An Independent PK-8 Bilingual School in Princeton, NJ

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Caitlin Johnson

The PA’s first Coffee Break 2018-19

The Parents Association’s first Coffee Break of the year took place on Friday – a great place to meet other parents, to hear more about the PA’s plans for the year, and to have a chance to volunteer. If you’re interested in getting involved this year, click here!

Color-mixing in Kindergarten

Our Kindergarten students found out how blue, red, and yellow can combine to make new colors while reading Couleurs by Hervé Tullet and mixing colored ice cubes!

Cubism in Photography: Grade 7 artwork

Grade 7 students combined photography and cubism in art class this week, taking photos of each other from different angles and distances for an interesting compilation. Check out their finished portraits!

Afterschool Activity: Bricks 4 Kids

Students in Bricks 4 Kids use legos to discover and start to understand mechanical objects. Here they are learning about optical illusions and building a whirling machine!

Thursday Workshop supplies provided by the PA

The School Project for 2018-2021 is “Live together, imagine, create: express yourself.” One of the many components of this project is to nurture students’ creativity and develop their skills in problem solving and following a procedure. To that end, the new Thursday Workshops have been put in place for Elementary grades, and other projects have been planned for the Maternelle and Middle School.

The FASP Parents’ Association has allocated an annual contribution of $8,000 for the purchase of supplies and materials to be used in classrooms and during the workshops.

Below you will learn how the funds raised last year have been recently spent to enrich these new projects.

Students learn to follow a procedure, use fine motor skills, and exercise creativity while completing various art projects like basket weaving, sewing, mosaics, and jewelry making.

Learning to navigate encourages critical thinking, develops spatial and mathematics skills, and gets kids outside!

Activities like 3Doodler and Origami Bots combine creativity and technology.

Parents Association Picnic

The entire school community gathered on the front lawn of the school on Friday to celebrate the start of another school year. This picnic is always a great chance to meet fellow parents, get to know the teachers, and enjoy a nice meal together while the kids enjoy time with friends. Thank you to the PA for organizing a wonderful event!

FASP Soccer Season: Game 1

Our FASP Soccer Team had their first game at home yesterday, September 20th against Chapin School. Both teams played very well, and the game ended in a 5-5 tie! We’re looking forward to a great season!

Maternelle Gardening

The Maternelle garden, planted by our Preschool, PreK, and Kindergarten students in the spring, has been growing well all season! This week students harvested canteloupe melons. The children learn to care for plants and to see where their food comes from!

 

New Thursday Workshops

This year, elementary students are learning to plan and execute new creative projects during the Thursday afternoon workshops. Basket weaving, 3-D doodling, sewing, and robot programming are a few of the many things students will learn!

Field Days 2018

Everyone participated in some friendly competition during our Field Days this week! The students learned about good sportsmanship while enjoying a day in the sun playing games. Water sports and the Middle School versus Teachers dodgeball game are always some highlights!

Middle School Science Fair Winners

Congratulations to our Middle School Science Fair winners, which were announced at the Graduation ceremony.

Grade 6: Colin F. for his solar cell project. He designed and created his own working solar cell!

Grade 7: Zahra L. with her magnetic levitation train model. By adding magnets to the ends of a battery to simulate the train car, she could make it move through a copper coil tunnel. She also built a model metro station!

Grade 8: Maya N. for her research on Tesla coils. She learned about magnetic induction and proved her battery-powered loops would work by lighting a model city without wires!

 

Middle School Shakespeare

Our Middle School students presented some of their favorite Shakespeare scenes to younger students. Brought to life with costumes and humor, students enjoyed the quirky characters and funny plots.

Math Challenges Awards

Our Grade 5 & 6 students participated in monthly Math Challenges all year long, working in groups to solve math problems. We handed out award certificates to the winning teams last week – it was a close competition! Congratulations to all participants!