Support & Engage

Family Association

Coming together to inspire and build a strong community at SFS

Under the Redwoods 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 provides a range of options to help parents and caregivers get involved and support the SFS community.

There are countless ways to participate 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 once a month, and details on how to participate are shared in the school’s weekly 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 Crissy Koehler or Joey Goldman at

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 a 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:

Family/Community Events:

  • Community Cafes
  • Fall Festival
  • Family Movie Night
  • PechaKucha
  • Spring Social
  • Service Opportunities with the Public Purpose Committee

SFS Community Support:

  • Room Representatives for each class
  • New Family support
  • Affinity Group leaders

Family Education:

  • SFS Speaker Series
  • SPEAK event debriefs
  • Book clubs


  • 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, interests, and availability. Reach out to us at or on ParentSquare.