Buffalo Weekly - November 27

Upcoming Events

November 28: High School Science & Engineering Fair
December 2-18: MAP Testing for Elementary
December 13: Christmas Program
December 16-19: Secondary final exams
December 20: Half day of school
December 23 - January 3: Christmas break (no school)

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

News & Events at WYIS

HS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR

Please join us for the High School Science and Engineering Fair on Thursday, November 28, from 1-3 PM in the lobby of the Performing Arts Building. We encourage you to come and talk with our secondary students as they share the results of their science fair projects. We will also have an awards ceremony and serve refreshments at the event.

Please come and help us celebrate the hard work of our students. If you have questions, please contact Bryan Fisher.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

Save the date for our Christmas program, A Community Christmas.

The program will be Friday, December 13.

Elementary is at 8:30 AM.
Secondary is at 6:30 PM.

MAP TESTING

Students in EC5 - Grade 5 will take MAP tests December 2- 18.

You can learn more about MAP here.

INTERNATIONAL DAY

We had a great celebration at International Day 2019. Thank you to everyone who came out and attended the event. Special thank you to our PTO for all the work you put into International Day, sharing your culture, your food, and your performances. We appreciate you all and look forward to celebrating with you next year.

To help us improve what we do, we need your feedback. If you attended International Day 2019, please CLICK HERE to complete this very short survey.

LAOS FUNDRAISER BAKE SALES

The Laos team is having a bake sale in the cafeteria on December 6 to raise money for the Laos trip. The bake sales will be during both elementary and secondary lunch times, 11:15-12:45. Items for sale include brownies, cupcakes, cookies, banana bread, etc. All proceeds support the team of students and staff headed on the Laos service trip in January 2020.

FOOD DRIVE - STAMPEDE HUNGER IN WUHAN

The Stampede Hunger Food Drive starts today! This week-long event has all students and staff competing to see who can bring in the most food to help the hungry in Wuhan. The food drive ends next Wednesday, December 4. Full details are here.

KOREAN COLLEGE PREP WORKSHOP

If your child is planning to go to university in Korea, please join us for a Korean College Prep workshop hosted by Irene Kim. In this session, you'll learn how to prepare documents and personal essays, as well as understand more about the application process for Korean universities.

The workshop will be on Friday, November 29, at 9 AM.

ELEMENTARY CULTURAL EXCHANGE

If your child is in Grades 2-5 Chinese class, they will participate in an exciting cultural exchange activity with students from local Chinese school, Hongshan Elementary. This cultural exchange activity includes a cheerleading dance and Chinese Kung Fu presented by students from Hongshan Elementary, plus games, gift-giving, and a group photo.

This activity will be on Friday, November 29.

FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE: CHICKENPOX

We have just been informed of a confirmed case of chicken pox. As this is the season many people get sick, please be aware of the symptoms of chickenpox. Chickenpox often starts without the classic rash but with a fever, headache, sore throat, or stomachache. These symptoms may last for a few days, with the fever in the 101°–102°F (38.3°–38.8°C) range. The red, itchy skin rash usually starts on the abdomen or back and face, then spreads to almost everywhere else on the body (including the scalp, mouth, arms, legs, and private areas).

If your child is unwell, please keep them at home. If they have any of these symptoms, please see a doctor. Questions? Contact Alpha Balusdan, School Nurse.

EQUESTRIANS ON CAMPUS

The local Education Bureau is hosting an Equestrians on Campus event and has asked WYIS students to participate. This is an optional event, and it is for secondary students only. Those that participate will learn equestrian knowledge in a class as well as in a practical sense. Below are more details:

  • When: Saturday, December 14, from 9 until 12 noon.
  • Who: Secondary students. If a secondary student has an elementary sibling 7 years old or older, they may also attend. Parents are allowed to go with their children,as well.
  • Cost: The event is free. Insurance and transportation are provided.
  • Location: Wuhan Business School (About 20 minutes away from WYIS)

The maximum number of applicants is 60. First-come, first-served. Please click HERE to sign up. If you have questions, contact Sally Li.

SECONDARY COURSE CATALOG ONLINE

Secondary parents, if you are looking for the Secondary Course Catalog, click here to view it on our website. To find it without the link, go to our website (www.wyischina.com), then Community, then Parents. The catalog is in the Quick Links section under Parents, along with other school documents.

We update the catalog from time to time and always keep the latest version on our website.

PROCEDURES FOR FAMILIES LEAVING WYIS

We understand that some families will leave WYIS at the end of semester. We would like to make your leaving process as smooth as possible. If you are planning to leave WYIS at the end of year, please click HERE to fill out the Notice of Departure form, which we need by December 6. This will help us to prepare all the necessary documents for you.

All of the documents for exiting families will be available to pick up from our Registrar, Agnes Liu, on Friday, December 20 at 12 noon.

Please make sure you have no outstanding books, equipment, instruments, or payments due before the last day of school. According to our policy, the registrar cannot release any documents before everything is clear. If there are any refunds you believe are due to you, please discuss this with the Finance Office directly.
Please contact our registrar if you have any questions.

SECONDARY FINAL EXAMS

Secondary final exams take place the week before Christmas break. Secondary students will be released at 11:30 am each day. Bus riders may enjoy a short recess until 11:45 when transportation will be provided to their homes. Secondary students may not stay in the building after 11:45 during final exam week unless attending a review session requested by a teacher. Final exam week offers high school students (Grades 9-12) an open campus. Students may choose to come to school only during exam blocks, or if they choose to study. Study hall blocks are not required exams.

Elementary classes are in session all day/regular hours this week, with the exception of Friday, December 20. All school ends at 11:30 on December 20.