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Teacher Appreciation Week

Thank you!  Merci!  Danke!  谢谢!  ¡Gracias!

It's not too late to write note(s) of gratitude for FAIS staff—visit this page to contribute yours. Please allow a few days from when you submitted your comment for it to appear here.

 

Abby Norwood
Christine
Abby, thank you for all of the support you have provided to the Board. We appreciate it so much!
Abby Norwood
Bonnie Stewart
Abby, we are so glad you joined this team! Thank you for everything you do to manage our Board and keep everything running smoothly. You feed us well and keep us organized - an amazing feat!
Abby Norwood
June
Thanks for keeping Scott's schedule straight and handling complicated Board Zoom calls! It is impressive!
Abby Norwood
Anonymous
Thank you for being such an awesome executive assistant and for making sure that the all-school events are fantastic. I've seen how much energy and work you put into the planning and execution of the millions of things you are responsible for, and it's amazing.
Alice Beauvallet
Anonymous
It has been a treasure to watch our child thrive in your class and thank you a thousand times over.
Alice Beauvallet
Anonymous
Thank you for such a wonderful school year! You provide your students with a warm and welcoming classroom environment that gives them room to grow. Thanks for everything. You’re the best teacher ever!
Alix Martelly
Rebecca & Christiansen
Thank you Alix and Nathalie for your continued support, patience and kindness! You both have made this year wonderful for Kirsten and we cannot thank you enough! We appreciate the sacrifices you are making to continue to provide remote learning and making it look effortless. Thank you for your dedication to the future generations of our world!
Alix Martelly
Anonymous
The sense of responsibility, confidence and increased self-esteem you are gifting these children is a beautiful thing. Thank you so much for bringing your unique teaching style to our school and being one of the best teachers we have on campus. We have been so lucky to have you here, and you will be sorely missed.
Angelika Oedekoven
Alexandra Weidler

Liebe Frau Oedekoven,

auch wenn die 8. Klasse nur aus 4 Jungs besteht, so sind die glaube ich oft nicht leicht zu handhaben und kosten einige Nerven. Ich möchte mich daher für Ihre Kraft und Ausdauer bedanken, die Ihnen täglich abverlangt wird. Aber ich habe auch gesehen, dass der Deutschunterricht Früchte trägt und Vincent im Schreiben große Fortschritte gemacht hat. Vielen Dank für Ihren unermüdlichen Einsatz und Ihre Unterstützung!

Angelika Oedekoven
Margo Litwin
Thank you for all that you do! I love hearing Avery practicing her German at home. Danke
Angelika Oedekoven
SP
Thank you for the great work you do!
Angelika Oedekoven
Petra & Jon
Liebe Frau Oedekoven!Danke fur Ihre endlose Geduld, Ihre Kraft und Motivation die Sie den Kindern täglich schenken!Alexander mag Ihre Klasse und hat dieses Jahr viel Deutsche Grammatik gelernt. Das ist toll!
Angelika Oedekoven
Anonymous
Thank you for all the time that you spend creating meaningful curricula for our kids! And for your patience regarding our snafus with Amazon.de and other distributors for the books you need.
Angelika Oedekoven
Familie Byars

Vielen herzlichen Dank für alles! es ist zur Zeit für alle neu und anders, und wir wissen Ihre Kreativität und Ihren Einsatz sehr zu schätzen

Angélique Cansse
Alexandra Weidler

Dear Mrs. Cansse,

thank you for challenging Vincent so much this year. He still struggles to keep track with the other kids and your fast pace but he also made a lot of progress in his French skills this year.

Merci beaucoup!

Angélique Cansse
Les Barthes
Chère Madame Cansse,
Merci pour votre engagement envers nos enfants ! Ils ont beaucoup de chance de vous avoir croisée au cours du long chemin leur scolarité !
Angélique Cansse
Gina Herrmann, Mike Westlund and Rafe
Dear Mme Cansse,
We appreciate all you do, your commitment to excellent and rigor as you teach our son. You are the BEST!
Angélique Cansse
Rafe
Cher Mme Cansse:
Merci pour etre ma professeur et pour nous faire apprendre beaucoup et pour faire la classe tres productif.
Rafe
Angélique Cansse
Minda and Catherine
Thank you for continuing to inspire and challenge our kids!
Angélique Cansse
Lauren Yamasaki
Angélique, you give so much to our students (past and present). From the morning high school classes to the afterschool classes to weekend tutoring (and everything in between), it's amazing that you have any time for yourself. And when you were my teacher, your kind words of encouragement made a huge difference to me. Thank you for everything!
Angélique Cansse
Daphne Voutsas
Vous etes un des rares professeurs a m'avoir enseigne ainsi qu'a d'autres membres de ma famille et donc c'est au nom de nous tous que je vous remercie de votre soutien et de votre devouement au long de ces dernieres annees. Quel que soit le chemin que je prendrai, je me souviendrai toujours de votre passion pour l'enseignement de Social Studies et je garderai un bon souvenir de vous.
Angélique Cansse
Tristin et Jeff Conner
Chère Madame Cansse,Merci d'avoir posséder les qualités d'un bon prof! Lola vous est reconnaissant pour tout ce que vous avez fait pour elle. C'est évident que votre but c'est que les étudiants apprennent. Je vous remercie de votre dévouement à nos enfants!
Anne-Marie Luckett
Danielle Hosmer
Thank you so much for everything you do for our kids! Your warmth and kindness extend beyond the classroom.
Anne-Marie Luckett
Bonnie Stewart
Merci, Anne-Marie! We are so lucky to have had you teach both of our boys. I will tell anyone who asks me - YOU are one of the reasons we stayed at FAIS. You are such a wonderful welcome to this community!
Anne-Marie Luckett
Anonymous
Our sincerest thanks for everything you’ve done, thanks for helping out our teachers and guiding our students to be the best that they can be!
Anne Prouty
Brigitte and Chad Byars with Quinn

Thank you very much for all your energy! This is a trying time for everyone, and we very much appreciate everything you're doing to still keep the keeps engaged and learning.

Anne Prouty
Minda and Catherine
Thank you for continuing to support and challenge our kids!
Anne Prouty
Jeanette Swafford
Anne, thank you for being so supportive of Ellewyn these past three years. It meant so much to her that you approved of her high school choice, and that you really saw her as an athlete and an emerging young woman. You are an inspiration to both my girls!
Anne Prouty
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you Anne, for sitting on the SPC and being so dedicated to the school!
Anne Prouty
Anonymous
Thank you for the monumental amount of work you put into the MYP evaluation that we went through this year! Reading the positive feedback we got is a testament to your abilities as the coordinator.
Annette Guzik
Laurence Juthy
Annette,Thank you so much for your commitment to our kids and for the super fun daily lunch time through Zoom!
Charlotte loves your story telling and quiz so so so much.Wishing you the very best!Laurence
Annette Guzik
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you, Annette, for your time and commitment to our kids!
Annette Guzik
Janine Harris (Kai's mom)
Dear Annette, Kai seeks you out to say a wacky "hello". I'm pretty sure it's because you are awesome. He's a very good judge of character. : ) Thank you for all that you do for the students and for the school.
Annette Guzik
Anonymous
Thank you for taking such good care of our kids and for being such a great assistant when we worked together for summer camp. I appreciate all the ways in which you contribute to our school.
Ansel Argüelles
Les Barthes
Gracias Senor ! The kids will remember you and this year is such a disappointment to miss the trip to Spain ! Thank you for all your support to the kids well being !
Ansel Argüelles
Rafe
Querido Señor,
Gracias por ser mi profesor y por hacer tan divertida la clase de español!
Rafa!
Ansel Argüelles
Lauren Yamasaki
Ansel, you bring so much positive energy to our school. I love your morning DJing, which is the best way to start my day (and I'm sure the kids agree).
Ansel Argüelles
Leonardo Fogliato
Thank you so much for teaching me a lot during the quarantine, I miss you so much and I'm excited for the rest of digital learning.
Arezu Movahed
Lea Rivers
Arezu, if you can survive China SARS school visits, we know you can guide us through this! Thanks for your humor and warmth. Hoping your family is well. I've been thinking of you.
Arezu Movahed
Nancy
Me miss you. So glad that Mani is home. Stay well: you, Javid and Mani. Big hugs, Nancy
Arezu Movahed
Toan Nguyen
What a great and enthusiastic representative for the school when meeting with family. She and Kate make the application process less intense and very personal - always making an effort to connect with family.
Arezu Movahed
Bonnie Stewart
Arezu, you are amazing! Thank you for everything you do to introduce new families to this wonderful school!
Arezu Movahed and Kate Sandgren
Christine Chang
Arezu and Kate - many thanks to you both for being so nimble and adjusting how you have handled our admissions program based upon changing demographics and now, a challenging climate. We appreciate your dedication and hard work!
Aurore Molerus
kai
chere aurore merci pour tout le travaile que tu put in pour maider a aprendre
Aurore Molerus
Laurence Juthy
Thank you Aurore for your hard work and commitment to teach our kids during those crazy times! All the daily activities and interactions that you are posting are excellent and thoughtful, and so creative! We know the amount of extra work that it requires compared to a regular physical classroom. So thank you so much!
Aurore Molerus
Bonnie Stewart
Merci, Aurore! You are an amazing part of the FAIS community. I appreciate everything you do for our students!
Aurore Molerus
Anonymous
We want to tell you just how much you’re appreciated! We know that sometimes teaching a classroom full of 5th graders may seem like a thankless job, but all of the love, time, and long hours you invest in your students has not gone unnoticed. We are so grateful, you are creating super stars of each one of them. Thank you so much for everything you do each and every day1
Beth Clifton
The Nicholson Family

Thank you Mrs. Clifton for inspiring your students and creating fun opportunities for them to learn from home. We appreciate you!

Beth Clifton
SP
Thank you for the great work you do!
Beth Clifton
Jeanette Swafford
Beth, thank you for your amazing energy and wealth of ideas that you bring to the school. The community is richer and bolder because of what you do!
Beth Clifton
Bonnie Stewart
we're so lucky to have you! thanks for all the extras you put in and being a generally awesome mom, teacher, leader!
Beth Clifton
Leonardo Fogliato
Thank you so much for teaching me a lot during the quarantine, I miss you so much and I'm excited for the rest of digital learning.
Beth Clifton
Petra & Jon
Hello Mrs. Clifton, your patience and determination to keep Science interesting and fun for the 7th graders is inspiring!
Beth Clifton
katrina wheeler
Thank you for being awesome and for loving your subject so much that it shows!
Beth Clifton
Margo Litwin
I love watching all of the science projects at home! Thank you for keeping Avery engaged.Your hard work is an inspiration.
Beth Clifton
Anonymous
Thank you for everything you do for our school, students, and staff! You give so much of your time and energy to us all, and we are better for it! From student council to green team to all of the events your design class produces/executes...most of the best parts of our middle school life come from your efforts.
Brigitte Siran
Sheryl Odems

Dear Madame Siran,

Thank you for being such an amazing and inspiring teacher! Eliot recently told me that your class is one of his favorites! And, of course, as I know you know, you have always been one of Kate's favorite teachers! She is so pleased to have the opportunity to study with you for the B2 - she really looks forward to connecting with you each week during her tutoring sessions. So a million thank yous to you for making learning so interesting and inspiring all year, but particularly during this crazy time! You are the best! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Brigitte Siran
Margo Litwin
Merci beaucoup for all that you do! I love watching our home become your classroom.
Brigitte Siran
Les Barthes
Chère Brigitte, Merci pour votre vitalité et votre enthousiasme inimitable ;) Les enfants ont beaucoup de chance de vous avoir rencontrée pendant leur scolarité !
Brigitte Siran
Jeanette Swafford
You will forever be one of Ellewyn's favorite teachers. Thank you for holding the shining light and being able to see her potential during those times when she was less than perfect. She adores you for that, and so do we.
Brigitte Siran
Leonardo Fogliato
Thank you so much for teaching me a lot during the quarantine, I miss you so much and I'm excited for the rest of digital learning.
Brigitte Siran
katrina wheeler
Thank you for being such an amazing teacher. Your love for history and teaching shows. On Back To School night, I remember so many parents commenting that they wished they'd had a teacher like you when they were learning social studies. Thank you!
Brittni Carmichael
The Nicholson Family

Thank you Mrs. Carmichael for continuing to bring your passion, positive energy and dedication to inspire and keep your students engaged learners during this challenging time. We appreciate you!

