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  • #GivingTuesday is TODAY!

    Today is #GivingTuesday and all around the world, people are supporting their favorite charities and causes. Do you believe in the power of an amazing education? Show your support by donating today to the PTA's General Fund - something extra or for the first time. 

    And there's more......donations over $100 will be entered into a raffle for two tickets to David Byrne's American Utopia on Broadway. 

    Did you know that all money raised by the PTA goes 100% into programs and services that benefit every child at NEST+m from K through 12? 100%.

    NEST+m PTA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Donate here now!

  • Congratulations to our newest Executive Committee (EC) members!

    Congratulations to Wen Jie (Jackie) Lin-Ham (LG member at large), Helen Maalik (MG member at large), and Lauren Moss (UG member at large)! Thank you for volunteering, and thank you to everyone who voted this morning. We look forward to working with our newest members! 

  • Now Seeking Nominations!

    On October 21st, we will be electing new members to fill 3 seats on the Executive Committee: 1 parent/guardian of a kindergarten student for the Lower Grade Member At Large position, 1 parent/guardian of a 6th grade student for Middle Grade Member At Large position, and 1 parent/guardian of a 9th grade student for Upper Grade Member At Large position. This is a fantastic way to get learn how the PTA Executive Committee works! Please consider nominating yourself or a fellow parent/guardian! Email

  • Join us in our First PTA Meeting of the year!

    Come and meet some of our Executive Committee Board members, hear updates, and ask your burning questions! Tuesday, September 28th at 6pm on Zoom. Link and agenda will be shared in emails so be on the lookout! 



  • Classroom Supplies Links are Live!

    Tomorrow is September 1st! Don't forget to submit your classroom supplies payment(s)! MG students, don't forget to also check out your supplies lists! 


  • NESTFest is TONIGHT, 6pm!

    Do not miss the 15th annual K-12 talent show! BOOKMARK THIS LINK so you are ready to watch the show tonight, Friday, June 11th, at 6pm. Share love & support with the performers,
    LIVE during the show, via this PADLET!

  • Announcing the 2021-2022 NEST+m PTA Executive Committee!

    Please welcome the newly elected PTA Executive Committee. A special thanks to the Nominating Committee and our Parent Coordinator, Lisa Seale Cruz, for organizing and verifying the elections. Looking forward to a great year!

    2021-2022 PTA Executive Committee

    CO-PRESIDENTS - Donna Kwong (LG), Francine Turone (MG) and CherylAnne Jaroslaw (UG)

    CO-VICE PRESIDENTS, Lower Grades -  Uma Rajagopal and Amy Schuman
    CO-VICE PRESIDENTS, Middle Grades - Sarika Gregoire and Patrick Train-Gutierrez
    CO-VICE PRESIDENTS, Upper Grades -  Amy Prince and Frances Quezada

    TREASURER - Eileen Yim


    CO-RECORDING SECRETARY - Erica DeSimone and Cindy Liang

    CO-VPs OF FUNDRAISING - Annika Colston and Raffaella Palacardo

    CO-VPs OF COMMUNICATIONS - Judy Lee and Jill Mar

    CO-VPs OF VOLUNTEERS, CLASS PARENTS & COMMITTEES - Sarah El-Batanouny and Sherri Schubert

    CO-VPs OF GRANTS - Karena Rahall and Pritha Mittal

    CO-VPs OF ATHLETICS - Lynn Schteingart and Robin Schatell




    NEXT UP: SLT elections on June 17th, 2021! Send nominations and questions to

    THANK YOU to everyone who stepped up to run for a position on the PTA EC. We are always in need of volunteers. So, even if you did not get elected, please reach out to the PTA and see how you can help. You do not need to be a PTA EC member to be on a committee. Let's soar together!

  • Photo Week is Almost Here!

    School Photos are fast approaching, April 5-9, and we need the help of parent volunteers to help make this process as safe and efficient as possible! There are still many available volunteer slots left, so please sign up here: Thank you!

  • Welcome Back, Upper Graders!

    Tomorrow, our blended learners in Upper Grades are returning to the school building (and some for attending for the first time)!  We are so excited for you to see your peers and teachers once again! Please remember to complete your health questionnaire before entering the building. You can either print it out or show it to a staff member on your mobile device. Thank you!

