MCS News

Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2019
On Thursday, October 24, Upper School students gathered for their first student-led assembly of the year. Hosted by the Student Council, students in 5th through 8th grade took turns presenting on various projects they've been working on this year. "It's a celebration of your work and an opportunity to share what’s going on is your classes and electives," Upper School director, Maiya Jackson said.  Highlights from the program:Activism Elective The Activism Elective has begun the thoughtful... Read More
Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2019
Join us on Thursday, November 7 for a Parents' Association Meeting on Gender Identity with Carrie Davis, NYC Human Rights Commissioner. The interactive presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. Childcare will be provided. Please RSVP here.  MCS has a longstanding tradition of fostering conversations about changes in the world with our entire community. Earlier this fall, Carrie Davis led a training for faculty and staff to facilitate a better understanding of non-binary... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2019
We are pleased and excited to announce that the Board of Trustees has chosen Corey Blay to serve as our next Director. Like our founders, Gus and Marty Trowbridge, and Michèle Solá, who has been our leader for more than two decades, Corey has a deep belief in the power of an inclusive education to create a better world for everyone. Corey will formally join MCS in July 2020, and we expect he will be a regular presence at school and at MCS events between now and then. Corey began his career in... Read More
Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2019
Farm Festival is TWO DAYS AWAY! Thank you for the various ways many of you have already contributed. MCS alumni and former parents can help even more with the following: Volunteer Please volunteer for a shift this Saturday. There are still some open shifts for the grill, drinks/dessert, security, food plating, toddler garden/crayon recycling center, carnival booth, raffle and more. Alumni from the classes of 2017-2019 are also needed to serve as floor captains during self-led tours at the... Read More
Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2019
MCS is a nut-aware school and due to the high number of nut allergies in our community, we request that all food brought into MCS be NUT FREE. The best way to determine if foods are nut-free is to read the label since brands should have a warning statement or allergen list. Be on the look-out for ingredients such as peanut oil, gluten free flours, non dairy milk, nut butters and nutella as they are often used in treats. Be aware of phrases like these: “May Contain Peanut or Tree Nuts.” “... Read More
Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2019
Upper School Director Maiya Jackson and Upper School teacher Nassim Zerriffi attended and led workshops at the Progressive Education Network (PEN) National Conference in Minneapolist/St. Paul, Minnesota the first weekend in October. The conference takes place every two years and is a diverse gathering of educators from around the country. The theme of the PEN Conference 2019 was Educating for Democracy: Navigating the Current and Channeling the Future of Progressive Education. Maiya led a... Read More
Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2019
Farm Festival is FIVE DAYS AWAY! Thank you for everything you’ve done already to help. Please volunteer for a shift this Saturday and help with the following: Auction The countdown is on! The online auction goes live on Tuesday but there is still time to get in your items.  Thank you to everyone who has already donated or solicited donations for the auction! We have great items this year -- from an Eames Chair, cooking class at Eataly, tickets to Trevor Noah, a museum trip with MCS' own... Read More
Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2019
The school year is in full swing and there are plenty of events to keep you engaged at MCS. With such busy calendars, we hope you’ll remember these upcoming dates.  Monday, October 14 - School Closed  Tuesday, October 15 - Farm Festival online auction opens Friday, October 18 - 6th Grade Trip to Philadelphia Saturday, October 19 - Farm Festival! Thursday, October 24 - Upper School Assembly for students and parents The Upper School assembly on October 24 is open to parents and will begin... Read More
Posted on Sunday, September 29, 2019
We’re less than a month out from Farm Festival and it is “go time.” We need YOUR help to make this year a success.  Although the 6-7s parents organize and manage the event, all MCS families help to ensure success. Here are some important ways to help: Auction Each family is asked to donate a minimum of one item, service or experience to the online auction. We are looking for items that reflect the creativity, diversity, experience and work of the MCS community. Solicitation materials can... Read More
Posted on Sunday, September 29, 2019
MCS Food Program The MCS Food Program supports the school’s core mission and values and provides our growing community of students and staff with delicious, nutritious meals each day. Since its inception in 1966, MCS has served lunch to students in the classroom to be enjoyed “family style” at small tables that the children set themselves. Sharing a communal meal is a unifying experience that allows for conversations about everything from the impacts of food waste to the risks and rewards of... Read More

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