Brittni Carmichael
Brigitte Byars (and Quinn)
Thank you so much for being such a wonderful and warm teacher. Quinn truly enjoys your classes! I've been listening in occasionally during this online learning period, and I can tell what great connections you have with your students. Thank you so much for everything you do!
Brittni Carmichael
SP
Thank you for the great work you do!
Brittni Carmichael
Kaz Bowers Young Family
Thank you for your dedication to the kids!
Brittni Carmichael
Lauren Yamasaki
Brittni, I miss your big smile and positive attitude lighting up the building! Thank you for being so kind and encouraging to everyone, students and staff alike.
Brittni Carmichael
Jeanette Swafford
Thanks for being such a bright light in the community and so willing to share information - both about Gilkey, and about Sunset. Ellewyn decided to go to St. Mary's so this next year will be our last at Sunset. I do hope that our paths cross again soon!
Brittni Carmichael
Tristin & Jeff Conner
Mrs Carmichael,Lola has loved being in your class because « you get them! » 😉 Lola's favorite subject is math and I know part of that is because of your positivity and encouragement (maybe also because she sees you as a very intelligent female teaching a tough subject). Thank you for your class rules, personable style, and patience. You have helped make a tough year also a positive one! Best to you-
Camille Rueff
David Billeaud
Bravo Camille!
Je suis très impressionné par le travail que tu donnes a tes CP et ta dexterite technologique...Bravo!
Camille Rueff
Laura D.
Your great teaching left a lasting impact on our daughter. Thank you! : )
Camille Rueff
Lauren Yamasaki
Thank you for all of the hard work that you are doing so that our children can continue to learn!
Camille Rueff
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you, Camille, for everything you do for our kids! Your energy and enthusiasm are lovely. Axel begged me to show you his birdhouse :-)
Camille Rueff
Anonymous
The patience you have for your students, especially the ones who struggle to keep up, is truly amazing. You’ve really set the bar high for my expectations from teachers in the years ahead!
Carla Locher
Hudson
Carla is so fun! I love her!
Carla Locher
Deepali Kalia
Thank you, love your story time!
Carole Le Pihive
Anonymous
Carole, you are an amazing teacher. Our child is very responsive to all of your feedback and your insistence upon excellence. Thank you!
Carole Le Pihive
Bonnie Stewart
Merci, Carole! You are so kind and wonderful with our students! Axel misses you. You are a treasure at FAIS!
Carole Le Pihive
Anonymous
You are so great at helping to keep the students organized, motivated, and interested in learning - no small feat. Thank you for all your hard work this year!
Catherine Cohen
Amy
Catherine,Thanks you for your leadership, communication, flexibility and willingness to adapt and take care of both the teachers and the students and families.
Catherine Cohen
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you for your leadership! You are guiding the way for our lower school through these crazy times. I appreciate everything you do for parents and students alike! xo
Catherine Cohen
Wendy Kotila
Thank you, Catherine, for all you do. We appreciate your warm, calm leadership!
Catherine Cohen
Janine and Matt Harris
Dear Catherine, Thank you for building an amazing school. Your attention to hiring, admissions and operations has resulted in a great learning environment and a wonderful culture. Please know that the positive growth you create extends beyond the students to families and the community.
Catherine Cohen
Margo Litwin
Thank you for all that you do. It has been a rough few weeks, and your hard work is appreciated.
Catherine Cohen
Patti Parker
Catherine, thank you for all you've been doing to keep teachers, schooling and children moving along in the best possible way. Such a challenge, we appreciate your leadership and guidance. Warm regards, Brian, Patti, Sophie and Max Parker
Catherine Cohen
Anonymous
Working with you on sub coordinating has been such a pleasant experience; your willingness to help and be involved has made all the difference in an otherwise difficult and sometimes discouraging task. Thank you for being you!
Catherine Cohen, Greg Darling
Gaby V
Thank you for being committed to our beloved school.
Cédric Strapart
Brigitte Macron
Heureusement que vous êtes là!
Cédric Strapart
Bella
Bella loves your LEGO classes! Thank you a lot for hosting them. Stay safe, have a great day! Take care of Nadine for us! Bella missed not being in the classroom with her.
Cédric Strapart
Lauren Yamasaki
Lego, let's go! Aidan has very much enjoyed being a part of your lego classes over the last few years. He enjoys getting a chance to be creative and let his imagination run wild. Thank you for being a part of that.
Cédric Strapart
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you, Cedric, for everything you do for FAIS! Nearly every Lego creation my boys build - they want to show you :-)
Cédric Strapart
Michele Thompson
Cedric has provided such fun and creativity with his lego PM classes and his now online Lego class. My son lives, breathes and dreams Lego. He has loved Lego w Cedric for 4 years , and it means so much to us to have a teacher who encourages all the amazing fun and possibilities of this medium and "gets" this part of their lives. Thank you Cedric!
Cédric Strapart
Anonymous
What a crazy year it has been! As a teacher you have been such an amazing inspiration especially in these difficult times - thank you so much for being one of our students most important mentors. You’re a rock star!
Cédric Strapart, Ralph Medina, Ryan Scheel, Chrissy Beeler
Amanda Michener-Niederman
Thank you for all that you have done for us and the school and for all you continue to do. You are seen. You are valued and most of all you are MISSED!
Céline Sonrel-Berruyer
Bonnie Stewart
Merci, Celine, for everything you do for our students!
Céline Sonrel-Berruyer
Anonymous
We want to express our appreciation for your excellent work caring for our students. Thank you for everything you have done through even your own personal challenges. You are a great team player and a wonderful person - thank you!
Chrissy Beeler
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you for your energy and warmth!
Christiane Seydel
Alexandra Weidler

Liebe Frau Seydel,

Sie sind glaube ich die strengste Lehrerin, die unser Sohn je hatte. Er war am Anfang sehr irritiert über die Disziplin, die Sie tagtäglich einfordern. So etwas kennt er aus Deutschland nicht. Aber nach kurzer Eingewöhnungszeit sind Sie zu seiner Lieblingslehrerin aufgestiegen, da Sie nach seiner Aussage nicht nur streng, sondern auch "fair" und "sehr nett" sind. Vielen Dank für Ihren unermüdlichen Einsatz und Ihren Humor!!! Ich bewundere es sehr, wie gut Sie die "4 Musketiere" im Griff haben... :-)

Christiane Seydel
Sheryl Odems

Dear Frau Seydel,

Thank you for being such an amazing teacher! Eliot is so fortunate to have you not only as his German teacher but as his advisor. Thank you for always seeing Eliot's potential even during those times when he is not as his best! You are one of his favorite teachers and it's easy to see why. Your kindness and sense of humor and your love of teaching and fondness for your students is so apparent to anyone who spends more than a moment speaking with you. You are the best! Happy Teacher Appreciation week!

Christiane Seydel
SP
Thank you for the great work you do!
Christiane Seydel
Minda und Catherine
zu ist ein superstar! EDNA FOREVER!
Christiane Seydel
Petra & Jon
Sie haben es geschafft!Sie sind Alexander's Lieblingslehrerin (ein Geheimnis das nun im Geheimen gelüftet ist).Vielen Dank für Ihre endlose Energie und positive Unterstützung.Die gewählten Themen interessieren ihn sehr.
Christiane Seydel
Anonymous
Thank you for all the things you do to make learning German fun, especially the creative field trips to the market. I love how even our youngest students get to use the skills they are learning in the real world.
Daniel Gomis
Les Barthes
Vive Daniel !
Merci pour ta bonne humeur à la récré et ton soutient pour nos enfants !!! You are the best !
Daniel Gomis
Ergin Family
Thank you so much for making fun basketball practices for our kids -- they really need and enjoy it more than ever.
Daniel Gomis
Nolando (also known as Nolan)
Hi Daniel, I loved playing soccer with you and all of the other soccer guys and after this corona virus\covid 19 thing, I still will!
Daniel Gomis
Maya Broadfoot
Daniel-A big thank you to for your support and friendship towards Callum. He suffered some period of mourning when you left and was so excited her brightened up for days when you returned. You were such a great basketball coach for the boys and they had a great time. Thank you!
Daniel Gomis
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you, Daniel! Both of my boys (plus everyone else, I'm sure) are so happy you're back at FAIS!
Daniel Gomis
Janine Harris (Kai's mom)
Dear Daniel, Kai really enjoys his time with you. Thank you for everything you did to make him feel so welcome at the beginning of the year and a part of the school. And thanks for all that you do for all of the students.
Daniel Gomis
Patti Parker
Sophie loves you and the zoom lunches. Thank you for doing this for the class, it brings them so much joy to see you and their friends! She misses the music and fun you used to have in the classroom together at lunch. So thank you for doing this for the kids, it means alot!
Dave Yeager
Annie johnsongriffin
Dave has such a great positive energy with the kids! Our daughter loves music and to dance (we do it nightly as a family). Dave is always singing and being extra goofy which Elle loves. Every night at dinner she asks us to show her our silly faces and she gets such a kick out of it. :)
Dave Yeager
Saanvi Havelia
Dave, Thank you so much for being that funny teacher who makes kids laugh. Saanvi tells us stories everyday about all the silly funny things you do and how much kids love it. Mixing up fun, music and teaching is an amazing way to teach and you have mastered that art! Thanks again!!
Dave Yeager
Toan Nguyen
Thank you for being Amelia's English and music teacher this past year. She loves playing and singing with you.
Dave Yeager
Eddie Latham
Hi Dave!Thanks for watching me everyday. Hope you get the 1st grade FASCA group again next year... after this COVID crap. Happy appreciation day!
Dave Yeager
Bonnie Stewart
mr music man! thank you for everything you do for these kids and your warmth and dedication!
Dave Yeager
Anonymous
Your patience, upbeat vibe and your staunch belief in each of your students’ ability to achieve great things is greatly appreciated. You are such a beloved teacher by students and parents alike. Thank you!
David Billeaud
Les Barthes
Merci David pour votre engagement envers vos élèves. Ils ont beaucoup de chance de vous avoir ! Bravo ! Je crois que vous êtes maintenant un expert de l'école à distance !!!
David Billeaud
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you for giving my boys a life-long love of birds!
David Billeaud
Arha Suchit
Cher Maître David,Je suis vraiment joyeux que j[?]ai eu toi pour mon maître. J[?]apprends beaucoup quand tu me enseigne. Merci,Arha
David Billeaud
Margo Litwin
Noa is always telling me that she misses being in class because you do such an amazing job making connections. Thank you for being a great teacher who inspires my child and creates an environment of challenge and joy.
David Billeaud
Anonymous
You have make a difference! Because you are dedicated and care about them, you have directed them to trust themselves in all that they do and to become all that they dream. Thank you!
David Olson
Patti Parker
David, thanks for all the awesome music you're bringing into Sophie's life. We loved the Daft Punk and Bill Withers assignments especially. Thanks for all you do, Sophie really likes you!
David Olson
Bella
Thank you so much, we love the recorder karate! It is such a fun way to learn how to play songs on a recorder! Thank you for everything you do! Hope you are staying safe.
David Olson
Rafe Westlund
Dear DavidThanks for providing us with a creative environment to do design and music even online!Rafe
David Olson
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you, David, for keeping music in the hearts of our students!
David Olson
Arha Suchit
Dear David,I really enjoy making music with you. I like the funny tunes you make in Soundtrap. I[?]m glad that I have you as a music teacher.Arha
David Olson
Petra & Jon
Thank you Mr. Olson,your ideas of making music fun and engaging is commendable. We appreciate you.
David Olson
Anonymous
Thank you for all the work that you put into fostering the creativity and imagination of our kids! The musicals and other productions that you facilitate are amazing and a true testament to your abilities as a music teacher to guide our students.
Davy Berruyer
Anonymous
Davy is super cool! He sings the best songs on his guitar.
Davy Berruyer
Deepali Kalia
Friday is a fun day because it's story time with you!
Davy Berruyer
Bonnie Stewart
Thanks for everything you give to the school! My boys have a blast with you.
Davy Berruyer
Anonymous
Thank you for being such a warm and kind teacher to our students and your willingness to help out whenever needed. We truly appreciate all you hard work!
Dayspring Brown
Anonymous

Thank you Dayspring for making the English program work so well for all the reading levels within our grade- that's not an easy task. I can't believe the dedication you have to listen to their work and you do catch all mistakes, so thank you for that too. I'm very happy you joined the teaching side of FAIS!!

