Back to School Night and Parent Education

Dear Parents,

Please plan to join us in the coming weeks to meet your child’s teachers and learn about our programs in the Elementary School.  Mark your calendars for the following dates:

  • PreK3 to Grade 2 Back to School Night:  Tuesday, September 3 from 6:00 to 8:30 P.M.
  • Grade 3 to Grade 5 Back to School Night: Wednesday, September 11 from 6:00 to 8:30 P.M.

We will start with a welcome in the ES Cafeteria and then follow a rotation of presentations.  Please click the following to view the schedule and list of teachers’ classrooms: 2019-2020 BTSN

Parent Education Session


September 16, 8:30 am, MPR

Our ISB students move between cultures every day, as they navigate our ISB international school culture, their home culture, and the Chinese culture of our Beijing context. This session explores what it means to grow up cross-culturally, how these childhood experiences affect and shape a developing mind, and ways that parents can better understand and support these young people.

Tanya Crossman is an internationally recognized expert and speaker on Third Culture Kids and issues facing cross-cultural families. She is the author of Misunderstood: The Impact of Growing Up Overseas in the 21st Century, which articulates the experiences of young people growing up cross-culturally. Tanya is passionate about coming alongside cross-cultural families with information, encouragement, and support. Tanya lived in China for over ten years from 2004-2014 and recently returned to Beijing. 

We hope to see you soon!

ES Leadership Team