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PTA News

11th October 2019

Upcoming events

International Week: As part of international week, parents from over 30 countries will provide national dishes every day for students to try during lunchtime. The international food court is an annual tradition and looked forward to by students, teachers and staff.  Students will still have their regular lunch in addition to sampling food from the food court, however the lunch menu will also reflect dishes from all around the world.

Halloween: The PTA is organising a Halloween Party for Primary and Early Years students and their parents, which will take place on the 31st October at 5-6pm in the Dining Room. Come dressed in your favourite costume!

Tickets can be purchase in the Atrium from 9th October onwards during the hours of 8:20-9:10 and 15:20-16:10 or you can book online using the following link:

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/bisbpta/305913    

security code: BISBpta19

The entry cost is 750 HUF/child, the parents are admitted free with children. Please keep in mind that parents are required to attend with their child to supervise. BISB and PTA will not be responsible for unsupervised children. 

Exciting things to look forward to:

PUMPKIN-DECORATING CONTEST: Carve or otherwise decorate a pumpkin at home, then bring it to the party to take part in our contest. Parents may help students with their pumpkins. If possible, bring an electric tea light to place in your pumpkin to give it a special glow! All partygoers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite pumpkins, and the winners will receive prizes. 

GAMES: Halloween-themed games and activities will be spread throughout the party area, so be sure to visit them all!

TRICK-OR-TREAT: Parent volunteers will be giving out candy at the end of the party.

HAUNTED HALLWAY: Some of our parent volunteers are planning a special spooky corridor for our bravest partygoers! Parents, please encourage your students to respect the rules of the Haunted Hallway to keep it safe and fun for everyone!

Please don’t forget to check the latest PTA information on our community PTA bulletin board in the BIStro and follow our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/BISB.PTA/   where you can find lots of news and useful information.

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4th October 2019

It was a packed agenda at this weeks’ MOM meeting held on Wednesday 2nd October 2019. The main focus of the meeting was to discuss the upcoming ISI inspection with the school Principal, Richard Dyer. ISI is a UK government approved independent inspectorate for independent schools, on behalf of the Department for Education.​ It is also an approved independent inspectorate of British Schools Overseas (BSO). BISB has engaged ISI to conduct a BSO compliance and Educational Quality Inspection. Once completed, the inspection report will be published in full to parents. The school has decided to bring in the inspectors to help it find their blind spots and provide some guidance on where the school can make improvements. The first part took place in September and the second part will take place 12th-15th November 2019. As a part of the inspection process, parents should have already received an email with a link to the inspectorate's confidential parent questionnaire. The questionnaire will close at 6pm on 7th October and the school hopes to have a very high response rate.

If you did not receive the email please contact the school on office@bisb.hu and ask for the link.

In addition to the inspection, the PTA gave an update on all of the events being hosted in the first term.

International Week: Various planning meetings held including the school staff. Thirty three countries will present national dishes. The kitchen will also reflect the tastes of the different countries in the soup and main courses they will offer during the week.

Halloween: Plans are complete and tickets sales will start soon. Bake sales will also be announced. Many parents and Secondary students have volunteered but we still need more in some areas such as ticket sales, bake sales, decoration, and games coordination. Secondary student volunteers will participate during the party supported by adult volunteers.

Christmas Fair: Christmas Fair progress is being made with a plan similar to last year’s activities. We are looking for more sponsors and vendors. So, if you have friends or family in companies, large or small, who can provide products or services we can put into our prize draws we would very much welcome that. A volunteer briefing day has been arranged for early November.

Book Fair: We are facing challenges on delivery as our shipping company have gone bankrupt. We are investigating new alternatives.

Secondary School event: PTA is working with the school and senior students to facilitate an event specifically for Secondary students. This will be designed and led by the students and supported by the PTA. 

Teachers Appreciation Day: Saturday is TAD. PTA has arranged doughnuts for the teachers’ coffee break on Friday to thank our enthusiastic teachers.

Please don’t forget to check the latest PTA information on our community PTA bulletin board in the BIStro and follow our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/BISB.PTA/   where you can find lots of news and useful information.

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27th September

Upcoming Events

PTA Monthly Open Meeting (MOM) – 2nd October 2019 at 9am.

