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Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Farm Festival would not be possible without you. Here are the many ways parents contribute to making it a success: Volunteer for a Shift: farmfestival.nyc/volunteer Sign up for (at least) one time slot to help at the event. This year, we are running the sign ups differently than in the past and hope that it will be easier for you. Simply sign up for a time slot that works for you and check in at the volunteer table when you arrive at Farm Festival. You may request to do a particular job as... Read More
Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018
At the end of each school year, Manhattan Country School faculty and staff are given a “suggested reading list,” from which they can choose a book to read, to enhance their knowledge of some area of education, social justice or one of many issues relating to race and gender. During the first few years, I used to read one of these books, and thoroughly enjoyed them. This year, I decided to choose my own book, or, as is often the case, the book “chooses me.” While listening to the local public... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Greetings MCS families! First, I’d like to invite you to drop by and say hello. And if you’re new to MCS, please come and introduce yourself. I’m going to make this initial entry for Nuestra Semana a brief one since there’s always more to come from the library. Speaking of more, your children come to visit the library once per week. It is important that they are responsible for the book(s) they borrow. Please help support them to get their books back in time for their next library visit.... Read More
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2018
Farm Festival would not be possible without MCS parents - whether it’s volunteering your time, donating and soliciting items for the event, raffle or auction, spreading the word about the event, or attending. You will hear about all of the ways Farm Festival depends on our school community in the coming weeks. For now, let's focus on some of the areas that bring in the most revenue. Raffle By now, all families should have received a raffle packet. If not, check inside your child’s backpack. ... Read More
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018
The MCS Parent Council is off to a blazing start! We want to thank all of the parents who stepped up and agreed to serve as Class Reps. Thank you for your service. Parent Council meetings take place on the first Thursday of every month. Everyone is welcome. We work to preserve time at the end of each meeting for open discussion. If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, you may share them with your class reps or bring them to our monthly meetings. We will work to keep you informed... Read More
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018
At the start of the 2018-2019  school year, there were several new faces among Manhattan Country School faculty and staff. We are happy to welcome the newest members of our community. Read on to learn a little bit about them. Greg Bednarsh ‘07: Kitchen AssistantEducation: B.F.A. University of North CarolinaWhy I Love MCS: Because of the stories told, the stories being told, and the stories yet to be told. There is history in every corner of what makes MCS, MCS. and because of its rich culture... Read More
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018
We have implemented a new policy for school dismissal on days when it is raining (or snowing) at the time of pick up. Parents will receive a School Messenger text stating that “Today will be a Rainy Day Dismissal” up to an hour before dismissal. At the end of the day, the children will be dismissed as follows: 4-5s – 7-8s: From their classrooms at 3:00 p.m. 8-9s – 9-10s: From the sidewalk at 3:00 p.m. 5th and 6th Grades: Self dismissal, exiting the building through the back door at 3:00 p.m... Read More
Posted on Monday, September 17, 2018
City College School of Education Committee on Democratic and Caring Communities is hosting a Conversation with ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt (MCS '75). Lee's recent work challenging a ban on Muslim families and defending immigrant families from being separated from their children will be the subject of the conversation that will take place at the Great Hall in Shepard Hall on Monday, September 24 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.  For more information and to register for free admission, please click here.
Posted on Monday, September 17, 2018
Manhattan Country School Curriculum Night will take place on Thursday, October 4 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.. The evening provides an opportunity for families to become acquainted with their children’s classrooms and learn about teachers’ plans for the year. A reception and community meeting will take place in the gym beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tours of the new sixth floor Upper School classrooms will also take place during this time. Class presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m. in your child’s classroom... Read More
Posted on Friday, September 7, 2018
Thursday morning students arrived at Manhattan Country School for the first day of the school year. Outside, MCS Director Michèle Sola and George Popovic, building maintenance and greeter extraordinaire, welcomed children and their grown ups with hugs and high fives as they entered the front door. As children headed up to their classrooms and parents mingled in the lobby, the building was filled with laughter and spirited conversations about summer vacations and the new year to come. ... Read More

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