Letter To NEST+M Students And Families From Mark Berkowitz, Week Of October 10, 2017

Dear NEST+m Students and Families,

The first week of October was full of activity. Upper Grades Clubs began to meet this week; some altruistic Middle Grades students held a bake sale and raised $684 for Puerto Rico hurricane relief – proceeds will be sent via the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City – and our 4th grade classes and the Upper Grades Red Cross Club walked together to Engine 28 in the neighborhood to drop off all the donated items that will also go to help relief efforts on the ground in Puerto Rico.

Please see these important announcements:

504 Accommodations
Please remember that 504 Accommodations must be renewed each school year. We are currently processing 504 Accommodation requests. To request 504 Accommodations, please complete both the family/HIPPA form as well as the Medical form and email them to TDerfner@schools.nyc.gov or fax them to Tessa Derfner, Assistant Principal at (212) 260-8124.

Click here to download the Family Form.

Click here to download the Medical Form.

Our Week Ahead:

Tuesday, October 10th
Author Shana Corey will be visiting to discuss her book, Malala: A hero for all with grades 2-4.

Wednesday, October 11th
11th graders will be taking the PSAT on October 11th. Please ensure that your children, our students, get a good night’s sleep, eat breakfast, and come equipped with sharpened #2 pencils and their graphing calculator.  Lunch will be served 8th period.

Thursday, October 12th
From 3:00-5:00 pm in the courtyard, NEST+m will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with food, dance and live Caribbean and Mariachi music! Vengan a bailar, todos!

PSAL Schedule
Please click below to visit the PSAL website for our school teams’ schedules:

Thank you for your ongoing support and communication.


Mark Berkowitz