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.
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)
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!
Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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".
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.
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.
Students are offered the opportunity to take Spanish or French in grades seven and eight.
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.
We believe exposure to the arts is an integral part of the middle school learning experience. MS 104 offers a wide array of arts and technology programs that foster the development of multiple talents. These courses include:
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.
* Prior to the beginning of grade six, incoming students may indicate whether they would like to enroll in orchestral music. If they choose to do music, this will fill the majority of the students’ course schedule dedicated to the arts.