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CAIS Bridge Class Bridging Generations

CAIS After School Class Bridging the Generations

September 27, 2016 CAIS Bridge Class instructor Deborah Drysdale writes, “The class is going terrifically this year, thanks to the participation of parents and grandparents, teachers, AND, of course, students. We have two tables of Handz players, an intermediate and an advanced table! Snacks are healthy (yay,... » read more
Annual Fund is off to a soaring start!

Soaring Start to Annual Fund 2016-2017

September 23, 2016 CAIS parent volunteers (and children) launched the Annual Fund with “Smile Style” this morning. Annual Fund Co-Chairs Allana Helland, Helene Kocher, and Andrew Owen were joined by Class Captains Claudia Choy and Hanna Wang and Head of... » read more
Mid-Autumn Festival Bulletin Board at Oak Street Campus

花好月圆 and Happy Mid-Autumn Festival

September 15, 2016 CAIS celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival by sharing moon cakes with students, teachers and staff on all three campuses. This year, we were delighted to find a baker who makes moon cakes without using peanut oil or nut related ingredients! Giving a nod to his tongue-in-cheek realization... » read more
Teamwork without words in Ms. Sherman's science class

Building the Pyramids...Without a Word

September 10, 2016 For their previous 10 years or so together, CAIS eighth graders have been learning two languages side by side. In Ms. Sherman’s science class this week, they had to tackle a task without being able to use ANY of those words! Students had a blast working together to construct a pyramid of... » read more
Eighth Graders at the premiere of the Dream of the Red Chamber opera

Premiere Opportunity

September 07, 2016 Eighth graders had a spectacular opportunity to see the world premiere of an exicting new operatic production of a classic Chinese novel, Dream of the Red Chamber at San Francisco Opera. As Head of School Jeff Bissell noted, “eighth graders’ field trip to the dress rehearsal... » read more
CAIS teachers and staff greeted new colleagues with a fun game

Smiling Our Way into the New Year

August 23, 2016 “Institute Week” is a CAIS tradition to welcome teachers back to campus and structure preparations for the school year ahead. In addition to devoting these days to professional development, mastering technology updates, and understanding new procedures for 2016-17, Institute Week gives... » read more
Class of 2016

Graduation 2016

June 15, 2016 Alumna Elyssa Tong ’10 served as CAIS Graduation 2016 emcee and guided eighth graders, fifth graders, and their families through this milestone moment. The ceremony was full of beautiful grace notes, including retiring Chinese language teacher Jiun Chou Young’s wit and wisdom and... » read more
CAIS students shared their skills at the Street Soccer Fest

Bringing Communities Together Through Sports

May 23, 2016 CAIS students volunteered at the Western Addition Street Soccer Fest on Friday, May 20. Held at Margaret Hayward Playground at Laguna & Gough Streets (neighboring the 888 Campus), the event is a collaboration between Street Soccer USA and the Mo Magic Collaborative.... » read more
Pre-K Messy Art Day

"Messy Art" Molds Minds Well

May 20, 2016 This week saw the annual “Messy Art Day” bloom in full color at ECD. Started by art teacher Lisa Ostapinski, the tradition is a full-bodied celebration of artistic expression and sensory experience. Ms. Ostapinski explains, “Children at this age learn with their senses and... » read more
Black Pearl Music Ensemble performs in Oakland

CAIS Musicians on Tour

May 17, 2016 Seventh graders in the Black Pearl Music Ensemble had bookend performances around the Bay today. First stop was an assembly at the Lighthouse Community Charter School in Oakland, followed by their outdoor performance at the Spreckels Temple of Music (bandshell) in the Music Concourse at Golden... » read more
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