Family School Alliance (FSA)

The Family School Alliance includes all CAIS parents and guardians of students and is focused on supporting the school’s mission, values and programs through volunteer service, community building and events.

All parents and guardians of students as well as all faculty and staff are automatically members of the CAIS FSA and are invited to attend general meetings. CAIS faculty members—represented by the early childhood, lower and middle school directors—have an important voice and are encouraged to attend.


FSA organizes a variety of events and activities which draw our community together socially, including:

  • Mid-Autumn Moon Festival/Back to School Potluck
  • Fall and Spring Family Camping Weekends
  • Holiday Faire
  • CAIS’s participation in the San Francisco Chinese New Year parade
  • Ultra Arts Fair and Pot Luck


FSA meets monthly during the school year, at the Oak campus in room 469, from 8:00 a.m.—9:00 a.m. The dates below are also included on the FSA view of the CAIS School Calendar. Please join us!

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017
  • Tuesday, June 6, 2017


FSA Co-Chairs 
Rose Valencia-Tow and Heather Madden

Vice Chair
Peter Shiau

Jane Wong

August Jaenicke 

FSA Liaisons

Parents are welcome to email at any time. In addition, FSA has a network of parent grade liaisons who volunteer to facilitate communication between their grade and the FSA Board. 

Many thanks to the 2016-2017 grade liaisons:  

  • 8th Grade - Currently vacant. For more information, please email FSA.
  • 7th Grade - Freda Kong
  • 6th Grade - Greg Iboshi, Mark Matsuno, and Jane Wong
  • 5th Grade - Tim Shen
  • 4th Grade - Christine Wan
  • 3rd Grade - Stephanie Reynaga
  • 2nd Grade -  Tim McCormick and Ben Wen 
  • 1st Grade - Helene Kocher
  • Kindergarten - Rong Pan, TC Heiner
  • Pre-K - Lilly Huang


CAIS Spirit Wear Boutique
Dana and Jeff Anhalt

Community Service
Susan Lai Collins

Family Camping
Angela Lewis

Holiday Faire
Erin Cummings
Carolyn Wang

Hot Lunch
FSA Board at 

Kite Day
Carol Chen, Denise Ching, and Cindy Wang

Lower School Lost & Found
FSA Board at

Mid Autumn Moon Festival / Back to School Potluck
FSA Board

SF Chinese New Year Parade
Connie Chieng
Heather Madden
Rong Pan
Rose Valencia-Tow

Ultra Arts Fair and Potluck
Stephanie Reynaga

Teacher Appreciation (Winter)
Freda Kong
Rong Pan
Christine Wan

Welcome Committee
Margo Kong, chair
Erin Cummings
Bryant Jenkins
Laura Lockwood
Rong Pan


CAIS Student Art