Dayspring Brown
Patti Parker
Hi Dayspring, thanks for supporting and encouraging Max's love of stories, reading and spelling. We appreciate all you do for him, both online and back in the school days. Thanks also for your patience and kindness as he tries to navigate the remote learning world.
Dayspring Brown
Laura D.
Thank you for everything you have done to help our daughter to learn and grow this year! : )
Dayspring Brown
Amy
Dayspring, I appreciate everything you do, but especially your way of always listing the positive accomplishments and always suggesting that the children look for ways of seeing how to improve their work without them feeling discouraged, I am trying to learn from this!
Dayspring Brown
Ergin Family
Thank you for being an excellent English teacher for our second graders. We appreciate your time, your patience, and attention to detail to help them develop their English in a multi-lingual environment.
Dayspring Brown
Charles and Jim

Thank you for everything you do! It is wonderful for Marie and Katy to have such a dedicated and caring teacher. Our family appreciates it very much.

Dayspring Brown
Bonnie Stewart
It's always lovely to see you around campus. Thank you for everything you put into our school!
Dayspring Brown
Anonymous
What a whirlwind year! So many crazy things happened this year. Your positive energy, vibrance and contagious smile made your students look forward to going to school and learning new things. Thank you for being such a fantastic teacher!
Delphine Maquet Latham
Lili
Merci Delphine d'être patiente avec moi et de m'aider à grandir et à apprendre.
Delphine Maquet Latham
Eddie
Hi mama. I love you. Eddie
Delphine Maquet Latham
Anonymous
Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the work you do every day. I know we don`t say it enough, but you're the best teacher, our children could possibly have. Thanks!
Denise LeBlond-Steyaert
Alexandra Weidler

Dear Mrs. LeBlond,

thank you for all your voluntary work like being the cross-country trainer or organizing the ski trip. You made a big difference to the kids and your efforts are highly appreciated by the kids and the parents. Besides, you're also a great Science teacher and the baking lab was such a wonderful idea!

Thank you!

Denise LeBlond-Steyaert
Rafael Westlund
Dear Ms LeBlond: Thank you for providing us with a great class even online! I enjoy the class a lot and how you allow us to have fun while learning. Rafe Westlund
Denise LeBlond-Steyaert
Tristin & Jeff Conner
Mrs LeBlond,Thank you so much for being a part of Lola's education these last three years! She has come to enjoy science and has expressed numerous time her luck in having you for a teacher. We are so appreciative of your hard work with her, your patience and contributing to her confidence. You are a gift! Best to you-
Denise LeBlond-Steyaert
Anonymous
Thank you for all of the extra work that you put in every year to make sure that our students have work/life balance. Organizing the ski trip is a huge task that you voluntarily take on, plus the athletics that you coach.
Dylan Howe
Anonymous
Thank you for so often being my hero and helping me with tech issues on the DELF server. I am so glad that you are there to save the day in French and in English!
Elizabeth Serreau
Petra & Jon
Thank you for running the FAIS/Gilkey library! You care about the kids, you promote reading and share every book. You believe in the story, short or long, happy or sad, fiction or non, every word written and stored in your library. Thank you so much for your endless hours in sorting, entering, repairing and sharing your treasures. Danke fuer alles!
Elizabeth Serreau
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you, Elizabeth, for creating such a wonderful space on our campus. A literature refuge for all of our families!
Elizabeth Serreau
Anonymous
Thank you for all of the work you do to keep our library current and well-maintained. You have always been so helpful to me when I needed recommendations for titles.
Elodie Herrmann
Daphne Voutsas
Chère Mme.Herrmann,Vous avez rendu les mathématiques agréables pour moi! J'apprécie tous les efforts que vous faites et votre patience lorsque que je ne comprends pas quelque chose et pour les cours en general. Merci beaucoup!
Elodie Herrmann
Leonardo Fogliato
Thank you so much for teaching me a lot during the quarantine, I miss you so much and I'm excited for the rest of digital learning.
Elodie Herrmann
Anonymous
Thank for everything that you do to help our kids continue their education in French. Teaching math is already difficult, and teaching it in French (or any non-native language for the students) must be even more so. I also appreciate your gentleness; it's a nice contrast to the craziness that is middle school!
Emilie McNeil
Bonnie Stewart
Merci Emilie!The warmth and love you give our littlest students is so appreciated! You are a wonderful welcome to FAIS - a treasure!
Emilie McNeil
Anonymous
The children loved the beautiful classroom decorations, and the warm learning environment you provided. The love and kindness the children showed you and one another was a direct result of your respectful classroom practices. Thank you for being such an awesome teacher!
Emilie McNeil, Mina Badereddine
Rebecca & Justin Christiansen
Thank you Emilie and Mina for your continued support, patience and kindness! You both have made this year such an easy transition for Kellen into school. I am so thankful for your kindness, warmth and dedication to helping out little ones learn and develop. We appreciate the sacrifices you are making to continue to provide remote learning and making it look effortless. Thank you for your dedication to the future generations of our world!
Emily Kincaid
Fernanda
Thank you for always being there to answer our billing questions!
Emily Kincaid
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you Emily! Looking forward to having you back fulltime.
Emily Kincaid
Anonymous
Thank you for everything that you do to keep our finances and billing running smoothly. I also appreciate your patience with me as I have had to learn some of the ins and outs of this.
Emmanuelle Burk
Sheryl Odems

Dear Emmanuelle,

Thank you for all you do for Gilkey and for always being there with support and guidance! Your fondness for the students and commitment to the school is evident to anyone who talks with you for more than a moment. Gilkey is so lucky to have you at its helm!

