Category Archives: Elementary

FASP Winter Forums

Forums are back in full swing at FASP! Students took the stage to display what they’ve learned to their families. Take a look at what the students presented so far:

Grade 3: Recycling

Grade 5A: Compound Words

Consul General of France in New York Visits FASP

On February 11th, the Consul General of France in New York visited the French American School of Princeton (FASP) to meet with fourth through eighth grade students for a conversation on diplomacy.

During the forum-style conversation, students had the opportunity to ask questions directed to Ms. Anne-Claire Legendre, who has served as the Consul General since 2016.

Questions that students asked included, “How often do you meet presidents?” and “How many people work at the Consulate?

In addition to meeting with students, Consul General Legendre also received a tour led by FASP Head of School, Corinne Güngör. During the tour, Legendre and Güngör spoke about FASP’s dual language program offered to students at the school.

To learn more about the Consulate General of France in New York, please click here:

Winter Lunch by Parents

Earlier this week, parents of eighth graders hosted “Lunch by Parents” to help fund their students’ end of the year trip. Parents prepared a meal consisting of Zucchini Velouté, lasagna and a dessert. Take a look at the tasty afternoon below!

Winter Reading Rally

After the winter break, elementary students annually participate in their Rally Lecture. During the rally, students decide if they will read 10, 20 or 30 small books throughout the month, in hopes of coming in first place within their grade level. 

Reading Rally Awards

Students Host “Galette Des Rois” in Cafeteria

During the week of January 13th, students at FASP celebrated the traditional “Galette Des Rois” celebration in the cafeteria. FASP’s kings and queens enjoyed a delicious cake during the celebration.

For elementary and middle school students, the cake was graciously paid for by the FASP Parents’ Association, who purchased them from local caterer “Cuisine, by Anne-Renee.” In maternelle, students prepared the cakes in class during a baking activity.

A Wonderful Winter Festival: Grades 1 – 8

On December 11th, elementary and middle school students hosted their Winter Festival in the school gym. Students proudly performed holiday tunes including “My Favorite Things” and “Jingle Bell Rock.”

Students in grades 1 – 8 wishes the FASP community a happy holiday season!

French American School of Princeton Hosts Annual Book Fair at Local Bookstore

On December 7th, the French American School of Princeton (FASP) Parents’ Association hosted its annual book fair at the Barnes and Noble located in Princeton’s MarketFair Mall.

The book fair brought together the FASP community made up of students, parents and faculty. The day-long event offered a selection of children’s literature, crafts and two special story times read to students. In addition to literature and crafts, the book fair welcomed children’s book illustrators Risa Horiuchi and Mike Moran, as well as author Kelsey Kloss, who specializes in children’s literature.

During the event, Moran led a drawing workshop, which engaged middle-school aged students. Earlier in the day, a special story time gathered the attention of the younger students.

Kloss, author of the book Malty the Blue Tiger, feels honored to have read to the bilingual students of the school.

“We had so much fun reading and signing Malty the Blue Tiger in Princeton,” said Kloss. “It was wonderful to meet all of the fantastic readers and families who joined us!”

Horiuchi, who illustrated Kloss’ book and a number of other children’s books, also read during the story time.

“It was great to see the children’s reactions to Malty the Blue Tiger,” said Horiuchi. “Their reactions really brought the illustrations to life.”

The event, coordinated by the FASP Parents’ Association, is an annual book fair designed to help grow the school’s library through both donated and purchased books.

“All funds raised during the event go toward purchasing additional books for the school library,” said Prisca Tsai, President of the FASP Parents’ Association. “The book fair is one of the biggest events that the association coordinates for the school.”

Fall Math Challenges

Are you ready for a challenge? Fifth and sixth students teamed up for math challenges, to demonstrate problem-solving and teamwork throughout the entire month.

Congratulations

Congratulations to the winners! On December 20th, the winners of the challenges were announced during a brief ceremony naming the first, second and third place winners.

First Place: Ethan, Luca, Vanessa and Anouck

Second Place: Lou, Gabriel, Anna and Viona

Third Place: Aubin, Leándra and Oriane

Elementary Class President Meetings

On November 1st, elementary students gathered for their first student council meeting of the 2019-20 school year. During the meeting, class presidents shared ideas, questions and concerns surrounding the school.

FASP Flames Hold Soccer Awards

The FASP Flames wrapped up a successful soccer season with an award presentation held at school! Students who participated in the 2019-20 soccer season received a medal for their dedication during games and practices throughout the season.

Elementary Forums Recap

Throughout the month of November, classes in elementary school hosted their forums for parents. The presentation of topics included pollution, exercise, art in France and more! Take a look below at their on-stage display.

Field Days at FASP

On one of the last days of school, our students (and teachers!) always enjoy a chance to get outside and have fun together. This year was no different, as our students enjoyed classic games, water activities, team games, and a new Ninja Line activity!

Grade 5 & 8 Graduation 2019

Every year, it’s hard to say goodbye to our Grade 8 students as they head on to high school, and hard to believe our Grade 5 students will be Middle Schoolers in a few months! But the graduation ceremony is a special time to celebrate what they have accomplished and what good things they will do on their next adventures. Congratulations to all our graduating students, and best wishes for a bright future!

Kindergarteners visit Grade 1

There are a lot of new and exciting things about Grade 1 – a different classroom environment, homework(!), more emphasis on reading skills, and more. To help get our Kindergarten students ready and excited for this new adventure, they recently visited the Grade 1 class to see what it’s like. They met one of the characters in the French books, met the teacher, and talked about how things will be different. They’ll be all set to start in September!