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.


February 26th @ 6:30pm - Fierce Attachments, A Memoir (Vivian Gornick)
Vivian Gornick’s Fierce Attachments—hailed by the New York Times for the renowned feminist author’s “mesmerizing, thrilling” truths within its pages—has been selected by the publication’s book critics as the #1 Best Memoir of the Past 50 Years. In this deeply etched and haunting memoir, Vivian Gornick tells the story of her lifelong battle with her mother for independence.

March 18th @ 7:30pm - Trick Mirror (Jia Tolentino)
"“From The New Yorker’s beloved cultural critic comes a bold, unflinching collection of essays about self-deception, examining everything from scammer culture to reality television.”

April 29th @ 6:30pm - Belonging (Nora Krug)
"Nora Krug was born decades after the fall of the Nazi regime, but the Second World War cast a long shadow over her childhood and youth in the city of Karlsruhe, Germany. Yet she knew little about her own family’s involvement; though all four grandparents lived through the war, they never spoke of it."

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.

Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Gender Neutral Bathrooms Are Here

Please let your children know that there are now two gender-neutral, single-user bathrooms at school, for use any time by students or staff. 

These new bathrooms are on the 3rd and 5th floors and are marked.  Note - the  the 3rd floor bathroom also contains free feminine products (and always available from the parent coordinator's office)

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:
East Side Middle School PTA
Location:  New York, NY

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