FMS First Trimester Update
Mon, Dec 2 7:23am

Dear College Park Families,

Welcome back from the Thanksgiving break. We would like to provide you the First Trimester Update for the 2019-2020 school year.

We would first like to thank you all for making the FMS Gift Card fundraiser a big success! Your participation raised over $4,100 for FMS. We would also like to give a HUGE shout out to Cathleen Chau for her hard work in making this fundraiser such a big success and making holiday gifting so much easier for all of us. Thank you Cathleen!

Fundraising Update:

As of October 31, 2019, we have raised $89,500 (39%) of our $232,025 fundraising goal. We really need your support to reach our fundraising goal of $232,025.

If we are not able to reach our fundraising goals for next year, we may be forced to cut the Mandarin Aide hours for the 2020-2021 school year, which could have a significant impact on the Mandarin programs.

GIVING TUESDAY IS TOMORROW! Please support FMS by making your donation on Giving Tuesday. Some employers such as VISA are doubling their matching donations on Giving Tuesday. You can see if your employer will match your donations here. Please request a matching donation. We accept donations year round. No gift is too small to help support FMS and the Mandarin programs. Make your donations here!


Join us for FREE Donuts this Friday, 12/6 @ 8:15am at the College Park Front Gates


2020 Upcoming Events:

We are very proud to continue to host events that support community building, fundraising and cultural awareness. Please mark your calendars for the following 2020 events:

  • Feb 8, 2020 – SF Chinese New Year Parade
  • Mar 7, 2020 – FMS Fundraiser Gala CASINO ROYALE at Hilton SFO Airport Bayfront in Burlingame
  • TBD—May 2020 – Multilingual Language Fair at Foster City Public Library

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the event chairs for leading our FMS sponsored events:

FMS Fundraiser Gala Team: Lena Yin, Cathy Szeto, Tammy Shueh and Laura Ing

SF Chinese New Year Parade Team: Dora Mok and Sherry Tien

Multilingual Language Fair: Van Nguyen

On behalf of the FMS Board, we wish you all a very happy holiday season and a happy, healthy prosperous new year!

Best regards,

Nhi Huynh

FMS Chair