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Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018
This week Laura and Callie's 6-7's math unit entails multiple ways to collect and analyze data. To gain an initial data pool, the 6-7's had a homework assignment to count all of the windows, doors, pillows and stuffed animals in their homes. 6-7's could show their numerical findings with numbers, pictures or tally marks. Through this "stuffie-counting project" the 6-7's are learning to use raw data to draw larger, objective conclusions that can ultimately be supported by numbers. 6-7 students... Read More
Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018
Manhattan Country School follows the NYC Department of Education guidelines for school closures due to bad weather or hazardous conditions. If MCS has a weather-related delay, early dismissal or closure, families of students will be notified in the following ways: School Closure notice via phone call and email School Closure notice on News Crawl on NBC and CBS news channels School Closure notice on the landing page of the MCS website  
Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018
  #GivingTuesday is an international, digitally-based movement to create a day of support and philanthropy at the beginning of the holiday season. Giving Tuesday 2018 will take place on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Here are a few need-to-know facts for parents about your support this Giving Tuesday: -      A gift to the MCS Fund is an unrestricted gift that supports annual operating expenses (like teacher salaries and school supplies). Our goal for parents is 100% participation. A gift in... Read More
Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018
Manhattan Country School's Thanksgiving Assembly is a community event. We invite families to join us at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.Two (2) members from each student’s family are welcome. There will be reserved seating for families of student class reps. This year’s assembly will include songs from Zambia, Israel and the Congo as well as selections from LatinX, Muslim, Jewish, Spiritual and Shaker traditions. Giving thanks continues to be a strong focus of the assembly program... Read More
Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018
Is this your scooter? MCS would like to return this scooter to its happy home!   If you would like to reclaim your scooter please contact Jamie Evans, Facilities Manager, at jevans@manhattancountryschool.org
Posted on Saturday, November 3, 2018
Manhattan Country School Coupon Book: Farm Festival Edition The MCS Coupon Book began with 2018's Farm Festival. Enjoy a 10% discount on cocktails, taverns, cafes and other swanky eateries in and around Upper Manhattan when you print out or show the digital copy of the advertisement. Support the small businesses that have supported MCS with their placement! Click here to download. Winter CSA "Sampler Boxes' from Sweet Land Farm starting soon! The 2018- 2019 Winter Shares. Sign-upare now... Read More
Posted on Saturday, November 3, 2018
Our Upper School Assembly on Thursday, October 25, 2018, began with an afternoon of bilingual singing and continued with an ode to the art of student creativity. Hosted by the Student Council, highlights include: Philadelphia Trip The 6th grade took a trip to Philadelphia, PA and presented on their experiences. The class, taught by Tiffani, briefly discussed the historic sites of freedom, liberty and governance in the City of Brotherly Love. Belief Essays 7th and 8th grade students relayed... Read More
Posted on Friday, November 2, 2018
MCS has succeeded in our first attempt to redesign the Farm Festival into a “Zero Waste” street fair. The annual Farm Festival benefits the school’s sliding scale-tuition program, which helps all MCS families to educate their children as equal members of an economically, racially and culturally diverse community. This year the all parent-volunteer planning committee of the 2018 Farm Festival took a stand with “Zero Waste.” “The ‘Zero Waste’ program is a key component of ‘One New York: The Plan... Read More
Posted on Friday, November 2, 2018
The National SEED Project was founded in 1987 by Dr. Peggy MacIntosh, who is best known for authoring “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.” According to SEED’s mission statement, MacIntosh “founded the National SEED Project to confirm her belief that teachers could be leaders of their own professional development.” Those who take part in SEED training then take that training to their own schools and communities. In the summer of 2017 I was trained to be a SEED leader. This ten-... Read More
Posted on Friday, November 2, 2018
I have the great pleasure of working with children on Thursday afternoons, I teach knitting to the 6-7’s and up. This fall while learning the basics of knitting the students make stuffed animals. So far, we have a great variety under construction: a chick, several cats, a tiger, bunny, and unicorns. The younger children are helped by the older. It is quite a wonderful moment when a project is finished and transforms into an animal. As new skills are learned each student will be able to do more... Read More

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