PTA AnnouncementsPTA General MeetingThe next PTA General Meeting will be on November 28, 2018 at 8:35 am in the cafeteria. We are currently taking nominations for SLT positions and 2 members at large positions. If you are interested running for a position, please e-mail the PTA at email@example.com.School Leadership Team (SLT)We have open SLT and member at large positions and will take nomination.
The School Leadership Team (SLT) is a group of people who develop educational policies for their school. They also make sure there are resources to support those policies.Below are MS104 SLT Meeting Dates. Meetings starts at 7:45am.
November 14, 2018December 12, 2018January 16, 2019February 13, 2019March 13, 2019April 17, 2019May 15, 2019June 12, 2019Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
Holiday Parent Mixer | Mark your calendars ;-)
Calling all parents!!!!!
The PTA will be hosting a Holiday Parent Mixer, Join Us :-)
Date: Thursday, November 15th.
Location: Vamos!,348 1st Avenue, NYC 10010
Time: 5pm to 7pmSimon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
Manhattan Youth After SchoolNo Manhattan Youth Program on the following days:-November 21, 2018: Program will end at 4:30 PM due to Thanksgiving break!-December 21, 2018: Program will end at 4:30PM due to Winter Recess break!The 2018-2019 Winter schedule for Manhattan Youth After School Program is available on the website.The Winter Session Date: November 26, 2018 - March 8, 2019.Registration Opens: Saturday, November 3, 3018 at 12:00pm!
Winter Try Outs:
November 14, 2018 : Varsity Boys Basketball Tryouts (3:00 pm - 4:30pm) GymNovember 15, 2018 : Table Tennis Tryouts (4:30pm - 5:45pm) CafeteriaNovember 16, 2018 : JV Boys Basketball Tryouts (3:00pm - 5:45pm) GymNovember 19, 2018 : JV/Varsity Girls Basketball Tryouts (3:00pm- 4:30pm) GymManhattan Youth After School contact info:
- Program-related Questions: Program Director, Mike Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cell: 646.859.9116
- Scheduling & Student Affairs: Assistant Director, TBA
Mike,and Adler will be available in the Manhattan Youth Office at MS104 Monday-Friday, 10 am - 6 pm, to answer questions at the school.Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
- Athletics Department: Assistant Director, Adler Bruno at email@example.com.
Donate to our Annual Fund Today!The MS 104 PTA Annual Fund pays for many items and programs that support our students. Your tax deductible donation helps to provide new and updated equipment like smart boards, laptops and so much more. Additionally, this important fund supports professional development for our incredible staff and many educational & community events.This year we need to raise over $65,000! To date, we are behind on donations with only $26,500 raised so far! Please give what you can today to support these important programs and needs at our school. Your donation will make a huge impact on all of our kids!!Donate by going to https://104m.org today!!*You can donate in one lump sum or setup a monthly billing option through the school website. www.104m.org
*If you prefer to send in a check, please make payable to MS 104 PTA and send into the main office, Attention: PTA.Please don't forget to check with your employer to see if they have a Corporate Match Program. You may be able to double our money at no cost to you!! Ask your HR department today!Thank you for your continued support of MS 104 and it's students!Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting DatesWe have open SLT and member at large positions and will take nominations.
The School Leadership Team (SLT) is a group of people who develop educational policies for their school. They also make sure there are resources to support those policies.Below are MS104 SLT Meeting Dates. Meetings starts at 7:45am.November 14, 2018December 12, 2018January 16, 2019February 13, 2019March 13, 2019April 17, 2019May 15, 2019June 12, 2019Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
8th Grade AnnouncementsAn online sign up will be available in the next week for families to meet with a member of the guidance department designated for their house/class number. Once this is available you will be able to discuss specifics about your child's high school application.Below you will find the link to the PowerPoint presentation regarding the high school application process meeting, which also includes 2017-2018 High School results for screened schools and Specialized High School.There will be a NYC CTE High School Fair at George Westinghouse High School on Oct. 27th from 9 am - 2 pm.In order to receive a timely response for HS related inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
The New York State ELA and Math test results has been release.
Students' scores are available on the MyStudent accounts.Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
Tour Dates and Open House Information
Welcome 5th Grade Families!
We can't wait to meet you all :-)
Tour dates will become available for registration on Friday, September 14 at 9:00AM via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/simon-baruch-middle-school-tours-tickets-49614073028
Tour Dates and Times
*September 25 at 8:30AM
*October 2 at 8:30AM
*October 9 at 8:30AM
*October 16 at 8:30AM
*October 23 at 8:30AM
*October 30 at 8:30AM
*November 7 at 8:30AM
*November 13 at 8:30AM
*November 20 at 8:30AM
*November 27 at 8:30AMSimon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
**Principal's Message**Simon Baruch MS 104 follows to the Department of Education's Cell Phones and Electronic Devices Policy. Click on the links below to read the policy.Simon Baruch MS 104 Cell Phones and Electronic Devices Policy 2018-19.
