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     BIA is celebrating 10 Years of

           Global Education!

            
                         BIA is Celebrating 10 Years!

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    BIA is an IB World School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP)
     
     
     
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    For further details about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org
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    Hurrican Maria Devasted Puerto Rico...We want to Help  

    Dear Parents and Guardians;

    Puerto Rico has been devestated by hurricane Maria. Many of our teachers still have families there. BIA is a family community; our teachers' families are our extended families and they need our help. Here's how you can help:

    Friday, September 29

    Dollar Dress Down Day - $2.00 per child (we'll accept more)

    Click on the link to open the flyer with more information:

    Help Puerto Rico

      

    Free Access to Language Software!

    Please click on the link below to gain access to Rosetta Stone and other resources for free. You only have to register with your email address and create a password! Help your children practice with their target languages, learn some of it yourself so you can converse with them....click on the link below to access this resource:
     

    Guidelines for Observing Your Child's Classroom  

    Dear  Parents and Guardians....Please click on the link below to read some guidelines for observing your children in classes at BIA:

    Class Visitor Guidelines

     

     Robotics

    Robotics Club...it's time to sign up! 

    Dear Parents and Guardians....the BIA Robotics Club has invigorated and challenged our students for the last 3 years...students who were on the BIA Robotics Teams were able to win State and Local competitions every year. It is time to apply for your child to be in the program. Please click on the link below to fill out the on-line application:

     BIA Robotics 2017/2018 Application

     

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    Enrollment for 2017-2018 
     
    Our applications for the 2017-2018 school year are available as a Word document online, or as a paper copy from the Main Office. While most of our classes now  have waiting lists, there are still some spots available in Kindergarten and First Grade.
     
    All applicants who are Baltimore City residents must be placed before non-city residents may be considered. If placed, non-city residents must pay tuition fees of approximately $6,000 per year to Baltimore City schools. 
     
    Students entering Kindergarten in 2017-2018 must turn 5 by September 1, 2017. Students who turn 5 between September 2 and October 15 may be eligible to apply for early admission to Kindergarten through Baltimore City Public Schools. Here is a link to more information about the early admission process: http://www.baltimorecityschools.org/Page/24367
     
    Please find a link to the 2017-2018 application form here: 
     
     
     
    If you have any questions about enrollment, please call our Business/Operator's Office at 443-278-9417. 
     
     
    Enrollment for 2018-2019 
     
    Our applications for the 2018-2019 school year are now available as a Word document online, or as a paper copy from the Main Office. As a full language immersion program, our entry points for new students are Kindergarten and First Grade only. Students are admitted through a lottery. 
     
    The application deadline to be considered for the lottery is 3pm on Friday, February 2, 2018. The lottery will be held at 4pm on Friday, February 9, 2018. All age-eligible city residents who apply by the application deadline will be entered in the lottery. 
     
    All applicants who are Baltimore City residents must be placed before non-city residents may be considered. If placed, non-city residents must pay tuition fees of approximately $6,000 per year to Baltimore City schools. 
     
    Students entering Kindergarten in 2018-2019 must turn 5 by September 1, 2018. Students who turn 5 between September 2 and October 15 may be eligible to apply for early admission to Kindergarten through Baltimore City Public Schools. Here is a link to more information about the early admission process: http://www.baltimorecityschools.org/Page/24367
     
    Please find a link to the 2018-2019 application form here: 
     
     
     
    If you have any questions about enrollment, please call our Business/Operator's Office at 443-278-9417. 
      

Announcements

  • Introducing our 2017-2018 Exchange Teachers & Interns


    We would like to introduce this year’s guest teachers and interns to our school community. We are very happy to be able to host a total of five exchange teachers and interns this school year. They provide invaluable cultural and linguistic support to our immersion programs at all grade levels. You can learn a little bit more about them below. Please be sure to say hello when you see them at school!

     

    Spanish Immersion
    From Barcelona, Spain we have our intern Julen Alvarez Juan, who just earned his Primary Education Teacher Degree in June 2017. Julen has experience with students ages 6-12 and has a strong background in science, math and music. Here are a few words from Julen:
    “Hello everyone! I’m Julen and I come from Barcelona, Spain. I finished my studies and I am a Primary Education Teacher after 4 years at the University Ramon Llull in Barcelona. I will be working in the Spanish Immersion Program with all different classes this upcoming school year. I will try to show the students the Spanish language and culture as best I can. I’m very glad to be a part of this team and a part of this exciting Immersion Program. I hope I can help the students to make progress in Spanish!”

     

    Julen Alvarez Juan from Spain

     

     

    Chinese Immersion
    From China, we have two volunteer teachers through the Hanban/Confucius Institute, Jingmei (“Jenny”) Yang, and Wenting Zhu.

    Jenny is returning to us for a second year and comes from Guangxi Province. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and is certified to teach Chinese by the government of China. Previously, she worked as a Volunteer Chinese Teacher in Thailand for three years.
    From Jenny: “I am so glad to work at BIA. It is my pleasure to be here. BIA is a big family, my colleagues are very enthusiastic and helpful, and the students are very lovely. I enjoy teaching Chinese language and culture to students. I hope I can help my students to make progress in Chinese. My wish for the school year is to have a great time working, studying and sharing our cultures.”

     

    Jingmei Yang from China  

     

    Wenting Zhu comes from Chengdu in the Sichuan Province of China. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Education. She has worked as an English teacher in the primary school associated with Southwest Jiaotong University for twenty years. She is also certified to teach Chinese by the government of China.

    From Wenting: “I’m very happy to be here as a volunteer Chinese teacher in the BIA family. I think Chinese is different for most American students, but in a good way. In order to make learning fun, I will give students a lot of speaking practice using a variety of communicative activities. I hope my students will like me and feel comfortable around me. I’m sure it’s going to be a fun and enriching year, both for myself and the students!”

     

    Wenting Zhu from China


    Arabic Immersion
    We are very excited to introduce Howida Hassan, our first ever exchange teacher for Arabic Immersion and also our first staff member from Egypt! Howida comes to us through a grant from the Teachers for Critical Languages Program (TCLP). She has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and has been teaching in Egypt for 20 years. She is a Senior Teacher at the El-Kafrawy Official Language School in New Damietta. At BIA, Howida will be working with all levels of Arabic Immersion and also building partnerships in the community.

    From Howida: “Hi Everyone, I'm Howida Hassan. I'm a TCLP teacher from Egypt and I'm going to teach Arabic Language Arts. I'm going also to do some outreach activities to teach people in the community about Egypt and the Arabic culture. I'm very excited to work at BIA and I'm looking forward to meeting you all!”

     

    Howida Hassan from Egypt  

     

    French Immersion
    Our intern for French Immersion is Tony Briget. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and American Literature & Civilization and is currently working on his Master’s Degree. Tony plans to become an English teacher in France. Below is an introduction from Tony himself:

    "Hi! My name is Tony and I was born and raised near Paris. I just completed my first year of Master in Education and Teaching, and have passed an exam to become an English teacher for the French National Education system.

    I love playing the guitar and singing, and it will be my pleasure to share my knowledge of French pop music with the students. I will also encourage them to remain as open-minded and curious as possible throughout the year.

    I am sure it is going to be a wonderful experience!"

    Tony Briget from France

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