February 2018 Newsletter

February 2018

February 2018
Woodside International School Newsletter

Holiday Weekend February 16-19
School will be closed on Friday, February 16th in observance of the Lunar New Year and on Monday, February 19th for President’s Day. Classes will resume at 9:30am on Tuesday, February 20th.Faculty Meeting Tuesday, February 20th
We will be holding our monthly faculty meeting on Tuesday, February 20th after the holiday weekend. 8:30am classes will be canceled, and students should arrive to school in time for their 9:30am classes.

Progress Reports

The second progress reports of the semester will be given to students on Wednesday, February 28th. If you do not have the opportunity to see your child’s report, please email Lina (lina@wissf.org) for an additional copy.

All-School Field Trip March 7th
Students and full-time teachers will be going to the San Francisco Zoo on Wednesday, March 7th. All classes will be canceled for the day. Students should arrive to school by 9am, and the day will end early around 1:30pm. School will be closing at 2pm.

Teachers’ Lunch
We have a number of open slots available this semester for anyone who would like to contribute to the Teachers’ Lunch program. Please contact Lina (lina@wissf.org) if you are interested.

Thank You!
We appreciate your ongoing support and participation!

Table Tennis February 2018

Max Xie placed 3rd in the Table Tennis while his teammates, Elias Diaz de Paz and Antonio Gutierrez-Pavlov went back and forth with the opponents.

Winter Blackout Dance

Invited by Sterne School, WIS boogied with the best of them under black lights. Flashbacks encountered by the older chaperones!

Yoga in Health Class

Friday, February 6, 2018 the students participating in Health class stretched with yoga instructor, Dr. Rebecca Pollack. The students wrapped up the Mindfulness unit with a bit of yoga history followed by a variety of poses.

Culture Night Potluck

Thank you to all who came and contributed to our Culture Night Potluck on February 2nd! We are so proud of the beautiful diversity of our community, and we look forward to celebrating with you again!

Valentine’s Day Party

Students and teachers celebrated Valentine’s Day with pizza and treats during lunch time on February 14th. It was a great opportunity to show the love within our community.

The Class of 2019 Toured the Campus of
The University of San Francisco

On Tuesday, February 6th, the Juniors 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 (Sept. 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

Upcoming Events
Full WIS Calendar

4-Day Weekend
February 16-19

Faculty Meeting
February 20th
Class begins at 9:30

Progress Reports Spring II
February 28th

All-School Field Trip 
March 7th


Current Woodside Families

Grade 9, 10, & 11 families have been sent the documents to re-enroll for the 2018-2019 academic year. If you have not received your student’s enrollment letter, please contact Director of Admissions Andrea Feeney at afeeney@wissf.orgEnrollment Agreements are due by March 1. We look forward to welcoming you back in the fall!

Outreach for New Students – Encouraging Referrals from Current Families

We are always enthusiastic about expanding our wonderful community of students! Many of our students learned about Woodside from a friend or family member, like YOU! Please contact Andrea at afeeney@wissf.org or Ariel at aedwards@wissf.org if you have an idea of a new family that would enjoy the Woodside community. We welcome local families and we are reaching out to international families.


Know your own child through the voices of other teens.

Students from Bay Area high schools will share their world and their perspectives in an open, frank discussion moderated by therapists – and answer questions about school life, socializing and parenting approaches that work.


March 19, 2018, 7:00pm-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).

Parent & Guardian Tickets: $10
Counselor Tickets: FREE

>>>This popular event sells out. Register online now and arrive early for good seats.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-teen-panel-2018-tickets-43119238804?aff=es2

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

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