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.

As part of the IB Primary Years Programme, 5th graders hold an annual exhibition demonstrating the five essential elements of their learning journey: knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action.

This year's unit (How We Organize Ourselves) tackled a wide range of real-life issues with local and global implications... from "Urban Planning Impacts How Our Cities Function" to "Your Wealth and Gender Affects Your Opportunities in Society."

After identifying and researching a relevant topic, students employ different methods of communication to create engaging and effective presentations (in both French and English) that inspire the viewers to take action.

The students themselves are required to take action to address their chosen issues, and for some groups those actions depend on YOU! Gabby, Vikram, Hannah, and Quinnlan, whose topic was, "Animals Without Rights and Freedom Impact Humankind and the Environment," propose the idea of Meatless Mondays. Click here to read their Action Article.

Bravo to all 5th graders for their spectacular work!

Download Exhibition brochure.

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The French American Lower School's webradio project continues to evolve, with new episodes published on our website each Friday!

Today's broadcast was presented by Matteo, with Julia and Jillian working as the technicians.

Topics include:

  • Un fait revisité autour de Napoléon. │And if Napoleon had not sold Louisiana...
  • Le judo │ A judoka shares her love for her sport
  • Une passion pour les maths │ A passion for math
  • Comment ça marche, la métamorphose d'une chenille │Metamorphosis of a caterpillar
  • Les requins en danger │Sharks in danger
  • Le droit de vote des femmes │ Women's right to vote

Visit each Friday for the latest edition!

Second graders have just wrapped up their rendition of the movie "Shrek" (performed in French, of course) in the eagerly-anticipated annual 2nd Grade Play. From set design to acting and choral performances, every aspect of this production was a hit! Thank you to all of our wonderful 2nd grade teachers, parents, and of course, students for coming together to create this magical theatrical experience. Look for the full play to be shared with our parent community soon!

Congrats to our 8th graders for crushing their Hip-Hop performance! This 6-week collaborative unit between PE and music took a deeper look at Hip-Hop as both a culture and an aesthetic movement. It also gave our students the opportunity to do all the choreography, select the right music tracks, work effectively as a group, and learn about rhythm, space, levels, and flow. HUGE thanks to Andre Baker at NW Dance Project for his time and talent! Watch all four performances here!


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Registration is open for both Summer Camp (PS-5th grade) and Summerfest (6th-12th grade). Camps are open to all children in preschool through 12th grade, so invite your friends and neighbors to sign up too!

When registering, please select the grade for the 2018-2019 school year.

Students who are registered for FAIS+ during parent-teacher conferences on March 22-23 will have a special opportunity to learn about ecology with the nonprofit educational group ECO. Students will explore the different ecosystems present on the FAIS campus, and 2nd-5th graders will be able to take part in an all-day nature exploration and habitat restoration field trip. Click here to register!


    • FriApr27 Spring Break ends
    • TueMay01 MCL East Sub-District Track Meet @ Portland Christian 5:00 PM12425 NE San Rafael St, Portland, OR 97230
    • WedMay02 Middle School PLC Meeting 8:30 AM
    • ThuMay03 Run for the Arts
    • ThuMay03 Track Practice @ West Hills Christian 4:30 PM to 5:30 PMWest Hills Christian School, 7945 SW Capitol Hill Rd, Portland, OR 97219

      Bus to West Hills Christian leaves 4pm

      Bus returns to FAIS 6pm

    • FriMay04 Parent's Night Out (2nd-5th)
    • TueMay08 Kindergarten/1st Grade Bedtime Story Assembly 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMSatellite 1 Courtyard
    • WedMay09 Lower School PLC Meeting 8:30 AM
    • ThuMay10 MCL District Track Meet @ Portland Christian 3:45 PM12425 NE San Rafael St, Portland, OR 97230

      Early Release 2:45pm

    • ThuMay10 Board of Trustees Meeting 5:30 PMRose Préau Commons
French American International School 8500 NW Johnson Street, Portland, Oregon 97229
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