Fall After-School Registration

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR

THE ESMS FALL AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

  

If your preferred activity is full,
you can join the waitlist here.

Want to review all of our Fall activities?

This is our catalog!

Please consult the ESMS website calendar for soccer, volleyball and flag football tryout dates.

Note:  All participants must submit this Department of Youth & Community Development Form in order to participate in an after-school activity.  Students must complete this form even if you participated in the Manhattan Youth After-School Program last year.  Please email completed forms to our ESMS After-School Program Director, Ieasha Ramsay, at Iramsay@manhattanyouth.org, or send your form by mail to Ieasha Ramsay at MYO, 25 Broadway, 9th Floor, NYC 10004.

ESMS Email Registration

Are you receiving school emails?

  

If you are not receiving email communication from the school and the PTA, you may not be registered in our system.  All new families must complete this form in order to receive emails, newsletters, and other notifications from ESMS.

Please click here to submit your information.

Keep in touch, Tiger!

 

  

Breakfast With The Principals

 Parent Breakfasts
With Mr. Getz and Mr. Colon 

Parents are Invited to Breakfast

With Principal Getz and Assistant Principal Hyman

6th Grade   Friday, September 7

7th Grade   Friday, September 21

8th Grade   Friday, September 14* 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR

*8th Grade parents will also hear Guidance Counselor Jessica McInnis review the high school articulation process

ESMS PTA & SLT

FIRST PTA MEETING OF THE YEAR

AND FALL ELECTIONS

Tuesday, September 25

9:00am in the ESMS Cafeteria

  

GET INVOLVED IN YOUR SCHOOL!

We will elect three 6th Grade Parent Representatives and four School Leadership Team (SLT) representatives.

Are you in?  Send a short bio and statement of interest to ptaelections@esms.org.

ESMS Curriculum Night

  

SAVE THE DATE

September 20, 2018

5:30-7:30pm

Ultimate Frisbee Team Rocks!

  

OUR AWESOME 2018 ULTIMATE FRISBEE TEAM

Undefeated through the regular season and runners-up to the New York City Championship.

Go Tigers, Roar!

The 2017-18 ESMS Yearbook

DISCOUNTED YEARBOOKS FOR SALE OVER THE SUMMER

  

If you neglected to pre-order, we have extra yearbooks available for a discounted price of $20 in Beth's office.  Stop by between 9:00-3:00 after July 5th.

Special thanks to parents Michael Yorkes and Iraida Berger, along with Jennifer Chen and Natalie Rosenthal, for their work in assembling our beautiful yearbook.

Art Show For ESMS Teacher

ESMS MATH AND ART TEACHER DENISE HALPIN

ANNOUNCES HER SUMMER ART SHOW

  

The Flower Show

Works on Paper

The Farm at Adderley

1108 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn (take the Q train to Cortelyou Road)

Gallery showing through the end of September

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 Ms. Hyman, 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 May Book Club discussed George Saunders' novel "Lincoln in the Bardo," winner of the 2017 Booker Man Prize and one of Time Magazine's Top 10 Novels of the Year.  Read the book review in The New Yorker here.  Our final Book Club of the year met on Monday, June 18.  Mr. Getz chose Tara Westover's bestselling memoir "Educated," the author's journey from a survivalist upbringing without public education, to earning graduate degrees at Cambridge and Harvard.

Watch this space for the announcement of our Fall 2018 Book Club dates and selected books.  If you plan to attend our Book Club, please email Parent Coordinator Beth Servetar (esms.bethservetar@gmail.com).

ESMS Student Philanthropy

 

ESMS Students in The Skype Kenya Club Raised Funds To Build New Classrooms For Our Sister School in Kenya

 

  

The Red Rose School, Kibera

ESMS Student Honored

CONGRATULATIONS TO ESMS STUDENT
ELLERY BERGMAN CHUDNOW

Winner of the Middle School Principals' Association
Youth Leadership Award

  

We applaud your wonderful achievement!

ESMS Debate Champs

  

CONGRATULATIONS TO ESMS STUDENTS

Valerie Franchitti, Lili Matta and Sydney Philips

FOR THEIR QUARTER-FINAL PLACEMENT IN THE 2018 NEW YORK CITY URBAN DEBATE LEAGUE MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP!

We are so proud of you, Tigers!

Chess Champs

ESMS STUDENTS WIN TROPHIES AT THE HUNTER CHESS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP SECTION

  

8th Grader Samuel A. won 1st Place!

6th Grader Kazuki K. won 5th Place!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STUDENTS

Manhattan Soccer Champions

  Congratulations to the ESMS Boys Soccer Team

    

  

2017 MANHATTAN CHAMPIONS!

8th Grade Field Trip

East Side Middle School

Would Like to Thank the Cast and Producers of 

  

for a great Broadway experience and for the private Q & A session following both matinee performances!

  

 

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 chosen by Mr. Getz in a recent "Principally For Parents Book Club."

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

 

Student Poetry Club

    

Welcome to our corner, where we gather to write, share and publish our poetry.

It’s a wonderful creative space for young poets to embrace their inner talent.

If that appeals to you, please come join us to explore great poems!

Thursday mornings at 8:00 in Mr. Getz's office

-The Students of the ESMS Poetry Corner

 

Read some of our published poetry here.

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.

 

Checkmate!

ESMS Placed 6th in N.Y. State at

The New York Scholastic Chess Tournament!

 

    

And our Chess Team displayed their awesome skills

at the Ben Kallos Chess Challenge on March 17th!

 

ESMS School Store

New Merchandise Just Arrived!

  

Show us your school spirit, Tigers!

Order today at esmsstore@gmail.com

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). 

 

ESMS Moms Skype Kenya

 

 

ESMS MOTHERS ARE INVITED TO JOIN OUR SKYPE SESSIONS WITH THE POWER WOMEN OF KIBERA, KENYA

We meet every other Friday morning (check our website calendar for exact dates).  Help us support these amazing women near our sister school in Kenya.  For more information, email Manuela (manufish1@gmail.com).

Middle School Ultimate Frisbee Champions

CONGRATULATIONS

TO THE 2017 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.

ESMS Artists Honored

TWO EAST SIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS DISPLAYED PAINTINGS AT MoMA!

The Manhattan Borough Arts Festival Featuring Works by Public School Students

The Museum of Modern Art

Nicholas Vasilescu, 7th Grade

  

Natalie Bassini, 7th Grade

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. 

ESMS Sister School in Kenya

A message of appreciation from The Red Rose School