MCS News

Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2020
Manhattan Country School's 7th and 8th grade classes (Norte and Sur) made their first trip of the new year to the Farm over the last two weeks. For the Norte class it was the first week back to school after Winter Break. These first trips of the year are filled with students catching up and sharing stories from vacations or holidays. What better place to do this than at the Farm on a hike or the dinner table. The Farm always serves as a unique place for peers to make strong bonds while working... Read More
Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2020
32nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March - EQUITY NOW: Today's Youth Speak Out For Social Change Please join us, TOMORROW, Monday, January 20, as Manhattan Country School eighth-graders honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by taking to the streets of Upper Manhattan to speak out about what they consider to be the most pressing civil rights issues of their time. The theme of the 32nd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March is "Equity Now: Today's Youth... Read More
Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2020
2020 has just begun and there are plenty of events to keep you engaged at MCS. We hope you will be able to attend many of these events.  Thursday, January 23 - Afterschool ends. Check out the Afterschool play at 5:15 p.m. in the MCS Gym.  Tuesday, January 28 - Parent Teacher Conference Sign-Up.  At 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, january 28, you will receive an email to sign up for a meeting time. Please note: If you sign-up before 9:00 a.m., the appointment will automatically be deleted when the... Read More
Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2020
On Friday, January 17, MCS will hold its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Assemblies, where the community gathers to sing songs in celebration of civil rights. Two members from each student’s family are welcome to attend. We will Facebook Live Steam the assemblies and video will be available on the Manhattan Country School Page following the assembly.  Morning Assembly - 9:15 a.m. Assembly:  4-5s through 7-8s and their families. Afternoon Assembly - 2 p.m. Assembly: 8-9s through eighth grade... Read More
Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2020
32nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March - EQUITY NOW: Today's Youth Speak Out For Social Change   On Monday, January 20, 2020, Manhattan Country School eighth-graders will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by taking to the streets of Upper Manhattan to speak out about what they consider to be the most pressing civil rights issues of their time. The theme of the 32nd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March is "Equity Now: Today's Youth Speak Out For... Read More
Posted on Friday, December 13, 2019
Pokko and the Drum by Matthew Forsythe - Pokko's parents give her a drum—biggest mistake ever—and she makes a thoroughgoing racket.Her father suggests taking her drum outside. "But don't make too much noise. We're just a little frog family that lives in a mushroom, and we don't like drawing attention to ourselves." Pokko sets off quietly into the too-quiet forest. She taps her drum "just to keep herself company." When a banjo-playing raccoon follows her, she plays louder. A trumpet-playing... Read More
Posted on Friday, December 13, 2019
I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day - In her debut middle grade novel—inspired by her family’s history—Christine Day tells the story of a girl who uncovers her family’s secrets—and finds her own Native American identity. All her life, Edie has known that her mom was adopted by a white couple. So, no matter how curious she might be about her Native American heritage, Edie is sure her family doesn’t have any answers. Until the day when she and her friends discover a box hidden in the attic—a... Read More
Posted on Friday, December 13, 2019
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson - Moving forward and backward in time, Jacqueline Woodson's taut and powerful new novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of the new child. As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody's coming of age ceremony in her grandparents' Brooklyn brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, making her entrance to the... Read More
Posted on Sunday, December 8, 2019
MCS gathers for all school assemblies four times a year. The assemblies have become thematic multicultural celebrations of community, anchored in music and singing. A recent visitor to MCS asked the Student Council what was something special about MCS and something they would remember after graduation. I was not surprised when they answered, “assemblies.” Within the tradition, however, it might be surprising to learn how much opportunity they provide for change. Like a theme and variations in... Read More
Posted on Sunday, December 8, 2019
Recently, there have been a few cases of head lice at MCS. Those students and families have been treated, but it is important to be proactive in monitoring your child’s head for lice. Head Lice Head lice are parasitic insects that can be found in the hair. They do not carry disease, and are not harmful. There is no connection between head lice and hygiene. Lice lay their eggs (nits), which attach to the base of the hair shaft. Nymphs hatch from the eggs in 7-10 days, and grow to adults... Read More

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