Buffalo Weekly - March 3, 2021

Upcoming Events

DATE EVENT
March 18 Talent Show
April 2-6 Spring Holiday/Staff Professional Development (NO SCHOOL)

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

WYIS TALENT SHOW 2021

Parents, please join us for the WYIS Talent Show, a celebration of the diverse talents of our community! Initially, our Talent Show was planned as a Virtual Talent Show; but we are now able to have the show on campus.

We'll select a total of 20 acts (5 elementary, 5 middle school, 5 high school, and 5 staff) from video-submitted auditions. These selected video submissions will then be compiled together into a Virtual Talent Show video compilation, which will be uploaded to WYIS YouTube and Youku channels for your friends and family to enjoy on Friday, March 19, 2021! In addition to showing the video online, the show will be in person Thursday, March 18.

Who can audition?
All WYIS students grades 1-12, as well as WYIS staff

Audition Information:
• Upload a video (or record directly using the FlipGrid uploading tool - please do not send a link) of you performing a rehearsed talent to the WYIS Talent Show FlipGrid site: https://flipgrid.com/afa5235b Videos must be submitted by Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
• Title your video file in the following manner: Student's First Name, Last Name, and grade level (example: Smith, Jenna, Grade 1).
• Performances may be up to 3 minutes in length. All performances, musical accompaniment, etc. must be school appropriate and carry a positive message.
• Please visit this link for more information.

DR. SEUSS WEEK/SEUSS-A-THON

This week, students are having fun with Dr. Seuss Week, a time when WYIS joins schools around the world in celebrating the legacy and birthday of the famed children's author Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss has been a huge influence for young readers for many years. His books not only have encouraged a love of reading in children but also have been used as a fun way to teach literary devices, grammar, social & environmental issues, and even moral values.

During Dr. Seuss Week, the library and elementary departments will have different activities, guest readers, and a special celebration day. Our celebration of Dr. Seuss also includes a Seuss-a-thon reading challenge for kids.

Dates for the Seuss-a-thon reading challenge are March 1 - 12.

BRIEF SURVEY ABOUT VIDEO GAMING

Our iSC district of schools is participating in a survey exploring issues related to online video gaming. This brief survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete, and it is open to any and all ages - students, teachers, and parents.

Here is the link to the survey. Thank you for sharing your opinions on this topic.

PICTURE RETAKE DAY

Picture Retake Day is next week Friday, March 12. All students will participate in the all-school photo in the morning. Students who missed the initial picture day will be notified by their teachers that they will need their photo retaken on March 12. Students who are having their photo retaken should wear their WYIS school polo, not a PE shirt.

UPDATE ON AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

After-school activities for quarter 3 are well underway. We still have a few open spots in the following activities: Badminton Club (Grades 3-12) and Little Buckets Basketball Club (EC5-Grade 2).

If you would like your child to join, please review more about these activities here. Registration is available through your parent portal on PowerSchool.