Please join us for our October MOM next week where Mr Richard Dyer will share some important information about the upcoming inspection by the Independent School Inspectorates. As part of the inspection, a parent questionnaire will be sent out to all BISB families. For more information please do attend.  We will also provide updates on some of the events coming up in Term 1 such as International Week, Halloween and the Christmas Fair.

Cooking Club – 3rd October 2019 – Greek, Turkish and Egyptian Food.

We will taste some delicious Greek, Turkish and Egyptian recipes. If you would like to join, there is a sign-up sheet on the PTA bulletin board in the BIStro or you can contact Monica at Monicacortada@hotmail.es

Please don’t forget to check the latest PTA information on our community PTA bulletin board in the BIStro and follow our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/BISB.PTA/   where you can find lots of news and useful information.

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20th September

Thank you to everyone who came to the Welcome Event last Friday! We had 180 people attend and it was wonderful to see so many familiar and new faces in our PTA community.

Parents and teachers had a chance to relax and connect while enjoying a selection of wine from Champion Wine, owned by a fellow PTA parent Szilard.  We were also treated to live music from Mr Taylor on the piano and an impromptu performance by parent Carina Lindkvist and our Performing Arts Graduate Assistant Loretta D’Silva.

Thank you to the staff, teachers and parent volunteers who made this evening a success.  We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Upcoming Events

International Week, Halloween, the Book Fair and Christmas Fair are some of the big events that are planned for Term 1.  Details for these events will be coming out in the next few weeks.

Please don’t forget to check the latest PTA information on our community PTA bulletin board in the BIStro and follow our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/BISB.PTA/   where you can find lots of news and useful information.

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13th September

It has been a busy week for the PTA. We have kicked off the planning for International Week, Halloween, the Book Fair and even the Christmas Fair. The project leaders will be updating everyone in the next few weeks and asking for parent volunteers. 

Meanwhile, we hope to see many of you at our welcome event this evening. Please, don’t forget to bring your security badges and remember this is an adult only event i.e. no students. 

Please, don’t forget to check the latest PTA information on our community PTA bulletin board in the Bistro and follow our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/BISB.PTA/   where you can find lots of news and useful information. 

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6th September

Thank you to all the parents who attended our first Monthly Open Meeting (MOM) of the school year. We had a fantastic attendance and it was wonderful to see so many new faces among the parents.

Our Principal, Richard Dyer, provided updates on the many changes happening around school, including the construction work (which will hopefully be wrapped up in the October timeframe), improvements to school facilities like the flooring in the Primary building and updated science labs, new staffing and of course the amazing new playground along with the London bus.

He also discussed the BISB vision, which is Empowering Students in a Sustainable School and shared the actions being taken by the school to help achieve this. As PTA Chair, Mohsen shared the PTA Role and Mission and how this supports the BISB vision of empowering our children. 

PTA 1

In line with the PTA objective to equip parents to support our children when they face challenges like exam stress, peer pressure etc., the PTA will initiate a number of workshops with Anka Máté, the school’s clinical and educational psychologist. Anka joined today’s meeting and shared some of the topics to be discussed at future MOM’s. More details will be provided as the workshops are finalised.

The PTA also discussed some of the events we will be hosting during the year, who will be leading them and shared information on the various PTA clubs and how to join them. The main events for the first term are International week, the Book Fair and the Christmas Fair. You will hear more details in the upcoming weeks as planning for these events begins.

We are always looking for parents to help with these events and if you have not had a chance to sign up as a general volunteer or for specific events, please feel free to contact the PTA members listed below.  This list will also be available on the bulletin board in the BIStro.

 

PTA 2

 

We also wanted to thank Monica, Elke and all of the parents that helped in putting together the used uniform sale last week. We will be having more sales at various points during the year.

Upcoming Events

We hope you can join us on Friday 13th September from 6.00-9.00pm for the welcome event for parents, teachers and staff.  An email inviting you to let us know of your attendance was sent out earlier this week and if you can complete that for us, it will be very helpful for our planning.

Please don’t forget to check the latest PTA information on our community PTA bulletin board in the BIStro and follow our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/BISB.PTA/   where you can find lots of news and useful information. 

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30th August 

The first full week of the school year is over and we hope everyone is settling in well!  

It promises to be another fun year and the PTA is looking forward to sharing information about our upcoming events at the next Monthly Open Meeting (MOM) on September 4th at 9.00am in the dining room.  Many clubs are already preparing their first meetings and this is a great opportunity to learn about them and join them if you have not done so already. Parents will also have a chance to meet the PTA team, ask any questions and of course get to meet other families.  

