Message from our counselors

Upcoming Class Placement for the 2019-2020 School Year:  学年分班安排:

In the coming weeks, we will begin the placement process for next year’s homeroom classes. Teachers, counselors, and administrators will be hard at work assuring that all children are placed in the most appropriate class to suit their learning styles and personalities.
在接下来的几个星期,我们将开始明年的分班安排工作。老师、辅导员以及校长们将努力确保所有的孩子都被妥善安排在最适合他们学习风格和个性的班级。 

Please note, we do not guarantee a child’s placement based on parent requests. 
请注意,我们无法保证根据家长的要求为孩子分班。

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s placement for next year, please fill out a Parent Placement information form.  We will contact you if we have any further questions.
如果您对您孩子明年的分班有任何疑问或担忧,请填写分班意见表。如果有任何进一步的问题,我们会与您联系。

The forms should be turned into your child’s counselor or to the ES Office before May 1, 2019.
填写好的表格应在201951日前交给您孩子的辅导员或ES办公室。

Sincerely, ES Counselors and Leadership Team

Conferences 家长会 컨퍼런스

Student-Led Conferences next week

Monday March 25th (10am-6:00pm) and Tuesday March 26th (8:30am-3:00pm) 

下星期学生主导家长会

3月25日星期一(10:00-18:00)和3月26日星期二(8:30-15:00)

다음주 학생 주도 컨퍼런스

3 월25 일월요일 (10:00am-6:00 pm) 및3 월26 일화요일(8:30 am-3:00pm)

Conference Sign-Up:  
If you have not already signed up for a conference time, please contactyour homeroom teacherso as soon as possible.  Sign-up finishedatnoon today.

家长会报名:

如果您还没有预约家长会,请尽快联系孩子的班主任预约时间,网站预约系统已于今天中午12点关闭。

컨퍼런스신청:

아직 컨퍼런스 신청을 못하신 부모님들께서는 직접 담임 선생님과 연락하셔서 신청해주세요. 온라인 컨퍼런스 신청은 오늘 점심 12시에 마감하였습니다.

On Your Conference Day: 

Please focus on your individual child. If you have other children at ISB, we will provide child care for any ES siblings. Child care will be in the ES cafeteria this year. Please drop your child off and collect them from TAs in the cafeteria.

  • The conference will be led by your child.  
  • You will have a 45-minute scheduled block in the classroom where your child will walk you through a few stations in the classroom. (PreK times are shorter for the younger children.)
  • There could be up to 3 families sharing the same conference time with you in the classroom. 
  • During your 45-minute block, you will have 15 minutes with your child and the classroom teacher to see your child’s learning and talk to them about it. 
  • You might want to plan some additional time to visit your child’s specialist teachers: Chinese, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, PE and Library
  • Please remember your child’s classroom will be considered a NO PHONE ZONE. Be present with your child and enjoy each moment!

Parents of children in the Dual Language program, will schedule to meet with the teacher their child is registered to. That teacher will be with you for the 15 minute session. During the rest of the time you will be able to see your child’s work in both Chinese and English. You only sign up though to see this one teacher. 

家长会当天::

为保证您可以专心的参加孩子的家长会,如果您有其他在ISB就读的孩子同行,我们将有专人提供儿童看护,地点在小学餐厅。届时,请把您的孩子送到小学餐厅交给助教老师,并在会后,去小学餐厅领走您的孩子。

  • 这是一场由孩子们主导的家长会。
  • 您将在教室度过45分钟的时间,并由您的孩子带您了解并参与一些活动(PreK3-4的家长会将会短一些)。
  • 同一个时间段内最多会有3个家庭同时在教室里开会。
  • 在45分钟的时间内,您将有15分钟与孩子和老师一起讨论孩子近期的学习。
  • 除上述45分钟外,您还可以安排一些时间与孩子的语文、美术、音乐、体育、图书馆和辅导员老师见面沟通。
  • 温馨提示,孩子们的教室是手机禁用区。请专注于这次家长会活动,享受每一刻!

