Announcements

  • 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.

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  • Report Cards

    Report cards were sent home with students on the last day of school. If your child was absent, you may pick up your report card in the main office during the summer from July 5 - August 10, from Monday through Thursday between 8:00 am -2:30 pm.

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  • Afterschool

     
    Please take the end-of-year survey to provide feedback on the program.
     

     

     
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  • 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.
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  • Technology Update

    The PTA has just spent $90,000 to purchase new laptops for the school! This purchase ensures that there is a laptop cart with 35 brand new computers available to each house starting in the fall!. This is exciting news for the school and we could not have done it without your generous support.
     
    Our next goal is the purchase of new active panels or Smart Boards for the classrooms. Each panel costs about $5,000. Please make one final contribution before the school year ends to help us continue to improve our children's access to technology in their classrooms. 

    We encourage you to give what is best for their families; each and every donation is highly appreciated. If you would prefer to spread out your donation over time, you may sign up to become a monthly contributor.  Please use this link to donate  or download the form and return it with your check. 
     
    Thank you for your continued support!
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  • 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".

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  • Direct Appeal

    VISIT www.paypal.com/donate/?token=RC3MI80LWGHt0xZXPUIbqvjbDKLBQPWU_m9hLBdQ_X9g36u8Jge2z_CDDZzoT7Y91UkhlG to make a donation. ANY contribution is appreciated whether it be big or small, $20, $104, $250, $500 or more! You can make it a one time or recurring monthly donation. Please make a donation that makes sense for your family but we do hope you'll consider making one.

    As a reminder, your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law as MS104 PTA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. December 31 is the deadline for you to receive tax benefits for charitable donations for the 2016 calendar year.

    Double your donation by checking if you or your spouse works for a company with a Matching Gift Program at http://matchfinderonline.blackbaud.com/MatchGiftInquiry.aspx?cid=21227.

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  • 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.


     

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  • Cell Phone Policy

    Please see the attached letter from the Principal regarding the school's cell phone policy. Parents and students should read the policy and sign the letter declaring that they have read and understand the policy. Signed letters should be returned to the home room teachers.

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Programming Changes for 2017/2018 School Year

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.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

6th Grade PTA Member-at-Large

Each year, the PTA elects two members-at-large from the 6th grade to ensure representation on the board for the incoming class. Members-at-large are expected to attend regular monthly meetings for the Executive Board and General Meetings. They are also expected to chair at least one event. Executive Board meetings are typically held on the 2nd Friday of the month and General Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. All meetings start at 8:45 a.m. If you're interested, please send email us for more information--include the title Member-at-Large in the subject line.

 SLT (School Leadership Team) 

As with the PTA, one SLT slot is saved for an incoming 6th grade parent. The SLT is tasked with developing a comprehensive educational plan for the school and is comprised of parents, teachers, and the principal. Meetings are held once per month, usually on the 2nd Wednesday starting at 7:45 a.m. For more information on the responsibilities of the SLT, please see the official DOE link. 

This year we will have two SLT slots open but only one is reserved for a 6th grade parent. The other slot is open to the entire school.  Please email us if you're interested--include the title SLT in the subject line.

Book Fair Chair

In order to encourage our children to read, the PTA hosts two book fairs each year. The book fairs coincide with Parent Teacher Conferences so that parents get the opportunity to shop the fair too. This year the first fair is scheduled from 10/30 - 11/6. If you have experience running a fair or would like to try it, we would welcome your help chairing the fair. It's a great event to co-chair with a friend. Whether you're experienced or not, we'll walk you through it. Just email us to let us know if you're interested and we'll get you started. Please include the title Book Fair Chair in the subject line

Website Updates

We are looking for someone to update weekly announcements and the calendar on the school's website at www.104m.org.  It would mostly require using the content of the weekly Baruch Blast to update the calendar and home page. Occasionally other content areas may need updating such as the afterschool or 8th grade.  It's an easy job that can be done from home and requires about 1 hour per week. We use eChalk and the interface is very easy to learn.  Please email us if you're interested in helping us--include the title Website Updates in the subject line.

Merchandise Manager

 We are looking for someone to take over management of the Baruch branded merchandise sold by the PTA. This would involve organizing in preparation for sales and keeping track of stock and reordering when needed.  Merchandise is sold during the first week of the school year, during parent teacher conferences and at events like the school play. Ordering is usually done before the start of the school year or before new families orientation in June if necessary. The person managing the merchandise does not have to be in charge of the actual sales. Again, this would be a great job for two friends with minimal time commitment. Please email us if you're interested--include the title Merchandise Manager in the subject line. 

Incoming 6th Grade

Reading List & Log 

 General Info & Basic Supplies List 

Sign up for the Baruch Blast Now!

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7th Grade Announcements

 Summer Reading List 2017 

 

 

 

 

8th Grade Announcements

 8th Grade Summer Reading List 2017 

High School Information

 

 

 
 

Calendar

  • FIRST DAY of school

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  • SHSAT Regn begins

    Contact Guidance Counselor

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  • Exec Bd Mtg

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  • Brooklyn Technical High School 29 Fort Greene Place Brooklyn, NY 11217

    Citywide High School Fair

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  • PTA GEN MTG

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  • SCHOOL CLOSED -- Rosh Hashanah

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  • Back To School Night

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  • Gift Fair Begins

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  • 75 W 205th St, Bronx, NY 10468,

    Bronx Science Open House

    Sign up at bxscience.edu

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  • 29 Fort Greene Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217

    Brooklyn Tech Open House

    no signup necessary

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  • SCHOOL CLOSED -- Columbus Day

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  • 345 Chambers Street New York, NY 10007

    Stuyvesant High Open House

    Manhattan & Brooklyn Families

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  • SHSAT Regn Ends

    Contact Guidance Counselor

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  • 2925 Goulden Ave, Bronx, NY 10468,

    HSAS Open House

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  • Exec Bd Mtg

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  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Campus 122 Amsterdam Avenue, 10023

    Manhattan Borough High School Fair

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  • 240 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031,

    HSMSE

    No sign-up necessary. Check in required in the quad on the day of the event. Rotating plenary sessions and guided tours throughout the evening.

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  • SHSAT/Audition tickets distributed

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  • PTA GEN MTG

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  • 223 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206

    Brooklyn Latin Open House

    no signup necessary

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View Monthly Calendar

MS104 Team Events

Fall Sports Try Out Dates:

(Everyone must attend to be considered for any of the Sports Teams)

 Thursday September 7th, 2017 (3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)

  • Boys JV Soccer
  • Co-Ed JV/Varsity Flag Football
  • Girls JV/Varsity Volleyball
Friday September 8th, 2017 (3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)
  • Boys Varsity Soccer
  • Girls Varsity Soccer

Don't forget to complete MY's year-end survey!

 

 

 

Amazon Smile

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

  

Schoola

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

  

Box Tops

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

  

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.