On Friday 13th September from 6.00pm - 9.00pm the PTA will be hosting a welcome event for all parents, teachers and school staff. Please bring your significant other and enjoy an evening getting to know the BISB community. Refreshments and light snacks will be served and there will be no fee.  

Finally please don’t forget to check the latest PTA information on our community PTA bulletin board in the BIStro and follow our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/BISB.PTA/   where you can find lots of news and useful information. 

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23rd August 

Welcome (back) to school

We would like to invite you to come to our first MOM (monthly open meeting) on Wednesday 4th September from 9.00am -10.00am in the school dining room. We will tell you all about the PTA clubs, future events and how we hope to inspire you at future MOMs.

Also please mark your calendar for our welcome event for all parents, teachers and school staff. This will take place on Friday 13th September from 6.00am-9.00pm. Signups will be sent out shortly.

Finally, don’t forget to follow our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/BISB.PTA/
where you can find a lot of news and useful information.

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14th June 

On 5th June, we held the last Monthly Open Meeting (MOM) of the school year. In this meeting, we officially welcomed the new PTA officers on-board and thanked the existing PTA team for their commitment and hard work throughout the year. As core committee officers, Niamh, Raffaella and Elif were instrumental in ensuring the success of our many events during the last academic year.

PTA Ladies

Bidding Farewell to our current PTA Officers: Niamh, Raefella and Elif.

With only 8 school days left before the end of the current academic year, the new team has already started planning events for the 2019-2020 school year. Through our various events and meetings, the PTA will continue to build a healthy community spirit and contribute to the success of BISB in providing a broad education for our children. Going forward we will plan even more inclusive activities to deliver on the needs of all members of our community with a special focus on our children.

We hope to see you at next year’s events, the first of which will be our first Monthly Open Meeting tentatively scheduled for 4th September and our Welcome Social being held for all parents during the evening of 13th September.

Have a wonderful summer break!

Parent Activities

Don’t forget to check out the latest PTA news on our PTA community bulletin board in the BISB Café which is open to all parents during drop off and pick up times daily.

To learn more about all of our PTA events and activities, please contact us directly at pta@bisb.hu. All parents are encouraged to join our BISB PTA Facebook page for ongoing news, information-sharing and updates at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BISB.PTA/. The PTA is committed to the well-being and education of our BISB children, and to enriching the school experience for all in the BISB community, including parents, teachers and students. We organise a variety of social, fund-raising and other events that embrace our international setting, build bridges within our community, and help to create a mutually supportive environment.

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As you are all very much aware, this week saw us hold the Forum with the SLT (Senior Leadership Team). This took the form of a presentation under the headlines of British International Education and Assessment, with time included for questions during and at the end of the presentation. Over the past few months we have been collecting questions and topics from parents, and then working with the SLT to focus a discussion under these key headings. We endeavoured to use this opportunity to create a better understanding of the school policies, as well as the topics that are unclear for some parents. There will be future open meetings with more coverage of the topics. Over 90 people attended the meeting, showing an outstanding engagement on the parent side and a good indicator for future open meetings!  Many thanks to Richard, Chris and Ben for making themselves available together for this April MOM.

Don’t forget you still have the chance to put yourself forward for one of the PTA Committee positions for the next school year! The open positions are those of the four officers of the PTA core committee: Chair; Vice Chair; Treasurer and Secretary. If you are interested, please fill in the nomination form. The completed form must then be sent via email to pta@bisb.hu" target="_blank">pta@bisb.hu, or you can hand it in to school Reception before 10th April.

For those of you that have your Gala Dinner tickets on Saturday – enjoy!

Please remember to let us know about the kind of feedback you wish to receive at our open meetings. We welcome all feedback and ideas. Please use our dedicated PTA email address for any suggestions. pta@bisb.hu">pta@bisb.hu

 

Parent Activities

 

 

  • Book Club: Please join the “BISB Book Club” page on Facebook

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to check out the latest PTA news on our PTA community bulletin board in the BISB Café which is open to all parents during drop off and pick up times daily.

 

To learn more about all of our PTA events and activities, please contact us directly at pta@bisb.hu">pta@bisb.hu. All parents are encouraged to join our BISB PTA Facebook page for ongoing news, information-sharing and updates at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BISB.PTA/. The PTA is committed to the well-being and education of our BISB children, and to enriching the school experience for all in the BISB community, including parents, teachers and students. We organise a variety of social, fund-raising and other events that embrace our international setting, build bridges within our community, and help to create a mutually supportive environment.

