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Posted on Friday, January 25, 2019
Now that our Community is deep into the winter weather and all the various health ailments that may come along with that, I wanted to send out a review of the MCS health policy. Reporting Illness: If your child will be absent due to illness, please communicate by phone (212-348-0952) or (email lwalton@manhattancountryschool.org)  to the front desk administrator before 9 AM.  Please specify if your child is out with a communicable illness such as a diagnosed case of strep throat or flu.  The... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2019
From the MCS Kitchen to your home, Amanda and the Afterschool Baking Club present Tres Leche Cake! Tres Leche Cake ​​INGREDIENTS: Unsalted butter (for pan) 1½ cups all-purpose flour plus more 1 tablespoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon 6 large egg whites 1½ cups sugar 3 large egg yolks 2½ teaspoons vanilla extract, divided ½ cup whole milk 1 cup evaporated skim milk 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup sweetened condensed milk DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350°. Butter and flour... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2019
Please join us on Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. for a mid-winter feast to support Manhattan Country School's longstanding farm-based education program for public school students and educators in the Catskills and in New York City. Purchase your ticket today. Manhattan Country School’s 180-acre teaching farm has benefited more than 7,400 public school students and teachers for more than four decades. To increase our impact, we are expanding the MCS Farm in the Catskills and building a... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019
City Camp is Manhattan Country School's summer program for MCS students in the 4-5s through 9-10s, including new Lower School students joining the school in the fall. During City Camp, students broaden their MCS experience by being immersed in fun and engaging activities aligned with the school’s mission and values. The 2019 program runs for three weeks, from July 8 to July 26, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applications for City Camp are available now. Farm Camp is... Read More
Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2019
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
Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2019
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
Posted on Friday, January 11, 2019
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
Posted on Friday, January 11, 2019
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
Posted on Friday, January 11, 2019
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
Posted on Friday, January 11, 2019
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

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