双语课程的学生家长们将和孩子指定的班主任进行15分钟的会谈。其余的时间,您可以参观孩子中英双语的作品。

컨퍼런스데이(Conference Day) 당일:

이 날은 자녀에게집중해 주세요. ISB초등학교에재학중인 다른자녀가있는경우에, 학교에서 돌봄서비스를 제공해 드립니다. 올해의돌봄서비스는ES 카페테리아에서진행합니다. 본 서비스가 필요하신 부모님께서는 자녀를카페테리아에 계시는  TA분에게 맡겨 주시고컨퍼런스를 마친 후에 픽업하시면 되십니다.

  • 본 컨퍼런스는 자녀가 주도하여 진행합니다.
  • 45분 동안 교실에서 진행되며, 자녀가 각각 다른 스테이션에서 활동을 참여 하실 수 있도록 안내 할 것입니다 (PreK어린아이들은 컨퍼런스시간이 더 짧을 수 있습니다).
  • 교실 내에서 최대세가족이같은 시간에컨퍼런스를 진행하게 됩니다.
  • 45 분안에15 분동안은 자녀가담임선생님과 그 동안 배운 내용에대하여 이야기 하는 시간입니다.
  • 추가적으로 자녀의 스페셜 과목 (중국어, 음악, 미술, 체육, 도서관)선생님들을 만나고자 하시는 학부모님께서는 일정을 미리 계획하시는 것을 권장합니다.
  • 교실내에서는 핸드폰 사용을 삼가하여 주시고, 자녀와매순간을즐겨 주세요!

Dual Language프로그램의학부모님들께서는 시스템을 통해 신청하신 선생님과15분간 개별면담을 진행할예정입니다.나머지시간에는자녀의영어 및 중국어 작품을보게 됩니다. 개별 면담은 한 분의 선생님만 선택하실 수 있습니다.

 Tips for a Successful Conference: 

Allow your child to take the lead, but remember that this is meant to be a two-way conversation. Your child is prepared to tell you about various aspects of their learning experiences. In any sharing, though, a good question often helps to go deeper. We suggest you ask questions that inspire your child to elaborate on what they have already told you. Here is a list of questions to consider asking your child during their Student-Led Conference: 

  • Can you tell me more about that? 
  • Did you encounter any problems? How did you solve them? 
  • Can you tell me why you chose this? 
  • Can you tell me why this is important to you? 
  • How did you do it? 
  • How did you make it? 
  • How do you know? 
  • Could you tell about what is on this page? 
  • What is something else you would like to keep working at? 
  • What sorts of things do you do in _____________________ ? 
  • Is there something in particular that was important to you in this? 
  • Why did you do that? 

成功家长会的秘诀:

请让您的孩子主导这次家长会,但也要记住,这也是一次双向对话沟通。您的孩子已经做好准备向您讲述他/她学习经历的各个方面了。然而在任何分享中,一个好的问题往往有助于深入拓展,所以我们希望您提出能够引导孩子,让他/她更详细阐述想法的问题。以下是本次学生主导家长会的一些参考问题:

  • 关于这个(作品),你能再多告诉我一些吗?
  • 你遇到过什么挑战?你是怎么解决的?
  • 你能告诉我为什么选择这个吗?
  • 可以告诉为什么这个作品对你来说很重要呢?
  • 你是怎么做的?
  • 你用什么方法做的?
  • 你是怎么知道的?
  • 你可以告诉我这页上有什么吗?
  • 还有什么其他内容想继续开展的?
  • 在__________(课)上,你平时都做些什么?
  • 在这方面,有没有什么对你来说特别重要的?
  • 你为什么这么做?  

