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    Annual Fund | Please Donate

    We'd like to thank the many families who have generously supported our school by donating to the Annual Fund this year.  The Annual Fund is the PTA's primary fundraising campaign throughout the school year!  Please give what you can today to help reach our goals to support our school.

     

    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 $35,000 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!!   

     

    Please donate what you can to our Annual Fund 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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    Music Department Poinsettia Sales | Orders Due Friday, December 7th

    Please come enjoy an evening of listening to our students play. The 7th and 8th graders will be performing the Winter Concert on, Thursday, December 13, 2018.  
     
    This year, the music department is doing a poinsettia sale as a fundraiser for the school's music program. We are giving families the option to purchase a poinsettia plant to be displayed at the winter concert and all of the donations would go to support the music department.  If you purchase a poinsettia, your name will be placed on the plant and you can take it home with you after the performance to enjoy for the entire holiday season!
     
    If you are interested in purchasing a poinsettia please click  "Poinsettia Sale Form ".   
     
    **All forms must be submitted by Friday, December 7!**
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Student Council | Toy Drive

    We are excited to announce that we are sponsoring a donation drive for Marines Toys for Tots.

    The toy drive will begin Monday November 19, 2018 and end December 17, 2018.

    If you're able to help; we'll greatly appreciate it :-)

    -Mike Jones

     

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    **Principal Announcement**

    Dear Families and Members of the Simon Baruch MS 104 Community:
     
    The school year is off to a great start and we are excited for the great things that lie ahead. I want to provide you with details of the recent curriculum changes we have recently undertaken to ensure your children are provided with an educational experience of the highest quality.  A letter was sent home with the students on 11/5/2018 regarding some of the curriculum changes this year.  Here is a copy of the  Curriculum Letter.
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    Manhattan Youth After School -

     
    December 21, 2018: Program will end at 4:30pm due to Winter Recess break
    December 24, 2018 to January 1, 2018: School Closed - 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. 
     
     
    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.

    Winter Break Camp Registration Information

    Both programs run from Tuesday, February 19th to Friday, February 22nd  9am to 3pm.

     

    Film Camp

    In this immersive filmmaking experience, students work in small groups with professional teaching artists to write, shoot, edit, score, and complete a short film in four days, often with award-winning results! 

    The week will include:

    A crash course in composition, coverage and visual storytelling

    Hands-on experience with camera, lighting, directing and editing

    A safe space for developing ideas and brainstorming original story concepts

    A fun and supportive team production environment            

    A Public screening of a finished short film

    Film Screening- Friday, February 22nd at 3pm

     

    Program dates are February 19th to 22nd from 9am- 3pm

    It will be located at IS 289, 201 Warren Street NY, NY 10282

    Breakfast and Lunch will be provided for all days of program.

    Students must sign up for all 4 days

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact filmmaking@manhattanyouth.org

    This Intensive is for Middle School Students ONLY

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER - SEE LINK BELOW!

    (http://www.manhattanyouth.org/after-school/middle-school-programs.aspx)

     

    Basketball Camp

    This basketball immersion experience is designed for middle school boys and girls who want to bring their skills, strength and mental game to the next level. 75% of each day will be active gym time.

    Sessions will include:

    Skills and Drills

    Strength, Flexibility and Endurance Training

    Strategy and Teamwork

    Scrimmages and Team Play    

    Students will work in small groups with coaches to track their progress. By the end of the week, students will have statistical analysis highlighting their accomplishments.

     

    Program dates are February 19th to 22nd from 9 am to 3pm.

    It will be located at Simon Baruch Middle School, 330 E 21st St , New York, NY 10010

    Breakfast and Lunch will be provided for all days of program.
    Students must sign up for all 4 days

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact leyna@manhattanyouth.org

    This Basketball Camp is for Middle School Students ONLY

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  

    SEE LINK BELOW!

    http://www.manhattanyouth.org/after-school/middle-school-programs.aspx

     

    Elementary-Aged  Program

    For Students with younger siblings Manhattan Youth does have a fee-based Elementary-aged program located at PS 89, 201 Warren St., 10282
    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact mae-sue@manhattanyouth.orgFor more information or to register CLICK HERE

     

    Please Note: 

    Spring Break- April 22nd-26th  Vacation Camp- Registration opens February 22nd 2019.

     
     
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Volunteers Needed

     

    Join Us! Our PTA is 100% parent-powered.  We need your help!  We have a variety of volunteer opportunities.  Every little bit makes a big difference, so sign up for a single hour at an event or join a committee.  It's a great way to meet fellow parents and get to know our school staff better. Our success depends on you! 

