Community / Parents and Guardians

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 Chinese 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 2022-2023

FSA Co-Chairs 
Melanyann Garvin and Jaime Hersh 

Vice Chair
Jane Choi

Grace Ramos Wong 

Ben Wen

FSA Liaisons 2022-2023

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 2022-2023 grade liaisons:  

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

Event Chairs

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Erick & Josephine Tai, Kat Fang, Monica Louie, and Tracy Moeller
Fall & Spring Camping Dan Risman Jones and Michael Lee
Holiday FaireRachel Chen and Connie Lin
Gingerbread HouseKris Lin
Teacher & Staff Appreciation, Winter Denyse Clancy Langdoc and Janice Ong
LNY Parade Lucy Almers
LNY T-shirt ContestDenyse Clancy Langdoc and Janice Ong
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week, SpringInterested in chairing this, contact!
End of Year Potluck Eileen Horng
Room Parent CoordinatorsEleanor Chen and Lidiya Lukashova
Lost & FoundAlice Naranjo and Jenny Su
CAIS Spirit Wear BoutiquePauline Ang
Community Service:
On Lok

Jane Choi
Ben Wen
Community EventsSamantha Westien

Support FSA

CAIS Spiritwear Boutique
Shop the new CAIS Boutique for items emblazoned with your favorite Chinese immersion school! For a limited time, CAIS-branded Year of the Tiger swag is also available for purchase.

Help raise money for CAIS FSA while you shop on Bookmark*. 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.

* Here are instructions for how to use AmazonSmile via the Amazon Mobile App: AmazonSmile Mobile App Instructions @  

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 May 30 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