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Conference on Competitiveness in an Artificial Intelligence Era on Oct. 21 (Followed by Cocktails & Networking)
The French-American Chamber of Commerce Education and High-Tech Committees, along with SKEMA Business School, are pleased to invite you to a conference on competitiveness in an Artificial Intelligence Era followed by a cocktail / networking event. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Thierry Warin, Director of the SKEMA Global Lab in Augmented Intelligence. Monday, October 21, 2019, 6P–9pm, at FASPS. Click here for details.
Mercer Island Preschool Association Toy Swap at Islander Middle School on Nov. 9
MIBGC 3x3 Basketball Tournament on Nov. 11
November 11, 1:30-6:30pm, at the Mercer Island Boys and Girls Club Gym. Check-in at 1:30pm. First game at 2:00pm. Finish at 6:30pm. Grab your friends and join us for our annual 3x3 basketball tournament: Boys & Girls divisions for grades 5-12. All participants will receive a tournament t-shirt to keep and a pizza slice and beverage. No fee for current MIBGC members. Prizes for Best Team Name; Best Team Uniform; 3-point Shooting Champ; Bracket Champions. Go to to register by November 6 at midnight. Email or call (206) 436-1939 with any questions. Interested in being an event Sponsor (Title: $1,500; Player Meal: $550; Hoop: $500; 3-point Shoot-out: $450), please call (206) 436-1939.
FASPS Will Host the Cinéclub Francophone on Nov. 19
From 6:00pm to 8:00pm: Le mystère Henri Pick will be shown. Email with questions.
Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival on Nov. 22 at Columbia Tower Club (Tickets on Sale)
FASPS Family Seeking French- and English-speaking Nanny
FASPS family with one child seeking a French- and English-speaking nanny for 30–40 hours a week beginning in November. Please email
Work for an Amazing Company in Paris, France!
Ultimately, we need a promotional merchandise industry veteran in Paris to work with our team there. This is a sales support role that has a lot of detail administration. It is a super-small team, so this person has to know the industry because there is little peer support to draw from. And, of course, he or she must speak fluent French! Click here for details.
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) 
Looking for Native French Speaker
A FASPS family is looking for a native French speaker to spend time with the kids during the weekends. Hours and dates flexible. Please call or text (206) 747-3022. Merci!
Looking for a French Tutor
For an adult (basic / intermediate level) once a week. Preferably on Saturdays; willing to travel. Please email
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.