ESMS Holiday Fair

 

Online Holiday Auction

   

To Benefit East Side Middle School

THE AUCTION IS NOW OPEN!  

Register HERE and start bidding!

    

December 4-17
 

Support our School

     

During this season of philanthropy, please consider giving to the programs that enhance your child's school.

THE PTA ANNUAL FUND

provides theatre, art and dance programming at ESMS, as well as paying for our technology consultant and computers, teacher development, school seminars, enhancements like The Jazz at Lincoln Center and Constitutional Works programs, athletic uniforms, field trips, elective courses, and many other enrichments that make ESMS one of the top middle schools in New York State.  We need contributions in December in order to finance our budget for the remainder of the academic year!  And don't forget that all year-end giving is tax-deductible.

PLEASE DONATE HERE TODAY!

ESMS Student Accolades

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STUDENTS!

  

The ESMS Chess Team

3rd Place Winners, DYCD Chess Tournament

 

AND ALSO HIGH PRAISE FOR

The ESMS Debate Team

for their numerous awards at the Urban Debate League's Middle School Debate Tournament

and

The ESMS Lego Robotics Team

for finishing in the Top 5 at the FLL Competition and advancing to the City Championship

  

We're so proud of you, Tigers!

Parent Support Group

 

ESMS PARENT SUPPORT GROUP

Parents gather monthly to discuss issues related to raising middle school children.  Beth Rosen, a certified social worker, leads the discussion some months while other meetings are moderated by a parent.    The group meets at ESMS one Wednesday night each month.  Dates and times are listed on our school's website calendar.  For more information, contact our Parent Coordinator Beth Servetar (esms.bethservetar@gmail.com). 

 

Art History Club

 

  

Middle School Art History Club

Old Masters, New Eyes!

One Saturday a Month

11:00am at The Frick Collection

Classes are free for East Side Middle School students

but registration is required HERE.

 

ESMS Wins Manhattan Championship

Congratulations to the ESMS Boys Soccer Team

2017 MANHATTAN CHAMPIONS!

  

   

We're so proud of you, Tigers!

Principals' Book Club

All parents are invited to join our book-loving principals for monthly gatherings in the ESMS Library.  The Principally For Parents Book Club explores books chosen by Mr. Getz and Mr. Colon, including notable fiction and non-fiction for adults as well as interesting books currently being read by our middle school children.  Please consult the website calendar for the specific date each month.

 Our 2017-18 Book Club kicked off in October with Judith Newman's heartwarming memoir, "To Siri With Love."  We were thrilled to welcome the author, who led the discussion with Mr. Getz.  Our November gathering focused on Phil Klay's collection of short stories about the Iraq war, "Redeployment," winner of The National Book Award.

Due to our busy school calendar, our December gathering has been canceled.  Our next Book Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 10 at 7:30pm.  We will read Ken Robinson's heralded book on education, "Creative Schools:  A Grassroots Revolution."  We look forward to seeing you in the new year to discuss how Robinson's works have shaped our curriculum at ESMS.

If you plan to attend our Book Club, please email Parent Coordinator Beth Servetar (esms.bethservetar@gmail.com).

New Dance Program for 6th Graders

  

East Side Middle School

Has Enriched our Curriculum With the Integration of Dance for All 6th Graders

 

View this short video (below) of Ken Robinson, PhD, a noted expert on creativity in schools who lectures worldwide on the importance of valuing arts education, especially the instruction of dance.  His philosophy helped guide our plans to bring more dance education to our students.  Dr. Robinson is the author of the influential book on learning, The Element, as well as the best-selling Creative Schools:  The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education, a book we've chosen to discuss in an upcoming "Principally For Parents Book Club."

See a portion of his widely-viewed TED Talk on the subject, HERE.

 

ESMS Sister School in Kenya

A message of appreciation from The Red Rose School

  

ESMS Students Write Legislation

  

Three ESMS Students Submit a Resolution to the New York City Council

Advocating That All NYC Middle and High Schools Create a Gender Sexuality Alliance

Read all about it here.

ESMS Ballroom Dance Performance

Our Eighth Grade Ballroom Dance Squad heats up the stage with "Disco Inferno!"

The Elephant Corner

   

Meet Murit

Murit is an orphaned elephant in Kenya, adopted by ESMS students through the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.  Click here for a diary about our elephant's progress (enter keyword "Murit") and to see the impact of our funds.

If you would like to add a donation, please email our Parent Coordinator (esms.bethservetar@gmail.com). 

 

The New York City Baseball Championship

  Congratulations to the ESMS Baseball Team

  

MANHATTAN CHAMPIONS!

 And for winning the NYC Semi-Final Round v. Queens!

WOW!!!

We're so proud of you, Tigers! 

Middle School Ultimate Frisbee Champions

CONGRATULATIONS

TO THE ESMS ULTIMATE FRISBEE TEAM

     

FOR WINNING THE NEW YORK CITY MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP!

We are so proud of your undefeated season! 

David Getz in the News

Check Out This Swell Profile of

ESMS Principal David Getz

(Enjoy it here!)

  

And congratulations to Mr. Getz on winning the

"Our Town Thanks You" Award

in recognition of our school's contribution

to the community.

Teens For Jeans

 

 THE RIVER FUND and THE ROBIN HOOD FOUNDATION

THANKED THE ESMS STUDENT COUNCIL COMMITTEE FOR COLLECTING AND DONATING OVER 500 PAIRS OF JEANS TO HOMELESS YOUTH IN NEW YORK CITY.

 The Teens For Jeans Certificate of Appreciation 

 

     

School Lunch Form

 

PLEASE FILE YOUR SCHOOL LUNCH FORM HERE

All ESMS families must complete this form, regardless of your child's use of free lunch.

Funding for our school is dependent on the submission of these forms, so we ask for 100% compliance!

Student Created App

    

TWO ESMS STUDENTS HAVE CREATED AN APP

for other students to find and rate the best lunch places near school!

Click HERE to download EatSMS and start rating your favorites today!

For more information about this App or to contact the students who created it,

click this link.