New Family Logistics

Just as the school year approaches its conclusion our New Family Welcome cycle begins. In the coming weeks we will provide you with details of summer events, the buddy program, a playdate directory, class lists and logistics for starting school.

At the April 21 New Parent Welcome cocktail, each new family received a tote bag care package that included: an illustrated history of the school, La Lettre (our glossy magazine) and a T-shirt trimmed in the school colors for your child. If you missed the event please come to our 2nd floor office to pick up your bag.

All Page street families for 2016-17 will soon receive electronic copies of a temporary family directory, of both new and continuing families, that can be used, together with class lists, to manage play dates. 

Before school starts we will assign user names and passwords for behind-the-scenes access to the school website. The e-mail will contain a link to a delightful and very informative podcast that will help you navigate and benefit from the various features. We will also post additional back to school items including: lunch information, Earthquake and Emergency Plan, Handbooks, Health updates and the like. 


Lori Luddington:

Wendi Karam:
Dana Olsborg:



Thursday April 21 -
New Family Welcome
Arts Pavilion, 5:30-8:30pm 

Saturday July 16 - Almost Bastille Day Family Crepe Celebration at Page Street
1155 Page Street, 2-4pm

Monday August 22nd - Right Before School Starts Play Date
Alta Plaza Playground, 2-4pm
(At this public venue we suggest that the children wear their new French American t-shirts.)

Special Progressive Induction for PK3 (See details)

Wednesday August 24 - First Day for Group A children: 9:15 – 11:30am

Thursday August 25 - First Day for Group B children: 9:15 – 11:30am

Friday August 26 - Second Day for all children including lunch: 8:40am – 12:30pm

Monday, August 29

  • Regular Day for all children: 8:40am – 3:15pm
  • Parent Orientation
    Includes “Back-to-School” information
    Multi-purpose Space: 9-10am

PK4 and K

Wednesday August 24th - First Day of School for PK4 and K

  • PK4: 9:30am – 3:15pm
  • K: 9am- 3:15pm

Thursday August 25th - Regular Day for PK4 and K
Welcome Time at Page Street begins at 8am. We recommend that all students arrive at 10-15 minutes before the official start time to settle in before Circle Time begins. 

  • PK4: 8:40am - 3:15pm
  • K: 8:20 - 3:15pm

Early dismissal every Friday for all students 1155 Page Street at 2:30pm to facilitate faculty planning meetings.

Wednesday August 31 - New K Orientation Coffee
(Not families having previously attended our own PK4)
Multi-purpose Space, 9-10am

Wednesday, September 7th - PK4 Back-to School Night
Multi-purpose Space, 5:30-7pm

Tuesday, September 13th - K Back-to School Night
Multi-purpose Space, 5:30-7pm

1155 Page Street Traffic Plan

Our Traffic Plan is essential reading for both new and returning Page Street families. Familiarity with the plan will do nothing less than inform your daily logistics and, hence, enhance your quality of life throughout the school year! We have revised start times and have updated policy for the Oak Street Shuttle and our staffed White Curb Zone.

Last year many parents used the school Directory to arrange carpools for the drop off and/or pick up at 1155 Page in September. This option is worth serious consideration. Carpooling has multiple virtues. It is green and saves a little money. It helps us reduce traffic impact in the neighborhood. It can be flexible and reciprocal. It is fun (very warm and fuzzy with young ones) and sociable. 

French American Parent Association (PK3-8)


Executive Board

Erin Reiling, PK3 & 3rd

Vice Presidents of Grades 6-8
Andrew Rosenfeld, 7th
Laurance Lee, 6th

Vice Presidents of Grades 1-5
Heidi Bjornson Pennell, 4th, 5th & 6th
Bridget Finn, 1st & 3rd

Vice Presidents of Grades PK3-K
Paige Mullen, PK4, 3rd & 6th
Jennifer Tagatz, K, K, & 2nd

Farshad Mashayekhi, 2nd & 3rd

Erica Pearson, 7th & 8th

Upcoming Events for New Families

  • July 2017
    • SatJul15 Almost Bastille Day Family Crepe Celebration 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM1155 Page Street

French American International School

Main building

150 Oak Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

Ph: 415.558.2000

Early Childhood Center

1155 Page Street

San Francisco, CA 94117

An independent Pre-K through 12th grade co-educational day school in the heart of San Francisco. The school delivers a rigorous bilingual (French/English) immersion program through middle school, culminating in either French Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate program in its International High School.

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