Buffalo Weekly - April 28, 2021

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES (PTC) THIS FRIDAY

Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) are scheduled for Friday, April 30 from 9-5 PM.

At PTC, parents are invited to meet with their child’s teachers to discuss student progress and goals. The time is planned to be reflective and action-oriented. Conferences can be an important part in the education process, giving parents time to ask questions and to work together with teachers.

Upper elementary and secondary students are welcome to attend conferences. They may benefit from the opportunity to discuss their progress in an open forum with teachers and parents. Lower elementary parents are asked to attend without their children to allow for the most effective time with teachers.

Registration for PTC is now closed. If you have questions, please contact our main office: wyisoffice@wyischina.com or call 8423 8713.

Thank you for your support as a parent/guardian. We look forward to meeting with you on conference day.

INTERNATIONAL DAY

We're less than 4 weeks away from International Day 2021! We invite all our WYIS families to join us at International Day and celebrate in community the cultural diversity we have here at WYIS.

How can you get involved?

Wear clothes from either your own country/region or one you identify with. You can also join with others from PTO to share a food, cultural activity, or performance that represents your country.

If you have questions or would like to get involved, contact your PTO Language Group Leader or International Day coordinator Anna Malchow.

WALK WITH PURPOSE

On Sunday, May 9, the Women of Wuhan (WOW) organization is hosting their annual Spring Walk. The walk will be at Shahu Lake, and your 50 RMB donation to join the walk will help support the education fund of the Hubei AIDS orphans. Many of our staff and community members regularly attend WOW events like the Spring Walk and find they're great ways to make new friends and support the local community at the same time. Join the walk or find out more information from the Spring Walk flyer from WOW.

If you join the Spring Walk and wear any WYIS spirit wear, we've got a gift for you. Post a photo of yourself/your family wearing any WYIS spirit wear at the walk, post to social media, tag WYIS, and we'll get you a special-edition goodie bag! (Alternatively, you can email your photo to communications@wyischina.com.) Hope to see your family in your WYIS spirit wear walking with purpose at the WOW Spring Walk.

SPRING CONCERT

What is one of the best parts of your favorite movies? The music, of course!

The WYIS elementary and secondary Spring Concerts will transport you to a variety of classic films through music by students singing and playing musical instruments.

The music students have worked hard to put on a Spring Concert that you are sure to enjoy. Elementary students will be performing on ukulele, our new keyboard mallet instruments, recorders, and more. The Grade 5 students will present their premiere performance on their band instruments. The secondary band and choir students will be presenting an exciting compilation of music from Disney movies and more. Join us for this exciting musical experience. Secondary Spring Concert is Wednesday, May 12, at 6:30 PM. Elementary Spring Concert is Friday, May 14, at 8:30 AM.

Q3 GRADES AVAILABLE IN POWERSCHOOL

Report cards for Quarter 3 are now available on PowerSchool. Please log in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal to view your child's report. ECC report cards are located in Student Reports. Grade 1 to Grade 12 report cards are located in Docbox. If you have questions about accessing the report, please contact Registrar Agnes Liu at registrar@wyischina.com.

Note: DocBox will not open correctly in Internet Explorer. Please use Chrome or Firefox to access this site.

COLLEGE COUNSELING INFORMATION SESSION

If you're a parent of a student in grades 8-11, please join us at 2PM on Wednesday, May 19, for a College Counseling Information Session. During this one-hour session, we'll look at how we design a 4-year High School plan for each of our students, courses, course requirements, and the High School credit system. We'll also discuss what students need to do during their High School years, as well as how to appeal to Universities worldwide.

The information session will be in the Performing Arts Building 1F Meeting Room. Translation will be available.

SCIENCE FAIR

Please join us for the 8th Grade Science and Engineering Fair on Friday, May 7, from 1-3 PM. The Fair begins in the auditorium at 1 for the awards ceremony. Then we will move to the 5th floor of the Academic Building for refreshments and interactions with the students and their projects. We welcome parents to talk with our 8th grade students as they share the results of their Science Fair projects. Science Fair is an exciting event where we celebrate the hard work of our students.

Please contact Bryan Fisher at bryan.fisher@wyischina.com with any questions.

MAP TESTING

Students in EC5 through Grade 10 will take the spring Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test between April 26 – May 28. MAP is a computerized adaptive test that helps WYIS teachers and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child's academic growth. To learn more about MAP, please read HERE or contact your child’s teacher.

Below are specific testing dates by grade levels:

  • April 26-30, Grade 2
  • May 3–7, EC5, & Grade 1
  • May 10–14, Grades 3, 4, and 6-8
  • May 17–21, Grade 5
  • May 24–28, Grades 9 & 10

Upcoming Events

DATE EVENT
April 30 Parent-Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL)
May 3 May Holiday (NO SCHOOL)
May 15 International Day

FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF ALL SCHOOL EVENTS, VIEW OUR WEBSITE CALENDAR.