Letter to NEST+m Students & Families from Mark Berkowitz, Week of May 8th, 2017

Dear NEST+m Students & Families,

Thank you NEST+m families and community for supporting our students during last week’s New York State Grades 3–7 Common Core Math Exams. Congratulations to our students for completing these assessments.

May 8th to May 12th is Teacher Appreciation Week.
This is a wonderful opportunity to send an email, write a card or simply let a teacher know how and in what ways their teaching is appreciated by you.

Students, Families: Your words will be greatly appreciated by every NEST+m teacher, so thank you for sharing your voice.

Friday May 12th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm: NESTFest K-12 Student Talent Show in Auditorium. All NEST+m students and families are welcome.

Thursday May 18th, 4:45pm to 7:45pm, will be our NEST+m K-12 Curriculum Showcase. A stand-alone announcement with specific details is forthcoming.

As always, our calendar and updates below provide additional information about our week ahead.

Thank you for your ongoing support and communication.

Warmly,
Mark Berkowitz
Principal

Our Week Ahead

Grades K-5 Announcements:

  • Tuesday 5/9 Jazz @ Lincoln Center, Jazz for Young People Concert, for 5thgraders
  • Friday 5/12: NESTFest Student Talent Show, 6pm to 8:00pm in Auditorium

K-12 Curriculum Showcase Night
Thursday, May 18th 4:45pm – 7:45pm

  • 5:15 – 6:15pm K – 2nd Grade Student Science Presentations
  • 6:15 – 7:15pm 3rd – 5th Grade Student Science Presentations

Grades 6-8 Announcements:

  • Tuesday  5/9 to Weds. 5/10: 8th Grade Trip to Philadelphia
  • Tuesday 5/9 Jazz @ Lincoln Center, Jazz for Young People Concert, for 6thgraders
  • Friday 5/12: NESTFest Student Talent Show, 6pm to 8:00pm in Auditorium

Middle and High Schools: Attend STEM Career Expo at the NY Hall of Science (NYSCI)
Registration Deadline: May 19, 2017
Event: May 19, 2017
Contact: Andrea Canova

Middle school, high school, and college students, and their parents are invited to experience a night at the museum at NYSCI. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore summer academic and internship opportunities in STEM, witness interactive science demonstrations, listen to career conversations, explore the museum after dark, and enjoy a taste of Queens. More than 30 community partners and colleges will inspire, give advice, and provide opportunities for youth. Doors will open at 5:30pm. The STEM Career Expo is FREE and open to students ages 12 and older, and their families. Click here to register.

Grades 9-12 Announcements:
Our first week of Advanced Placement Examinations went very well. Students, thank you for your seriousness of purpose, for arriving on time to each of your examinations, and for doing your best each day.

Advanced Placement Exams Continue:

  • Monday 5/8 – Biology (7:30am)
  • Tuesday 5/9 – Calculus AB / BC (7:30am)
  • Wednesday 5/10 – English Language & Composition (7:30am)
  • Thursday 5/11 – World History (7:30am)

Important notifications regarding AP Exams:
1) Students should store their electronic devices in their locker and ensure their lock is secured prior to the start of any AP Exam.

2) For morning exams, students must arrive to school by 7:30am and line up in front of their assigned testing room.

3) For afternoon exams, students must arrive to their examination room at the start of 5th period—11:36am.

4) Please see your Total Registration email messages from Mr. Arberman for more specific info regarding the examinations you are registered to take and the exam room you have been assigned to.

AP Exam Lunch Schedule
May 8 – May 19, 2017
–10th graders will eat lunch 7th period throughout this testing cycle with the exception of AP Physics, when students will eat lunch 3rd period.
–11th and 12th graders, who have AP exams in the morning will go to lunch 8th period, and are free to leave the building at this time. These students should bring snacks and water on exam days to support them until the end of the day.
–11th and 12th graders who have an afternoon exam will eat lunch during their regular third period.

11th and 12th grade students not taking an exam must attend their 8th period class and their regular lunch period.

Friday 5/12: NESTFest Student Talent Show, 6pm to 8:00pm in Auditorium

MAY PSAL EVENTS
05/08 Mon   Softball Girls Varsity           Murry Bergtraum HS
05/10 Wed   Softball Girls Varsity           Randall’s Island #18
05/11 Thu     Softball Girls Varsity           Randall’s Island #15
05/12 Fri       Fencing Girls Varsity          NEST+m Gym
05/12 Fri       Softball Girls Varsity           East River Park 5
05/15 Mon   Fencing Girls Varsity          Stuyvesant HS
05/15 Mon   Softball Girls Varsity           Randall’s Island #23

Please see http://www.psal.org/profiles/school-profile.aspx#01538 for the most updated schedule or email ccinquegrana@schools.nyc.gov

Exciting opportunities for Grades 9-12 Students:
·       Apply by May 19: 38th Annual Summer Writing Workshop
·       Apply by May 24: ARAS Pioneer Teens—A Free Two-Week Summer Art Program
·       Ongoing: Big 10 University Scholarship