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 on the 2nd Thursday of the month on Zoom from 9:15-10:15 a.m. The dates are included on the FSA view of the CAIS School Calendar. Please join us!



FSA Co-Chairs 
Melanyann Garvin and Jaime Hersh 

Vice Chair
Jane Choi

Grace Ramos Wong 

Ben Wen

FSA LIAISONS 2021-2022

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 2021-2022 grade liaisons:  

  • 8th Grade - Jean Yuan 
  • 7th Grade - Christine Wan
  • 6th Grade - Samantha Westien
  • 5th Grade - Soyeba Ruman
  • 4th Grade - Karine Serra
  • 3rd Grade - Jenny Su 
  • 2nd Grade - Cathy Lin  
  • 1st Grade - Daniel Risman-Jones
  • Kindergarten - Charlie O’Leary
  • Preschool - Jessica Sugg

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 

Cindy Chang

CNY Parade 

Lucy Almers

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week, Spring

Jaime Hersh

End of Year Potluck 

Position Currently Open

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