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    CECD2 Meeting: High School Enrollment Errors | Wednesday, April 17th

    Wednesday, April 17th at 6:30pm
     
    Join us to learn about high school enrollment errors
     
    PS 340 *64 W 17th Street* Between 5th and 6th Avenues
    Please join the CEC D2 Screening Committee at 6:30 at PS 340 located at 64 W. 17th Street to discuss HS admissions errors affecting District 2-priority High Schools and related concerns regarding the High School matching process.
     
    We will be joined by representatives from the DOE Office of Enrollment and the Manhattan High School Superintendent Office who will be available to answer questions about the matching process and the impact of additional enrollment on Lab High School.

    HS Enrollment Error Flyer

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

    April 18, 2019 - School program will end at 4:30pm on due to 'Spring Break'. 
     
    May 3, 2019 - No After School due to Spring Dance.

    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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    Spring Dance | May 3rd 3:45pm to 5:45pm

    The Spring Dance is coming soon. 

    $5 covers entry, games and dancing. Stylistic DJ provides the music.  Snacks and pizza are available for sale. There will be a raffle and dance prizes. 

    Tell the kids to come prepared for dance-offs!

    Manhattan Youth will hold their usual Karaoke party in the auditorium to get the kids in the mood prior to the dance.

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Senior Trip | Payment Announcement

    April 18, 2019 will be the last day students can submit payment for the Senior Trip. 

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    International Potluck | Message from the Principal

    International Potluck
     
    Dear Families and Members of the Simon Baruch MS 104 Community,

    I hope this message finds you well. As you know, this year we have been working to increase our awareness and celebration of the wonderful diversity that exists within the Simon Baruch MS 104 school community. On Thursday, May 16th we will be hosting our first school wide Potluck Dinner event. This is an exciting opportunity for staff, students and families to come together as a community and celebrate our diversity by sharing dishes that are representative of our cultural backgrounds. Staff members and families are all encouraged the to support this event by attending and bringing a dish of your choice to be shared. Details regarding this event will be forthcoming shortly.

    Ms. Sugrue, one of our wonderful social studies teachers, has taken the lead in creating opportunities over the course of the year to recognize diversity in many ways, and we are deeply appreciative of her efforts. One of her exciting ideas is to put together The Simon Baruch MS 104 International Cookbook. This book will be a collection of recipes submitted by members of our school community and then shared with everyone. I think this a beautiful idea and I am hoping that you might find a few minutes to submit an entry at this link:  
    https://tinyurl.com/104cookbook
     
    I hope that you share my excitement regarding the international cookbook and potluck dinner. I look forward to seeing many of you on May 16th!

    Sincerely,

    Rocco Macri
    Principal
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Community Education Council District 2 (CECD2)

    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:
     
    Thursday, May 9, 2019
    Thursday, June 13, 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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    PTA Announcement | Regarding - Wednesday, April 17th

    For the April PTA general meeting (Wednesday, April 17th) we will have a special speaker, the assistant district attorney. 
     
    He's coming to talk about bullying and social media.  The PTA meeting will start at 8:45 am. 
     
    There will be coffee and donuts served, then the speaker will start at 9:30am.  
     
    MS104 PTA
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    8th Grade Yearbook

    To All 8th Grade Parents and Guardians,

    We are happy to be receiving emails from you guys with baby pictures and pictures from 6th - 7th grade. 
     
    Please keep sending pictures to mjones@manhattanyouth.org

    Due to reasons regarding the parent dedication page we will only be accepting 10 
    FULL PAGE AD's
      So please send in your AD's and payments as soon as possible. (We still have room for half/smaller page AD's)
     
    Option #1: Business card size with personal message (2 x 3 ½" ) . . . . . .  . . $25.00
    Option #2: ¼ page with personal message & optional photo (3.5 x 4.75") . $40.00
    Option #3: ½ page with personal message & optional photo (4.25 x 5.5") . $55.00
    Option #4: Full page with personal message & optional photo . . . . . . . . . . .$70.00
     
     
    We will keep accepting baby pictures and any other photos until April 29th, 2019 as. After April 29th, 2019 we will NO longer accept any AD's or any pictures for the yearbook.
     
    All 'Yearbook' questions can be directed to Mike Jones at
    mjones@manhattanyouth.org or 646 - 859 - 9116.
     
    Best Regards,
     
    The Simon Baruch Yearbook Committee
     
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Summer Opportunities

    SYEP (Summer Youth Employment Program)
     
    Summer Youth Employment Programs Applications for students 14 years and older are now available online. Summer Youth Employment Applications are due by April 26th.


    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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    Round 2 | High School Applications

    Round 2 applications can be completed on your Myschools account and are due April 5th.

    If you received a Specialized High School and a Round 1 high school, please submit your letter with the school of your choice to your child's homeroom teacher by April 5th.
    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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    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. 
     
    April 17, 2019
    May 15, 2019
    June 12, 2019
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
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    Senior Trip

    Letters went home this week with information regarding the senior trip. 

    If you did not receive a copy of the letter, you can view it here.

    Please keep an eye out for permission slips which be sent home sometime next week. 
    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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    Auction Committee | Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers Needed

    The Auction Solicitation Chairs need your help! We have an email campaign going to businesses all across the city seeking donations for our Spring Auction. Please help by asking your friend and business networks and favorite vendors to donate to our auction.
     
    In addition, we are in need of Solicitation Committee members. It's a very easy way to get involved and make a difference, even if you have a hectic schedule. Please contact Jennifer at ms104auction@gmail.com  if you are willing to send some pre-written solicitation emails from home.
     
    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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    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.
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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.
    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)

6th Grade Announcements

Check Back for Announcements :-)

7th Grade Announcements

Check Back for Announcements :-)

 

8th Grade Announcements

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. 

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

  • Spring Recess -- school closed

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  • NYS Math Test

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  • PTA General Meeting

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  • Memorial Day -- school closed

    Simon Baruch Middle School (02M104)
  • Eid al-Fitr -- school closed

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  • Anniversary Day -- school closed

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  • PTA General Meeting

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  • Last Day of School

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View Monthly Calendar

Important Dates

  • April 17, 2019 - PTA General Meeting at 8:45am in the Cafeteria
  • April 17, 2019 - Bullying and Social Media Workshop at 9:30am in the  | Location - Cafeteria; Guest Speaker - Assistant District Attorney
  • April 18, 2019 - Last Day to submit payment for the Senior Trip
  • April 19 thru April 26, 2019 - Spring Recess - School Closed
  • May 3, 2019 - Spring Dance at 3:45pm to 5:45pm
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.