Emmanuelle Burk
Megan Rutherford
Thank you to Emmanuelle for being so communicative and responsive whenever I reach out. I truly appreciate how seriously you have taken Home Learning with the pandemic and I feel like we are still getting "our money's worth" despite these unprecedented times. I am so sad the students aren't getting to experience the usual last traditions of 8th grade, but I do feel like their education quality has been preserved for the most part and I know that's in no small thanks to you and your leadership.
Emmanuelle Burk
Michele and Rick Cooper
Emmanuelle, thank you so much for all your work and leadership. We can't express how thankful we are that Max is at FAIS . And the commitment everyone at Gilkey is putting into continued learning during COVID is so appreciated. (And we see the marked contrast between his experience and his friends' attending public school- wowza.) A special shout-out to the great videos made for the Gilkey students and families. It's just another example of what a special community FAIS is. Thank you for being there for us.
Emmanuelle Burk
Lea Rivers
Emmanuelle, thank you for your attitude of openness, seeking feedback and learning together. You've shown us the leadership of empathy, flexibility and positive team spirit. It makes a real difference. Lea
Emmanuelle Burk
Franco & Michela
Chere Madame Burk, merci infiniment pour votre excellent travail face a' cette situation sans précédent, ainsi que pour votre soutien avec le partage de ces touchants videos qui nous ont bien remonte' le moral. Ca nous rassure de savoir que notre enfant est dans de si bonnes mains!
Emmanuelle Burk
Jeanette Swafford
Thank you for all of your support, guidance, flexibility and compassion during this very challenging year. I have a lot of gratitude for what you bring to Gilkey and the community. Merci mille fois!
Emmanuelle Burk
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you for your leadership and willingness to work with the Board on Strategic Planning!
Emmanuelle Burk
Daphne Voutsas
Chere Mme Burk, Merci a vous et toute votre equipe pour tout ce que vous faites durant cette periode particulierement difficile. Nous vous en sommes tres reconnaissants.
Emmanuelle Burk
Tristin & Jeff Conner
Thank you for the many ways you advocate for and encourage our children! We are all blessed to have sent our children on amazing trips, been exposed to an international viewpoint, and our children having acquired at least one new language. We will miss this village!!
Emmanuelle Burk
Petra & Jon
Thank you for being the strong backbone during this new challenge! We appreciate your endless hours of answering our questions, being there for us and finding ways to make online learning easier for the kids. You are simply wonderful!
Emmanuelle Burk
Margo Litwin
Thank you for all that you do! It has been a tough few weeks and your hard work is appreciated.
Emmanuelle Burk
katrina wheeler
Thank you for doing such an incredible job with the online learning. I know it hasn't been easy and we've all had to adjust but I continue to be so impressed with what Gilkey is doing, particularly when I hear what parents at other schools are experiencing.
Emmanuelle Burk
Anonymous
You are the best Middle School Head we could ever ask for! You care so much about the students, the staff, and the families, and it shows! Gilkey would not be the same without you.
Emmanuelle Burk, Daniel Gomis, Jenny Lopez-Vazquez, Thierry Anne, Brigitte Siran
Juliana Gellman
Thank you for all the time and energy you dedicate to the school, and educating our youth!
Cheers, The Gellman Family
Erika Sanchez
Lauren Yamasaki
Erika, thank you for everything you do to help keep the school clean and beautiful. I miss seeing you around campus, both when we were aides and since then.
Erika Sanchez
Petra & Jon
We very much appreciate your endless hours of hard work!Thank you!
Evelyn Farez
Anonymous
Thank you for all the work that you do to support our Lower School; our teachers couldn't do their jobs without you. When school is back in session, I hope to see you in the blonde princess fairy outfit that brought so many smiles to so many faces.
FAIS
Anonymous
To the teachers and staff at FAIS: Thank you for your care, creativity, and dedication on behalf of our children. Thank you for everything you do! They miss you during these times at home!
FAIS
Bella
To FAIS, Thank you so much for letting us stay safe while doing school from home. Although we are not in classes and we are been missing out friends at least we still have a school and we are still learning.
FAIS
Hanny Tan and Arun Kuchela
Thank you FAIS and Gilkey Staff for all that each of you do. You have been an instrumental part in forming our child/teen for the past 11 years!
FAIS
Gina Herrmann Mike Westlund Rafa Westlund
Dear Teachers, facilities staff, aides and Middle school teachers: We are so very thankful to you all for a truly champion job at moving smoothly to a rigorous, compassionate on line educational format. We are fortune to be part of this community. Our son is thriving still, even under these straining circumstances. You are champion! Gina HerrmannMike WestlundRafa Westlund
FAIS
Noah G.
Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to continue our education online and giving us the support that we need!
FAIS
Ranaj
To all, Thank you for your dedication and efforts for all the students. We are very grateful and we appreciate all that you do.
FAIS
Deepali Kalia
Appreciate all that you are doing to keep this remote learning successful.
FAIS
Todd, Shannon and Inari Watkins
Dear Middle School Teachers, Administrative Staff, Facilities Staff and Extracurricular Aides, We would like to express our sincere appreciation for all that each of you do to make Gilkey International Middle School so incredible. Our family has recognized your commitment and dedication to providing an outstanding middle school experience previously, but it is even more evident now during these unprecedented circumstances. Thank you for all that you do to provide a well-rounded and unique education for your students.With our gratitude and appreciation for all that you do,Todd, Shannon and Inari Watkins
FAIS
Ted Wheeler
I want to thank all of the teachers, staff and administrators for being so flexible and resourceful during this pandemic. Our school was among the first institutions to acknowledge the need to do things quickly with great innovation. Our teachers have been nearly heroic in adapting to a new online teaching platform. As a result, all of our kids are benefiting. Thank you to the staff and administration for your exceptional work during this challenging time. All of us are proud of your efforts!
FAIS
Jane Gauger
Hi wonderful teachers and amazing staff & administrators! We are grateful for your hard work, determination, and good humor. It's not easy having school remotely and we know it's especially difficult for all of you since you have your own families to care for. We hope you feel all the appreciation that the school community feels for you right now. Our student cannot wait to see all of you and his friends again at school.Thank you!
The Gauger Family
Françoise Coulon-Lantz
EmmAnuel Macron
Heureusement que vous êtes là!
Françoise Coulon-Lantz
Anna Xenokrati
Dear Françoise,Thank you for being the teacher that you are! This year has been such a wonderful learning journey. I'm grateful that Elli has the fortune to be your student. You love teaching and you love children. We miss you.
Françoise Coulon-Lantz
Anonymous
The loving ways of teachers like you are the difference between teaching and educating. Thanks for teaching our children, educating them and empowering them. Classrooms can survive without iPads and computers, but never without inspirational teachers. Thank you for being the irreplaceable teacher that you are.
Françoise Metens
Laura D.
Your great teaching left a lasting impact on our daughter. Thank you! : )
Françoise Metens
Lili
Merci Françoise de vraiment prendre le temps d'apprendre à me connaître. Avec j'ai appris à compter à plus de cent. J'apprend à lire. Je connais mes continents. Je m'épanouie. Et par dessus tout je garde l'esprit ouvert et curieux par rapport au monde qui m'entoure.
Françoise Metens
Bonnie Stewart
Merci Francoise! Thank you for the warmth and support you give to our students!
Françoise Metens
Anonymous
We want you to know that you make a real difference in your students’ lives. We appreciate you - thank you for everything that you do!
Gabrielle Esbeck
Annie Johnsongriffin
Gabrielle is a breath of fresh air! This was our daughters first year at FAIS and Gabrielle made the transition super easy. Every morning Elle would be so excited to go to school and always asked If she could play a little bit longer. Even though school in the classroom was cut short this year we are beyond thankful to have been in Gabrielles room!
Gabrielle Esbeck
Lili
un an plus tard, je garde un souvenir merveilleux de mon année dans ta classe. MERCI Gabrielle !!
Gabrielle Esbeck
Saanvi Havelia
Gabrielle, You are the best teacher we could have ever asked for our little girl. She loves you to the core and misses you everyday. You worked like a magician and transformed her anxiety about school into excitement for school. You are truly the best. Saanvi made a card for you but we got late in mailing it to room parent. We will send a pic of that to you. Thank you from the bottom of our heart. We love you!!
Gabrielle Esbeck
Lara and the Rajamani family
Teacher Gabrielle, thank you for all you do from the bottom of our hearts. Lara adores and respects you and we miss your lovely classroom terribly. Hope to connect with you again very soon. Here is to an amazing teacher!
Gabrielle Esbeck
Hudson
Gabrielle is so great! I miss her and love her!
Gabrielle Esbeck
Toan Nguyen
Thank you for being an amazing teacher and role model to the kids. You caring and compassion is always noticed even if we don't say it out loud.
Gabrielle Esbeck
Anonymous
It’s not always easy for parents to leave their kids at school, but seeing what a ball they are having makes it a breeze – and we have you to thank for that. The activities you plan, the room you decorate, the friendships you help foster – it’s helping our students believe that school is fun, which is so incredibly important. Thank you!
Gilkey Teachers
Nancy Langan
Gilkey Teachers- You are such a fantastic group of hard working teachers! Thank you for all you do- we know it's a lot!!
Gilkey Teachers
Anonymous
We would like to thank Gilkey and all its wonderful teachers and administrators for their outstanding support and hard work during this particularly challenging time. We are also grateful for the wonderful years our son(s) have had at the school, both FAIS and Gilkey. Thank you for providing our kids with rich learning experiences and preparing them for the next step in their educational lives.
Giulia Agostoni
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you for always being warm and welcoming to parents and students alike!
Gloria Widdows
Daphne Voutsas
Querida Gloria,Aprecio los esfuerzos que pones en cada clase. ¡Tus clases son muy divertidas!¡Gracias por todos sus esfuerzos! ¡Te echaré de menos el año que viene!
Gloria Widdows
Anonymous
I miss the sunshine that you bring with you everywhere you go! I cannot wait to see it again when school resumes.
Graciana Loya Mena
Lauren Yamasaki
Graciana, thank you for all that you do keep our campus clean and beautiful. It cannot be easy cleaning up after us.
Graciana Loya Mena
Pera & Jon
Thank you for working so hard!
Greg Darling
Eddie
Hi Mister D, I liked playing baseball with you.
Greg Darling
Christine Chang
Hi Greg, just another thanks to you (and to Jeff) from the Samuels family for keeping our third graders entertained and working hard. You have been doing such a great job of keeping Mackenzie engaged remotely. We appreciate the individual feedback and time that you provide, which means so much to her. Thank you thank you thank you!!
Greg Darling
The Jones Family
We love your wacky hair Wednesday's!! Thank you for everything you have been doing to help us during this times of uncertainty. We truly appreciate you and thank you again for your help with the owl pallets and making it work for everyone.
Greg Darling
Bonnie Stewart
Mr D! Always a favorite! What you do for the school and these kids is nothing short of amazing. I will always be grateful for your work with Oskars and general prowess on the T-ball field.
Greg Darling
Michele Thompson
Mr. D: the man, the legend. We heard about him long before we were in 3rd grade, and he is worth the wait and exceeds expectations. Thank you, Mr. D, for your creativity, humor, kindness and devotion to teaching these 3rd graders. Thank you for wearing wigs and awesome T shirts in your videos. Thank you for telling our kids to turn off the screens and get outside. Thank you for caring about their young developing minds. Thank you for recognizing the exceptional things about each kid, and encouraging it to them, and their parents. Thank you for the all the time, work and big efforts in this online curriculum. And, the science-lab-grab-bag!! The kids and the parents love you.
Greg Darling
Tristin & Jeff Conner
Thank you Greg for your positive influence and approachability to our elementary level children! Lola always held your presence and kindness close. Your imprint on her means more than you know! We will miss seeing you!
Greg Darling
Emilio
Thank you for being a great teacher. you are very nice and I think you are one of the best teachers I ever had.
Greg Darling
Anonymous
Woo-hoo! Another great albiet crazy school year has come to an end. You have a special knack for keeping the kids motivated and excited about learning new things - thanks for being YOU!
Guy Martelet
Laura D.
Thank you for great art instruction! : )
Guy Martelet
Ergin Family
There is no substitute for inspiring kids with fun art projects. Thank you so much for putting together great ideas to keep them engaged in imagining.
Guy Martelet
Lauren Yamasaki
Thank you for fostering the creativity and artistic expression in our kids! Aidan very much enjoys the projects you have come up with.
Guy Martelet
Bonnie Stewart
Merci, Guy! Both of my boys LOVE art with Guy. FAIS is so lucky to have you!
Guy Martelet
Arha Suchit
Cher Guy, Je pense que tu est un très bon artiste. J[?]aime beaucoup les arts que on fais dans ton classe. Les projets d[?]arts sont vraiment artistique.Merci,Arha
Guy Martelet
Anonymous
We hope that you know what a wonderful teacher you are! We certainly do, and we appreciate your creativity and the way that you inspire our students more than words can say. Please keep being yourself and doing what you do!
Heidi Thistle
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you, Mrs T, for your amazing support of our kids! Your can-do attitude and bright smile are always a joy. Oskars had a great year with you!
Heidi Thistle
Arha Suchit
Dear Mrs.T, You are a great teacher! You teach me a lot of interesting stuff that I don't know about. I glad to have you as my English teacher. Arha
Heidi Thistle
Margo Litwin
Thank you for all of your hard work during this difficult time. I can't wait to see how this virtual Oregon Trail goes....!
Heidi Thistle
Anonymous
Your teaching methods and strategies really connect with the children. They feel empowered and successful, and they’re motivated to reach new heights. Thank you also for being so patient and kind. The kids grew leaps and bounds this year, and we have you to thank!
Hugo Sanchez
Lauren Yamasaki
Hugo, thank you for everything that you do both during the year and during the summer. My son still adores you and misses following you around.
Hugo Sanchez
Petra & Jon
You rock!Thank you for your hard work!
Jackson Jarman-Miller
Eddie
Hi Jackson, I like saying hi to you and running fast under the pavilion every morning. I miss it.
Jackson Jarman-Miller
Annie Johnsongriffin
Elle loves the attention she receives from Jackson every morning. He makes it a point to smile, wave and say good morning to her. It really makes her day!
Jackson Jarman-Miller
Saanvi Havelia
Jackson,Thanks for being that person who fixes everything that's broken. Anytime and everytime we need to fix something at home, Saanvi's reaction is "oh Jackson knows this" :) Thank you for making school functional and building such fond friendship with kids!
Jackson Jarman-Miller
Hudson
Jackson is my pal! Thank you for being great!
Jackson Jarman-Miller
Lauren Yamasaki
Jackson, you are the oil that keeps the engine of our school running smoothly! Thank you for the millions of things you do to ensure our campus is safe, clean, and in working order.
Jackson Jarman-Miller
Deepali Kalia
Missing your morning smiles and waves!
Jackson Jarman-Miller
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you for keeping things running smoothly around campus! plus Magic PM class was a hit! Oskars hopes you do it again next year!
Jackson Jarman-Miller
Petra & Jon
Thank you very much for all your hard work!
Jackson Jarman-Miller, Vanessa Belenski, Nadine Zaouk-Strapart
Gaby.V
Thank you for your hard work in this unique time. It takes a big heart to do what you are doing.
Jeff Luther
Megan Rutherford
I love how adaptive and creative Mr. Luther is. He really adjusts for his students and accommodates and appreciates his students' individuality and learning styles. Thank you Mr. Luther!
Jeff Luther
Kaz Bowers Young Family
Thank you for your dedication to the children. We love the practice of a poem a day!
Jeff Luther
Anonymous
You are the man with the plan! Thank you for being so organized and a great resource for problem-solving.
Jennifer Cappalonga
Lauren Yamasaki
I miss sharing office space with you and being able to chat with you every day! I loved laughing with you, sharing stories with you, and working together to solve problems. Thank you for being there not only to support our students academically, but to support us as well!
Jennifer Cappalonga
Tristin and Jeff
Thank you for your help with Lola. She has found your help valuable and encouraging!
Jenny Lopez-Vazquez
Lauren Yamasaki
I miss seeing you in the MS building every evening! Thank you for making sure that our building stays beautiful.
Jenny Lopez-Vazquez
Petra & Jon
Thank you very much for all you do!
Jérôme Poncet
The Jones Family
Thank you for helping us coordinate the use of a classroom for tutoring!
Jérôme Poncet
Bonnie Stewart
Merci, Jerome! Your support and caring for our students makes me so proud to be part of the FAIS community.
Jérôme Poncet
Anonymous
Thank you for all the work you do to support our students in Lower School. And also for waking up at the crack of dawn every day to welcome the bus.
Joanne Springer
Anonymous
We appreciate all of your hard work, and the positive learning environment you bring to our students. Thank you!
Jonathan Mascaut
Bonnie Stewart
Jonathan - thank you for everything you do for the school. Your commitment to the students shines through and I am continually impressed by your dedication. We are so lucky that you lead our extracurriculars!
Jonathan Mascaut
Anonymous
Thank you for being the guiding light for all of the programs that our kids love so much. FASCA, recess, PM class, ACE weeks, and summer camps are the favorite parts of the day/year for most of our students, and they wouldn't exist without you.
Joy Zias
Anonymous
Thank you for being such a wonderful and loving preschool teacher. You make going to school fun and exciting! The students time with you is fueled with a sense of wonder and amazement about our world. With the reasoning, motor, academic and social skills they are learning, they have grown and blosomed while soaking up new information and experiences like little sponges. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and a fantastic year!
Julie Duffield
Anonymous
Thank you to Ms. Duffield for always going the extra mile to make sure our son stayed on track and grasped the material. No doubt he will be well prepared for what's ahead.
Julie Duffield
The Barthes
Thank you for making maths super fun for some kids and bearable (but still fun) to other kids. Thank you for your dedication and patience to the students !
Julie Duffield
Rafael Westlund
Dear Ms Duffield: Thank you for providing us with a great class even online! Thanks for tutoring me before and for helping me when I have trouble understanding concepts. Rafe Westlund
Julie Duffield
Minda and Catherine
Thank you for continuing to support and challenge our kids!
Julie Duffield
Jeanette Swafford
Thank you for being a guiding light for my daughter this year. It was rough! You were steady and strong and she was able to find her way back to math and a centered approach to her studies. She'll be ready for next year!
Julie Duffield
Maya Broadfoot
Julie-A big thank you for your support of Beatriz this year- both as a teacher and for completing her math teacher assessment... and overall for just being an awesome human. I love you lots. Thanks,Maya
Julie Duffield
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you for making connections with your students! (I recently heard a heart-warming story of you and some young alumni)
Julie Duffield
Bonnie Stewart
you're da best...even though you let your son text me randomly. heehee, xoxo
Julie Duffield
Petra & Jon
Mrs. Duffield, you are a great teacher! You never give up, don't leave any child behind and always draw the best out of every child.Thank you for teaching Alexander. He will always look positively back to your lessons.
Julie Duffield
katrina wheeler
Thank you for being a great teacher!
Julie Duffield
Margo Litwin
Thank you for all that you do. I love watching Avery tackle her math every day.Thank you for making our home into a classroom during this difficult time!
Karen Wolfe
Anonymous
Thank you for the countless hours you spend researching and vetting software, apps, database systems, etc., for us to use as tools! And for educating us on how to use them! Any time we have a need, you find a way to satisfy it.
Karine Lebail
The Nicholson Family

