Issue 15: November 17, 2017

From the BAIS Chaplain Desk

Dear BAIS Community,

SEW (Spiritual Emphasis Week) is quickly approaching and we are excited about the opportunity that this week affords our student body to grow closer in their relationship with God and each other. There are four things that we would like to communicate with you regarding this years SEW.


Our closing celebration on Wednesday of SEW will end with a Color Party. This will be an extremely fun time where students will gather on the soccer field and throw non-toxic, food grade color powder into the air and on each other. It will be a lot of fun, but kids will end the day with this event, and it will be messy for all who participate. We will provide trash bags that students can put over them for the ride home. We just want you to be aware so that you are not surprised by their colorful clothes and can make whatever preparations you see fit.


Our closing worship service and celebration service will be on Wednesday at 9:40am, and we would like to extend an invitation for you to join us. This will be a great time to celebrate all that God did during this year’s SEW, and then the color party will follow.


We want to thank all of you who pre-ordered T-Shirts for this year’s SEW. We have ordered a limited quantity of extra shirts for purchase the week of SEW if you did not pre-order. These will be sold on a first come, first serve basis, and when they are gone we will not order any more.


We want to ask that you be praying for this year’s SEW. Pray that God will work in all of our lives and that we will see our entire school community GROW closer to God and one another during this time.

Thank you for your support of this year’s SEW!

Jason Whitehurst

Thank you to all the Grade 5 parents that showed up for our coffee talk last week. It was fun to connect with you and to hear about how your children are doing. I appreciate your ideas and input going forward this year. Grade 1 parents, we will schedule a time to get together In January. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email or stop in and talk with me.

Mrs. Charity Sianturi
Elementary Principal

College Visits

A representative from the International College of Liberal Arts under Yamanashi Gakuin University (Japan) has asked to visit BAIS to give a presentation to parents and students during secondary lunch (12:21-12:57) on Monday, November 27 in Mr. Powers’ room (204).

Here’s a bit more about them: The International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA), Yamanashi Gakuin University, a Japanese university located in Yamanashi prefecture, introduced their English course in 2015 with 50% of the students are international students. Subjects are taught in English; besides that, students also have the chance to learn and explore Japanese cultures via Japanese learning courses. Thus, students are supported to speak Japanese fluently after graduating. (

Clothing Drive for Permata Bali Children’s Home

  • Are you thankful for all that you have?
  • Do you have so much you don’t need it all?
  • Consider donating to Permata Bali Children’s Home!

Most needed:

  • Play clothes and school clothes, children’s and youth’s sizes
  • Shoes, especially black shoes which can be worn to public school.


Both gently used and new (clean, please!) will be accepted.

Please bring items during SEW to the front office.

Teachers will deliver the donations to Permata Bali Children’s Home over Thanksgiving break weekend.

Angel Tree Gifts for Permata Bali Children’s Home is BACK!

Once again we continue the tradition of giving Christmas presents to the children at the orphanage. Many of you will remember the Paeses and their connection with Bali Permata Children’s Home. Even though the Paeses are no longer in Indonesia, we still want to continue to be a blessing as a BAIS community to these orphans. Please check out the wall outside room 202 beginning during the week of SEW, where there will be decorated angels with names and ages. You may choose an angel, representing one of the children/youth or workers at the orphanage. Check in with Ms. Dickman to register your angel, so we know you are getting that gift! Please purchase a gift which costs between 125,000-150,000 IDR and gift-wrap it. Bring the gift to room 201 by Tuesday, December 7th.

If you do not have time to buy and wrap a gift, but you still want to be a blessing, donations may be made to cover the cost of shipping the presents. Please see Ms. D to contribute.

Thank you for participating! God bless you for being a blessing to the children, youths and workers at Permata Bali Children’s home!

Ms. Jana Dickman
Science Teacher

Get ready to celebrate

#nicshighschool! November 20th we want to see your pictures of our high school students and teachers hard at work. Don’t forget to add #nicsschools and #baisedu when sharing photos with BAIS students and staff! Happy Sharing!

Athletics & Club News

IISSAC Basketball

  • Basketball season has started. Your 2017-2018 BAIS Eagles:
    Boys: Devlin, Kevin, DongJun, SungChun, JooIn, Sergio, JunSeon, Paul, Daniel, Rio, GyeongMin, Ezra, and Sandor.
    Girls: Bethany, Crystal, HeeMin, Valerie, Tivara, Kirstie, Eunice, Beltra, Angelia, Emily, Lydia, Karen, and Rachel
  • Thanks to Mr. Thomas, Coach Walker, Ibu Dias, and Miss Hays for coaching our Eagles this coming year.

After School Activities

  • Thanks to everybody that came out and supported the first BAIS Swimming Invitational. The meet was a big success and testament to the gracious, collaborative BAIS community.
  • A special thanks to Pak Henry’s organization and desire to serve the BAIS swimming program.
  • Battle of the Books will leave for a competition at Mountainview Friday, Nov. 17. GOOD LUCK: Daniel, Jonathan, Rachel, Talitha, JaeHa, and Coach Ribbens!

Elementary Clubs/Activities

Young Tigers have a soccer tournament for grades 1-3; Saturday, November 18th. “BUMI PANCASONA TROFEO” last from 2-5pm. Location: Bumi Pancasona Mini Soccer Field in Kota Baru Parahyangan. Participations Fee: 30.000/kid please contact Coach Henri.

Club Highlight of the Week: Lego MINDSTORMS Robotics

  • The purpose of the Robotics Club is to inspire students to learn more coding and programming skills. It promotes critical thinking and problem solving. The club’s members are Darren Lie, Gwyneth Lie, Luana Yo, Ji Hun Shin, Jackson McCulloch, Lucas Lo, Larasati Simanjuntak, Caleb Hrabar, and Jeremy Budijono.
  • Third grader, Laras, likes Robotics Club because, “I can build robots out of LEGO. I like LEGOs.”
  • JiHun, in 7th grade, said, “I like robotics because it is fun. Also I like to build up something, and it is really awesome, and I like that it is electronic. And I like Miss Penn too.”
  • The staff sponsor in Miss Penn. She said, “Reviving the robotics club has been a goal of mine since this time last year, and I am thankful that God has given
    me the opportunity to share His love for creating with my BAIS engineers. Programming and building robots is a fun way to be more like the Master Builder! (Hebrews 3:4)”
  • The Robotics Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:45-3:30pm.

Keep your eyes on the BAIS Buzz for updates, changes, and more information!

Mr. Justin Powers
Athletic Director

The Christmas Concert

December 8, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Dress Rehearsal Schedules:

  • December 5 2017
    • 2:45pm – 4:30pm
  • December 6, 2017
    • Elementary – 3rd and 4th period
    • Middle School – 2nd period
    • High School – 1st period

Attire: A white top and a black bottom

  • Boys: A white top and black pants
  • Girls: A white and black skirt and black stocking (leggings, tights)
  • Shoes: Dark Color

If you have any questions or concerns, please see me during the parent-teacher conference.

Ms. Kim

Download the full issue as PDF: Issue 15: 17 November, 2017 – English

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