Letter To NEST+M Students And Families From Mark Berkowitz, Week Of November 6, 2017

Dear NEST+m Students & Families,

Please Join me in congratulating Coach Jackie O’Connor and the NEST+m Girls Varsity Soccer Team. They have made it to the B-Division Semifinals and will be playing on Tuesday November 7! For more information please see this playoff bracket here.

This week, on Monday November 6, NEST+m’ s current 5th grade students & families and 8th grade students & families will be able to attend tours of our Middle Grades (8:30 am start) and Upper Grades (10:49 am start).

Thank you for your ongoing support and communication.


Mark Berkowitz

Our Week Ahead

Tuesday November 7

  • Election Day: No School for students.

Wednesday November 8

  • 10 am – Red Hawk Dancers – 3rd grade Assembly
  • 5:30 pm  – MG Open House

Thursday November 9

  • 10 am – 4th grade Author Visit, Jean Merill and Doug Bygott – The Wild Life of Limericks
  • Parent Teacher Conferences, 4:45pm to 7:45pm

Friday November 10

  • Half Day for students. School ends at 11:30am. No After School activities.
  • Parent Teacher Conferences, 12:40pm to 2:40pm

Looking Ahead

  • Week of November 13-20. School Photos, all week long!
    • LG: Mon-Tues, November 13-14
    • MG: Wed-Thur, November 15-16
    • UG: Fri- Mon, November 17, 20
  • Tuesday, November 14
    • AMC 8 Math Competition, 8:30 in the Cafeteria
    • 4 pm, Spelling Bee in the Auditorium

Previously announced opportunities for NEST+m students

The ALA prepares high-achieving 10th and 11th graders for professional careers in Medical Science, Biomedical Engineering & Technology, and Applied Mathematics over 3 weekends of interactive workshops at Princeton University. Students will explore new STEM content with group activities, lectures, hands-on demonstrations and real world applications taught by experienced scientists. Please click here for more information.

Pathways to An Inclusive Future
Hear a panel of professionals, youth advocates, parents and educators with different perspectives tackle the complexities of inclusion- what it is, why it is, and what it could look like in the future.
Monday, November 6, 2017 6-8pm
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
West 46th Street and 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10036
Click here for more information.

Shape Up NYC
Shape Up NYC is a free citywide fitness program operated by NYC Parks that provides more than 350 free group exercise classes each week at 200 locations across the five boroughs.  Please see our website for a class near you: https://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/recreation/shape-up-nyc

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

Paid Intership 
The Family Art Project at Wave Hill is hiring additional 2017-2018 interns this fall for students who have an interest and enthusiasm for the arts and/or science. $9 per hour – 12 month position on weekends from 9am to 4pm. Send cover letter and resume to fapinternship@wavehill.org.

Promise Project
PROMISE at Columbia University is committed to being the most effective, all-encompassing program to help children with learning disabilities get the support they need to succeed. Children receive state-of-the-art neuropsychological assessments, clinical recommendations and the follow-up necessary to get the services they need to learn . Call Ana Garcia, at Promise Project’s main number, at 212-342-1600.

Community Service
There are community service opportunities available for 11th and 12th graders with the SONYC after-school program at NEST+m. Please email Scott Percelay at spercelay@grandsettlement.org or stop by room 257 if interested.

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.