Buffalo Weekly - March 23, 2022

Upcoming Events

DATE EVENT
March 25 Quarter 3 Ends
April 1 Half Day of School (School ends at 11:30)
April 4-8 Spring Holiday (No school)
April 18 Parent-Teacher Conferences (No school)

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

PRINCIPAL'S TEA

On Monday, March 28, please join us for our Principal's Tea, a time of connection and sharing among school leadership and our parents. At the Tea, we'll focus on highlights from this year and let you know what's in store for next year. Our principals will share next year's staffing and structure, new programs and developments for 2022/2023 (including campus improvements), our education philosophy, curriculum, and other information. We strongly encourage parents to come and hear this important information, and we feel you will find it very helpful for you and your family.

The Tea will be from 9:30-11:30 AM on Monday, March 28 at the Hilton Wuhan Riverside Hotel. In order to follow the COVID prevention policy and to help us better prepare, please click here to RSVP and view more details.

Q4 AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

After-school activities (ASAs) for Quarter 4 ASAs are open for registration on PowerSchool. Read more about our ASAs here.

NEW ACTIVITY ADDED

Grades 1-5 American Football Club, led by Coach (Dr.) Hatten, will be from 3:30-4:40 on Thursdays, April 14-June 2 on the soccer field. This club is an introduction to American football. Students will learn the basics of passing, catching, running, and the basic rules of American football. Activities will be non-contact and safe for students. Students do not need prior experience with American football to join the club. Registration will open at 7 PM on March 23 and close at 7 PM on April 1.

AVAILABLE SPOTS IN THESE ACTIVITIES

There are still some available spots for Wednesday's G1-5 Jazz Dance Club, Thursday's G1-5 Soccer Club, and Friday's G2-5 Tee Ball Club. If you would like your child to join any of these activities, please email Ms. Susie Xiong at susie.xiong@wyischina.com.

If you have questions, please contact After-School Activities Coordinator, Susie Xiong (susie.xiong@wyischina.com).

FIELD DAY

We are very excited to announce the school-wide Field day will take place on Friday, April 1, 2022 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. This event will be a wonderful opportunity for the entire school community to come together and experience some high energy and exciting sports and games activities.

Important reminders for students:
  • What to wear? Students may wear Field Day shirts from last year or any shirts with their team color, shorts, and sports shoes. No sandals or flip flops, please.
  • What to bring? Students should bring a refillable water bottle and protection from the sun -- suncreen or possibly a hat.
  • What color or team? Your child's classroom or advisory teacher will inform parents/students of their teams this week. Whatever team your child is on determines what color shirt they wear for Field Day. Students who were here last year will most likely be on the same team, though there have been slight adjustments.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) will be held Monday, April 18 from 9-5. Registration will open on Monday, April 11. View the complete PTC announcement here.

All conferences are in person at WYIS. At this time, we do not offer an option for meeting online.

NOTE: PTC is a day off of school for students. Parents, if you are not able to get the appointment time you need with your child's teacher, please email them separately to schedule a time to meet. If you would like to book an appointment with a staff member who is not on your booking list, please email the school office at wyisoffice@wyischina.com.

CALENDAR UPDATES

We have updated our web calendar with a half day of school on April 1, as well as a full schedule of events for Spring. Below is a quick list. View complete information on our website calendar HERE.

SCHOOL DATES ADJUSTED
DATE SCHEDULE CHANGE
April 1 Half Day of School (School ends at 11:30)
EVENTS ADDED
DATE EVENT
April 1 Field Day (Half Day of School)
April 27 Elementary Chinese Celebration
April 29 Secondary Spring Concert
May 13 Elementary Spring Concert
May 13 Secondary Learning Festival
May 21 International Day
May 27 Secondary Drama Program

ISC PARENT SURVEY

Our district, iSC, initiates a parent survey every year for feedback about our school’s learning environment, educational programs, your child’s teachers, school safety, school-home communication, and parental involvement opportunities. The WYIS Office will email all parents more information about this survey this week, as well as the survey link. Please look for the information from us and complete the survey as soon as you are able. The survey closes April 1.

SCHOOL BUS PARKING ZONE

For the safety of our bus riders and to ensure smooth driving and parking on campus, we now have a painted school bus parking zone on our driveway. The area is marked on the ground near the lobby, and it is only for school bus parking during school days. Please don’t park your cars in the school bus parking zone between 7:30 and 5:00. All cars must park in the parking lot.

JIAO WARS

From March 23-30, WYIS will have “Jiao Wars,” a fundraiser that encourages students to donate coins to win daily prizes. Each elementary class will be paired with a secondary class to create a team. The team that collects the most coins by the end of the project is rewarded with a party. All the money collected at Jiao Wars will go toward the Hope for Haiti project.