Buffalo Weekly - January 15, 2020

Upcoming Events

Date Event
January 20-31 Spring Festival vacation
February 7 Half day of school (Staff Professional Development/Training)
February 8 VEX IQ Challenge Middle School Robotics Competition


News & Events at WYIS


On Saturday, February 8, 2020, WYIS will host its second annual VEX IQ Challenge Robotics Tournament. The tournament will be from 8:30 - 3:30 in the WYIS gymnasium and involves 20 teams from schools all over China.

Bring the family and come celebrate this great display of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).


The Laos Team is now selling long-sleeved t-shirts and drawstring backpacks to raise money for the Laos Service Trip in January. All profit from sales will help cover expenses for students on this trip.

Ddrawstring backpacks are 35 RMB each. T-Shirts are 130 RMB each. We do not have the t-shirts and bags yet in school, but we are taking pre-orders. Click here to place your pre-order. We are taking orders now through TOMORROW, February 16, 2020.

Note: Prices listed are minimum donation prices. If you would like to pay more for your t-shirt or bag to help raise more money for this service trip, the team will gratefully accept that gift from you. You may also contribute funds directly by going to the Cashier desk on the first floor any time during regular cashier hours. Please tell them your donation is for the Laos trip.


Monday, February 10 is the 100th day of school! As a part of the celebration and our annual tradition, elementary students may wear outfits that make them look they are 100 years old.


Below are after-school activities for Quarter 3. Students may register beginning Thursday, January 9 at 9 AM.

Day of Week Grade Event Dates
MONDAY 4-6 Book Club February 10 - March 30, 3:15-3:50
MONDAY 3-5 Children's Choir February 3 - May 18, 3:15-4:30
TUESDAYS 3-5 Soccer February 11 - March 17, 3:15 - 4:30
TUESDAYS EC5-Grade 2 Ballet Club February 4 - March 17, 3:15-4:30
WEDNESDAYS 5 (McCutchan) After-School Band continuing through May 27, 3:15 - 4:30
WEDNESDAYS 6-8 Explorations in Musical Instruments February 5 – May 20, 3:15 – 4:30
WEDNESDAYS 6-12 Studio Ghibli Movie Club February 5 – March 25, 3:15 – 4:30
THURSDAYS 1-2 Arts & Crafts February 6 – March 19, 3:15 – 4:30
THURSDAYS 4-5 Homework Club February 6 – March 19, 3:15 – 4:30
THURSDAYS 4-5 Junior Robot February 6 – March 19, 3:15 – 4:30
THURSDAYS 5 (Balusdan) After-School Band continuing through May 28, 3:15 – 4:30
FRIDAYS 6-12 After-School Band continuing through May 29, 3:15 – 4:30
FRIDAYS 6-12 Advanced Art February 7 – March 20, 3:15 – 4:45
FRIDAYS 4-5 Badminton Club February 7 – March 20, 3:15 – 4:30

When registering for an activity, please keep the following in mind:

  • Desktop/laptop works best. The PowerSchool APP is not reliable when registering for activities.
  • Firefox and Chrome are the best browsers to use. Internet Explorer is not reliable when registering for activities.

In order to give students a fair chance to participate, elementary students can only register for one after-school activity per quarter. However, if there are still spots available by 9AM on Tuesday, January 14, students can sign up for any available spot in any of the activities. Choose wisely, and please only sign up for activities that your child will definitely attend.


Earlier this year, we announced that secondary students could wear blue jeans on Fridays, along with their usual uniform polo.

With the beginning of semester two, we have expanded the dress code for Fridays. Instead of their usual uniform polo, all students can now wear any WYIS logo wear top. This includes hoodies and tshirts sold in our lobby, as well as athletics shirts or other official WYIS logo wear.


From time to time we are asked to keep items in our lobby to exchange from one parent to another. We love to see our community connecting like this, but we kindly ask that you don't use our school lobby to do so. We do not have the space to hold items for others, and we prefer the responsibility to remain with the sender and receiver. If you have items you'd like to leave for another WYIS family, please make arrangements to directly pass those items along to them. Thank you!


  • Grades for Quarter 2 are now available in DocBox on PowerSchool.
  • MAP Reports from our winter testing session for grades EC5 through Grade are also available in DocBox on PowerSchool.

Please log in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal to view your child's report. If you have questions about accessing these reports, please contact Agnes Liu.

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


Ever wondered what to do with a school uniform your child has outgrown or that is older, damaged, or you just don't need? If you have a uniform that is in good condition and know another WYIS family who could use these, we encourage you to recycle and share with them. However, there are three things we ask that you NOT do with any WYIS school uniform:

  1. Please do not put it in the trash
  2. Please do not donate it (in recycle bins or elsewhere)
  3. Please do not give it to someone who is not a current WYIS student

To protect our school brand and reputation, only current WYIS students should wear our school uniforms.If you have any WYIS school uniform you would like to get rid of, please bring it to the school. We will take any WYIS uniform in any condition and dispose of it properly, or we will recycle it for you among interested WYIS families. If you have questions, please contact the School Office or use our Feedback Form.