Why the Annual Fund Matters, and How You Can Help
Posted 05/18/2018 05:00PM

While tuition covers the majority of our budget, there are a number of areas vital to supporting our community that wouldn't be possible without strong contributions to the Annual Fund:

  • Expanding programs such as art, music, and science
  • Investing in new technologies
  • Improving our campus inside and out
  • Providing training to our teachers and staff
  • Keeping tuition at lower rates than other comparable independent schools.
Studies have shown that Annual Fund participation is a key measure of a vibrant and engaged community, Every gift -- large and small -- has an impact on our community and on our school's profile (locally and nationally). Thank you to everyone who was already made a gift to the Annual Fund.

For all those still considering a gift as the school year comes to a close, we invite you to join our Tuition Plus program (7 percent of your family's total basic tuition) or add an Annual Fund gift when paying your annual tuition. To learn more, please contact Ami Margolin Rome.

Make your tax-deductible donation today!

Announcements

Registration is open for both ACE Week (Lower School students) and Arts Week (Middle School students).

ACE / Arts Week is an optional extracurricular program that takes place during one week in fall (Oct. 22-26) and one week in spring when school is not in session. Students may sign up for as many days as they wish throughout the week.

The theme for this October's ACE Week is "Cooking: A Chef in the Making." Sign up now!

FAIS is excited to partner with Refueled Kids, an outside caterer who delivers fresh, healthy, creative, and organic hot lunches right to your child's classroom.

How do I participate?

  • Create your account at RefueledKids.boonli.com (registration password: FAIS2)
  • Submit order(s) by Thursday at 11:59 PM PST for the following week
  • Sign up for a particular day of the week, a whole week at once, or even the whole month in advance.
  • Choose from child or adult portions, à la carte items, as well as omnivore, vegetarian, vegan and picky eater options.
  • Click here for more details on the program, and click here for the October menu.

Questions? Please email Refueled Kids directly

Calendar

    • FriOct19 Coffee Friday 8:30 AMForest Heights Starbucks
    • FriOct19 Special Middle School Tour for GIS Families 9:00 AM

      The FAIS Office of Admissions will host a special tour of Gilkey and our Advanced Language Programs specifically for families from the German International School of Portland. The tour will start at 9:00 AM in the lobby of the main building. No RSVP necessary. Please contact the Office of Admissions with any questions at admissions@faispdx.org or (503) 292-7776 ext. 310.

    • FriOct19 Gilkey TEAM Day 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

      The Middle School will run a half-day schedule in the morning, with TEAM activities in the afternoon.

    • MonOct29 Gilkey 5th-6th Basketball Begins
    • ThuNov01 Middle School Open House 6:30 PMRose Préau Commons

      This Open House is for 6th-8th grade admissions for fall 2019. 

    • FriNov02 Family Enrichment Series: All About Maternelle 8:15 AMRose Préau Commons
    • SatNov03 FAIS at Lake Oswego Mothers Club Preschool Forum 10:00 AM to 1:00 PMChrist Church Episcopal Parish; 1060 Chandler Road, Lake Oswego, 97034

      Members of the FAIS admissions team will be joining representatives from many other area schools at the 14th Annual Preschool Forum. Event attendees will receive a catalogue with information on all of the participating preschools. This event is free and open to the public.

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