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Farm Festival 2019: Everything You Need To Know

Date: 10/17/2019
Farm Festival is TWO DAYS AWAY! Thank you for the various ways many of you have already contributed. MCS alumni and former parents can help even more with the following: Volunteer Please volunteer for a shift this Saturday. There are still some open shifts for the grill, drinks/dessert, security, food plating, toddler garden/crayon recycling center, carnival booth, raffle and more. Alumni... Read more

MCS Educators Present at Progressive Education Network Conference

Date: 10/13/2019
Upper School Director Maiya Jackson and Upper School teacher Nassim Zerriffi attended and led workshops at the Progressive Education Network (PEN) National Conference in Minneapolist/St. Paul, Minnesota the first weekend in October. The conference takes place every two years and is a diverse gathering of educators from around the country. The theme of the PEN Conference 2019 was Educating for... Read more

Farm Festival 2019: Just 5 Days Away!

Date: 10/13/2019
Farm Festival is FIVE DAYS AWAY! Thank you for everything you’ve done already to help. Please volunteer for a shift this Saturday and help with the following: Auction The countdown is on! The online auction goes live on Tuesday but there is still time to get in your items.  Thank you to everyone who has already donated or solicited donations for the auction! We have great items this year --... Read more

Save the Dates: Upcoming Events Fall 2019

Date: 10/13/2019
The school year is in full swing and there are plenty of events to keep you engaged at MCS. With such busy calendars, we hope you’ll remember these upcoming dates.  Monday, October 14 - School Closed  Tuesday, October 15 - Farm Festival online auction opens Friday, October 18 - 6th Grade Trip to Philadelphia Saturday, October 19 - Farm Festival! Thursday, October 24 - Upper School Assembly... Read more

MCS Nut Policy

Date: 10/13/2019
MCS is a nut-aware school and due to the high number of nut allergies in our community, we request that all food brought into MCS be NUT FREE. The best way to determine if foods are nut-free is to read the label since brands should have a warning statement or allergen list. Be on the look-out for ingredients such as peanut oil, gluten free flours, non dairy milk, nut butters and nutella as they... Read more

Family Style Lunch in the Classroom

Date: 09/29/2019
MCS Food Program The MCS Food Program supports the school’s core mission and values and provides our growing community of students and staff with delicious, nutritious meals each day. Since its inception in 1966, MCS has served lunch to students in the classroom to be enjoyed “family style” at small tables that the children set themselves. Sharing a communal meal is a unifying experience that... Read more

Childcare Guidelines

Date: 09/29/2019
With the start of each school year, we like to remind our friends of childcare guidelines and procedures. At MCS, we try to provide childcare as often as possible at school events.  In order for us to safely provide childcare for MCS evening and weekend events we ask that you follow this set of guidelines. Sign up on the appropriate Google Form/Sheet which will be emailed to the community.... Read more

MCS Students Support the Youth Climate Strike

Date: 09/29/2019
The School Strike 4 Climate on September 20, 2019 energized over a million students to organize massive demonstrations in New York and across the globe on a school day. Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish activist who embodies  our ideals of a youth leader, moved to act with her weekly act of defiance outside the Swedish Parliament. A global youth movement aiming its collective voice at a... Read more

8th Grade Farm Trip and the Three E's

Date: 09/29/2019
Manhattan Country School students are in a unique situation as both consumers of drinking water that originates in the Catskill Mountains and as stewards of the NYC watershed while at the MCS Farm. This year, the 8th grade class will be researching, discussing and debating the complexities of the watershed. On their recent fall Farm trip, they took a deep dive into the history of the need for... Read more

Farm Festival 2019: Help Make it the Best One Yet

Date: 09/29/2019
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: Auction Each family is asked to donate a minimum of one item, service or experience to the online auction. We are looking for items that... Read more

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