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Curriculum Night 2018

Date: 10/05/2018
Parents filled Manhattan Country School for the Curriculum Night on October 4.  During the standing-room-only Community Meeting at the beginning of the evening, faculty members presented a panel discussion about arts at MCS. Janice Movson, Leo Reynoso, Chawon Williams, and Donna McDaniel (via video from the Farm) each introduced their philosophy and goals for art, shop, afterschool, and the... Read more

8th Graders Run the MCS Seed Bank

Date: 10/05/2018
The MCS Seed Bank is an eighth grade project at the Farm. It will be a year-long study on seed saving. During the students' recent fall farm trip, we discussed what a seed is and the importance of seeds in the history of human civilization and agriculture. By saving seeds from plants in our garden, we will have seeds to plant next year at the farm and to share with our community.   We are... Read more

7th and 8th Graders Rock the Boat

Date: 10/05/2018
Seventh and eighth graders recently joined Rocking the Boat, a Bronx-based “on-water classroom,” for a hands-on examination of the Bronx River while rowing wooden Whitehall 14s. Along the way, students spied schools of fish, colonies of mussels and barnacles, a snapping turtle, and great blue herons. They examined several oyster colonies that are part of an environmental restoration project.... Read more

MCS Meals and Student Allergies

Date: 10/04/2018
Happy Fall everyone!  Our school nurse, Stephanie Bloom, and I have been working closely to keep track of student allergies and food preferences.  We are doing what we can to provide a well-balanced meal that provides enough options for all students to have enough to eat each day.  Unfortunately, it is not possible to accommodate every allergy and preference in our community. There are several... Read more

New Sustainability Efforts at Farm Festival 2018

Date: 10/04/2018
Two new initiatives are being introduced at this year’s Farm Festival to lessen the environmental impact of Manhattan Country School's increasingly popular annual event. Non-Disposable Food and Beverage Service Non-disposable items, including plates, forks, and hot and cold cups, will be used for all food and beverage service during the day. Waste Sorting Stations There will be five... Read more

Farm Festival: Success Starts with You

Date: 10/03/2018
Farm Festival would not be possible without you. Here are the many ways parents contribute to making it a success: Volunteer for a Shift: Sign up for (at least) one time slot to help at the event. This year, we are running the sign ups differently than in the past and hope that it will be easier for you. Simply sign up for a time slot that works for you and check... Read more

Are Your Kids Making Enough Mistakes While Doing Math?

Date: 09/27/2018
At the end of each school year, Manhattan Country School faculty and staff are given a “suggested reading list,” from which they can choose a book to read, to enhance their knowledge of some area of education, social justice or one of many issues relating to race and gender. During the first few years, I used to read one of these books, and thoroughly enjoyed them. This year, I decided to choose... Read more

Jay's Favorite Fall Books

Date: 09/26/2018
Greetings MCS families! First, I’d like to invite you to drop by and say hello. And if you’re new to MCS, please come and introduce yourself. I’m going to make this initial entry for Nuestra Semana a brief one since there’s always more to come from the library. Speaking of more, your children come to visit the library once per week. It is important that they are responsible for the book(s) they... Read more

How to Help Make Farm Festival a Success

Date: 09/21/2018
Farm Festival would not be possible without MCS parents - whether it’s volunteering your time, donating and soliciting items for the event, raffle or auction, spreading the word about the event, or attending. You will hear about all of the ways Farm Festival depends on our school community in the coming weeks. For now, let's focus on some of the areas that bring in the most revenue. Raffle By... Read more

Standing Room Only for First P.C. Meeting of the Year

Date: 09/20/2018
The MCS Parent Council is off to a blazing start! We want to thank all of the parents who stepped up and agreed to serve as Class Reps. Thank you for your service. Parent Council meetings take place on the first Thursday of every month. Everyone is welcome. We work to preserve time at the end of each meeting for open discussion. If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, you may share... Read more

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Manhattan Country School is happy to work with the media to provide access to our faculty, who are experts on a variety subjects including diversity, activism and sustainability, or to provide comment on news stories when appropriate.

Please contact Akemi Kochiyama, director of advancement by phone at (212) 348-0952 ext. 283 or email.

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