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Family Cultural Exchange Program (FCEP)

We encourage you to take part in the Family Cultural Exchange Program (FCEP). FCEP pairs international families who have children in the Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) program with host families from the general education classrooms. Any family with a child at G&P for at least one year can participate.

The program has two components. First, we encourage you to contact your partner family. This can range from a simple phone call now and then to touch bases, to playdates, or more organized activities. We’d like you to engage at whatever level is comfortable for you.

G&P will also host FCEP events throughout the year.

Although you can join at any time, we encourage you to fill out an enrollment form by October 11th so that the FCEP committee will have all forms when it meets to pair host and international families. All students should have received forms from their classroom teacher; they can also be picked up at the FCEP table in the lobby. Completed forms can be given to your classroom teacher, dropped off at the FCEP table, or emailed to Julie McKinney. We will announce partners and make introductions at the "World Food Potluck" on October 23rd. You will also receive an email with your partners’ contact information.

This is the third year for the program and we continue to grow in numbers! Please join us in building community, establishing friendships — and having a lot of fun!

Coordinator: Julie McKinney and Stephanie Reiss