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    Afterschool Registration Goes Live 8/8/18 at 1 pm!

    Here are some pointers to make the process easier:
    1. Please know which Sports/ Performing Arts activities your child will be trying out for as you will be asked to select any that may apply to your child.(Example: JV/Varsity Boys Soccer, Varsity Girls Soccer, JV/Varsity Flag Football, Cheerleading, Advanced Orchestra and Glee).
    2. Please select a class as an option to the try-out activities, just in case your child is not selected for a team event.
    3. Please have your child's schedule ready when selecting, view schedule online.
    4. You are only allowed to PICK ONLY ONE OF THE COOKING ACTIVITIES.
    5. Once you have completed your registration you will receive a email to confirm your selected classes.
    6. If there are any errors in the confirmation email, please email Mike Jones so that the appropriate corrections may be made.
    7. If a class is closed, please complete the registration and email Mike Jones the class you want to get into.
    8. Also confirmation emails will be sent September 10, 2108 which is after all the try-outs will be completed for the Sports classes. See the calendar at 104m.org for tryout dates.
     
    See link below to register (you may have to copy and paste into your browser) 
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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.

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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
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    Summer Reading Recommendations

    Please see a copy of the presentation give by Ms. Terzic at the last PTA meeting.
     
     
     
     
    A Special Note...
     
    Ms. Terzic will be sending out Locked DOE Library Account notices to all locked account students and parents. If they have any concerns, they may email her and she will respond to emails and fix the accounts in September. There are directions on the sheets as well. Email: jterzic@schools.nyc.gov 
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    Manhattan Youth Announcements

    Exciting news....
     
    1. Our Track & Field team led Ms. DiCarlo, Ms. Scolari & Mr. Buderman competed in the District 2 Championships. Lexie Michalek finished 1st Place in the 'Mile' and 2nd Place in the 'Long Jump'.
    2. The Lady Lions Volleyball led by Ms. McQuilkin and Emily capped off the season on top, winning the MSAL Advanced League Championship; by defeating IS 289 2-0 (Matches). Way to go ladies
    • The Varsity Baseball team led by Mr. Comparetto, Mr. Melnick and Mr. Diles won the city championship by a score of 4-0 vs JHS 180 and Austin Saji pitched a gem; he threw a NO HITTER.
     
    A few things to remember:
     
    1. Last day of afterschool: June 22
    2. Current families are eligible for open enrollment 5/30-6/26*
    3. Registration for new families for fall opens: early August
     
    *All families with previous enrollment in the Manhattan Youth After School Program can participate in this special enrollment period that runs from May 30th to June 26th.
     
    In order to guarantee your child has a spot in the after school program we ask that this package is completed and returned to Mike Jones no later than June 30, 2018. This package may be scanned, dropped off at the school
    (Attention: Mike Jones/Manhattan Youth)  or sent via email or postal mail.
     
    2018-2019 enrollment forms may be picked from the MY office inside the gym.
     
    Mailing address for completed applications:
     
    Mike Jones @ Manhattan Youth 
    25 Broadway 9th floor
    New York, NY 1000
     
    Summer Youth Camp: July 9 - August 3
     
    See MY's website for more information on contacts, scheduling etc.
     
     
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    PTA

    New PTA Executive Board & SLT
     
    The PTA & SLT slate were uncontested so nominees were voted in at the meeting yesterday. Here are names of the new PTA board members:
     
    Jessa Schwartz & Melody Lai, Co-Presidents
    Jen Lemberg & Lucy Green, Co-Treasurers
    Reni Matsushita & Kristi Adams, Co-Secretaries
    Kimberley Butta, Melissa Piccolomo, Jennifer Walther, Co-Vice Presidents
    Members-at-large
    Kevin Krelic, Anne Seeley, Robin Adler-Errico, Lisa Hershfeld, Marcela Ceselka, Ann Kristen Karlsen, Sherilyn Casiano
     
    The names of the two new SLT Members are:
     
    1. Wendy Bienstock
    2. Jody Holden
     
    There was also a presentation by ELA teacher & Librarian and Media Specialist, Ms. Terzic. The topic was Summer Reading Recommendations for Grades 6-8.
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    Thank You!!!

    To all the volunteers who helped to make the 8th Grade Prom a success. Thank you to Jennifer Economou, Melissa Piccolomo and Abbie Park for leading the team to ensure that everything was beautifully decorated, the food great and the music awesome! Thanks to the parents who supported us by donating some of the food for the event.

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    Congratulations!!!!!

    Congratulations to our 8th Grade students and families!!

    Thank you for your support of our school over the years.

    We wish you the very best in high school

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    Thank You

    The PTA hosted a lunch for our teachers and staff to say thank you for their hard work. We also raffled off tickets to several popular shows that were generously donated by a parent.
     
    Thank you to parent Erinn Michalek for catering an absolutely delicious lunch! Also, Ali Hoffman, Eileen Melniker, Jessa Schwartz, Melissa Piccolomo and Robin Adler-Errico for their help with setup, decor, beverage shopping to ensure that our teachers had a great time.
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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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    eBooks

    Ms. Terzic, the Librarian, is sending home letters that give instructions for accessing the school's ebook system. Here is a link to those instructions.
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    Communications Update

    The school has now added text capability to our School Messenger capabilities. We are currently testing this new option.
     
    To sign up, all you need to do is text 'Y' to '67587'. If you experience any issues, please contact Blanca Rivera.
     
     
    Matching Gifts

    As the end of the year approaches, deadlines are approaching for matching gifts.
    Many large companies match charitable donations so please check with your human resources department or use this link.
    If you have made a donation to the PTA or plan to before the end of the year, please confirm the deadline for submitting your matching gift requests.
     
    Gift Fair Distribution
    Items ordered through our gift fair will be distributed today. If you had a large order, please make arrangements to help your child after school.
     
    Report Cards
    Report cards for the first marking period were sent home this week. Don't forget to sign the envelopes and return them to the school.
     
    Lost & Found
    • A parent left a scarf at the PTA Meeting this morning. You may claim it from Rosie in the main office.
    • A phone was found at the school about two months ago. The owner of this missing phone may contact Rosie in the main office. Please be prepared to give details regarding the phone.
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    NYC Student Account Changes | Include Options for Multiple Users

     
    Please see the attached flyer for details regarding changes. Your NYC student account gives you access to all of your child's academic results including the state tests. 
     
    If you don't have 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 issued by the Parent Coordinator. Please contact the Parent Coordinator if you need an Account Creation Code.
     
    8th grade families, please note that MS104 staff will no longer have access to your account after June 30 so please make sure to set up an account before then.
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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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    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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6th Grade Announcements

 
Sign up for Baruch Blast -- the PTA's email newsletter

 

 

7th Grade Announcements

8th Grade Announcements

 

8th Grade

Important Dates
 
 
 

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

  • 1st Day of School

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  • Merchandise/Planners for Sale during Lunch

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  • Merchandise/Planners for Sale during Lunch

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  • Merchandise/Planners for Sale during Lunch

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  • Rosh Hashanah -- school closed

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  • PTA General Meeting

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  • Yom Kippur -- school closed

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  • 2018 Back to School Night

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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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