Letter to NEST+m Students & Families from Mark Berkowitz, Week of May 28, 2018

Dear NEST+m Students and Families,

I am hoping you are having a wonderful three-day weekend.

Thank you once again to all of the families who were able to join last week’s K-12 Curriculum Showcase, a night of celebrating our students’ intellectual achievements as scientists, thinkers, writers and creators across the disciplines.

This week, on Wednesday evening, we will be hosting our evening Orientation for next year’s incoming students in Grades 6 and Grade 9, 5:15pm. Please join us if your child will be entering NEST+m’s Middle Grades or Upper Grades next year.

Upper Grades students will resume their normal lunch procedures on Tuesday May 29th: students with signed parental permission to leave our campus during lunch may do so.

Important Dates:

  • Tuesday, May 29th: The 4th Grade Science Performance Task
  • Wednesday May 30th: Regents Exam Tickets will be distributed to students taking Regents exams
  • Friday June 1st and Saturday June 2nd: Lower Grades After-School Musical, Shrek
  • Tuesday June 5th: Regents Exam, Global History & Geography. Only Upper Grades students taking tests will be on site.
  • 6th Grade Theatre Plays:
    • Wednesday, June 6th, Classes 6D, CC, + 6A, 5:30pm -7:00pm
    • Friday, June 8th, Classes 6B + 6E, 5:30pm -7:00pm
  • Thursday June 7th: Anniversary Day: No Students on Site
  • Monday June 11th: K-8 clerical day. Only Upper Grades Students on site. Last day of instruction prior to Regents Week for Upper Grades Students.
  • June 12th: Regents Week begins. Please see the New York State Regents Exam Schedule here: Upper Grades students only report to school for the exams they are taking. 8th graders who are enrolled in Regents courses (Math, Science, Social Studies) only report to school for the exams they are taking. Students are expected to use their additional time for studying.
  • Friday June 15th: All NYC DOE Schools closed, Eid al-Fitr

Thank you for your ongoing support and communication,


Mark Berkowitz

Student Opportunities

Summer Journalism at NYU
Visit our website, Summer Journalism at NYU, to find out more about us and be sure to connect with us on facebook! Like our page to interact with current and prospective students, ask questions, and to keep up with the latest news about Summer Journalism.

If you don’t find answers to your questions here, email us at: journalism.summer@nyu.edu

Previously announced opportunities for NEST+m students

Putney School Summer Arts Program, July 15- August 3
In this three-week dynamic workshop, students will collaborate to create in response to urgent social, political, or environmental issues of our era. APPLY HERE

Manhattan Youth Downtown Day Camp in Tribeca is Now Interviewing 17 and 18 year olds!
Apply to be a Camp Counselor! Applications available via email at: gabi@manhattanyouth.org

Business, Entrepreneurship and Leadership Programs
Summer Discovery  offers high school students ages 14-18 the opportunity to make the most of their summer with hands-on learning in a variety of business related courses. It’s not too late to attend one of the world’s most prestigious universities this summer. Prepare for the transition from high school to college. Experience living on a college campus and learn to balance business related course work and fun. MORE INFO

STEM Summer in the City, a free, five week for current 2nd – 10th graders that is engaging and a fun summer program designed around STEM – science, technology, engineering and math.  MORE INFORMATION

The MFSC (Manhattan Field Support College Expo) is on Friday, May 11th 10am to 2pm.
The MFSC college expo offers to juniors and all transfer school students exposure to over 50 colleges and universities, including technical programs. This Expo focuses on college and career readiness as students and counselors ask questions and learn about individual opportunities at institutions of higher education.
More info HERE; Register HERE

Summer Shakespeare
Summer Shakespeare is a five-week theater acting program for students who receive free or reduced lunch. Prior experience with Shakespeare is not required.
For more information CLICK HERE.

Summer Journalism at NYU
Visit our website, Summer Journalism at NYU, to find out more about us and be sure to connect with us on Facebook! Like our page to interact with current and prospective students, ask questions, and to keep up with the latest news about Summer Journalism. Questions? Email journalism.summer@nyu.edu

Marist College Summer Pre-College
There are still spots available in Marist’s Summer 2018 Pre-College Programs!
What is Marist Summer Pre-College?

