On September 23, 2019, we kick off our 100% in 100 Days initiative for the Annual Fund, questing for participation from every parent. A best practice from peer independent schools, the condensed calendar channels energy and attention to the first half of the school year and allows the benefits of the Annual Fund to be felt right away.
Throughout the autumn months, excitement builds as each grade hits participation milestones. Chaired in 2019-2020 by parents José Medeiros (Leadership), Domingo Guerra (Early Childhood Division), Haim Zaltzman (Lower School), and Christine Wan (Middle School), a committee of volunteers invite their peer parents to support:
- Professional development—helping infuse teachers with fresh ideas, enthusiasm, and innovative approaches that they bring into their classrooms;
- Adjusted Tuition—making CAIS accessible to a diverse and talented student body, strengthening the learning experience for all;
- Program extras—including culturally rich and diverse field trips, robust English and Chinese library collections, outdoor education programming, service learning opportunities within San Francisco’s Chinese community, travel to China and Taiwan, and arts performances and exhibits that make CAIS one of the most outstanding Chinese and English dual language immersion schools in the country.
Annual Fund: A Potluck
Just as we all know our potluck duty is to bring something for everyone to share, so too does the CAIS community understand that everyone’s support for the Annual Fund helps set the table for the school’s greatness. All contributions are valued and vital for making it a success!