September 2017 Newsletter

September 2017

September 2017
Woodside International School Newsletter

Back to school Potluck and Open House
Thank you to everyone who participated in our back to school potluck and open house last Friday! The food was plentiful and delicious, and visiting families were welcomed by our community. Thank you to Admissions Ambassadors Julie Zhou, Kevin Yao, Julian Vasquez-Silver and Avin Keith for serving as Tour Guides. We look forward to celebrating with all of you again!Progress Reports
The first progress reports of the year will be sent home with students this Wednesday, September 20th. If you do not have the opportunity to see your child’s report, please email Lina ( for an additional copy.

All-School Field Trip Thursday, September 21st
All students and full-time teachers will be visiting the MOMA this Thursday to see the Munch exhibit and view the museum’s permanent collection. All classes will be canceled for the day, and students should arrive to school by 9am. The day will end early at 2:00pm.

Indigenous People’s Day October 9th
School will be closed on Monday, October 9th in observance of Indigenous People’s Day. Classes will resume at 9:30am on Tuesday, October 10th.

Faculty Meeting Tuesday, October 10th
We will be holding our monthly faculty meeting on Tuesday, October 10th8:30am classes will be canceled, and all other classes will be held as usual. Students should arrive in time for their 9:30am classes.

Teachers’ Lunch Program
We are looking for volunteers to provide lunch for teachers on Thursdays throughout the semester. We ask that families bring food or money to feed 15 people, most of whom are vegetarian. Please contact Lina ( if you are interested in participating.

Thank you!
We are off to a great start this school year, and we appreciate your ongoing participation and support!

Upcoming Events
Full WIS Calendar

Progress Reports Fall I
September 20th

All-School Field Trip SFMOMA
September 21

Indigenous People’s Day
October 9th
No Class

Faculty Meeting
October 10th
Class begins at 9:30

University of San Francisco Tour

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017 the Seniors headed to USF and explored the campus. Our group was lead by Danica, a USF sophomore enrolled in the School of Education Dual Program. Listed are a view facts about USF:


Established: 1855 as the St. Ignatius Academy
Religious Affiliation: Catholic, Jesuit
Type: Private
President: Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J.
Motto: Cura personalis (care of the whole person)
Size of Main Campus: 55 acres

Incoming Freshman Class (Fall 2016)

Students: 1,596
Gender: Females 61.7%, Males 38.3%
Students of color: 73.8%
Average GPA: 3.40
Average Combined New SAT: 1211

Enrollment (September 2016)

All students: 11,018
Undergraduate: 6,745
Graduate (including law): 4,273

USF tied for 2nd in undergraduate diversity
-U.S. News & World Report, 2017

SFMOMA Field Trip Preparation

In preparation for the field trip this Thursday Advanced Art has been working on their own versions of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”. We have been discussing the expressionist painting movement as well as Munch’s impact and continued relevance in art history.

Parent Education Opportunity!

Parents Coalition of Bay Area High Schoolspresents:

Teen Sex Ed for Parents with Shafia Zaloom

Monday, October 30, 20177:30pm to 9:00pm

Teen Sex Ed for Parents
or How Parents Can Support Healthy Sexual Relationships through Courageous Conversations

with Shafia Zaloom, Health Educator at The Urban School
Event held at Drew School
2901 California St., San Francisco  94115
Door ticket prices: $15.00.

Learn more here!

Andrea C. Feeney
Director of Admissions and Advancement
Woodside International School of San Francisco and Wildshaw Foundation

Inquiring Scholars. Healthy individuals. Contributing Citizens.

1555 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA 94122

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