• No Name Calling Week - May 16 to 20th

    No Name-Calling Week (NNCW), created by James Howe, author of The Misfits, has been a tradition at East Side Middle School for 10 years. Each year, a new group of students takes on the NNCW project to try and create a more positive school environment. The week will feature student-created, homeroom activities that teach lessons about self-positivity, cyberbullying, compromise, among many other lessons. The Student Council hopes this will have a lasting positive effect on East Side Middle

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    MS Arts Audition Boot Camp 2022 is to "in person" this August!
    Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp is a free, two-week arts program for New York City Department of Education public school students entering grade 8 this fall.  (Applicants must be Title I eligible or attending a Title I school. note: ESMS is not a Title I school.) The online application is open until April 29, and the online audition submission is due by June 3.   
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  • Plastic Free Lunch Day

    The first ever Plastic Free Lunch Day, created by students in NYC public schools, is happening on May 16. School lunch will be prepared and served without plastic - no clingwrap, no condiment packs, and - they hope - no use of the plastic-wrapped utensils. If you are bring your lunchbox or are going to Out Lunch, try to think about not bringing, buying or using anything plastic.
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  • Graduation Fees - Ceremony and Dinner Cruise

    Congratulations to our 8th graders.

    See the following page for more details on the upcoming events and fees:


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  • Amazing Teacher Treat Raffle Items for Auction - Friday, May 13 | 6:00-9:30pm

    Don’t let your child miss out on the chance to spend amazing time with one of their favorite teachers! 
    You do not have to attend the benefit to purchase Teacher Treat raffles. 
    Please fill out and return raffle tickets with payment to the main office.
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  • STEM Matters - Free summer programs in science, technology, engineering & math, K-12

    STEM Matters NYC includes week-long camps for students

    Applications are due April 19, 2022 .

    Topics include gardening, stone carving, marine biology, physics, aeronautics, computer science & much more.  K-9 selections via lottery.  HS program information online here

    STEM Matters NYC camp programs are free and students receive MetroCards for transportation if needed; busing and meals are not provided.  

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  • STEM Institute: Bridge To High School FREE Summer Program for 8th Graders

    ⭐STEM Institute: Bridge To High School FREE Summer Program for 8th Graders⭐

    Ofreceremos clases presenciales y remotas para este programa!

    The Summer Bridge Program aims to provide students with foundational skills in Math and English for a successful transition to hHigh school.  In-Person and Remote options are available  

    Classes are FREE and students can earn High-School elective credits upon successful completion of the program.

    July 6- August 18, 2022
    Mondays - Fridays
    ⭐️Option A: In- Person 9:00AM - 3:00PM at City College of New York  160 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031

    Lunch & Breakfast Provided
    Daily Engaging Activities Scheduled in the Afternoon
    Vaccination Required 
    ⭐Option B: Remote via Zoom 9:00AM - 12:00PM

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  • Artist Partnership with Guggenheim Museum - with 6th grade visits on- May 5 and 6.

    In conjunction with our teaching artist partnership with the Guggenheim Museum this spring, our 6th grade classes will visit the Guggenheim on May 5 & 6 to see the exhibition "Gillian Wearing Wearing Masks". Students must be well-masked to enter the museum.  The homeroom numbers going each day are TBD. 
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  • Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center is a FREE and confidential Health care facility-Virtual Fest May 10 2022 Fest

    Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center is a FREE and confidential Health care facility for adolescents aged 10 to 26 years old.
    The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center is a FREE and confidential Health care facility for adolescents aged 10 to 26 years old. 
    They provide primary health care, immunizations and physical exams, birth control, STI/HIV testing and treatment, counseling, therapy, family therapy, optical care (including free glasses), Nutrition, S.P.E.E.K. peer education, and legal services. They are LGBTQ+ friendly, providing LGBQ and Transgender care (including hormone therapy and many more services).  Students: see the attached flyer about their May 10 virtual S.P.E.E.K. event.
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  • Increased In-School COVID-19 Testing

    In anticipation of the Midwinter Break, we are increasing the number of students who will be included in the city’s in-school random surveillance testing program. Beginning on February 7, schools will test the larger of either:

    • 10 percent of the school’s student enrollment in grades 1 through 12, up to a cap of 250 students 
    • 20 percent of the school’s unvaccinated student population

    This change allows schools with highly vaccinated student populations to test a larger group of students every week. Additionally, 10 percent of staff continue to be able to get tested weekly.

