Announcements

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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.

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    MetroCards

    etroCards will be distributed at the end of the first day of school by home-room teachers. Students' transportation eligibility is determined by the DOE OPT (Office of Pupil Transportation) and is based on the distance traveled between home and school.

    • A full fare student MetroCard allows an eligible student to travel to and from school and school-related activities by bus and subway. 
    • A half fare student MetroCard allows an eligible student to travel to and from school and school-related activities on buses only and is only valid for three trips per day. Families are responsible for paying the other half fare
     Please ensure the safeguard of your child's MetroCard; replacement might take up to a week. If you have questions about your child's MetroCard, please contact the Parent Coordinator, Blanca Rivera.
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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.

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    Afterschool

    Fall 2017

    Schedule

    Registration

    Sports Tryout Dates:

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

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

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

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

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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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  • PTA Meeting Tomorrow

    PTA Meeting Tomorrow

    • The first PTA general meeting for this year will be held in the cafeteria on September 20, 2017 at 8:45 a.m. 
    • Nominations for the two PTA member-at-large positions and two SLT positions will close at this meeting.
      • As a reminder, one of the SLT positions is reserved specifically for a 6th grade parent; the other position is open to any family in the school.
    • If there is a contested election i.e. we have more nominations than slots there will be an election at the October PTA meeting. (Currently, we have four persons interested in the SLT and four interested in the PTA.)
    • Please note that dates have been changed for the October and November PTA meetings, due to conflicts with tours of the school:
      • October 17, 2017 (change from October 18)
      • November 16, 2017 (change from November 15)

     

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Mission

MS104 is committed to providing its students with a quality education that will empower them in their future. Through the combined efforts of administration, teachers, parents, and community, educational experiences will connect to student lives and allow reasoning in the highest order. To attain our goals we believe that every student must have the opportunity to: l work to his fullest potential l be presented with high teacher expectations and teachers who will be held to the highest professional standards l be provided with multiple opportunities and modalities to express newly acquired knowledge and ideas l become an independent learner and creative thinker as well as work cooperatively in a group setting lunderstand the need to participate in the community as an informed and involved citizen l understand our cultural heritage and develop respect for the differences and diversity in our society l understand the need for environmental protection and an appreciation for the earth l achieve physical and emotional well being l develop and appreciation for music, visual and performing arts

Vision

MS104 is dedicated to providing all students with strong academic preparation. Our goal is to teach young people to think clearly, express themselves lucidly, value creative expression, understand mathematical and logical thoughts, the methods of science and technology, and to appreciate their own and other cultures. Beyond that, MS104 aspires to impart a sense that learning can engage the mind and spirit, a desire to take responsibility, and a commitment to serve others. Ultimately, MS104 students will be prepared with intellectual strength, technical skills, aesthetic appreciation, and positive self-esteem that will enable them to successfully meet the challenges of tomorrow and make positive contributions to the society in which they live.