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BAIS Buzz, February 17th, 2023

ACSI Day of Prayer at BAIS

BAIS will be participating in the ACSI Day of Prayer on Tuesday, February 28.  As a school we know so much of the work we accomplish everyday with our students is fueled by prayer and we are grateful to take this day and direct ourselves toward God in prayer along with other ASCI schools around the world. Here is how we will celebrate this Day of Prayer at BAIS:

  • Day of Prayer Kick-off: We would like to invite all students and parents to join us for a time of corporate prayer before school starts at 7:10 AM in our outdoor pavilion.
  • Prayer Prompts: Throughout the day both elementary and secondary classes will pause  and respond to “prayer prompts”.

The BAIS Prayer Corner: On February 28th we will also be opening the BAIS Prayer Corner, a designated place for staff, parents and students to pray. The Prayer Corner will not be limited to the Day of Prayer, it will be open and accessible after February 28th anytime the BAIS campus is open.  The BAIS prayer corner will be located inside the pool building to the left of the entrance. We plan to transform this area on our campus into an inviting place to pray

In this Issue

Important Dates

Feb 22

Elementary Storybook Day

Feb 23

Pep Rally

Feb 24-26

IISSAC Basketball in Salatiga

March 2

Battle of the Books

March 9

Spelling Bee

March 11


Week Without Walls

Donation Needed!!!

Dear Community,

Our Week Without Walls (WWW) group leaders are looking for various items to take/used to during their service project. Here are the list of needs:

Rumah Ruth

  • Any baby items; new or in good condition (i.e. clothing, blankets, diapers)


Go Green

  • Large reusable cloth bags (like the McDonald’s bags).
  • Reusable gloves (could be gardening gloves or thick rubber gloves).


Play, Learn, and Grow Together

  • Bags of individually wrapped candy
  • School supplies – new or gently used
  • School bags – new or gently used
  • Pencil cases – new or gently used
  • Sports equipment – balls (soccer, volleyball, basketballs), badminton rackets, birdies


If you have questions about donating for WWW projects please contact Hani Ramappa. Email at hani@baisedu.org or WA +62 812 1448 1338

Thank you for your generosity,

Hani Ramappa

On behalf of WWW Committee

Hiring Update

Dear BAIS Family,

I am thrilled to share with you the wonderful news that God has continued to bless our school. Last semester, we had the pleasure of interviewing Norris Ham, an outstanding candidate for the position of principal. However, at that time, Norris and his family felt called to stay in Egypt and work with refugees. However, during our first week back at school, while our staff was having a worship session, I felt a strong urge to pray for Norris Ham. Later that day, I wrote him an email to let him know I was praying for him. Little did I know that at that very moment, Norris and his family had received news that their plans to stay and work in Egypt had fallen through. Over the next few weeks, they prayed about it and ultimately decided to join our BAIS family for the coming school year! Please join me in praying for Norris and his family as they transition out of Egypt and prepare to join us.

We are also excited to announce a few changes in our staff roles. Richie Morris will now serve as the Assistant Elementary Principal and Grade 5 Teacher. Beth LaMertha will be taking on the role of Professional Learning Coordinator, Teacher Coach, and ELA Teacher; while Alithia Davis will serve as the Student Learning Support Coordinator; and Nicole Lindley will be teaching ELD and ELA.

Additionally, we are delighted to welcome Jason Beavers and his family to our school community. Jason will be teaching History and Social Studies. We are still in the process of searching for excellent teachers for our Grade 3 and 4 classes, so please join us in prayer that God will continue to be faithful in leading us to the right teachers who share our mission of transforming hearts and minds in our community.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers.

Humbly Yours,

Travis Julian


OPEN HOUSE - Come join the fun!

Storybook Day Update

Dear BAIS Family,

As we are planning the upcoming storybook day next week, we noticed that one of the spirit week themes is Character Wednesday. With that in mind, we will move Storybook Day to Wednesday, February 22 instead of Thursday, February 23, to avoid having to dress up as characters twice within a week. 

Please let me know if you have questions about I Love to Read or Storybook Day.

Marketing Dept. Update

Dear Community,

Last year The Marketing team did a campaign to raise our Social Media followers from 900 followers to 1000 followers. Because of your support, we were able to accomplish it in a week! Our followers are increasing daily, now we have more than 1.6K followers. Let’s raise it up to 2K followers this year. 

Please share @baisedu social media posts with your friends and family all over the world and ask them to follow us!

BAIS Spelling Bee Competition

Volunteers Needed! 

Hi Parents,

Spelling Bee is coming up soon in March!  We need a few people to help with the event.      

Lower Elementary (7:30 – 8:30) – Time keeper, Recorder (Native), 2-3 Judges (Native), Pronouncer (Native)

Upper Elementary (8:15 – 9:45) – Time keeper, Recorder (Native), 2-3 Judges (Native), Pronouncer (Native)

If you are interested in helping, please contact Hani Ramappa. Email at hani@baisedu.org or WA +62 812 1448 1338

From the Guidance Counselor

University Campus Tours

Check out this opportunity for your student to see a number of university campuses in Canada, the United Kingdom, or the United States with T&S Campus Tour Company.


Summer Programs

Here is a list of other summer programs I have heard about – Summer Programs. Most are opportunities to live on a university campus and participate in focused courses of interest. Others can be online.

Deadlines are coming up fast for most of these opportunities, so if you are interested, you need to move quickly.