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 Unlike a text book, a Chromebook never goes out-of-date and seamlessly edits, changes and highlights information.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