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Book Fair Rescheduled!

The EMS Annual Book Fair that is listed on the district calendar for Wednesday, May 16 at Barnes & Noble has been cancelled.

The new date is Monday, June 11th at 7:00 pm (at Barnes & Noble).

Cookies! We asked, and your answer was sweet!

Your generosity was so very apparent yesterday as the donations came pouring in for the EMS Staff Appreciation Cookie Extravaganza.  There was an amazing variety and we were able to cover the entire conference table in the staff lounge  as you can see below. The staff was amazed and they asked that we send a huge THANK YOU back to the community.  So THANKS to all our bakers and buyers for making this week extra sweet for the EMS Staff.

Special thanks to Kim Luciano and Sachiko Nanaumi for volunteering for set-up and cookie running and to Jean De Cairano and Sharon Renzo for cookie running.

Thanks to all the families who donated!

Crista DeStefano, Wendy Pregiato , Jean DeCairano , Sharon Renzo, Vicky Kolndreu , Jennifee Berger, Sachiko Nanaumi , Yuka Sasaki , Marlo Hunter , Nina Lavista , Judy D’Annunzio , Kim Luciano , Jackie Holstein , Sonia Gil , Patricia Guldner , Michelle Forzaglia, Doreen Napolitano , Naomi Naka , Christine Romano, Nora Harnett, Fran Annunziata , Christina O’Neill , Christina Travaglino , Michela Falco , Theresa Maldarelli , Ellen Baer , Dani LeStrange, Gina Cozza , Janel Caasino , Christine Cupaiuolo-Pierro , Diane Capon, Renee Howell-Magann

Thank You–Holiday Book Fair A Success!

The Eastchester Middle School PTA would like to thank our community for coming out to support the December Barnes and Noble Holiday Book Fair!  Because of all of you it was a fun community event and we raised money for our school.

The PTA would like to give special thanks to the Eastchester Teachers Association for their generous donation of the $100.00 for the raffle with gratitude to Claire DeLongchamp for her raffle display which enticed many supporters.

Heartfelt appreciation to Mrs. Debra Barrett for her endless support and tireless effort to make our Holiday Book Fair successful.

Last, but never least we would like to thank Zana Correa, Elizabeth Follen, Kim Luciano and Sachiko Nanaumi for volunteering their time during this busy season to help with preparation, set-up, raffles, wrapping and more!! We appreciation your support!

We wish everyone a happy Holiday Season and a wonderful New Year!


Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

Photo Day This Wednesday (A-L) and Thursday (M-Z).

Please be advised that Photo Day is Wednesday, October 4th for students with last names beginning with A-L and Thursday, October 5th for students with last names beginning with M-Z.  Their photos will be taken during their lunch periods. Order forms have already been sent home, via backpack.

I am pleased to inform you that EMS is again using Irvin Simon.   Please be advised if you have more than two children attending Waverly, Anne Hutchinson, Greenvale or EMS, you are to pay for the first two packages.  Photo packages for your remaining children will be free.  Please mark “FP” in the amount boxes of those order forms.  (i.e. if you have 3 or more children- only pay for 2).

If your child forgets his/her form on October 4th or 5th, you may still place your order.  Your child will still sit for his/her photo.  Please place your order by October 13th so that you order will be processed at the same time as the EMS orders.  Simply mail your completed form and payment to Irvin Simon at 146 Meacham Ave., Elmont, NY 11003.

If you decide to place your order online, please be sure to write your confirmation number on the order form and send that in with your child on Photo Day.  This will be proof that you both placed and paid for your order.

In the event that you are unhappy with your child’s photos or your child is absent on October 4th or 5th, Photo Retake Day is November 16th.  Please be sure to return the entire photo package on that day in order for your child to sit for a new photo.

For further information, please visit their website at  Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Maria Liosatos (
EMS Photos Co-Chair


Summer Reading List Links and School Supply List

6th Grade Summer Reading

7th Grade Summer Reading

8th Grade Summer Reading

School Supply List (All Grades)


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

Clothing Drive Collects over 6701 pounds for a total of $1340.20!


Internet Safety Program, March 7th

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

New On-Line Directory

Earlier this week, we launched SchoolBee, the new on-line school directory.  If you provided information for the directory, you should have received an e-mail from “EMS PTA via SchoolBee” with directions on how to login and confirm your profile.  If you did not receive this e-mail and believe that you should have, please check your spam filter.  If you still don’t see it, please send an e-mail to for assistance.

Once logged in, you can access your profile and select what information you would like to make available for the directory. If you are a PTA member, you will have access to the full directory, in addition to your own profile. Please consider joining the EMS PTA if you haven’t already done so.

If you have not yet provided information for SchoolBee, you still have time.

Please click on the link below to access the form to fill out. We will need one form per student so if you have more than one child in the Middle School, please fill out a form for each student.


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