BSGE Presents… Past to Present: Unscripted 15 Year Anniversary Celebration

The BSGE PTA, in coordination with the future Alumni Association, invites you to join us in celebrating the past 15 years of BSGE’s existence with parents, faculty & staff (past and present), and alumni– with dinner, drinks, DJ, and dancing! Looking forward to seeing you all there! #BSGEUnscripted

BSGE Unscripted

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Seeking Nominations for the BSGE PTA Executive Board and SLT!

We are very pleased to announce that as of the April 10th PTA meeting, nominations are open for all PTA Executive Board position for the 2018/2019 school year and for two parent positions on the SLT for two-year terms.
Parent-Teacher Association Executive Board
  • President or Co-Presidents (Mandatory Position)
  • Vice President, or 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Vice President
  • Recording Secretary or Co-Recording Secretaries (Mandatory Position)
  • Treasurer or Co-Treasurers (Mandatory Position)
School Leadership Team
  • Two SLT parent positions for a two-year term.
Descriptions of the duties for each office can be found here.
All parents with children at BSGE are eligible to run for the PTA Executive Board or SLT, unless they are employees of the school.   If you would like to run for any of these positions, nominate a candidate, or have any questions, please contact the Nominating Committee at BSGEPTA@gmail.comThe nominations process closes at the end of the May 8th PTA meeting. We will accept nominations from the floor during the June 5th PTA/SLT election meeting just prior to the elections for any positions that remain unfilled as of the close of the May 8th PTA meeting.
Our PTA and SLT election meeting will take place at the PTA meeting on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 6:30 pm at BSGE. We encourage all parents to attend this important meeting and consider running for office! And of course, we want our parents and teachers to turn out and vote!!!
Many thanks!

 

The BSGE PTA Nominating Committee
Nancy Northrop
Cecilia Cheng
Karen Chu

PTA Meeting – March 13th 6:30pm

PTA Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
6:30 p.m.
  • Welcome!
  • General Business
    • General Introduction
    • Approval of Minutes
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • SLT Update and Open Discussion
    • Fundraising Committee Update
  • Updates and Announcements
    • Please complete the School Survey (Green Survey)!
    • Important Upcoming Dates:
      • Art Show: Wednesday, March 21
      • Parent Teacher Conference: Thursday, March 22nd evening and Friday, March 23rd afternoon
      • Spring Break: Friday, March 30th through Friday, April 6th – No School
      • SLT Meeting: Tuesday, April 10th, 4:00 pm
      • PTA Meeting: Tuesday, April 10th, 6:30 pm
  • Parent Coordinator Update
  • PTA Platform
  • Advocating for a Gym/Auditorium and/or a New Building
    • We want to get YOUR input on the future of BSGE, from the possibility of getting a gym/auditorium or even a new school building.
    • Creating a LARGE committee to help us advocate with the DOE – We need YOU!
  • Social Media Threats: Discussion of Communication with Parents and Good Social Media Practices
  • Committee Work, including formation of Committee to Reach Out to Other IB Schools
Please let us know of any topics you wish to discuss at a PTA meeting by emailing BSGEPTA@gmail.com!

PTA Meeting 2/13: Shameek Robinson from the College Board

Please don’t forget!  Shameek Robinson from the College Board (makers of the SATs and SAT subject tests) will be attending our PTA meeting to discuss the best strategies to help our kids prepare for the SATs and SAT subject tests.  He will go over all the free resources available through the College Board and Khan Academy to help our kids improve their scores on these important tests.  These free resources include test prep tailored to each child as well as their question of the day.  IT IS NEVER TOO EARLY TO START!  He will also discuss College Board’s college planning and scholarship search functions.

He is a wonderful, engaging speaker.  His advice will be invaluable and will be targeted for students of all ages.  So we hope to see BSGE parents from ALL grades attend.

We hope to see everyone tonight!

Best —
Nancy and Trevor
PTA Co-Presidents

January PTA Meeting: Elevate Education Workshop

Thank you to all those who attended the workshop from Elevate Education at our PTA meeting last night. Elevate Education is aimed at improving the time management skills (and note taking strategies) of our students and how we, as parents, can reinforce these study skills at home.  For more information, please check out their website.  Our thanks to the school for arranging this wonderful workshop!

Mix and Mingle to the jingle bell beat with BSGE teachers

LAST CALL FOR WINTERFEST. Enjoy Friday night with cocktails and organic fare with your BSGE teachers, staff and other parents at Restaurant No. 5 NYC, 35-43 37th St. from 5-8pm tonight, Dec 1st. It’s not too late to buy your tickets on line at https://www.generosity.com/fundraisers/bsge-winterfest

Guests should arrive at the 36th Avenue entrance. If you’ve already purchased a ticket, we will have your name at the door. Note: Door price is $40 per adult. (BSGE teachers and staff are complimentary.) See you then!

Please support BSGE clubs and IB program on this National Day of Giving

Dear BSGE Community,

Tuesday, November 28th is National Day of Giving, more commonly referred to as #GivingTuesday. In honor of this day the BSGE PTA would like you to help spread the word on our Generosity.com fundraising campaign. Please reach out to your friends and family, and especially BSGE alumni you may know and encourage them to donate to support BSGE. If you supervise an after school activity, sports or club, please ask your students to participate to help support the activity they are involved in. The campaign can be accessed via either of these links.

https://www.generosity.com/fundraisers/help-support-bsge-clubs-and-ib-program-2017-18/

here’s a link that we ask that you share on your social media with family and friends. https://igg.me/at/8xL2VK-GmuY

Thank you,

The BSGE PTA

Earn $$$ for BSGE on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

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Hope our BSGE families had a nice Thanksgiving!

While Holidays are still a long way off, we know many of you will be shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday – and some of you are so organized that you are already starting your holiday shopping!

Don’t forget that shopping through Amazon Smile is the same as shopping through the regular Amazon site, but if you designate the Baccalaureate School for Global Education PTA as your charity, the BSGE PTA will get a small donation.

Click here for ways you can earn money for BSGE while you shop:

https://bsgeweb.wordpress.com/pta/ways-to-earn-for-bsge/

Parent – Teacher Conferences Nov 16th & 17th, 2017

Parent – Teacher conferences are on:

Thursday 11/16/20175PM – 8PM
Friday 11/17/201712PM – 2:30PM
(Your child will be dismissed from school on Friday at 11:09 AM).
Your child will bring home his/her progress report on 11/15/17.
Grades on the progress report are an indication of how your child is doing in the class thus far and are not final grades for the semester or year.
If you have concerns or questions about the class, the assignments, your child’s progress or behavior, you should contact the teacher any time.

 

PTA Meeting Speaker: IB Coordinator Jamie Meisler

A quick reminder that IB Coordinator Jamie Meisler has graciously agreed to attend our November 14th PTA meeting to discuss many aspects of the IB program and NYS Regents exams — from course requirements to the timeline for the various exams. This workshop is helpful for parents with students in all grades and is one of our most popular because she does such a great job explaining expectations for all our kids! She is also happy to answer questions.

We will also be discussing some of the exciting new initiatives from our Fundraising Committee, including Winterfest!!! More details coming soon!

See everyone tonight at 6:30!

Nancy and Trevor
BSGE PTA Co-Presidents