성공적인컨퍼런스위한:

본 컨퍼런스진행의 주도권을자녀가 가질 수 있도록 옆에서 이끌어주세요. 컨퍼런스동안에는 쌍방향 소통 (two-way conversation)이 이루어 질 수 있도록 관심을 표현해주세요. 자녀들은 학습경험을다양한측면에서이야기를 나눌준비가되어있으며, 부모님께서 해주시는좋은질문들을 통해자녀들은 배운 주제에 대하여 더 깊게 생각할 수 있게 됩니다. 질문을 하실 떼에는 자녀가 나눈 주제에 대하여 구체적으로 하실 것을 권장합니다. 아래의 학생주도컨퍼런스에 관련된 질문을 참고 하십시오:

  • 이 부분에 대해서 더 자세하게 설명해줄수 있니?
  • 배우는 과정에서 어렵게 느껴졌던 부분은? 그것을 어떻게해결했어?
  • 왜이것을선택했는지말해줄수있니?
  • 왜이것이네게중요한지말해줄수있니?
  • 어떻게완성했는지설명해 줄 수 있을까?
  • 어떻게만들었는지설명해줄 수 있을까?
  • 어떻게알게 됬는지 말해 줄 수 있을까?
  • 이페이지의내용은무엇인지 말해 줄 수 있니?
  • 무엇에대해더알고싶니?
  • _____________________에서무엇을 했는지말해 줄 수 있을까?
  • 특별히중요한부분은 무엇이었을까?
  • 왜그렇게 했는지 말해 줄 수 있을까?

We are really looking forward to this celebration of learning and growth. The children and teachers are excited to welcome you!

我们非常期待这次学习与成长的庆典!孩子们和老师们期待着您的光临!

본 컨퍼런스를 통해 학생들이 그 동안 배운 학습내용을 부모님과 나누고, 부모님들께 자녀의 성장을 함께 기뻐 해주시고 축하할 것을 기대합니다, 학생들과선생님들께서는모든 부모님들은  진심으로 환영합니다!

Activity opportunity for Friday

ClubFootball 1-Day “PD Day Soccer Camp at ISB (15th March)
Students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 can register for ClubFootball’s 1 Day ‘PD Day Soccer Camp’, next Friday 15th March.

Designed to keep children busy, having fun, and learning on the PD Day when mums and dads are at work, the camp will be held in the Dome, and is open to students from all schools. The session will be coached by ClubFootball’s qualified UK coaches and focuses on skills development in a fun environment!
Sessions run from 09:00-12:00 for grades K to 2
Grades 2 to 8 can choose a half-day (09:00-12:00) or full day (09:00-15:00). Students coming for the full day should bring a packed lunch.

Details are below, please mail coaching@clubfootball.com.cn or WeChat “WGQXJuniors” to register.

Grades K-2: 09:00-12:00 450 Rmb
Grades 3-8: 09:00-12:00 450 Rmb, 09:00-15:00 700 Rmb.

Spring Break courses are also available, running from April 1-4th. For more on ClubFootball, please see www.clubfootball.com.cn, follow the CF WeChat, or pick up a flyer from the Activities Office.
Simon Parker (Director of Student Activities)

SIMPLY CONCERT SERIES

It is time for the ‘Simply Concert Series’. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the breadth and depth of the music programs from Elementary to High School. The first concert is this Thursday, March 7th and it features our Grade 4 and Grade 5 Band students.

March 7th 18:30, Theater   ‘Simply Band’  

  • Grade 4 and 5 band 

March 20th 16:30, Theater  ‘Simply Singing’

  • with Junior Choir and Treblemakers

March 28th Time TBD, Theater  ‘Simply Strings’

  • with Beginning 1, Beginning 2, Vivaldi and Mozart Ensembles

April 23rd 16:45 MPR ‘Simply Solo Strings’

Any questions contact Cyndi Campbell ccampbell@isb.bj.edu.cn

Sincerely,

Cyndi Campbell

Parent Workshop: Engage and Support Your Child with Reading at Home

Dear Parents,

As you know, we encourage reading at home on a daily basis, either in English or in your home language.  We want children to develop a love for reading and to read to learn.  As parents, you serve as role models to your children and can greatly influence who they become as readers and writers.

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for a reading workshop led by Emily DeLiddo, who has been working with teachers on Writers Workshop and will be working with us next school year on Readers Workshop.

Date: March 8, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Location: MPR

Emily DeLiddo was a senior staff developer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP) at Columbia University for close to twelve years. She travels to schools nationally and internationally modeling lessons and leading study groups around balanced literacy.

