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From the Elementary Principal’s Desk

Dear Parents,

As we close out this week we will successfully finish our 6th week of school. That means we are half‐way through the first quarter, and it’s time for quarterly progress reports. Monday, Sept 17th, parents and students are are able to log on to PowerSchool and see the most up to date report on student grades for Quarter 1. This is a perfect time to see if students are on track for success or to see if there are any missing assignments, behavior concerns, or learning struggles that need to be addressed. This is also a great opportunity to celebrate with your child the success that s(he) is having or to talk with him/her about concerns that you see. I would encourage each of you to take the time to log into Power School and see how your child(ren) are doing. If you don’t know how to log into PowerSchool or have not received your PowerSchool password yet, you are always welcome to stop in and talk with our IT Department, and they can get you setup with access. If you have any questions or concerns about the grades, please email or contact your child’s teacher, Mr. Thomas, or myself and we would love to assist you in any way we can.

Next week directors and principals from ten schools will be visiting BAIS for the NICS East Regional Conference. These administrators are from our sister schools across Asia, Africa, and the home office in the USA. They will participate in professional development, strategic planning, case‐study analysis from individual schools, and prayer on campus. We are blessed to have this collaborative opportunity and it is one of myriad reasons BAIS benefits as a member of NICS. Please welcome the administrators and feel free to stop and ask them about their schools. They would love to share!

As always we are blessed to be partnering with you in the education of your child.

Charity (LaMertha) Sianturi, Ed.S
Elementary Principal / Curriculum Coordinator

WDWDWD – Why Do We Do What We Do?

Pool Staff

Why do we have two staff working at the pool every day? The primary reason is that we know the pool facility is a big investment that requires continuous upkeep. Every day that the pool is open, it gets cleaned for two hours ‐ that’s right ‐ two hours every day. This includes vacuuming the floor of the pool, skimming the top of the pool, and scrubbing the sides of the pool. This is in addition to having the filters running and checking the chlorine and pH levels. During the open pool hours, Pak Yudi and Pak Dede are supervising the pool area and the locker room facilities. All that time they are also maintaining the appearance of the area and performing any minor maintenance that may be needed. We are so thankful for Pak Yudi and Pak Dede faithfully keeping the pool clean and the area safe for our children!

Drama Annoucement

Drama Practice – September 19, 2018 from 4:15pm to 6:15pm in the MPR

Scene 1 – Blocking  |  All Performers  |  Crew- Kadin Squiers, Ji Hun and Beltra

Music Department News

Join The BAIS Parents Choir

The BAIS Music Department is looking for choir members. If you are BAIS parents who loves to sing and meet new friends, please contact psh‐nirs@hanmail.net or call 0821‐1717‐1897. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner. Anybody can join. We’d be delighted to see you there.

2018 Christmas Performance

Dress Code Color: White
Boys: a white top and white knee‐length shorts or pants
Girls: a white dress or white top & bottom (white skirt / long pants or knee‐length shorts)

Cafeteria News

Lunch Adjustment: Many of you know there were two changes in the lunch program for this year. The first was the price increase, as described in previous communication, to adjust for the rising food costs over the past few years. The second was to align the proportion of each food type to international school health standards. A request we have received from parents this year is to make more rice available to students who have purchased the school lunch but would prefer more rice. Therefore, for secondary students who have purchased the school lunch meal, there will be additional rice available in the lunch room. Please instruct your children if they are still hungry and desire more rice, please bring their school lunch container and they will be served more rice.

Thank you for the feedback!

Karl Nielsen

Athletics & Club News


After School Clubs and Activities

Club Highlight of the Week: Math Club

Have a great season Young Tigers!
Keep your eyes on the BAIS Buzz for updates, changes, and more information!

Download this issue as PDF: Issue 06: 7 September, 2018

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