Eighth Grade International Trips
Posted 06/01/2018 08:00AM

Eighth graders have just returned from their international trips, with separate groups traveling to Austria, Chile, China, France (Martinique), and Spain this year.

These 2-week trips are a longstanding tradition at Gilkey, and a culminating experience for 8th graders. Students travel to a country where their beginning language (the language they began studying in 6th grade) is spoken. This gives them the opportunity to put their language skills to the test while immersing themselves in another culture, and also celebrating the end of their middle school years with peers.

This year's trips included two new destinations: Chile and the French Caribbean island of Martinique.

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Announcements

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.

Calendar

    • ThuJun21 Last Day of School

      Celebrate the end of school and the start of summer with ice cream! Heightscream Ice Cream truck will be on campus with a wide variety of ice cream bars and popsicles. Please note that there is no FASCA on this day. Maternelle classes are dismissed at noon. All other grades will be dismissed at their regular times.

    • ThuJun21 Used Book Fair 8:30 AM to 4:30 PMOutside Main Building
    • SunJun24 Lower School T-Ball Game 4:00 PMRon Tonkin Field

      The French American Lower School's T-ball team, the Tigers, is celebrating their end of season at a Hillsboro Hops game. If you are interested in joining the team and their families, please contact Ryan.

    • SatJul14 FAIS at Bastille Day 12:00 PM to 6:00 PMJamison Square in the Pearl

      FAIS is proud to sponsor the 16th annual Bastille Day Festival hosted by the Alliance Française. Come check out this all-things-French event: cuisine, drinks, vendors, art, musical performances, and more! Enjoy the festival on your own, or stop by the FAIS booth if you have any questions or just to say hi. A representative from FAIS and a face paint artist will be available at the FAIS booth.

    • 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.

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