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!

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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

Curriculum Night

Thursday, September 28, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 pm
(Doors open at 5:30 pm)

Curriculum night is intended to give BSGE parents an opportunity to come to the school and meet their child’s teachers.

This evening is intended just for parents.
 
Teachers will present brief overviews of classes, including course descriptions, homework, class expectations, any major projects, and year-end tests (Regents and IB exams).

While there may be time for general questions, this event is NOT designed to answer questions about individual students.

Thank you all for coming to the PTA meeting last night!

Thank you all for coming to the PTA meeting last night! We had a fantastic turnout of upwards of 60 people.

Thank you to all who took up the call to volunteer and we will be reaching out to you soon to check in on your interests and skills.

Please reach out to parents that you are friends with to join the BSGE PTA Facebook Group and attend the PTA meetings.

And again, I encourage you to donate to the PTA soon, so we can get to the work of fully supporting the school initiatives we are behind as a community.

Please reach out in our Facebook group or personally by email.
Yours,
Trevor, co-president

PTA Meeting Guest Speaker: Peter Wilson and CAS Night

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at tonight’s CAS night! Peter Wilson will give a brief overview of the Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS) program, a requirement of all IB diploma candidates. But more importantly, tonight affords a wonderful opportunity to see the actual projects completed by our seniors and discuss their individual CAS experiences. 10th and 11th grade students and their families are required to attend. We think this is a great program for all our parents.

(We will also be forming our Nominating Committee for our June 6th PTA/SLT election.)

See everyone tonight at 6:30!

Best,
Nancy and Cecilia
BSGE PTA Co-Presidents

New PTA Generosity.com Campaign to Support Teachers!

The BSGE PTA is launching a new Generosity.com campaign, this one focused on our teachers!  The PTA has always supported the work of our teachers, and now we are giving you the opportunity to do so directly!  Obviously we will fund our afterschool program, but we also hope to help expand teacher training, including IB training, professional development, and training focused on the social emotional needs of our students to create classrooms more conducive to learning.  We are hoping to encourage more teachers to use Engrade to improve the connection between teachers and parents by expanding teacher access to computers.  And we also want to ensure that teachers have the supplies they need in the classroom.

Our suggested annual donation is $500, which is actually less than other comparable NYC public high schools – and please consider that BSGE provides our students with an education equivalent to that of a private school.   If you are fortunate and can give more, please do.  If $500 is difficult, please send us a smaller donation.  We are grateful for all donations.

Please join our effort (and please ask your friends and family!) by donating through this link:

https://www.generosity.com/education-fundraising/help-us-pay-for-teacher-resources-and-training

or share this short link on Twitter or Facebook: http://bit.ly/2ldjnEo

We know that many of you have appreciated the ease of donating through Generosity.com.  The last campaign raised over $12,000!

As always:  The BSGE PTA is a 501(c)3 charity, so 1) all donations are tax deductible, and 2) many companies will match charitable donations from their employees, so PLEASE check with the human resources department at your company.  Matching is an easy way to double the impact of your contribution.  Many thanks to all the parents who have already done so!!!!