Buffalo Weekly - March 17, 2021

Upcoming Events

DATE EVENT
March 18 Talent Show
April 2-6 Spring Holiday/Staff Professional Development (NO SCHOOL)
April 23-24 iSC HS Soccer Tournament (at WYIS)
April 30 Parent-Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL)

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

WYIS TALENT SHOW 2021

The WYIS Talent Show, Buffaloes Got Talent, is tomorrow night! Join us for live performances from students (and staff!) of all ages, as well as a few video performances showcasing our community's great talent.

Talent Show is Thursday, March 18, at 6:30 in the WYIS Performing Arts auditorium.

A PARENT WORKSHOP: SAFE INTERNET & GAMING

Our Student Service Team is hosting a Parent Workshop on the topic of internet and gaming addiction. As the internet is part of our children's lives already, at this workshop we'll discuss how to use online games and the internet as tools for them to grow and learn. We'll also share guidelines and strategies to help you as you work with your children on appropriate internet and gaming.

The workshop will be at WYIS on Wednesday, March 31, from 2:10 - 3:05. Presenter: William Lee. Translation will be provided.

The workshop is particularly useful for secondary parents, though all WYIS parents are welcome to attend.

RE-ENROLLMENT FOR 2021/2022 SCHOOL YEAR

All WYIS parents will receive an email from the Admissions Office in the next few days regarding re-enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year. If you have a child returning to WYIS in the new school year 2021/2022, please complete the re-enrollment on Powerschool between March 20 and May 7. If you have questions regarding enrollment, please email admissions@wyischina.com.

UNIFORM POLICY

We have a uniform policy at WYIS that is outlined in our Parent-Student Handbook, and we encourage you to review it to make sure your child is dressed properly for school. Below is a brief overview of the uniform policy for all students. For the complete policy and enforcement information, please review the handbook.

  • TOPS - WYIS uniform polo shirt
  • BOTTOMS - Either tan or dark blue bottoms
  • PE UNIFORM - WYIS PE uniform top and either the WYIS PE uniform shorts, WYIS PE uniform black pants, or regular plain black pants.
  • SPIRIT WEAR FRIDAYS – Every Friday, students can wear either their usual uniform to school or participate in Spirit Wear Friday, in which they wear any WYIS logo wear top along with their usual uniform bottoms or jeans.
  • OUTER LAYERS - The only outer layers (coats or jackets) students may wear inside the school building are WYIS uniform layers -- either the green WYIS hoodie or WYIS PE jacket.

All our uniform items are available for purchase through our main office.

A PARENT-LED PARENTING COURSE (in Chinese)

Beginning, Monday, March 22, one of our parents will be facilitating a series of parenting courses for parents with children between the ages of 11 and 18. This course will run for eight sessions, and its format will include watching a video teaching followed by discussion and practical homework steps. All WYIS parents who speak Chinese are invited to join. (The course will be led only in Chinese.) Facilitator: WYIS parent Rita Pang.

To register for this workshop, please scan the QR Code in the attached flyer) or wechat Rita at WeChat ID: yayunpang.

CAREER DAY

Our College & Career department is hosting a Career Day on the afternoon of April 28. Students in grades 8-12 wil attend Career Day to explore different career options and learn from adults who have experience in various fields. We are looking for parents of various expertise and backgrounds to present to our students during Career Day.

If you are interested in learning more about this and potentially presenting about your career during Career Day, please contact Curt Spigelmyre (curt.spigelmyre@wyischina.com).