From the Director’s Desk
Welcome to October! The end of first quarter of school is quickly approaching, and we have three exciting community events to look forward to over the course of the month.
We will once again have a booth at the PVJ Educational Fair from October 14-20th. Ibu Hani Ramappa has worked hard to organize the booth and would love to speak with anyone who is interested in helping with the booth during that week. We have many parents who are marketing superstars, and we would appreciate any time you would be willing to give to share about BAIS at this event. Thank you for your willingness to volunteer.
We also have the pleasure of hosting IISSAC again at the end of the month. The IISSAC committee as well as many others in our community have been tending to myriad details that have to come together for this event, and we look forward to hosting our guests and enjoying a great weekend of competition.
At the end of the month, we will host our favorite event – Parent Teacher conferences. This is a two-day event beginning on the last day of October. We are looking forward to meeting with you and discussing the academic progress of your children. This is time for you to connect with teachers, ask questions, and hear about how your student is doing in his or her classes. Please make every effort to participate in this event. We truly appreciate you taking the time to come and meet with us!
More details about all of these events will be coming.
Thank you again for trusting us to partner with you in the education of your children.
Have a blessed and refreshing weekend,
Mr. Karl Nielsen
Wednesday, Oct 9th in the MPR from 4:15 to 6:15 pm
Scene: 4 Songs: “The Prince is Giving a Ball”
There will be a Code Red Campus Evacuation Drill on Monday October 7th. Please make sure students are wearing suitable shoes for walking on uneven ground. Thank you!
From the Guidance Counselor
On Wednesday, October 16th, the 11th-grade class will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT. Students have already been given the Student Guide to look through and know more about the PSAT, including a study guide. Testing will begin in the MPR at 7:45 am.
Loyola Marymount University (LMU) has just informed us that they have cancelled their visit to Indonesia due to unforeseen circumstances.
School Portrait Day
On Thursday, October 17th, students will be taking their yearbook/ID card photo and class group photos. Please no PE uniforms.
For students who are absent, there will be another picture day in February.
Dental Screening Program for Elementary students
A 2-3 minute dental screening will be available at BAIS, next Thursday, October 10, 2019. The screenings will be performed by registered dentists from Gracia Dental Care Kota Baru Parahyangan, and they will be using a disposable mouth mirror and disposable gloves. After the screening, a letter will be sent home with your child stating the results of the dental screening. The goals of the dental screening program are to identify children who have visually obvious dental problems and to guide parents who do not have a dental care provider for dental treatment.
Please fill out the permission letter that was sent out in your child’s Friday folder and return it to your child’s teacher before Tuesday, October 8th 2019.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Dr. Mayke Rosalina Rompas
WWDWWD – Why We Do What We Do?
Why do we receive an offering in chapel?
Chapel is an important part of what we do at BAIS. It is regular pause in the normal class schedule for students to gather for a time of worship and Bible teaching. During these chapel times, we also receive an offering. The question could be asked, “Why receive an offering in a room full of school students?” There are two primary reasons for doing this.
The first is that we want to reinforce the principles of biblical stewardship. Our God is a giver. “God so loved the world that He gave His only son.” (John 3:16) We want each of our kids to understand that it truly is “more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35)
The second reason for receiving an offering is that we want our students to realize the potential we have to make a difference when we all come together for a specific cause. In the first semester, we have a goal of 5 juta to give to the ministry of YBSI which is a prison ministry and halfway house that uses sports to minister to young men and women at the juvenile prison in Bandung. At the halfway house they also have weekly English clubs and sports camps for local elementary children from the kampung. Romans 5:8 says, “God demonstrates His love to us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” This a great verse in the Bible that really demonstrates the testimony each of us have in Christ. It is also a powerful reminder that we should love people, even people who have made poor life choices. Our students are getting to demonstrate that love this semester through our chapel offering.
Mr. Jason Whitehurst
The CollegeBoard Advanced Placement (AP) Program is implementing many new policies and procedures for the 19-20 school year. The substantive change that directly impacts our high school students is that final exam registrations and orders need to be completed in October. Students will independently register for the exams using their CollegeBoard account and the “join codes” they receive from teachers of each course.
The fee for each exam will be Rp. 1,900,000.
Every 10-12th grade student will soon receive a letter to bring home. In the letter they will select the exams they will register for and order. Parents will be required to sign a letter, acknowledging permission to take the exam and committing to the exam fees which will be due second semester.
If you have questions about this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To prepare for the upcoming PVJ performance on October 19, all 6th and 7th grade students will attend a rehearsal on Monday, October 7 from 2:45-3:30 in the MPR. Foreign language and ELD classes for these students are cancelled that day.
I Love to Read Month: October 18 is Storybook Day!
Elementary students – start planning your book character costume, because October 18th is Storybook Day!
On Storybook Day students are invited to dress up like a favorite book character (real or fictional) and we’ll celebrate reading with a special event for the whole elementary!
Parents, you are invited to join us for the festivities at 9:30 here at BAIS. You are invited to dress up as well!
Please check your child’s Friday Folder for an invitation and return the RSVP next week. We are excited for the final event of I Love to Read month!
Athletics & Club News
- Oct. 4 -BAIS JV Boys vs. SMPN 1 Padalarang. Games start around 4:00
- Oct. 5 -BAIS Boys vs. Safe & Free Indonesia (3:00pm) Saturday the IISSAC boys soccer team will host the Safe & Free Indonesia soccer team the BAIS campus for a friendly game and a time of fellowship. The athletes that play for Safe & Free Indonesia are juvenile prisoners whom BAIS has partnered with multiple times in the past. Taking into consideration that the guests are in prison and some are convicted of violent offenses, BAIS requires parent permission from all students involved with the game. All BAIS community members are invited and encouraged to come.
- Oct. 7 -BAIS vs. BIS (4:30) (Games and times are subject to change).
- All parents, BAIS staff, community members are invited to come support your BAIS Eagles!
- Oct. 25-27 -2019 IISSAC Soccer Tournament at BAIS If you are interested or willing to volunteer, please contact Justin Powers (email@example.com) or fill out the IISSAC Volunteer Form.
- Volunteers are needed at the following times:
- Friday, October 25, 2019 – 2:00-6:00pm
- Saturday, October 26, 2019 – 8:00-11:00am, 11:00am-2:00pm, 2:00-6:00pm
- Sunday, October 27, 2019 – 7:00-11:00am, 11:00am-1:00pm
After School Clubs and Activities
- October 17 -BAIS Middle School Basketball Club vs. SHIELD Basketball Academy. Games begin at 4:30. Come support and cheer on our middle school athletes! The seniors will have the grill fired up for delicious hot dogs and hamburgers.
- October 18 &25 are a half days at BAIS. AME Art Club and Intermediate Badminton will meet at 11:30.
Keep your eyes on the BAIS Buzz for updates, changes, and more information!