September 2019 Newsletter

September 2019 Newsletter

September 2019
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September 2019
Woodside International School Newsletter

Message from the Head of School

Thank you to our parents and guardians who attended Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 18th. We hope you enjoyed meeting with your student’s core teachers and learning about academic plans for the year. We also held our fall College Counseling Overview for Parents and Guardians, to help understand the college preparation and application process. If you have questions about your student and college, please email College Counselor Andrea Feeney at afeeney@wissf.org. Andrea meets with seniors on Wednesdays and juniors on Thursdays throughout the year.
Progress Reports - Wednesday, September 25th
The first progress reports of the year were 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.
Faculty Meeting – Tuesday, October 1st
We will be holding our monthly faculty meeting on Tuesday, October 1st. 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.
School Picture Day – Tuesday, October 8th
School Picture Day will be held on Tuesday, October 8th. The school uses these pictures for the yearbook, school files, and ID cards. You will have the option of purchasing photo packages, and details will be provided soon. Seniors will take two photos, one in graduation caps and gowns.
School Holiday on Indigenous People’s Day – Monday, October 14th
School will be closed on Monday, October 14th in observance of Indigenous People’s Day, which honors the native people of the United States. Classes will resume at 9:30am on Tuesday, October 9th.
PSAT/SAT Testing Day – Wednesday, October 16th
Classes will not be held on Wednesday, October 16th so that we can conduct the SAT, PSAT, and PSAT 8/9 standardized tests. Any students not testing will be given home assignments.
Fall Potluck and Admissions Open House – Thursday, October 17th
All students, parents, guardians, and families are invited to attend our first social event of the school year, the Fall Potluck & Open House on Thursday, October 17th at 6-7:30pm. Please bring a dish to share and enjoy each other’s company while we celebrate a successful start to the new school.
As is our tradition, Fall Potluck for Current Families is combined with Admissions Open House for Prospective Families. This night gives visitors the opportunity to tour the school with our Admissions Ambassadors while also meeting our community members in a relaxed and festive atmosphere. Parents and Guardians, please contact Joanne at jwalsh@wissf.org if you would like to serve as Parent Ambassadors, helping to greet our visiting families and telling them about Woodside!
Faculty Meeting – Tuesday, October 22nd
We will be holding our monthly faculty meeting on Tuesday, October 22nd. 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, October 25th
Newsletters are emailed home and posted to the website on the last Friday of every month. Be sure to read these important updates every month.

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 10 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!
Parent Education Events – Thursday, October 10th and Monday, October 28th
Parents Coalition of Bay Area High Schools has two upcoming speaker events. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Learn more at ParentsCoalition.Net.
  • "Warning Signs: An Update on Dangers and Risks of Vaping for Teens" on Thursday, October 10th at 7:30pm at Jewish Community High School, 1835 Ellis Street.
  • "Parenting Without Power Struggles: Improving Communication With Your Teen” on Monday, October 28th at 7:00pm at Lick Wilmerding High School, 755 Ocean Avenue.
Coming Soon - Mark Your Calendars
  • Progress Report Fall II on Wednesday, October 30th
  • Halloween Party on Thursday, October 31st
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All are encouraged to follow us on social media.
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 I
September 25th

Faculty Meeting
October 1st

School Picture Day
October 8th

Indigenous Peoples Day - School Holiday
October 14th

PSAT/SAT Testing Day
October 16th

Fall Potluck and Admissions Open House
October 17th

Faculty Meeting
October 22nd

Next Newsletter
October 25th

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