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Family Stem Night is Friday, May 4th

Dear EMS Families,

This is an event for the entire family. We will start the evening with dinner and then families will be led through a STEM exercise. We will build robotic models to understand the anatomy and biomechanics of the human hand. Then, we will conduct trials visualizing data in Excel to generate new ideas for improving it’s performance. For a demonstration of the program look here. There will also be great raffles for tech-inspired games, T-shirts and more!  All free to our school community this night!

This evening is FREE, but we get an accurate count to plan for dinner so we are asking that you register on our Eventbrite page HERE .

We will need some volunteers to ensure this evening runs smoothly so please sign up HERE if you can help.

This evening is sponsored by a grant from National PTA and Microsoft. Looking forward to a fun community evening! See you there!

EMS PTA

EMS PTA receives 2018 National PTA STEM+Families Tech Grant!

We were one of two awarded to NY state and one of 35 awarded nationally. More information about the grant can be found here.

The event is in the planning stages but anyone interested in volunteering please feel free to contact the PTA at eastchestermspta@gmail.com.  This event will be one for the whole family and we will be supplying dinner for everyone. That evening families will learn how to build a robotic finger as shown here! We’ll let you know as soon as we set a date.

EMS PTA Board

PTA Meeting on February 7th, 7:45 pm: MS Technology Courses

Please join us at the PTA meeting on February 7th at 7:45 pm in the HS Library as we continue our focus on middle school students and technology. EMS teachers Mrs. Mary Ann Bernarducci, Mr. John Blaser, and Mr. Anthony Rich will be presenting the ways we teach students to use technology for educational purposes — providing an overview of our Digital Citizenship, Independent Inquiry and Future Problem solving course curriculum’s highlighting some of the projects that students complete.

Happy New Year!

Parents/Family/Friends of EMS Students,

So far this year the PTA has been able to fund a Welcome Back Breakfast for our school staff, pizza for the 7th grade movie night, and for 6th graders, an all day visit with author Gordon Korman! Funding these events takes $$$ so we are looking to sign-up for the programs described in this email as another way to generate funds.  Sign-up takes only minutes so please sign up to help EMS PTA continue to support our school programs and events.

Did you know there are two ways to help raise funds for our school by just shopping?

Now a portion of proceeds from purchases made at Stop and Shop or Amazon.com can be donated to our school if you sign up!

Information for Stop and Shop A+ program is here stopshopAplus and below is the information for the Amazon Smile program . Last day to sign up on Stop and Shop is Jan 31, 2018 for us to get credit this school year.

Follow this link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/13-3529647 

to Amazon Smile to support PTA Congress 018-343 Eastchester Middle School PTA and follow instructions to link to your amazon account!

If you have any questions email eastchestermspta@gmail.com.

Thanks for your help in funding our school programs!

Joint PTA Meeting on Monday, January 8th

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Help Fund Our School Programs by signing up with Amazon Smile and Stop and Shop A+

So far this year, the PTA has been able to fund

  • a Welcome Back Breakfast for our school staff
  • pizza for the 7th grade movie night, and
  • 6th grade all day visit with author Gordon Korman

Funding these events takes $$$ so we are looking to sign-up for the programs described in this email as another way to generate funds.  Sign-up takes only minutes so please sign up to help EMS PTA continue to support our school programs and events.

Did you know there are two ways to help raise funds for our school by just shopping?

Now a portion of proceeds from purchases made at Stop and Shop A+ Program  and Amazon Smile can be donated to our school if you sign up!

If you have any questions email eastchestermspta@gmail.com.

Thanks for your help in funding our school programs!

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

EMS Open House This Wedesday at 7 pm

DON”T FORGET TO JOIN PTA AT OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEK
WEDNESDAY EVENING AT  7PM

PTA will have a membership sign-up table. You can print the membership form from the website and bring with $$$, check or credit card. See you there!

 

Welcome to New and Returning Families and EMS Staff

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FROM THE EASTCHESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION
On behalf of the EMS PTA Board we extend a warm welcome to new and returning EMS families and to the EMS Staff. Hope you all had a restful summer. Middle school can be a big transition for students and families and it is as well for the PTA. In middle school, the PTA remains focused on community, but concentrates efforts around student advocacy, student/parent education programs, and staff appreciation. This year the PTA will focus on continuing to build links to the community and you will see us hosting events which focus more on community building than fundraising. We are planning to partner with EMS staff to continue to build an emphasis on reading in the community. The PTA is also looking for opportunities to support community service efforts. Finally, we hope to help coordinate and communicate advocacy for school funding at the state and local government levels. As pressure is put on state and local community budgets it is critical that the PTA focus on education funding.

The drive for PTA MEMBERSHIP starts now and will continue through October. The two most critical goals of membership are to:

  1.  identify volunteers who can help us carry out all of the programs that support our students, and
  2. raise funds to do the same.

This year we are again using a direct donation strategy rather than selling gift wrap, candy, books, etc. EMS PTA funds are used to support grade specific events, Field Day, International Night, Student and Parent Orientations, and Staff Appreciation. In addition, the PTA works with EMS Staff to purchase items needed for the school. Last year the PTA was able to purchase 60 Chrome Books for our school. We could not have done this without your support! Please consider MEMBERSHIP IN PTA and making a direct donation.

We also encourage everyone to be a part of your student’s school experience by VOLUNTEERING and/or participating in programs. We have many opportunities that involve very small time commitments and we have tasks that can be done remotely without ever having to be at the school. Just let us know how you’d like to be involved and we will find something that works within your schedule. Becoming a PTA member and an active volunteer is one of the most important steps families can take to support students. We look forward to working with you this year!

Kind Regards,
Renee Howell and Gina Scaglione
PTA Co-Presidents

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT 2017!

   The EMS PTA greatly appreciated the MANY generous families who donated cultural dishes  toward our 4th Annual International Night. It was a festive “Sakura” themed evening of fun cultural diversity among our student  performances and community! A great evening was had by all.

Special thanks to the following people for all their help that evening:

Denise Calabro, Angela Poli, Donna Constantino, Elsa Sanchez, Hilario Ramos, Nina Rodriquez, Maggie Raccioppo, Lilly Schulz, Gina Scaglione, Doreen Cheung, Chiaki Umemoto, Yuko Tanabe, Makiko Yoshimoto, Tomoe Imamura,  Mrs. Astarita, Mrs. Leptak, Mrs. Logan, Mrs. Shay, Mr. Dodge, EMS Jazz Band, PTA,  JPA, and  Custodial staff.

 

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