Issue 16: December 6, 2019


From BAIS Secondary Principal

In the United States, the Thanksgiving holiday was on November 28. Many within our community enjoyed celebrating with families and friends focusing on what we are thankful for during this special season. For the last few weeks in the staff room, teachers and staff have been adding to a “Wall of Gratitude” specifically noting how blessed we are. I am privileged to share our list with the community now. As the first semester comes to a close in two weeks, we all have a lot to be thankful for.

Now – we’re already in December being thankful and celebrating the birth of our Savior. Of course, there it will be very busy these last two weeks of school with celebrations, special events, and first semester final exams for secondary students. As we enter the Christmas season, please be mindful there are many events and be encouraged to contact your student’s teachers if you have any questions related to schedules. This list is just to emphasize a few activities coming up:

  • Friday, December 13 – Christmas Bazaar
  • Friday, December 13 – Christmas Concert “From Creation to Christ”
  • Tuesday, December 17 – Last day of extended day (9th period) classes
  • Wednesday, December 18 – Secondary Bible Exams (1:00-2:45)
  • Thursday and Friday, December 19-20 – Half-days and secondary final exams

In addition to these events we have celebrations, class parties, Face-the-Facts, and other things happening so please utilize the PACE Room Mom WhatsApp groups to keep everything in order. Thank you for partnering with us! Let’s be thankful and anticipatory as we conclude first semester well!

Mr. Thomas, MS. Ed.
Secondary Principal


Finance News

We want to take this opportunity to remind you that the second semester payment is due on or before Friday, January 10, 2020. Additionally, the payment options that BAIS allows here in Indonesia are as follows:

For Indonesian Rupiah cash payments, please pay directly to the BAIS Finance Office during office hours. BAIS accepts cash payments between 7:45 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. For bank transfers, please pay directly to the BAIS bank account with full detailed information regarding the student’s name and grade in the information section of the bank form. The bank account information is the following:

Bank Name: PT Bank Permata
Bank Address: Jalan Merdeka No. 66, Bandung
Account Name: Yayasan Bandung Alliance Intercultural S
Account #: 809-01-8415
Swift Code: BBBAIDJA

Please note that BAIS does not accept Giros, Checks, or ATM transfers as a payment method. If you have any questions, please contact the Finance team at finance@baisedu.org. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Christmas Concert

The Christmas Concert, “From Creation to Christ” will be December 13 at 5:30 pm after the PACE Christmas Bazaar! Doors will open at 5:00 PM. All elementary students, grades 6, 7, and HS Ensemble need to be in the music room at 5:00 PM.

There will be a mandatory rehearsal for the concert after school on Tuesday, December 10 from 2:45 PM – 4:30 PM for all elementary students, grade 6 and 7 students and the High School Ensemble. Clubs will be canceled with the exception of basketball which will begin at 4:30 PM.

Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, December 10 – After school rehearsal. Please pick up your child at 4:30 curbside.
  • Friday, December 13 – PACE Christmas Bazaar! 2:45-5:00
  • Friday, December 13 – Christmas concert, “From Creation to Christ”, 5:30 pm. All elementary students, grades 6, 7, and HS Ensemble need to be in the music room at 5:00.

Dress code

Boys: Dark pants, a plain, nice t-shirt or a collared shirt in Christmas colors which can include crimson red, forest green, gold, white or black. Please wear dark shoes with dark socks or dress sandals. Please do not wear flip flops.

Girls: Dark pants or skirt, a plain, nice t-shirt or a collared shirt in Christmas colors which can include crimson red, forest green, gold, white or black. Please wear dark shoes or dark dress sandals. Please do not wear flip flops. Girls are also permitted to wear modest dresses or skirts as long as they follow the formal dress code in the parent-student handbook. NOTE: Girls, please DO NOT wear a skirt or dress if you are playing a djembe. This would include girls in grade 6 and some in grade 7.

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!”

If there are any questions, please contact Mrs. Loewen (melanieloewen@basiedu.org).




Drama Practice Announcement

Wednesday, December 11th in the MPR from 4:15 to 6:15 pm
Scenes: 8-10
Performers: All
Crew: All

Saturday practice on December 14th from 2 pm – 5 pm
All cast and crew are required to be at this rehearsal. We will be running all of Act 1. See you there!


Why We Do What We Do

Why does Elementary have a Face the Facts Competition?

The preliminary rounds for Face the Facts will soon be completed! Twice a year we host this competition as a fun way to encourage students to learn their math facts. Students who are fluent in their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division have a significantly easier time in math in the when they enter middle school. Additionally, the format of the competition is a way for students to practice “under pressure” with poise and composure. Quick recall in those areas are an important foundation for all future math work. Keep studying those math facts!


Elementary Face the Facts!

Each year elementary students in grades 1-5 have an opportunity to participate in our two bi-annual ‘Face the Facts’ competitions! Students compete to answer math facts fastest and most accurately. Lower Elementary facts: addition and subtraction to 20s (10s) Upper Elementary facts: multiplication and division to 144 (12s) The finals will be on Thursday, Dec. 19th at 10:35am in the MPR. Parents are invited to watch and to compete in the teacher/parent round! We will send home permission slips in a few weeks, but students, you can start practicing now!

Questions? ClarissaRibbens@baisedu.org


Battle of the Books

For Sale: Dried Mangoes and Pineapple!

The Battle of the Books team is selling dried fruit again this year! They are a great snack for yourself or as a gift for friends/family. As a bonus, buying this fruit also supports the SunRei outreach in Malang! Check out these delicious options!

  • 50gr bags of dried Sunburst mangoes (sweet/sour) for Rp.20.000 per bag
  • 50gr bags of dried Tropical Paradise mangoes (honey mango) for Rp.20.000 per bag
  • 80gr bags of dried pineapples for Rp.25.000 per bag

Dried fruit will be sold in the lobby near the senior store during break time by the BOB team. Want a LOT of fruit!? Of course, you do, it’s delicious! If you would like to make a bulk order, please email kellywongkar@baisedu.org with the list of what you want and it will be prepared for you.

~ Ms. Ribbens & Mrs. Wongkar


MS and HS Semester 1 Final Exam Schedule

Angel Tree

It’s that time again! Angel Tree for Permata Bali Children’s Home! BAIS has a longstanding relationship with this ministry– for many years Mr. and Mrs. Paese facilitated our gift- giving and even though they’ve left BAIS, we have continued to share our blessings with the children, youth, and workers at Bali Permata every year at Christmas.

Will you consider participating in Angel Tree this year? You have a few ways to help:

  1. Purchase and wrap a gift for a child/youth in the home, or a worker
  2. Donate money to help cover the cost of shipping

If you decide to purchase and wrap a gift, you’ll be given the person’s name and gender, age and their desired gift (nearly all have asked for shoes or clothes). You’ll buy a gift for around 100,000 – 150,000 and gift-wrap it, preferably with a Christmas greeting as well and bring it to room 201 by Tuesday the 17th of December.

We are hoping to ship the gifts to Bali in time for Christmas, so please be prompt!

We’ve gone digital this year– if you want to help simply fill out the form here: forms.gle/J1zYE8gF8LpYGtVx9 and we will follow up with you!

Thanks,
Ms. D


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