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Presenting the Philip Butler Smith Volunteer of the Year Award

Parents Help Make CAIS Great!

May 24, 2017 “The partnerships and friendships that exist in our community are a key ingredient to the school’s success, and one of the ways that this manifests itself is the spirit of volunteerism that exists among our supportive and engaged parents. As a token of gratitude for all the work our parents... » read more
CAIS Giants Game Party Sign Up

Take CAIS Out to the Ballgame!

May 12, 2017 A long-running ShowCAIS tradition has been the Fifth Grade Giants Party Sign Up spearheaded by beloved Fifth Grade teacher (and multi-sport coach) Mr. Ron Morris. Thirty-five CAIS students took in an epic-length home game at AT&T Park and the smiles were as big as the game was long! Mr. Morris... » read more
Releasing the Trout at Lake Merced

Shout Out for Trout!

April 24, 2017 In science this spring, students have been participating in the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Trout in the Classroom program, in which rainbow trout were hatched and raised in our classroom.  Students learned about the trout life cycle and their habitat and the ... » read more
Vote for 7th Graders' Video Contest Entry by March 29!

Thanks for voting CAIS Students' Wonderful Work

March 25, 2017 CAIS 7th graders Lena H., Alice C., and Anuhea T.’s video on Wuzhen, the “Venice of China,” has been named Semi-Finalist in the Youth Voices on China contest. http://youthvoices.1990institute.org/2017-entries/middle-school-semi-finalist-entries-2017/ Many thanks to the CAIS... » read more
Introducing Woodworking to the Pre-K Curriculum

Woodworking in ECD

March 21, 2017 When people think of woodworking in a preschool classroom, their reaction is usually one of surprise, concern, and even horror.  Real tools in the hands of three, four and five year olds?!  In the early childhood community, woodworking is recognized as a highly valuable activity for... » read more
8th Grader Lila C Cheered on by Family and Friends Alike

Cheering for Our Champ!

March 01, 2017 As winner (and defending champion from 2016) of the CAIS Spelling Bee, eighth grader Lila C. went on to the written round of the regional contest. We were delighted to learn that she has once again made the cut for the Bay Area Spelling Bee written exam (where the 200 school champs were whittled... » read more
Ms. Lee Interviews Author Chen Jiang Hong

A Personal Window into History

February 28, 2017 This Monday, February 27, 2017 author/illustrator Chen Jiang Hong visited CAIS all the way from Paris. He spoke with the 8th grade Chinese classes about his book Mao and Me, an autobiographical picture book about his childhood in China during the Cultural Revolution. He also visited the Lower... » read more
CAIS Girls Who Code Visit Twitter HQ

A Little Birdie Tells Us Girls Who Code Are Cool!

February 28, 2017 I am happy to report that we had a great visit to the Twitter headquarters yesterday afternoon. After touring the spectacular office space we met with a panel of women who work at Twitter in a range of different capacities. These women highlighted the variety of career opportunities at technology... » read more
CAIS MATHCOUNTS Team 2017

Multiplying Success

February 25, 2017 Congratulations to our CAIS mathletes who placed 2nd in the 34th Annual Golden Gate Chapter MATHCOUNTS competition this past weekend! CAIS mathletes competed against sixteen other San Francisco public and private schools before taking one of the top spots. Congratulations to CAIS team... » read more
CAIS Teachers Exploring Taipei

Taiwan Teachers Exchange Powered by CAIS Community Generosity

February 24, 2017 As part of the ongoing China Faculty Institute program created by the ShowCAIS 2014 Fund-A-Need, CAIS sent a team of 11 teachers and staff for one week over the February break to Taipei. The trip included a multi-day visit to Chingshin Elementary and Middle School(靜心國民中小學), learning... » read more
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