January 2017 Newsletter

January 2017

January 2017
Woodside International School Newsletter

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!
Happy New Year! We hope everyone enjoyed the holiday break, and we look forward to continuing to work together in the new semester! In this new era of leadership in our country, we feel that it is more important than ever to band together and remain positive and hopeful. We appreciate all of your continued involvement and support!Fall Semester Reports
The fall semester reports were mailed home on January 5th. These included students’ final semester grades and comments written by their teachers. If you did not receive your student’s report, please contact Lina (lina@wissf.org).

Faculty Meeting January 24th
We will be holding a faculty meeting the morning of January 24th. 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.

No School Friday, January 27th
School will be closed on Friday, January 27th in observance of the Lunar New Year. Classes will resume as usual on Monday, January 30th.

Progress Reports Spring I
The first progress reports of the new semester will be given to students on Wednesday, February 1st. If you do not have the opportunity to view your child’s report, please contact Lina for an additional copy.

Culture Night Potluck Friday, February 17th
We will be having our annual Culture Night Potluck the evening of Friday, February 17th from 6:00-8:00pm. Please save the date! We hope to see you there to celebrate the wonderful diversity of our community. Please bring a dish from your culture to share.

No School Monday, February 20th
School will be closed on Monday, February 20th in observance of Presidents’ Day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 21st after our faculty meeting. Students should arrive to school on Tuesday in time for their 9:30am classes.

Baby Pictures
We would like to include your child’s baby picture in this year’s yearbook. Thank you to those who have already sent them! Those who haven’t yet, please send a photo to Ariel by the end of this week (aedwards@wissf.org).

Upcoming Events
Full WIS Calendar

Faculty Meeting
January 24th
Classes begin at 9:30 am

Lunar New Year
January 27th
No class

Progress Reports Spring I
February 1st

Culture Night Potluck
February 17th

President’s Day
February 20th
No class

Advanced Art

The past two weeks of Advanced Art have been focused on Op Art. Students Looked at the work of Bridget Riley, Victor Vasarely, and Frank Stella. After looking at a variety of paintings and sculptures the students created their own black and white drawings in order to explore the figure-ground relationship.

Parents’ Coalition of Bay Area High SchoolsPresents:

“Marijuana and Beyond: Teen Drug Use in 2017”
featuring Danielle Ramo, PhD, UCSF Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Return of highly popular speaker and specialist in adolescent and adult substance abuse.

Monday, February 6 at 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Archbishop Riordan High School 175 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco

$10 contribution requested at the door.
Non-member tickets available at http://parentscoalition.net/annual-calendar-of-events-2016-2017/with-danielle-ramo-phd-spring-2017/.

This will be a 2017 update on Dr. Ramo’s outstanding 2016 presentation, which you can review here: http://parentscoalition.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Click-here-to-download-Danielle-Ramos-presentation-from-Feb.-1-2016-talk-PDF.pdf.

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

Inquiring Scholars. Healthy individuals. Contributing Citizens.

1555 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA 94122


Updates From the College Counsler


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Name of University or College
Name of  Department
Address of School
Name of Contact (if needed)
Your ID number (if the college/university has assigned you one)

WIS can only provide official transcripts from WIS. You will need to contact your other schools for their official transcript.

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