Welcome! The Parent Liaison Committee (PLC) is your link between home and school, and its priority is to provide school and volunteer information to our FAIS families. Co-chairs Stephanie Fernandes and Kirsten Kyllingstad, with division heads Catherine Cohen and Emmanuelle Burk, lead the monthly meetings.
Stay Informed: Click, Read, and Attend!
Parents and students feel more connected when they are informed. The PLC uses two sources to deliver information: (1) the Lower School and Middle School Weekly newsletter emails and (2) the monthly PLC meetings. PLC meeting summaries and presentation content are available on the website for our parent community.
Parents find volunteering and being an active member of the FAIS community to be rewarding and enriching experiences. The PLC offers several one-time or ongoing volunteer positions to fulfill your volunteer hours, including staff appreciation events, community service, yearbook, Run for the Arts, and lost and found. Some school-sponsored events and functions depend upon parent volunteers for their success, including the Annual Gala and la Fête du Vin. Whether as a class volunteer, committee member, or in a leadership position, parents share their time and talents in ways that support the School and our students.
The Lower School and Middle School PLC meet regularly, and its meetings provide a great place to connect with other parents and to hear the latest news from the division heads, school administration, and the Board. The meetings open with brief “State of the School” information provided by the Head of School, a division head, or perhaps a Board member, followed by updates from Admissions, Development, and other pertinent departments. During PLC meetings there are always opportunities for open, informal Q & A; all questions and discussions are welcome. We may also have an occasional relevant presentation in the second half of the meeting. Previous topics have included: “Transitioning to Middle School," “Internet Safety,” and “Choosing and Transitioning to High School." The PLC welcomes and encourages your input on topics of interest.
Whether you are a long-time family or are brand new to FAIS, getting involved is the best way to foster a great school community for our children. The PLC is an excellent starting point for meeting other parents, hearing news of the School, and learning about volunteer opportunities.