Join Us - There's something for everyone!
Throughout the year, a variety of events are organized by and for the ASP parent and family community. On this page you will find information on recent and upcoming events.
Welcome Community Events
ASP offers a wide variety of social events and programs for parents designed to welcome new families and connect returning families, including Grade Level Coffees and the below key events:
- PFA Welcome Meeting
- All School Community Picnic
- Living Skills Seminars -'Food in France', 'Healthcare, Security, Transport', 'Navigating ASP and Shopping' NOTE: A Mid-Year Living Skills Seminar will take place in January for families who have arrived after the start of the school year.
- Community Connections Fair
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 - The PFA organizes this year-end holiday event with arts and crafts, music and other fun activities geared primarily towards Lower School students and families. A special white-bearded visitor is rumored to stop by on this date - you won't want to miss it! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!
Bonne Année Cocktail
Our all-school, adult cocktail follows the French tradition of welcoming the New Year in the month of January. Don’t miss this annual gathering of ASP parents, faculty and staff, compliments of the ASP Board of Trustees.
The ASP Visiting Writer Program
For the past fourteen years, thanks to a generous gift from literary agent Steven Barclay (ASP Class of 1977), ASP has been able to showcase one of the literary world's best known authors at our Visiting Writer Program. This event is one of ASP's premiere community events and is a highlight of the school calendar. See more
Each Spring ASP celebrates its incredible diversity through International Day, a fun-filled showcase of food, music, crafts and games from around the world, especially from the countries represented in the ASP community. See more about this special event.
Volunteer Appreciation Celebration
Volunteers are an essential and valuable resource. So many events and projects would not be possible without their effort and committment. At the end of every school year we set-aside a special afternoon to recognize and thank our parent volunteers wholeheartedly for the time and input they have contributed to our school. MERCI!
Back To School Family Barbecue
On Saturday, Sept 3, 2016 we held our first-ever Welcome Back BBQ. Overall, about 830 ASP family members attended the event (900 with staff and security!) - more than we had ever anticipated or dreamed of! The atmosphere was so convivial, the weather was great and everyone seemed to really enjoy the day. The BBQ, the musical entertainment, the Clubs, the games, the grounds and security - everything was perfect!
LS "Trunk or Treat" Event
The 2nd annual LS "Trunk or Treat" took place Saturday, Oct 15. A fun filled afternon for children and parents alike. The 'Habitat for Humanity' student slub offered face painting and "trick or treat" bag decoration. Our mascot, Lafayette, helped lead the over 100 "trunk or treaters" to the procession of decorated trunks. Enjoy the highlights.
- International Day
Each spring, the American School of Paris celebrates its vibrant, diverse, family-oriented community with International Day, a fun-filled festival where visitors can sample traditional delicacies, participate in amusing games, shop a variety of gifts, and enjoy music and dance from around the world.Read more
- Visiting Writer Program
- Community Connections Fair
- Volunteer Appreciation
- Living Skills Seminars
- Bonne Année Celebration
- Winter Fest
A re-vamped holiday offering for 2015, this event will be designed specifically for Lower School families.Read more