Letter to NEST+m Students & Families from Mark Berkowitz, week of June 26, 2017


Dear NEST+m Students & Families,

Here We Are: We have reached the final days of our 2016-17 school year! I am so proud of our K-12 school community and grateful for the Students, Teachers, Faculty and Families whose collaborative commitment to every NEST+m student has made our 2016-17 school year so successful.

This week’s schedule:

  • Monday June 26: School Closed— Eid al-Fitr
  • Tuesday June 27: Full instructional Day
  • Wednesday June 28: Half Day; students released at 11:30am

Please know that end-of-year report cards/transcripts will be provided on Wednesday. For any family that is unable to receive this in person, please be in touch with Parent Coordinator Melissa Hernandez, MHernandez92@schools.nyc.gov.

As you know, this summer we are engaging in a shared Summer Reading Text, I Am Malala. Parents/Families — please join our school-wide conversation by reading this text too.

When we return in the Fall our students will engage in cross-grade, interdisciplinary text-based conversation.Our differentiated summer reading assignments are attached to this message:

On a separate note, congratulations to the NEST+m Math team for their individual and collective success during their final competition of the 2016-17 school year. On June 10th students from grades 3-6 were award winners at the Stevens Math Olympiad at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey. More than 300 students participated from grades 3-12 from New York and New Jersey. Winners from 3rd grade to 6th grade include: Anish Sundraraj (3rd grade-2nd place); Harrison Zhang (4th grade-3rd place); Patrick Allen Eleazar (5th grade-1st place); Nada Hameed (6th grade-2nd place); Julia Kozak (6th grade-1st place); and Daphne Qin (6th grade-2nd place). We are proud of these Mathematicians and their accomplishments.

Parents, Families: Thank you for your ongoing support and communication.

We hope that your summer is filled with great fun and continued exploration!


Mark Berkowitz