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    PTA Announcements

     
    PTA General Meeting
     
    The 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 baruch104pta@gmail.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, 2018
    December 12, 2018
    January 16, 2019
    February 13, 2019
    March 13, 2019
    April 17, 2019
    May 15, 2019
    June 12, 2019
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    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 7pm

     

     

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Manhattan Youth After School

     No 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) Gym
    November 15, 2018 : Table Tennis Tryouts (4:30pm - 5:45pm) Cafeteria
    November 16, 2018 : JV Boys Basketball Tryouts (3:00pm - 5:45pm) Gym
    November 19, 2018 : JV/Varsity Girls Basketball Tryouts (3:00pm- 4:30pm) Gym
     
     
    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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    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)
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    School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting Dates

    We 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, 2018
    December 12, 2018
    January 16, 2019
    February 13, 2019
    March 13, 2019
    April 17, 2019
    May 15, 2019
    June 12, 2019
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    8th Grade Announcements

    An 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 hsapplications104@yahoo.com.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    **Principal Announcement**

    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)
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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.
     
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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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.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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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.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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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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    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.
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6th Grade Announcements

Check back for announcements :-)

 

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

High School Application Meetings
More slots have been opened up for High School Application meetings with guidance counselors.  You can refer to the letter that went home for help signing up.
 
Screened Schools Additional Requirements
As a reminder to all 8th Grade Families, please see below for a list of some of the screened schools with additional requirements. If you list any of these schools on your child's high school application, please be sure to complete the requirements for each school. The requirements are on each high school's website.

SCHOOLS WITH ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
 
BARD
BEACON
EAST SIDE COMMUNITY
MANHATTAN/HUNTER SCIENCE HS
MANHATTAN VILLAGE ACADEMY
NYC iSCHOOL
SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE
FRANK McCOURT HS
COLUMBIA SECONDARY SCHOOL
 
 *** Students make sure you have done so if you have put any of these schools on your application!!!
 
 
 
 

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

  • Veterans Day -- school closed

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Manhattan Youth Varsity Boys Basketball Tryouts

    3:00pm to 4:30pm

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • SLT Meeting

    Simon 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 5:45pm

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Manhattan Youth JV Boys Basketball Tryouts

    3:00pm to 5:45pm

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • 8th Grade SHSAT Testing

    *Testing with accommodations and make-ups

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Manhattan Youth JV/Varsity Girls Basketball Tryouts

    3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Simon 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 4:30pm

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Thanksgiving Recess -- School Closed

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Manhattan Youth After School Program Winter Session Starts

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Giving Tuesday

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  • 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 Period

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  • Music Concert | 7th & 8th Grades at 6pm

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Report Cards will be distributed

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • PTA Meeting / Parent Workshop

    Time: 8:35am

    Location: Cafeteria

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

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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Important Dates

Please note the following important dates for November
  • 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
 
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.