Dear NEST+m Students & Families,
We look forward to welcoming all NEST+m Families to Curriculum Night, this Wednesday, September 26th, 4:45pm to 7:45pm.
As previously announced, here is our Curriculum Night Schedule:
A Formal Welcome:
Each year the NEST+m community has the opportunity to welcome new teachers and faculty. We also have the opportunity to celebrate the ways in which returning teachers & faculty take on new areas of responsibility.
- Mr. Nerva Jean-Pierre. Mr. Jean Pierre, who is known as “JP” is on a one year assignment as an Assistant Principal. His area of responsibility is school climate, culture and safety. He will be working closely with NEST+m’s Deans of Student Culture.
- Deans of Student Culture: Ms. Jackie O’Connor, Ms. Ellen Sands, Ms. Michelle Roper.
- IEP Coordinator: Ms. Dao Lei
- Transitions Coordinator: Ms. Carrie Bray
- School Psychologist: Ms. Julie Castro
- Director of College Counseling: Ms. Nancy Alba (Maternity leave replacement for Ms. Natalia Kisina)
- New-to-NEST+m K-5 Teachers:
- Ms. Cassi Park (1st Grade),
- Mr. George Gottschalk, Physical Education (Leave Replacement for Ms. Theresa Anderson)
- Ms. Alysha Walker (Grades K-2 Science)
- Ms. Diane Tenaglia (Grades 3-5 Science)
- Ms. Felicia Patzke (5th Grade ELA & Humanities)
- Ms. Taryn Moskowitz (4th Grade
- Ms. Courtney Caulfield (4th Grade)
- Mr. Ozzie Avinaut (3rd Grade)
- New-to-NEST+m Grades 6-12 Teachers:
- Ms. Selina Zhang, 6th Grade Science
- Ms. Suna Shin, 7th Grade ELA
- Mr. Stephen Kos, Integrated Co-teaching
- Mr. Mike Muntner, Integrated Co-teaching
- Ms. Jordana Kottler, Integrated Co-teaching
- Mr. Hao Ma, Integrated Co-teaching
- Mr. Van Nguyen, Integrated Co-teaching
- Ms. Rachel Guadron, Spanish
- Ms. Lena Krumgalz, AP Biology, Bioengineering
- Mr. Andrew Wells, AP Biology, Living Environment
- Mr. Jeremy Watson, Physical Education
Learning From and With Each Other
- Kudos to our K-5 Teacher Team and Assistant Principal Barbara Rossi for attending last year’s DOE Showcase School series. The attached article provides a shout-out to Barbara and NEST+m’s K-5 teacher team for the ways in which NEST+m’s professional practices were enhanced by embracing intervisitation as a deliberate professional learning strategy: “Strategies for Implementing Practices from Showcase Schools” was published in June 2018
- Congratulations to Meera Zucker who has received a 2018 Math for America MƒA Master Teacher Fellowship
- Thank you to new-to-NEST+m Teachers Mike Munter and Stephen Kos for participating in Urban Advantage, a collaboration between the NYC DOE and NY Cultural institutions for the purpose of developing Grades 6-8 students’ Science & Engineering skills.
Thank you for your ongoing support and communication.
- Tuesday, September 25, 2018 – Author William Kamkwamba visits NEST+m
– Period 2 (9:15am – 9:58am) – Grades 9/10
– Period 3 (10:02am – 10:45am) – Grades 6-8
– Period 5 (11:36am – 12:19pm) – Grades 11-12
- Wednesday September 26, 2018 – Curriculum Night. This event is for parents and will run from 4:45 – 7:45pm. No After3, SONYC programs or UG afternoon activities will be in session.
- Friday, September 28, 2018 – NEST+m Spiritwear Day
- Saturday, September 29, 2018 – Parents PTA Back to School Bash
BRING IT!: DOE and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability have partnered to distribute a reusable S’Well water bottle to every single public high school student (grades 9-12). This donation is part of the City’s new BRING IT campaign which challenges students to help build a cleaner, healthier city, starting with one new habit: bringing a reusable bottle everywhere they go. NEST+m 9-12 grade students can pick up their bottles in the Lobby during their lunch periods on Monday and Tuesday.
The NEST+m Ethos: Core-values within NEST+m’s K-12 school community. DOWNLOAD POSTER.
- Emergency Readiness: Please see the attached letter which details the Department of Education’s Emergency Readiness Initiatives in all DOE Schools. Also attached is a summary sheet of the General Response Protocol.
- Students: Due to NEST+m’s location on the corner of East Houston and Columbia Street, please pay attention as you travel to and from school. Electronics should be away. Look in both directions. Listen for oncoming traffic. There is a lot of construction in the neighborhood: If a sidewalk or situation seems unsafe, wherever possible, choose another route.
- For more information about the NYC DOE’s initiatives including the Department of Education’s Bill of Student Rights & Discipline Code, Respect For All initiative and Chancellor’s Regulations, please see the “School Life” tab at schools.nyc.gov