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Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2016-2017 Issue 8

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2016-2017 Issue 8

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2016-2017 Issue 8

Friday, November 4, 2016

Photo of the Week

4-5s students get to know Hogan, a German Shepherd who visited MCS on Wednesday.

Michele Sola, MCS Director
Tuesday, November 8 is our annual Parents’ Visiting Day. Manhattan Country School originally chose to hold this event the same day as Election Day because MCS families who were public employees were free to come. Read more
Thanksgiving Assembly
Manhattan Country School’s assemblies are important community gatherings for our children. They showcase our music program through communal singing and sometimes include spoken and musical presentations, often based on a common theme. Assemblies are also a way for children to share the experience of community with family and friends. MCS is in the process of becoming a larger school with a larger community and its own multipurpose space to host assemblies. All families are invited to attend the Thanksgiving, Winter and MLK assemblies. Some smaller assemblies are only for Lower or Upper School families. A few new assembly guidelines have been designed to ensure that we can accommodate our families and take care of our new gathering space. Read more
13th Documentary
Manhattan Country School's Parents' Association invites you to attend a screening and discussion of "13th," Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary documentary relating the damning story of how, in the age of mass incarceration, prisons have become plantations. Right before the most important election in recent memory, “13th" might provide foundational knowledge as we make demands of our presidential candidates to address the real issues that affect our everyday lives. Read more
Editor’s Note: On Friday, October 28, 2016, Manhattan Country School faculty and staff traveled to the MCS Farm for their first Staff Workshop Day of the school year. While there, they had the chance to participate in some of the activities MCS students experience during their farm trips, including cooking, gardening, cider making, chopping wood and creating textiles. Read more
Fifth-graders celebrate Halloween in Roxbury
Cultural immersion is a way for people to understand the customs, practices, rituals and language of the people of a particular location. Learning by doing is the ultimate intercultural learning. Manhattan Country School students have long been immersed in the rural culture of the Catskill Mountains. Living, working and playing at the MCS Farm allows our kids to experience a way of life in a place that is quite different than their urban homes. Read more
John McDaniel, MCS Farm Director
This weekend, Manhattan Country School Farm Director John McDaniel will present at the 6th Annual Farm-Based Education National Gathering in Concord, MA. MCS Farm faculty members Cathy Cammer and Annie Pevear will also attend. Read more

What's for Lunch?

Check out next week's lunch menu.

MCS Kitchen Update

The MCS kitchen is now equipped with gas. A more robust snack and lunch menu, including old favorites like arroz con pollo, meatloaf and even the beloved breakfast for lunch, is on the horizon. Stay tuned for details.

Three Things We're Talking About This Week

  • Our American International Private School League championship-winning varsity soccer team. On Wednesday, they defeated Stephen Gaynor School 5-3 to take the title. Go MCS!
  • Barnes and Noble's second annual Mini Maker Faire November 5 and 6, at stores nationwide.
  • A new board game on Kickstarter called Rise Up: The Game of People and Power, which aims to help activists learn the skills they need to challenge inequality and injustice.

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