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    Manhattan Youth After School Announcement

    Friday - May 24, 2019: After-School Program Ends at 4:30pm!
     
     
    Manhattan Youth After School contact info: 
    • Scheduling & Student Affairs: Assistant Director, TBA
    Mike,and Adler will be available in the Manhattan Youth Office at MS104 Monday-Friday10 am - 6 pm, to answer questions at the school.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting Dates

    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 start at 7:45am.

    May 29, 2019
    June 12, 2019
     
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    7th Grade Announcement | Bronx High School of Science Open House

    Bronx High School of Science
    Open House for 7th Grade Students and their Parents/Guardians
     
    Bronx Science would like to invite 7th students to our Spring Open House, which will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.  

    The tour is self-guided so students and parents/guardians can come anytime between the hours of 5:00 - 7:00 pm and they can feel free to stay as long as they like.

    Students and parents/guardians will be able to talk to students, parents, teachers and administrators and learn about the Bronx Science experience.  They will be able to create a self-guided tour of the school, which will enable them to visit demonstrations in every department.  The presentations will be given throughout the evening so they can come anytime before 7:00 pm and drop into any class for as long as they wish.  

    Your families can visit our website:  www.bxscience.edu
    to learn more about the school, including directionsafter school activities, our Course Guide, and much, much more about Bronx Science.

    Families can register at the following link:  
     
     
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Community Education Council District 2 (CECD2)

    Community Education Council District 2 (CECD2)  
     
    Community Education Councils (CECs) are education policy advisory bodies responsible for, among other things, reviewing and evaluating the district's educational programs, approving zoning lines, and holding public hearings on certain matters.  
     
    CECs must hold at least one public meeting per month, with the Community Superintendent, where the parents and the community may air their concerns.
     
    All meetings take place at 6:30 pm and babysitting and light refreshments are provided unless otherwise noted. All meetings provide an opportunity for comments from the public.
     
    Currently Scheduled Meeting dates:
     
    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    Locations of the meetings varies and are determined as the meeting date approaches closer.   Please go to website cecd2 meeting schedule for the most recent information. 
     
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    MS104 PTA Annual Fund | We Still Need Your Help!

    Help us reach our Annual Fund goal by donating today!

     

    As you all know, the MS104 PTA Annual Fund pays for many items and programs that support our students. We raise these funds through various fundraisers like the Gift Fair, Book Fair, Auction and our very important Annual Fund. This year we set out to raise at least $60,000 in our Annual Fund so that we can support important school upgrades. To date, we have raised $54,000. We need your help to reach and even exceed our goal!

    So far, with your support, we have raised enough money to support important professional development and new classroom libraries for every classroom! 

    But there is more we could provide. Our school needs both an audio upgrade in the auditorium (this would include new sound system, sound board, wireless microphones) and new library upgrades
    (includes display panels, tables, chairs for seating up to 120 people).
    Your donation will help to make these needed improvements to our children's school. 
    If you have not yet given to our Annual Fund this year, please consider doing so as soon as possible. If you have already given, please contemplate giving a little extra to help support our school needs.  Every donation makes a big impact on your child's education.

    *Don't forget to check with your employer to see if they offer a Corporate Match Program! You may be able to double your donation for free!!**
    Go to www.104m.org to make your donation today!

    The MS 104 PTA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, which means that all contributions to our Annual Fund are tax-deductible.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Summer Opportunities


    Summer in the City
     
    Summer in the City is now accepting application for the Summer Academy.  To learn more about Summer Academy programs, including about student eligibility and how to apply, visit :


    MS Arts Audition Boot Camp

    Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp is a free, two-week arts program for New York City Department of Education public school students entering grade 8 in the Fall of 2019. 

    This intensive program, to be held at Lincoln Center Education, The Rose Building - 165 West 65th Street, 7th Floor, NYC will begin on August 5, 2019 and end on August 16, 2019. MS Arts Audition Boot Camp is administered by the New York City Department of Education's Office of Arts and Special Projects. This will be our sixth year serving these talented Middle School students of New York City.

    Our goal is to provide equity and access in preparation for screened DOE high school arts schools/programs for currently under served Middle School students (e.g., rising 8th graders) interested in auditioning for a screened High School arts program.

