Hey, Tigers!

    

Summer Reminders

Welcome to a New School Year!

 Parents are Invited to Join Mr. Getz and Mr. Colon for Breakfast

Parent Breakfasts
With Mr. Getz and Mr. Colon

6th Grade Friday, September 15, 9:00am

 

7th Grade Wednesday, September 20, 9:00am

 

8th Grade Friday, September 29, 9:00am

 

ALSO...

New 7th or 8th Grade parents to ESMS:  Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00am

Parents of 8th Grade ICT students: Friday, October 6 at 8:30am

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!

  

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.

Teens For Jeans

 

 THE RIVER FUND and THE ROBIN HOOD FOUNDATION

THANK 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 

 

     

Mr. Getz Around The World

ESMS Principal David Getz and His Wife Jacqui Getz (Principal of the new 75 Morton School)

Visit Chile to Collaborate With Educacion 2020

  

If you read Spanish, you can learn more about this international education forum here!

Congratulations to our Assistant Principal

    

Welcome Drew Elianna Colon!

Born May 18th, 2017

Congratulations to Kevin, Casey and big brother Jackson.

8th Grade Student Opportunity

Applications Are Now Available For The 

Students must be 14 years old by summer 2017.

See application information here.

If you have any questions, please contact Youth Justice Board Member and former ESMS Student Ananya Roy, via Mr. Getz (esms.davidgetz@gmail.com).  

ESMS Ballroom Dance Performance

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

Family Guide to "13 Reasons Why"

Click here for school and parent guidelines addressing concerns related to the best-selling teen novel and controversial Netflix series:

    

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 on April 3rd,

in recognition of our school's contribution

to the community.

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.

 In May, Mr. Getz selected Trevor Noah's hilarious  and highly-praised memoir, Born A Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood.  Last week during our final Book Club gathering of the year, the group discussed Laurie Frankel's much-praised novel, "This is How It Always Is," chronicling the life of a transgender child and her family.  One reviewer commented about this book: "Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan."

We look forward to seeing our Book Club members (new and old!) in September. 

 

ESMS Video

 

Sotheby's invited ESMS students

to speak about freedom and what the

Emancipation Proclamation means to them.

View the amazing results here.

 

ESMS School Store

New Merchandise Just Arrived!

Show us your school spirit, Tigers!

Order today at esmsstore@gmail.com

ESMS Sister School in Kenya

A message of appreciation from The Red Rose School

  

ESMS Moms + Kenya Power Women

   

ESMS Moms:

Join us on Friday mornings to

Skype with The Power Women of Kenya.

Forge new friendships with mothers in Kibera, who support themselves and their children by making beautiful jewelry, baskets, and purses.  Our ESMS moms hold bake sales to support the Power Women and we also sell their wares at ESMS events.

ESMS Power Women meet twice monthly on alternating Friday mornings.  For more information, please contact Manuela (manufish1@gmail.com).

 

8th Grade Field Trip

  

In December ESMS 8th graders and faculty attended a special matinee performance of Anna Deavere Smith's acclaimed Broadway production Notes From The Field,  followed by a panel discussion with the creative team.

  

  

Thank you Anna and The Second Stage Theatre for this amazing opportunity!

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.