Monday, May 30
Memorial Day
No school
Wednesday, June 1
Music Concert 6th Grade
6:00 PM

Thursday, June 2
Music Concert 7th/8th Grades
6:00 PM

Monday, June 6
8th Grade Science Test

Wednesday, June 8
Senior Trip

PTA meeting
8:45 AM

Thursday, June 9
Chancellor's Day
No school
Tuesday, June 14
June Clerical Day
No school
Wednesday, June 15
Arista Ceremony
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Friday, June 17
Senior Prom
7:00 PM


social media safety presentations - from mr. macri

As we all know technology and interactions on social media have become increasingly commonplace for children. It is important that all students are aware of the measures that one can take to ensure safe communication when engaging with others through social media. As a school, we want to be vigilant in ensuring that our school community is informed about the appropriate use of social media, the steps that can be taken to ensure one's safety when using social media, what to do when one is subject to inappropriate communication through social media, and the potential consequences of engaging in inappropriate communication through social media.  

To ensure that our students, staff, families and community members are informed about social media safety we have scheduled presentations for students during the school day to be delivered by John Benson from the Office of Safety and Youth Development for the New York City Department of Education.

The presentations are scheduled for Wednesday, May 25- Grade 8 and Thursday, May 26- Grades 6 & 7.

The safety of our students is of the utmost importance and we are committed to educating all members of our school community in the safe use of social media.

Sincerely,
Rocco Macri


Nothing is more important than the safety of our students and staff, and we will continue to be vigilant in ensuring that we provide all members of the community with a safe school environment.

Sincerely,

Rocco Macri
Principal

arista applications
ARISTA applications are available by clicking here to print the application.

Applications must be returned to Ms. Nielsen (Room 301) or Ms. Rosenblum (Room 321) no later than Friday May 20th.  All 7th and 8th grade 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 lates or absences
  *  At least 8 unpaid service and leadership points earned through participation and leadership in clubs, teams, community service, religious activities, etc."

If you are unsure as to whether you have earned the 8 points please submit an application.  We will check your eligibility.  Just make sure that you complete the application and submit it by Friday May 20th.

Please note that all ARISTA members will be required to attend 3-4 rehearsals (dates and times to be determined) to prepare for the Arista Ceremony which will take place Wednesday, June 15th at 9AM.

deadline extended - foreign language choices for 6th grade students
Grade six students will receive foreign language surveys have been distributed. Students have a choice of Spanish or French. Please be aware that this is a two year commitment and that students will take the assigned language for grades seven and eight. Parents/guardians should sign the form and students should return surveys to their homeroom teacher by Friday, May 27th.

spring music concerts
On Wednesday, June 1 at 6:00 pm there will be a music concert of 6th grade musicians.  

On Thursday, June 2 at 6:00 pm there will be a music concert of 7th and 8th grade musicians.


june pta meeting
The last PTA Meeting of the year will be held Wednesday, June 8 at 8:45 am.  PTA Elections will be held at this meeting so we are hoping for a large turnout.  In addition to the election, Mr. Macri will be sharing some end--of-year remarks




high school process meeting for current 7th grade parents
For current 7th grade parents and/or guardians interested in learning about the high school process, an informational meeting will be held on Friday, June 17th 2016 at 9:30am in the auditorium.  

There is an additional meeting being held directly after this one at 12:30pm for parent/guardians who require translation. (If you require translation, please notify our parent coordinator Blanca Rivera at BRivera@schools.nyc.gov)

The following will be discussed at this meeting:
·        The Specialized High School admission and testing process
·        Review the High School Directory
·        The various selection methods of the New York City Public High Schools
·        Other related issues

The content of this meeting will also be presented again in the new school year.

If you are unable to attend this meeting, please feel free to contact me via email at Rschleifer@schools.nyc.gov 

2016/2017 incoming 6th grade families

Welcome to MS104! We are excited to have you as part of our community.

In order to stay in touch, the MS104 PTA sends out an email newsletter called the Baruch Blast weekly 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 linkAfter 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.

We look forward to seeing you soon.



after-school programs
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 Manhattan Youth MS104 Calendar click here

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

8th grade families


High School Appeal Applications
Appeal Applications are now available and can be provided upon request. You may list up to 3 schools on an appeal. Please keep in mind that Appeals are granted under very strict circumstances and your reasoning must fall under a specific code/category such as:
  • Travel hardship- the commute from home to school is 75 minutes or greater or otherwise inaccessible by public transportation (i.e. more than three changes).
     
  • Special Education Requirements-An appeal may be granted if your child is determined to be eligible for ASD Nest, ASD Horizon, Academic, Career, and Essential Skills (ACES) Programs for students with intellectual disability; IEP mandated for Bilingual Special Education (BSE); or recommended to receive their special education supports and services in a District 75 specialized school.
  • English Language Learner (ELL) Requirements
     
  • Accessible Site Requirements
     
  • Medical Issues Documentation Required-(ex. doctor's note)
     
  • Safety Issues Documentation Required-(ex. police report)
     
  • Data Entry Error (Documentation Required)
     
  • Zoned School
     
  • New Dual Language Spanish Program Requested
     
  • Transfer School Requested-An appeal may be granted if your child is interested in attending one of the six transfer schools that are new to high school admissions. Transfer Schools are small, academically rigorous high schools with strong individualized support programs designed for students who find themselves off traditional timelines toward high school graduation. Student ages range from 15 through 21.
- Crotona Academy High School (program code L70A)

- W.E. B. Dubois Academic High School (program code L71A)

- Liberation Diploma Plus (program code L72A)

- Professional Pathways High School (program code L73A)

- Metropolitan Diploma Plus High School (program code L74A)
 
- Independence High School (program code L75A)


*Appeal Applications are due back this Friday, May 13th. Please put them in Ms. Adames' mailbox in the main office.

If you have any questions or are interested in submitting an Appeal Application, please contact Ms. Adames and/or you can have your child pick one up in room 109 or print it by clicking here


Senior Trip to Great Adventure
Wednesday, June 8
Please see the attached letter for more information regarding the senior trip. 


Friday, June 17 - Senior Prom
Details to be announced.
 

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 -- Graduation
Graduation will be held at the Hunter College auditorium. Tickets for graduation will be distributed in June and each student will receive four. Additional tickets will be given only to those students who have paid senior dues and have a written request from a parent. Please understand additional tickets will be limited and given out on a first come, first served basis, as we cannot exceed the capacity of the auditorium.
                                                         
Any residual funds from senior dues will be used to support the following school programs:
  • Cover costs for families in need of financial assistance regarding these fees, as well as fees for senior trip and/or senior prom.
  • School-wide PBIS program (costs include Baruch Bucks, items for the school store, class rewards for positive behavior in relation to the PBIS program, etc.)
  • School-wide after school sports, arts, and academic programs (costs includes art, drama and music supplies, uniforms for school teams, referees for competitive sports, equipment for after school programs, etc.)
















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