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From the Elementary Principal’s Desk

Dear Parents and Students,

The end of April is upon us and we are quickly heading into a season of May Merriment were we have an opportunity to celebrate so many of the great accomplishments that have happened over this year. First, I want to take time to share some of the great things that have been accomplished in the area of curriculum this year. This year we have done a comprehensive evaluation of our English Language Arts (LA) program as well as out English Language Development (ELD) program. I want to say a huge thank you to all the parents, teachers, and staff that have filled out surveys and given feedback on ways to help improve these two programs.

In addition to these two programs, we are finalizing the examination of our Math program. I want to say thank you to Peter Kim and his wife, Kate, for helping the Math committee in working through curriculum decisions. We have been able to select new math materials for next year, and we are adding more technology resources to help as well. The committee has talked through ways to adjust our math class offering to provide more options for students, and we have even added a second graduation diploma option for BAIS graduates. Again, I am thankful to all the parents and staff that have helped us strength our programs here at BAIS.

In closing, I want to remind you that next week will continue our MAP testings, our ELD testing, as well as completing our end of the year Writing Assessment. We will also have a chance to celebrate our IISSAC Swim team as they head to Bali to compete on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Throughout the week there will be Spirit Dress up Days as well as a Pep Assembly out at the Pool on Tuesday afternoon. The schedule for the Spirit Days are as follows…

There are so many great things happening on and around out BAIS community, and we thank you for being an active participant in your child’s education.

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


Dear Parents,

Last week the invoices for the 2017-2018 school year were distributed to the youngest child in each family.

REMINDER: In order to qualify for the Early Bird 5% tuition discount, payment must be received by April 28th, 2017. In order to qualify for the 3% tuition discount, payment must be received by June 30th 2017.

Thank you!
BAIS Finance Department

 IISSAC Swim Spirit Week

Tuesday: Monochromatic (One color) Day
Wednesday: Sport Day
Thursday: Wacky Tacky Day

IISSAC Swim Team

Please submit the final payment prior to departing to Bali this Thursday. Contact Ibu Dias for your outstanding balance.

Save The Date

Sports awards will be May 15 in the MPR. MOre information will be provided in the upcoming BAIS Buzz. Be attentive!


Ricky: Accepted to National University of Singapore

Pin Hsu: Accepted to Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Pre-Registration Parent & Student Meeting

Tuesday, May 2nd at 3:35pm in the MPR.

Come to see the class schedule and courses offered during the 2017-2018 school year. Big announcements about graduation requirements.

All 5th – 11th grade students and parents welcome. Most information will be relevant for the current 8th – 11th grades.

Korean translation provided during this time.

The Sound of Music Production

BAIS’s Production of The Sound of Music

April 20, 21, and 22 6-8 PM.
Doors open at 5:30 PM.
(The performance starts promptly at 6 PM.)

Tickets are Rp.100,000 for adults Rp.75,000 for students. (A few seats are available first come first served at the door)

Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Sound of Music. Your hard work, dedication, and creativity have paid off. We are so proud of you all.

– The SOM Directing Team

Admissions Office

Preschool 3 Admission Assessment for 2017-2018 School Year on April 28, 2017
For more information, please contact admissions@baisedu.org

Download this issue as PDF: Issue 29: April, 2017 – English

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