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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. 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.
  • 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 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.