Muchas Gracias Mrs. Lebail! We appreciate you and your continued dedication to your student's learning and well being especially during these challenging times. Thank you for all you do!

Karine Lebail
SP
Thank you for the great work you do!
Karine Lebail
Petra & Jon
Thank you, Mrs. Lebail for being a great teacher and student advisor. You always have a kind word and make the students and parents you touch smile.
Karine Lebail
Anonymous
Thank you for all the hard work you've put into your first year at our school. Jumping into a new job is hard, and you've done it so well!
Kate Sandgren
Patti Parker
Kate, thanks for being a friendly, warm, kind, approachable and reachable part of our world. We appreciate all you do to help enroll and on board us new families!
Kate Sandgren
Nancy
Me miss you. Hope you and Max are well. Wedding will happen! Big hugs, Nancy
Kate Sandgren
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you, Kate, for all of your hard work bringing new families to our school!
Kate Sandgren
Anonymous
Kate, thank you for all the work you do to support the admissions process! This year has been a little more challenging than most, with the new phone system requiring new document design/printing and the beginning of virtual open houses, but you are rocking it!
Katherine Metz
Laura D.
Thank you for always being so kind and caring to all of the students! : )
Katherine Metz
Amy
Katherine, thanks so much for your fun yet purposeful leadership in helping the children keep up their connections with their class and add some extra fun to the online experience!
Katherine Metz
Ergin Family
Thank you for your very kind attitude towards our children and fun activities after school -- you help making those enjoyable hours.
Katherine Metz
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you for your time and commitment to our kids, Katherine!
Katherine Metz
Patti Parker
Max loves you and the zoom lunches. Thank you for doing this for the class, it brings them so much joy to see you and their friends! He misses the music and fun you used to have in the classroom together at lunch. So thank you for doing this for the kids, it means alot!
Katherine Metz
Lauren Yamasaki
Finger guns forever! Thanks for connecting with Aidan and for having a game that the two of you can share.
Katherine Metz, Dayspring Brown
Elena Frankel
I miss you!
Käthlin Gabaldon
Bonnie Stewart
Kathlin -thank you for everything you do for the school! Our students love you and I, personally, love all the IB education. We are so lucky to have you in our community!
Käthlin Gabaldon
Anonymous
You didn’t just educate our kids, you teach them the importance of education. You are kind and considerate, and play a key role in molding our students into becoming good human beings. TWe are grateful to you - thank you so much!
Kathy Fleener
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you for everything you do for the school! You are a true leader and do so much for our parents and students.
Katia Lane
Hudson
Katia is the nicest teacher! I love her! Katia is amazing!
Katia Lane
Deepali Kalia
I am learning French every morning with you, Emma and Akhil. My favorite is your intro song and Madame Chussette:)
Katia Lane
Anonymous
Your kind ways bring out the best in each of your students. We appreciate you more than words can express - thank you for being a fantastic teacher!
Kellie Jordan
Hudson
Kellie is super special! She is so nice!
Kellie Jordan
Anonymous
Thank you for your positive energy, vibrance and smile. Our littles ones are so lucky to have you!
Kelly Chen
The Nicholson Family

xiexie ni Kelly Laoshi for your hard work and dedication to keeping your students engaged and spirits up during these challenging times. We appreciate you!

Kelly Chen
Megan Rutherford
I am so appreciative of Kelly's teaching style and professionalism. I wish my daughter could have had her all 3 years as she just seems so excited and motivated to learn Mandarin under her supervision. Knowing a second language is such a gift and I thank her for bringing that to our daughter.
Kelly Chen
Jeanette Swafford
Thank you for being the steady force in Ellewyn's learning this year. At times, it has been a bumpy road. I think that she is ready to launch out of this small peer group. She loves Chinese (even though she may not always act that way in class). We appreciate your keeping class interesting and engaging, even when the lure of an international trip has been stripped away by circumstance. We hope to be in touch as Ellewyn's learning continues. Warmest wishes and thank you again!
Kelly Chen
Anonymous
I miss chatting with you while cutting out flash cards or laminating! Thank you for taking the time to handmake so many resources for our kids.
Laura Birshan
Laurel Hansen
Thank you for all you do! You have been so accessible throughout the year with my questions and concerns. You are appreciated!
Laura Birshan
Anonymous
Thank you for all of your behind-the-scenes work for the programs that our students enjoy so much! Managing the registrations that come pouring in at all times of the year is a daunting task, but you do it so seamlessly!
Laura Birshan, Chrissy Beeler, Tony Sanchez, Sébastien Arial, Ron Thomas
Anonymous
Thank you so much for all the work and care! You are the best!!
Laurence Le Mercier
Dan Bedell
Thanks for being such a wonderful teacher for Ravi. He adores you..
Laurence Le Mercier
Danielle Hosmer
"Thank you" does not even cover how much you are appreciated! We are so grateful that you stepped into our classroom this year. Your energy, enthusiasm, and expertise are appreciated more than any words can express! You are an integral part of what makes FAIS so special :)
Laurence Le Mercier
Toan Nguyen
Amelia loves having you as a teacher and we were so happy to have received some of your time early in the school year.
Laurence Le Mercier
Bonnie Stewart
Merci, Laurence! I had heard many parents say how much they loved you and now this year we were lucky enough to experience it. Your support and encouragement, plus endless energy, are amazing. And with our littlest TPS students last year... what a great introduction to FAIS! Thank you for all that you have given this school!
Laurence Le Mercier
Anonymous
A million thanks for a wonderful school year. Thanks for stepping up to the plate when you were needed - your dedication to our students is always appreciated!
Lauren Sinclair
SP
Thank you for the great work you do!
Lauren Sinclair
Minda and Catherine
Thank you for continuing to support and challenge our kids!
Lauren Sinclair
Anonymous
I appreciate how involved you are in so many aspects of our school life. In the classroom, as a tutor, and as a mentor for extracurricular activities, you give so much to our students!
Lauren Yamasaki
Zach Laney

I've always (quietly) had so much respect for what you do and how you do it. You have the unique ability to meet urgency, complexity, and unpredictability with the right balance of diligence, perspective, and humor. Thank you, and sorry for not voicing this sooner!

Lauren Yamasaki
Michele, Rick and Max Cooper
Lauren, thanks for ALL you do! We appreciate you.
FAIS / Gilkey is such a special community and school.
Thanks for being there for us.
Lauren Yamasaki
The Byars family
Lauren,
Thank you for always being helpful and upbeat. You've greatly contributed to our time at Gilkey (4th year for our family now) being such a great experience.
Lauren Yamasaki
Jeanette Swafford
Thank you Lauren for your support during the year. You have important insights to add and ideas to share. You keep it all going at Gilkey!
Lauren Yamasaki
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you, Lauren, for all you do for the school! (although we never see you anymore - locked up in that beautiful new building)
Lauren Yamasaki
Voutsas
Chere Lauren,A l'approche de cette fin d'annee pas comme les autres, nous voulions vous dire toute notre reconnaissance pour votre gentillesse et votre aide avec nos enfants, Alexander et Daphne, au cours des annees passees a FAIS. Nous vous souhaitons une bonne continuation et garderons en memoire de bons souvenirs de l'ecole grace aux personnes comme vous qui sont devouees au bien-etre et a l'apprentissage des enfants.
Lauren Yamasaki
Tristin & Jeff Conner
Thank you for keeping track of and aiding our children during the middle school years. What a bonus to discover you were the temporary owner of a scientific calculator!
Lauren Yamasaki
katrina wheeler
Thank you, Lauren, for all your help throughout the year!
Lisa Johnson
Christine
Lisa, I feel so fortunate that you joined the FAIS leadership team - you have made such a huge impact in such a short period of time. Thank you for your dedication and hard work!
Lisa Johnson
Bonnie Stewart
We are so glad you're here at FAIS! Thank you for whipping our books into shape and putting in all the extra hours during this financially insecure time!
Louise Kausche
Anonymous
Thank you for all of the hard work that you put in to ensure that all of our employees get paid every month, and that our bills get paid as well. I don't think people realize how much paperwork and data you have to sift through on a continuous basis, but I know that it's a challenge. I appreciate everything you do for all of us.
Marion Rosier
Sheryl Odems

Dear Madame Rosier,

Thank you being such an amazing teacher! You bring the perfect mix of high expectations, kindness and humor to your teaching. Both Kate and Eliot are better students and human beings for having had you as their teacher and they both have such fondness for you! Thank you for always seeing Eliot's potential through all the craziness that is Eliot and for always encouraging and supporting Kate academically and personally. Kate loved seeing you this morning at book pick-up and to this day still remarks that you are one of her favorite teachers! She still fondly recalls the witty banter and fun between Madame Siran and you when your classes were adjacent and remarks how she felt that you were not only a great teacher but deeply cared for your students on a personal level (she still finds it so much fun that you always showed such delight about Jacob and her dating and that you continue to do so to this day). You really are the best! Happy Teacher Appreciation week!