 

Last week to purchase Charity Gala tickets!

Final call for Virgin Pulse Global Challenge BISB Team!

Don’t forget to collect your tickets to our upcoming Charity Gala this week! Remember, tickets will be available only until the 23rd March, so pick them up as soon as you can in the Atrium during drop-off and pick-up. Our headliner this year will be the internationally popular Hungarian entertainment phenomenon Just Showband! Join us at the Charity Gala Planning Meeting to learn more!

19th – 23rd March

·         Monday19th March Deadline to Sign Up for BISB’s Virgin Pulse Team.  If you have not yet let us know if you would like to join BISB’s Team for the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge, please do so by 19th March. For more information visit the Virgin Pulse website at https://globalchallenge.virginpulse.com/! If interested, let us know at pta@bisb.hu.

·         Tuesday 20th March Memento Park Tour with Anna Juhasz. This tour has been cancelled, but will be rescheduled soon. Please contact Anna for further details. Tours are generally 10am-4pm. Contact Anna at info@annasights.com. Details for upcoming tours posted on the Community Board and Facebook page.

.        Thursday 22nd March “Vac Tour” with Edina Bartucz. Don’t miss this great day trip to Vac!!  Save the date for this and other popular tours. Tours are generally 9am-3pm. Sign up with Edina at edina.bartucz73@gmail.com. Details for upcoming tours posted on the Community Board and Facebook page.

.        Friday 23rd March Charity Gala Planning Meeting.  We will be meeting in the BISB Café as usual at 2.30pm to run through our checklist. Please join us if you are interesting in helping out or simply want to know more about the programme.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

·         Monday 9th April Special Castle District Tour. Don’t miss this terrific walking tour! Save the date for this and other popular tours. Tours are generally 9am-3pm. Sign up with Edina at edina.bartucz73@gmail.com. Details for upcoming tours posted on the Community Board and Facebook page.

·         Wednesday 11th April PTA Open Meeting. Meeting in the Dining Room at 8.45 am, agenda details for our next Open Meeting will be posted soon. Watch this space!

·         Saturday 14th April BISB Annual Charity Gala. Tickets now on sale! This will be a not-to-be-missed event at the Marriott Hotel’s Grand Ballroom overlooking the Danube. This year’s Gala will continue our year-long celebration of the school’s 25th anniversary, but will also look to the future. Guests will be treated to wonderful musical entertainment provided by the sensational Just Showband, a menu selected just for this occasion, an exciting live auction, and fun-filled tombola activities. Join in the fun early by participating in Gala Team’s planning meetings!

·         Tuesday 17th April Szentendre Tour with Edina Bartucz. Don’t miss this trip to the beautiful artsy village of Szentendre! Save the date for this and other popular tours. Tours are generally 9am-3pm. Sign up with Edina at edina.bartucz73@gmail.com

·         Thursday 19th April Cooking Club “Greece, Turkey, Egypt”. This will be an opportunity to learn about the popular cuisine of the Eastern Mediterranean not to be missed! Sign up at the PTA Community Board or contact Monica Cortada at monicacortada@hotmail.es.

·         Monday 23rd April World Book Day and Book Fair. This year’s Book Fair is just around the corner. More details to come. Keep your eyes on the PTA Community Board and our Facebook page!

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

·         Walk and Hike. Monday and Thursdays after drop-off, contact Rita Mahoro ritamokwir@gmail.com.

·         Book Club. Please join the “BISB Book Club” page on Facebook.

·         Cooking Club. For future dates and more information, please contact Monica Cortada at monicacortada@hotmail.es.

·         25th Anniversary Souvenirs. Don’t forget to adopt your very own genuine BISB 25th Anniversary Pulikutya plush toy (3,000 HUF) or keep yourself warm with a BISB Anniversary logo hoodie (6,500 HUF). Both available in the BISB Café.

·         Museum visits and other activities. The National Gallery Museum welcomes BISB families to Docent-guided tours. The National Gallery Museum at the Castle offers free daily tours, many at 2pm, with Docent Volunteers. While you pay an entrance fee to the National Gallery, if there is a Docent scheduled tour, the tour is free. Check out the Museum website!

