Announcements

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    Afterschool Programs

    Spectators at Baruch (Sports)!

    Everyone entering ALL sporting events at Baruch will have to sign in. Only those families and students who go to Baruch or the opposing team will be allowed in the gym. While in the space everyone must be respectful of the players, coaches, referee and the space. Those who do not follow these rules will be asked to leave the gym. Also once you're in the gym, there is no re-entry into the event once you exit the building. Thank you for your support and cooperation!
     
    Please remember
    • If a student leaves the building, MY will not be able to allow them into after-school that day. If you any questions or concerns, please email Mike Jones.
    • Pick up for after school students takes place inside the 21st street entrance of the school.  
    • If your child will be absent from after school please email Mike or Marylene to avoid being sent daily absentee emails.
    For more information about the MY Afterschool program, use this link.

     

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Scholastic Book Fair | October 30 - November 6th

    Another Baruch tradition is coming soon -- the book fair! Beloved by Mr. Macri, the fair will be held in the library on the third floor. Here's the schedule for class visits to the fair. We need volunteers to make it work so please sign up here
     
     
    Please note setup for the fair is October 27, 2017 from 3- 5 pm.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    PupilPath Presentations | PTA/SLT

    Here's a copy of the PupilPath help guide from the last PTA meeting.  At that meeting, we elected two new SLT members -- James Adams and Amy Frisch. Congratulations to both. We also confirmed the following new members of the PTA team:
    1. Co-Secretary: Jennifer Lemberg
    2. Co-Treasurer: Lucy Green
    3. Member-at-large: Ron Correa
    4. Member-at-large: Peter Shearer.
    Thank you all for stepping up to help support our children!
     
    The  November PTA meeting will be held on 11.16.17 (change from 11.15.17). The topic is TBA.
     
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Halloween Dance - Friday, October 27th @ 6pm

     
    The Halloween Dance is a beloved Baruch tradition. $5 covers entry, games and dancing. Stylistic DJ provides the music. Snacks and pizza are available for sale. There are dance prizes so tell the kids to come prepared for dance-offs! Costumes are welcome, but please, no masks! Manhattan Youth will hold their usual Karaoke party in the auditorium to get the kids in the mood prior to the dance.

     

    We need your help to make it happen so click this link to volunteer. Setup begins at 2:30 pm.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Cell Phones & Social Media

    Letters regarding the  school's cell phone policy and social media awareness are being sent home with students and will be reviewed during advisory. Cell phones and other electronic devices should not be taken out in the school building or in the school yard during school hours. If taken out, these items will be confiscated and a parent/guardian will need to pick them up at the school. Please read the attached letter for complete details and indicate your acceptance and understanding by signing the contract with your child.

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Supplies

    Supply lists will be distributed by the teachers on the first day of school. Each child should take a notebook and pen for the first day.

    Students may purchase planners and merchandise in the cafeteria during lunch periods from September 11-14. Planners and basic t-shirts are $10 each; hoodies, hats and socks are also available for sale--see the complete price list here. Cash, credit cards and/or checks made out to MS104 PTA are accepted. After September 14, planners may be purchased in the Main Office.

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    New Policy for Entry to the School

    There are new policies in place regarding entry to the school, effective Thursday, September 7, 2017. Please be sure your child is aware of the changes as outlined below:

    7:30 - 8:35 a.m.          21st Street Side Door, School Yard
    Students may begin entering the school building and school yard at 7:30 a.m. All students may enter the building and yard using the entrance to the schoolyard on 21st street. 
     
    8:15 - 8:35 a.m.          20th Street Entrance
    The doors on 20th Street will be open beginning at 8:15 a.m. each morning. Students may utilize the 20th street doors until 8:35 a.m. After 8:35, students must utilize the main entrance.
     
    8:35 a.m. --                 21st Street Main Entrance
    After 8:35 a.m. all entry to the school will be through the main entrance on 21st Street.
     
    Please also note:
    1. Once students enter the cafeteria or the yard, they will not be permitted to leave the immediate school grounds or building for any reason. 
    2. Children are officially late if they are entering the building after 8:32 a.m. and must sign in with the attendance registrar
    3. Parents visiting the school at any time must use the main entrance, present photo identification and sign in at the security desk before going to the main office for assistance.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Programming Changes 2017/2018

    Foreign Language Study

    We will continue to offer Spanish and French to our students. In grade seven, students will take introductory courses in both languages, with students taking a half year of both Spanish and French. At the end of the school year, students will then be able to select which language they will take in grade eight. This change will provide students with the opportunity to be exposed to both languages before deciding which one they would like to take in grade eight. 

