Annual ESMS Talent Show

  

See the amazing talents of our ESMS students!

Monday, May 21

6:00-7:30pm

P.S. 527 Auditorium (next door to ESMS)

Concessions will be sold by 6th Graders to benefit Water for South Sudan's Iron Giraffe Challenge.

 

Student Charity Effort

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

MAY 7-24

  

HELP STUDENTS IN NEED   

My name is Tatiana Fahie.  I am an 8th Grader at East Side Middle School.  I relocated to ESMS this year after Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit my home and school in the British Virgin Islands.  With the support of the ESMS Student Council, I have co-founded The Hurricane Irma Relief Committee to benefit the only public school on the main island of B.V.I.  We are asking students to donate leftover or unused school supplies. Please bring new pens, pencils, sharpies, tape, highlighters, markers, binders, notebooks, folders, index cards, graph paper, loose leaf party, post-it notes, glue sticks, paper clips, or any other supplies.  Donations will be collected in homeroom May 7-24.
Thank you for your support!

THE GSA JOINS THE AIDS WALK

WALK FOR A CURE ON SUNDAY, MAY 20

The GSA  Invites You to Participate With ESMS Students in

THE AIDS WALK NEW YORK
 Help find a cure and a brighter future!

Click here for event information.

To participate please contact Mr. Forigua (forigua@esmsnyc.net).

Contribute a donation here!

Community Blood Drive

    

East Side Middle School has joined with Wagner, Yorkville East, PS 527, PS 158, PS 151 and PS 267 to support The New York Blood Center.

PLEASE DONATE BLOOD

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 3:00-7:30pm

Wagner Middle School (E. 76th between 2nd and 3rd Aves.)

Click HERE to make an appointment during the blood drive.

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 hard-working Auction Committee:

Jen, Angela, Deborah, Laura, Meredith and Carri

 

Go Tigers, Roar! 

 

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 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."

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.

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

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)

Opening Celebration Tuesday, May 29, 5:30-7:00pm

Gallery showing through the end of September

6th Grade Dance Showcase

  

Wednesday, June 13

Ms. Deneroff's 6th Grade Dance Classes Present

THE ESMS DANCE SHOWCASE

Families will cycle through the gym every 45 minutes with performances beginning promptly:

Homeroom 601 @ 4:00pm

Homeroom 602 @ 4:45pm

Homeroom 605 @ 5:30pm

Homeroom 603 @ 6:15pm

Homeroom 604 @ 7:00pm

Are you available to volunteer at this event?  Parents please email ldeneroff@esmsnyc.net.

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!

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 Artists Honored

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

The Manhattan Borough Arts Festival Featuring Works by Public School Students

June 5-10, 10:30am-5:30pm

The Museum of Modern Art

Cullman Education Building 4 West 54th Street


Nicholas Vasilescu, 7th Grade

  

Natalie Bassini, 7th Grade

6th Grade Field Trip

Our 6th Graders Are Going To

Old Bethpage Village Restoration

and Restoration Farm

Thursday, June 14

  

  

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