March 2019 Newsletter

March 2019

March 2019
Woodside International School Newsletter

Message from the Head of School

We are excited to announce a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) focus for next academic year, offering AP calculus, AP physics, computer science and STEM challenges every semester. As a school that serves both local and international English Learners, all students will benefit from a STEM approach, making gains not only within each academic discipline but also developing and practicing problem solving, collaborative and critical thinking skills. I look forward to working with our faculty team to set this vision in motion, ready for the 2019-2010 school year.

— Joanne Walsh, Head of School

Spring Break on Monday-Friday, March 25-April 5
There will be no school from Monday, March 25 through Friday, April 5. Classes will resume on Monday, April 8.

Re-Enrollment due now

Families whose students are not graduating this year should complete their re-enrollment now. Please submit your signed enrollment agreement,  registration fee, and tuition payment plan. Feel free to contact Joanne Walsh at with any questions.
College Fairs

April 6: National College Fair, 1:30-4:30pm, Santa Clara Convention Center
April 30, Western College Fair, 6-8pm, Dominican University
May 1, Western College Fair, 6-8pm, Sonoma State University
May 2, Western College Fair, 6-8pm, West Valley College
May 4, Western College Fair, 12:15-4pm, St. Mary’s College

Progress Reports on Wednesday, April 10

Student progress reports will be sent home with students on Wednesday, April 10. If you do not have the opportunity to see your child’s report, please email School Office Assistant Anna Yu at for an additional copy.

Cal Day on Saturday, April 13
University of California, Berkeley, hosts a campus-wide open house every spring. This is a fun opportunity to visit a world-class university, hear presentations, and learn about the university. Learn more at

Earth Day Community Service on Monday, April 22

We will celebrate Earth Day with our annual cleanup of Stern Grove. Students and teachers should be at school before 9:15am so that we can leave school together at 9:30am. The cleanup project will be from 10am-1pm. Bring snacks, water, and sunscreen, and be dressed to get muddy. Students will earn Community Service hours on this day when we stop to appreciate the earth we live on. Students, please complete the attached Field Trip Form.


Faculty Meeting on Tuesday, April 30

We will be holding our monthly faculty meeting on Tuesday, April 30. 8:30 am classes will be canceled, and all other classes will be held as usual. Students should arrive in time for their 9:30 am classes.

Next Newsletter on Friday, May 3

Newsletters are emailed home and posted to the website on the Friday after the monthly Faculty Meeting. Be sure to read these important updates every month.

Prom Dance Party on Friday, May 10

This is our third year of partnering with Sterne School for our annual Prom Dance Party! The theme is “Once Upon A Time” and the prom will be on Friday, May 10 at 7-10pm at One Kearny Club, with a DJ, food, beverages, and a lovely rooftop terrace. Tickets will go on sale after Spring Break, and are $70, or save money by getting 2 tickets for $130. Students can attend with classmates or bring a friend from another school. We are looking for leaders to be part of the Woodside Sterne Prom Committee!  Community Service Hours are available.

Teacher Lunch Program

Thank you to the parents who have supported our Teacher Lunch Program! We continue to look for volunteers to provide lunch for teachers on Thursdays throughout the semester. We ask that families bring food or money to feed 12 people, half of whom are vegetarian. Please contact Anna Yu at if you are interested in participating. We love our teachers, and they appreciate your support!
Facebook & Instagram
All are encouraged to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We recently posted a photo of our Yearbook Committee.
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 •