Marion Rosier
Margo Litwin
Thank you for all that you do! You have helped transform our house into a classroom. Merci beaucoup.
Marion Rosier
Anonymous
Merci Marion pour ton dévouement et ton travail pour les élèves !!!
Marion Rosier
Rafael Westlund
Chere Mme Rosier
Merci pour etre ma professeur et pour nous apprendre beaucoup!
Rafa Westlund
Marion Rosier
Minda and Catherine
Thank you for continuing to support and challenge our kids!
Marion Rosier
Jeanette Swafford
I appreciate how much you care about the students. You were so helpful this year when Ellewyn encountered some challenging situations with her peer group. She has such a soft spot for you and Mme Siran and loves your friendship. I think that it is a model for her, about how to be in relationship with a friend. She sees the laughter and connection and wants that for herself. I do think that it has helped her step away from toxic friends this year, and for that, I'm incredibly grateful. We will miss you next year! Thank you for all that you do!
Marion Rosier
Leonardo Fogliato
Thank you so much for teaching me a lot during the quarantine, I miss you so much and I'm excited for the rest of digital learning.
Marion Rosier
katrina wheeler
Thank you for being a great teacher. I appreciate that you hold our students to a high standard that has continued throughout this really difficult period. It means a lot for the kids (and the parents) to have a sense of routine right now and it is re-assuring to know that our kids are not missing out on educational opportunity while at home. Gilkey kids are so lucky to go to such an extraordinary school with such amazing teachers.
Marion Rosier
Anonymous
I appreciate that balance of firmness and caring that you bring to both the classroom and life in general. I love that behind the seemingly straight-laced and proper lady there is a silly, funny person who can make even the most anxious person smile.
Mary Le
Bonnie Stewart
It's always nice to see your smiling face. Thank you for everything you do for the school!
Mary Le
Anonymous
Thank you for all of the work that you do so that our employees can be taken care of. We wouldn't have the amazing benefits that we do without you, nor could we even have our jobs without you.
Matthew Young
Sheryl Odems

Dear Mr. Young,

Thank you for being such a calm, encouraging, patient and inspiring presence in the classroom, both physical and virtual! Eliot has really enjoyed having you as a teacher this year! While he has always loved reading, I can see him developing a greater interest in writing this year, which in no small part I am sure, is due to your guidance and support. Happy Teacher Appreciation week!

Matthew Young
Megan Rutherford
Thank you so much to Mr. Young for your kindness and openness with your students, especially the book nerds among them. ;) Our daughter is so much better for your teaching and thank you for really appreciating her for being herself. She may be quiet, but you never held that against her and she gained so much confidence in herself in your class. Thank you!
Matthew Young
SP
Thank you for the great work you do!
Matthew Young
Anonymous
I appreciate how you stop by for no other reason than to say hello and maintain a connection. So often we only communicate with each other when we need something. I miss seeing your face in my window.
Max Heine
Eddie Latham
Hi Max,Thanks for watching me everyday. I miss you a lot and hopefully we can hang out again next year!!!!
Max Heine
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you, Max! Axel has a great time with you!
Max Heine
Anonymous
Thank you for taking care of Aidan after school for the first part of the year, and now for helping him socialize through Zoom. He says, "Hi," because he misses you.
Melanie Hindman
Patti Parker
Thanks Melanie for all the joy and music you bring into Max's life. He really loves having you as his music teacher!
Melanie Hindman
Laura D.
Thank you for great music instruction! : )
Melanie Hindman
Ergin Family
We have you to thank for inspiring our kids with music. Thank you for being so patient with them. Your efforts really make a difference, please keep up the wonderful work!
Melanie Hindman
Hudson
Melanie is so much fun! She makes me laugh and smile!
Melanie Hindman
Lauren Yamasaki
Aidan loves all of the creative activities that you are preparing for him. It's so nice for him to be excited about something. Your videos are amazing and we are so lucky to have someone who is investing so much time and energy into her work.
Melanie Hindman
Deepali Kalia
Your energy and love for all things creative is adorable 😍
Melanie Hindman
Bonnie Stewart
Music with Melanie is a highlight of the week! Thank you for everything you do for our school. Both students and parents love your spirit and musical soul.
Melanie Hindman
Anonymous
Thank you for being such a fantastic teacher! Your positive energy, vibrance and contagious smile made your students look forward to going to school and learning new things. You ROCK! (pun intended)
Michaella Joseph
Lea Rivers
Thank you for your warmth and smile at the front desk. The front desk is always the face of the school and it's always nice to see you there!
Michaella Joseph
Bonnie Stewart
It's so nice to see your smiling face at the front desk each day! Thank you for everything you do for FAIS.
Michaella Joseph
Anonymous
I miss seeing your bright, beautiful smile first thing every morning! The positive energy that you bring to our school is always needed, and I am so happy that you are the face the school; we couldn't ask for a better one!
Middle School Teachers and Staff
Kim and Wael Wehbe
Middle school teachers and staff- Thank you for your time and dedication to the students! Your efforts during this difficult time are really appreciated! We miss "normal" school!
Mike Potter
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you, Mike, for keeping things running smoothly at school!
Mike Potter
Anonymous
Thank you for working so hard to make sure that all of our technology (without which we would be completely LOST) is functional and up-to-date! Additionally, I love the humor that you bring to your communications and to our meetings...it's always nice to have a reason to smile, even if we're in the middle of a tech crisis!
Mina Badereddine
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you for everything you do for the school! The little ones love you!
Mina Badereddine
Anonymous
Mina, your smile and positivity are infectious! I am so happy that you are a part of our community...j'adore!
Minda McCandless
The Nicholson Family

Thank you Mrs. McCandless for your positive energy and dedication to your student's well being and learning during these challenging times. We appreciate you!

Minda McCandless
Megan Rutherford
Thank you Ms. McCandless for all the awesome projects and experiences you brought to your classes. They truly got to experience some very unique and influential things in your class, and some of my daughter's most fond memories were part of your classes. Thank you!
Minda McCandless
Christiane Seydel
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much (Helen Keller). Thanks for your continue support and ingenuity, your resilience and your passion. Love working with you!
Minda McCandless
Jeanette Swafford
Minda, Ellewyn will miss your calm, centered teaching style but I will definitely miss these incredible videos! No matter what happens, you have to continue your theatrical career. It is uplifting and inspirational for all of us!
Minda McCandless
Anonymous
Not only are you an excellent teacher, but you are one of the most caring and kind people that I know! I love how you always try to do little, surprise things to cheer people up or help them out. Even when we're all stressed out and overwhelmed, you take the time to create inspirational videos for our community. When community members are having a hard time, you jump in to offer aid in some form or other. Your generosity of spirit is most appreciated by all.
Molly Hamill
Nancy Sims

Hi Molly!

We are all thinking of you here at home and hope that you are close with all the men in your house!Please stay well and know that we appreciate you so much!

Kindest regards,

Nancy, Ted, Margot & Normand

Molly Hamill
Patti Parker
Molly, thank you for all the fun and inspiring science you've been doing with our kids. Both Sophie and Max have been enjoying learning from you, remotely and in person. Thanks for all you do. Patti, Brian, Sophie & Max Parker
Molly Hamill
Fernanda and Bella
Oh gosh! It was fascinating how you and Mr D prepared the owl pellets for the students to take them home safe! Super fun activity! Thank you!!!
Molly Hamill
Ergin Family
We are so grateful to you for teaching our child science this year. They are so lucky to be able to reason about science early on and learn how world around them works under your guidance.
Molly Hamill
Arha Suchit
Dear Molly, I have learnt a lot of science topics from you. You are a nice Science teacher. Arha
Molly Hamill
Anonymous
Aidan loves your class so much! And I love how excited he gets about learning science with you! Thank you for all of the things you do to get our students engaged in the world around them.
Nadia Radji
Lili
Merci d'être un véritable rayon de soleil, Nadia! J'apprend tellement de choses avec toi.
Nadia Radji
Ergin Family
Thank you so much for your care and attention. We are grateful to have you as our kids teacher this year.
Nadia Radji
Hudson
Nadia is my aunt! Not really but I love her!!
Nadia Radji
Bonnie Stewart
Merci, Nadia! Thank you for loving and supporting all of our students!
Nadia Radji
Anonymous
Thank you. You have made a great difference for all of our children. Because you care so much about them, you have directed them to trust themselves in all that they do and to become all that they dream.
Nadine Zaouk-Strapart
Christine and Eric Samuels
Merci Nadine, so much for all of the encouragement and support that you provide to Mackenzie. She literally lights up whenever she receives your hears your voice and constructive feedback! We appreciate your dedication and hard work, especially during these unusual and difficult circumstances. Merci merci merci!
Nadine Zaouk-Strapart
The Jones Family
What can we say about teacher Nadine? She is our super hero, man! Teacher Nadine has always gone above and beyond for her students and we are very grateful that she is Bella's teacher. Thank you for being awesome!
Nadine Zaouk-Strapart
Kamila
Thank you Nadine for all the schooling and big thanks for quick feedback to the kids.
Nadine Zaouk-Strapart
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you, Nadine! You are a treasure at FAIS and we appreciate everything you do for our kids and families!
Nadine Zaouk-Strapart
Tristin & Jeff Conner
Chère Nadine, Merci d'avoir contenir de l'humour dans votre classe. Lola avait toujours de bons souvenirs de l'année avec vous! Même aujourd'hui vous êtes une de ses enseignantes préférées de FAIS. Bon été! Cordialement,
Nadine Zaouk-Strapart
Anonymous
Thank you so much for your skilled teaching and patience. You’re one of those very special teachers that in the future students will look back and remember with fondness and appreciation.
Nathalie Debrun-Sittler
The Jones Family
Thank you for being a great partner to teacher Nadine and Mr. D!
Nathalie Debrun-Sittler
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you, Nathalie, for all the love and support you provide to your students and their families. We will always treasure Oskar's 3rd year with you!(I mistakenly wrote your message to the other Nathalie! whoops!)
Nathalie Debrun-Sittler
Michele Thompson
We love how engaged and invested Nathalie is with her students. The efforts and product of the online curriculum is outstanding, and it is so obvious that Nathalie has poured her heart and soul into it. Our child, Thompson Starr, loves and respects Nathalie and likes on-line school and school in general because of this. Thank you so much Nathalie!
Nathalie Debrun-Sittler
Emilio
Nathalie, Merci beaucoup pour d'être Maîtresse. Vous êtes très gentille et amusante et vous m'inspirez pour faire de mon mieux.
Nathalie Debrun-Sittler
Anonymous
Thank you for all you’ve done for every one of the students in your class. We know that each day you put in many unpaid and unseen hours at school and at home correcting papers, preparing curriculum and performing other vital tasks. We greatly appreciated your commitment and dedication to your students. Thank you so much for a fantastic and memorable school year!
Nathalie Gitt
Eddie
Nathalie,
C'était fun de t'avoir dans la classe et merci pour me donner les activités.
Nathalie Gitt
Rebecca & Justin Christiansen
Thank you Alix and Nathalie for your continued support, patience and kindness! You both have made this year wonderful for Kirsten and we cannot thank you enough! We appreciate the sacrifices you are making to continue to provide remote learning and making it look effortless. Thank you for your dedication to the future generations of our world!
Nathalie Gitt
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you so much, Nathalie, for everything you do for our families. We will always treasure Oskar's 3rd grade year with you and the support and encouragement you showed him and all of your students!
Nathalie Gitt
Anonymous
Your time, patience and sheer kindness is appreciated more than words can say - thank you!
Nicolas Rey
Annie Johnsongriffin
Elle loves PE time with Nicolas. Especially obstacle course day! She always has stories of how high she jumped to tell that day.
Nicolas Rey
Bella and Fernanda
Dance mob fun! We can not wait to do the dance mob as a group. It is a great idea! Bella loves the dance! Thank you so much for everything you do!
Nicolas Rey
Walters family
Nicolas, thank you. In particular, our son has thoroughly enjoyed the dancing and other physical activities that you have sponsored since school has been closed. They have been a wonderful counterpoint to the time that he has been spending on a computer screen for his academic assignments.
Nicolas Rey
Ergin Family
Thank you for helping our kids to explore fun ways of physical development—they really enjoy wonderful activities you curate!
Nicolas Rey
Lauren Yamasaki
Aidan adores the activities he does in PE with you! When we were actually in school, PE was one of the only classes he willingly shared about, and he even tried to teach me some of the games you taught him because he loved them so much. Thank you for all the energy and creativity you have given to this!
Nicolas Rey
Arha Suchit
Cher Nicolas,Tu est un bon prof de Sport. J'aime beaucoup le jeu qu'on avait inventer avec le très grand ballon. J'aime beaucoup faire du Sport.Arha
Nicolas Rey
Anonymous
We can't wait for the flash mob - thanks for being such a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher with so many creative ideas. You're doing a fantastic job!
Noelle Stiles
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you, Noelle, for being part of our community! Bravo for keeping us organized!
Noelle Stiles
Anonymous
Noelle, thank you for all the work that you do behind the scenes. I know how important the thank-you letters and receipts are to our donors, and your maintenance of the database is essential for all of the emailing that we do for events, solicitation, etc.
Peggy Rollet
Anonymous