    To learn more about MS Arts Audition Boot Camp, including about student eligibility and how to apply, please click on the document below.

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Your School Needs You!!

    The MS 104 PTA helps support and fund many resources at our school. Our PTA events help to not only engage our wonderful school community but also helps to raise over $100,000 to fund crucial resources and programs for our kids. 
     
    Our success depends on you, the parents of MS104. We need your help to continue to run these important fundraisers and events. We are currently looking for various volunteers as well as people to join us on our 2019-2020 Executive Board. Members of the Executive Board are asked to attend two monthly morning meetings and help to spearhead at least one of our many committees. 
     
    Below is a list of our current committees and volunteer needs with brief descriptions. We are looking for multiple people for each committee to help distribute the workload.  If you are interested or have questions, please email us at baruch104pta@gmail.com
     
    **** Can't commit to the Board but want to join one of our committees or volunteer? We'd love to have you! Email us at 
     
    Treasurer - do monthly reconciliations, process payments and reimbursements, assist with budgeting, (requires some in school work but a good portion of work can be done remotely)
     
    Dances - help decorate, chaperone event, arrange dj and snacks, set up and clean up 
     
    Prom - help decorate, chaperone event, arrange dj, photo booth and food, set up and clean up 
     
    Gift Fair - market gift fair, distribute packets, collect funds and forms, distribute purchases to students
     
    Auction - solicit auction items, enter items into auction software, decorate, setup, market event, procure sponsors, arrange food, beverage and DJ, coordinate run of show and live auction, distribute items, clean up
     
    Book Fair - order books, setup, market the event, schedule class shopping, sell during school hours for one week and one evening, break down book fair
     
    Secretary  - take notes at twice monthly meetings
     
    Spirit Wear - order and help design merchandise, help sell merchandise at school events, process inventory
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Auction Items on Sale

     
    We still have some great auction items for sale, including new items recently added. Below is a list of some of our fabulous offerings. We also have a few MS104 Family Hoodies left for sale. The sale will be left up until the end of April. Please share with friends or family who may also be interested. Click HERE to see details and purchase.

    The majority of parents have been contacted about picking up their auction items. The remainder will be contacted no later then this Wednesday, April 3. If you have purchased an item and have not heard from us by then, please contact ms104auction@gmail.com. 

    Thank you! 

    MS104 Auction Committee

    Late Night with Seth Meyers, 2 Tickets
    New York Mets Game, 2 Field Level Seats
    Whitney Museum, Tour for 6
    Killington Trail Creek Condo Vacation
    Summer Camp and Fitness Opportunities
    Rolling Stones Monopoly Game
    Vintage Atari and Band T-shirts
    Prints and Wooden Picture Frames
    One Full Makeup Application
    Color Me Mine $50 Gift Card
    TheaterMania Membership
    Custom Stone Necklace
    Interior Design Consultation
    Mohawk Mountain, 2 Lift Tickets
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Donate to our Annual Fund

     
    The MS104 PTA Annual Fund pays for many items and programs that support our students. This year we want to provide many needed items like new reading libraries in each classroom, air conditioning in the gym and cafeteria, more laptops, a sound system in the auditorium, professional staff development and more! Help us reach our goal by donating today. 
     
    We are only slightly more than half way to our goal with $48,000 raised so far! Please donate what you can to our Annual Fund today!  Every donation makes a big impact on your child's education.
     
     
    The MS 104 PTA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, which means that all contributions to our Annual Fund are tax-deductible!
     
    **It's a new year and a new chance for a Corporate Match! Don't forget to check with your employer to see if they offer a Corporate Match Program! You may be able to double your donation for free!!**
     
    Go to www.104m.org to make your donation today!
     
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    8th Grade Announcement

    Dear 8th Grade Families,
     
    8th grade graduation will take place on the morning of Friday, June 21st at Hunter College
     
    More details to follow in the coming months. 
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    7th Grade Announcement

    Dear 7th Grade Families,
     
    We would like to inform you of an upcoming change in program for the 7th graders.  Foreign Language is offered once a week for 45 minutes in 7th grade with half the grade receiving Spanish and half receiving French.  These are meant to be half year introductory courses in an effort to expose the students to the two languages.  This will culminate in the students choosing a language to focus on and study full time in 8th grade. 
     
