Category: Important Dates

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 Open House This Wedesday at 7 pm


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!



   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.


Summer Reading Book Fair

Time to Clean Out Your Closet and Support the EMS PTA!

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

6th Grade Pictionary Game Night is Friday, February 10th!


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.


Next PTA Meeting on Monday, February 6th @ 7 PM

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


MS Players Club Presents…


The MS Players club presents two great plays in one evening!

A Midsummer Vacation Nightmare by Tim Kochenderfer


A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

Their third annual production will be performed January 26th at 7:00 in the EHS Auditorium.

In A Midsummer Vacation Nightmare, a pair of star crossed lovers attempt to find a way to transfer out of Athens High School before the principal forces them date other people! All the while a janitor with magical powers and some mischievous fairies make trouble for a group of students trying to mount a school play!

Followed by A Midsummer Nights Dream, Shakespeare’s most popular comedy! Four youths flee into a magical wood to find their true love. Along the way they encounter warring factions of fairies and slow witted craftsmen. It is a classic tale of love, magic and mystery.

This evening of comedy and drama is our biggest yet!

40+ amazing performers, will be performing these two plays back to back with a 15 minute intermission.

Come out and lend your support to our young and growing MS Drama Program.

Tickets are general admission and can be purchased at the door starting at 6:00pm. $5 Students/Seniors and $10 for Adults.