Letter to Students & Families, Week of March 2, 2020

Dear NEST+m Students and Families,

Welcome to March!

I love March.

It generates and often requires a renewed commitment from each of us:

  • A commitment to Optimism: Our classmates & community feed off of our energy!
  • A commitment to Collaboration: Learning from & with each other
  • A commitment to Inclusivity: Developing empathy through understanding
  • A commitment to Exploration, as in developing and exploring our Emotional Intelligence: Self Awareness, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, Decision Making
  • A commitment to our Theory of Action:
    • Developing students’ purposeful reading, writing & vocabulary skills within every lesson
    • Creating culturally responsive classrooms that enable us to know every child well
    • Strengthening the capacity for all students to create high level demonstrations of learning
    • Closing achievement gaps

This is our focus always. But it’s especially important during the many instructional days of March.

We hope to see you at the 🎉PTA’s Gala & Auction 🎉 this Friday, March 6, 6:30-10:30pm at Landmark on the Park!

Thank you for your ongoing support and communication.


Mark Berkowitz


It’s School Survey time! Parents, please take 5 minutes to complete your survey either online or on paper. Let’s get to 80% participation this year! MORE INFO

This Week

Coming Up

  • PSAT School Day for Grade 10: Wednesday, March 11
  • Kindergarten Music Concert: Wednesday, March 11 at 8:30am
  • 1st Grade Music Concert: Thursday, March 12 at 8:30am
  • 2nd Grade Music Concert: Friday, March 13 at 8:30am
  • Whole Child Committee: Monday, March 16 at 8:30am
  • ➡️ Parent Teacher Conferences K-12: Thursday, March 19, 4:45pm-7:45pm (sign up info is coming soon!) Rapid dismissal at 2:40pm: No afterschool programs in session.
  • ➡️ Parent Teacher Conferences K-12: Friday, March 20, 12:40pm-2:40pm (sign up info is coming soon!) Half day for ALL students: Rapid dismissal at 11:30am. No afterschool programs in session. Public and private buses will leave school at 11:30am; please adjust your schedules accordingly.
  • Career Day for Students: Friday, March 20th 8:30am-10am VOLUNTEER


➡️ Parent Presentation on Implicit Bias has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 24 5:30-7:00pm  SEE FLYER