REPRESENT at INTERNATIONAL FEST
Seeking More Country Representation/Volunteers needed

East Side Middle School's
3rd Annual International Festival
Monday, March 18 at 6:00-8pm
ESMS cafeteria

The International Festival features country tables, hosted by families who wish to share & display various aspects of their culture, such as food samples, arts & crafts activities, holiday traditions and music. This celebration is a joint effort of the ESMS Student Council, the PTA, parent volunteers and host families. With your participation, this will be another fun filled evening!

 We're excited to announce that we already have 21 countries represented, including: Albania, Australia, Brazil, Britain, Bulgaria, China, Ecuador, Egypt, Guyana, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Panama, The Philippines, Poland, Russia, Serbia, and South Africa.  We have room to accommodate about 5 more countries and would love to have additional representation.  Please reach out as soon as possible; our committee is here to assist.

Parents, students and teachers who have questions or are interested in hosting a table at Festival, please send an email to the Festival Committee at junniemark@yahoo.com. 

Want to Share More Of Your Culture With Our Community?
The organizing committee is looking to add 5-6 performers who can give 5 minute performances (e.g., cultural dances, martial arts performances, etc.) to the evening's lineup.  Any student, parent, or teacher who would like to participate should email Rose Villazor (Rose.c.villazor@gmail.com)

Have a Favorite Tune From Your Country?
The PTA and Student Council would like to create a playlist of music representing different cultures: Interested students can contact the Student Council or Viki Galchen (orenviki@yahoo.com)

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

NEW YORK KNICKS vs. DENVER NUGGETS
Friday, March 22, 7:30pm
Section 320-323

Two types of tickets available. Supplies are limited, and sales are first come, first served.

VIP TICKETS
Tickets go on sale Thursday, Feb. 14 at 12:00 noon.
VIP tickets include a seat plus the opportunity to be on court with members of the Knicks team AND access to the fan tunnel to high-five the players!
A ONCE IN A LIFETIME PHOTO OP!
Just 21 VIP TICKETS available @ $175!  VIP Guests should meet in the MSG lobby between 6:30-6:45pm.
You will be escorted to the court by a Garden employee promptly at 6:45pm.
BUY $175.00 VIP

 

REGULAR TICKETS
Tickets go on sale Friday, February 15 at 12:00 noon.  Regular tickets are for seats only; they do not include the VIP fan experience.
BUY $80.00 REGULAR

VIP and Regular ticket holders will all be seated together in section 320-323.
ALL tickets eligible to win Knicks memorabilia!
Students may attend without an adult, but dropoff and pickup must be arranged by families in advance; there are no chaperones.

Call for Auction Volunteers

 With the Spring Auction fast approaching, we need parent volunteers to co-lead auction subcommittees

Please take a moment to review the linked list of subcommittees. Sign up for one in your area of expertise or take the opportunity to learn something new.  This is the biggest fundraising event for the school and we need your help to make it successful. 

Money raised by the event allows the PTA to fund technology upgrades, art, teacher training & development, incredible field trips and MORE!

The Spring Auction will be held on Friday, May 10th

Auction Subcommittee Descriptions:
Spring Auction 2019 Subcommittees

Auction Subcommittee Sign-up Sheet:
Auction Sign-up Sheet

Donation Forms (Share with friends and family):
 May 2019 Auction ESMS Donation Request Letter

Questions?  Email pta@esms.org

Call for Auction Items


Calling on all ESMS friends and families for the donation of auction items!


We are in need of auction item donations for our upcoming Spring Gala and for the online auction.
Popular items include:  Restaurant Certificates, Gift Cards (clothing stores, beauty/accessory stores, Apple iTunes, Amazon, electronic stores, etc.), Gym/Fitness Memberships & Classes, Entertainment Venue Certificates, Premium Merchandise, Medical/Cosmetic Services ...and much more. 

Companies and Service Providers with whom you do business are often eager & happy to donate so please ask.

Donation form is below and items can be dropped off at Beth Servetar's (parent coordinator) office or emailed into auction@esms.org

The Spring Auction will be held on Friday, May 10th
Donation Forms (Share with friends and family):
 May 2019 Auction ESMS Donation Request Letter 

Questions?  Email pta@esms.org

Principal's Book Club

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 Ms. Hyman, including notable fiction and non-fiction for adults as well as interesting books our middle school children are currently reading.

