Letter to NEST+m Students & Families, Week of October 28

Dear NEST+m Students and Families,

Thank you to all the parents, students and staff who created and attended Fright Night. It was a great success!

This week is Spirit Week! 
Upper Grades Peer Leaders are excited to present this year’s themes for SPIRIT WEEK, which is next week, October 28-November 1!

The themes are:

Monday, 10/28: Pajama Day – K-12
Tuesday, 10/29: Multiples Day/Jersey Day – K-12
Wednesday, 10/30:

  • Meme Day – Upper Grades
  • NEST+m Spiritwear Day (Exploration Day) – Middle Grades
  • Wacky Tacky Day – Lower Grades

Thursday, 10/31:  👻HALLOWEEN🕷️  K-12 *No masks, fake weapons, offensive or overly distracting costumes

Friday, 11/1: Class Color Day, see list below:

  • Seniors – white
  • Juniors – red
  • Sophomores – blue
  • Freshmen – green
  • Middle Grades – wear your Team Color from Field Day
  • K – red or rainbow
  • 1 – orange or rainbow
  • 2 – yellow or rainbow
  • 3 – green or rainbow
  • 4 – blue or rainbow
  • 5 – purple or rainbow

Hope you’ll join us in showing your school spirit!

Thank you for your ongoing support and communication,


Mark Berkowitz


AP Exam registration
Upper Grades families: 11/1 is the last day to register for AP Exams without incurring a late fee!  MORE INFO Please fill out the Family Income Inquiry form (school number 01M539) to find out if your student would qualify for a fee waiver. Results are available 24 hours after you submit the form. Questions? See Mr Arberman or email JArberman@schools.nyc.gov.

Coming Up

  • Spirit Week: Monday, 10/28 – 11/1. See the dress up themes!
  • Middle Grades Exploration Day: Wednesday, October 30
  • Halloween: Thursday, October 31 – No After3 or SONYC programs in session!
  • PTA Halloween Bake Sale: Thursday, October 31
  • AP Registration No Late Fee Deadline: Friday, November 1st is the last day to register for an AP course without a late fee. MORE INFO
  • Election Day: Tuesday, November 5 – No school for students
  • Veterans Day: Monday, November 11 – School closed

Save the Date

  • 2nd Annual NEST+m Faculty & Staff Talent Show: Friday, November 8 – More info coming soon!
  • School Photos: November 12 -15 (more info/schedule coming soon!)
  • Chess Tournament: Sunday, November 17
  • PTA Scholastic Book Fair: Monday, November 18 – Thursday, November 21, 2019.
  • PTA Meeting: Thursday, November 21, 8:30am in the Cafeteria
  • Parent Teacher Conferences: Thursday, November 21, 4:45-7:45pm and Friday, November 22, 2019 from 12:40-2:40pm. Thursday 11/21 is rapid dismissal at 2:40pm, no afterschool programs in session. Friday, 11/22 is half day with dismissal at 11:30am. No afterschool programs in session on 11/21 or 11/22. The PTA will post electronic sign up sheets on the PTA website 11/13/2019 – more information will be forthcoming.
  • Rapid dismissal at 2:40pm: Wednesday, November 27
  • Thanksgiving Recess: Thursday, November 28 & Friday, November 29 – School closed
  • K-12 Principal’s Coffee/Parent Presentation: Tuesday, December 3rd 8:30am-9:30am