Coming together to inspire and build a strong community at SFS
Welcome to the Family Association!
The moment you become a parent/guardian at The San Francisco School, you become an important member of the Family Association.
We know that families have busy schedules, and the Family Association is here to provide a range of options to help parents and caregivers get involved and support the SFS community.
There are countless ways to help during the school year, from volunteering to support an event, to joining our monthly meetings, or taking on a leadership role.
Who leads the Family Association?
The Family Association (FA) is led by a collective of parents/guardians who have volunteered to take on a leadership role for the school year. They gather as a Leadership Committee to plan social events, community service opportunities, teacher and staff appreciation, family education and more.
The leadership team is also responsible for setting the annual goals for the FA, and oversees the management and communication of FA-led events and initiatives that are powered by volunteers across the school community.
The FA meets at least once a month, and details on how to join are shared in the Tuesday Note Home newsletter. Everyone is welcome!
If you are interested in a leadership role within the FA, or supporting in other ways, please contact our co-chair leads Tracy Kaplan and Crissy Koehler at email@example.com.
How can I get involved?
There are many opportunities throughout the school year to get involved! As a parent/guardian, you can sign up for a range of fun activities that can meet any busy schedule.
This may include helping to set up movie night on campus, dropping off ice cream or hot coffee for SFS teachers and staff during appreciation week, organizing students to make colorful signage for an event, running a potato sack race at an outdoor gathering, or attending one of our many family education events.
A typical school year includes the following meetings and events:
- Community Cafes
- Family Movie Nights
- Fall Harvest Festival
- Parent & Guardian Education Events
- Spring All School Gathering
- Service Opportunities with the Public Purpose Committee
SFS Community Support:
- Room Representatives for each class
- New Family support
- SFS Speaker Series
- SPEAK event debriefs
- Book clubs
- Community survey development
- Organize SFS community at various marches
- Get out the VOTE events
- Poster-making and letter-writing events
Gratitude and Appreciation:
- Teacher and Staff appreciation events
- Holiday gift collection and distribution
If you’re interested in helping with any of our meetings and events this year, please let us know! We’re always excited to welcome volunteers and match them to the best option for their time and availability. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on ParentSquare.
And check back here often to see upcoming events and recaps of past events, or look out for messages from us in the Tuesday Note Home.
The Fall Festival 2022
Welcoming the SFS community back for a day of fun on campus
The Families 4 Families Initiative
A joint venture by the Family Association and the Board of Trustee’s Public Purpose Committee, F4F explores poverty and homelessness in San Francisco.