(Date Change) March 20th, 6:30PM  - Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) 
"A timeless, terrifying tale of one man’s obsession to create life—and the monster that became his legacy". “If ever a book needed to be placed in context, it’s Frankenstein” (The New York Times Book Review).

April 30th, 6:30PM - The Fighter, Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq (C.J. Chivers)
Pulitzer Prize winner C.J. Chivers’s unvarnished account of modern combat, told through the eyes of the fighters who have waged America’s longest wars.

(Date Change) May 22nd, 6:30PM  - Title to be announced

(Purchase your books through Amazon Smile and earn $ for ESMS)

 
Watch this space for the announcement of future Book Club dates and selected books.  If you plan to attend our Book Club, please email Parent Coordinator, Beth Servetar (esms.bethservetar@gmail.com).

Support East Side Middle School

Have you donated to your favorite middle school this year?

Please contribute to ESMS by donating HERE

 

ESMS School Store

New Merchandise Just Arrived!  

   
Show us your school spirit, Tigers!

Order today at esmsstore@gmail.com

Fairway Community Partners

 SHOP LOCALLY AND GIVE BACK TO
EAST SIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL
 
Last quarter, ESMS received $408!   Thank you!
  Keep Shopping!

For a Fairway Community Partners card, please contact
Parent Coordinator, Beth Servetar
(esms.bethservetar@gmail.com)

Yearbooks


The Yearbook Committee is seeking photo contributions.
Sports, club, trip, event and other school-spirit photos can be emailed into esmsphotos@gmail.com

Forget to purchase a 2018 Yearbook?  Books can be obtained from Beth Servetar, Room 112.
$20 Cash or Check (made out to ESMS PTA)

Discounts - Academic Resource Fair

 Academic Resource Fair

Discounts on Test Prep & Tutoring
 

 

We hope you found the Academic Resource Fair on 10/17/2018 informative

Vendors at the Resource Fair are offering special incentives to ESMS families.
Please take advantage of these great discounts and be sure to mention ESMS.

Please show them your support!

ESMS Vendor Discounts

Stay Connected with ESMS

Are you receiving school emails?

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

All new families must complete this form in order to receive emails, newsletters, and other notifications from ESMS.

Please click here to submit your information. 

Keep in touch, Tiger!

 

Opportunities for Students

Activities & Opportunities for Students

 

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Low or no-cost programs, events and opportunities

for

middle school students

around the city!

More information HERE.

Administration Announcement

    
Congratulations to longtime ESMS Math teacher
Amanda Hyman on her promotion to Assistant Principal @ ESMS!

 
We wish her all the best and great success in her new role!

Safety Cell Phone Database

Are you entered in our Safety Cell Phone Database?

  

Are you entered in our internal database of student and parent cell phone numbers?   We will program cell numbers into the School Messenger system in order to be able to send important text messages to kids and/or parents if needed. (For example, if there is a safety event at our school while students are out for lunch or right before school starts, we would like the ability to immediately send them instructions.)

CLICK HERE to enter cell phone information for the student and at least one parent or guardian. THIS APPLIES TO ALL FAMILIES GRADES 6-8, even if you submitted last year.

Nothing you submit through this link impacts your child's information elsewhere (not in the DOE's main database or on your child's blue card), and it will not be shared or used for purposes other than urgent notifications.

 

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.

 

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!

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!

  

ESMS Video

 

Sotheby's invited ESMS students

to speak about freedom and what the

Emancipation Proclamation means to them.

View the amazing results here.

 

NYC Spelling Bee Champ

    

TO ESMS STUDENT NEEL IYER

WINNER OF
THE 2018 NEW YORK CITY SPELLING BEE!

  

Read all about Neel's victory here!
We were so proud to watch Neel on the televised Scripps National Spelling Bee in May! 

ESMS Student Honored

CONGRATULATIONS TO ESMS STUDENT
ELLERY BERGMAN CHUDNOW

Winner of the Middle School Principals' Association
Youth Leadership Award

 

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 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.

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). 

 

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 Artists Honored

TWO EAST SIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS DISPLAYED PAINTINGS AT MoMA!

The Manhattan Borough Arts Festival Featuring Works by Public School Students

The Museum of Modern Art

Nicholas Vasilescu, 7th Grade

  

Natalie Bassini, 7th Grade

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 Upper East Side community.

ESMS Ballroom Dance Performance

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

 

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. If not signed up, register at the Amazon Smile Page: smile.amazon.com, select:
East Side Middle School PTA
Location:  New York, NY