Letter to NEST+m Students and Families from Mark Berkowitz, Week of June 11, 2018

Dear NEST+m Students & Families,

Here we are, in the final 11 days of our school year!
Tomorrow Monday June 11th is a K-8 clerical day; no Lower or Middle Grade students attend school. 
It is also the final day of instruction prior to Regents Week for Upper Grades students.

  • Thank you Custodian Engineer Stephen Marinaro for leading NEST+m’s 5th grade scientists for a tour of our school’s rooftop Solar Panels.
  • Thank you to 6th grade teacher Jillian Fletcher  and our 6th grade actors for creating and performing last week’s original plays!
  • Congratulations to Pieter Voorhees and Craig McGorry for leading our Middle Grades and Upper Grades Musicians to Silver and Gold Awards at this past week’s NYSSMA: in specific, NEST+m’s Upper Grades Jazz Band received a Gold Rating, Leve IV. Our Middle Grades Advanced Band and Jazz Band scored a silver Medal.
  • Last Tuesday was NEST+m’s 12th grade Prom; this past weekend our 12th graders and dedicated teacher chaperones took to the Catskills for a celebratory trip to the Frost Valley YMCA.
  • In alignment with DOE policy, each month our administrative team conducts a monthly safety meeting which is attended by our administrative team, School Safety Agents, Custodian Engineer and PTA Co-President(s). Parents are welcome to attend tomorrow’s June safety meeting, 8:45am in the Cafeteria.

Thank you for your ongoing support and communication,


Mark Berkowitz

Our Week Ahead

Monday June 11

June Monthly Safety Meeting open to parents, 8:45am in the Cafeteria

  • K-8 Clerical Day – no LG or MG students in attendance
  • 9-12 Final Day of Instruction: Students should return all school-issued books and supplies except those still being used for Regents Prep.
  • PSAL End of Year BBQ

Tuesday June 12

  • Upper Grades Regents Week Formally Begins

Wednesday June 13

  • Regents Testing
  • Orientation for incoming K-2 families.

Thursday June 14

  • Regents Testing
  • Kindergarten Concert
  • 5th Grade Concert and Art Show
  • College Financial Aid Presentation
  • 4pm: SLT Meeting in Library

Friday June 15:

  • Schools Closed Eid al-Fitr