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FASPS Parent Employer Collecting Luggage for Treehouse
Leaving home can mean losing everything. Youth in foster care have to say goodbye to family and friends and change schools time and again. Oftentimes they are given a trash bag to transport their few belongings. “We would love luggage. It is something that hardly gets donated but is asked for a lot by our youth, who have to move placements frequently,” says Erika Lanier, Community Engagement Officer at Treehouse. At a time of year when we have so much to be thankful for, we want our foster care youth to have something to feel thankful for as well. We’ve partnered with Seattle-based nonprofit, Treehouse, to make sure kids in foster care can safely transport their favorite clothing and toys when so much else is taken away from them. Here’s how YOU can make a difference: Purchase a new piece of luggage; Donate like-new suitcases, duffel bags, or backpacks; Post about our luggage drive on social media or share this page with a friend. Simply bring the items you wish to donate to Expedia CruiseShipCenters, 3008 Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd SE, Sammamish, WA 98075 (in the Pine Lake Village Shopping Center). Open M–F 9am–5pm, Saturday 10am–3pm. New clothing, toys, and monetary donations (via this website) will also be happily accepted. Please submit all donations by Monday, November 25. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. Jaxson & Zareen Maurer, Owners, Expedia CruiseShipCenters Sammamish.
 
FASPS Alum Playing Orcus
Gabriel (Class of '19) will be playing the role of Orcus in the production of “She Kills Monsters” at Juanita High School on November 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 & 23. Tickets can be purchased on Brown Paper Tickets.
 
Read the Automne 2019 Issue of Made in France's le Mag' fr@ncophone
 
FASPS Will Host the Cinéclub Francophone on Nov. 19 From 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Le mystère Henri Pick will be shown. Email Sylvie@MadeinFrance-usa.org with questions.
 
NOV 22: Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival at Columbia Tower Club
Tickets on sale now: Click Here
 
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, three of them presented at Aljoya Mercer Island and one at 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.
  • November 22: "Seraphine" (Martin Prevost, 2008)
  • 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.