“Overall, I feel like we hit the lottery.” — Quote from a NEST+m Parent, InsideSchools.org
We have heard this sentiment so often from our fellow NEST+m parents — how lucky we are that our talented children go to school with such a high-quality, well-rounded academic and co-curricular program that supports our students and helps them shine in the classroom, on stage, and on the field.
None of these achievements, however, would be possible without PTA funding. That is why we ask you to please donate to this year’s General Fund. Almost 60% of Middle School families have contributed —we hope that your family will, too! It is easy to donate online – www.nestmpta.org/donations.html
How do PTA funds help make NEST+m Middle School one of the best in city and state?
--- PTA funds pay 100% of the costs associated with having our teachers work with our children during any hours outside of the regular school day. Coaching, tutoring, theater performances, club advising, jazz band, advanced band – all of this and much more are only possible because of PTA funding.
--- Our fundraising has made it possible for NEST+m to offer a well-rounded education. The PTA paid for all of the 7thgrade Robotics equipment. We funded the new Columbia University 8th grade publishing program. We pay for musical instruments and sheet music…and many of our students go from novice musicians to music-reading, advanced instrumentalists during their years at NEST+m. The PTA pays for all of the art supplies that allow your children to participate in high quality arts education. We fund the sports equipment that has contributed to our sports teams being citywide champions year after year.
Right now, there is a deficit of over $40,000 between what the PTA is spending on the Middle School this year and what we expect to raise this year from Middle School. Please help us close this gap so that we do not have to make painful budget cuts that could compromise the quality of our Middle School curriculum and extra-curricular programming.