Letter to NEST+m Students and Families from Mark Berkowitz, Week of May 1, 2017

Dear NEST+m Students & Families,
Though tomorrow brings the first day of May, today we remain in April, National Poetry Month.

In recognition of NEST+m’s commitment to the Sciences and Arts, here through the words of a William Wordsworth classic poem, and the span of 210 years, is a celebration of Spring, our natural world, and the power of discovery.

I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud, by William Wordsworth, 1807

Daffodils (A Children’s Garden of Poetry), by William Wordsworth, read by Dave Matthews

  • This week features Advanced Placement Exams as well as Grades 3-7 State Math Exams.  Please see detailed information regarding the AP Testing Calendar immediately below; additional guidelines regarding AP Testing can be found within the Grades 9-12 Updates section of this message.
  • Thank you to the PTA for coordinating today’s on-site Chess Tournament at NEST+m.

Our calendar and updates below provide additional information about our week ahead.

Thank you for your ongoing support and communication.


Mark Berkowitz



Monday May 1st:

  • AP Testing–AP Chemistry (AM); AP Psychology (PM)

Tuesday May 2nd:

  • AP Testing–AP Physics 1(PM)
  • Grades 3-7 State Math Exam (Day 1)

Wednesday May 3rd:

  • AP Testing–AP Literature (AM)
  • Grades 3-7 State Math Exam (Day 2)
  • 6 pm in the Auditorium: 8th grade Philadelphia Trip, Family Meeting

Thursday May 4th:  

  • No AP Testing Today
  • Grades 3-7 State Math Exam (Day 3)

Friday May 5th:

  • AP Testing–AP U.S. History (AM)
  • Grades 3-7 State Math Make Up Exam

Looking ahead:

  • 5/18, from 4:45-7:45 pm: K-5 Science Fair + 6-12 Curriculum Celebration