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    Manhattan Youth After School Annoucement

    Friday - June 21, 2019: After-School Program Ends at 4:30pm!
     
    Current 6th graders and 7th graders
    Current 6th and 7th graders are eligible for priority enrollment for the 2019-2020 Manhattan Youth After School Program. All families with previous enrollment in the Manhattan Youth After - School Program can participate in this special enrollment period that runs from May 29th to June 26th.
     
    In order to guarantee your child has a spot in the after - school program we ask that this DYCD package is completed and return to Mike Jones and or Donnie Martino no later than June 30, 2019. This package can be scanned, drop off at the school:
    (Attention: Mike Jones/Manhattan Youth)  or sent via email or mailed.

    2019-2020 DYCD enrollment forms can be picked up starting May 29, 2019!
     
    Mailing address: 
    Mike Jones @ Manhattan Youth 
    25 Broadway 9th floor
    New York, NY 10004
     
    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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    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:

    To be announce in Fall 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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    7th Grade Announcement

    Attention 7th Grade Families
     
    7th grade students received High School Directories and SHSAT Handbooks from homeroom teachers on Thursday June 13th. The High School Directory has been reformatted this year. In order to learn more about specific high schools, please feel free to go to MySchools.nyc scroll to the bottom and click on high school directory. In addition, translated versions of the directory are available at the bottom of the page in Español, 中文, বাংলা, Pусский, العربية, اردو, Kreyòl ayisyen, 한국어 and Français. All of the information that was previously found in the directory can now be found online, including a high schools overview, performance, academics, activities, accessibility, admissions method, priority groups, demand, and selection criteria.
     
    Please remember the Guidance Department will be holding a high school assembly on Wednesday June 19, 2019 at 9:00 am in the auditorium.  There is an additional meeting 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, the following will be discussed:
    • The Specialized High School Admissions and testing process
    • MySchools - The high school application system
    • The various selection methods of the New York City Public High Schools    
    If you have any high school related questions please feel free to email the guidance department at hsapplications104@yahoo.com
    Sincerely,
     
    Guidance Department
    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 starts at 7:45am. 

    To be announced in Fall 2019
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    8th Grade Annoucement | Cap & Gown Distribution / Graduation Ceremony

    Cap and Gown Distribution
     
    Caps and Gowns will be distributed this Friday, June 7th with a "make-up" day on Monday, June 10th.  Please send your graduating senior in with 25 dollars cash or money order made out to "Reed Ring Corp."  No personal checks will be accepted.  For more information, please refer to the attached letter that went home a few weeks back.
     
     
     
     
    Graduation Ceremony
     
    The 2019 graduation ceremony for Simon Baruch Middle School will take place on Friday, June 21st, at Hunter College at 9:30 a.m.    
    The ceremony will take place at
     
    695 Park Avenue
    Located at East 69th Street and Lexington Avenue
    (Actual entrance is on 69th Street)
     
    By Subway - The #6 train stops directly under the College at 68th Street station. There is an entrance to the College in the Subway station. Turn right upon exiting the turnstile and the entrance will be directly in front of you. The F Train stops at East 63rd Street and Lexington Avenue. After exiting the station, walk north on Lexington Avenue to East 69th Street and the entrance is located between Lexington Avenue and Park Avenue.
     
    All students should arrive by 8:30 a.m. and the doors will open for guests seating at 9:00 a.m. Please enter at the main entrance doors. Students are to report upstairs and are not to bring anything with them that needs to be stored (including flowers and corsages) as there is no place to keep their property safely.
     
     
    In accordance with NYC Fire Dept. regulations, aisles must remain clear. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis and Hunter security does not allow strollers or any other obstruction in the aisles. Seats cannot be saved for family members or friends who arrive at a later time. Graduates will be walking down the aisles throughout the ceremony for various reasons. The sight lines are very good at Hunter and all seats have an unobstructed view of the stage.
     
