News Updates

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    Family Arts Night | Thursday, April 26th

    This Thursday evening we will be hosting a Family Arts Night from 4:30-7:30 pm.

    Families will be able to engage in a variety of activities, including:


    *Caligraphy with Ms. Giraci
    *Ceramic Tile Making with Ms. Rosenblum
    *3D Printing with Mr. Hinnant
    *Instrumental Music with Ms. Lambert and Mr. Klonowski
    *Improv with Mr. Ko

    We hope that you can attend this fun event!!!

    Rocco Macri


    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    For the parents who were able to make it to the PTA meeting, we hope you found the presentation useful. Here's a copy of the presentation.

    PTA Executive Board & SLT Elections
    Nominations for the PTA and SLT are now and will close at the May meeting. Voting takes place at the June meeting.
    The PTA is a fun way to meet new friends, get the inside scoop on what's happening in the school all while volunteering your time to help our children.
    Please stop by our next Executive Board Meeting (5/14 @ 8:45am) to get a sense of what it's like to be a part of the Executive Board. The current Board members would be happy to share their experiences.
    • All positions on the PTA Board are open: President, Secretary, Treasurer, Member-at-Large
    • Existing board members who plan to stay on the board will need to nominate themselves
    • There are two SLT spots open for the June vote.
    • Nominate someone or yourself by emailing the PTA
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    Manhattan Youth

    Student Council
    We are delighted to announce that our MS104 Student Council, led by Ms. Dean, was chosen to present their project at this year's Young Citizens' Competition! Last year the council put together a proposal to overhaul the student bathrooms on the first floor of the school. They worked vey closely with school administration to finalize a plan to keep the restrooms clean and orderly throughout the day. This year at the conference they will hold a expo; with that they will host a school wide essay contest talking about the middle school experience.
    Please join us in congratulating the student council on this accomplishment and thank them for their hard work!
    Sports Teams
    Last week we had the majority of our Spring sports seasons kicked off.
    • The Lady Lions softball team led by Mr. Sabo/ Jose had a nail bitting win over NEST 11-10; with a walk off hit by 6th graderAislinn Natal! 
    • The Boys Volleyball team led by Ms. McQuilkin/ Emily defeated Computer School 2-0 in matches.
    • Ultimate Frisbee team led by Anthony defeated Global Leaders by a score of 15-0.
    • The Varsity baseball team led by Mr. Comparetto/Melnick is 2-0 with another victory over IS 289.
    SHSAT Prep Classes
    SHSAT Prep Classes by Tutorverse started on 4.17.18 It will run as a mandatory after-school double period (English/Math) session from 3:00-5:45pm. 
    At the 2018 New York State Girls Chess Championship, the MS104 team took first place in the K-12 Under 1200 Section. The Baruch team included Zoe and Chellam Kothandaraman as well as Claire Adams, and Zara Shah played in the K-6 Championship section. The team plaque is now on display in the main office. Congrats to Claire Adams for her 2nd place finish.
    Summer Youth Camp: July 9 - August 3
    See MY's website for more information on contacts, scheduling etc.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Summer In The City

    Application Deadline: April 27
    Students of all ages can enroll in Summer Academy programs and participate in hands-on-STEM activities, enriching reading and math curriculum, and visits to museums, parks, and other cultural sites!
    Learn more about Summer in the City and sign up for its exciting Summer Academy programs by visiting! Learn more:
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    Arista Applications Now Available |Open to 7th & 8th Graders

    ARISTA Applications Now Available
    Deadline: May 14, 2014
    Open to 7th & 8th Graders
    ARISTA promotes recognition for seventh and eighth grade students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, citizenship and service. 
    All students are encouraged to apply if they meet the following requirements:
    • A cumulative average of 90% or more in the 1st and 2nd marking period
    • No negative comments for behavior on their report card
    • No referrals to the Dean
    • No more than 5 latenesses or absences 
    • At least 10 unpaid service and leadership points earned through participation and leadership in clubs, teams, community service, religious activities, etc.
    Please contact Ms. Lambert/Ms. DiCarlo with any questions. Download Application Form
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    PTA Executive Board & SLT Elections

