From the Elementary Principal’s Desk
Dear Parents and students,
During this time of year, life begins to get very busy at BAIS. As a staff, we have named this season Awesome April and May Merriment. This is due to all the events, celebrations, and activities that are a culmination of a year of hard work and effort. Some of the activities that you can expect to see will focus on academic achievement. They include our upcoming MAP testing, AP tests, and Secondary final exams. Each of these tests will give the school and the students’ valuable feedback on what the students have learned this year in their studies. Some of the activities in these next two months will focus on celebrating student success. These events include Elementary and Secondary Awards Ceremonies, Kindergarten and High graduation, as well as the 8th-grade Banquet and Senior Banquet. A third focus of Awesome April and May Merriment are activities or events that showcase our students’ talent and hard work in various areas throughout the year. Shortly our school yearbook will be submitted for publication. The yearbook not only documents the major activities of our school year but it also showcases the numerous talents of our yearbook staff in the area of photography, graphic design, and journalism. Later this month, our sports teams will showcase their hard work and talent as they compete in the April 26th-28th our IISSAC Badminton, Cross-Country, and Swim tournaments. Even this weekend, we are able to see the amazing singing and acting talent among our elementary through secondary students as they performed Broadway’s Aladdin Jr. These are just a few of the events you can expect to happen over the next few weeks. Because of the busy season, we are entering, I encourage you to keep reading the weekly BAIS Buzz announcements, check out the school calendar on the website, or even sign-up for the BAIS Whatsapp so that you don’t miss any of the important events that are coming our way.
Charity (LaMertha) Sianturi, Ed.S
Elementary Face the Facts!
Students, start practicing! The Face the Facts finals will be on Tuesday, May 28. Prelims will be the previous week.
Lower Elementary – addition and subtraction to 20s
Upper Elementary – multiplication and division to 144 (12s)
We will send home participation permission slips in mid-May, but start practicing now! Questions? ClarissaRibbens@baisedu.org
MAP TESTING SCHEDULE
Parents and students should remember to:
- Get at least 8 hours of sleep the night before testing.
- Eat a full and healthy breakfast.
- Be on time to school so that testing can be completed within the scheduled time.
- Be excited to show what you have learned over the course of the school year.
Download the MAP Testing Schedule as a PDF or view it on the web.
From the Cast and Crew of Disney’s Aladdin Jr.
National Exams for Indonesian Students
|12||National Exam||April 1, 2, 4 & 8||Math, Bahasa Indonesia, English, IPA/IPS Option Subject||7:30AM – 9:30AM||BAIS Computer Lab|
|Make Up||April 15 – 16|
|9||National Exam||April 22 – 25||Math, Bahasa Indonesia, English, Science||7:30AM – 9:30AM||BAIS Computer Lab|
|Make Up||April 29-30|
|6||Final Exams||April 22-24||Bahasa Indonesia, Math, Science||8.00AM – 10.00AM||CBCS|
|Make Up||April 26, 29, 30|
Please contact Ibu Gledya at gledyamelisa@baisedu for more detailed information.
Athletics & Club News
The third season IISSAC tournament will be held April 26-28.
The IISSAC swim tournament will take place in Surabaya at SIS.
The cross country and badminton tournament will be hosted by Wesley in Malang.
Each team will leave Thursday, April 25 around 7am. All IISSAC down payments are due TODAY, April 12 and the final payment is due Thursday, April 18.
Transfers can be made to the following account:
CIMB NIAGA Branch : Kota Baru
Acct Name: Yayasan Sekolah Persekutuan Bandung International
Acct # : 800-133-798-100
Note : Student’s name and purpose (Ex. Karl Nielsen’s 1st IISSAC Swim Payment)
*Once the transfer is made, please email the athletic department a copy or photo of the receipt/confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org
After School Clubs and Activities
Thank you Ibu Hani and Mr. Whitehurst for organizing and hosting the BAIS XC Challenge this past Saturday!
Thanks to the 33 runners and 12 volunteers that came out to make the race a success!
Photos from the race can be found by clicking on the link.
During IISSAC Swimming season, the pool is reserved for IISSAC swimmers on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday starting at 3:30 PM until the pool closes. BAIS community members are welcomed to use the pool facilities on Wednesday and Friday or every day from 2:45-3:30.
Season three of the after school activities and clubs ends May 3!
Keep your eyes on the BAIS Buzz for updates, changes, and more information!
Click on the BAIS Athletic Department’s Facebook PepSquad page for pictures and announcements about IISSAC and after school clubs/activities.
WWDWWD – Why Do We Do What We Do?
Why does BAIS complete MAP testing?
MAP stands for Measures of Academic Progress and BAIS administers these exams early in first semester and at the end of second semester. The three testing areas are Reading, Language Usage, and Mathematics. There are myriad reasons why BAIS partners with The Northwest Evaluation ssociation (NWEA) on these exams. The following list identifies a few of those reasons.
- Every student is able to identify their level of achievement at the beginning of the school year, compare scores from the end of the year, and see their growth. From their first semester results, students set achievement goals that drive their learning for the year.
- Teachers participate in two MAP Data Days to analyze individual student results and the collective results of the class to identify areas of celebration and areas of growth. They make decisions and modify curriculum leading to improved instruction in areas of growth.
- The school analyzes the data in order to identify potential topics for whole-school professional development.
Elementary testing dates are April 22, 24, and 25 and Secondary testing dates are April 15, 16, and 30. Thank you for ensuring your students are well-rested and well-fed for MAP testing this season!