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RSVP: Day of Service at GLIDE

Schoolwide Day of Service with GLIDE

Where: Glide is located at 330 Ellis at the corner of Ellis & Taylor. It is a short walk from the Powell BART/MUNI station.
When: Saturday, November 23, 2019; Sign up for a 2-hour slot between 7:00am-2:00pm

RSVP: To sign-up, please use this RSVP link. Advanced sign-up is required; we will close sign-up lists on November 5th.
Waivers required: Please find a waiver for minors here, and a waiver for adults here.

As part or our Urban Engagement Program, we have organized a school-wide service opportunity on Saturday, November 23 in coordination with a community partner, Glide Memorial Church, which runs one of the city’s largest meal programs. Parents, faculty, alumni, staff and children of all ages are welcome to sign up for a specific 2-hour slots between 7:00am-2:00pm on November 23rd. This will be a great way to connect, serve and engage with the wider community in the lead up to Thanksgiving!

We ask that LS and MS students who attend be accompanied by a parent/guardian. HS students can volunteer without a guardian, but please pre-arrange transportation accordingly (school will not provide transportation). HS students should check in with the Urban Engagement Coordinator, Michelle Haner, upon arrival/departure.

There's always something going on at French American + International. Below are a few of our favorites that serve our parents, alumni, and broader school community.

Welcome Events

New families quickly begin to feel at home at our school because we make it easy for parents and students to get to know one another, right off the bat. Before the start of each school year, we plan events for our families to get together.

We host a Crepe Party in June at the Maternelle campus for all families joining the Maternelle, a Welcome Cocktail in April for parents of newly-admitted students joining French American (Maternelle parents included, of course), a High School Welcome, also in April, for all rising Grade 9 parents and students, and a school wide Back-to-School Picnic each fall.

Community Salon Series

At our Salons, parents, faculty, alumni, and high school students get together to share and discover. Each Salon has a thought-provoking theme, such bio-technology, political engagement, and intellectual property.

These free community events include food and drink, are part of our wider Urban Engagement Program, and feature members of our school community who share their expertise and spearhead conversation.

Principal's Coffee

Every month, parents and principals grab coffee together and touch base about community news. Have a question or a story to share? We look forward to seeing you at our next Principal's Coffee.

Annual Auction

Our annual Auction in the spring is a fun, semi-formal event to dine, dance, and bid in support of our school. It is our biggest party of the year! All proceeds from the evening support our students, our teachers, and our school.

International Night of Culture

Following their global travel trips, our middle and high school students present what they learned while abroad for parents and other members of our school community. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Throughout the year, our parents have multiple opportunities to get together to volunteer. For instance, every year around Valentine's Day many parents head to the Glide Memorial Kitchen to make chocolate-covered strawberries together.


Speakers for Parent Educators and Knowledge (SPEAK) is a coalition of San Francisco K-8 schools that have joined together to enhance parent education.

We often host SPEAK events in coordination with other Bay Area schools, where we have enriching conversations about everything from gender creativity to diversity in learning styles.