Check out the latest PTA news on our PTA community bulletin board in the Café, which is open to all parents during drop off and pick up times daily.

To learn more about all of our PTA events and activities, please contact us directly at pta@bisb.hu Also, all parents are encouraged to join our BISB PTA Facebook page for ongoing news, information-sharing, updates and classifieds page, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BISB.PTA/.  The PTA is committed to the well-being and education of our BISB children, and to enriching the school experience for all in the BISB community, including parents, teachers and students. We organize a variety of social, fund-raising, and other events that embrace our international setting, build bridges within our community, and help to create a mutually supportive environment.

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26th January

Our focus continues to be on preparing for our annual Charity Gala on the 14th of April. Please join in the fun by coming to our next planning meeting! We would still love to have more parents involved. We also need your ideas as well as your energy to make this year’s Gala special. Don’t forget – if you have any suggestions on possible sponsors and donors we would welcome them!     

29th January – 3rd February

·         Friday 3rd February BISB Charity Gala Planning Team Meeting, 2:30-3:30pm. The 2018 BISB Charity Gala is scheduled for 14th April, which gives us little time to prepare given the mid-term break that comes before. We need all the help we can get to ensure that we are ready. To learn more about how you can participate please come to our planning meeting in the BISB Café.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

·         Tuesday 6th February “Jewish District Tour” with Edina Bartucz. This popular tour is on!  Save the date for this and other popular tours. Tours are generally 9am-3pm. Details for upcoming tours posted on the Community Board and Facebook page.

·         Wednesday 7th February PTA Open Meeting. Mark your diaries for the next Open Meeting. Sarah Ford, Assistant Head of the Secondary School, will be speaking about our Restorative Approach to student behaviour at BISB. Specifically Sarah will aim to answer the following questions: 

  • why do we believe in Restorative Approaches?
  • what are the basic principles of Restorative Approaches? 
  • how does it look in practice?
  • what will your child experience when a teacher uses a Restorative Approach to a behaviour issue?
  • how can you use the approach at home with your child to support our work in school?

Come prepared to think, discuss, interact with other parents and even take part in some fun, light-hearted role-plays to experience Restorative Approaches at work...

·         Friday 9th February BISB Talent Show. The PTA helps students raise funds for this annual event to help support BISB’s ongoing Tanzania Project. Details on tickets and program are in this newsletter. In the meantime, please let us know if you or your children have any hidden (or not so hidden) talents! Talent Show organisers would like to showcase your talents in video clips during the program.

·         Tuesday 13th February Cooking Club “Polish Cuisine”. Postponed from last term, we are getting excited about featuring the foods of our neighbours to the north. Keep an eye out for the sign-up sheet on the Community Board or contact Monica Cortada at monicacortada@hotmail.es.

·         Tuesday 15th February “Broadway Tour” with Edina Bartucz. Save the date for this and other popular tours. Tours are generally 9am-3pm. Details for upcoming tours posted on the Community Board and Facebook page.

·         Saturday 14th April BISB Annual Charity Gala. Mark your diaries! This will be a not-to-be-missed event at the Marriott Hotel in the Grand Ballroom overlooking the Danube. This year’s Gala will continue our year-long celebration of the school’s 25th anniversary, but will also look to the future. As always, guests will be treated to wonderful music, a menu selected just for this occasion, an exciting live auction, and fun-filled tombola activities. Watch future newsletters for details! Join in the fun early by participating in Gala Team’s planning meetings!

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

·         Walk and Hike. Monday and Thursdays after drop-off, contact Rita Mahoro ritamokwir@gmail.com.

·         Book Club. Please join the “BISB Book Club” page on Facebook.

·         Cooking Club. The March Cooking Club on the 13th will feature Indian Cuisine. For future dates and more information, please contact Monica Cortada at monicacortada@hotmail.es

·         25th Anniversary Souvenirs. Don’t forget to adopt your very own genuine BISB 25th Anniversary Pulikutya plush toy (3,000 HUF) or keep yourself warm with a BISB Anniversary logo hoodie (6,500 HUF). Both available in the BISB Café.

·         Museum visits and other activities. The National Gallery Museum welcomes BISB families to Docent-guided tours. The National Gallery Museum at the Castle offers free daily tours, many at 2pm, with Docent Volunteers. While you pay an entrance fee to the National Gallery, if there is a Docent scheduled tour, the tour is free. Check out the Museum website!

