Friday, December 11
Winter Dance
3:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday, December 16
PTA meeting
8:45 AM

Thu, Dec 24 - Fri, Jan 1
Winter Recess
No school
Monday, January 18
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
No school
Wednesday, January 20
PTA meeting
8:45 AM

winter dance
Cold weather can't stop the fun!    We are having a Winter Dance on Friday, December 11 from 3:45 - 6:00 pm. There will be a DJ and dancing and activities including jewelry making, tattoos and nail art.  

Admission is $5  Snacks, pizza and drinks will be for sale.  This dance is for current Baruch students only.  

As always, we need parent volunteers to help make this a success.  Please click here for the Sign-Up Genius to volunteer.  

baruch merchandise sale
Get some school spirit!  MS104 Simon Baruch t-shirts, polo shirts and sweatshirts will be for sale on Monday, December 7 during all lunch periods and on Wednesday, December 16 at the PTA Meeting.  

Pricing is as follows:

- T-shirts $10
- Polo Shirts $15
- Sweatshirts $20

(Cash or Checks are accepted.  Sorry no credit cards.  Checks should be made to MS104 PTA)

library hours 
Students may use the library during the following times:

6th grade:  Wednesdays from 7:45 - 8:20 am
7th grade:  Tuesdays during lunch
8th grade:  Wednesdays during lunch

Please note that 7th and 8th graders must obtain a pass from the Assistant Principal during lunch period to go to the library.  Once there, they must remain in the library for the remainder of the period.

shop at modells!
Ready to start holiday shopping?  Does someone need new sneakers or sweats?  Is there fitness equipment you might need to start a New Year's resolution?  Does someone you know just need something new?  

Buy it at Modells and save 15% using our special coupon.  You'll save money and you'll help the school make money! 

Save 15% (off regular and sale merchandise) between November 27 - December 24 at any NYC Modells location when you use this coupon.    5% of purchases will go to the school!   (after reaching $500).  

To receive the 15% discount, you must have  printed copy of the coupon with you and make your at purchase at NYC Modells location.  (They do not offer it for online purchases)  See the coupon for other details.  

Here's the coupon again   Printed copies are also available in the Main Office.  Look for a printed copy sent home in backpacks. 

Feel free to share with friends and family.  Remember though, you MUST have the printed coupon with you. (Modells does not make the program available for online purchases)

6th grade fundraiser for water for South Sudan
The 6th grade will be hosting a series of bake sales to support Water for South Sudan.  Students have been inspired by the story of Salva Dut, in A Long Walk to Water, and will now be taking action to support those who do not have the access to water that we often take for granted. 

The bake sales will take place December 4 and December 11 during lunch periods.

take the 104 challenge!
Simon Baruch MS104 is committed to equipping every student with academic curiosity, educational excellence and building a diverse and thriving community. Please join us in supporting our teachers and the administration by taking the MS 104 challenge.

As a NYC Public School Parent, you know the importance of your contributions to your school.  DOE budgets can change without notice and often do not cover all programs.   Parent contributions allow the PTA to enhance our school's budget.

With your donations, MS104  is able to:
  • Provide professional and staff development for MS 104 teachers and leadership staff to learn new teaching methods for academic excellence.
  • Purchase classroom air conditioners and other items that create a better classroom experience and support student life.
  • Bring STEM and other academic enrichment programs into the classroom.
Your MS104 Challenge dollars make a difference.  100% of every dollar raised in the MS 104 Challenge will be directed to important programs to help the entire MS 104 community.  Please give what is comfortable for your family whether it be less or more than the suggested amounts.  

Regardless of the amount, we value each and every contribution.  
Thank You.

Click here to make your donation now.  

Checks can made out to MS104 PTA and left in the PTA slot in the Main Office or mailed to: 
Simon Baruch MS104
330 East 21st Street, New York, NY 10010 
Attention  PTA

Please be sure to include your name, your child's name/grade, your address, phone number and email with your check donation.

after-school programs
Winter Sport Tryout Dates (for those students already registered) are available by clicking here and scrolling down.  This includes tryout dates for  Cheerleading, Girls and Boys Basketball JV and V and Competitive Table Tennis.  

Please note that Manhattan Youth is available to assist students and talk with parents in the Main Office, Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm.

To register for programs and for further information, click here

For weekly updates on Manhattan Youth's After-school program you can click the "Afterschool" banner at the top. Manhattan Youth's Monday Memo will be updated every Monday.

8th grade families
f you have any questions regarding the high school application process, please contact Ms. Iris Adames, 8th Grade Counselor by email at

high school applications
Contact Ms. Adames immediately if you have not submitted your High School application as they were due back to her November 23. 

Get 15% off at Modell's until 12/24/15. Coupon valid in-store only. 5% donation to MS104.