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 LEADERSHIP 2019-2020
Connie Chieng and Cindy Wang
FSA LIASONS 2019-2020
Parents are welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 2019-2020 grade liaisons:
- 8th Grade - Tim Shen
- 7th Grade - Rong Pan
- 6th Grade - Jean Yuan
- 5th Grade - Ben Wen
- 4th Grade - Helene Kocher
- 3rd Grade - Jane Choi
- 2nd Grade - Grace Wong
- 1st Grade - Melanyann Garvin
- Kindergarten - Cathy Lin
- Pre-K - Daniel Risman-Jones
SchoolFoodies is the hot lunch provider for ECD and Lower School and an option for Middle School. Use the following school codes to register.
Lower School (K-4th): CAISFSA
Lower School (5th): CAIS5
Middle School (6-8): CAISMID
Help raise money for CAIS FSA while you shop on Amazon.com. Bookmark smile.amazon.com*. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you are prompted to select an organization, search for and select “Chinese American International School” and you’re set! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to CAIS.
* This link is not available via the Amazon Mobile App. If you’d like to use smile.amazon.com on your mobile device (phone, iPad, etc) you will need to use the device’s browser.
Shoppers must enroll in the Basementeers Program in person to receive 10% off purchases and ensure that 10% of profits go to the FSA. CAIS FSA is listed in the Sports Basement program as “CAIS Chinese American.”
Book after school and weekend activities, and the FSA will receive a percentage of your purchase.