Dear MCS Community,
Happy New Year! Our January launches each new calendar year with tributes to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and work. “What tools did Dr. King use?” Wondering as adults how seemingly out of sync those tools seem to be, it’s striking to be getting so many inquiries from the press, alumni, and educators seeking to replicate our long-term traditions. “Love,” “words,” “peace,” “marches,” are familiar answers to even the youngest students at MCS. “What would Dr. King be... Read More
Manhattan Country School's policy regarding Valentine’s Day:
Please keep in mind that families should not send in cards, sweets, or other treats for Valentine’s Day. Instead, classes will acknowledge what it means to be a good friend to one another and a caring community member. Just as with Halloween, when children should not bring costumes or candy to school, we know that these holidays can be very exciting for children, and we certainly can talk about them in school. As educators, we also... Read More
The MCS Varsity girls' basketball season has started! They currently compete in a division that includes Rodeph Sholom, Heschel, Avenues, UNIS Queens, Stephen Gaynor, Mandell and Cathedral. Next week the girls take on Speyer Legacy at John Jay College at 4:00pm on Wednesday, January 16. Click here for a printable copy of the varsity basketball schedule.
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Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March - CHANGING THE SYSTEM: Marching Toward Justice
On Monday, January 21, 2019, 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.
Official Press Release • Facebook RSVP
TimeOut's 2019 List of the Best Martin Luther King Events in NYCMommy Nearest 6 Ways to... Read More
Join us for an evening discussion, exhibition and film screening with artist and educator Janice Movson on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. As the art teacher at Manhattan Country School for 25 years, Movson understands deeply the value of being a working artist and how that intersects and informs her work as an educator. She will be sharing her experiences and discussing the importance of early mentorship in empowering the lives of children.
This importance is clearly illustrated in Portrait of... Read More
The 2018-2019 5-6s Class
Excerpted advice from 5-6's Teacher, Anna Sobel -
Dear 5-6s’ Families,
December and January are particularly important months at MCS as we prepare to honor and celebrate Martin Luther King Day. As soon as the children noticed the new books about Dr. King on our shelves, they immediately began discussing who he was. In addition to our work in the classroom, the children will be learning related songs in Music with Susan, who makes sure to talk through the children’... Read More
On Friday, January 18, MCS will hold its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Assemblies, where the community gathers to sing songs in celebration of civil rights and watch the sixth-grade presentation about "Unsung Heroes of the Movement."
Two (2) members from each student’s family are welcome to attend. Guests may photograph and film the assembly - a Facebook Live Steam and immediate video will be available on the Manhattan Country School Page, you can also RSVP to the 31st Annual Martin Luther... Read More
This year we are asking all journalists in the MCS Community to consider inviting friends and colleagues in the media to the 31st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March. Download the official press release here and RSVP and invite others to our Facebook Event page.
Read and watch the speeches from last year’s march.
Follow, comment and post about the march using #MCSMLKMarch on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
We made TimeOut's list of "Best Martin Luther King Day events in NYC... Read More
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations—something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own. — Katherine Patterson
This list has a multi-purpose to it. The first one began quite a few years ago when a parent asked me for some recommendations for gifts for the holidays. The next is for your... Read More
The Manhattan Country School Farm was recently awarded a monetary grant from the Whole Kids Foundation. This non-profit foundation was founded by Whole Foods Market with the mission:
"We support schools and inspire families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness. Given the right opportunities, kids will get excited about fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other nutritious whole foods."
Stephanie Pilla, an MCS Advancement staff member and current parent, worked with MCS Farm... Read More