In this workshop, Emily will give practical suggestions for how parents can support their child’s literacy at home.

We look forward to welcoming you to the workshop next week.

ES Leadership Team

ES Parent Coffee February ’19

Many thanks to those of you who came to our ES Parent Coffee this morning. If you were unable to attend here is the PowerPoint. In the presentation you can find updates on: Security, ASAs and Upcoming Dates. 

You can see information for upcoming parent sessions from the counselors. 

There is a link to sign up for a Parent Design Workshop happening next week. 

You will also see slides on Design units for each grade level and also on Inquiry in the ES. 

ES Parent Coffee Feb.19 2019

 

Mission/Vision Open House

Your voice and thinking are valuable to us at ISB as we revise our Mission statement.

The Office of Learning will host a week of drop in hours for you to give feedback and perspectives on ISB and the future ISB.  The Office of Learning room 2125 will be open to all parents from Monday, Feb. 11th to Friday, Feb. 15th between 8:30am and 10:00am.

This is our last opportunity to gather your perspective and thinking, so please join us on the day that works best for you! There will be prompts in English and Chinese that you can respond to at any time those days to give your perspectives about ISB.

Drop by to add your voice and perspective to this important work.

If you would like more background to this work, please read this letter sent out several weeks ago from Communications.

亲爱的家长们,我们诚挚地想聆听和广泛征集大家关于更新学校办学宗旨与愿景的修改意见。教学中心(2325办公室)欢迎大家在211-15号那周每天早上8:30-10:00之间任选一个您方便的时间来参与这个重要的活动。大家只需要在事先准备好的提示问题下写下自己的意见和建议,以及您孩子在校期间的学习和成长故事。敬侯大家的积极参与!

Upcoming Parent Presentations

Dear Parents,

The week after the CNY holiday ISB is hosting parent presentations in the coming weeks.

Dr. José Medina: The Importance of your Home Language at School

Wednesday, February 13 at 8:30 am in rooms 1226-1227 in the MS/HS library

Session Description:  What does the research say about the best way to acquire a second language? What role does my first language play in language learning? This session will explore the research and how it informs the practices that my students’ teachers are employing. We will further discuss how we can support our students at home as they learn another language.

Bio:  Dr. José Medina is the Chief Educational Advocate at Educational Solutions, a consulting company that serves to create educational access for all students, their families, and the communities they live in.  With a specific focus on meeting the needs of emergent bilingual students and language learners, he provides a broad range of support to educational entities throughout the United States and internationally.

Tanya Crossman: Parenting Your International Child

Friday, February 15 at 8:30 am in the Bank Area 1323A

Session description:  Our ISB students move between cultures every day, as they navigate our specific ISB international school culture, their home culture, and the Chinese culture of our Beijing context. Many of them go on to This seminar 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.

Bio:  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.

 

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend!

The ES Leadership Team

Keeping Healthy at School

Dear ES Parents, This is the time of year when many children are sick. We request that when your child is unwell, that they stay at home. This is advice from our nurses:

Please let us help each other to prevent illnesses/diseases at ISB. We believe that “prevention is better than cure” and we can do this by practicing proper hygiene all the time.

Please inform your child about good hand hygiene. Washing your hands should be done before and after preparing and eating food, after going to the bathroom, after cleaning something, before & after tending to someone who is sick, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, after handling an animal or animal waste, and after handling garbage,

If your child has the following signs & symptoms, please keep your child at home and consider seeing a doctor for further evaluation if necessary:

  • Fever – Temperature above 37.5 C or higher. Children should be fever free (without taking any medications) for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Diarrhea & Vomiting – starting within 12 hours prior to the student going to school or persistent diarrhea.
  • Skin rashes of unknown origin. 
  • Conjunctivitis/pink eye – watery or purulent discharges from the eye. 
  • Moist cough if the child cannot be relied upon to cover their cough. 
  • Heavy head cold with a lot of nasal congestion/sneezing.

These last two symptoms, even without fever, can cause a lot of other children to become ill if they attend school. 
Many thanks for your support with keeping everyone healthy during these cold winter months.