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    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. Please donate what you can to our Annual Fund today! Every donation makes a big impact on our kids 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!! **

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    8th Grade Announcements

    High School Fair
     
    Date: October 13 & 14 - 10 am to 3 pm
     
    Location: 
     
    Martin Luther King Jr. Educational Campus
    122 Amsterdam Avenue
    New York, NY 10023
     
    At all of the fairs, there will be workshops on high school admissions at 10:15 and 12:30 (similar to summer workshops offered by the DOE)
    Families are suggested to register for the fair due to the high volume of people that attend. Please click on the link below:
     
    Please review this link for upcoming high school tours (calendar is at the bottom of the web page) 
     
    Families can sign up to receive emails from the DOE/High School enrollment regarding the high school process by visiting the link below.
     
    **An additional workshop will also be offered by the guidance department at M.S. 104. Information and date to be announced.
     
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    Important Dates in September

    Please note the following important dates for September:
     
    *September 27 - Sixth Grade Mixer, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
     
    *September 28 - ARISTA Information Meeting at 2:45pm in the auditorium
     
    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. 
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    SLT Meeting Dates

    Meetings will begin at 7:45 AM.

    • September 27
    • October 17
    • November 14
    • December 12
    • January 16
    • February 13
    • March 13
    • April 7
    • May 15
    • June 12

     

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    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 8:30AM

     

     

     

     

     

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    **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.
     
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    Metrocards

    MetroCards 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. 
    • 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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    School Supplies | School Planners & Merchandise

    On the first day of school, students should make sure that they bring a notebook and pencil/pen. Students will receive supply lists from their teachers during the first few days of school. 
     
    For 6th Grade families who would like to get a head start on shopping, please see the attached letter and supplies list from the 6th Grade teachers.
     
    Planners & Merchandise on Sale
    Planners and merchandise will be available for purchase by students in the cafeteria during lunch periods on September 05-07. Lunch periods are:
     
    10:47 - 11:31 am for 7th grade
    11:31 am - 12:15 pm for 6th grade
    12:15 pm - 12:59 pm for 8th grade
     
    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. A list of available merchandise and prices are attached. After September 07, planners may be purchased in the Main Office.
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    Breakfast and Lunch

    MS104 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.
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    Entry to the School | Class Assignment | Dismissal

    There 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 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.
    Class Assignment
    • 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.
    Dismissal
    • 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.
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    Late State Test Scores

    State test scores will be made public later than usual this year due to the change from a 3-day to 2-day test. It is anticipated that results will be released in September.

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    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)
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    Incoming 6th Grade Parents... (From Jennifer Terzic, Librarian/Media Specialist)

    Dear Incoming 6th Grade Parents and Students: 
     
    I am so excited to meet you all this September! I'm also so happy to find so many of you interested in the e-book and audiobook system we have in Simon Baruch Middle School 104! 
     
    A note: incoming student accounts will be generated in the first few weeks of school! A letter will be given to your child during homeroom with directions, passwords, and account usernames. Until then, I would encourage every one of you to look into the presentation that showcases free resources and other methods of gaining access to e-book and audiobook systems. 
     
    Happy Reading! 
     
    Jennifer Terzic
    Librarian/Media Specialist
    ELA Teacher
    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.
     
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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.
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6th Grade Announcements

6th Grade Mixer (Parents Only):

Baruch PTA will be hosting a 6th grade mixer on 9/27/2018 from 5-7pm at Petite Abeille.

This is a great opportunity to meet other 6th grade families. Petite Abeille is located at 401 E 20th Street, NYC 10010.

This is a parents only event

 

7th Grade Announcements

Message from 7th grade guidance counselor:
 
Welcome back to Simon Baruch Middle School 104! I'm Rachael Schleifer, your guidance counselor, and I look forward to working with everyone again this school year. As a reminder for families new to the MS104 community, my role at MS104 is to help support your child's social-emotional needs, because I want all students to have a positive school experience. I am also available to assist families in times of need, or if an issue arises at home that may impact your child's academic performance. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss the matter via phone at 212-674-4545 or via e-mail at rschleifer@schools.nyc.gov
 
In addition, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of some very important information regarding the seventh grade and the high school admission process.  The information was sent home in a letter with your child.  Please click on the link  "7th Grade Welcome Letter" for an online version.

 

 

8th Grade Announcements

We will be holding a high school assembly on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 9:00 am.  There is an additional meeting being held directly after this one at 12:30 pm for parent/guardians who require translation. (If you require translation, please notify our parent coordinator Blanca Rivera at BRivera@schools.nyc.gov)
 
At this meeting, we will discuss:

●          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
 
In order to receive a timely response for HS related inquiries, please email hsapplications104@yahoo.com
 
504 plans must be renewed and approved by the school's 504 committee every school year in order for them to be applicable to the SHSAT, Laguardia or any auditions/assessments. The deadline for registration for the SHSAT and LaGuardia auditions is October 11th.
Please click here to find out 

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

  • Petite Abeille Restaurant - 401 East 20th Street, NY

    Sixth Grade Mixer

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  • Gift Fair Begins (tentative)

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  • Columbus Day -- school closed

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  • PTA General Meeting

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  • Gift Fair Ends (tentative)

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  • Book Fair Setup

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  • Halloween Dance

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  • Book Fair (Tentative)

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  • Parent Teacher Conferences - Evening

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  • Parent Teacher Conferences - Afternoon

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  • Election Day -- school closed

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  • Veterans Day -- school closed

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  • PTA General Meeting

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  • Thanksgiving Recess -- School Closed

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  • Giving Tuesday

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  • PTA General Meeting

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  • Winter Recess -- school closed

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  • PTA General Meeting

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  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day -- school closed

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  • Parent Teacher Conferences - Evening

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Important Dates | September

Please note the following important dates for September:
 
*September 27 - Sixth Grade mixer, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 
*September 28 - ARISTA Information Meeting at 2:45pm in the auditorium
 
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.