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Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2016-2017 Issue 12

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2016-2017 Issue 12

Friday, December 2, 2016

Photo of the Week

On Wednesday, the fifth-graders, who produce the school's newspaper, met with Liam Pleven '79, reporter at The Wall Street Journal; Anick Pleven '75, production chief at The New York Times Magazine and Marian S. Heiskell, former MCS board member and granddaughter of Adolph S. Ochs, founder of The New York Times Company.

Giving Tuesday
Thanks to the generosity of the Manhattan Country School community, we exceeded our #GivingTuesday goal of raising $50,000. We received close to $75,000 in #GivingTuesday online contributions and checks from those who participated by mail are still coming in. This is more than twice the amount we received in 2015. We more than doubled the number of donors—from 145 to 320–as well. Read more
Candle Lighting at 2015 Winter Assembly
Manhattan Country School families are invited to join students, faculty and staff Friday, December 16 for our 2016 Winter Assembly. The assembly will take place in the Gym at 11:00 a.m. Two members from each student’s family are welcome to attend. Read more
Kids with Standing Rock Cards
This week, 8-9s students made holiday cards for those who are protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline at North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. As part of Manhattan Country School’s study of Native Americans, the 8-9s students learn about how the Lakota Sioux lived long ago. We then talk about more contemporary issues, like reservations and the current protest at Standing Rock. Read more
Sick emoji
We have had a few students out with a stomach virus. The one that I am seeing here at Manhattan Country School has not involved a fever, and has been short (24 hours with some vomiting and/or diarrhea). Read more
On Monday, January 16, Manhattan Country School eighth-graders will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by taking to the streets of Manhattan to speak out about what they consider to be the most pressing civil rights issues of their time. As the oldest students at Manhattan Country School, the eighth-graders are responsible for planning this annual march—from choosing the theme and selecting the route to writing the speeches and publicizing the event. Now in its 29th year, the march is part of the school’s core curriculum, which includes activism, community building and sustainability beginning in preschool. Read more
2016-2017 MCS Calendar
We hope you are enjoying the 2016-2017 Manhattan Country School Calendar. Read more

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