Letter to Students and Families, week of March 11, 2019

Dear NEST+m Students & Families,

Thank you for the love, care, support and presence you provide for each other and for our entire school community.

I am hoping this weekend is providing you with opportunities for self-care and communal-care through exercise, music, reading, spending time with loved ones, or the many other ways in which to engage in care for our bodies and minds.

I am often drawn to the quiet, contemplative conversation provided as a listener of On Being, a podcast which began as a public radio program whose mission is to “Pursue deep thinking and social courage, moral imagination and joy, to renew inner life, outer life and life together.”

Though secular in nature, it features wisdom from a range of traditions in pursuit of questions such as “What does it mean to be human? How do we want to live? And who will we be to each other?”

Ours is a community grounded in collaboration and care. Together we create NEST+m each day.

Thank you for your ongoing support and communication.

In Partnership and Support,

Mark Berkowitz

Please complete your School Survey!

Tips to get it done online:

  • You can look up your code once you select your language preference
  • Enter “New Explorations Into Science Technology and Math” not NEST+m
  • Child’s birth date must be entered in this format: 00/00/0000
  • Only 1 survey is needed per household, so if you have siblings just use the code for the eldest child
  • If you have child(ren) at another school you will need to do 1 survey for each school
  • Take 10 minutes and PLEASE fill out your survey TODAY!

Having trouble? Email pc@nestmk12.net for help.

Important notes about our 2018-2019 📅School Calendar📅

As you plan your family’s activities, please visit our Calendar page of the school website. You will see a Google calendar of our school events as well as other important items, such as the A/B Calendar, the Department of Education Calendar as well as the June New York State Regents Exam Schedules.
The June Regents exam testing schedule (June 18-25, 2019)  is very late this year; some 8th grade students and Upper Grade students are going to have Regents exams during the last week of school. 12th grade and 8th grade graduation ceremonies are going to be on June 26th, the very last day of school! Please keep this schedule in mind as you make your family’s summer plans.