Support FASRI - Message from the Board of trustees
May 1, 2020
We reach out to you today to express our sincere gratitude for the loyalty and commitment of our unique international community during this unprecedented time. The ripple effect this crisis is having across the country and closer to home is hard to comprehend and we are still assessing the long-term impacts it will have.
So many have already experienced great hardship as a result of the Covid19 pandemic and many more will feel the effects moving forward. In the face of this hardship we wish to express our unflinching support to all members of our school community and recognize that many are already experiencing greater challenges than ever before. We wish to thank the members of our community who have supported us so generously in the past and who continue to support us through this difficult time. The investment you make in the school is a testament to the value you place in your children's education and the value you place in our community.
In recognition of the dedication of so many members of our community, we wish to affirm its continued strength and resilience through a show of support. To that end, our Board of Trustees is committed to help raise funds during this time of exceptional need. We pledge to match all funds raised by the community by Friday May 15th.
Throughout the years, FASRI has helped many families in need pay tuition and we want to ensure we continue to do just that, particularly with so many more families in need as a result of this crisis. Postponing the Rendez-vous Gala means we have lost a crucial piece of our annual fundraising. We sincerely hope our event will go as planned this fall however if we are not able to hold our Gala fundraiser an online auction will take its place. In the meantime, we continue to face the need for ongoing financial support from our community of givers.
The annual Gala raises crucial funds for the school every year, highlighting specific areas of need. This year's Fund-a-need was focused on raising critical tech funds. The current situation has greatly enhanced the need for better class-room tech in order to facilitate the highest quality distance learning we can achieve. Our goal for this fund is to raise $25,000. We recognize the financial strain so many are facing at this moment, but we ask that if you are able to show your support for our community of learners that you please join us in doing so.
We are grateful for the exceptional leadership of our Head of School Bénédicte Brouder who has faced an inconceivable challenge with strength and grace during her first year as our leader. The faculty and staff have done an amazing job adapting to distance learning. In spite of the many challenges we all face working from home, we can admire the growing autonomy and initiative FASRI students are learning through this new format. Thanks to a well-executed distance learning program designed and implemented by FASRI educators, our students will emerge from this crisis empowered and more responsible for their own learning. We are in awe of our student's confidence, creativity, and resilience in the face of these challenges, they stand as an example to our entire community.
We are all in this together. Stay safe and healthy. We look forward to the day when we can reopen the school and our children can be together again.
With warm regards,
The Board of Trustees