|November 13||Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC)|
|November 16-20||Spirit Week|
|November 20||Parent Workshop: How to Read & Understand a MAP Report|
|November 27||HS Science Fair|
|December 3-4||Picture Day|
FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF ALL SCHOOL EVENTS, VIEW OUR WEBSITE CALENDAR.
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES – NOVEMBER 13
Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) are scheduled for Friday, November 13 from 9-5 PM.
At PTC, parents are invited to meet with their child’s teachers to discuss student progress and goals. The time is planned to be reflective and action-oriented. Conferences can be an important part in the education process, giving parents time to ask questions and to work together with teachers.
Upper elementary and secondary students are welcome to attend conferences. They may benefit from the opportunity to discuss their progress in an open forum with teachers and parents. Lower elementary parents are asked to attend without their children to allow for the most effective time with teachers.
Registration for PTC is now closed. If you have questions or problems with your PTC appointment, please contact the office.
Thank you for your support. See you Friday at PTC!
Spirit Week is November 16-20. Themes for the week are below:
- Monday: Pajama Day - Wear school appropriate pajamas to school!
- Tuesday: Dream Job Day - Do you want to be a doctor? Veterinarian? Musician? Dress up as you hope to be in the future.
- Wednesday: Color Day - Wear as many colors as possible, or maybe only just ONE color.
- Thursday: National Pride Day - Wear something from your country that makes you proud.
- Friday: Movie Character Day - Be your favorite movie character for the day!
If a student chooses not to dress in a theme for the day, that's no problem, but they must wear their appropriate school or PE uniform for the day. Have fun with this, students, and show your WYIS school spirit!
11.11 SALE AT BUFFALO GOODS
We’re having a great sale on our WYIS Swag from November 9-13.
From November 9-13, when you purchase any two clothing items, you can choose from either a free WYIS Swag Goodie Bag (a 115RMB value) or 50% off a 2019/2020 WYIS Yearbook. Our Spirit Wear remains on sale – hoodies are 2 for 300, tshirts are 2 for 100. Sale ends this Friday at Buffalo Goods in the main lobby.
PARENT WORKSHOP - HOW TO READ/UNDERSTAND A MAP REPORT
Reports from October’s MAP Testing are now available in DocBox on PowerSchool. Please log in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal to view your child's report.
Now that you have the MAP Report, what do you do with it? How do you read it, and what does the report show about your child's learning? We will have a Parent Workshop on Friday, November 20, from 2-3 to answer those questions for you.
At the workshop we will share with you how to read these reports so you can understand how your child is progressing. To get the most out of this workshop, please bring a printed copy of your child's report. Please come, bring the questions, bring the reports, and learn together how to better understand these regular MAP tests your child takes here at WYIS.
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HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR
Please join us for the High School Science and Engineering Fair at WYIS on Friday, November 27, from 1-3 PM.
This is an exciting event where we celebrate the hard work of our secondary students. Parents are invited to talk with secondary students as they share the results of their Science Fair projects. We’ll also have an awards ceremony and enjoy light refreshments.
Please contact Bryan Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES FOR QUARTER 2
Quarter 2 Activities are underway! We still have spots available for MS Volleyball, HS Basketball, Secondary Dance Club, Table Top Club, G1-2 Art Club, Family Run for Fun, and Secondary Band Instrument Instruction. Please view more information about all the activities and how to register HERE.
STAYING HEALTHY DURING THE WINTER MONTHS
It's winter cold and flu season. In order to keep our students and community healthy, Nurse Balusdan and our Health Clinic has put together a list of healthy practice tips. Click HERE to read more.
HOW ARE WE DOING? HOW CAN WE IMPROVE?
Do you have feedback, problems, or praise for us? We would like to hear and we NEED to hear from you. While we always welcome conversations in person, having your feedback in writing help us process your questions or concerns better and route them to the right people to take action. Please use this Feedback Form to let us know your concerns or any feedback you would like to share.
The Feedback Form link HERE is also on our WeChat menu and our website.
Picture Day will be on Thursday and Friday, December 3 and 4, 2020.
Group photos (classroom, advisory, etc) will be on Thursday. Individual student photos will be on Friday.
Students must wear their uniform polo for all photos - white and green are both okay to wear. If it is PE day, students must bring their polo uniform to change into for the photo.