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 2nd Thursday of the month from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in person at the 150 Oak Campus (4th floor, Room 497) and on Zoom. The dates are included on the FSA view of the CAIS School Calendar. Please join us!

FSA Leadership 2023-2024

FSA Co-Chairs 
Jaime Hersh and Jenny Su

Vice Chair
Jane Choi

Denyse Clancy-Langdoc 

Fanny Zha

FSA Liaisons 2023-2024

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 2023-2024 grade liaisons:  

  • 8th Grade – Samantha Westien 
  • 7th Grade – Gina Chang
  • 6th Grade – Karine Serra
  • 5th Grade – Andrew McClelland
  • 4th Grade – Connie Lin
  • 3rd Grade – Didem McCollum 
  • 2nd Grade – Charlie O’Leary  
  • 1st Grade – Sowmya Shantharam
  • Kindergarten – Eileen Horng
  • Preschool – Karin Wu

Room Parent Coordinators 2023-2024

Eleanor Chen and Lidiya Lukashova

Event Chairs 2023-2024

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Kat Fang, Monica Louie, and Tracy Moeller
Fall & Spring Camping Michael Lee, Dan Risman-Jones, Laurel Yang
Holiday FaireRachel Chen and Connie Lin
Gingerbread HouseKris Lin and Tien-An Yang
There With CareNina Wang
Teacher & Staff Appreciation, Winter Denyse Clancy Langdoc and Janice Ong
LNY Parade Lucy Almers and Catherine Mar
LNY T-shirt ContestDenyse Clancy Langdoc and Janice Chiodo
LNY Outfit SwapTaoran Heitner
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week, SpringJenny Jap
End of Year Potluck Stephanie Chow and Pearlie Lee
Lost & FoundAlice Naranjo and Jenny Su
CAIS Spirit Wear BoutiqueTracy Moeller
Preschool Kite DayKarin Wu
Community EventsAndrew McClelland, Carol Chen, and Marshall Lamm
On LokJane Choi
PomeroyBen Wen

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, and the FSA will receive a percentage of your purchase. 

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!)

OneHope Wine
OneHope is proud to offer the CAIS community and our extended families and friends the opportunity to purchase wine and donate 10% back to CAIS FSA. Additionally, the more you buy, the more you save. When you buy 4 bottles you get a 5% discount, 6 bottles 15%, and 12 or more bottles a 25% discount. Visit our fundraising page and purchase by August 28 to support CAIS 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!

FSA Operating Protocols