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
ASSISTANT TREASURER - Neal Weiner
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
CO-SECRETARIES OF DATE MANAGEMENT & REPORTING - Emaan Moosani and Allan Title
NEXT UP: SLT elections on June 17th, 2021! Send nominations and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!PTA
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: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B044EAEAB29A64-volunteers. Thank you!PTA
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!PTA
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!PTA
Please join us in our next PTA General Meeting!
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, March 18th at 9:30am! Come join us on Zoom -- look for your the meeting details in your emails!PTA
Welcome Back, Middle Graders!
Today, our blended learners in Middle Grade are returning to the school building. 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!PTA
Run for a Seat on an Education Council!
Run, serve, lead! We could use your thoughtful representation in District 1! Apply now -- application deadline is Feb. 28th! Please let us know if you have any questions.PTA
Check out our school store's new limited edition, Learn From Home (LFH) collection!
We're excited to announce the launch of our online PTA school store with the limited edition Learn From Home (LFH) line: a capsule collection of cozy and fun NEST+m spirit wear for students so they can keep their school spirit strong while working hard from home. Pick up some cozy pieces -- perfect for the holidays!PTA
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.
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.
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.
- Open an email in your inbox.
- In the top right, select Move to .
- Choose the Remove from option.
- Select Always do this in the black bar at the bottom.
- 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.
- Navigate to Yahoo Mail, log in to your Yahoo account and click the "Spam" folder. Junk emails are stored in this folder.
- Click the email that was wrongfully treated as junk mail to open it.
- 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:
- In Mail, click the Junk E-mail folder in the Navigation Panel.
- In the message list, click any message that you want to mark as not junk.
- On the Home tab, in the Delete group, click Not Junk.
Welcome to the NEST+m PTA!
Every parent or guardian of a NEST+m student as well as every teacher at NEST+m is automatically a member of the NEST+m PTA. We are one PTA for the entire school (K–12). Our goal is to create and maintain a welcoming and supportive community for all NEST+m families and faculty and to support the administration and faculty in their efforts to provide outstanding curricular and enrichment programs to all NEST+m students.
The school day is 8:20am - 2:40pm.
You Can Make A Difference
Each and every one of us can make a difference. Our collective participation enables the dynamic NEST+m community to continue to thrive. Every dollar we donate goes toward enriching our children’s education, and every hour we volunteer our time or services at an event, in the PTA office, or behind the scenes, ensures that our kids experience the excellent programs, resources, and enrichment for which NEST+m is recognized. Donations to the General Fund campaign continue to be the best way to directly benefit students at NEST+m.
Thank you for your support,
The NEST+m PTA
212-677-5190 Ext. 6
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 (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%
- Fairway: Pick up your Fairway Community Partners card in the PTA Office! School gets 3% of your total purchase!
- 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 Program
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. Whole Child meets on the last Monday of the month in the Cafeteria at 8:30 a.m.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
For ongoing updates, please become a member of firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teaching Assistant Program
Want more information about the parent-funded Teaching Assistants at NEST+m? Email email@example.com
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.