From the Director’s Desk
November is one of my favorite months as it contains the American Thanksgiving holiday, a special occasion for my extended family with many traditions that I love. Coming off this IISSAC weekend and transitioning to November has multiplied my thankfulness for the privilege of being part of the BAIS family.
It has been said “Sports don’t build character, they reveal it”. Expanding the meaning to the planning and running of this IISSAC event, I believe the statement to be true in that this event revealed the character of BAIS and the things we are deeply committed to. BAIS received many compliments from the IISSAC community about different aspects of the weekend including:
Hospitality – Guests and teams felt they were loved and cared for. As a school that is committed to the biblical worldview, this is a natural extension of what we do. From our gracious parent volunteers and helpful, outgoing staff, to our student-athletes’ actions and behavior on the field, everyone reflected the biblical mandate of loving God by loving others.
Proper Preparation – Years of planning the soccer facility and months planning for the tournament resulted in a positive experience for both players and spectators despite the rain. One example of this is the soccer field drained water properly and the surface maintained its integrity resulting in a remarkably low number of field related injuries. Of course this is another trait that we value here at BAIS.
Setting a High Standard – Many teams remarked that this was the best IISSAC they have ever been a part of – a sure indicator of excellence. Given the desires and habits of our teachers and staff for academic excellence, the fact that this translated to the IISSAC event is of no surprise. However, excellence is always a moving target so we look forward in all things to evaluating and improving on what was already accomplished.
At BAIS, we strive to do those three things everyday with our community as well. We want each student to be warmly received and loved during their time with us; we want to be prepared for the time we have with students, and we seek to set a high standard for ourselves and for the students to achieve.
Thank you for being part of the BAIS family,
School Portrait Makeup
Dates: Monday, November 7, 2016 & Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Time: During lunch / break
Go to Lab 2 and get your picture taken if you have missed the first round of pictures that were taken at the beginning of the school year.
Battle of the Books
BAIS vs Mountainview Christian School
This Saturday, November 5th at 3 pm in the library.
Please come out and cheer on our BOB team. This is the final event of the season.
I will be doing vision screening tests over the next two weeks for all new students and all elementary students in the even grades, Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th will be tested. I will also test any students in Preschool, 1st, 3rd, 5th, who have a teacher recommendation. This is only a screening using the Snellen chart, but these results can be taken with you to have a follow up done by an Optometrist if deficiencies or questions arise regarding your child’s vision.
Congratulations to Ivanna Widjaya (8th grade) for her winning SEW banner design.
This November, The Network of International Christian Schools (NICS) celebrates #NetworkNovember. It is a way for our school to get to know the other schools in the NICS Network and a way for us to show a little glimpse into BAIS. We want you to participate this year!
On November 18th, our school will be featured in #NetworkNovember. We want you to post a picture on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook about why you love BAIS. Write a caption about what you like about BAIS with these hashtags: #baisedu #nicsschools #networknovember #whyilovebais and tag BAIS with @baisedu and @nicsschools.
Show the BAIS hashtag and social media some love!
Dates all of our Network schools will highlighted:
- 2 Home Office
- 3 Lima, Peru
- 4 Ankara, Turkey
- 7 Nairobi, Kenya
- 8 Nagoya, Japan
- 9 Kunming, China
- 10 Singapore, Singapore
- 11 Pyeongtaek, South Korea
- 14 La Paz, Bolivia
- 15 Uijongbu, South Korea
- 16 NorthStar Academy, USA
- 17 Brasilia, Brazil
- 18 BAIS
- 21 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- 22 Accra, Ghana
- 23 Seoul, South Korea
- 28 Cochabamba, Bolivia
- 29 Mexico City, Mexico
- 30 Caracas, Venezuela
From Math Class
Hello all aspiring Mathematicians! Starting November 11 there will be Math Luncheons offered every day of the week! (bring your own lunch). Students will have the opportunity to master skills, get review for missed days and invest time in Khan Academy. Please see the following schedule.
Monday: “Equation Nation” – Mastering one variable equation’s easy to advanced (Rm 203)
Tuesday: “Khan Men” (and ladies too) – get individualized help with those sticky Khan Academy practices or just get in your time for the week. (Secondary computer lab)
Wednesday: “Homework support group” – your ten step program for Make-up and Review. (Rm 203)
Thursday: “Quizzes, tests and other fun things” – make-ups or study for upcoming assessments. (Rm 203)
Friday: “Your invited!” – but sssshhhh, it’s a secret. Individual meetings with teachers, and no, you’re not always in trouble (location classified, this message will self-destruct in 5 seconds!)
Hope to see you there…and there…and, there!
Sound of Music Rehearsal
November 9, 2016 – 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Scene 3 – Do, Re, Mi
Scene 7: Landler
Von Trapp Children
Captain Von Trapp
NEED VOLUNTEERS: The counseling department needs a few parents willing to be a part of a small advisory group for the counseling department. We are working towards a special certification for our department and this is a requirement for that process. If you are willing, please contact Mrs. Newell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Test Dates:
- SAT Testing: November 5, December 3
- ACT Testing: December 10
BAIS’ After School Activities Program
We are excited to offer some additional after school activity options for students this year. A variety of activities will be offered over three seasons throughout the year. Each season will look different regarding options for students.
