nelson and Jennifer O'Brien and the rest of the committee for putting together what was a glamorous evening celebrating FAIS. Thank you to Andrew Kilshaw, the emcee, for bringing his charm and wit to the evening.


Stop by 4th grade classroom 2-A on Tuesday, June 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for an exhibition featuring many of the projects worked on throughout the year.

It's not too late to make your summer plans--register now for Summer Camp and Summerfest!

Mark your calendars--on June 24 FAIS' T-ball team, the Tigers, will celebrate their end of season at a Hillsboro Hops game at 4 p.m. If you are interested in joining the team and their families, please contact Ryan.


    • WedAug29 New Parent Orientation 5:45 PM to 8:00 PMRose Préau Commons, FAIS Campus

      This event is for all new FAIS parents. Current FAIS parents new to Gilkey with rising 6th graders are strongly encouraged to attend. Students are neither expected nor required to be present. See event description for details.

    • TueSep04 First Day of School for Middle School Students
    • TueSep04 Lower School Welcome Day
    • ThuSep06 Gilkey Volleyball Begins
    • FriSep07 Gilkey Cross Country Begins
    • FriSep07 Gilkey Soccer Begins
    • SatSep08 Wallace Park Gathering for New & Returning FAIS Families 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMWallace Park, 1600 NW 25th Avenue

      Bring a snack or lawn game to share with other new and current FAIS families at the park. All grades welcome! Look for the FAIS banner to find our location. Hang out at the park or organize groups to walk to shops and eateries on NW 23rd Avenue.

    • MonSep10 Fall PM Classes Begin
    • ThuSep13 Middle School Back-to-School Night 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMRose Préau Commons
    • FriSep14 School Photo Day
    • MonSep17 Preschool - 1st Grade Back-to-School Night 7:00 PM to 8:30 PMRose Préau Commons
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