Announcements

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    Afterschool Program Updates

    Sign up now for the Winter Session that runs from November 27, 2017 - March 16, 2018.

    Winter Break Programs
    MY is offering FREE programs during the February Winter Break.
    The program runs from Tuesday - Friday, February 20-23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. 
    Students must sign up for all four days of the program they select. 
    Breakfast and Lunch will be provided for all four day by DOE's Schoolfood.
     
    MY Winter Filmmaking Intensive
     
    MY Winter Basketball Camp
      

    Calendar 
    All relevant after-school events will be posted on MY's calendar, which you may access on the Manhattan Youth website. 

    Use the "+Google Calendar" on the bottom right to add this calendar to your own Google account and follow on your phone or laptop. 

    Text
    To receive after-school messages via SMS, text @mybaruch to 81010.

    You may opt out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @mybaruch.'
    Trouble using 81010? Try texting @mybaruch to (718) 395-2956 instead.

    Push or Email notifications 
    Visit rmd.at/mybaruch on your mobile device or computer. 

    Text and email messages via Remind are for PARENTS ONLY.  

    Phone
    Finally, email is always the best and fastest way to get a hold of Mike, Marylyne, and Adler both before and during program.

    However, should you need to call, the number to use is 646-859-9116. This is the program line that is available 10am-6:30pm, Monday-Friday. 

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Gift Fair Winners!!!

    Thanks to all the families that supported the gift fair. The school sold over $16,000 worth of merchanidise--the most for any school in Manhattan!! The event raised approximately $8,000 for the school.
     
    The winners of the incentives offered are:
     
    Sixth Grade Raffle: Elisabeta Nieto Sameer Karmarkar
    Seventh Grade Raffle Nathaniel Phillip Vincent Li
    Eighth Grade Raffle
    (free Senior Trip)
    Nyah Gh'Rael Kai Gonzalez
    Free Pizza Party 613, Ms. Boelson Most items sold!!

    Congratulations to all the students in the 8th grade who raised enough money that they will all get free admission to the prom!! 

    Thanks to Ali Hoffman and Robin Adler-Errico for running this successful event!

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • featured post

    NYC Student Account Changes | Include Options for Multiple Users

     
    Please see the attached flyer for details regarding changes. Your NYC student account gives you access to all of your child's academic results including the state tests. 
     
    If you don't have 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 issued by the Parent Coordinator. Please contact the Parent Coordinator if you need an Account Creation Code.
     
    8th grade families, please note that MS104 staff will no longer have access to your account after June 30 so please make sure to set up an account before then.
    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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    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)
  • 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)

Enhancing Communication with Families

With each year, the Simon Baruch staff works to ensure that we can communicate with families in various ways. This year, we have added School Messenger to our communication efforts. School Messenger is an automated call program that can contact families with information regarding student absences and alerts for special events and announcements. The contact number that is in the ATS system is what is utilized for this program.

To ensure that your contact information is accurate, contact our Parent Coordinator Blanca Rivera. We hope this platform will continue to build on our communication efforts with families.

Rocco Macri
Principal
 

News Updates

  • featured post

    Afterschool Program Updates

    Sign up now for the Winter Session that runs from November 27, 2017 - March 16, 2018.

    Winter Break Programs
    MY is offering FREE programs during the February Winter Break.
    The program runs from Tuesday - Friday, February 20-23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. 
    Students must sign up for all four days of the program they select. 
    Breakfast and Lunch will be provided for all four day by DOE's Schoolfood.
     
    MY Winter Filmmaking Intensive
     
    MY Winter Basketball Camp
      

    Calendar 
    All relevant after-school events will be posted on MY's calendar, which you may access on the Manhattan Youth website. 

    Use the "+Google Calendar" on the bottom right to add this calendar to your own Google account and follow on your phone or laptop. 

    Text
    To receive after-school messages via SMS, text @mybaruch to 81010.

    You may opt out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @mybaruch.'
    Trouble using 81010? Try texting @mybaruch to (718) 395-2956 instead.

    Push or Email notifications 
    Visit rmd.at/mybaruch on your mobile device or computer. 

    Text and email messages via Remind are for PARENTS ONLY.  

    Phone
    Finally, email is always the best and fastest way to get a hold of Mike, Marylyne, and Adler both before and during program.

    However, should you need to call, the number to use is 646-859-9116. This is the program line that is available 10am-6:30pm, Monday-Friday. 

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • featured post

    Gift Fair Winners!!!

    Thanks to all the families that supported the gift fair. The school sold over $16,000 worth of merchanidise--the most for any school in Manhattan!! The event raised approximately $8,000 for the school.
     
