American School of Paris

The main reason for the timing of this visit was Melissa’s 30th high school reunion at the American School of Paris, which coincided with with Homecoming 2018 celebration. This is the 72nd anniversary of the school; they were going to hold a 70th anniversary celebration but apparently much of the campus was a construction site at the time. Several buildings were torn down, including one that had Melissa’s classrooms, and in their place several new ones were built.

We participated in three homecoming events. First was the welcome reception on Friday night. We requested a baby sitter for the kids during this event, as did many other parents. However, of the 10 children who were registered only our three showed up. We told them this was fine because they sometimes feel like 10 children. While they were spending time with the babysitters at the playground and doing activities we walked around campus, listened to a talk from the Head of School, and had a glass of champagne or two.

The next day we attended the international fair at the school which was pretty fantastic. There were lots of bounce houses and other activities for the kids. There were also food tents from many different countries. It was like a global tapas bar. We enjoyed food from Switzerland, Iran, Korea, Argentina, France and England. We also got to see many parts of Melissa’s high school (she attended ASP for her senior year).

On Saturday night Melissa and Chris went to La Soirée at the Musèe des Arts Forains while our traveling au pairs watched the children. The Musèe was essentially a kids carnival that has been repurposed for adults. Super fun evening!

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