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, from 8:30 a.m.—9:30 a.m. The dates are included on the FSA view of the CAIS School Calendar. Please join us!


FSA Co-Chairs 
Heather Madden and Connie Chieng

Vice Chair
Christine Wan

August Jaenicke 

Jane Wong

FSA LIASONS 2018-2019

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 2018-2019 grade liaisons:  

  • 8th Grade - Peter Shiau
  • 7th Grade - Tim Shen 
  • 6th Grade - Rong Pan
  • 5th Grade - Jean Yuan
  • 4th Grade - Ben Wen
  • 3rd Grade - Helene Kocher
  • 2nd Grade - Jane Choi   
  • 1st Grade - Kim Burns
  • Kindergarten - Melanyann Garvin
  • Pre-K - Cathy Lin


Mid Autumn Moon Festival / Back to School Potluck
Cathy Lin

Family Camping
May Ng

Holiday Faire
Erin Cummings

Teacher Appreciation (Winter)
Open (email

SF Chinese New Year Parade
Jenn Wang
Anna Popovici

Teacher Appreciation (Spring)
Rose Valencia-Tow

Kite Day (Pre-K Only)
Pre-K Room Parent

Ultra Arts Fair and Potluck
Stephanie Reynaga 

Community Service
Dan Chen
Ben Wen

Lower School Lost & Found
Open (email

CAIS Spirit Wear Boutique
Cindy Wang

Hot Lunch
Cindy Wang

Welcome Committee
Jennifer Chan
Eleanor Chen 
Janet Lee
Lina Li
Cindy Wang


CAIS Student Art