Season 2: November 14 – February 24 (registration dates November 7th – November 11th)
Season 3: March 6 – May 19 (registration dates February 27th – March 3rd)
Activity schedules may vary. Please contact activity sponsors directly for more information.
Priority will be given on a first come first served basis to those who register and pay. Please do not give registration forms or fees to the front office. No refunds will be given unless the activity is canceled prior to the start.
Registration for Elementary Students
- Parents can register elementary students after school from 2:45-3:30 at the activities table in the front lobby on Tuesday, Nov. 8th and Thursday, Nov. 10th. Both the registration form and all participant fees must be submitted in order for a student to be registered.
Registration for Middle School/High School Students
- Students can register for activities Monday – Friday during secondary lunch with Ibu Dias or Ms. Vasquez in the athletics office. All forms and fees must be submitted in order to be officially registered.
Participants should review our BAIS Activities Manual. Both participants and sponsors are expected to know and comply with the established policies and expectations stated therewith. Failure to adhere to our policies and expectations could result in dismissal from the activity.
Those interested in sponsoring an after school activity should submit ideas and suggestions to our Athletic Director, Linnette Vasquez, at LinnetteVasquez@baisedu.org for consideration towards our season 3 calendar.
Season 2 – After School Activities
Secondary Basketball Tryouts
Girls’ tryouts: Monday, Nov. 7 – Tuesday, Nov. 8
Boys’ tryouts: Thursday, Nov. 10 – Friday, Nov. 11
Location: Basketball court
Fees: 100,000Rp; not including IISSAC fees
Girls’ sponsor: Ms. Fulwood
Boys’ sponsor: TBD — email@example.com
Activity Purpose: Practice and refine basketball skills through drills, game play, and friendly competitions.
*Selected participants must complete a physical form before the first practice. Only 12 participants for IISSAC.
Brazilian Soccer School (BSS) Club
Sponsor(s): Mr. Sandy, BSS
Grade levels: 1st – 5th & Secondary
Day & Time:
Wednesdays 2:45 – 4:15PM; begins Nov. 16
Location: BAIS soccer field
Activity Purpose: Promote soccer skill development through drills, game play, and friendly competitions.
*Those with interest should register with Ibu Dias or Ms. Vasquez. Season 1 Soccer match is Saturday, Nov. 12th 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Christmas Production Rehearsals
Sponsor: Mrs. Loewen
Grade levels: K – 6th
Day & Time:
Mondays — Nov. 14, 21, 28 // 2:45 – 4:00 PM
Location: Music room
*Rehearsals are mandatory for K – 6
Model United Nations
Sponsor(s): Mr. Julian TravisJulian@baisedu.org
Ms. Dickman JanaDickman@baisedu.org
Grade levels: High School
Day & Time: Mondays & Thursdays 3:40 – 4:40pm
Location: Mr. Travis’ room
Fee: 100,000Rp and conference fees, when needed
Activity Purpose: To develop critical thinking through debate, research, and collaboration; strengthening public speaking and presentation skills while learning about other countries as delegates
*In season BAIS’thletes will not be able to participate in MUN for that sport’s trimester.
Sponsor(s): Ms. Dickman JanaDickman@baisedu.org
Mrs. Nielsen KristenNielsen@baisedu.org
Grade levels: 3rd – 5th & secondary
Day & Time: Fridays, 2:45 – 3:30 PM for 3rd – 5th
Fridays, 3:45 – 4:30 PM for secondary
Location: BAIS Track Fee: 100,000Rp Activity Purpose: How does this activity enable students to reach their full academic, spiritual, social, or physical potential? Running is good for your physical, spiritual, and social health. It develops your cardiovascular fitness, muscle tone and definition, makes you happy to be alive and thankful to God for life and for nature, and helps you to enjoy, support and encourage your running partners. And since we will meet on Fridays (basketball game days), after you run you are encouraged to stay at BAIS and cheer on the basketball team!
Drama Musical Rehearsals
Sponsor: Ms. LaMertha
Grade Level: ALL SCHOOL
Day & Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm
Activity Purpose: To help students prepare for end of year musical production.
*Ongoing until production date, minus Christmas break.
Indonesian Language Club
Sponsor(s): Ms. Yohana
Grade levels: 1st – 5th
Day & Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:45 – 3:30pm
Fee: NONE Activity Purpose: Students will grow in their understanding and use of the Indonesian Language through IEP’s unique Six Phase Program. This is the same program that BAIS partners with during the school day. The first six beginner level and the first six intermediate level students to register will be accepted.
*Classes begin the week of Nov. 14th
Sponsor(s): Mr. Henry Marciano
Grade levels: K – 5th & secondary
Day & Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Mondays & Thursdays – Intermediate/Advanced
Tuesdays & Fridays – Beginners
(Wednesdays are catch up days)
Fee: 500,000Rp Activity Purpose: To improve swimming skills and abilities. *Classes begin the week of Nov. 14th
Registration will occur on a first come first served basis.
Submit your registration form to our Athletic Director Linnette Vasquez, along with pertaining fees and sports physical, if necessary. Students will be registered on a first come first served basis.
Download: Issue 12 – 4 November 2016
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