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
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
Thanks to the generosity and broad participation of the Manhattan Country School community, we surpassed our 2018 #GivingTuesday goal of $75,000 and qualified for the match!
Including contributions made online and by mail and the $75,000 match, we raised more than $175,000 - the most we’ve ever raised on #GivingTuesday! Thank you to everyone who supported MCS on November 27.
Your #GivingTuesday gifts support Expanding Purpose: The Campaign for the Future of Manhattan Country School ... Read More
At Manhattan Country School's Winter Assembly, we celebrate Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas and Three Kings Day. We invite families to join us at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 21 in the gym. Two members from each student’s family are welcome. The Winter Assembly will also be live-streamed on the Manhattan Country School Facebook page.
This year’s Winter Assembly will include holiday songs from African-American, Jewish and Christian traditions. Students will be singing in Hebrew, Spanish and... Read More
The 4-5s through 7-8s were treated to a classical music recital this past Wednesday. Two superb musicians—Evan Drachman, cello and Doris Stevenson, piano—performed pieces by Brahms and Chopin for our youngest students. The children were enthralled by the beautiful music and afterwards asked thoughtful questions of the performers, including “How old is your cello?” (293 years old!) and “How long have you been playing music together?” (About forty years ago, when Evan was a child, Doris was his... Read More
Changing the System: Marching Toward Justice - 2019 March Route
Manhattan Country School’s 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March will take place January 21st, 2019, 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March is a tradition at Manhattan Country School that demonstrates the passion and leadership of its students and the school’s commitment to achieving Dr. King’s dream of unity, peace and equity. View archived march publications and speeches here. On ... Read More
Thank you for your extraordinary generosity in support of the mission and program of Manhattan Country School in 2018. Your gifts, volunteerism and passionate commitment are appreciated and valued at this critical time of transition and growth. Wishing you and your family a peaceful and happy holiday season!
The students in the 7th and 8th grade spent the beginning of the year exploring and discussing possible activism topics. The Activism Elective narrowed the options down to four and created presentations for the rest of the group. Those four options were: habitat destruction, the immigration crisis, police brutality, and sexual harassment. Students voted first for two topics to explore further which were habitat destruction and the immigration crisis. They then went home and discussed with their... Read More