Buffalo Weekly - Feb 27

General Announcements

DR. SEUSS DAY - THIS FRIDAY

On Friday, March 1, elementary students will celebrate Dr. Seuss Day! Students will participate in a variety of fun activities about his books. Students may wear pajamas for Dr. Seuss Day, but please make sure they are modest. School dress code rules should still be followed.

AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES FOR QUARTER 3

Below are new activities for Quarter 3. See PowerSchool to sign up and for more information.
• Board Games (Grades 1-2)
• Soccer (Grades 3-5)
• Beginner’s Course in 3D Animation (Grades 6-12)

MARCH SPIRIT DAYS

In March, every Wednesday is a Spirit Day, where students and staff dress up according to a theme. Spirit Days are fun days intended to promote unity and school spirit among staff and students. Below are the themes for March Spirit Days. Keep in mind these days are non-uniform days, but WYIS guidelines for dress code still apply. Skirts and shorts must be at or below the knee in order to maintain modesty. Shirts must have sleeves and should not have inappropriate writing or artwork. Shoes must fully cover the feet.

  • March 6: Twin Day
  • March 13: Famous Character Day (elementary) & Meme Day (secondary)
  • March 20: Pajama Day
  • March 27: Crazy Day

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION MARCH 7 - INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

On March 7, Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) will present at WYIS from 12:15-12:45. Individual appointments are also available. (Email Kim.Culp@wyischina.com if interested.) IWU is an academic community committed to changing the world by developing students in character, scholarship, and leadership. IWU has a residential campus in Indiana with 3,000 students, more than 10,000 students enrolled online and at education centers, and a sister institution in Sydney, Australia. Quick Facts about IWU, please click: https://www.indwes.edu/about/quick-facts. Below are some IWU rankings:

1 Best Nursing Schools in Indiana, best-nursing-colleges.com 2017
2 Best Accounting Schools in Indiana, niche.com 2018
3 Best College Campuses in Indiana , niche.com 2018

TESTING DATES

Below are testing dates for secondary students to keep in mind:

  • PSAT – All 9th and 10th grade students will take the PSAT on March 6
  • SAT – The final SAT test of the year will be March 9
  • SAT Subject Tests – These tests will be June 1

If you have questions, contact Kim.Culp@wyischina.com

MISSED PICTURE DAY? MAKE-UP PICTURE DAY COMING SOON

If you missed picture day, we will have a make-up picture day on Wednesday, March 6. This is not a photo re-take day, but it isthe last chance for students to get their photo taken for the WYIS yearbook. Students must wear their uniform polo. If it is PE day for a student who needs a photo, they can bring their polo to change into for the photo.

LIMITED-EDITION 15TH ANNIVERSARY T-SHIRTS

We have some great looking new t-shirts in our lobby for sale. These 15th Anniversary t-shirts are here in limited quantities and for a limited time. Once they're gone, they're gone. We have a wide range of sizes for youth and adult. Youth sizes are 45RMB. Adult sizes are 50RMB. Get yours while you can.

CAMPUS SAFETY

For the safety of our students and staff, we always aim to know who is on our campus. Please remember, the WYIS campus closes at 4:00 each day. Students and families should exit campus by 4 unless they are participating in an after-school activity or have a pre-arranged event or meeting.

TIPS FOR GOOD HEALTH DURING FLU SEASON

It's winter cold and flu season. In order to keep our students and staff healthy, please keep the following in mind:

  • If your child has a fever or shows other signs of illness, please keep them home for at least one full day after the fever is gone. This helps avoid a recurrence of the illness and ensures the child is fully recovered.
  • Do not send your child to school if they have bad colds, fever (37.5C /99.6F or above), any contagious condition, diarrhea, vomiting, or nausea. Germs spread quickly in a classroom of children. Keeping a sick child home shows care for other school families and helps keep the school a much healthier place for your child.
  • Students who are ill will be sent home after parents or emergency contacts have been notified. Students who have vomiting, diarrhea, fever, or who are obviously unwell in appearance, will automatically be sent home. If a student has been sent home, he/she may not return to school that day.
  • If a child is recovering from an illness or injury and is required to stay indoors during recess or physical education, a written note from home must be sent with the child to the child’s teacher.
  • If a student needs to take medication at school, the medicine must be given directly to the teacher and must have a signed and dated note from the parent clearly stating the details of the medicine - its dosage and at what time it needs to be given.
  • Students who are unable to attend school due to illness will not be permitted to take part in extra-curricular school activities falling on that day. Students must arrive in school before 11:00 a.m. in order to be eligible for participation on any particular day.

Days to remember

SCHOOL CALENDAR/UPCOMING EVENTS:
March 29 Middle School Science Fair