All ESMS Chromebooks & chargers borrowed for remote learning must be returned to the main office on/by June 27, even if you are returning to ESMS in September.Students who borrowed an iPad or computer from the DOE during remote learning and are not attending a DOE school next year must return the devices to the main office on/by June 27 (with cover & charger). If you are staying in a NYC public school, you may continue to use the DOE device if you like.MS114 (02M114) - East Side Middle School
8th Grade Diploma InformationIf a graduating student will not be in school on June 27 when diplomas are distributed, they may give the office a self-addressed 9x12" envelope with 2 stamps for July diploma mailing.MS114 (02M114) - East Side Middle School
Orientation Meeting for New Families Update
If you tried to join the Orientation meeting this evening, we apologize for the technical difficulties.
Check your email for a save-the-date for a September in-person meeting. If you did not receive the email, please call the office.MS114 (02M114) - East Side Middle School
6th and 7th Grade Families...
If you know that your child is NOT returning to ESMS in September, please fill out this form, even if you do not have all of the requested information. If you are unsure of your plans at this time, please wait to complete the form until you have made a decision. (The main office will need proof of a seat offer or enrollment paperwork from the new school as soon as you have it.)MS114 (02M114) - East Side Middle School
Final report cards available June 27
Final report card will be in NYCSA (schoolsaccount.nyc) on June 27. Families are encouraged to download the PDF of the full report card for your records, as transcripts later show only your final grade.MS114 (02M114) - East Side Middle School
NYC CARE Available citywide at NYC Health + Hospitals locations!
NYC Care is a health care access program that guarantees services at little or no-cost to New Yorkers who do not qualify for or cannot afford health insurance. Unlock your right to affordable health care with dignity and respect, regardless of your immigration status or ability to pay.MS114 (02M114) - East Side Middle School
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
️Option B: Remote via Zoom 9:00AM - 12:00PMMS114 (02M114) - East Side Middle School
Student and Family mental health helplineVibrant 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 seasonMS114 (02M114) - East Side Middle School
Last Day of School for StudentsMS114 (02M114) - East Side Middle School
The Final PTA Meeting of the School Year
HEALTH & WELLNESS 2021-22
Important to note #3 on p.2
If your child requires medication to be administered at school, please return a signed MAF to the school nurse with any medication (labeled) that is to be stored at school; please call 212.360.0114 x5 in September to set up a dropoff time.
Pursuant to Section 613 of the New York State Public Health Law, all schools are now required to post flu educational material in plain view throughout the school building.
FREE SUMMER MEALS
Beginning June 28, anyone age 18 and under can receive free breakfast and lunch at locations across New York City through this year’s Summer Meals program. Designated public schools, community pool centers, parks, and food trucks will be open for service. No registration, documentation, or ID will be necessary for children to receive these free meals.
Get more information in all DOE languages.
OPEROO - DIGITAL FORMS IN ANY LANGUAGE
The PTA is proud to help support the school's use of a new data service called Operoo, which will allow you to read school correspondence in any language you select and to complete many school forms on your phone, tablet or computer. This week, Operoo will send you an email, asking you to set up your profile and fill out some initial forms like:
ESMS School Handbook and Parent Release Form
Emergency Blue Card
Cell Phone Database
DOE media consent
Later in the year, you'll be able to submit field trip permission slips, graduation materials and more. We hope it will help eliminate redundancy and make it easier to complete school and city form requirements.
Principal's Book Club - Parents and Guardians: Join Mr. Getz on Zoom!
Parents and Guardians: Join Mr. Getz on Zoom for the Principal's Book Club.
June 13th, 2022 - Dos Palabras by Isabel Allende
Use this form to RSVP • Zoom Links Will Be Sent on Book Club Day.
May 11th, 2022 - Worm by Paul Auster
April: The Cryptozoologist by Tony Earley
March 9th, 2022 - Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
January 12th, 2022 - Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon
February 9th, 2022 7pm - The Guide by R. K. Narayan
Dec 2021 - Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong
Nov 2021 - Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead
Oct 2021 - Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason
Parent Workshops and Resources
Reading Recommendations from Mr. Getz:
Twitter Needs a Pause Button
The Talk - How Adults Can Promote Young People’s Healthy Relationships and Prevent Misogyny and Sexual Harassment and accompanying Podcast
Comfort Dog Program
Bailey, our NYC certified therapy dog, will be a part of our school community for this school year. Bailey will be included in classroom lessons on social-emotional learning, resiliency, and human/animal interaction.
Additionally, students may have the opportunity to interact directly with Bailey for more individualized social-emotional learning opportunities. For example, interacting with Bailey may help students with counseling sessions meet their social-emotional performance (e.g. socialization and communication) goals.
Bailey may also be used as part of our school’s crisis intervention protocols, including behavioral crisis de-escalation and bereavement assistance.
Student Poetry Club
I See Her by Ahana Chandra- by Ahana Chandra
My Life in Corona Social Imposed Distancing
- A Poem Memoir written by 7th Grader, Leah Mesuk
New Poems Added!
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!
-The Students of the ESMS Poetry Corner
Outside Activities & Opportunities for Students
for middle school students around the city!
Free Homework Help - Dial a Teacher
Parent University helps to educate families from early childhood through adulthood. It offers free courses, resources, events, and activities. Check it out and sign in with your NYC School Account.
ESMS is collaborating with Making Caring Common, a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, to build a more caring, inclusive school community where students feel safe, supported, and connected. As a member of the Caring Schools Network, we will work to better understand how students, staff, and parents experience our school community.
We will also have access to research-based strategies and insights from leaders in the field of education to promote safety, caring, and respect. You can learn more about MCC’s Caring Schools Network at https://mcc.gse.harvard.edu/caring-schools.
Supporting Our School
Due reduced fundraising opportunities this past year resulting from Covid-19, our school and students need your support now more than ever. Your generous support will help to continue quality student programs remotely and when school resumes onsite. We also want to assist with needs of our dedicated teachers and staff.
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: Amazon Smile, select:
East Side Middle School PTA
Be sure to activate Amazon Smile in your Amazon App on your phone/device!