Located in Lowell, Massachusetts, Franco
American School is a private, Catholic, elementary school for students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade and is accredited
by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Rooted in Gospel values and academic excellence, we provide a challenging
curriculum, while promoting self-worth, respect, responsibility, and a commitment to faith and social justice.
To prepare students to make
informed choices and decisions and to grow as citizens aware of their responsibilities to family, community, faith, and world.
Machines That Make Our Lives Better
Third-grade students were asked to create models of machines that make our lives better. During a presentation
for parents and other guests, students demonstrated how their machines work. Below, Ben Georgoulis shows the audience
how his computer works.
Spelling Bee 2013
Congratulations to our 2013 spelling bee champion and runners-up: Eighth-grade student Radhika Bhagat, first
place; seventh grader Onyeamaechi Gold Onyenwe, second place; and sixth-grade student Katherine Huang, third place.
Sandra Brazier's fifth-grade explorers recently presented their journals, treasures, maps, and artifacts from
their voyages to various lands around the world. Philip Tran and Karen Bun are shown with their projects.
Music and Food...What a party!!
Sixth-grade students treated others to some multicultural music, food, and customs during their recent World
Cultures Day. Pictured below are Marina Cardenas and Patricia Adesanya.
FAS Science Fair 2013
Congratulations to Tejasri Vempati, first-place winner at the 2013 FAS science fair!
Radhika Bhagat placed second, and Victoria Bradley, grade 6, placed thrid. Jonath Ross, Katherine Huang, Helen Early,
all grade 6, and seventh grader Kyra St. Phard, received honorable mention.
Congratulations to all students who
participated, and thank you to Sue Glasheen and Danielle Latta for organizing the event.
FAS is Mad About Science!
Students at FAS were treated to another Mad Science presentation recently. Thank you to Franco American School's
PTO for sponsoring this annual event!
Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Second-grade students celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday by participating in a variety of activities
that paid tribute to the beloved children's author.
Students in Lillian Bernier's third-grade class studied volcanoes recently. Below, Ajay Vempati, Ben Georgoulis,
and Okechukwu Emmanuel Onyenwe watch as their volcano erupts (As an aside, this activity took place during a schoolwide
Second-grade students in Tracy Landry's class have
been honing their creative writing skills through a project called Squiggle Stories, where they create pictures out of squggly
lines and then write stories about their pictures. Check out the photos below of students hard at work on their masterpieces.
The doctors are in!
Parth Patel talked to FAS school nurse Jane Marie Henrick about his specialty, the stomach, during the annual fifth-grade
medical convention, which was held recently.
Click here to view the Franco American School 2012-2013 calendar.
Upcoming Dates to Remember
Students will be dismissed at 11:30 on Wednesday, May 15, so that teachers are able
to participate in professional development.
Students who have taken piano lessons during the 2012-2013 school year
will perform in a recital on Thursday, May 16. Students in kindergarten through grade 4 will play in
an afternoon performance at 3 p.m., while students in grades 5 through 8 will play at 7 p.m. Parents and friends are
Students in grades 4 and 5 will visit The Butterfly Place on Friday, May 17.
On Wednesday, May 22, at 7 p.m., students who have taken violin lessons during the 2012-2013 school year
will perform in a recital. All are welcome to attend!
Students in grade 2 will have a First Communion celebration
on Friday, May 24, at 9 a.m.
Students in grade 8 will take their final exams during the week of
School will not be in session on Monday, May 27, in honor of Memorial
The fourth-grade class will be hosting their annual state fair on Friday, May 31, from 12:30
p.m. until 2 p.m. Parents are welcome to attend.
Eighth-grade students will commence on Sunday, June
9, at 1 p.m. in Franco American School's chapel.
The school will hold graduation ceremonies
for children in prekindergarten and kindergarten on Tuesday, June 11.
Students will be dismissed
for summer recess on Friday, June 14, at 11:30 a.m.
Click here for the May lunch menu.
Box Tops for
Education, Labels for Education, Capri Sun Pouch Brigade, Tyson Project A+, and More!
link below to learn about the many ways you can support FAS without spending any additional money!
Third-Grade Students Build Habitats
Students in Lillian Bernier's third-grade class studied the habitats of various animals from around
the world. Parents and peers had the opportunity to listen to their presentations and view their homemade habitats.
Community Service at Franco American School
In the fall, students enrolled
in the after-school enrichment program painted the statues of the Nativity located at the House of Prayer as a community service
project. Kudos to the students who participated, and thank you to Rosemary Flitcroft, the after-school activities coordinator!
Check out the slideshow below!
Martial Arts at Franco American
Many of our younger students learn Tae Kwon Do every Wednesday
after school from instructors at Tiger An's. Check out the slideshow!
Birds of Prey Come to FAS
In October, Tom Ricardi, the director of the Massachusetts Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Facility in Conway, MA, taught
FAS students and staff about owls, hawks, eagles, vultures, and more during his live presentation right at Franco American
School. What a treat!
Students in Sandra Brazier's fifth-grade class conducted an archaeological dig! Check out the slideshow
below to see what they dug up!!
Safety at FAS
Kindergartners learned about fire safety during a recent visit from
Captain Phil Charron of the Lowell Fire Department.