Community / Family Involvement

Family School Alliance (FSA)

学校家长会 (FSA)


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 Lunar New Year parade
  • End of Year Potluck


FSA meets on the 1st Thursday of the month from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in person (location TBD at our new campus) and on Zoom. The dates are included on the FSA view of the CAIS School Calendar. Please join us!

FSA Leadership 2024-2025

FSA Co-Chairs 
Jaime Hersh and Jenny Su

Vice Chair
Jane Choi

Noriko Iwata

Fanny Zha

FSA Liaisons 2024-2025

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 2024-2025 grade liaisons:  

  • 8th Grade – Gina Chang
  • 7th Grade – Karine Serra
  • 6th Grade – Andrew McClelland
  • 5th Grade – Connie Lin
  • 4th Grade – Didem McCollum
  • 3rd Grade – Charlie O’Leary
  • 2nd Grade – Sowmya Shantharam
  • 1st Grade – Samara Tavares
  • Kindergarten – Kristina Choreva
  • Preschool – Eirini Courtney

Room Parent Coordinators 2024-2025

Eleanor Chen and Lidiya Lukashova

See full list of 2023-2024 Room Parents here

Event Chairs 2024-2025

Welcome Committee – Preschool and KDidem McCollum
Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Kat Fang, Monica Louie, and Tracy Moeller
Fall & Spring Camping Michael Lee, Samara Tavares, and Laurel Yang
Holiday Faire and Gingerbread HouseRachel Chen, Eileen Horng, Emily Kong, Wei Zheng, Kris Lin, Monica Louie, Jane Ly, and Tien-An Yang
Welcome Back Teacher & Staff Appreciation Denyse Clancy Langdoc and Janice Ong
LNY Parade Lucy Almers
LNY T-shirt ContestDenyse Clancy Langdoc and Janice Chiodo
Clothing ExchangeConnie Lin
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week, SpringJenny Jap and Wei Zheng
End of Year Picnic 
Lost & FoundPearlie Lee and Alice Naranjo
CAIS Spirit Wear BoutiqueTracy Moeller
Preschool Kite Day
Outdoor EventsAndrew McClelland
There With CareNina Wang
On LokJane Choi
Family HouseMarshall Lam

Support FSA

CAIS Spiritwear Boutique
Shop the new CAIS Boutique for items emblazoned with your favorite Chinese immersion school!

Sports Basement 
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 with Activity Hero and FSA will receive 5% back on your purchase when you use our affiliate program link:

Dragonfly Designs 
A San Francisco-based, woman AND CAIS PARENT-owned, full-service virtual art experience company specializing in corporate team building & events, client appreciation, life’s special occasions and art classes for adults and children. CAIS families will receive a 10% discount off their orders while CAIS FSA receives a portion of the proceeds to support our community activities. Use code CAISFSA.  Check out all the ways you can take advantage of this great partnership:

  • In-person birthday parties
  • Deluxe DIY gift boxes (need a useful idea to share with grandparents?  These can be gifted, wrapped and delivered!)
  • Virtual classes with supply kits (on-going and one-offs with live teachers)
  • On-demand classes with kits (take these on school break trips so kids are occupied when YOU need them to be!)
  • Adult Gatherings (sip some wine, hang with friends, be creative!)
  • Corporate Team Building events (work for a company that’s looking to plan a unique virtual event?  You can even get 10% off this!)

BEI Hotel
Looking for a venue for a Parent’s Night Out? Have family or friends coming into town? This beautiful location, with indoor and outdoor event space, is just minutes from the CAIS Oak Campus! BEI Hotel donates 5% of event bookings back to the CAIS FSA, so you can plan a fun event AND support the FSA!

Oliver’s Labels
Need labels for your child’s belongings? Consider ordering from Oliver’s Labels! They give 20% of your purchase back to CAIS FSA for all orders made through our link. Oliver’s Labels offers a variety of labeling options for all your child’s clothing, bags, shoes, water bottles, etc!

Farm Fresh to You
CAIS FSA is partnering with Farm Fresh To You to offer a unique and convenient way to eat healthfully! With each delivery of fresh, organic produce and natural grocery items you receive, CAIS FSA will earn 10% back when you add promo code “CAIS” to your account. 

With Farm Fresh To You, a variety of box types and sizes are offered, with over 100 varieties of organic produce and over 600 natural grocery staples and unique artisanal foods to choose from. Delivery frequency can be customized to fit your unique needs. Please see our fundraising link here for more information.

Order your cards, stationary and gifts from Minted, enjoy 20% off and FSA will also receive 15% donated back! At checkout, use the code: FUNDRAISECAIS

Short Story
Short Story is an Asian-founded, woman-led styling service for women 5’4″ & under. Enjoy a personal stylist experience with petite outfits tailored to your proportions, size, and style preferences. Each box includes 5-7 specially selected clothing pieces from sizes 00 to 20 Petite. Love it or return it – it’s that simple, with free shipping and returns. CAIS families enjoy 15% off their first purchase, and a 5% return on proceeds to CAIS FSA on every order. Sign up using Gift code: CAIS2024 

House of Clouds
CAIS-parent founded House of Clouds provides Chinese-inspired clothing options for Lunar New Year, year round daywear for children, as well as custom orders for Qipao (Cheongsam). FSA receives a 5% return on every order. 

FSA Operating Protocols