Over the past several weeks, faculty members participated in a “mindfulness project.” The project, led by local instructor Nina Mongendre-Samonov, helps teachers identify the students’ emotional states and how they can affect the learning process. Mongendre-Samonov provided tools and exercises to manage negative emotions, and restore students’ well-being and focus in the classroom. Funded by…

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Students who participated in November’s mock presidential election finalized learning about the electoral process by watching the inauguration. Students watched as the newly elected President and Vice President were sworn in during the inaugural event held in Washington D.C.

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Today, students throughout all grade levels celebrated Galette des Rois! After lunch, each class crowned their own king or queen after the “fève” was found in one of the pieces of Kings’ Cake. Take a look at the royal celebration! A huge thanks goes to the Parents’ Association for purchasing the galettes!

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Kings and queens are among us! During an at-home Zoom class, students in kindergarten put their culinary skills to the test and prepared a traditional galette! While using ingredients such as almond flour, sugar and butter, students baked a sweet treat fit for royalty.

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On behalf of the FASP faculty & staff, we wish everyone a happy and healthy new year! As today marks our (virtual) return to school following the winter break, our wish is to meet all of you in person by the end of this school year. Meanwhile, please stay safe and take good care of…

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Using oil pastels, students created snowflakes in kindergarten. But, these are secret snowflakes! After creating the snowflakes, students then used ink to paint over the oil-based snowflakes, showing their special water-resistant style.  

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Ahead of the holiday season, students in grade 1A sent off their first letters to their pen-pals in France! The first-graders sent in their personalized letters, along with their headshots to introduce themselves to their peers in France. Coming soon, students will then receive a letter response from their pals overseas.  

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Over the past several weeks, students in seventh grade were tasked with developing a physical or digital product that solves a problem. If the students so choose, they can then enter their product prototypes into the “Inventor’s Challenge 2020.” The challenge is an annual competition, and the winners could take home the grand prize of…

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Have you seen our festive holiday decorations? In preparation for the upcoming holidays, the FASP Parents’ Association transformed our normal outdoor scenery into a beautiful, holiday-themed setting. A huge thanks goes to the FASP PA for providing the decorations and making our outdoors a beautiful sight!  

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According to the Associated Press, in 2001, up to 66 percent of the world’s children were raised bilingual. As bilingualism has become more common, it grew into a popular academic research topic. Numerous studies concurred that speaking multiple languages brings many benefits in brain development, social skills, and economic advantages.  The Cognitive Advantages of Bilingualism…

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