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Issue 16: November 24th, 2022

From the Director

The earthquake on Monday and the chaos that has ensued has been a terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to the parents who have lost children, the children who have lost siblings or parents, those who have lost friends. Entire livelihoods, homes, and years of savings were destroyed in a moment – I cannot even fathom what that would be like. It’s weird, because we experienced the earthquake, but none of it’s devastating impact, so it is easy to forget. But the images and news reports have forced me to reflect on what our response should be in the face of such suffering. 

Two verses have stood out in my mind during my time of reflection – they will know you by your love (John 13:35) and the call to do justice, love mercy, and to walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8). How can we as a BAIS community exemplify those traits? How can we view the vast resources we have been blessed with as God’s resources to be used to bless others and not just for ourselves? These are hard questions that I wrestle with as I try to lead a school in a way that instills in our children a sense of empathy and compassion for those who are hurting and in need. 

At the beginning of the year, I came across this question: would your greater community notice if your school closed down? This is a question that I have returned to often in the last few months as I have been wrestling with BAIS’ role in our larger community. Would anyone notice? Or would they just kind of shrug their shoulders and comment on the oddity that the school had to close? My hope is that BAIS is more than just a school, but a community where hope, care, innovation, and love can emanate from. A community that is known for its love of others, commitment to justice and mercy, and its faithfulness to God. 

So for me, the opportunity to support those suffering in Cianjur is an opportunity to take a step out into the larger communities that surround us and bless others because we have been blessed. In order to accomplish this, we will be partnering with the Department of Education in Cianjur who have requested aid to help with the many children and schools affected there. Schools, like BAIS, are central members of communities, so by aiding these institutions we are also able to reach out to those in need. They have requested the following types of aid to help with many of the children who were affected by this tragedy: 

  • Tarps (Tarpaulin) for shelters and tents
  • Eggs
  • Rice
  • Noodles
  • Milk for children

We ask that if you would like to send supplies that you drop it off anytime today, tomorrow, over the weekend (it can be left with the SATPAMs), or during Monday morning drop off. The aid will be delivered on Monday morning leaving BAIS around 8:30 am.

As with any disaster, there are many avenues to partner with local organizations. If you would like to give immediate aid, then please check your baisedu.family email for more details of several other ways to give and support those affected. 


Travis Julian

In this Issue

Important Dates



USA Thanksgiving – NO SCHOOL



SAT Test


Christmas Concert




Final Exams/ Half Day


Second Quarter Ends

From BAIS Finance Dept

Dear Parents,


Please complete this reenrollment form and return it with appropriate fees to the BAIS office on or before Friday, January 27, 2024. Your child’s reenrollment for the 2023-2024 school year is secure when this form and the accompanying payment are received. Payment can be made by bank transfer or cash to the finance office.  


Please note after January 27, 2023, your child’s seat in class is no longer guaranteed. The 10,000,000 IDR non-refundable reenrollment deposit will be applied towards the student’s fall 2023 tuition. After January 27, 2023, 7,000,000 IDR of the 10,000,000 IDR deposit will be applied towards the student’s fall 2023 tuition.


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 school requires that all payments be received in full into the school’s bank account before the first day of school.  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 finance@baisedu.org. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.


We appreciate your support! If you have any questions, please email finance@baisedu.org or stop by the office at any time.


Business Manager


Christmas Concert

Hi BAIS families, I want to give you a friendly reminder about the dress rehearsal that we are going to have on 9 December 2022. Students are not required to wear their dress or outfit that they are going to wear at the concert, since this dress rehearsal (gladi resik) is just for students to practice going on and off the stage, blocking the formations, and running through all of the performances from Pre-K up to HS Ensemble.


Here is the schedule for the dress rehearsal:

  1. Lower Elementary: P2 (9:35 – 10:20 AM) 
  2. Upper Elementary: P3 (10:20 – 11:05 AM)
  3. Middle School and HS Ensemble: P4 (11:10 – 11:55 AM)


Here is the dress code for the Christmas concert:

  1. Red/green/white button up shirt, polo shirt, blouse or dress (NO T-SHIRT).
  2. Dark pants or skirt (NO JEANS) *skirt or dress length needs to come to the top of the knee or below the knee.
  3. Dark shoes.
  4. Christmas accessories (reindeer hair band, elf hat, etc). *This is optional– Pre-K students do not have to wear any Christmas accessories, since I will provide them.
  5. Students are not required to wear masks during the performance, but if any of the parents want their kids to still wear masks, please let me know.


Please let me know if you have any other questions about the Christmas concert.

Poinsettia Fundraiser

Thank you so much for supporting the Christmas concert this year through ordering some poinsettias.

I also want to give a reminder if you have not paid using the QR code or to the finance office, we will be waiting for the payment to be completed by Monday, 28 November 2022 since we still have 44 unpaid poinsettias.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you once again.

Best regards,


From the Guidance Counselor

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