    Tickets
    Each graduate will receive four (4) Graduation tickets. Tickets will be distributed to students at school. A request for extra tickets must be put in writing from a parent/guardian and submitted to the main office during a.m. homeroom only (requests will only be accepted after the first tickets are distributed). We will do our best to accommodate but seating is limited. Extra tickets will only be allotted to students who have paid Senior Dues.
     
     
    We look forward to celebrating this special day with you and your child!
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Chris Comparetto
                          
    Assistant Principal
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    High School Admissions Family Workshops

    Below are the links to this flyer in other languages.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Senior Prom Volunteers Needed | Friday, June 14th 6:30 - 9:30pm

    Volunteers Needed
     
    As the school year is coming to an end, we are excited to organize the Prom for the class of 2019.  With that said, we are looking for a few volunteers to make this an amazing event.  You do not need to be an 8th grade parent.  We welcome help from all.  Please click on the link below if you would like to volunteer.
     
    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

Attention 7th Grade Families
 
7th grade students received High School Directories and SHSAT Handbooks from homeroom teachers on Thursday June 13th. The High School Directory has been reformatted this year. In order to learn more about specific high schools, please feel free to go to MySchools.nyc scroll to the bottom and click on high school directory. In addition, translated versions of the directory are available at the bottom of the page in Español, 中文, বাংলা, Pусский, العربية, اردو, Kreyòl ayisyen, 한국어 and Français. All of the information that was previously found in the directory can now be found online, including a high schools overview, performance, academics, activities, accessibility, admissions method, priority groups, demand, and selection criteria.
 
Please remember the Guidance Department will be holding a high school assembly on Wednesday June 19, 2019 at 9:00 am in the auditorium.  There is an additional meeting 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, the following will be discussed:
  • The Specialized High School Admissions and testing process
  • MySchools - The high school application system
  • The various selection methods of the New York City Public High Schools    
If you have any high school related questions please feel free to email the guidance department at hsapplications104@yahoo.com
Sincerely,
 
Guidance Department

8th Grade Announcements

The 2019 graduation ceremony for Simon Baruch Middle School will take place on Friday, June 21st, at Hunter College at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony will take place at
 
695 Park Avenue
Located at East 69th Street and Lexington Avenue
(Actual entrance is on 69th Street)
 
By Subway - The #6 train stops directly under the College at 68th Street station. There is an entrance to the College in the Subway station. Turn right upon exiting the turnstile and the entrance will be directly in front of you. The F Train stops at East 63rd Street and Lexington Avenue. After exiting the station, walk north on Lexington Avenue to East 69th Street and the entrance is located between Lexington Avenue and Park Avenue.
 
All students should arrive by 8:30 a.m. and the doors will open for guests seating at 9:00 a.m. Please enter at the main entrance doors. Students are to report upstairs and are not to bring anything with them that needs to be stored (including flowers and corsages) as there is no place to keep their property safely.
 
 
In accordance with NYC Fire Dept. regulations, aisles must remain clear. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis and Hunter security does not allow strollers or any other obstruction in the aisles. Seats cannot be saved for family members or friends who arrive at a later time. Graduates will be walking down the aisles throughout the ceremony for various reasons. The sight lines are very good at Hunter and all seats have an unobstructed view of the stage.
 
Tickets
Each graduate will receive four (4) Graduation tickets. Tickets will be distributed to students at school. A request for extra tickets must be put in writing from a parent/guardian and submitted to the main office during a.m. homeroom only (requests will only be accepted after the first tickets are distributed). We will do our best to accommodate but seating is limited. Extra tickets will only be allotted to students who have paid Senior Dues.
 
 
We look forward to celebrating this special day with you and your child!
 
Sincerely,
 
Chris Comparetto
                      
Assistant Principal

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

  • PTA General Meeting

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

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Important Dates

Important Upcoming Dates

  • June 14, 2019 - Senior Prom Dance - 6:30pm to 9:30pm in the cafeteria
  • June 19, 2019 - PTA General Meeting - 8:45 am in the cafeteria
  • June 21, 2019 - Graduation - 9:30 @ Hunter College
  • June 26, 2019 - Last Day of School - Early dismissal

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.