Category: PTA Event

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!


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.

Joint PTA Meeting on Monday, January 8th

Holiday Book Fair 12/6

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

Time to Clean Out Your Closet and Support EMS PTA!

Fall Clothing Drive

Saturday, November 4th
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.

We collect:

  • Wearable and usable clothing (men, women and children)
  • Shoes, belts and handbags
  • Linens
  • Stuffed animals
  • Hard toys (NO large toys like play kitchens or swings)

Sorry, no books!

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

B&N Book Fair A Great Success!

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!!!