Buffalo Weekly - December 9, 2020

Upcoming Events

Date Event
December 10-11 Christmas Program
December 21 - January 1 Christmas Break (NO SCHOOL)
FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF ALL SCHOOL EVENTS, VIEW OUR WEBSITE CALENDAR.

"A CONNECTED CHRISTMAS"

The WYIS 2020 Christmas Program, "A Connected Christmas," is this week.

  • The Elementary program is at 8:30 AM on Thursday, December 10 and will feature musical performances from our elementary music classes, as well as an audience sing-along.
  • The Secondary program is at 6:30 PM on Friday, December 11 and will feature performances from drama, choir, and band.

We are grateful to be able to share our performances on a stage once again. Please join us for this special time of connection and community this Christmas.

HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS: WYIS Water Buffaloes Toy & Clothing Drive Event

Hope for the Holidays, a toy and clothing drive event led by our students, is well underway. We encourage you to donate new and gently used toys and clothing items to benefit underprivileged families both in Wuhan and in the Philippines. Information was sent home with students last week about how you can participate. The event ends next Wednesday, December 16.

Questions? Contact staff sponsor of Hope for the Holidays, Karl Dawson (karl.dawson@wyischina.com).

HOLIDAY CONTINGENCY PLANS

Here is an update on school health and safety for the upcoming holiday and colder weather months.

If you plan travel, please report your destination to the school office. This information will help us follow up with you should medium or high-risk areas change in the coming month. Government authorities ask families to remain in China, staying only in locations with international standard accommodations. Avoid large cities in higher-risk areas (e.g. currently Shanghai, Tianjin) and remember to wear a protective mask when travelling.

Please travel with your computer, bank and insurance cards, and other necessary items in case you should need to work or study from your travel location.

If a student experiences COVID-related symptoms during the holiday, please report the symptoms and care received to the school office email (wyisoffice@wyischina.com). Quarantine at home or at a local hospital for 14 days and complete a COVID test. Once you can report negative test results to the school office, your child may return to school.

Students only need to complete a new COVID test after travelling if they experience COVID symptoms or if they travel to a medium- or high-risk area. We will keep you updated if we receive any changes to this procedure from the local government.

Scan the QR code here to help determine the risk level of your location.

Thank you for your support! We wish you a warm, safe, and happy holiday.

AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES UPDATES

TABLE TENNIS

We will finish our last table tennis practice on December 14. If you would like your child to continue learning table tennis after school, please sign up for the second Table Tennis Club beginning December 10 at 8pm.

BALLET CLUB

Ballet Club for EC5 to Grade 2 is starting soon. Registration for Ballet Club begins December 10 at 8pm. The club will begin January 4 and end on June 7. There are 19 sessions total, every Monday, from 3:15 to 4:30.

BADMINTON CANCELED FOR DECEMBER 11

after-school Badminton will be cancelled this Friday, December 11. WYIS will have the secondary Christmas program at 6:30 pm on that day and students need time to rest, have dinner, and prepare for the performance.

If you have questions, contact Susie Xiong, After-School Activities Coordinator, at Susie.xiong@wyischina.com.

LIBRARY & CHRISTMAS BREAK

For students in ECC5 - Grade 2, all library books will be due the last week before break (December 14-18) on their regular library day. Students will not be able to check out books over Christmas break. For students in Grade 3 and above, all library books checked out between now and December 18 will be due on Monday, January 4.

ELEM. SOCCER GAME DECEMBER 9

Come to campus TODAY to cheer on our younger WYIS Water Buffaloes in a soccer game. We are having an elementary soccer game with Wuhan WEDZ Experimental Primary School at 4pm. If it rains, the game will move to December 16. Students who will participate in the game are mostly 5th graders, with some from grades 3-6 as well. Go, Buffaloes!