Letter to NEST+m Students and Families, Week of October 5, 2015

Dear NEST+m Students and Families,

Thank you for your tremendous turnout at this past week’s Curriculum Night!  Your presence, your partnership, your feedback and your ideas are essential elements of our school’s success.

In our Week Ahead:

•      Tuesday October 6: High School Articulation Meeting (Auditorium) from 3:00pm-4:30pm. This event is for current NEST+m 8th Grade families

only. Please join us!

•      For more information about Admissions at NEST+m  see: https://nestmk12.net/admissions/middle-grade-admissions/#

•      Wednesday  October 7th – Upper Grades Entrance Exam for prospective 9th grade students who are not currently enrolled at NEST+m (4:00pm – 5:30pm) To Register, See Admissions link above

•      Thursday October 8th– Upper Grades Entrance Exam for prospective 9th grade students who are not currently enrolled at NEST+m (4:00pm – 5:30pm) To Register, See Admissions link above

Communication Systems:
During Curriculum Night, information about PupilPath.com, NEST+m’s new schoolwide communication system of record, was distributed via Grade K-5 classroom teachers and Grade 6-12 Social Studies teachers. Families: if you are seeking information about how to register to PupilPath.com please send inquiries to your child’s Grade K-5 teacher or to their Grade 6-12 Social Studies teacher.

Pre-School and Post-School Chess in NEST+m’s  1st floor “chess room”

Tuesday Morning 7:30-8:15 am – For tournament players rated by United States Federation.

Wednesday After School 2:45 – 4:45 pm – Grades 6-12 for students who have registered with teacher/coach Ana Izoria.

Thursday After School 2:45 – 4:45 pm – Grades K-5  for students who have registered with teacher/coach Ana Izoria.

Those who have not registered and would like to join either Wednesday or Thursday afterschool sessions are welcome to email Ms. Azoria at AIzoria@schools.nyc.gov<mailto:AIzoria@schools.nyc.gov>  All names will be kept on our waiting list until an additional coach is hired.

Opportunity for Parents to Attend First Session of the Parent Talk Series (middle and high schools): In order to facilitate parents’ access to special engagements and discussions around educational themes, the NYCDOE will be offering a Parent Talk Series over the course of the school year. The first event in this series is a free screening for middle and high school students and parents of the film “He Named Me Malala” on October 10; interested parents should RSVP for this event  by October 7. For more information see: http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/FACE/ParentEvents/StandWithMalala

Fall 2015 Parent Conferences (all schools): The NYCDOE is providing free, grade-specific conferences for parents to meet other parents and receive information that will help parents impact their child’s education.  The high school conference takes place on October 17. All parents of students in New York City schools are invited to attend; translated flyers and more information are available For more information see. http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/FACE/ParentEvents/2015FallParentConferences.htm

Warmly,
Mark Berkowitz
(IA) Principal