From the Elementary Principal’s Desk
Dear Parents and Students,
This week I had the privilege of accompanying our graduating seniors on their class trip to Belitung. We had a great time enjoying the ocean, playing board games, and spending time together. I was blessed to be a part of their time processing and saying goodbye to BAIS and to Indonesia as a whole. After graduation this Friday, many of them will board a plane to the US, Australia, Abu Dhabi, England, Korea and Taiwan. The reality for many of them is this will be their last time with this group of friends and most likely their last time in this beautiful country.
Walking through goodbyes with the seniors has helped me with my own goodbyes. By now, most of you know that at the end of this school year, my family and I will be leaving BAIS. After much prayer and seeking direction, we will be heading to China, where I will be the elementary principal for an international school there, so this is my last BAIS Buzz. I wanted to take this time to say thank you to all the parents and students of this wonderful community. Thank you for everyone that graciously came to the PACE goodbye tea last week or who contributed to the wonderfully going away gift. It has been a blessing to be a part of this community for the last 16 years. When I first came to Indonesia in 2002, this was a very different country, and I was a very different person. While it hasn’t always been easy, I have grown and changed a great deal while watching the school, the city, and even this country grow and change. I know that along the way I have made many mistakes both as a teacher and an administrator. I thank you though for coming alongside me, encouraging me, counseling me, and supporting me as I have partnered with you and your families. I will miss this community dearly, but I look forward to taking the lessons that I have learned here and using them to bless another school and community. Thank you BAIS parents, teachers, and students. I look forward to hearing all the wonderful things that God has in store for you in the coming years.
Mrs. Charity Ed.S
Finance Department News
We want to thank you for a great school year. As we are all planning for the long holiday, we want to take this opportunity to remind you that the school will be closed for two weeks in June beginning on June 7 and will reopen on June 20. After that time the school office will be open to assist you. Please remember that your school tuition is due by Monday, August 19. 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 2:30 p.m. over the holiday. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank you in advance for your cooperation. Have a wonderful holiday!
This week I will distribute the annual health record update form to all students, along with a note to parents whose students need updated immunizations for the next school year.
I will need the annual health record and updated proof they have been vaccinated before the first day of school, Monday, August 19, 2019 or they will not be able to attend school on August 20. You may e-mail questions to email@example.com or come to the BAIS Clinic.
For proof, please get a receipt and/or note from the doctor including the vaccination name, dosage, and date.
PROTECT YOURSELF – PROTECT OTHERS – GET IMMUNIZED!
Elementary Face the Facts
Parents are invited to watch the ‘Face the Facts’ math competition finals on May 28th at 10:30 in the MPR!
- UE finalists are: Darrel, Devon, Jayden, Jeremy, Erica, Gwen, Yoyo, Lucas
- LE finalists are: Aliza, Kenan, Naryeon, Sean, Elijah, Aubrey
Come to encourage our elementary mathematicians and enjoy the teacher round! It’s always funny!
WWDWWD- Why We Do What We Do – Elementary School Supply
Every year the elementary provides ready-made supply packets for all the elementary classes. This service is designed to help parents be ready for the first day of school without having to run around to multiple locations to purchase supplies. In the past, we have had made it mandatory for all elementary parents to buy the packets. This year we are giving parents the choice to order a BAIS supply packet or to purchase the supplies on their own. Please look for a letter with more information in this week’s Friday folders. This form needs to be returned to teachers no later than Tuesday, May 28th.
Charity Sianturi, Ed.S
Elementary Field Day
I hope you are ready elementary kids and parents to finish the school year with some fun! On Wednesday, May 29th we will have a Field Day for many of the elementary classes to play and enjoy. We would love for the parents and family to come join in the fun too! For the day to go smoothly and to be safe please remember:
- Start in the MPR at 7:45am
- Wear tennis shoes
- Bring your water bottle
- Wear sunscreen
- Bring your positive attitudes
- Finish in the MPR from 9:05-9:30
Ms. Harvey and the 2nd Grade