In order to top up the lunch card, you need your child’s ID number. You can find this next to their name on PowerSchool.
Dear ES Parents, 亲爱的小学家长们，
Please can you remember to go online to see your child’s balance with Sodexo, to pay for lunches at school. We have just realized that many of you have not been remembering to check about this, or perhaps you do not know how to. Many ES students have a negative balance of over ¥1000.
It is much easier to add money to your account this year, as Sodexo have arranged for you to be able to do this on WeChat. The PowerPoint below has the instructions for how to do this.
Please can you try to remember to check your child’s balance 2 or 3 times a month, and add money as necessary.
Below are 8 steps to register, add money and check your child’s balance.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday evening (6th September) for the Lower Elementary School Back to School Night 6:00-8:30pm. This is for parents with children in PreK3, PreK4, Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2. We will begin the evening in the ES Cafeteria, before you move to classrooms to meet with teachers.
Please note, the evening is for adults only, no child care is provided.
Here is an overview of the evening, and a copy you can download. We will have paper copies available on the evening. 2018-2019 BTSN Flyer
ES Band. Grade 4 and 5 students. We offer two levels of band, Band 1 is for beginners and Band 2 is for those students who have played a band instrument before. We offer flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, French horn, baritone tuba and percussion. Please be sure to attend instrument try-out and sales day. It is the day to choose your instrument, meet the teachers and sign up for the afternoon you will attend. Sessions start the week of September 3rd.
ES Strings. Grade 3, 4 and 5 students. We offer four different levels of strings based on ability. Students involved in ensembles last year were automatically moved to the next level. IF you are new to ISB and play or would like to learn how to play a violin or cello this is your change. If you are new to strings plan to attend Saturdays instrument sales day. If you have your own instrument contact Ms. Campbell to register. Mozart, Vivaldi and Beginning 2 ensembles start the week of September 3rd. Beg 1 ensemble starts the week of September 10th.
ES Choirs. Grades 2, 3, 4 and 5 students. Junior Choir meets on Thursday starting September 6th. This choral group is for students in grades 2 and 3. Treblemakers meets Monday starting September 3rd. This group is for students in grades 4 and 5. Contact Ms. Campbell if you have not already registered.
SALES/TRY-OUT DAY This Saturday September 1st is the instruments try-out and sales day. If you are interested in band you can come by and try out all the different instrument options available to you. If you are joining strings and you need to get a violin or rent a cello this is the time to do that.
Cyndi Campbell – ES Performing Arts Teacher (gr.3, 4 and 5)/ES Ensemble Coordinator
A reminder, that the Elementary School UES Back to School Night (BTSN) for Grade 3, Grade 4 and Grade 5, will be held tomorrow evening, Tuesday, August 28th, from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.
Please note, this event is for parents only. There is no child care provided.
A schedule of UES BTSN events is listed below. You can view or download a copy of the entire BTSN flyer here; 2018-2019 BTSN Flyer.
Last year we started using Seesaw across the Elementary School as a way for students to share their learning, both with their parents and with their classmates. This includes work in progress, finished work that students wish to celebrate, and reflections of their learning over time. So far, we have shared over 65,000 posts and have had over 57,000 visits from parents!
This year, we have decided to use Seesaw as our platform for family announcements as well. This means that, in addition to seeing evidence of your child’s learning, homeroom teachers and specialist teachers will be sending out communication through Seesaw. It is more important than ever to ensure that you have the Seesaw app installed on your phone and that you have connected to your child’s journal and class.
Please note that we have disabled the feature that allows you to send messages back to the teacher in the Seesaw app. If you need to contact the teacher, please email them directly.
If you are an iPhone or iPad user, you can download the Seesaw app from iTunes. If you are an Android user, you can download the app from the Google Play store. If you are having trouble accessing that, there is a workaround: install the 应用汇 app store first and then search for and install the Seesaw app from there.
You should have already received a letter home with a QR code inviting you to connect to your child’s journal. You will need to connect to each of your children’s journals if you have more than one child. If you have not received the QR code, or if you are having problems connecting, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher so that they know.
Once you have installed the app and have connected to your child’s journal, you may want to check the app settings to determine you receive your notifications. You can decide how often you want to receive emails and how often you want to receive notifications in the app.
If you are having problems receiving messages from teachers or updates from your child, please don’t hesitate to ask for help.
We are pleased to see that you are enjoying seeing children’s work on Seesaw. You are able to comment on your children’s posts and they really enjoy it when you do.
Teachers are sending information to you using Seesaw Announcements. Please note that you should only write comments on Seesaw that are for the children. Please do not write to teachers on Seesaw. Any messages for teachers should always be sent by email. Teachers may not always see your comments on Seesaw the same day.
Written communication with teachers should be by email.
You will be able to learn more about Seesaw during our upcoming Back to School Nights.
Elementary School Back to School Night is just around the corner. Once again we will have two separate evenings, one designated for each section of the ISB Elementary School.
UES (Grade 3 – Grade 5) parents are invited to come learn more about the Elementary School program on Tuesday, August 28th, from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.
LES (PK3 – Grade 2) parents are invited to attend presentations about the Elementary School program on Thursday, September 6th, from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.
Below, please find an outline of scheduled events for both evenings and a link that can be used to print a hard copy of the flyer.
We look forward to meeting with all parents over the duration of the two nights.
2018-2019 BTSN Flyer (Click to download)
Please make note of the arrival procedures, listed below, for students in the Elementary School. We have included information for both outdoor and indoor mornings.
Outdoor Mornings: 室外集合：
Indoor Mornings: 室内集合：
Please note that the OLE gate does not open until 8:00. Elementary School children on campus prior to 8:00 must be accompanied by a parent at all times.
Dear ES Parents,
Are your children excited about school starting? Here we are all excited, the classrooms are ready and so are the teachers.
On Monday children should arrive between 8:00 and 8:10am. They should come in through the Elementary School entrance by the OLE, and go to the following places:
Grades 1-5 go to the OLE/playground
PreK3, PreK4 and Kinder students go directly to homerooms, they should be accompanied by a parent. IMPORTANT please note for the young students:
PreK3 and PreK4 students finish school at 11:25am for the first two weeks of school, then each Wednesday they go home early at 11:25am.
Kindergarten students for home at 11:30am for the first week of school. After that they stay at school until 3:25pm every day.
Enjoy your last days of the holiday and the time with your children. (We know there are some parents who are quite excited about handing their children back to us after a long summer!)
The ES Leadership Team