    In grade eight, students will receive five periods a week of their selected language, instead of the four periods students received in past years. By increasing the amount of time students receive foreign language instruction in grade eight, we believe students will have an improved experience in learning the language and better prepare them for the foreign language proficiency exam in June.

    Those students that take the foreign language proficiency exam in Spanish or French and pass it will receive high school credit. This will allow them to advance to the next level of the language at the high school level.

    Elective Courses

    In our elective courses, we have made adjustments to ensure that our students are exposed to our arts programs. 

    In grade six, all students will take ceramics and technology. In addition, all students that do not take instrumental music will take drama. In grade seven all students will take visual art. Those students that wish to continue in instrumental music will be able to do so.  As in the past, at the end of grade seven students will have the opportunity to rank our elective courses in order of preference and we work diligently to ensure that students receive one of their top choices for grade eight.

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • High School Application Process

    Belated thank you to Elissa Stein for co-presenting with Mr. Macri at our high school workshop. If you'd like more information from Elissa, you may reach her at www.highschool411.com. If you were unable to attend the High School Process meeting, here is a copy of the presentation. If you have questions about the process, please contact the guidance counselor, Venessa Jalayer via email at VJalayer@schools.nyc.gov

    For more information on the high school process, please visit the DOE's website. Don't forget to sign up for high school email updates from the DOE! Also, check out these apps about the High School admissions process. Please use this link for information on admission workshops and Specialized open houses.

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • NYC Student Account

    Your NYC student account gives you access to all of your child's academic results including the state tests. State tests results are released over the summer. If you don't have an account set up, you will not be able to access that information until school reopens in the fall.

     

    To set up an account you will need your child's Student ID number, which you'll find on his or her report card, as well as an Account Creation Code. The Parent Coordinator sent home letters with this information this week. If you already have an account, you don't need to do anything. If you don't, please use the information provided to create one.
     
    8th grade families, please note that MS104 staff will no longer have access to you account after June 30 so please make sure to set up an account before then.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Box Tops

    Box Tops are an easy way to contribute to the school and it costs you nothing extra.
    Just save the labels and turn them into the main office at any time.

    So far this year we have $350 from this initiative. We could earn lots more if everyone shared their box tops!

    Go to http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn for more information on the different types of box tops that may be submitted. You may also sign up for special offers and coupons. To sign up for coupon offers, search for "Simon Baruch".

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Pupil Path

    If you are having any difficulty or questions regarding PupilPath, please contact their support team at:

    supportteam@ioeducation.com or
    866.817.0726 ext 2 Monday - Friday 8 AM - 8 PM.


     

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)

Gift Fair | September 29th - October 25th

The gift fair is the third largest fundraiser!

Each year it brings in over $7,000.  Kids win prizes, parents get gift wrap and gifts, 

our school gets much needed funds towards needs such as technology upgrades

EVERYONE gets something!

Orders received by October 27, 2017 will be delivered during the week of December 11, 2017 

You may view the catalog and prizes, then use this order form.

Payment may be made via cash or check. Checks should be made payable to: MS104 PTA. 

 

Attn: 8th Grade Families 

This year, we've issued the 8th graders a challenge --

If each family buys $10 worth of product, each child in the 8th grade will go to the prom for free!

 

 

6th Grade

Students will be dismissed in the school yard at 2:40 p.m. Please arrange for a meeting spot with your child.

 General Info & Basic Supplies List 

Sign up for the Baruch Blast Now!

 

 

 

 

7th Grade Announcements

 
 ARISTA - (Open to 7th & 8th Graders)
 

Ms. Lambert and Ms. DiCarlo will be heading up the ARISTA program again this year. ARISTA is a national honor society that recognizes community service and high academics.

Use this link for more information on the ARISTA program.

 

News Updates

  • featured post

    Afterschool Programs

    Spectators at Baruch (Sports)!

    Everyone entering ALL sporting events at Baruch will have to sign in. Only those families and students who go to Baruch or the opposing team will be allowed in the gym. While in the space everyone must be respectful of the players, coaches, referee and the space. Those who do not follow these rules will be asked to leave the gym. Also once you're in the gym, there is no re-entry into the event once you exit the building. Thank you for your support and cooperation!
     
