Parent Seminar

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18

9:15am in the Cafeteria 

   

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR AND LECTURER LENORE SKENAZY RETURNS TO ESMS WITH A NEW PRESENTATION FOR PARENTS

"How Can We Raise Problem-Solvers if We Keep Solving All of Their Problems?"

A new look at how we came to do so much for our kids, and an easy way to start stepping back so our kids can step up. 

“One of the most useful and entertaining talks we’ve had in the 12 years I’ve been principal. Funny, yet utterly persuasive.”   David Getz, Principal, East Side Middle School, Manhattan
Check out Lenore's blog for more information.

The ESMS Fall Fest

    

Friday, November 3rd

6:00-8:30pm

Freaky fun for the whole family!

          

 Parent Volunteers Needed

Email pta@esms.org if you can serve on our committee. 

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 Auction

    

THE ESMS ONLINE HOLIDAY AUCTION

STARTS IN DECEMBER!

Please donate tax-deductible auction items or solicit your favorite businesses to contribute goods, services and experiences.  The deadline for donations is November 20.  See more information and print a donation form HERE.

The Spring Auction will be held on May 11, 2018, at East Side Middle School.  Each family is asked to donate at least one item to either our Online Holiday Auction or the ESMS Spring Auction, using the donation form above.

If you would like to join our planning committee, please contact auction@esms.org.

Thank you for supporting East Side Middle School!

6th Grade Parents Event

  Fall For ESMS!

6th Grade Parents are invited to meet and greet at

  

1626 Second Avenue (@ 84th Street)

 

Wednesday, November 8

7:00-9:00pm

 

Hosted by the 7th Grade PTA Representatives

Modell's Fundraiser

Support ESMS While Saving at Modell's This Month!

  

Show this coupon on your smartphone!

Valid Through October 19th.

Fairway Community Partners

SHOP LOCALLY AND GIVE BACK TO

EAST SIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL

  

To get a Fairway Community Partners card, please email ESMS parent Merryl Brown (mybrownies2@gmail.com)

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.

 Our 2017-18 Book Club kicked off in October with Judith Newman's heartwarming memoir, "To Siri With Love."  We were thrilled to welcome the author, who led the discussion with Mr. Getz.  Our next Book Club will gather on Tuesday, November 21 at 7:30pm, to discuss Phil Klay's collection of short stories about the Iraq war, "Redeloyment," winner of The National Book Award.  In December, we will read Ken Robinson's heralded book on education, "Creative Schools:  A Grassroots Revolution."  We look forward to seeing you on Monday, December 11 at 6:30pm to discuss how Robinson's works have shaped our curriculum at ESMS.

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

ESMS Video

 

Sotheby's invited ESMS students

to speak about freedom and what the

Emancipation Proclamation means to them.

View the amazing results here.

 

Meet Our New Parent Coordinator

A Big Tiger Welcome to Our New Parent Coordinator

   

Beth Servetar

Please stop by and welcome Beth to our community!  She looks forward to meeting our students this fall and supporting the families of ESMS.

ESMS Email Registration

Are you receiving school emails?

  

If you are not receiving regular email communication from the school, you may not be registered in our system.

Please click here to submit your information.

Keep in touch, Tiger!

  

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 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 

 

     

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).

 

School Lunch Form

 

PLEASE FILE YOUR SCHOOL LUNCH FORM HERE

All ESMS families must complete this form, regardless of your child's use of free lunch.

Funding for our school is dependent on the submission of these forms, so we ask for 100% compliance!

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.