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Dinky Dunkers Basketball
Dinky Dunkers is a basketball program hosted and run by the Stroum Jewish Community Center (across the street from FASPS) for students in K-3. This is a chance for younger players to have fun playing basketball and learn about the fundamentals of the game in a recreational and enjoyable setting. Registration is currently open on the SJCC website. This is a fantastic segue into the FASPS Basketball Program which begins in Grade 4. Get started in Dinky Dunkers with FASPS friends!
 
The Upstanders: Film + Panel on Bullying on January 29 at 7pm at the JCC
The brain science behind all forms of bullying. The film highlights how we can learn to make a difference together. Film begins at 7:00pm and tickets cost $15. Click here for details.
 
Mercer Island Delegation to Sister City Thonon-les-Bains in February
The Mercer Island Sister City Association is sending a delegation to Thonon-les-Bains in February to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its sister city association with Mercer Island. If you might be interested in joining the delegation, please email Alan Merkle at amerkle206@gmail.com.
 
French Films Showing This School Year
The Mercer Island Sister City Association, along with the Mercer Island Arts Council, will show four French films this school year at Aljoya Mercer Island and the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church. All films are free, are shown in French with English subtitles, will be introduced by noted film expert Lance Rhoades, who will lead a discussion afterwards.
  • February 28: "Le Concert" (Radu Mihãleanu, 2009)
  • March 27: "Le Mystére Picasso" (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1956)
 
FASPS Will Be Presenting at the 2020 National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Annual Conference in Philadelphia in February
This is the independent school event of the year, and FASPS's Eric Thuau is proud to be a co-presenter with Joan Beauregard and others in a one-hour workshop titled, "Benefits and Boundaries: Heads of Schools Serving on Other Schools' Boards." NAIS conference attendees co-create the future with peers and influencers, dive deep into workshops that span roles and issues, and hear from visionary speakers.