Letter to NEST+m Students & Families from Mark Berkowitz, Week of May 15, 2017

Dear NEST+m Students & Families,

Happy Mothers Day to all who are celebrating; hoping this is a day of balance and connection for those who are thinking of or celebrating with other loved ones.

This Thursday May 18th, from 4:45pm to 7:45pm, is our NEST+m K-12 Curriculum Showcase. Please see the linked flier below for more details:

NEST+m K-12 Curriculum Showcase

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


Thank you for your ongoing support and communication.



Mark Berkowitz



Our Week Ahead

Grades K-5 Announcements:

Monday, May 15th

  • NEST + m High School Wind Ensemble Performance for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade
  • NEST + m High School Jazz Band Performance for Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade students

Tuesday, May 16th: 7:20am-8:10am Math Team Awards Ceremony, Library


Grades 6-8 Announcements:

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

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

As Previously Announced, Exciting opportunities for Grades 9-12 Students below

·       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