Check out the latest PTA news on our PTA community bulletin board in the Café, which is open to all parents during drop off and pick up times daily.

To learn more about all of our PTA events and activities, please contact us directly at pta@bisb.hu Also, all parents are encouraged to join our BISB PTA Facebook page for ongoing news, information-sharing, and updates (and coming soon, a classifieds page), at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BISB.PTA/.  The PTA is committed to the well-being and education of our BISB children, and to enriching the school experience for all in the BISB community, including parents, teachers and students. We organize a variety of social, fund-raising, and other events that embrace our international setting, build bridges within our community, and help to create a mutually supportive environment.

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12th January

Happy New Year and a very special welcome to the new families who have just joined our BISB Community! The New Year always gives us an opportunity for a fresh start, even if it falls in the middle of the academic year. We have much to look forward to in the coming months, including the highlight event of the season, the 2018 BISB Charity Gala on 14th April. 

15th-19th January

·         Monday, 15th January BISB Charity Gala Planning Team Meeting, 2:30-3:30pm. The 2018 BISB Charity Gala is scheduled for 14th April, which gives us little time to prepare given the mid-term break that comes before. We need all the help we can get to ensure that we are ready. To learn more about how you can participate, please come to our first planning meeting in the BISB Café.

·         Tuesday, 16th January “20th Century Art” National Gallery Docent Tour, 11am-12pm. The National Gallery Museum at the Castle is inviting BISB families to a special Docent Tour led by former BISB teacher Franc Anderson. The tour is free but you will need to arrive in advance and buy a ticket from the cashier at the National Gallery for the permanent collection (cost approximately 1800 HUF) in Building C. The sign up deadline has passed, but there still may be space. Contact Giovanna Mandato Leahy at giovannamandato@aol.com. To find out!

·         Thursday, 18th January Budapest “Jewish Heritage Tours” with Anna Juhász. Save the date for the popular “Jewish Heritage Tour”. Registration no later than 16th January. Check out details for this and for other exciting upcoming tours on the PTA Community Board. To book, contact our tour guide directly at info@annasights.com.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES·        

  • Thursday, 25th January Cooking Club “Dominican Republic and Brazil”. Don’t forget to sign up for the next Cooking Club event at Chef Parade! This first Club event of 2018 will feature the exotic food of the Dominican Republic and Brazil. Sign up on the PTA Community Board in the BISB Café, or by contacting Monica Cortada at monicacortada@hotmail.es.

·         Friday, 26th January “City Park Tour and Gundel Restaurant Visit” with Edina Bartucz. This popular tour is back!  Save the date for this and other popular tours. Tours are generally 9am-3pm. Details of upcoming tours are posted on the Community Board and Facebook page.

·         Wednesday, 7th February PTA Open Meeting. Mark your diaries for the next Open Meeting. Guest speaker to be confirmed and details to follow in the next PTA News.

·         Friday, 9th February BISB Talent Show. The PTA helps students raise funds for this annual event to help support BISB’s ongoing Tanzania Project. Details on tickets and programme will be shared soon. In the meantime, please let us know if you or your children have any hidden (or not so hidden) talents! Talent Show organisers would like to showcase your talents in video clips during the programme.

·         Tuesday, 13th February Cooking Club “Polish Cuisine”. Postponed from last term, we are getting excited about featuring the foods of our neighbour to the north. Keep an eye out for the sign-up sheet on the Community Board or contact Monica Cortada at monicacortada@hotmail.es.

·         Saturday, 14th April BISB Annual Charity Gala. Mark your diaries! This will be a not-to-be-missed event at the Marriott Hotel’s Grand Ballroom overlooking the Danube. This year’s Gala will continue our year-long celebration of the school’s 25th anniversary, but will also look to the future. As always, guests will be treated to wonderful music, a menu selected just for this occasion, an exciting live auction, and fun-filled tombola activities. Watch future newsletters for details! Join in the fun early by participating in Gala Team planning meetings!