  • An academic program offered to rising high school juniors and seniors
  • 16 different courses offered on our New York campus
  • Choose 2 or 4 week options
  • Students will earn 3 to 6 transferable college credits
  • Students can get a head start on college and benefit from the following:
  • Experience residential life on a college campus
  • Meet like-minded students from around the world
  • Work in a small classroom environment led by Marist faculty
  • Have your interested students apply today to secure their spot in the 2018 Marist Summer Pre-College Program!

For more information, including a list of programs, visit: www.marist.edu/precollege

3T Summer Style Workshop
Naked Angels Theater Company’s (nakedangels.com) 6th annual free 3T Summer Style workshop will take place July 9-19th.  There will be an intro to filmmaking week and a week of writing for the theater.  Professional actors will be acting in the student writers’ work.  It is fast, fun, free, and freeing!  Please email 3T@nakedangels.com for more info and an application.  First come, first accepted!  Click here for more information.

NY Center for Children
The New York Center for Children is a non-for-profit, child-friendly center, providing free, comprehensive evaluation and therapy services to victims of child abuse and their families. We are currently accepting referrals for a 10-12 week support group beginning mid-March for adolescent female’s (ages 14-16) who have experienced sexual abuse. Participants must attend an intake appointment prior to beginning group and commit to attending every session. Please note that our services are completely free and confidential.
Attached is our flyer with more information about the group. For further information, please contact Leah Mansback at (212) 517-3012 ext 34.

Here are a variety of summer job listings:

Camp Cardiac and Camp Neuro
Scholarship and standard applications have just opened up for Camp Cardiac & Camp Neuro 2018!
Run by medical students in over 30 cities nationwide with locations in Manhattan and Westchester County, Camp Cardiac & Camp Neuro are 1-week summer day camps for high school students interested in exploring careers in medicine. Students may learn more and apply by visiting http://www.campcardiac.org and http://www.campneuro.org.

In addition, you may download PDF flyers by clicking on the following links:
Camp Cardiac 2018 Flyer
Camp Neuro 2018 Flyer

Duke University Summer Session
Improve your college application and go to college while still in high school!
At Duke Summer Session, we are committed to providing high school students with the opportunity to be a college student over the summer at one of the world’s premier universities.  By attending our Summer College program, you will not only have the authentic college experience of living in Duke University’s dorms and taking credit-bearing classes alongside undergraduate students, but also the opportunity to accompany your college application with a letter of recommendation from a Duke instructor and transcript from Duke University – two substantive indicators that you have what it takes to thrive in an elite academic setting. Courses fill up quickly, so apply online today: Application for US Students

YMCA – Teen Summer Paid Internships
The Center for Architecture’s Summer Programs give curious kids an opportunity to dive into an architecture topic of interest and test out their own design ideas. Each program explores a different theme through art and building activities, design challenges, and special site visits. Summer Programs run five days (Monday-Friday), 9:00am-4:00pm at the Center for Architecture. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.
2 weeks of professional development training (sessions are facilitated by industry professionals from Colgate, Univision, Uber, Memorial Sloan, HBO etc)
6 weeks at internship (participants are placed in their industry of choice*)
Each participant is paired to a mentor for the duration of the program
Participants receive 2 monthly metrocards + $300 clothing stipend + $1500 “working” stipend
Visit: www.teencareerconnection.org

The Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship (WERM) is open to current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. This 14-month program provides a unique opportunity to work with local ecologists and participate in ecological research projects. WERM students learn content and develop basic research skills during their first summer through hands-on projects and coursework.  After building on their skills at weekend workshops during the academic year, students embark on a final research project under the guidance of a science mentor for their second summer. The application deadline for this program is April 1st, 2018. For more information and the online application please go to http://www.wavehill.org/education/woodland-ecology-research-mentorship/

We have Scholarships for students for our Summer Programs in New York!!
We are glad to offer students a special 40% scholarship and discount (tuition is then $1,490 instead of $2,450) on our Summer 3-Week Summer Program “Discover New York Business and Finance”, which combines top level courses, company and financial institutions visits and guests speakers lectures.
Click here for MORE INFO HEREBROCHURE 3-Week Program.

