November 2016 Newsletter

November 2016

November 2016
Woodside International School Newsletter

Progress Reports Fall III
The third progress reports were sent home with students on Wednesday, November 16th. If you did not have the opportunity to view your child’s report, please contact Lina ( for an additional copy.Thanksgiving Break November 23-25
School will be closed Wednesday, November 23rd through Friday, November 25th for Thanksgiving break. Classes will resume as usual on Monday, November 28th. We wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!Faculty Meeting November 29th
We will be holding a faculty meeting the morning of November 29th8:30am classes will be canceled for the day, and all other classes will be held as usual. Students should arrive to school in time for their 9:30am classes.

Holiday Food Drive
Our holiday food drive is in full swing. Thank you to those who have already donated! We are still looking for non-perishable food items and/or cash donations. The food drive will run until December 2nd. Please help us to contribute to those in need in our local community!

Community Service Field Trip December 1st
All students and full-time teachers will be participating in the Chinese Newcomers Association’s annual food drive in Chinatown on Thursday, December 1st. Students will earn 5 hours of community service for participating in this event. More details to come as it approaches.

Nearing the end of the Semester
Please note that we are in the final grading period of the semester, and final exams are coming up the week of December 12th. Teachers will spend the week of December 5th preparing students for exams. It is imperative that students do not miss any of these remaining days of school.

Winter Games Day December 9th
Friday, December 9th will be a fun day of activities before final exams begin on Monday, December 12th. All classes will be canceled for the day, and school will close early at 2:30pm.

Winter Break December 15January 2
The last day of school for students will be Wednesday, December 14th. School will resume on Tuesday, January 3rd for the spring semester.

Upcoming Events
Full WIS CalendarProgress Report
November 16th

Thanksgiving Break
November 23-25
No School

Faculty Meeting
November 29th
Classes begin at 9:30 am

Holiday Food Drive
Ongoing through December 2nd

All School Field Trip
December 1st
No class

Winter Games Day
December 9th
No Class

Final Exams Begin
December 12th

Winter Break
December 15thJanuary 2nd
No School

Field Trip

For the November all-school field trip, we visited the Golden Gate Bridge. Afterwards, students hiked from the bridge to Baker Beach along the California Coastal Trial and the Batteries to Bluffs Trial. Students explored (dismantled) World War II-era anti-aircraft machine gun nests while taking in spectacular views of the bay and Pacific Ocean. After eating lunch at Marshall’s Beach, students finished the hike at Baker Beach.

USF Campus Tour

On November 17th, WIS Seniors toured the University of San Francisco campus. Receiving an official tour by a Student Ambassador, the seniors explored the halls and hangouts of the USF students. Not surprisingly, the dorm rooms have some of the best views of the City!

Application deadlines:
January 15, 2017 (U.S. students)
February 15, 2017 (International students)

Updates From the College Counsler

PSAT scores for grades 9-11 will be available the week of December 12-16, 2016. Scores and an explanation of the scores will be handed out in class.

December 3 – SAT & Subject Test

December 10 – ACT

December 21 – SAT Registration Deadline for January 21, 2017 Test

Please complete College and University applications prior to our Winter Break!

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