Category Archives: News

Congratulations, FASP Class of 2020!

To our Eighth Grade Class of 2020:

Although we were unable to see you walk across the stage, we’re excited to watch you take the next step in your educational journey. We’ll miss you within the halls of FASP, but we’re ready to watch you #SayOui to all the great opportunities that will come your way! #Bravo to you, and good luck in high school next fall!

Pastry Chefs in Preschool!

In preschool, students became pastry chefs during another #FaspAtHome session!

During the baking session, students made “pains aux raisins,” which is a traditional French brioche with raisins and cream. They gathered ingredients such as flour, eggs and a hint of sugar to create their sweet masterpiece! Bon Appetite!

L’arbre de Printemps

In kindergarten, we’re learning how to trace vertical and horizontal lines while using a ruler! Although we’re in the final days of the school year, we’re still learning!

During the #FaspAtHome activity, students used their rulers to create lines with the goal of replicating their own rendition of a spring tree art project, “L’arbre de Printemps.”

A Word From the Head of School

Dear FASP Community,

At the French American School of Princeton, our values stand for inclusion, acceptance and embracing a warm and diverse school community. With that said, we are heartbroken regarding the recent tragedies resulting in the passing of Mr. George Floyd and other people of color throughout this nation.

Within the halls of FASP, we teach our students to feel at home in the world. However in recent news, we’ve seen that racial discrimination and injustice continually occurs throughout our nation. We wish that people of color felt safe, secure and embraced by others. 

We recognize that this is currently not the case, and we stand for change.

Together using our voices, we must advocate for change within our nation and for justice to be served where all events of injustice presents itself. We understand that this is no easy task, but together we can educate others while working towards creating a safe and welcoming world.

We wish everyone moments of clarity, peace and most importantly, respect and appreciation for others during this trying time. 

Warmly, 

Corinne Güngör
Head of School

Astrophysicist “Visits” FASP

Daniel Rouan, an astrophysicist at the Observatoire de Paris, conducted a live Zoom workshop with Middle School students on May 14th. The talk (in French) first centered on an astrophysicist’s career and then explored the concepts of exoplanets and black holes. Students had an opportunity to ask questions and comment.

To learn more about the Observatoire de Paris, please click here:

First Graders Practice Yoga!

First graders practiced yoga during their gym class session. Students learned about the various yoga poses, along with learning about deep breathing while holding the pose. See what our first graders were able to accomplish, even while at home!

Princeton Common Ground Hosts Virtual Event

On May 27th, Princeton Common Ground hosted a virtual webinar for parents. The webinar featured special guest speaker Jessica Lahey, who authored NY Times Best Seller, “The Gift of Failure.”

The webinar focused on preparing and educating children for summer, with the current restrictions set in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also during the webinar, parents were able to interact and ask questions.

For more information on Princeton Common Ground or author Jessica Lahey, please click the links below.

Elementary Students Host Virtual Dance Party!

Elementary students showed their best dance moves!

On May 16th and 17th, elementary students attended a virtual dance party. The event, put together by the FASP Parents’ Association, consisted of five individual dance parties for each elementary grade level. Hosted by a local DJ at Wepa Entertainment, the virtual event included music, games and dancing!

A huge thank you goes to the FASP Parents’ Association for putting on a great virtual event! 

Parents’ Association Coordinates Contactless Delivery!

 A few officers from the Parents’ Association offered contactless delivery to families who ordered their FASP gear! Parents and students now have their t-shirts, shorts and sweatshirts just in time for the summer break! 

A huge THANK YOU goes to those who placed an order, and to our PA officers who ensured a safe delivery!

FASP Students Participate in AEFE Challenge

Throughout the month of May, students in all grade levels participated in weekly challenges set by the AEFE, with the theme of “May at the Museum.” Each week, students are prompted with a new challenge, putting their creativity to the test! Students then share their completed artwork within an online platform with other schools that participate in the challenge.

For more information on the AEFE “May at the Museum” challenge, please click here: Check out the Challenge!

Preschool Students are Pizza Chefs!

Students in preschool made individual pizzas during their Zoom session. The recipe helped students learn about using fine motor skills, proper measurements and following instructions to complete a lunch from start to finish. Take a look at what our chefs created for lunch!

COVID-19: School Closure Update

On May 4, 2020, Gov. Murphy announced that all New Jersey school buildings will remain closed for in-person instruction for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year.

For more information on the closure, please click here: NJ Schools Update

Celebrating Faculty During Teacher Appreciation Week

During the first week of May, students and parents shared their appreciation for our faculty and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week. Although we’ve celebrated differently in years prior, families created posters, signs and even videos to celebrate the week in a creative way! 

Families took special pictures, made videos and shared their appreciation on social media! Take a look at some of the creations below:

Maternelle Students Celebrate a “Joyeux 1er Mai!”

Happy May 1st!

Students in preschool, pre-k and kindergarten celebrated the first day of May in a special way. In France, it is tradition to celebrate “Fete du Muguet” with a bouquet of flowers to wish happiness and good luck to family and friends.

In class, students created their own personal bouquet artwork to (virtually) share with their fellow classmates.

Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

Students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade participated in Shakespeare Day on April 23rd! During their English Zoom session, middle schoolers dressed in their finest Elizabethan attire and drank tea while reading sonnets and playing games about the author’s works and life.