August Writers’ Workshop
The School of The New York Times is excited to announce our new end-of-summer August Writers’ Workshop for rising middle and high school students (grades 7-12) of all writing abilities on August 13–17 in New York City. This week-long program helps students enhance their writing skills under the tutelage of some of the best writers in the world. Students will emerge with strengthened communication skills, confidence in their writing and a profound sense of the power of the written word and visual communication—all right before school starts! The August Writers’ Workshop is the perfect way to kick off the academic year and occurs right after our NYC Summer Academy.

Workshop Quick Facts
Date: August 13–17, 2018
Grade Eligibility: Rising 7-12
Click here for more information.
Click here to register.

Summer 2018 College Credit Courses at Baruch College
Current 10th and 11th graders can apply to enroll in one of the following college credit bearing courses for FREE:
Business Fundamentals – BUS 1011 (3 Credits)
Journalistic Writing – JRN 3050 (4 credits)
Cultural Anthropology – ANT 1001 (3 credits)
Critical Health Issues – HED 1911 (3 credits)
Program Details:
All courses will take place at Baruch College from July 5th – August 16th
Courses will be from Monday through Thursday from 9am – 2pm
Be a current NYC public high school 10th or 11th grader
Have the following test scores: PSAT/SAT Verbal (Min. 480) OR English Language Arts Regents (Min. 75), OR  ACT English Score (Min. 20),  OR  Overall 80+ English average
Online Application: www.baruch.cuny.edu/collegenow. Deadline for application and ALL supporting documents: April 13th, 2018

Rutgers School of Engineering
Rutgers University–New Brunswick is excited to announce an opportunity for students interested in engineering. The Rutgers School of Engineering is offering the chance for students to participate in a new Pre-Engineering Summer Academy to develop their knowledge and skills through real-world field experiences.

This intensive one-week certificate program will introduce students to a variety of engineering areas including: Aerospace, Biomedical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Forensic, Mechanical.

Eligible students must be between the ages of 16-18, must have completed courses in precalculus and physics, and must submit an online application.

Interested in learning more? Attend an online information session or visit Pre-Engineering Summer Academy. Contact: cpreston@admissions.rutgers.edu.

George Washington Pre-College
GW Pre-College offers credit and non-credit programs for motivated high school students to study in Washington, D.C. Our programs are exciting and intensive, offering a transformative introduction to college life! Please click here for more information. Please click here to apply.

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program
Our FREE 7-week summer program teaches 10th–11th grade girls the computer science skills they need to make an impact in their community and be competitive in the job market of the future. No past experience with coding is required to apply and take part in the Summer Immersion Program. Summer stipends are also available to cover transportation and living expenses for those who qualify.

Click here for more details on the Summer Immersion Program. Applications open in early January!

Spring Test Prep by Atlas 
Study Skills Seminar (FREE) – 4/21, 10am-12pm – Register Here
June 2 SAT Prep Starts 4/21 – Enroll Here
June ACT Prep Starts 4/21 – Enroll Here
Hybrid Exam (FREE) – 4/28 – Register Here (Class of 2020)
Hybrid Exam (FREE) – 5/19 – Register Here (Class of 2020)
Hybrid Exam (FREE) – 6/2 – Register Here (Class of 2020)
Finding Your Right Path Seminar (FREE) – 6/16, 10am-12pm – Register Here
Common App & Essay Workshop – 8/14 & 8/16, 6-9pm – Enroll Here
– Making College Affordable Seminar (FREE) – 9/8, 10am-12pm – Register Here

School of NY Times NYC Summer Academy 2018
Applications for NYC Summer Academy 2018 are now open.

The skills taught at The School of The New York Times are core to being a participant in a global community of thinkers. While we know not all of our students want to become journalists someday, the writing, critical thinking, visual storytelling and persuasive communication skills taught during Summer Academy can help guide students’ academic and professional paths.

This year, we are pleased to announce the return of our most beloved courses from past summers and introduce an exciting lineup of new offerings. As always, we’ll turn New York City into our classroom and invite students to immerse themselves in the iconic neighborhoods, people and culture of this great city.

Click here to view the 2018 Course Catalog