Manhattan Country School will continue MCS En Casa, our distance learning program, for the remainder of the school year.
6-7s Building Study: Progressive Education

Farm Festival 2019: Help Make it the Best One Yet

Farm Festival 2019: Help Make it the Best One Yet

Sunday, September 29, 2019

We’re less than a month out from Farm Festival and it is “go time.” We need YOUR help to make this year a success. 

Although the 6-7s parents organize and manage the event, all MCS families help to ensure success. Here are some important ways to help:


Each family is asked to donate a minimum of one item, service or experience to the online auction. We are looking for items that reflect the creativity, diversity, experience and work of the MCS community. Solicitation materials can be found here. Please help us make this auction a total success by sharing the online auction details with friends, family and colleagues. Click here to access the auction. 


Farm Festival is at heart a community building event for our school and runs on volunteer POWER! We ask that each adult member of the parent/guardian community sign up for a two-hour shift.

--If you want to be an Iron Chef, sign up for food!
--If you want to groove, join us in the music area!
--If you’re an introvert, try the book section!
--If you need to sit for your shift, we need help in the ticket area!
--If you have a loud voice, use it in games!

Sign up here! (If you are using a phone to sign up, be sure to click the “more” button at the bottom for additional options!)


Paper raffle tickets were distributed to each family via your child’s cubby at school. We raise more than $25,000 in raffle ticket sales each year. Our goal this year is $30,000! Please note that the individual ticket price is now $5. Ticket books remain $20. Raffle tickets can be purchased online.


The Marketplace Committee will be collecting books, games, handmade and homemade goods, as well as clothes and craft items on Wednesdays and Fridays until Farm Festival. Please bring in your items and leave them in the drop-off area in the school lobby. For a list of what is needed, please click here.

Zero Waste Goals

Don't forget about our zero waste goals! Farm Festival 2018 was unprecedented in nearly zero-ing out waste. With waste sorting stations, reusable dishes, and NYC tap water for drinking, we managed to send only 8 bags of trash to the landfill and diverted 500 pounds of food waste to compost.  In 2019, we want to do even more. The day of Farm Festival, don't forget to BYOBags - for all your marketplace finds AND BYOBottle - to fill up at the water station.

Please watch your email on Thursdays for Farm Festival updates. Thank you for helping to make this year’s festival a success!