    Read more about increased school COVID-19 Testing.

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  • Student and Family mental health helpline

    Vibrant Emotional Health and the UFT have created a helpline that offers free, confidential mental health support for NYC students and their families. The holidays are a stressful time for many, and now we face the latest surge of COVID-19 in the city. The helpline’s licensed clinicians will be available to offer support throughout the December break and beyond.
    Call: 212-709-3222
    Text: "PLC" to 43961

    Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 12 midnight
    Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Open throughout the holiday season
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  • Save Money on Your Home Broadband Service

    From the Federal Communications Commission (FCC):  

    New York City households with at least one student enrolled in City public schools can apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit program, which provides broadband internet service at a reduced cost to eligible households throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about this program, and start saving money on your monthly internet bill today!

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  • PTA General Meeting

    PTA General Meeting with guest speaker, Dr. Tracy Dennis-Tiwary on adolescent anxiety

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  • BASEBALL: East Side Middle School (M 114) vs Community Health Academy of the Heights (M 346) at Central Park North Meadow #10

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  • MAT Field (150 Cherry Street)

    ultimate frisbee - vs. Simon Baruch Middle School

    Thursday May 19th (5:00pm) vs. Simon Baruch Middle School

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  • SOFTBALL: East Side Middle School (M 114) vs Computer School (M 245) at Central Park Great Lawn Field #3

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  • VARSITY BOYS VOLLEYBALL: East Side Middle School (M 114) vs Hunter Middle School at 71 East 94th St, New York, NY 10128

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  • BASEBALL: Anderson School (M 334) vs East Side Middle School (M 114) at Central Park North Meadow #11

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  • Wagner Playground (120th Street between First & Second Avenue)

    ultimate frisbee - vs. Abraham Joshua Heschel School

    • Wednesday May 25th (4:00pm) vs. Abraham Joshua Heschel School
    • Wagner Playground (120th Street between First & Second Avenue)
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  • Wagner Playground (120th Street between First & Second Avenue

    ultimate frisbee - vs. West End Secondary School

    Thursday May 26th (4:00pm) vs. West End Secondary School


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  • SOFTBALL: Robert F. Wagner Middle School (M 167) vs East Side Middle School (M 114) at Central Park North Meadow #7

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  • International Night

    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 many host families. With your participation, this will be an amazing fun-filled evening!

    If you are interested in hosting a table at this FREE Festival event, please send an email to the Festival Committee at jtcesms@yahoo.com. Cafeteria space is very limited to approximately 24 tables/countries, so please reach out as soon as possible, and our committee will gladly help families from the same country collaborate on a table as needed.

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ESMS Auction - May 13th, 2022

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We are thrilled to announce that tickets ARE ON SALE for the ESMS Annual Benefit celebrating THE YEAR OF THE TIGER on Friday, May 13! 

Parents, vendors please use ESMS this Donation Form for items you would like to donate. See here for  2022 Donation Ideas.pdf We request that you submit by Monday, April 30th. If you have any questions, please contact us at esmsbenefit@gmail.com 

The PTA of East Side Middle School (ESMS) holds an annual auction to raise money to subsidize the drastically underfunded public school budget. Each year, we auction off merchandise and gift certificates from a wide array of businesses, as well as unique services and experiences. This school year we will return to hosting an in-person event on Friday, May 13, 2022 with an online and in-person auction component. In order to make this fundraiser a success, we hope that you are able to make a tax-deductible donation to the ESMS auction. By supporting our auction with a donation, your organization will receive recognition at the auction itself, on our auction website, and in our auction journal. ESMS families are very supportive of our donors. With your support, the ESMS PTA will be able to fund the programs and services that make ESMS a great learning institution, including: On-going technology upgrades , Training and development of our teachers, Enriching elective programs for our students 

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