    PTA Executive Board & SLT Elections
    Nominations for the PTA and SLT will open at the April PTA General Meeting and close at the May meeting. Voting takes place at the June meeting.
    • We need a new PTA President!! The current President is leaving the school and there is no co-president
    • All positions on the PTA are open for nomination--existing board members who plan to stay on the board will need to nominate themselves.
    • There are two SLT spots open for the June vote. One additional slot will be held for an incoming 6th grade family member.
    • Nominate someone or yourself by emailing the PTA
    Nomination Committee
    We are seeking at least two people with no affiliation to the PTA or SLT and who are not planning to run for either board to form a nominating committee to solicit and manage nominations for both the PTA and SLT elections. Please email the PTA if you're interested.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Manhattan Youth

    Bravo to all the Baruch fencers who participated in the 'Individual Fencing Championships" that was held at Quest To Learn. Congratulations to:

    *Sierra Cuevas who placed 2nd place in the for the girls

    *Sergio Fitzpatrick who placed 3rd place for the boys


    Last week both of the varsity basketball team earned a berth in the final four, as they each look to advance into the championship game.

    Our JV Lady Lions lost in the playoffs, but they had a very successful season as they were led by Coach Anthony.

    They played at their best and showed a lot of growth throughout the season.


    Spring Sports Try Out Dates:

    Boys & Girls Volleyball (All Grades): 

    Monday, March 12 3:00-6pm


    Co-ed Tennis (All Grades):

    Monday, March 12 3:00-4:30pm


    Lady Lions Softball (All Grades): 

    Monday, March 12 4:30-6pm


    Spring Session

    March 12 - June 22

    Registration opens Feb 28 at 1 pm


    April Break Camp

    April 2 – 6


    Summer Program

    July 9 - August 3

    Registration Opens:

    March 2 at 12 pm

    Information & Link


    See MY's website for more information on scheduling etc. 

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Amazon Affiliate Program

    MS104 PTA is now an Amazon Affiliate. Please use this link from our website, bookmark it and use it every time you shop Amazon. It's that simple.
    Every time you shop via our website and purchase something at Amazon, a percentage of your sale will go directly to the MS104 PTA at no extra cost to you and with no change to your existing membership services (such as Prime).
    Ignore any popups that ask you if you want to shop “Amazon Smile” to benefit MS104 PTA. This program pays out at a much lower rate, so please do not use this option.
    Bookmark this link or click on any Amazon ad on the 104 website before shopping at Amazon instead.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Looking for ideas about how you can support the school without spending any money?!
    Schoola is the answer! Schoola sells lightly used donated clothing and gives 40% of the sale of that clothing to our school.
    It's so easy:
    1. Click on this link, enter your information and Schoola will send you a prepaid shipping label. 
    2. Select lightly used clothing from your closets (children or women's only please) and pack them up.
    3. Stick the label on your container when you receive it and mail it to Schoola 
    It's that simple. Schoola is one of the easiest ways to support the school AND it doesn't cost you anything! If you're interested, you may also track how much money your clothing contributed to the school. See more information on how Schoola works.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Ms. Terzic, the Librarian, is sending home letters that give instructions for accessing the school's ebook system. Here is a link to those instructions.
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    Communications Update

    The school has now added text capability to our School Messenger capabilities. We are currently testing this new option.
    To sign up, all you need to do is text 'Y' to '67587'. If you experience any issues, please contact Blanca Rivera.
    Matching Gifts

    As the end of the year approaches, deadlines are approaching for matching gifts.
    Many large companies match charitable donations so please check with your human resources department or use this link.
    If you have made a donation to the PTA or plan to before the end of the year, please confirm the deadline for submitting your matching gift requests.
    Gift Fair Distribution
    Items ordered through our gift fair will be distributed today. If you had a large order, please make arrangements to help your child after school.
    Report Cards
    Report cards for the first marking period were sent home this week. Don't forget to sign the envelopes and return them to the school.
    Lost & Found
    • A parent left a scarf at the PTA Meeting this morning. You may claim it from Rosie in the main office.
    • A phone was found at the school about two months ago. The owner of this missing phone may contact Rosie in the main office. Please be prepared to give details regarding the phone.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    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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    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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    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.
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6th Grade

While Ms. Traversa is away, 6th grade families in need of administrative assistance may contact either:

All other inquiries should continue to be directed to the appropriate staff member listed below.

