Condolences From East Side Middle School

To The Students and Teachers

at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida 

 

Our hearts break for you.

Students in New York City stand beside you.

And we deeply admire your voice, your strength and your leadership.

ESMS Joins The National Rally

  

Led by the Student Council, East Side Middle School students have formed a committee to support the March For Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. and New York City on Saturday, March 24.

Parents are needed to coordinate the effort.  If you can help, please contact Mr. Getz (esms.davidgetz@gmail.com).

Listen to our Tigers roar.

THE ESMS STUDENT MUSICAL

East Side Middle School Proudly Presents

  

PUBLIC PERFORMANCES

FRIDAY, MARCH 2nd and SATURDAY, MARCH 3rd

7:00pm

Wagner Middle School Auditorium

220 East 76th Street (2nd/3rd Avenues)

Ice Skating Party

Ice Skating Party in Central Park

For East Side Middle School Students and Families

  

Monday, March 5th, 6:00-9:00pm

Wollman Rink

$20 per ticket includes skate rental

All attendees must purchase a ticket, even if they bring their own ice skates and/or choose not to skate!

Spring After-School Program

The ESMS Spring After-School Catalog

Can Be Viewed  Here!

Registration opens on Friday, March 2 at noon.  Programs begin March 13.

Please see the website calendar for sports teams' tryout dates.

Manhattan Soccer Champions

 

ESMS Championship Soccer Team

To Be Honored At The

NYC FOOTBALL CLUB HOME OPENER

NYCFC v. LA GALAXY

  

Sunday, March 11, 5:00pm @ Yankee Stadium 

Team members' tickets are comped.  Family tickets available here.

   

We're So Proud of You, Tigers! 

Let's Go Knicks!

ESMS PTA FUNDRAISER

Join Principal David Getz for a special night at Madison Square Garden

  

 THE NEW YORK KNICKS vs. THE CHARLOTTE HORNETS

Saturday, March 17, 7:30pm

Sections 320-323

REGULAR TICKETS @ $90 are available HERE.

A limited number of VIP TICKETS @ $150 have sold out.

 VIP Tickets include time on the court with Knicks players; a photo opportunity; access to the fan tunnel and high-fiving the players!

All tickets are eligible to win Knicks memorabilia!

  

Students may come without an adult but drop-off and pick-up must be arranged in advance.  Questions?  Contact our Parent Coordinator Beth.

ESMS International Festival

 

THE ANNUAL ESMS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Tuesday, March 20, 6:00-8:00pm

Join us to celebrate the diverse languages, cuisine, arts and cultures in the East Side Middle School community. 

If you would like to host a table representing your heritage, please contact Junnie Mark-Kobashi (junniemark@yahoo.com).

 

   

Int'l Children's Film Festival

  

New York International Children's Film Festival

February 23 - March 18

Purchase Tickets Here

ESMS receives $3.00 for every ticket sold to a member of our school community.  Be sure to select "MS 114 East Side Middle School" from the School Partners Menu. 

  

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 February, we read Ken Robinson's heralded book on education, "Creative Schools:  A Grassroots Revolution," which helped to shape our curriculum at ESMS.

Our next Book Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 14 at 6:30pm.  Mr. Getz has chosen Steve Sheinkin's acclaimed book, "Most Dangerous:  Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War."  Sheinkin's work focuses on the investigation of the Pentagon Papers and is a finalist for the National Book Award.

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

Red Cross Babysitting Course

This event is sold out!
Saturday, March 3, 9:00am-4:00pm

  

BABYSITTING WORKSHOP AT EAST SIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL

  

Red Cross Instructors will teach students childcare, child and personal safety, emergency response, decision-making and problem-solving skills, and ideas for building a babysitting business.  Course fee is $85 (checks payable to ESMS PTA).  Registration forms were sent home via backpack.

If you have any questions or would like to be put on the waitlist, please contact our Parent Coordinator Beth (esms.bethservetar@gmail.com).

Student Cookbook

  

Please share your favorite family recipes!

 

The ESMS Student Council is assembling a Student Cookbook to be sold at The International Festival on March 20th.  Proceeds will benefit The Red Rose School in Kibera, Kenya.

Kindly email recipes to hannah.nadler@esmsnyc.net.

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).

ESMS Yearbook

      

Parents and Students:

Let's Work Together to Create

The 2017-18 Tiger Yearbook!

Please contribute your photos from ESMS events and activities.  

Email photos to Michael at ms114yearbook@gmail.com

ESMS Spring Auction

  

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.

 

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

Friday, May 25

  

  

Stay tuned for more details!

7th Grade Parents Seminar

  

New Date Just Announced:

Wednesday, April 18 @ 9:15am

7th grade families are invited to hear guest speaker Maurice Frumkin speak about next year's high school application process.  Topics include the SHSAT and arts auditions; the high school placement algorithm; the NYC High School Fairs taking place in the summer and fall; and what to consider as you are touring various high schools.  Mr. Frumkin is the former Deputy Executive Director of High School Admissions at the NYC Department of Education.

This meeting will begin after a brief PTA meeting.

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 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

  

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 

 

     

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