    Please remember
    • If a student leaves the building, MY will not be able to allow them into after-school that day. If you any questions or concerns, please email Mike Jones.
    • Pick up for after school students takes place inside the 21st street entrance of the school.  
    • If your child will be absent from after school please email Mike or Marylene to avoid being sent daily absentee emails.
    For more information about the MY Afterschool program, use this link.

     

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Scholastic Book Fair | October 30 - November 6th

    Another Baruch tradition is coming soon -- the book fair! Beloved by Mr. Macri, the fair will be held in the library on the third floor. Here's the schedule for class visits to the fair. We need volunteers to make it work so please sign up here
     
     
    Please note setup for the fair is October 27, 2017 from 3- 5 pm.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    PupilPath Presentations | PTA/SLT

    Here's a copy of the PupilPath help guide from the last PTA meeting.  At that meeting, we elected two new SLT members -- James Adams and Amy Frisch. Congratulations to both. We also confirmed the following new members of the PTA team:
    1. Co-Secretary: Jennifer Lemberg
    2. Co-Treasurer: Lucy Green
    3. Member-at-large: Ron Correa
    4. Member-at-large: Peter Shearer.
    Thank you all for stepping up to help support our children!
     
    The  November PTA meeting will be held on 11.16.17 (change from 11.15.17). The topic is TBA.
     
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Halloween Dance - Friday, October 27th @ 6pm

     
    The Halloween Dance is a beloved Baruch tradition. $5 covers entry, games and dancing. Stylistic DJ provides the music. Snacks and pizza are available for sale. There are dance prizes so tell the kids to come prepared for dance-offs! Costumes are welcome, but please, no masks! Manhattan Youth will hold their usual Karaoke party in the auditorium to get the kids in the mood prior to the dance.

     

    We need your help to make it happen so click this link to volunteer. Setup begins at 2:30 pm.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Cell Phones & Social Media

    Letters regarding the  school's cell phone policy and social media awareness are being sent home with students and will be reviewed during advisory. Cell phones and other electronic devices should not be taken out in the school building or in the school yard during school hours. If taken out, these items will be confiscated and a parent/guardian will need to pick them up at the school. Please read the attached letter for complete details and indicate your acceptance and understanding by signing the contract with your child.

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • featured post

    Supplies

    Supply lists will be distributed by the teachers on the first day of school. Each child should take a notebook and pen for the first day.

    Students may purchase planners and merchandise in the cafeteria during lunch periods from September 11-14. Planners and basic t-shirts are $10 each; hoodies, hats and socks are also available for sale--see the complete price list here. Cash, credit cards and/or checks made out to MS104 PTA are accepted. After September 14, planners may be purchased in the Main Office.

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • featured post

    New Policy for Entry to the School

    There are new policies in place regarding entry to the school, effective Thursday, September 7, 2017. Please be sure your child is aware of the changes as outlined below:

    7:30 - 8:35 a.m.          21st Street Side Door, School Yard
    Students may begin entering the school building and school yard at 7:30 a.m. All students may enter the building and yard using the entrance to the schoolyard on 21st street. 
     
    8:15 - 8:35 a.m.          20th Street Entrance
    The doors on 20th Street will be open beginning at 8:15 a.m. each morning. Students may utilize the 20th street doors until 8:35 a.m. After 8:35, students must utilize the main entrance.
     
    8:35 a.m. --                 21st Street Main Entrance
    After 8:35 a.m. all entry to the school will be through the main entrance on 21st Street.
     
    Please also note:
    1. Once students enter the cafeteria or the yard, they will not be permitted to leave the immediate school grounds or building for any reason. 
    2. Children are officially late if they are entering the building after 8:32 a.m. and must sign in with the attendance registrar
    3. Parents visiting the school at any time must use the main entrance, present photo identification and sign in at the security desk before going to the main office for assistance.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Programming Changes 2017/2018

    Foreign Language Study

    We will continue to offer Spanish and French to our students. In grade seven, students will take introductory courses in both languages, with students taking a half year of both Spanish and French. At the end of the school year, students will then be able to select which language they will take in grade eight. This change will provide students with the opportunity to be exposed to both languages before deciding which one they would like to take in grade eight. 

    In grade eight, students will receive five periods a week of their selected language, instead of the four periods students received in past years. By increasing the amount of time students receive foreign language instruction in grade eight, we believe students will have an improved experience in learning the language and better prepare them for the foreign language proficiency exam in June.

    Those students that take the foreign language proficiency exam in Spanish or French and pass it will receive high school credit. This will allow them to advance to the next level of the language at the high school level.

