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 www.irvinsimon.com. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Maria Liosatos (firstname.lastname@example.org)
EMS Photos Co-Chair
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 Unlike a text book, a Chromebook never goes out-of-date and seamlessly edits, changes and highlights information.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
THANKS TO EVERYBODY WHO CONTRIBUTED TO AND VOLUNTEERED AT THE EMS SPRING CLOTHING DRIVE! It was a very successful day.
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
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.
COMPLETE THE SCHOOLBEE FORM NOW
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.
The EMS PTA is in the process of implementing a new on-line student directory called SchoolBee. Some of you may already be familiar with this as the Eastchester elementary schools each introduced it in the previous school year. The EMS PTA would now like to extend SchoolBee to the Middle School as well. In order to get the EMS SchoolBee site up and running, we are asking that you provide some basic contact information. This will allow us to populate the directory and send you a username and password to login.
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.
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. For those of you who are already in SchoolBee, please still fill out the form so that we have up-to-date records.
Our heartfelt thanks go to all families who participated in our Membership Drive and Armchair Fundraiser! To date, we have over 264 families who have joined the EMS PTA. Our fundraiser has collected approximately $6660, which will go toward the purchase of additional ChromeBooks for use by our students. If you haven’t joined the PTA, you can still sign up and/or contribute at anytime. We appreciate your generosity and wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!