Recently at FASNY

December 10-14

December 3-7

November 26-30

November 12-16

November 5-9

October 29-November 2

October 22-26

October 15-19

October 8-12

October 1-5

September 24-28

September 17-21

September 10-14

September 3-7

June 11-15

June 4-8

May 28-June 1

May 21-25

May 14-18

May 7-11

April 30-May 4

April 23-27

April 9-13

April 2-6

March 26-30

March 19-23

January 21-28

January 13-20

January 8-12

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Assembly

The Village and Harbor Campuses held assemblies this morning honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy. A delegation from the Diversity Club shared their experience at SDLC, and students were invited to take a moment, especially Monday, to reflect on how they could improve inclusiveness.

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December 16-22

December 9-15

December 2-8

November 18-December 1st

FASNY hosts a Thanksgiving lunch for the less fortunate in our neighborhood

On Thanksgiving day, FASNY students, parents, teachers and staff came together to prepare and serve a Thanksgiving traditional lunch to the less fortunate in our neighborhood.

One guest sent us a thank-you note that we'd like to share with you.

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November 11-17

Career Day at the High School
The High School Students had the privilege to listen to and interact with presenters, most of them parents, who shared with them their work passion. The presenters ranged from engineer to marketer, from research scientist to ambassador, from writer to social worker, from environmental management specialist to Federal Reserve Bank of New York officer.
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November 4-10

October 21-November 3

Oct 15-20

October 7-14

October 1-6

September 24-30

September 16-23

September 8-15

New High School Campus officially inaugurated
FASNY celebrated the opening of its fourth campus in Westchester with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Friday, September 8 at its new location on Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck. The opening coincides with the announcement of the launch in September 2018 of a new International Program starting in 9th grade and taught entirely in English.
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August 24-September 7

Student Assemblies

At the Harbor, Village and Larchmont Campuses, students and faculty gather during assemblies at regular times throughout the year. During the first week of school, these moments when a whole community comes together are particularly powerful.

In Larchmont for example, the faculty prompted the students to find within themselves the values by which they should live together, in class and on campus.  They were summarized in the words Responsibility, Empathy, Solutions, Positive, Enthusiasm, Cooperation, and Time. Together, they form the acronym RESPECT. These values were illustrated during the assembly and will be revisited regularly in class.

 

 

Welcome Back!

We are thrilled to be back together!

This year is starting off full of energy as our High School Students and Faculty are discovering their beautiful new campus on 320 East Boston Post, dubbed "The Harbor Campus". With large, bright classrooms, state of the art labs, and Promothean boards, the setting provides an idyllic setting for our wonderful students and staff, who well deserve it! Add to this the student center with its colorful furniture and cafe-style tables and workstations, the outdoor seating area for lunch or just relaxing, and the location right next to Harbor Island and Mamaroneck Ave... they've got it all!

This year we are very happy to be welcoming 155 new students and 7 new teachers. They come from very different parts of the world, bringing an enrichment to our community and the learning experience in class that is one of FASNY's strengths.

The Middle School at the Village Campus, the Lower School in Larchmont and the Preschool in Scarsdale are strengthening their bilingual education programs.

The Preschool will be focusing on developing the social-emotional learning as well as strengthening its support of language acquisition for non-francophone and non-anglophone students.

The Lower School is now offering two makerspaces. In addition, 5th graders now have a media room where they can take the experience of creating class magazines many steps further. We can't wait to see what they come up with! Many teacher and student-led initiatives will center around the values of Respect, Responsibility, Creativity and Global Citizenship, which have been set as goals for all.

At the Village, faculty and students have reclaimed the space left vacant by the move of the High School, and reorganizing their teaching and social life for a true Middle School experience!




Preseason Sports

Scheduled the week before school, the preseason camps gave our fall sports athletes (cross country, soccer, and rugby) an opportunity for a few intense and fun days of training and tryouts!

Middle School teams practiced at the Village campus, while the High School teams traveled to Camp Pontiac in the Berkshires. “The JV Boys Soccer are ready,” said their coach David Bernard. “Having an intense time of practice with the players is any coach’s dream. Pontiac 2017 allowed us to work on technique and create team spirit. Our team has some very talented players and an interesting collective game. The team is young, which opens up perspectives for the future.” Tom Faure, Varsity Girls Coach, noted: “we welcomed new and old faces to the school and to the Varsity Girls team. I'm delighted to see that this is the most complete Varsity Girls team I've seen in 8 years at FASNY. It should be a great year!” For Thierry Colin, Cross Country Coach (and Economics teacher), it was “a true pleasure to start off the year with an enthusiastic team, balancing intense training (7 sessions in 3 days) with fun.”

Athletics Director Hugues O'csay noted that the preseason camp is also an excellent way to welcome our new students.

 


 

 Mornings at Camp Pontiac

 

Teachers explore: "Learning and the Brain"

 

Teachers sat for a full day of professional development centered around The Brain. Beyond studying the developmental stages of the brain, they explored pedagogical principles and techniques leading to the harmonious development of the student. The impetus of the workshop, in the words of Tim Burns who conceived and developed the training, is that "While it is obvious that the art of teaching and the act of learning are inextricably joined and highly interdependent, what isn’t as obvious are the evolutionary, anthropological, and neurobiological underpinnings of this dynamic process."

The teachers were enthusiastic about the training. "Tim Burns brought such clarity and excellent pedagogy to "walk us through our brain". The demos and exercises made it extremely interactive, engaging and boosting," said Floriane Prugnat.

 "Tim Burns's presentation of the different human developmental stages from birth to young adult and the importance of movement to the brain was amazing. It reinforced even more my philosophy of teaching a language to young children who are in the social-emotional stage through movement, music, rhythms, play, imagination and a lot of love!" said Pascale Mihailescu, PreK teacher. Agnes Champigny, 4th grade teacher, concurred, and will be incorporating more movement throughout the day in class. Art teacher Gayle Sporn "found this seminar enlightening"and has already had much success incorporating what she learned in her own teaching.

5th grade teacher Kim Kelly summarized: "Bow and Arrow, Chop, and Sword better than Rock, Paper, Scissors, shoot!" 

 

Promethean Boards

The Harbor Campus classrooms are equipped with Promethean boards, a brand of interactive whiteboard which allows the projection of an image from a laptop or a computer, as well as the interaction with the board through touch or specialized pens.

Before the start of the school year, teachers were trained to use the boards in the beautiful new classrooms at Harbor Campus. "I love our new promethean boards. They are very convenient to use." said Math Teacher Olivia Masse, summarizing the consensus around this new tool.


Crepes and Saxophone

Where else on earth will your child make crepes, learn French songs, and have a saxophonist play during class time? 

FASNY's Jump Start Camp the week before back to school eases children back into the School rhythm, while refreshing their skills in another language. Activities in French and English are fun and engaging, and there is no better way to reconnect with friends before school!

The videos and pictures below tell it all.

FASNY's camp and afterschool activities are open to the public. For information please visit www.fasny.org/beyond-the-classroom, or feel free to contact us at Afterschools@fasny.org.