    Elective Courses

    In our elective courses, we have made adjustments to ensure that our students are exposed to our arts programs. 

    In grade six, all students will take ceramics and technology. In addition, all students that do not take instrumental music will take drama. In grade seven all students will take visual art. Those students that wish to continue in instrumental music will be able to do so.  As in the past, at the end of grade seven students will have the opportunity to rank our elective courses in order of preference and we work diligently to ensure that students receive one of their top choices for grade eight.

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • High School Application Process

    Belated thank you to Elissa Stein for co-presenting with Mr. Macri at our high school workshop. If you'd like more information from Elissa, you may reach her at www.highschool411.com. If you were unable to attend the High School Process meeting, here is a copy of the presentation. If you have questions about the process, please contact the guidance counselor, Venessa Jalayer via email at VJalayer@schools.nyc.gov

    For more information on the high school process, please visit the DOE's website. Don't forget to sign up for high school email updates from the DOE! Also, check out these apps about the High School admissions process. Please use this link for information on admission workshops and Specialized open houses.

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • NYC Student Account

    Your NYC student account gives you access to all of your child's academic results including the state tests. State tests results are released over the summer. If you don't have an account set up, you will not be able to access that information until school reopens in the fall.

     

    To set up an account you will need your child's Student ID number, which you'll find on his or her report card, as well as an Account Creation Code. The Parent Coordinator sent home letters with this information this week. If you already have an account, you don't need to do anything. If you don't, please use the information provided to create one.
     
    8th grade families, please note that MS104 staff will no longer have access to you account after June 30 so please make sure to set up an account before then.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Box Tops

    Box Tops are an easy way to contribute to the school and it costs you nothing extra.
    Just save the labels and turn them into the main office at any time.

    So far this year we have $350 from this initiative. We could earn lots more if everyone shared their box tops!

    Go to http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn for more information on the different types of box tops that may be submitted. You may also sign up for special offers and coupons. To sign up for coupon offers, search for "Simon Baruch".

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Pupil Path

    If you are having any difficulty or questions regarding PupilPath, please contact their support team at:

    supportteam@ioeducation.com or
    866.817.0726 ext 2 Monday - Friday 8 AM - 8 PM.


     

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)

8th Grade -- Announcements

High School Process Meeting
 Here's a link to the High School Process presentation. If you have further questions, you may email the Guidance Department.
 
Application Errors
The guidance department is aware that there are classes/grades missing from the high school applications that the DOE provided. We are in the process of working with high school enrollment for next steps on how to have this information corrected so the correct classes/grades from the final June report card reflect on the application. We will provide an update as soon as enrollment advises. 
 
504 Accomodations
504 plans must be renewed and approved by the school principal every school year in order for them to be applicable to the SHSAT, Laguardia or any auditions. The deadline for registration for the SHSAT and Laguardia auditions is October 12th.
 
SHSAT Registration Receipts
Receipts for confirmation of registration for the SHSAT and LaGuardia auditions will be distributed by the end of this week in homerooms. We will advise when the receipts have been distributed.The actual tickets will be distributed closer to the date of the exam and/or auditions. 
 
High School Applications
High School Application forms were sent home with your children last week. Please ensure that you have a copy for your child. Completed forms should be returned to the Guidance Department by November 27, 2017.
 
Cap & Gown Measurements - October 31, 2017
This letter was sent to families along with flyers and order forms for Cap and Gown measurements on October 31st.  We will also post signs around the building reminding students of this day. Please note:
  1. Payment for the caps & gowns will be due in June.
  2. Payment for extras like rings, autograph books etc. will be due on October 31.
 
HS Directory Updates/Corrections:
A corrections sheet provided by the DOE which includes the NYC High School Directory Updates was given to students to take home.

*All parent/guardians and students should make sure to review and see if any changes are applied to any of the schools you are interested in.
 
Afterschool SHSAT Prep
Manhattan Youth has partnered with Tutorverse to offer SHSAT prep to any interested 8th graders. There is still room available in the classes. interested families should email Mike Jones at  or Marylyne Myrthil.
 
Guidance Regarding Your Child's Application, Choices, etc:
A letter was sent home regarding an online scheduling system for parent/guardians to set up a 20 minute conference with the counselor assigned to their class, to discuss the high school admissions process and to answer any questions you may have. 

