Letter to students and families, Week of June 10

June 10, 2019

Dear NEST+m Students & Families,

This weekend I had the opportunity to join our 12th grade end-of-the year trip to the Frost Valley YMCA.

In the beauty of the Catskill Mountains I was reminded that each day creates the possibility of learning new or differently.

I am so proud of our students and our school community.

As we enter this final phase of our school year, it is our shared responsibility to ensure a strong finish for every student. Please be in touch with your child’s teachers if you have any questions regarding your child’s academic performance and or social-emotional wellbeing at school.

Together we create NEST+m each day.

Thank you for your ongoing support and communication.


Mark Berkowitz


Looking ahead:

  • Clerical Day: Tuesday, June 11th: No School for LG and MG students; UG students attend school
  • Upper Grades Orientation: Tuesday, June 11th at 5:30pm
  • 5th Grade Music Concert: Wednesday, June 12 at8:30am (families, note the new 8:30am start time!)
  • Incoming K Orientation: Wednesday, June 12 at 9:00am-10:45am (note new date/time!)
  • High School Admissions Talk for 7th Grade Families: Wednesday, June 12th 5:30pm in the Auditorium
  • Middle Grades Orientation: Wednesday, June 12 at 5:30pm in the Cafeteria
  • Upper Grades locker clean out: June 13-17 MORE INFO
  • 1st Grade Music Concert: Thursday, June 13 at 8:40am
  • K Music Concert: Friday, June 14th at 8:40am
  • 2nd Grade Music Concert: Monday, June 17th at 8:40am
  • LOTE Exam for Upper Grade Students: Monday, June 17th. This is the last regular day of instruction for all Upper Grades students. Students taking the LOTE will NOT be dismissed after the exam. MORE INFO
  • 3rd Grade Music Concert: Tuesday, June 18th at 8:40am
  • Regents Exam Week: June 18-25
    -Upper Grades students only attend to take exams.
    -8th grade students attend school during Regents week! On exam days 6/18, 6/19, 6/24 they report to school 30 mins before exams and leave school afterwards. 6/20, 6/21 and 6/25 are regular school days for 8th grade. MORE INFO
  • SLT Meeting: Tuesday, June 18th at 4:10pm in the Library
  • 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony: Wednesday, June 19th in the Auditorium
  • PTA Meeting: Thursday, June 20th at 8:30am in the Cafeteria
  • 8th Grade Cruise: Thursday June 20th MORE INFO
  • 4th Grade Music Concert: Friday, June 21st at 8:40am
  • 8th Grade Field Day: Friday, June 21st
  • 12th Grade Graduation: Wednesday, June 26th, 9:00-11:00am at Cooper Union Great Hall; 12th grade students report directly to the venue, no need to report to school on this day
  • 8th Grade Graduation: Wednesday, June 26th, 12:30-2:00pm, Cooper Union Great Hall; 8th grade students report directly to the venue, no need to report to school on this day
  • Last Day of School: Wednesday, June 26th.  All students in K-5, 6-7, and 9-11 report to school and are dismissed at 11:30am.


NYS June 2019 Regents Exam Schedule SEE HERE
Upper Grades Regents Exam Review Schedule 

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.