We are pleased to announce that the EMS PTA general membership approved a gift of two classroom sets of Chromebooks to the Eastchester Middle School at our May 15th meeting.
Valued at approximately $18,500, this gift will enable the Middle School to purchase 60 new Chromebooks for use by our faculty and students to enhance the curriculum and learning experience of our children.
In case you are not familiar with these devices, a Chromebook is a laptop running the Linux-based Chrome OS as its operating system. Chromebooks are used in ELA, Social Studies and Science classrooms, enabling a more interactive and collaborative way for students to learn. Unlike a text book, a Chromebook never goes out-of-date and seamlessly edits, changes and highlights information. Josh Elder, our Assistant Principal, shared that teachers are eager to implement Chromebooks into their classrooms and see that students are more engaged in completing assignments when the work is done via the Chromebook. Given the additional 60 devices, they are closer to their goal of each team having a set of Chromebooks to share.
The gift was made possible by the generous support of our EMS PTA community, with funds from our “Armchair Fundraiser” and other fundraising activities throughout the school year. We would like to thank all members of our school community – parents, administrators, teachers, and students – who supported our programs and fundraising efforts this year. Your generosity, hard work and time commitment made this wonderful gift possible.
We have been honored to serve this year with such a dedicated board.
Anita Sabelja & Beverly Fang
On behalf of the the EMS PTA Board
EMS PTA would like to extend our gratitude to Dr. Moran, Mr. Wynne and Mr. Elder for their support to have our first Barnes & Noble Book Fair. This event was so successful because of the continuous effort and endless enthusiasm of Mrs. Debra Barrett. We are truly thankful!! A special thank you to Mr. Mark Dodge for making it possible to have our jazz band perform and to the very talented EMS Jazz Band. They sounded amazing!! Our gratitude to the Eastchester Teachers Association for their generous donation of $100.00 to purchase the lotto tickets and to Claire DeLongchamp for her presentation of the lotto board. It looked incredible!! B&N gift cards were given from the PTA to our poetry winners. Congratulations!! Your poems were inspiring and well written! We appreciate the eighth grade National Junior Honor Society students for reading to all the young children enabling adults to shop.
Thank you to EMS Parents/Guardians for attending the EMS PTA Book Fair at Barnes and Noble. It is because of your support it was so successful!!
Finally, a great big thank you to parent volunteers, student volunteers and to the EMS PTA Board who happily gave so much of their time, their cars to transport instruments and anything else that needed to be done to make this first EMS PTA Book Fair at Barnes & Noble a huge success!!!
THANKS TO EVERYBODY WHO CONTRIBUTED TO AND VOLUNTEERED AT THE EMS SPRING CLOTHING DRIVE! It was a very successful day.
Spring Clothing Drive
Saturday, April 29th
10 am – 1 pm
No need to step out of your car – students will take the bags from you! We get $$ for each pound of clothing we collect! Donated items are sent to needy areas of the world.
View the Flyer
We are looking for a few dads to help load the truck from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm on the day of the clothing drive. If you would like to help, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for three volunteers to serve on our Nominating Committee.
The Nominating Committee will help create a slate for the EMS PTA Executive Board for the upcoming school year (2017-18). This is the perfect opportunity to get involved in your child’s school.
The Nominating Committee seeks candidates for the following open positions:
- Co-President (2) or President (1)
- Vice President (1)
- Treasurer (1)
- Secretary (1)
- Ways & Means (2)
- Communications (1)
- PTA Council Representative (1)
If you would like to serve on the Nominating Committee, or to be nominated for one of these positions, please contact Beverly Fang by March 30. All interested persons will be forwarded to the Nominating Committee. Self-nominations will also be accepted for any/all of the above positions.
Join the EMS PTA for a presentation on Internet Safety given by Laura Forbes, Westchester County Assistant District Attorney of the High Technology Crime Bureau. Ms. Forbes will speak to parents about issues such as cyberbullying, online predators, identity theft and apps that children and teens use that parents may not be aware of. Assistant District Attorney Laura Forbes has a unique perspective on these issues since she actively prosecutes cases related to high tech crimes for the county. This meeting is for parents only due to the nature of the subject matter. Middle school staff will be on hand to answer questions on how these issues are dealt with at the school.
Date: Tuesday March 7, 2017
Time: 7:45 pm
Place: Eastchester High School Library
SIXTH GRADE PICTIONARY GAME NIGHT!
Bring your drawing and guessing skills for a few rounds of this entertaining game! Work together to help your team solve the most clues fast. Prizes will be awarded!
Where: Middle School Cafeteria
When: Friday, February 10th
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Please return your RSVP and Permission form by Monday, February 6th.
*This event is a drop-off event and an RSVP will be required.
No walk-ins will be permitted.
Google Classroom and eTechbooks at Eastchester Middle School
Many of the EMS Staff use Google Classroom for distribution of assignments, homework submission and collaboration. In addition this year some classes are using eTextbooks in addition to online text access. This is not your father’s classroom!
Join us this night as the EMS staff presentation these new online tools for classroom management and education.
WHEN: Monday February 6th
7:00 p.m. (Executive Board Meeting)
7:45 p.m. (Presentation begins)
WHERE: High School Library
Sponsored by EMS PTA