Thank you Peggy for giving our kids such a great in-classroom and on-line education. Everything is really working so very well. Same goes for your emotional support both in class, and now, on-line via your kind words and frequent check-ins. We were blessed to have you and Nicolas join FAIS this year!!!

Peggy Rollet
Patti Parker
Hi Peggy, thanks for all you have done to support Max this year. Thanks for all the positive feedback and words and messages of encouragement that you provide to him on Seesaw. I know it means the world to him! So thank you.
Peggy Rollet
Laura D.
Thank you for everything you have done to help our daughter to learn and grow this year! : )
Peggy Rollet
Elena Frankel
I miss you!
Peggy Rollet
Amy
Peggy, I have become accustomed to hearing your voice on SeeSaw every morning. I so appreciate your organization, calm demeanor, love of nature and positive reinforcement for the children. Thank you so much for your ability to adapt and teach.
Peggy Rollet
Ergin Family
Thank you for creating a fun and educational environment for our kids in second grade. We really appreciate all the effort to keep up with providing online content for their continued education this semester.
Peggy Rollet
Charles and Jim

Thank you for everything you do! It is wonderful for Marie to have such a dedicated and caring teacher. Our family appreciates it very much.

Peggy Rollet
Anonymous
Please know that we feel so grateful that you have joined our team as a 2nd grade teacher. We appreciate how dedicated you are in teaching and nurturing our students and their futures. Great job for a first year - thank you and keep up the excellent work!
Penelope Babst
Nancy Sims

How's my fellow Leb! I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you and your talented in-house companion who creates beautiful things. I hope that you are well and that your extended family who love the mouse ears like I do, are also well!

Mucho Hugs,Nancy

Penelope Babst
Zach Laney
Thank you for the countless things you do that most people never end up seeing. You love this school, you love to help, and you love a problem that needs fixing (even if it doesn't know it yet). These are just a few of the reasons why I love having you on our team.
Penelope Babst
Bonnie Stewart
Thanks for all you do and that eternal optimism!
Penelope Babst
Anonymous
Thank you for all of the work that you do behind the scenes to keep our website working as it should. It is not easy to deal with the thousands of nuts-and-bolts problems that pop up daily, and yet you manage to do it!
Ralph Medina
Lauren Yamasaki
Ralph, your humorous communications (that still get important information across) are a real treat! I enjoy reading them, and appreciate how you bring a smile to my face even when the situation is not the most pleasant. Thank you for all that you do!
Ralph Medina
Bonnie Stewart
Ralph, we are so lucky to have you running facilities at FAIS. Thank you for joining this community, bringing your life experience, and keep all of our kids safe day after day. I appreciate you!
Ralph Medina
Petra & Jon
We know how much you care and thank you for working so hard!
Ralph Medina
katrina wheeler
Thank you for helping out on Friday, May 1 for the Sack Lunch Drive. We collected 6000 lunches for Blanchet House, that were shared with other local non-profits that help people in need.
Robin Faltersack
Lauren Yamasaki
Thank you for being so supportive of Aidan and his efforts. English is his favorite class, especially when he gets to be creative. Your kind words of encouragement make a world of difference.
Robin Faltersack
Bonnie Stewart
Robin - thank you for everything you do at FAIS! Axel thinks you're "awesome" and so do we!
Robin Faltersack
Petra & Jon
Hello Mrs. Faltersack! Thank you for inspiring Alexander to serve us parents breakfast in bed. Because of your class, he now has discovered a new interest in cooking and baking.We love your ideas of keeping him and the 7th graders engaged!!!
Robin Faltersack
Anonymous
Thanks for being such an excellent teacher to each of your students. You have instilled in them the motivation and drive they need to achieve success. By equipping them with the tools they need, you’ve given them a gift that will keep on giving. Thanks for such a stellar albeit complicated year!
Ron Thomas
Anonymous
Thank you to Coach Ron for teaching our kids the foundations for good health and physical activity. And for making sports fun and challenging.
Ron Thomas
SP
Thank you for the great work you do!
Ron Thomas
Jeanette Swafford
Thanks for being there to kick some PE butt and help the students step out of their comfort zones! Although Ellewyn is definitely an athlete, she always is learning something new in your class and thoroughly enjoys it.
Ron Thomas
Bonnie Stewart
thank you for everything you give to the school and building great relationships with our kids!
Ron Thomas
Leonardo Fogliato
Thank you so much for teaching me a lot during the quarantine, I miss you so much and I'm excited for the rest of digital learning.
Ron Thomas
Petra & Jon
Thank you Coach Thomas for keeping the kids engaged during distance learning. Alexander enjoys your class because it is a stress relief and your chosen exercises make him stand up, stretch, move and feel energized, again. Keep up the good work.
Rosie Sanchez
Laurel Hansen
Dear Rosie, Miss Vesper misses you so! She often recalls how you would call me ("Mom") when she was feeling tearful. You helped her by your warmth and kindness transition into FASCA daily. We miss you!
Rosie Sanchez
Delphine
Hi Rosie!!!!!! Hope you're well, staying busy, healthy and safe. I miss work (weird!) and miss working with you. Thanks for helping me in the past 6 months. It was great working together again!
Rosie Sanchez
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you, Rosie!
Ryan Scheel
Eddie
Hello Ryan, I like our baseball team and I like playing catch. I miss the PM class.
Ryan Scheel
Hudson
Ryan is the best T-ball teacher! You are great!
Ryan Scheel
Bonnie Stewart
Thanks for keeping things fun and active for our kids. Your dedication shines through in everything you do.
Ryan Scheel
June
Thanks for continuing on with Comics Club!! My girls still love it and it's so nice to have a continuation of life from pre-COViD days... hope you are healthy and well....
Ryland Hutchison
Anonymous
Thank you for your firm guidance of our middle schoolers! I know it can be hard to be the tough cookie, but you do it so well and our students are better off for it.
Sara Hernando
Michele and Rick Cooper
Sara, thank you your endless work and energy. You are a big reason the FAIS community is so special to us!
Sara Hernando
Charles

Thank you for everything you do, Sara! Can't wait until we are back to in-person events. Hang in there.

Sara Hernando
Melissa Wilmot
Sara - you are a ROCKSTAR! Been so much fun working with you the past couple years and looking forward to one more year of it, together. lol
Sara Hernando
Bonnie Stewart
Sara, you have done so much for our school! Thank you for always having a smile on your face and being a wonderful events and volunteer coordinator.
Sara Hernando
Janine Harris (Kai's mom)
Dear Sara,Thank you for your positive, friendly attitude and thank you for all that you do for the school. It is always a happy moment when i see you because you are always smiling. : )
Sara Hernando
Anonymous
Sara, you have done an amazing job of navigating an extremely stressful year, all with a smile on your face. I am in awe of you.
Sarah Whitcher
Margo Litwin
Thank you for all that you do. I love watching Avery read her way through this difficult time!
Sarah Whitcher
Rafael Westlund
Dear Ms Whitcher: Thank you for providing us with a great class even online! I really enjoyed reading Lord of the Flies. Rafe Westlund
Sarah Whitcher
Minda and Catherine
Thank you for continuing to support and challenge our kids!
Sarah Whitcher
Leonardo Fogliato
Thank you so much for teaching me a lot during the quarantine, I miss you so much and I'm excited for the rest of digital learning.
Sarah Whitcher
Anonymous
Thank you for all that you do to keep our students engaged in their learning; I have loved watching them work on your assignments with enthusiasm! I've also enjoyed having someone to nerd out about YA fiction with and am so glad to have you as a coworker and a friend.
Scott Hardister
Bella
Thank you for still running the school even if we are at home!
Scott Hardister
Melissa Wilmot
Thanks for leading us in this weird time - we always appreciate your positivity and look forward to getting back to campus in the fall!
Scott Hardister
Bonnie Stewart
There is not enough space to thank you for everything you have done for this school in your short tenure. Most of all, thank you for accepting this challenge and committing to it 200%. I am confident you are leading the school in the right direction and we are truly lucky to have you!
Scott Hardister
June and Shane Kim
Thanks for all your work, in endless meetings, conversations and presentations! This is not how you imagined your first year would go I'm sure. However, your communications to the community are clear, well-written and timely. Thank you for helping our family feel connected to a community we care about deeply and for steering our school through these stormy waters.
Scott Hardister
Patti Parker
Scott, thank you for all you've been doing to keep teachers, schooling and children moving along in the best possible way. Such a challenge, we appreciate your leadership and guidance. Warm regards, Brian, Patti, Sophie and Max Parker
Sébastien Arial
Anonymous
Thank you Sébastien for all the hard work, long hours, and for everything you do each and every day! 
Shawn Adams
Charles and Jim

Thank you for everything you do! We appreciate all you do for Katy and Marie.

Shawn Adams
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you for keeping our kiddos safe and healthy! You are so valuable to our school!
Shawn Adams
Anonymous
Thank you for all that you do to take care of the physical and emotional needs of our kids! We all know that the nurse does more than put bandaids on boo-boos...you also put bandaids on hearts.
Shawna Foster
The Jones Family
We are not sure who came up with the idea to make lunch bags for Blanchet House, but we are glad we were part of it. Thank you. Just knowing that our small family made an impact in someone's lives during these times of uncertainty, lifted our spirts! Thanks to all families who were part of it! 6000 lunches! That is a lot of love right there!
Shawna Foster
Charles

Thank you for everything you do, Shawna! It is great to have you as part of the school "family."

