December 2019 Newsletter

December 2019
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December 2019
Woodside International School Newsletter

Message from the Head of School

Thank you for your support of our Annual Food Drive for San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. It is always educational at this time of year to think of those without the basic necessities of life.
Winter Break – Monday, December 23rd-Friday, January 3rd
There will be no school from Monday, December 23rd through Friday, January 3rd for Winter Break.
Faculty Professional Development Day – Monday, January 6th (Student Holiday)
There will be no school on Monday, January 6th for Faculty Professional Development Day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 7th.
Spring Semester Begins – Tuesday, January 7th
Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 7th.

Fall Semester Reports mailed – Friday, January 10th
Fall semester reports will be emailed home to parents and guardians on Friday, January 10th.
Martin Luther King, Jr. School Holiday – Monday, January 20th
School will be closed on Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. King was the chief U.S. spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. Classes will resume at 8:30 am on Tuesday, January 21st.

All-School Field Trip to Contemporary Jewish Museum – Friday, January 24th
All students will participate in this educational field trip to the Contemporary Jewish Museum downtown. We will send details home soon.

Faculty Meeting – Thursday, January 30th
We will be holding our monthly faculty meeting on Thursday, January 30th. 8:30am classes will be canceled, and all other classes will be held as usual. Students should arrive in time for their 9:30am classes.
Next Newsletter – Friday, January 31st
Newsletters are emailed and posted to the website on the last Friday of every month. Be sure to read these important updates every month.

Financial Aid Applications due Monday, February 3rd
Families wishing to apply for Need-Based Financial Aid for the 2020-2021 school year should complete the online application by Monday, February 3rd here: ISM FAST.
Re-Enrollment Invitations – Friday, February 7th
Families whose students are not graduating this year will be sent Re-Enrollment Invitations on Friday, February 7th. We ask that you please reply by Friday, March 6th with your signed enrollment agreement,  registration fee, and tuition payment plan. Feel free to contact Joanne Walsh at with any questions. 

Teacher Lunch Program
Thank you to the parents who have supported our Teacher 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 7 people, half of whom are vegetarian. Please contact Ari Litvak at if you are interested in participating. We love our teachers, and they appreciate your support!

Coming Soon - Mark Your Calendars
  • Speaker Series: Dan Devone on Tuesday, February 11th
  • February Break on Monday-Friday, February 24th-28th  
  • Parent Education Event on Monday, March 2nd

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Thank You!
We appreciate your ongoing support and participation!
Joanne Walsh
Head of School
Woodside International School
1555 Irving Street • San Francisco, CA 94122
415-564-1063 phone • 415-564-2511 fax •
Upcoming Events

Full WIS Calendar

Winter Break
December 23rd-January 3rd

Faculty Professional Development (Student Holiday)
January 6th

Spring Semester Classes Begin
January 7th
Fall Semester Reports Mailed

January 10th
Martin Luther King, Jr. School Holiday

January 20th

All-School Field Trip: Contemporary Jewish Museum
January 24th

Faculty Meeting
January 30th

Next Newsletter
January 31st

Financial Aid Applications Due
February 3rd

Reenrollment Invitations Sent
February 7th  

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