February 2017 Newsletter

February 2017

February 2017
Woodside International School Newsletter

Culture Night Potluck
Thank you to those who came to the potluck on Friday, February 17th and brought delicious food to share! We appreciate everyone’s involvement and support, and we are very proud of the wonderful diversity of our school community, now more than ever. We look forward to celebrating with all of you again before the end of the school year!Progress Reports Spring II
The second progress reports of the semester will be sent home with students on Wednesday, March 1st. If you do not have the opportunity to view your child’s report, please contact Lina (lina@wissf.org) for an additional copy.Walkathon Friday, March 17th
We will be holding our annual walkathon in Golden Gate Park on Friday, March 17th. This is a fundraiser for global humanitarian organizations, and we encourage everyone to contribute. All classes will be canceled for the day. We will meet at school at 9:00am and will return by 2:00pm. More information to come as it approaches.Faculty Meeting March 21st
We will be holding a faculty meeting the morning of March 21st8:30am 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.

Spring Break March 27- April 7th
We have two weeks off for spring break coming up at the end of March/beginning of April. School will be closed from March 27th – April 7th. Classes will resume as usual on Monday, April 10th.

Teacher’s Lunch
We are looking for volunteers to provide lunch for the teachers this semester! We ask that families provide food or money to feed 15 people, most of whom are vegetarian. Please contact Lina (lina@wissf.org) if you are interested in participating.

Upcoming Events
Full WIS CalendarProgress Reports Spring II
March 1stWalkathon
Friday March 17th

Faculty Meeting
March 21st
Classes begin at 9:30 am

Spring Break
March 27th – April 7th
No class

Valentine’s Day Bake Sale!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Valentine’s Day Bake Sale! We raised $250 which will go directly to MADRE, an international organization demanding rights for women and families around the world. We are grateful to everyone that donated baked goods, money, and time watching the bake sale. Thank you so much!

Social Justice Field Trip

Lina and the Social Justice Club students visited the Islamic Society of San Francisco on Monday, February 6th. Students met with one of the directors of the center and learned about Islam while sitting in the mosque. Students described it as a humbling experience and were interested in learning something new while making connections with other members of our local community. We hope to continue to develop a partnership with the Islamic Society in order to build bridges within our society.

Junior College Counseling 

Daniel Flores, a representative from Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne in Switzerland, visited the WIS Junior College Counseling on January 26th, and shared the following information with our students.

EHL is the first and #1 hospitality management school worldwide with double accreditation at the university level. First, it is officially recognized by the Swiss government as part of the University of Applied Sciences (HES-SO) and by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

The Bachelor courses are for candidates beginning their university studies who aim for higher management positions in the international hospitality industry. Below are some examples of career outcomes with our Bachelors of Science in International Hospitality Management:

·        Hospitality
·        Leisure and Tourism industry
·        Banking
·        Auditing
·        Real estate
·        Asset and Financial Management
·        Consulting
·        Marketing
·        Luxury products management
EHL offers the Bachelor program in English or French and either at our September or February intakes.  You may consult the website for information regarding admissions criteria and application deadlines: http://www.ehl.edu/eng. Also, for students looking for something to do over the summer, have them look into Summer Academy!

Parents Coalition of Bay Area High Schools

Teen Panel – March 20, 2017


Know your own child through the voices of peers

A panel of students from Bay Area high schools will tell you what teens are talking about and concerned about. They will share their insights with parents …. What are they worried about? What do parents do that they welcome? What do parents do that annoys them? What kind of support do they need from parents? These are just a few of the topics that may come up at this enlightening evening of teen opinion and discussion. Hilary Davis, MFT and Holly Greenberg, LMFT will moderate the panel.

March 20, 2017 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Jewish Community High School of the Bay
1835 Ellis St. (between Pierce and Scott)

Parking is available in a secure lot (enter on Pierce between Ellis & Eddy).


$10.00 donation is requested at the door.

This popular event sells out. Buy your tickets online and arrive early for good seats.

Andrea C. Feeney
Director of Admissions and Advancement

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