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
  • End of Year Potluck


FSA meets monthly during the school year, at the Oak campus, from 8:15 a.m.—9:15 a.m. The dates are included on the FSA view of the CAIS School Calendar. Please join us!


FSA Chair 
Connie Chieng 

Vice Chair
Melanyann Garvin

Grace Ramos Wong 

Ben Wen

FSA LIAISONS 2020-2021

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 leadership. 

Many thanks to the 2020-2021 grade liaisons:  

  • 8th Grade - Rong Pan
  • 7th Grade - Jean Yuan 
  • 6th Grade - Christine Wan
  • 5th Grade - Helene Kocher
  • 4th Grade - Jane Choi
  • 3rd Grade - Karine Serra 
  • 2nd Grade - Wynne Kwee   
  • 1st Grade - Cathy Lin
  • Kindergarten - Daniel Risman-Jones
  • Preschool - Charlie O’Leary

Event Chairs

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 

Josephine Chan & Erik Tai

Fall & Spring Camping 

May Ng

Holiday Faire

Rachel Chen (+ Janice Ong, Cathy Lin & Denyse Clancy for Gingerbread Houses)

Teacher & Staff Appreciation, Winter 

Matthew Lombard, Cindy Chang

CNY Parade 

Lucy Almers

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week, Spring

Jaime Hersh, Matthew Lombard

End of Year Potluck 

Matthew Lombard

Room Parent Coordinators

Helene Kocher & Eleanor Chen

Lost & Found

Jaime Hersh & Alice Naranjo

CAIS Spirit Wear Boutique

Pauline Ang

Community Service:
On Lok

Jane Choi
Ben Wen

CAIS Student Art