ESMS Student Performance

You Are Cordially Invited to See ESMS Theater Students Perform

  

Monday, April 23, 6:30pm onstage at

The Classic Stage Company

136 East 13th Street (3rd/4th Avenues)

Admission is free.  Please RSVP here.

Yearbook Orders & Advertisements

    

6th and 7th grade students can submit $35 in cash or a check payable to ESMS PTA (8th graders automatically receive a 2017-18 ESMS Yearbook with their graduation fees).  Payments should be delivered to Beth's office in an envelope labeled YEARBOOK with your name and homeroom number. Deadline to order a yearbook is May 10.  

ALSO, ATTENTION ALL PARENTS:

Honor your child, an ESMS sports team or club by purchasing a yearbook advertisement!  Details above.  Deadline May 1.

N.Y. State Testing

REMINDER FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS:

THE MATH TEST IS SCHEDULED ON

Tuesday and Wednesday 

May 1st and 2nd

    

Teen Drug and Alcohol Warning

Mr. Getz Has Invited a Guest Speaker to Address Parents

on The Dangers of Teen Vaping and Alcohol Use

  

 

PARENT SEMINAR

Wednesday, May 9 @ 9:00am

MacBook Air Raffle

WIN A NEW MACBOOK AIR!

VALUE $1,200

  

SPRING RAFFLE TO BENEFIT EAST SIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL

$10 per individual ticket; $20 for 3 tickets; $40 for 7 tickets

Raffle will be drawn at the PTA Meeting May 16 @ 9:00am

Tickets were sent home with students.  Additional tickets available via our Parent Coordinator Beth.

 

MacBook Air 1.8GHz Intel Processor, 128GB Storage, Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz, 3 Yrs. Apple Care Protection

 

2018-19 PTA Elections

  

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2018-19 PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD.

Read about election details and available officer positions here.

To submit your name for the ballot, please email ptaelections@esms.org.

Ballots close on May 16.

The election will be held on June 6 at 9:00am.

Deadline For Auction Donations

BE A HERO.

DONATE A GREAT ITEM FOR THE ESMS SPRING AUCTION!

 

 

 Help us make the ESMS Spring Auction successful on May 11th!  

Donation Forms and Information Available Here

8th Grade Graduation Dues

Don't forget to pay your graduation dues!

Checks payable to ESMS PTA for $235 can be dropped off in Beth's office. Dues cover the rental of the 92nd Street Y, 4 tickets to the ceremony and reception, cap and gown rental, your diploma, a 2017-18 ESMS Yearbook, and the Graduation Dinner & Dance Cruise on the Hudson (students and teachers only!) on June 21.

Meet The Specialized HS Principals

7th GRADE STUDENTS AND FAMILIES:

Brooklyn Tech Invites You to Attend a Forum Featuring

PRINCIPALS FROM THE SPECIALIZED AND ARTS HIGH SCHOOLS

  

NEW DATE ANNOUNCED!

Wednesday, May 9, 6:30-8:30pm

Brooklyn Tech Auditorium

29 Fort Greene Place

Participating schools include Bronx Science, Brooklyn Latin, Brooklyn Tech, HS of American Studies at Lehman College, HS of Math Science and Engineering, Queens HS for the Sciences, Staten Island Tech, Stuyvesant, and LaGuardia HS for Music, Art and Performing Arts.

If you plan to attend, you must register here (even if you registered for the previous date, which was canceled due to weather).

  

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, Mr. Colon 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.

In April Mr. Getz has chose M.T. Anderson's acclaimed work of fiction for young adults "Symphony For the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad."  Stay tuned for the announcement of our May book selection.

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

March For Our Lives

ESMS Students and Families

Joined Marches in Washington D.C. and New York City

     

 

     Thank you Colin, Julia and our other Student Council activists for organizing and leading the East Side Middle participants.

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 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).

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.

 

7th Grade Field Trip

Our 7th Graders

Are Going To

The Liberty Science Center


Friday, May 18

Details To Be Announced

6th Grade Field Trip

Our 6th Graders Are Going To

Old Bethpage Village Restoration

and Restoration Farm

Thursday, June 14

(revised date!)

  

  

Stay tuned for more details!

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.

 

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

  

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). 

 

The New York City Baseball Championship

  Congratulations to the ESMS Baseball Team

  

2017 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 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.

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 

 

     

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