  • The 2021 Summer Camp Auction is Now Open!

    Bid now! Check out the summer offerings in the Summer Camp Auction and get in early on the savings. This is an exclusive opportunity for our NEST+m community! Happy Bidding!

    Summer Camp Online Auction 2021

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What is PTA Connect?

PTA Connect is the system database of the NEST+m PTA. Joining PTA Connect allows you to receive important school communications, access the Member Directory, make donations, and see your purchase/donation history. NEST+m PTA uses PTA Connect to sell tickets to school events and collect contributions to the Classroom Supplies and Teacher Appreciation events. 

If you have forgotten your PTA Connect password, please visit the Password Reset webpage.

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Are your PTA emails going into junk/spam folders?

Despite our best efforts, many PTA emails end up in your junk/spam or promotion folders. This happens because Google, Yahoo and other email providers automatically tag the emails their servers receive from companies such as Mailchimp. The PTA uses Mailchimp to manage our lists and to create and send emails to our community. 

We recommend the following steps to ensure that PTA emails reach your Primary email inboxes.

1. Please add the following email addresses to your Contacts in whatever email provider you use. 

2. Please REDIRECT our emails into your primary inbox by following the instructions below for the most frequently used providers.

Read Mailchimp's info on how to get their emails into Gmail's primary Inbox.

Always show an email in your inbox
If an email doesn't belong in a label, remove your email from the label so that it shows up in your inbox.

  1. Open an email in your inbox.
  2. In the top right, select Move to .
  3. Choose the Remove from option.
  4. Select Always do this in the black bar at the bottom.
  5. Check to make sure your email is directly in your inbox and not in a label.

If you don't see the email in your inbox, it might be in one or more labels, such as Low Priority or any custom labels. Once you find your email, select Move to   Choose Remove from. You may have to repeat these steps.


  1. Navigate to Yahoo Mail, log in to your Yahoo account and click the "Spam" folder. Junk emails are stored in this folder.
  2. Click the email that was wrongfully treated as junk mail to open it.
  3. Click the "Not Spam" button in the toolbox to immediately send the email to the Inbox folder. Emails from the same sender will not be treated as junk mail anymore and will be sent to the Inbox folder.

To mark a message as not junk, do the following:

  1. In Mail, click the Junk E-mail folder in the Navigation Panel. 
  2. In the message list, click any message that you want to mark as not junk.
  3. On the Home tab, in the Delete group, click Not Junk.

Shop online, and earn for NEST+m!

It’s never been easier to support our school! NEST+m PTA participates in affiliate programs with the following partners. Just visit the NEST+m PTA website and click on the links below, then shop as you normally would! A portion of the proceeds will automatically be donated to the NEST+m PTA!


 AmazonSmile fundraiser   Mabel's Labels School Fundraiser  Lands' End School Fundraiser    Office Depot School Fundraiser  Box Tops Fundrasier 

  • AmazonSmile  (AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases to NEST+m PTA. Select "NEST M Parent Teachers Association" as your charity.) 
  • Mabel's Labels: Help reduce our Lost & Found by using these high-quality waterproof personalized labels. The PTA receives 20% of your purchase. Select "NEST+m PTA (Manhattan)" and start shopping!
  • Donate AMEX points
  • Lands' End: Use the NEST+m preferred code 900062597. Earn 2.5%
  • Office Depot: Earn 3%
  • Box Tops: Each Box Top is worth 10 cents to a participating Box Tops school. Box Tops can be earned from receipt scans or traditional Box Tops clips.  Bonus Box Tops certificates or Bonus Box Tops offers, when available, are usually worth more than that.

Whole Child Committee

Whole Child is a parent-led group that meets monthly to address social, emotional and academic concerns of all students. Whole Child collaborates with the school administration to ensure that teachers meet the social, emotional and academic needs of all students.

In addition, the Whole Child Committee sponsors speakers and workshops that help parents positively address their children's concerns. 

If you have any questions, please email

For ongoing updates, please become a member of

Non-Profit Status

NEST+m PTA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The EIN is 41-2225124.

You can find our IRS Tax Exemption Letter here.