Field Day

6th GRADE FIELD DAY IN CENTRAL PARK

MONDAY, JUNE 25

  

Students depart ESMS at 9:00am for The Great Hill in Central Park.  We will  return by 3:20pm.  Please bring a sack lunch, snacks, and plenty of water!  Hat, sunscreen and comfortable sneakers recommended.  6th Graders will enjoy a day of active recreation (soccer, football, frisbee, and relays) as well as art activities.

Students are asked to dress according to homeroom teams:

601 Red; 602 Orange; 603 Green; 604 Blue; 605 Purple

Congratulations Graduates!

CONGRATULATIONS

TO THE 8TH GRADE GRADUATES OF

EAST SIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL!

 

  

GOOD LUCK IN HIGH SCHOOL!

We will miss you.  Go Tigers, Roar!

 

NYC Mayor's Cup Tennis Champions

CONGRATULATIONS TO ESMS STUDENTS

Nicholas Vasilescu & Jake David

  

WINNERS OF THE MAYOR'S CUP

MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS DOUBLES DIVISION

We're so proud of you, Tigers!

The 2017-18 ESMS Yearbook

OUR YEARBOOKS HAVE ARRIVED!

  

Pre-ordered copies will be distributed the week of June 11.

If you neglected to pre-order, we have a few extra yearbooks available for $35 in Beth's office (first come, first served basis).

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

Constitution Works

ESMS 7th GRADERS ARE LEARNING HOW

OUR CONSTITUTION WORKS

 

The 7th Grade Humanities study of United States democracy ends with the Constitution Works program.  Each homeroom will participate in a mock Supreme Court hearing examining issues of national security and freedom of the press.  Parents are invited to observe as students take on the roles of lawyers and Supreme Court Justices to argue the constitutionality of their case.

Homerooms 701, 703:  Tuesday, June 19

Homeroom 704:  Wednesday, June 20

Homerooms 702, 705: Thursday, June 21

  

The U.S. Courthouse in Brooklyn

271C Cadman Plaza East (Bankruptcy Courtroom)

DON'T FORGET TO BRING A SACK LUNCH

Students will be dismissed from Brooklyn.  Please make arrangements for their commute home.

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.

Our May Book Club meeting was held on May 9.  We 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.

The final Book Club of the year met on Monday, June 18, at 6:30pm.  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.  If you plan to attend our Book Club, please email Parent Coordinator Beth Servetar (esms.bethservetar@gmail.com).

ESMS Artists Honored

TWO EAST SIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS TO DISPLAY PAINTINGS AT MoMA!

The Manhattan Borough Arts Festival Featuring Works by Public School Students

The Museum of Modern Art

Cullman Education Building 4 West 54th Street


Nicholas Vasilescu, 7th Grade

  

Natalie Bassini, 7th Grade

AUCTION APPRECIATION

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR AUCTION ATTENDEES AND OUR MANY VOLUNTEERS FOR SUPPORTING THE EAST SIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL AUCTION.

A shout-out to our amazing Auction Committee:

Jen, Angela, Deborah, Laura, Meredith and Carri

 

Love you, Tigers! 

 

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

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

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.

 

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). 

 

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