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    Manhattan Youth Announcements

     A few things to remember:
     
    1. Last day of afterschool: Friday, June 22nd
    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 10004
     
     
     
    Summer Youth Camp: July 9 - August 3
     
    See MY's website for more information on contacts, scheduling etc.
     
     
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    PTA News & Updates

    PTA Executive Board & SLT Elections
     
    • The PTA slate is uncontested so nominees will be voted in at the June meeting.
    • The SLT positions were contested at the close of the meeting but one person has dropped out so the two nominees will be voted in at the June meeting.
     
    Voting takes place at the next meeting JUNE 21 at 8:45 a.m.
     
    There will also be a presentation by ELA teacher & Librarian and Media Specialist, Ms. Terzic. The topic is Summer Reading Recommendations for Grades 6-8.
     
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Prom

    June 14, 6-9 pm
     
    The 8th Grade prom will take place June 14 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the gym at the school. Prom is free to all current MS104 8th grade students--this is as a result of the PTA's fundraising efforts and support from 8th grade families' participation in our gift fair fundraiser.
     
    We need volunteers to make this a fun evening for our graduating class. Please sign up here.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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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.
    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)
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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.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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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.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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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.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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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.

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

6th Grade Announcements

What to Expect in 7th Grade

Notes from May 16 PTA Meeting

The 6th Grade Assistant Principal, Ms. Traversa, is back from leave.

Inquiries regarding 6th grade issues should now return to Ms. Traversa's attention.

Please email her if you need her assistance.

 

 

7th Grade Announcements

What to Expect in 8th Grade
 
High School Application Process
 
Bronx Science High School: Spring Tour, June 6th, 5-7 pm
The tour is self-guided so students and parents/guardians may arrive at any time between the hours of 5:00 - 7:00pm and feel free to stay as long as they like. Presentations will be given throughout the evening in the auditorium. Register by using this link.

8th Grade Announcements

Important Dates
 
  • Jun 12: Math Regents Exam
  • Jun 14: Earth Science Regents Exam
  • Jun 14: Prom
  • Jun 18: Foreign Language Exam
  • Jun 20: Graduation
 
Appeals
For families who have submitted an appeal form, appeal results will be distributed tomorrow-Friday at the end of the day in homeroom for students to bring home to open with their parent/guardians. 
 
Prom
June 14
The prom will take place June 14 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the gym at the school. Prom is free to all current MS104 8th grade students--this is as a result of the PTA's fundraising efforts and support from 8th grade families' participation in our gift fair fundraiser.
 
Graduation
June 20
Graduation will take place on June 20 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. approximately. Each family will get 4 tickets. Please see the attached letter for details.
 
 
 
 

Incoming 6th Grade 2018/2019

Orientation: June 25, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.
Sign up for Baruch Blast -- the PTA's email newsletter
 
 

Box Tops

Drop your box tops to 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!!

  

Stay Updated

Sign up for the Baruch Blast!

The Baruch Blast is the weekly newsletter from the PTA. The Blast is not the only communication from the school but it does help families keep up-to-date with what is happening. Sign up for the Blast here.

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 capability is in addition to the phone calls that parents receive regarding attendance etc. If you experience any issues, please contact Blanca Rivera

Calendar

  • Foreign Language Proficiency Exam

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  • Graduation

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  • PTA GEN MTG -- PTA/SLT Elections

    Exec Board Elections

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  • LAST DAY -- Early Dismissal 11:30 a.m.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Election Day -- school closed

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

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June 2018
Jun 12: Math Regents Exam
Jun 12: SLT
Jun 12: Exec Board Meeting
Jun 13: ARISTA ceremony
Jun 14: Earth Science Regents Exam
Jun 14: Prom
Jun 15: Eid al-Fitr, SCHOOL CLOSED
Jun 18: Foreign Language Proficiency Exam
June 20: Graduation
Jun 21: PTA General Meeting, Elections
Jun 26: Last Day, 11:30 am Dismissal
 
 
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