April 2017 Newsletter

April 2017

April 2017
Woodside International School Newsletter

Faculty Meeting, May 2nd
We will be holding a faculty meeting the morning of Tuesday, May 2nd. 8:30am classes will be canceled, and all other classes will be held as usual. Students should arrive to school in time for their 9:30am classes.Sports Day May 8th
We will be having a day of fun and games in Lindley Meadow in Golden Gate Park on Monday, May 8th! School will be closed for the day, and students should arrive to the park at 9:30am. A barbecue lunch will be provided.Expo Tuesday, May 9th
We will be holding our annual Expo on Tuesday, May 9th from 6:00-8:00pm. Student art work will be on display, musical performances will be held, and students will read a selection of their writings. We hope you can make it to support the great work our students have done this school year!Progress Reports Spring IV
The final progress reports of the year will be sent home with students on Wednesday, May 10th. If you do not have the opportunity to view your child’s report, please contact Lina (lina@wissf.org) for an additional copy.Final Exam Review Week May 15-19
We are nearing the end of the school year! The week of May 15 is a critical week, and students should make every effort to arrive to school on time and be present every day in order to prepare for their final exams. Teachers will be providing study guides and review materials.Final Exams May 22-24
Final exams will be held Monday-Wednesday, May 22-24. Students will be given an exam schedule during the review week. Students will not be excused from an exam unless there is an emergency. Please contact Lina if you have any questions.

Graduation May 31st
Our annual graduation and awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 31st at 6:00pm at the SF County Fair Building on 9th Avenue and Lincoln. Everyone is invited! More information to come as it approaches.

2017-2018 School Year
Please note that the first day of classes for next school year will be Wednesday, August 23rd. We look forward to welcoming our returning students back!

Upcoming Events
Full WIS CalendarFaculty Meeting
May 2nd
Class begins at 9:30Sports Day
May 8th
No ClassExpo
May 9th
6:00- 8:00 pmProgress Reports Spring IV
May 10th

Final Exam Review Week
May 15-19

Final Exams
May 22-24

May 31st

Social Justice Field Trip

On Tuesday, April 18th, Lina and the Social Justice Club students had a day of service learning in the Tenderloin. Everyone spent the morning at Glide Memorial Church and worked in the kitchen to prepare food for distribution to those in need. Students then took a walking tour of the neighborhood with a seasoned guide who has been working with local social service organizations for many years. The students earned 5 hours of community service for their work and were happy to be able to help.

Table Tennis Team

Table Tennis 2017 Woodside started the Spring off with a quick bounce, playing against Compass High. Our school is now a member of the Bay Area Small School Athletic League (BASSAL) and this month our Table Tennis team traveled to San Mateo for our first match of the season. The team (Alan Chan, Kiel Mayr, Bob Bao, and Adam Liu) won with grace and humility, providing the fans with back and forth excitement. The team continues the season with the following schedule: May 2 3:30pm Stanbridge School, May 8 3:00pm Sterne School, May 9 3:30pm Compass High at Woodside, May 16 4:00pm Lycee Tournament. If you want a soft serve go to Dairy Queen, but if you want to see some slicing competition, support the WIS Table Tennis Team!

Earth Day Community Service Field Trip

On Friday, April 21st all students and full-time teachers spent the day at Stern Grove working on various projects in the park. It was a beautiful day, and the students worked cooperatively to get a lot done. The park employees were very pleased and invited us back for next year. Students earned 5 hours of community service for participating in this field trip and got a commemorative Earth Day t-shirt. We appreciate everyone’s hard work and look forward to doing this again next year!

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