Families may also access contact information through our school website,

Ms. Rivera - Parent Coordinator

212-674-4545 press 1


Ms. Schleifer - 6th Grade Guidance Counselor

212-674-4545 press 2

Mr. Sabo - Dean

212-674-4545 x4130


Mr. Lloyd - Dean

212-674-4545 x4150




7th Grade

High School Information
May 19, 10 am - 1 pm: High School Fair, Marta Valle High School, 145 STANTON STREET
May 22, 5:30 pm: MS104 High School Process meeting for 7th Grade families
May 22, 12:30 pm: MS104 High School Process Meeting for families needing translation. Please contact Blanca Rivera to schedule an appointment.

8th Grade

Important Dates
  • Jun 6: Senior Trip
  • Jun 14: Prom
  • Jun 18: Foreign Language Exam
  • Jun 20: Graduation
To help you plan ahead, here's a list of activities/events for the year.
High School Round 2: Next Steps
Results will be released mid-May.
  • All families have the right to an appeals process.
  • Appeals are granted under strict and specific circumstances.
  • The appeal process begins in Mid-May after Round 2 results are available.
  • For more specific questions regarding the appeals process, please contact the guidance department in Mid-May once more details regarding appeals are made available by the DOE.

8th Grade

High School Activities for the Year
Here's a list of activities/events for the year. Details will be provided as we get closer to each event/activity. 
For any high school inquiries, please email the guidance department and include your child's name and homeroom.

Box Tops

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



40% of proceeds from donations go to MS104

Use this link to request a label. Only like-new items, please!!


Stay Updated

Sign up for the Baruch Blast!

The Baruch Blast is the weekly newsletter from the PTA. The Blast is not the only communication from the school but it does help families keep up-to-date with what is happening. Sign up for the Blast here.

Receive Text Alerts

Parent can now receive texts from the school. Please opt-in by texting "Y" to 67587 from each device on which you wish to receive SMS text messages. This capability is in addition to the phone calls that parents receive regarding attendance etc. If you experience any issues, please contact Blanca Rivera


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  • Summer Academy Deadline

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  • Spirit Week

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  • Teacher Appreciation Week

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  • SLT

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  • Exec Bd Mtg

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  • Science Fair & STEM Expo

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  • PTA GEN MTG -- PTA/SLT Nominations Close

    Exec Board Nominations Close

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  • Art & Ceramics Show

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  • School Play

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  • High School Process (with Interpreters)

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  • High School Process

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  • SCHOOL CLOSED -- Memorial Day

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  • Spring Concert: 6th Grade

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  • Spring Music Concert--7th & 8th Grade

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  • GR 8 SCIENCE EXAM -- Written

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  • Senior Trip

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  • SCHOOL CLOSED -- Chancellor's Conf. Day

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Jun 4: Science Exam, Grade 8
Jun 6: Senior Trip, Grade 8
Jun 7: Chancellor's Day, SCHOOL CLOSED
Jun 11: Clerical Day, SCHOOL CLOSED
Jun 12: Math Regents Exam
Jun 12: SLT
Jun:14: Earth Science Regents Exam
Jun 14: Exec Board Meeting
Jun 14: Prom
Jun 15: Eid al-Fitr, SCHOOL CLOSED
Jun 18: Foreign Language Proficiency Exam
Jun 20: PTA Gen Meeting, Elections
Jun 26: Last Day, 11:30 am Dismissal
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