Simon Baruch MS 104 Cell Phones and Electronic Devices Parent Letter 2018-19.Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
MetrocardsMetroCards will be distributed at the end of the first day of school by home-room teachers.The student's 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.
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.Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
- 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
Breakfast and LunchMS104 is a designated Universal School Meals site as part of Chancellor Farina's initiative to provide free meals to all students in schools serving grades six through eight. All students are entitled to free breakfast and lunch daily. Breakfast will be served each day beginning at 7:30.In lieu of completing the application for free and reduced lunch, parents are asked to complete the Title I Income Eligibility form. It is essential that all families complete this form as funding that the school is entitled to receive is calculated based on this information. School staff members are available to answer questions and provide assistance in completing these forms.These forms will be distributed to students on the first day of school so please be sure to check with your child's blue folder to ensure that you receive the form.Families also have the option of completing the form online. Applications submitted online are processed within twenty four hours of receipt and you will receive immediate confirmation that your application was submitted.Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
Entry to the School | Class Assignment | DismissalThere are policies in place regarding entry to the school. Please be sure your child is aware of the policies as outlined below:
7:30 - 8:35 a.m. 21st Street Side Door, School YardStudents 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 EntranceThe 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 EntranceAfter 8:35 a.m. all entry to the school will be through the main entrance on 21st Street.Please also note:
- Once students enter the cafeteria or the yard, they will not be permitted to leave the immediate school grounds or building for any reason.
- Children are officially late if they are entering the building after 8:32 a.m. and must sign in with the attendance registrar
- 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.
- Returning students in grades seven and eight should report to their homeroom class from last year at 8:20 am. From there, they will be informed of their new homeroom.
- Incoming sixth grade students (First Day of School) should enter using the 20th st entrance and report to the auditorium upon arrival at school. They will be given a new student orientation and then will receive their class assignments and be escorted to their homeroom class by their homeroom teacher.
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- Dismissal for all students is at 2:40 pm.
- Sixth grade students will be dismissed in to the schoolyard by their homeroom teacher. Parents/guardians picking up their children should arrange to meet them in the yard.
Free Access to NYC Museums with your Library Card!!!
I hope your summers are going great!
Please see the update below from the NY Public Library.
Library cardholders age 13 and older can access a growing list of NY’s cultural institutions for FREE!
Cardholders must register their library card at culturepass.nyc to request passes to these locations.
Kindly share this information with families and colleagues.Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
Amazon Affiliate ProgramMS104 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.Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
SchoolaLooking 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:
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)
- Click on this link, enter your information and Schoola will send you a prepaid shipping label.
- Select lightly used clothing from your closets (children or women's only please) and pack them up.
- Stick the label on your container when you receive it and mail it to Schoola
6th Grade Announcements
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8th Grade Announcements
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Veterans Day -- school closedSimon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
Manhattan Youth Varsity Boys Basketball Tryouts
3:00pm to 4:30pmSimon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
SLT MeetingSimon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
Vamos!, 348 1st Avenue, NYC 10010
Holiday Parent Mixer (5pm to 7pm) at Vamos!
Let's Celebrate!!!Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
Manhattan Youth Table Tennis Tryouts
In the Cafeteria from 4:30pm to 5:45pmSimon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
Manhattan Youth JV Boys Basketball Tryouts
3:00pm to 5:45pmSimon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
8th Grade SHSAT Testing
*Testing with accommodations and make-upsSimon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
Manhattan Youth JV/Varsity Girls Basketball Tryouts
3:00pm to 5:00pmSimon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
Picture Day (8th Graders)Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
Picture Day (6th & 7th Graders)Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
Manhattan Youth Fall Session Ends at 4:30pmSimon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
Thanksgiving Recess -- School ClosedSimon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
Manhattan Youth After School Program Winter Session StartsSimon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
Giving TuesdaySimon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
PTA Meeting/Parent Workshop
PTA Meeting/Parent "Math" Workshop
8:35 am in the Cafeteria.
The parent workshop will be conducted by Ms. Applebaum.Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
End of 1st Marking PeriodSimon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
Music Concert | 7th & 8th Grades at 6pmSimon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
Report Cards will be distributedSimon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
PTA Meeting / Parent Workshop
Location: CafeteriaSimon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
PTA General MeetingSimon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
- November 6 - Election Day | School Closed
- November 15 - Parent only mixer from 5:00 pm to 7:00pm at Vamos! (348 1st Avenue, NYC 10010)
- November 23 & 23 - Thanksgiving | School Closed