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Issue 11: October 21, 2022

Hello BAIS Community,

I trust that last week was a good time of rest and relaxation with your family. Today I want to talk about testing with you. To be honest, as a student this was something that I truly dreaded, I was great at projects and papers, but to reproduce my knowledge and understanding in a multiple choice fashion was my nightmare. That is why I cannot encourage you and your student to take advantage of the opportunities to take the PSATs. What are the PSATs? Good question!

The PSAT – Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test – There are a total of three PSAT that BAIS makes available to students in 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. The PSAT 8/9 for the 8th and 9th graders. The PSAT 10 for the 10th graders and the PSAT/NMSQT for the 11th graders. By providing the PSAT tests, students will gain valuable knowledge that will help them when they take the actual SAT as juniors and seniors. For example, they will know what the SAT testing environment is like, how to fill out the Scantron answer sheet, and how to answer each subject section in the time allotted. Additionally, they will be able to better understand the instructions from the test proctor and see how they are meeting benchmarks for their grade level.

On Tuesday the 11th graders will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT. The school provides a test for each student in 11th grade and is designed for  in the first semester of their 11th grade year. We want all 11th and 12th graders to be ready and comfortable with the SAT when it comes time for them to take the university entrance tests.

If you or your 8th, 9th, or 10th grader is interested in take the PSAT this school year, keep your eyes open to announcements in November about how to order a test. The PSAT for those grades will be at the end of February, but the order will be sent out in December. 

If you have any questions about the PSAT or want to know about them, I recommend checking out their website that has more information. If you have any more questions, please feel free to to email me at melissahall@baisedu.org

Thank you for your investment in your student’s education!

BAIS Guidance Counselor

In this Issue

Important Dates


ACT Test


NMSQT/PSAT Test (11th Grade)


Pep Rally


IISSAC Soccer (Wesley Malang)

Build To Give Club

The Build to Give club is helping organize the Angel Gift 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. This year, our club Build To Give will take care of this event.

There are 27 children/youth and 13 staff/workers for whom we’d like to buy Christmas presents! Can you help?

If you are willing to support this endeavor, please fill out this form. Once you have filled out the form, we will contact you with the details.

Please sign up by November 12th, 2022 using the link provided above. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Squiers (matthewsquiers@baisedu.org), Sherin Chong  (sherinchong@baisedu.org), or Melissa Budijono (melissabudijono@baisedu.org).

Guidance Counselor Dept Update

AP Exam Invoices

Starting next week, AP exam invoices will be email out to student and family baisedu accounts.

Registration fees are 750.000Rp per exam and are due by November 10, 2022.

Update from STEM


“Escape the Brain” is co-written and co-illustrated by Clarine Tantowi and Jinny Park under Mr. Davis, Mrs. Davis, and Mr. Squiers’ guidance. It is created  to inspire kids who are interested in how the brain works as they follow Maya and Freya – the two main characters of the book – explore the different parts of the brain and its functions.

To read the ebook you can click https://sites.google.com/view/escape-the-brain/home 

IISSAC Soccer Spirit Week

BAIS Cafeteria

Hello Parents,

Recently we have noticed many of our students have been bringing home the lunch boxes and utensils from the school hot lunch. Many of our containers and utensils have gone missing. If your child does not finish their lunch, they are welcome to bring a container from home to bring the leftover food home with them. We would like to keep the lunch boxes and utensils on campus.

Please can you look at home to see if any of these items have gone home with your student and return it to the front office? 

Thank you!

The BAIS Times

The BAIS Times has uploaded their first episode of Spice Times. Enjoy! 

Fine Art Department Info

Drama Rehearsal Info

Date: Wednesday, October 26th

Act 2 Scene 4 & 5 

  • Amy
  • Jo
  • Meg
  • Beth
  • Laurie
  • John
  • Marmee
  • Mr. Laurence 
  • Piano Movers