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Gratitude in Abundance During 2015 Thanksgiving Sharing & Lunch

Friday, November 27, 2015

On Tuesday, Manhattan Country School held its annual Thanksgiving Sharing & Lunch. Students, teachers and staff gathered in classrooms to have a traditional holiday meal of turkey and gravy, corn, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and rolls lovingly prepared by Ana, Celia and Maria (with the assistance of several staff members).

In each classroom, children and grown ups shared what they were thankful for. Here are some of the things mentioned:

  • Family
  • Friends
  • The annual Thanksgiving lunch
  • Ana, Celia and Maria
  • MCS teachers
  • 7 East 96th Street 
  • Food and shelter
  • Spending Thanksgiving with family

After lunch, each class participated in different activities. For example, the 6-7s received an origami lesson from MCS Director of Development Akemi Kochiyama and later met with their reading buddies for the first time this year. The sixth grade spent some time in Central Park and then joined the 8-9s for dessert and a screening of “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.”

The Thanksgiving Sharing & Lunch is usually a bittersweet time for eighth graders, as it is their last time participating in the event as MCS students. This year that feeling was felt by many in the school because it was our last Thanksgiving Sharing & Lunch in 7 East 96th St. However, we look forward to continuing this tradition and creating new ones in our new home next year.