parent coordinator


As the NEST+m K-12 Parent Coordinator, Marcy Duran is part of the administrative team that works for the school principal. As a liaison, she works closely with teachers, guidance counselors, school staff, the school leadership team, the PTA, community groups, and the parent advisory councils to engage families in a partnership to support their children. Marcy assists with identifying concerns that families may express and works with the NEST+m team to ensure that any concerns are addressed in a timely manner.

Marcy Duran can be reached at or at (212) 677-5190 (ext. 2504). Marcy is available for drop-in meetings, as well as appointments if you would like to schedule one in advance. Please bring any concerns, questions, or issues to her attention — and she will direct you through the proper channels for the best resolution to the situation.

Marcy Duran sends frequent emails to keep families abreast of current news at school. Please ensure that you are signed up for PTAConnect so that you receive her communications.

NYC School Account
A new NYC Schools Account system has replaced ARIS Parent Link. Using this system, parents can get information on their child’s performance, including grades, attendance, and contact information on file at the school.  If you have not yet set up an account, you can go to to set up an account.  You will need your child’s Student ID number, which you can find on his or her report card, as well as an Account Creation Code.  For all families who had students at NEST+m in 2014-15, a letter was sent to your home in June 2015 with the Account Creation Code.  Families who have students entering NEST+m for the first time in September 2015, Account Creation Codes will be available by the end of September.  You can also open an account by visiting our school and asking to speak with me – you will need a photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport.

Electronic School Lunch Payments
If you have created an electronic payment account in the past for school lunch using MyLunchMoney, please note that the DOE has upgraded to MySchoolBucks.  If you were a MyLunchMoney user, all of your account information including students, account balances, meal histories, SmartPay payments, and profile details are available at MySchoolBucks.

Access your upgraded account today at and login using your existing MyLunchMoney email address and password. If you’re new to MyLunchMoney, you can create a free account at