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

  • Walk and Hike. Mondays and Thursdays after drop-off, contact Rita Mahoro ritamokwir@gmail.com.
  • Book Club. Please join the “BISB Book Club” page on Facebook
  • Cooking Club. The March Cooking Club on the 13th will feature Indian Cuisine. For future dates and more information, please contact Monica Cortada at monicacortada@hotmail.es.
  • 25th Anniversary Souvenirs. Don’t forget to adopt your very own genuine BISB 25th Anniversary Pulikutya plush toy (3,000 HUF) or keep yourself warm with a BISB Anniversary logo hoodie (6,500 HUF). Both available in the BISB Café.
  • Museum visits and other activities. The National Gallery Museum welcomes BISB families to Docent-guided tours. The National Gallery Museum at the Castle offers free daily tours, many at 2pm, with Docent Volunteers. While you pay an entrance fee to the National Gallery, if there is a Docent scheduled tour, the tour is free. Check out the Museum website!

Check out the latest PTA news on our PTA community bulletin board in the Café, which is open to all parents during drop off and pick up times daily.

To learn more about all of our PTA events and activities, please contact us directly at pta@bisb.hu Also, all parents are encouraged to join our BISB PTA Facebook page for ongoing news, information-sharing, and updates (and coming soon, a classifieds page), at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BISB.PTA/.  The PTA is committed to the well-being and education of our BISB children, and to enriching the school experience for all in the BISB community, including parents, teachers and students. We organize a variety of social, fund-raising, and other events that embrace our international setting, build bridges within our community, and help to create a mutually supportive environment.

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5th January  

Welcome back to the new term from the PTA. Below are some important dates and information for you diaries.

  • Gala Event 14th April at the Marriot Hotel.  This is a change of date for this event so please save the date in your diary and more information will follow.     

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

  • Wednesday 10th January PTA Open Meeting. The meeting will open with a workshop by Mr. Dyer on learning techniques entitled "Desirable Difficulties - tips and techniques to turbocharge learning". All are welcome
  • Friday 12th January Orientation Tour. This tour will help anyone who wishes to familiarise themselves with Budapest and learn more about how to get around the city. Please contact Edina Bartucz if you wish to join this tour edina.bartucz73@gmail.com
  • Tuesday 16th January “20th Century Art” National Gallery Docent Tour, 11am-12pm. The National Gallery Museum at the Castle is inviting BISB families to a special Docent Tour, but you must act quickly to reserve your place as the tour is limited to only 20 people. The tour is free but you will need to arrive in advance and buy a ticket from the cashier at the National Gallery for the permanent collection (cost approximately 1800 HUF) in Building C. There may also be an opportunity to meet the Deputy Director of the Education Department of the Museum who runs the Docent Programme. Please sign up no later than 8th January by contacting Giovanna Mandato Leahy at giovannamandato@aol.com">giovannamandato@aol.com. RSVP's are important!
  • Thursday 18th January Budapest “Jewish Heritage Tours”. Save the date for the popular “Jewish Heritage Tour”. Registration no later than 16th January. Check out details for this and other exciting upcoming tours on the PTA Community Board. To book, contact our tour guide directly at info@annasights.com">info@annasights.com.
  • Thursday 25th January Cooking Club “Dominican Republic and Brazil”. Don’t forget to sign up for the next Cooking Club event at Chef Parade! The first Cooking Club event of the new year will feature the exotic food of the Dominican Republic and Brazil. Sign up at the PTA Community Board in the BISB Café, or by contacting Monica Cortada at monicacortada@hotmail.es.
  • Friday 26th January Gundel and City Park Tour. This tour will go behind the scenes at Gundel to learn about the family who started this well known restaurant. You will then tour around City Park to find out more about this recreation area and its history. Please contact Edina Bartucz if you wish to join this tour edina.bartucz73@gmail.com
  • 25th Anniversary Souvenirs. Don’t forget to adopt your very own genuine BISB 25th Anniversary Pulikutya plush toy (3,000 HUF) or keep yourself warm with a BISB Anniversary logo hoodie (6,500 HUF). Both available in the BISB Café. 

Check out the latest PTA news on our PTA community bulletin board in the Café, which is open to all parents during drop off and pick up times daily.

To learn more about all of our PTA events and activities, please contact us directly at pta@bisb.hu">pta@bisb.hu Also, all parents are encouraged to join our BISB PTA Facebook page for ongoing news, information-sharing, and updates (and coming soon, a classifieds page), at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BISB.PTA/.  The PTA is committed to the well-being and education of our BISB children, and to enriching the school experience for all in the BISB community, including parents, teachers and students. We organize a variety of social, fund-raising, and other events that embrace our international setting, build bridges within our community, and help to create a mutually supportive environment.