October 2019 Newsletter

October 2019
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October 2019
Woodside International School Newsletter

Message from the Head of School

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Fall Potluck and Open House! The food was plentiful and delicious, and our community welcomed visiting families. Thank you to our amazing students for serving as Admissions Ambassadors and Tour Guides.
Parent Education Events – Monday, October 28th
Parents Coalition of Bay Area High Schools has an upcoming speaker event. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Learn more at ParentsCoalition.Net.
  • "Parenting Without Power Struggles: Improving Communication With Your Teen” on Monday, October 28th at 7:00pm at Lick Wilmerding High School, 755 Ocean Avenue.

Progress Reports - Wednesday, October 30th
Progress reports will be sent home with students this week. If you do not have the opportunity to see your child’s report, please email Administrative and Marketing Assistant Ari Litvak at alitvak@wissf.org for an additional copy.

Halloween Party - Thursday, October 31st
We will be celebrating Halloween with a student party on October 31st. Classes will be held until 11:00 am as usual, then the rest of the day's classes will be canceled for the celebrations. Students are encouraged to wear costumes! The day will end early at 2:00 pm.

WASC Accreditation Visit - Friday, November 8th
Friday November 8th is the date for an accreditation team to visit WIS from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The school had it's six year accreditation renewed in 2016 and this is the planned, interim one-day mid-cycle visit. The team is requesting to meet with parents on this day. They are still finalizing times and will let me know nearer the date. I recognize that this is in the middle of a busy work day for many, but  if possible, please consider attending this meeting.  The team will value hearing the voices and perspectives of a range of community members, including teachers, students, administrators and parents. We'll let you know more details as soon as we can. Thank you for your ongoing support of our school!
School Holiday on Veteran’s Day – Monday, November 11th
School will be closed on Monday, November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day, which honors the men and women who have served in the armed forces of the United States. Classes will resume at the usual time on Tuesday, November 12th.

All-School Field Trip to Academy of Sciences – Friday, November 15th
All students will participate in this educational field trip to the Academy of Sciences museum in Golden Gate Park. We will send details home soon.

Next Newsletter – Friday, November 22nd
Newsletters are emailed and posted to the website on the last Friday of every month. Be sure to read these important updates every month.
Faculty Meeting – Tuesday, November 26th
We will be holding our monthly faculty meeting on Tuesday, November 26th. 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.

Thanksgiving Break – Wednesday-Friday, November 27th-29th
School will be closed for these three days for Thanksgiving Break. Thanksgiving began in the US as a day to give thanks for a bountiful autumn harvest. It has evolved into a national holiday to express gratitude for our blessings in life. Classes will resume at 8:30 am on Monday, December 2nd.

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 6 people, half of whom are vegetarian. Please contact Ari Litvak at alitvak@wissf.org if you are interested in participating. We love our teachers, and they appreciate your support!

Coming Soon - Mark Your Calendars
  • Speaker Series on Tuesday, November 26th
  • Progress Reports on Wednesday, December 11th
  • Winter Games Afternoon on Friday, December 13th
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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
www.wissf.org • jwalsh@wissf.org

Upcoming Events

Full WIS Calendar

Progress Reports Fall II
October 30th

Halloween Party
October 31st

WASC Accreditation Visit
November 8th

Veterans Day - School Holiday
November 11th

All-School Field Trip
November 15th

Next Newsletter
November 22nd

Faculty Meeting
November 26th

Thanksgiving Break
November 27th-29th

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