Shawna Foster
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you for accepting this challenge, diving in, and steering us towards success. I appreciate you!!
Shawna Foster
Anonymous
It cannot have been easy jumping in mid-year and then having to deal with a completely unprecedented wrench. Thank you for all of your hard work in reimagining the events that are essential to the well-being and success of our school!
Sophie Thiebault
Annie Johnsongriffin
Our daughter absolutely loves Sophie! We feel like we hit the jackpot when had a change in staff at the beginning of the year since Elle really bonded with Laurence. Elle especially lives to watch Sophie and Jackson dance in their weekly seesaw videos.
Sophie Thiebault
Saanvi Havelia
Sophie, You are amazing. Saanvi loves you. I am always amazed by the calm and composure you have in the class. the way you know about each child and know their strengths and weaknesses is amazing. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We love you!!
Sophie Thiebault
Lara and the Rajamani family
Teacher Sophie, thank you for all you do from the bottom of our hearts. Lara loves watching your fun videos every week. Hope to see you again very soon. Here is to an amazing teacher!
Sophie Thiebault
Toan Nguyen
Thank you for coming into Gabrielle's classroom and making an immediate impact on the kids.
Sophie Thiebault
Anonymous
A million thanks for a wonderful school year - thanks for being so flexible and willing to help out wherever needed!
Stéphane Cohen
Lea Rivers
Thank you, Stefan, for being there for us when we need you! I have always felt better after Every conversation, even short, with you. Merci!
Stéphane Cohen
Anonymous
Your willingness to jump in and help wherever you are needed is what makes you not only a great counselor but a great person. Thank you for supporting our students and our staff...and for the chocolates! ;-)
Stéphanie Martin-Sewall
Dan Bedell
Ravi loves having you for his teacher and so do I.
Stéphanie Martin-Sewall
Danielle Hosmer
Now more than ever, your caring, enthusiasm, and motivation for our students is appreciated and so necessary to keep the positive learning going and the community connected! Thank you so much for everything you do. You are such an important part of FAIS :)
Stéphanie Martin-Sewall
Bonnie Stewart
Merci Stephanie! We are so lucky to have had you teach both of our boys! (plus both of my carpool daughters, Scarlett and Vivienne!) Your kindness and support of our little ones is a treasure. FAIS is so lucky to have you!
Stéphanie Martin-Sewall
Anonymous
We are so glad to have you back! Thanks for being an inspiration and always being willing to help out.
Stéphanie Templier
Charles and Jim
Thank you for everything you do! It is wonderful for Katy to have such a dedicated and caring teacher. Our family appreciates it very much.
Stéphanie Templier
Anonymous
Thank you so much for all that you do - we are so happy to be getting you back full time again - you have been missed!
Stephany Paull
The Nicholson Family

Thank you Mrs. Paull for your hard work and dedication to keeping your students inspired and providing meaningful learning opportunities at home during these challenging times. We appreciate you!

Stephany Paull
Anonymous

Dear Ms. Paull,

Thank you for all the inspiration, fun and creativity you bring to the classroom and for your commitment to continue to bring art and inspiration to the students from afar! Eliot has really enjoyed having you as a teacher this year, and I know Kate always loved your class as well. Happy Teacher Appreciation week!

Stephany Paull
Megan Rutherford
Thank you to Ms. Paull for seeing the artist in our daughter and encouraging her and challenging her to tap into that gift. I love how she appreciates the individual styles of students and also takes their art seriously. Thank you!
Stephany Paull
SP
Thank you for the great work you do!
Stephany Paull
Rafe Westlund
Dear Ms Paull,
Thanks for providing us with a creative environment to do art even online!
Rafe
Stephany Paull
Leonardo Fogliato
Thank you so much for teaching me a lot during the quarantine, I miss you so much and I'm excited for the rest of digital learning.
Stephany Paull
Sophie
Mrs. Paull is a very talented artist and a great design teacher!
Stephany Paull
Petra & Jon
Dear Mrs. Paull,Thank you for your great ideas, your fun way of motivating Alexander and your positive feedback.He takes your class very serious and spends hours on the drawings, i.e. the dragon and things he saw in the back yard.You inspire him very much.
Stephany Paull
Anonymous
Thank you for giving our students a chance to express themselves creatively and artistically. The work that you have helped our students produce is amazing and the fact that you work with every single one of our middle schoolers is especially commendable.
Sylvie Gbeteh
Bella
Thank you for letting us know that you are still running the home economics class and I like it a lot!
Sylvie Gbeteh
Bonnie Stewart
Sylvie, your warmth and support of our Kindergartners is a beautiful thing. You are such a treasure at FAIS. Merci!
Sylvie Gbeteh
Anonymous
Thank you for all your hard work this year, and stepping up to the plate during these tumulous times. We appreciate you more than you can ever know - thanks a million!
Teresa Straughn
Annie Johnsongriffin
Teresa has such a sweet caring demeanor with our daughter. Elle loves staying the afternoon in FASCA and would stay longer if we let her!
Teresa Straughn
Anonymous
Although I miss seeing your face in the middle school building, I know that the little kids are where your heart is at. You are so great and taking care of them and making sure they are happy and safe. Thank you!
Teresa Straughn, Jackson Jarman-Miller
Fernanda and Bella
Thank you for always welcoming us with your smile when we get to school in the morning!
Thierry Anne
Patti Parker
Theirry, thank you for your continued support and kindness with Sophie. She has enjoyed her interactions with you over the last two months and appreciates when you reach out to her and help her with her work. She appreciates being able to contact you and learn from you. Thank you very much!
Thierry Anne
Bonnie Stewart
Merci beaucoup, Thierry! We are so happy to have you guiding Oskars through his 5th grade year at FAIS. Although it turned out widly different than any of us could imagine, I hope that you two will always stay close. You are a treasure at FAIS and we appreciate your kindness and dedication to all of our students!
Thierry Anne
Anonymous
We appreciate your excellent work teaching our students. The difference you’re making in my life is immeasurable - thank you for everything you do and keep up the amazing work!
Tony Sanchez
Ted Sims

Hi Tony!I hope that you and Rosie and the kids (all grown up, I know) are managing very well.I miss the daily morning 'parking lot check-ins' and knowing that you are in good spirits.Best regards,Ted

Tony Sanchez
The Jones Family
Thank you for all the maintenance and cleaning people for keeping the school tidy!
Tony Sanchez
Lauren Yamasaki
Tony, you are indispensable at our school! Thank you for all that you have given to us over the years, early mornings, late nights, and so much more.
Tony Sanchez
Bonnie Stewart
Gracias, Tony! You are always a joy to see. Thank you for being such a great caretaker of our campus!
Tony Sanchez
Petra & Jon
We very much appreciate your hard work during these difficult times.Thank you!
Trisha Rossi
Patti Parker
Hi Trisha, thanks for all of your kindness, support and encouragement of Sophie. She looks up to you and appreciates that you expect the most out of them, but also do it in a kind and pleasant way. So thank you from us and her for all you do!
Trisha Rossi
kai
dear miss rossi thank you for all of the hard work you put in to the 5th grade classes.
Trisha Rossi
Laurence Juthy
Thank you Trisha for your work and commitment to teach our kids during those crazy times! We know how hard it is to keep the kids motivated to work from home! Thank you for your hard work and for the weekly zoom meetings to keep our kids engaged! We know the amount of extra work that it requires compared to a regular physical classroom. So thank you so much!
Trisha Rossi
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you, Trisha, for everything you do for our kids! You really inspire your students and Oskars has had a great year with you.
Trisha Rossi
Anonymous
Thank you for being such a great teacher! Your teaching style really engages the kids and gets them pumped up and excited about learning.
Vanessa Belenski
Anonymous
Thank you for taking care of our middle schoolers during lunch and FASCA. You integrated into our school mid-year with such ease, and have built a good rapport with our kids in so little time. I also appreciate your willingness to help our teachers with breakout rooms and other tasks.
Véronique Curkovic
Eddie
Hi Veronique,
Merci pour envoyer les activités Seesaw qu'on doit faire.
Véronique Curkovic
Nancy
We all miss seeing you Veronique! I hope you are doing well! I'm going to bug you soon I know!
Mucho hugs,
Nancy, Margot, Normand & Teddy!
Véronique Curkovic
Anonymous
We appreciates you more than words can say! Thank you so much for the countless hours spent on the web radio, and teaching our struggling students - the extra help they receive makes all the difference in their success.
Véronique Pain
Ergin Family
We deeply appreciate you for being a guiding light, and for being nice to our children. Thanks for everything that you do.
Véronique Pain
Anonymous
We want you to know how grateful we are to have you as a teacher in our school. It’s wonderful to see the students in a happy mood, with wonderful things to say about you, and eager to share what they`ve learned in class that day. We appreciate all of your hard work, and the positive learning environment you provide for the students, and your willingness to step in to help whenever needed!
Yan Zhou
The Nicholson Family

xiexie ni Yan Laoshi for your extra efforts and dedication to your students and their learning during these challenging times. We appreciate you!

Yan Zhou
Mei Walters
老师!谢谢你这三年当我的社会老师!你是一个我最喜欢第一个老师。很难过明年你不会是我的老师。
Yan Zhou
Anonymous
Thank you for all of the special things you do to bring your culture and knowledge to our school! The ceremonies you prepare and perform, the authentic snacks and traditions that you share, and the enthusiasm that you have are all so impressive.
Yessica Rosales
Laura D.
Thank you for always smiling and being so kind when I came to pick up my daughter. : )
Yessica Rosales
Bella
Thank you so much for being a great lunch teacher and help us when we have issues opening our lunch boxes. You are a wonderful lunch teacher!
Yessica Rosales
Ergin Family
We'd like to express our gratitude for your dedication and patience with our kids. You were very helpful in the classroom, as well as outside. Thank you!
Yessica Rosales
Charles and Jim

Thank you for everything you do! We appreciate all you do for Katy and Marie.

Yessica Rosales
Christine Chang
Thanks Yessica, for taking care of our kids and entertaining them during their lunch!
Yessica Rosales
Anonymous
Thanks so much for finding creative ways to engage the 3rd graders during lunch time and for being so patient with them! My daughter looks forward to her lunch Zooms and I love hearing her interact with her classmates!! It is so important to her and to us....
Yessica Rosales
Anonymous
Thank you for taking such good care of our 2nd and 3rd graders! And for being so helpful in reminding Aidan to grab his coat before heading off to PM class or FASCA (at least when school was in session).
Yilda Yau Ortega
Annie Johnsongriffin
Elle always asks if she can stay longer when I pick her up from FASCA and I get there right before 6pm. On the drive home she proceeds to tell me all the things they did that day. Yilda has such a way with Elle and makes her feel extra special. We are so lucky to have her spend the afternoon with her!
Yilda Yau Ortega
Laurel Hansen
Dear Yilda ~ Thank you for all you did to help both Vesper and I with our "anxiety" of starting FASCA. You were always patient and kind when I picked Vesper up, giving me a run down of the day. Thank you for being observant of things that were worsening or helping her transition into FASCA. We miss seeing your smiling face and we send you hugs!
Yilda Yau Ortega
Saanvi Havelia
Hi Yilda, Thank you for being an amazing helper at school!! Saanvi loves you.
Yilda Yau Ortega
Toan Nguyen
Thank you for always taking care of the kids. You are amazing.
Yilda Yau Ortega
Bonnie Stewart
Thank you Yilda! Axel loves seeing your happy face!
Zach Laney
Bonnie Stewart
Zach - thank you for everything you do for the school! We are lucky to have you!
Zach Laney
Anonymous
Thank you for all that you do to help the school put its best foot forward into the world. From social media to promotional materials to our internal newsletters, you are helping to highlight everything that makes FAIS such a wonderful place and I appreciate that.