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From the Elementary Principal’s Desk

Dear parents,

Today you will be receiving an email survey regarding our Language Arts program at BAIS. This survey is part of our curriculum review cycle. This year we are beginning a three year review of our Language Arts classes i.e. reading, writing, speaking, and listening. This first year is called the evaluation year. This is where we gather information on our strengths and areas of needed improvement within that subject. Next year is the examination year. We look at all the data and come up with an action plan on how to improve the program. This could involve purchasing new textbooks and resources. It could mean changing class schedules or offering different classes. It may even involve new training for the teachers. The third and final year of the review is the implementation year. This is the year we begin using the new resources, and we implement the new decisions that were put in place over the last two research years. Our ultimate goal is to continue to strengthen and improve our overall program at BAIS. The BAIS curriculum review cycle allows for ever subject to be reviewed within a 6 year rotation.

Now as we begin the review our Language Arts program, please take time to fill out the BAIS English Curriculum survey and give us feedback on the strengths and areas of needed improvement for this program.

Thank you so much for your help with this process.

Charity (LaMertha) Sianturi, Ed.S
Elementary Principal / Curriculum Coordinator

Oh Yarn It!

We are so excited to be starting our knitting and crochet club! We are looking for anybody that might have some thick/chunky yarn they might want to donate or, if you have a textile business that uses thicker yarn, perhaps we might be able to purchase some yarn from you.

Please contact Melanie Loewen or Melissa Hall if you might be able to help us out in this way.

Thank you!

College Admissions Update

Congratulations Matt Hrabar! Accepted to:

International Day Bazaar

Dear parents,

For International Day Bazaar, we’ll do a parade. PS -G5 teachers will take all the kids to the sports court. One of the parents and team will perform a short traditional Indonesia dance, and will take the kids to go on parade with them. Please help the kids at home to make a small flag according to your nationality (a simple one, you can print at home, using a chopstick for the handle) and bring it to school for the parade.

Let’s have fun learning about art, culture and music. All parents and students: please wear traditional clothes and for Indo parents: please wear kebaya

See you all and let’s have fun together on March 3!


Business Office

Reenrollment Reminder

Please complete the reenrollment form and return it with the appropriate fees to the BAIS office on or before Friday, March 3, 2017. The reenrollment form can be collected in the school office and on the school website. Your child’s reenrollment for the 2017-2018 school year is secure when this form and the accompanying payment have been received. Payment can be made by bank transfer or cash to the finance office.

Please note after March 3, 2017 your child’s seat in class is no longer secure. Some classes are close to their student limit, so please reenroll promptly to ensure your student’s seat. The 7,000,000 IDR non-refundable reenrollment deposit will be applied towards the student’s fall 2016 tuition. After March 3, 2017, only 5,500,000 IDR of the 7,000,000 IDR deposit will be applied towards the student’s fall 2017 tuition.

We appreciate your support! If you have any questions, please stop by the office at any time.


Sound of Music Announcement

March 1, 2017: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Scenes 4-6: Rolf, Von Trapp Children, Maria, Captain, Frau Schmidt, Max and Elementary Ensemble

Please note that the elementary students in the Goatherd Ensemble will be practicing on March 1 from 4-6. Elementary students in the ensemble need to be in the music room at 4 PM.

Thank you.

Athletics News

Senior Night Player of the Game February 17, 2017:

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 3: March 6 – May 19 (registration dates February 27th – March 3rd)
Activity schedules may vary. Please contact activity sponsors directly for more information.

Registration Process

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 in the front lobby beginning Tuesday, February 28th until Thursday, March 2nd. 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 Tuesday – Thursday during secondary lunch with Ibu Dias in the athletics office. All forms and fees must be submitted in order to be officially registered.

Participants should review our BAIS Activities Manual 2016-17. 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 to our Athletic Director at LinnetteVasquez@baisedu.org for consideration towards next year’s activities calendar.

Season 3 – After School Activities

BAIS Soccer Club


Grade levels: Middle & High School

Meet date: Tuesdays 3:45 – 5 PM

Location: Soccer field

Fees: 100,000Rp

Activity Purpose: to promote soccer skill development through drills, conditioning, and friendly competitions.
*Those with interest should register directly with the sponsors.

Brazilian Soccer School (BSS) Club

Sponsor(s): Mr. Sandy, BSS – sandy.maulana@braziliansoccerschools.co.id

Grade levels: 1st – 5th & Secondary

Day & Time: Wednesdays 2:45 – 4:15PM; begins March 8th

Location: BAIS soccer field

Fee: 500,000

Activity Purpose: Promote soccer skill development through drills, game play, and friendly competitions.
*Those with interest should register with Ibu Dias

IISSAC Cross Country 2017


Grade levels: 12 year old and up

Day & Time: Tuesdays & Fridays at 3:45 PM

Location: Meets at the oval

Fee: 100,000Rp + potential uniform + IISSAC fees

Activity Purpose: To develop endurance in anticipation of the races in Salatiga.
*In-season BAIS’thletes will not be able to participate in other after school activities.

Model United Nations

Sponsor(s): Mr. Julian TravisJulian@baisedu.org

Grade levels: High School

Day & Time: Mondays & Thursdays 3:40 – 4:40pm

Location: Mr. Travis’ room

Fee: 100,000Rp and conference fees, as needed

Conference Dates: March 2nd – 3rd in Bandung

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 during that sport’s season.

Indonesian Language Club

Sponsor(s): Ms. Yohana

Contact: Yohana@baisedu.org

Grade levels: 1st – 5th

Day & Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:45 – 3:30pm


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 March 8th.


Head Coach: Mr. Henry Marciano – henry@baisedu.org

Elementary: Tuesday, February 28th & Thursday, March 2nd

Secondary: Monday & Tuesday, March 6th & 7th

Fee: 100,000Rp + IISSAC fees

Activity Purpose: To improve swimming skills and endurance in preparation for IISSAC competitions in BALI.

“Oh, Yarn it!” Club


Grade levels: 4th grade +

Day & Time: Thursdays 3:35 in Music Room

Fee: 250,000Rp

Activity Purpose: To teach the younger generation the art of knitting and crocheting.

*Registration will occur on a first come first served basis.

Submit your registration form to our activities office, along with pertaining fees and sports physical, if necessary. Students will be registered on a first come first served basis.

Download the PDF file below for the activities registration form.

Download this issue as PDF: Issue 23: 24 February, 2017 – English

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