     

    We are currently seeking volunteers to train on and assist with the following committees:

     

    Treasury

    Dance Committee

    Auction Team

    Prom Committee

    Secretary

    Website Design

    Graphic Design

    Decorating Team

    School Clothing & Merchandise Development 

     

    Executive Board

    Want to join the PTA Executive Board?  The Executive Board holds once a month morning meetings and helps to spearhead and support a variety of school events, programs and needs at Baruch.  

     

    If you're interested in learning more about any of these positions, please email us at baruch104pta@gmail.com

    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. 

    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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    Free Holiday Concert at Carnegie Hall | Tuesday, December 18th

    A Holiday Gift
    125th Anniversary Concert of "Dvorak at Carnegie Hall" 
     
     
    SPONSORED FREE TICKETS TO CARNEGIE HALL FOR YOUR STUDENTS AND CHAPERONS
     
    This December 18th, exactly one week before Christmas, we have set aside a large block of tickets for students in the NYC public schools to attend Carnegie Hall.
     
    ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS RSVP HERE! 
    Write:  MS104 in the School/city of link.
     
    RSVP deadline is December 3, 2018. Tickets will be held at Carnegie Hall Box Office. Tickets will be ready for pickup on Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    8th Grade Announcements

    Attention Parents/Guardians of 8th grade:
     
    Just a reminder to families; 7th grade grades, test scores and attendance information have been posted and are now available on Myschools.
     
    If your child had extenuating circumstances for (absences/lateness due to illness, special circumstances) that were discussed during your guidance meeting, please follow the steps below.
     
    • Send a copy of your letter to all of the screened schools to which you are applying.  Please keep in mind that this does not mean the attendance will be excused. Each high school differs on how this may be factored in however, you are providing this information in order to explain your circumstances. 
    • Please provide a copy of the explanation letter regarding attendance to the guidance department. This is needed for data entry purposes into Myschools.
    • Any letters provided to the guidance counselors regarding the attendance, cannot be provided to the individual schools by the guidance department. Those letters must be provided by families directly to the high schools.
     
    Important Factors to Keep In Mind:
     
    As we have been meeting and working with families on the high school process, we have noticed that in a number of our discussions families are considering 12 high school options for their application which is very good in order to optimize the chances of receiving a match. However, a number of families are considering/placing only screened/high demand schools on their application list. Please keep in mind that this could be a reason a student does not receive a match to one of their twelve choices and a match could be assigned to you by the DOE. We want our families to have a choice in the process. Please remember the High School Enrollment Department highly suggests you place a mixture of programs on your high school application (including reach, target and likely schools) since screen schools can be limited due to seat availability. 
     
    Paper HS applications are now available by request. If you are filling out an application online, you do not need to fill out a paper application. The guidance department will still be able to view your Myschools online application and provide feedback.
    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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    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

     

     

     

     

     

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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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.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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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

Check Back for Announcements :-)
 

 

 

8th Grade Announcements

Attention Parents/Guardians of 8th grade:
 
The HS application deadline has been extended to Dec. 14th. Please be sure to review the alerts provided by Myschools and submit your application by this date online or your child can submit the paper HS application to their homeroom teacher.
 
Some families have had difficulty adding certain schools with additional requirements to the application on Myschools. If you see an exclamation point indicating that you have to schedule a test, click on the schedule tab and click register. If you see that you must express interest, please click the express interest tab and follow the prompts. Then you will be able to add the schools to the 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

  • PTA Meeting / Parent Workshop

    Time: 8:35am

    Location: Cafeteria

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

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Manhattan Youth After School Program ends at 4:30pm

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Winter Recess -- school closed

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

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day -- school closed

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Parent Teacher Conferences - Evening

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Parent Teacher Conferences - Afternoon

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Lunar New Year -- school closed

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

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Valentine Dance

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Midwinter Recess -- school closed

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Auction

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  • PTA General Meeting

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • NYS ELA Test

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

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Spring Recess -- school closed

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • NYS Math Test

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

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

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Important Dates

Please note the following important dates:
  • December 13 - 7th and 8th grade performance at 6:00pm.
  • December 14 - High School Application Deadline.
  • December 19 - PTA General Meeting at 8:35 am in the cafeteria.
  • December 24, 2018 to January 1, 2019 - No School ; Winter Recess Break.
 
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.