    The winners of the incentives offered are:
     
    Sixth Grade Raffle: Elisabeta Nieto Sameer Karmarkar
    Seventh Grade Raffle Nathaniel Phillip Vincent Li
    Eighth Grade Raffle
    (free Senior Trip)
    Nyah Gh'Rael Kai Gonzalez
    Free Pizza Party 613, Ms. Boelson Most items sold!!

    Congratulations to all the students in the 8th grade who raised enough money that they will all get free admission to the prom!! 

    Thanks to Ali Hoffman and Robin Adler-Errico for running this successful event!

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • featured post

    NYC Student Account Changes | Include Options for Multiple Users

     
    Please see the attached flyer for details regarding changes. Your NYC student account gives you access to all of your child's academic results including the state tests. 
     
    If you don't have 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 issued by the Parent Coordinator. Please contact the Parent Coordinator if you need an Account Creation Code.
     
    8th grade families, please note that MS104 staff will no longer have access to your account after June 30 so please make sure to set up an account before then.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • featured post

    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)
  • featured post

    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)
  • 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)

6th Grade Announcements

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

Sign up for the Baruch Blast Now!

 

 

 

 

7th Grade Announcements

 
Congratulations...

 
Elijah Horland from 742 for winning his first major STEM contest! 
 
Elijah has been honored by Micro Center with the "2017 Student Maker of the Year" award. 
As a prize, Elijah has received a new 3D printer, and an identical one is now on the way to MS 104 for use in the STEM program. 
Along with the 3D printer, MS104 is being given 30 "Raspberry Pi" computers for students in Elijah's STEM class. 
Please see the following link from Micro Center.
 
 

 

8th Grade -- Important Dates

 
Important Dates
 

October 28-

December 2:

LaGuardia

High School

Auditions*

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

 

For any high school inquiries, please email the guidance department and include your child's name and homeroom.

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.
 

8th Grade -- Announcements


7th Grade Attendance  
If your child had extenuating circumstances for (absences/lateness due to illness, special circumstances) that were discussed during your guidance meeting...
  • Please attach a copy of the explanation letter you are providing to the high schools to the application to make the guidance department aware of it when they enter the application into the system.This is needed for data entry purposes into the HS Enrollment System. 
  • Send a copy of that letter to all the schools to which you are applying. 
  • Any letters attached to the application regarding attendance, cannot be provided to individual schools by the guidance dept. Those letters must be provided by families directly to the high schools. 
High School Applications
  • Completed forms are due November 27, 2017. Applications should be turned in to the homeroom teacher. 
  • Students may see Ms. Jalayer, in Rm. 203 during lunch time or directly after school to go over high school options or to get any suggestions.
  • Please note that anything attached to the high school application (such as letters, doctors notices, etc.) cannot be provided to high schools. The actual application stays at the school at MS 104 and high school choices/codes are manually entered into the computer system. 
  • Any information that families may want to share with schools, must be mailed directly to the high school(s) and not attached to their application.
Guidance Regarding High School Applications
Parents/guardians may set up a 20-minute conference with the counselor assigned to their class, to discuss the high school admissions process and answer any questions you may have. 

Register for Conferences
Tours/Open Houses Excuse Form
If your child is attending tours/open houses during school hours, please remember to ask the high school for a letter of proof that you attended an open house/tour. This form should be given to Bonnie Doyle (our Pupil Accounting Secretary) in the main office so she can enter it in the attendance system as a school visit/educational purpose.
 
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.

Important Dates
November 17: Picture Day
November 27 High School Applications due
 
 * Dates are scheduled according to borough in which your school is located (not where you live) and the first letter of your name.

For any high school inquiries, please email the guidance department and include your child's name and homeroom.
 
HS Directory Updates/Corrections:
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.

Other Helpful Links
NYC DOE Events (high school tours/open houses) 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. 

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.

 

Calendar

  • 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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  • SCHOOL CLOSED -- Winter Recess

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  • 8th grade baby photos/ads due

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  • SLT

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  • Exec Bd Mtg

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  • SCHOOL CLOSED -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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  • PTA GEN MTG

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  • Book Fair

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  • PTC #2

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  • Early Dismissal

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  • PTC #2

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  • SLT

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  • Exec Bd Mtg

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  • Valentine Dance

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Save the Date ...

 

November 28

 

Giving Tuesday

Please add MS104 to your list!

December 1 1st marking period ends
December 12/13 Report cards sent home
March 15, 2018

Spring into Auction

6pm-10pm

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.  

Amazon Smile

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