Register for Conferences


Other Helpful Links
NYC DOE Events (For all other high school tours/open houses, families should check the events link: New York Post's 2017 List of Top 40 NYC High Schools
  • Students may also pick up a SHSAT handbook in either room 109 or 203.
  • If a school you are interested in is not indicated on the list provided by the DOE, please check the school's individual web site to sign up for an open house/tour.
  • If a school's tour is filled, please continue to keep contact with the school for any new postings or possible cancellations. Guidance counselors are not able to sign families up for tours. 
 
High School Activities for the Year
To help you plan ahead, here's a list of activities/events for the year. Details will be provided as we get closer to each event/activity.
 

8th Grade -- Important Dates

 

Oct. 29:

SHSAT Test (ELL, IEP, 504, make-up students)

Nov. 4:

SHSAT Test (ELL, IEP, 504, make-up students)

Oct. 28 

to

Dec. 2:

LaGuardia High School Auditions*

Oct. 31:

Cap & Gown Measurement

 
 * Dates are scheduled according to borough in which your school is located (not where you live) and the first letter of your name.

8th Grade -- Helpful Links



Other Helpful Links
NYC DOE Events (For all other high school tours/open houses, families should check the events link: New York Post's 2017 List of Top 40 NYC High Schools
  • Students may also pick up a SHSAT handbook in either room 109 or 203.
  • If a school you are interested in is not indicated on the list provided by the DOE, please check the school's individual web site to sign up for an open house/tour.
  • If a school's tour is filled, please continue to keep contact with the school for any new postings or possible cancellations. Guidance counselors are not able to sign families up for tours. 
 
High School Activities for the Year
To help you plan ahead, here's a list of activities/events for the year. Details will be provided as we get closer to each event/activity.
 

Calendar

  • Gift Fair Ends

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  • Halloween Dance

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  • LaGuardia Auditions begin

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  • SHSAT IEP/504/Makeup

    • For all current ninth grade students
       • For eighth and ninth grade students who are English Language Learners or students with disabilities who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) or approved 504 plans
       • For make-up test requests--requires permission

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  • Book Fair

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  • PTC #1

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  • 11:30 am Early Dismissal

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  • PTC #1

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  • SHSAT IEP/504/Makeup

    • For all current ninth grade students
       • For eighth and ninth grade students who are English Language Learners or students with disabilities who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) or approved 504 plans
       • For make-up test requests--requires permission

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  • SCHOOL CLOSED -- Election Day

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  • Exec Bd Mtg

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  • SLT

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  • PTA GEN MTG

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  • SCHOOL CLOSED -- Thanksgiving

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  • Giving Tuesday

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  • LaGuardia Audtions End

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  • SLT

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  • Exec Bd Mtg

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  • PTA GEN MTG

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  • Winter Music Concert

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Box Tops

Send your box tops to the main office and we'll do the rest.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers Needed...

  • We always need volunteers to help at events like the Halloween Dance and the Book Fair. Email us at ms104volunteer@gmail.com and we'll add you our mailing list and contact you when we have an upcoming events.
     
  • The Parent Coordinator is seeking volunteers to help with translations during Parent Teacher Conferences, PTA meetings, etc. This is a great opportunity for high schoolers with family at Baruch who may want to earn community service credits. If you speak another language and have the flexibility in your schedule to help, please contact Blanca Rivera.

    Don't forget to stay up-to-date with what's happening in the school by subscribing to our calendar.
 

Save the Date ...

Don't forget to stay up-to-date with what's happening in the school by subscribing to our calendar.
Save the Date
  • The Halloween Dance will be held October 27, 2017. 
  • The Book Fair will be held October 30 - November 6, 2017. 
    • Setup will be on the afternoon of October 27. 
    • Class schedules and signup sheets will be sent out soon.
  • Parent Teacher Conferences 
    • November 2, 2017: 4:30 - 7:30 pm
    • November 3, 2017: 12:20 - 2:40 pm

 

Sign up for the Baruch Blast

In order to stay in touch, the MS104 PTA sends out a weekly email newsletter called the Baruch Blast during the school year.   The Baruch Blast is not the only communication from the school but it does help families keep up-to-date with what is happening. To sign up for the Baruch Blast, please use this link

Incoming 6th Grade Families

After entering a parent email address and students’ first and last name, click “2016/17 incoming 6th grade” as the email list. If you have more than one address or family member who would like to receive the blast, please repeat the process for each family member.

Schoola

Clean your closets and earn money for our kids. Use this link to request a label. Only like-new items, please!!

  

Amazon Smile

Always shop www.smile.amazon.com and .5% of your purchase goes to the school.