Principal's Book Club

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Parents are invited to join Mr. Getz and Ms. Hyman for our Principally For Parents Book Club

Each month Principal David Getz and Assistant Principal Amanda Hyman invite parents to join them for our Principally for Parents Book Club. Participants read the selected book prior to the class and then join Mr. Getz and Ms. Hyman to discuss it in detail.

Interested in participating? Email Parent Coordinator Beth Servetar by 11pm the Sunday prior to each book club. We need at least 3 advance RSVPs to ensure that the club will meet; once an event confirmation email goes home a day ahead, please feel free to RSVP late or to attend without replying.


November 20th @ 7:15pm - Parallel Lives (Phyllis Rose)
This is a rescheduling of the 11/12 event.    Interested participants should email Beth Servetar by 11pm on Sunday 11/17. 
In her study of the married couple as the smallest political unit, Phyllis Rose uses the marriages of five Victorian writers who wrote about their own lives with unusual candor: Charles Dickens, John Ruskin, Thomas Carlyle, John Stuart Mill, and George Eliot--née Marian Evans.

December 11th @ 7:30pm - When Breath Becomes Air (Paul Kalenithi) 
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living?

January 15th @ 7:30pm - Strangers in their Own Land (Arlie Russell)
The National Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestseller that became a guide and balm for a country struggling to understand the election of Donald Trump.

If purchasing your book on Amazon, please be sure to use ESMS' Amazon Smile Account (see bottom of ESMS home page for details).

Please email our Parent Coordinator ( if you plan to attend.

After School Registration

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The Fall Trimester will come to a close on Friday, November 22nd with Winter Trimester programming officially beginning on Monday, November 25th!

Registration for the Winter Trimester will open on Friday, November 15th at noon and will close one week later on Friday, November 22nd.  The registration link will be provided as we get closer to the date.

Click HERE for the Winter schedule so that you and your family may plan ahead, prior to registration. If there are any changes to the schedule before registration we will let you know.  

Basketball Tryouts
Winter tryouts for Basketball will take place on the week of November 18th. We offer four competitive teams: Girls JV, Girls Varsity, Boys JV & Boys Varsity. (Please note: 8th graders may ONLY play Varsity level)

-Boys Basketball Tryouts (Varsity & JV)- Monday November 18th (3:30-5:40pm)
-Boys Basketball Callbacks (By Invite ONLY)- Tuesday November 19th (3:30-5:40pm)
-Girls Basketball Tryouts (Varsity & JV)- Thursday November 21st (3:30-5:40pm)

Please reach out with any questions or concerns to Nick Lacativa, Manhattan Youth After-School Program Director, at or (917)565-7472

Support East Side Middle School

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Have you donated to your favorite middle school this year?

Please contribute to ESMS by donating HERE


ESMS School Store

New Merchandise Just Arrived!  

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Show us your school spirit, Tigers!

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Fairway Community Partners

Every dollar you spend, ESMS gets 3%
On Double Days, we get 6%
  Shop hard / Shop often
For a Fairway Community Partners card, please contact
Parent Coordinator, Beth Servetar

ESMS Supports Immigrant Families

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Thank you to the talented musicians from Jazz at Lincoln Center for performing at East Side Middle School!

This series of concerts at ESMS was part of

Democracy & Jazz,

illustrating the ideals of American democracy through the lens of America’s greatest and most democratic art form: jazz.

8th Grade Field Trip

East Side Middle School

Would Like to Thank the Cast and Producers of 

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for a great Broadway experience and for the private Q & A session following both matinee performances!

 ESMS Student Q&A withe cast from Come From Away (2018) 

Make Your Amazon Purchases Work For ESMS
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible purchases to the ESMS PTA when you shop via our Amazon Smile. If not signed up, register at the Amazon Smile Page:, select:
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