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 2017-2018

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 2017-2018 grade liaisons:  

  • 8th Grade - Freda Kong
  • 7th Grade - Mark Matsuno and Peter Shiau
  • 6th Grade - Tim Shen
  • 5th Grade - Dan Chen
  • 4th Grade - Jean Yuan
  • 3rd Grade - Tim McCormick and Ben Wen
  • 2nd Grade - Helene Kocher   
  • 1st Grade - Rong Pan
  • Kindergarten - Kim Burns
  • PAECE (Pre-K) - Melanyann Garvin


CAIS Spirit Wear Boutique
Kim Burns and Cindy Wang

Community Service
Susan Lai Collins

Family Camping
Angela Lewis

Holiday Faire
Erin Cummings
Laura Lockwood

Hot Lunch
FSA Board at 

Kite Day
Cindy Wang and TBD

Lower School Lost & Found
Rose Valencia-Tow

Mid Autumn Moon Festival / Back to School Potluck
FSA Board

Teacher Appreciation (Winter)
FSA Board

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

Teacher Appreciation (Spring)
Rose Valencia-Tow

Ultra Arts Fair and Potluck
Stephanie Reynaga 

Welcome Committee
Kim Burns
Jennifer Chan
Eleanor Chen 
Melanyann Garvin
Cindy Wang
Stefani Wedl


CAIS Student Art