Issue 05: September 09, 2022

From BAIS School Counselor

Hello BAIS community!

At BAIS, we take child safety seriously.  One of our core beliefs is that every child deserves to be safe and successful at school.  We would like to share some of the ways in which we are working towards higher levels of safety and accountability in this area!

  1. Safety Drills – We hold safety drills every year for emergencies such as fire, earthquakes, dangerous people/substances on campus, etc.  In elementary, the students get the opportunity to practice the procedures of this drill during counselor time prior to the drill taking place. This week and next week the elementary students are learning about fire and earthquake safety procedures!
  2. This year, BAIS has formed a Child Safety Team consisting of teachers, admin, and the counselor.  The role of this team will be to evaluate the child safety procedures at BAIS as well as respond to any safety concerns.
  3. The secondary students viewed a video from Ms. Martin regarding the dangers of bullying and how to respond. In the video, bullying was also defined and the seriousness of it was explained. One of the things that students were challenged with was to not turn bullying into a joke as it is something that we all need to take very seriously.
  4. We have created a “Student Safety Concern” report that is available to BAIS students, staff, parents, and community members.  This form is available to fill out if any person has a concern about a BAIS student.  You can find this form here, and it will soon be available on the BAIS website.
  5. Later this year, all of our staff will go through CPR/First Aid training to ensure that we all know how to respond to medical emergencies. Our goal is to be able to do this every two years. We are also looking into purchasing an AED/Defibrillator for our campus and a choking kit for our lunch area. If you would like to know more about how you can help support BAIS in these endeavors to increase student safety through the Heritage Fund, please contact Mr. Julian (travisjulian@baisedu.org).

 

We are grateful to you, BAIS parents, for entrusting us with the education of your children, and we aim to make this campus and all interactions here safe and enjoyable.  If you have any questions regarding child safety procedures at BAIS, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mr. Julian (interim head of school) or Ms. Martin (counselor).

Ms. Hayley Martin
BAIS School Counselor

Important Dates in September

 10

ACT Test

 12-23

MAP Test

16

Half Day/ Writing Assessment Grading

23

Half Day/Staff Retreat

Build to Give Club

Our Build to Give club is hosting an Elementary in-person event on September 16th, 2022 (half-day). Check out the poster for more information and fill out the permission slips that will be handed out in the Friday Folder.

Keep Up with BAIS Update

BAIS Community, 

One of the goals of the marketing team this year is to increase the number of followers we have in our social media. We are proud of showcasing our students’ achievements through our social media channels; we want to celebrate your child(ren) accomplishments. Please share with us stories, pictures, or events that involve our students’ success to Hani Ramappa at hani@baisedu.org.

 So, if you haven’t already, please follow us on  Instagram (@baisedu) and Facebook to see what our students and communities are doing, and tell your friends and family about us!

Moving forward together,
Hani Irmawati Ramappa

Drama Announcement

Wednesday, September 14 Drama Practice

  • All cast and crew members need to attend this practice to take their cast photo. Please wear a black tee-shirt with no writing on it. Please line up outside Ms. Hall’s room at 4 PM. 
  • We will also practice Act 1 Scene 5. Jo, Meg, Amy, Beth, and Laurie need to be at practice. 

Saturday, September 17 is a full Act 1 practice.

If you are in any scene in Act 1 you are required to be at this practice. Practice is from 1 PM to 4 PM in the MPR. Elementary cast members should be finished around 2:30 and will be free to go home then.

Battle of the Books 22-23!

 

BOB will officially begin practices at the beginning of quarter two. In the meantime, any interested students are encouraged to start reading! 

Questions can be directed to ClarissaRibbens@baisedu.org 

  1. Bamboo People Perkins, Malati
  2. Lincoln’s Grave Robbers Sheinkin, Steve
  3. Esperanza Rising Ryan, Pam Munoz
  4. Mary, Bloody Mary  Meyer, Carolyn
  5. 100 Cupboards  Wilson, N. D. 
  6. Dragonsong  McCaffrey, Anne
  7.  Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie  Sonnenblick, Jordan
  8. Dr. Jekyl & Mr. Hyde   Stevenson, Robert Louis
  9. Howl’s Moving Castle  Diana Wynne Jones
  10. Blood BrothersElias Chacour

MAP Testing

BAIS uses the data from the MAP tests to determine the areas of celebration, areas of growth, and the placement of classes for next school year for each student. We want to ensure the student is placed in the right level to ensure optimal learning.

Students will need to bring the following items to school with them:

  • Device fully charged and charging cable. PLEASE NOTE – the chromebooks in the library will NOT be available for students to use.
  • If your student is in ELD/SpEd they will need to bring corded headphones (not bluetooth)

Please ensure that your child has a good night of sleep and a healthy breakfast before coming to school. Your student also should have received a Google Form from me that walks them through on how to set up their devices for MAP testing. Please ensure that they follow the instructions on the Google Form and assist them if needed.

Here’s the schedule and the location:

Date

Time

Grade

Test

Proctor / Facilitator

Location

Tuesday

Sep 13

8:30AM to 10:05AM

6

Math

Mrs. Loewen

Library

7

Math

Ms. Harsono

201

8

Math

Mr. Squiers

208

9

Math

Ms. Hall

217

10

Math

Pak John

211

11

Math

Mr. Davis

203

12

Math

Mr. Loewen

206

Quiet Room

Math

Mrs. Davis

212A

Online

Math

Tuesday

Sep 13

1:20PM to 3:00PM

6

Language Usage

Mrs. Loewen

Library

7

Language Usage

Ms. Harsono

201

8

Language Usage

Mr. Squiers

208

9

Language Usage

Ms. Hall

217

10

Language Usage

Pak John

211

11

Language Usage

Mr. Davis

203

12

Language Usage

Mr. Loewen

206

Quiet Room

Language Usage

Mrs. Davis

212A

Online

Language Usage

Thursday

Sep 15

8:30AM to 10:05AM

6

Reading

Mrs. Loewen

Library

7

Reading

Ms. Harsono

201

8

Reading

Mrs. Squiers

208

9

Reading

Ms. Hall

217

10

Reading

Pak John

211

11

Reading

Ms. Maria

203

12

Reading

Mr. Loewen

206

Quiet Room

Reading

Mrs. Davis

212A

Online

Reading