Buffalo Weekly - March 31, 2021

Upcoming Events

DATE EVENT
April 2-6 Spring Holiday/Staff Professional Development (NO SCHOOL)
April 22-24 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.

ROOFTOP JAZZ

The WYIS Jazz band is hosting their first-ever fundraiser, Rooftop Jazz. Rooftop Jazz will be a magical evening under the stars, with delicious treats, a relaxing atmosphere, and a live jazz performance.

Rooftop Jazz will be Friday, April 9, from 7-9 PM on the 2nd floor patio outside the 3rd & 4th grade classrooms. Dress is semi-formal. Tickets cost 150 RMB each and can be purchased from Jazz Band members in the main lobby every day at the following times: 7:45-8:15 & 3:00-3:30.

This event is exclusive to parents, staff, and high school students. (No younger children, please.) All profit will go to the budget for future WYIS bands. Questions? Contact krista.pack@wyischina.com

QUARTER 4 AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

After-School Activities for Quarter 4 are now updated and on the website here. NOTE: Parents, once you register for an activity for your child, you have the first week of the activity to decide whether or not you would like your child to continue in the activity. After the first week, our finance department will deduct the activity fee from your child's lunch account. If you choose to withdraw from an activity after the first week, we will not return the registration fee. Due to the limited spots for each after-school activity, please carefully consider these factors when you register or withdraw from a club. Questions? Contact After-School Activities coordinator Susie Xiong (susie.xiong@wyischina.com).

WYIS ATHLETICS

WYIS has a strong athletics program, and it's fun to see our students develop their athleticism and teamwork skills as they play.

Our HS Boys Soccer team beat San New last week 7-0. Our MS Boys Basketball team lost to San New last week. In Nanjing two weekends ago, our badminton team played well, winning some and losing some. And just yesterday, our MS Girls Basketball team played hard against San New. They didn't win, but they fought hard and played well!.

Win, lose, or draw, we're proud of all our players. It's HOW you plan (and win and lose) that matters.

Go, Water Buffaloes!!

WYIS ROBOTICS FOR THE WIN

Last weekend WYIS hosted a VEX Live Remote Tournament, where our robotics teams showed off their skills. Congratulations to all our participants! Below is a list of awards for WYIS. Read the full story here.

  • First Place - Excellence Award in Robotics: Caleb R. and Takashi H. (Team#94915C)
  • TeamWork Champions: Caleb R. and Takashi H. (Team#94915C) - AND - Yu-An L. and Chen-Yan L. (Team#94915B)
  • Best in Design Award: Nathan Lin X. and Paul M. (Team #94916F)
  • High School - Best in Design Award: John L., Tom C., Grant Z., Elvin D. (Team #55930A)

PTO SPRING LUNCHEON

Parents, we hope you will join us for a PTO Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, April 13, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Our principals and other staff will be at the luncheon, enjoying your company and also sharing the latest news of WYIS. As we were not able to have a Principal's Tea earlier this year, the luncheon will also provide an opportunity for you to get to know our principals better. Join us for a relaxing and enjoyable time. Please save your spot by connecting with your PTO language group leader.

TEXTBOOK GIVEAWAY

The WYIS Curriculum Department has removed old textbooks from the library and is offering them to parents. The textbooks include Social Studies materials, Secondary Math textbooks, as well as some English novels.

The textbook giveaway will be on Monday, April 12 from 8:00 AM-3:30 PM. The materials will be on tables in the first-floor entrance of the Performing Arts Building. Parents, you are welcome to come to the Performing Arts Building during these hours and take as many textbooks as you would like.

A PARENT-LED PARENTING COURSE (in Chinese)

One of our parents is 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 Though the course began March 22, there are still openings available. 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.

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

INTRODUCING LUKE & SASKIA JOHNSON

We welcome Luke and Saskia Johnson to the WYIS team! The Johnsons will be working online with elementary classes to support English and Math through small group work and individual tutoring. We hope to bring them to China this spring. Saskia’s background is in elementary education. Luke in technology, physical education, and English. Read more about the Johnsons here.

RE-ENROLLMENT FOR 2021/2022 SCHOOL YEAR

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