Letter To NEST+M Students And Families From Mark Berkowitz, Week Of November 13, 2017

Dear NEST+m Students and Families,

Thank you for joining our November Parent-Teacher Conferences. Your presence and participation, in person and at home, are central to our students’ success.

Thank you for your ongoing support and communication.


Mark Berkowitz

Our Week Ahead

This week is School Photo Week!

  • LG: Mon-Tues, November 13-14
  • MG: Wed-Thur, November 15-16
  • UG: Fri- Mon, November 17, 20

Please click here for schedules and more information.

Tuesday, November 14

  • AMC 8 Math Competition in the Cafeteria at 8:30 am
  • Spelling Bee in the auditorium at 4 pm

Thursday, November 16

  • PTA meeting in cafeteria at 8:30 am
  • MG open house in auditorium at 5:30 pm

Friday, November 17

  • 9th grade Potluck Dinner in Cafeteria at 6 pm

Looking Ahead

  • Week of November 20th will have three school days, due to Thanksgiving Break on November 23rd and 24th. Also, there will be a rapid dismissal with no afterschool programs on Wednesday, November 22nd.
  • Week of November 27th will be Open School Week at NEST+m. More information will be sent out this coming week.

Opportunities for NEST+m students

Ascend Educational Fund Scholarships
The  Ascend Educational Fund scholarship offers between $2500  – $20,000 to immigrant students or children of immigrants.  New York City Seniors who will attend public or private colleges or universities.  It is irregardless of ethnicity, national origin or immigration status. The requirements are to complete the application, send copy of SAT/ACT, 2 letters of recommendations and write 2 essays.  The application period began Nov 1 and closes February 2, 2018.  The winners must maintain a 2.5 GPA at college.and participate in mentoring from Ascent Educational Fund.

If you have any more questions they can be addressed to info@ascendfundny.org.

3T Writing Workshops
3T Writing Workshops hopes to offer a place for students to write freely about what is on their minds and have their words validated by actors bringing their words to life.

Students are invited to join their upcoming workshops on Nov 30, Dec 7 and Dec 14 at The New School for Drama 151 Bank St. from 4-6pm.

Please click here for an application. More information is found on their website.

SAT / ACT Test Prep
Class of 2019
FREE Hybrid Exams (11/18 & 12/16; 8:30am-1pm) – Try out a little of both SAT & ACT Exams and see which is best for you! These are the last two dates this year for the Class of 2019. (Registration closes at noon the Thursday before the event). Register Here.

March 21 SAT Prep starts by 1/27 – See all SAT prep options here
April 14 ACT Prep starts by 2/24 – See all ACT Prep options here
*Group and Small Group options attached.

Class of 2020
FREE PSAT Exam & Review Seminar (3/10; 8:30am-12:30pm) – Take a practice PSAT Exam, score it, and chat through a few tips and tricks before your PSAT exam this March! Register Here.

FREE Hybrid Exams (4/28, 5/19, & 6/2; 8:30am-1pm) – Try out a little of both SAT & ACT Exams and see which is best for you! Register Here.

All Students
Career Planning Seminar (5/12; 10am-1pm) – Explore YOU and find a career that fits! Complete an interest assessment profile and find careers that match your interests. Register Here.

Atlas offers Group ($399+), Small Group ($599+), and Private Tutoring ($999+) prep options to suit the various needs of your students. Don’t forget, we offer unlimited scholarships to our group courses for those who qualify for free or reduced price lunch (verbal confirmation from counselor is the only proof required).

Previously announced opportunities for NEST+m students

Parent Center Information Workshops
Free Winter 2018 Parenting Groups!  Structured parent and parent/child groups and activities provide parents the education, support and resources needed to strengthen their families.
All groups are held at:  The Parent Center @ Henry Street Settlement 281 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002. Registration is required. Please click here for the Winter Schedule and registration information.

Family Resource Centers
The Family Resource Centers provide free and confidential services for parents and caregivers of children and adolescence with emotional challenges in Manhattan, Queens and The Bronx.
For info call 212-964-5253.

FREE one-on-one tutoring to children and adolescents with IEPs twice per week for a full year at Hunter College. Contact info – Carol Deere at HCLEARN@hunter.cuny.edu

NYU School of Medicine STEP Program
Is your child a 10th or 11th grader interested in science education, SAT prep, or health professions? The STEP Program at the New York University School of Medicine has begun actively accepting New York State 10th and 11th grade high school students into their program.
Deadline: November 15, 2017 — click here for more information.