    As of Monday, February 4th:
    • All students who were taking French with Mr. Ealey in room 208 will now take Spanish with Ms. Moscato in room 202.  
    • All Students who were taking Spanish with Ms. Moscato in room 202 will now take French with Mr. Ealey in room 208. 
    Thank you for your attention to this matter.  Please contact the school if you have any questions.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Sleep Away Camp Opportunity

    Pocono Springs Camp will give a 5-week session at its overnight summer camp to any family that donates $4,500 to MS104. The session is valued at $7,700 so it is a great savings for a family and an incredible donation to the school. The offer is only for new families to Pocono Springs Camp, boys or girls, aged 7-14. The camp dates are June 22-July 26, 2019.
     
    Pocono Springs Camp is located in the beautiful Poconos Mountains, just 75 miles from New York City. The camp offers a unique concept in the world of overnight summer camps: a traditional co-ed camp experience in a 5-week program. Pocono Springs offers an extensive variety of activities and healthy challenges that allows campers to flourish.
     
    If you are interested in a 5-week session for your child, please contact Jennifer at ms104auction@gmail.com to discuss.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Principal Announcements

    Congratulations to the MS104 Chess Team!!!

    MS 104 Chess team had a very good turnout at 53rd Annual Greater New York Scholastic Chess Tournament held in Brooklyn this past weekend. Nine Simon Baruch students participated in the competition and several of our students will be traveling to Saratoga Springs in March again for this year's New York State Scholastic Chess Tournament as well. 

    Nico Chasin took first place in the Junior High Championship section.

    The Baruch team which won fifth place in the U1300 section included Claire Adams, Nicky Samowitz, Chellam Kothandaraman, Leah Hart, Zara Shah and Zoe Kothandaraman. Jake Steinhauer and Elvis Vasquez played in the U1900 section.  

    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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    Schoola

    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)

6th Grade Announcements

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7th Grade Announcements

Bronx High School of Science
Open House for 7th Grade Students and their Parents/Guardians
 
 
Bronx Science would like to invite 7th students to our Spring Open House, which will be held on
 Wednesday, June 5, 2019.  

The tour is self-guided so students and parents/guardians can come anytime between the hours of 5:00 - 7:00 pm and they can feel free to stay as long as they like.

Students and parents/guardians will be able to talk to students, parents, teachers and administrators and learn about the Bronx Science experience.  They will be able to create a self-guided tour of the school, which will enable them to visit demonstrations in every department.  The presentations will be given throughout the evening so they can come anytime before 7:00 pm and drop into any class for as long as they wish.  

Your families can visit our website:  www.bxscience.edu
to learn more about the school, including directionsafter school activities, our Course Guide, and much, much more about Bronx Science.

Families can register at the following link:  
 

 

 

8th Grade Announcements

Dear 8th Grade Families,
 
8th grade graduation will take place on the morning of Friday, June 21st at Hunter College
 
More details to follow in the coming months. 

15% off Modells

Modells is offering 15% discount on your total purchase if you present this coupon upon checkout. 
 
The school get 5% back on all purchases made using this coupon. 
 

Box Tops

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

 

Schoola

40% of proceeds from donations go to MS104

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

  

Receive Text Alerts

Parents/guardians may 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 option is in addition to the phone calls that parents receive regarding attendance etc. If you experience any issues, please contact Blanca Rivera

Calendar

  • Memorial Day -- school closed

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Eid al-Fitr -- school closed

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Anniversary Day -- school closed

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • PTA General Meeting

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Last Day of School

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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Important Dates

Important Upcoming Dates
  • May 27, 2019 - Memorial Day - School Closed
  • May 29, 2019 - 6th grade Music Concert - 6:00pm in the Auditorium
  • May 30, 2019 - 7th and 8th grade Music Concert - 6:00pm Auditorium
  • June 4, 2019 -  Eid al-Fitr - School Closed
  • June 6, 2019 - Anniversary Day - School Closed
  • June 11, 2019 - Clerical Day - School Closed
  • June 14, 2019 - Senior Prom Dance - 6:30pm to 9:30pm in the cafeteria
Please check MS104's calendar at www.104m.org to stay updated on events. Please see the 2018/2019 NYC DOE calendar for other important dates.