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Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2017-2018 Issue 14

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2017-2018 Issue 14

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2017-2018 Issue 14

Saturday, March 17, 2018

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One of the many MCS Upper School students who participated in Wednesday's National School Walkout in support of safer schools and more effective gun laws.

National School Walkout
“We call BS! We call BS!” Chanting these words inspired by a line from a gun-control speech by Parkland shooting survivor Emma González, Manhattan Country School’s Upper School students walked out of school Wednesday morning. The demonstration, spearheaded by the MCS Student Council, was part of the National School Walkout, which marked the one-month anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people were killed. Donning orange and carrying orange signs with slogans urging an end to gun violence, the students made their way west on West 85th Street to Broadway. Along the way, passersby offered words of encouragement and thanks. Read more
Rock and Roll Postal Service
The 6-7s held the grand opening of the Rock and Roll Postal Service on Monday, March 12, 2018. Two 6-7s classes means customers can purchase handmade stamps and postcards at two post office locations at Manhattan Country School—the first-floor lobby and the third-floor flex space.  Read more
2018 Activism Project
We are writing to update you on our activism work and to ask for your help and support in our campaign to end domestic violence. Read more
8th Grade Mentoring Day
Each year, Manhattan Country School eighth-graders have the opportunity to learn about a career of interest as part of Eighth-Grade Mentoring Day. On March 9, the year’s eighth-graders visited members of the MCS community to observe them at work. Read more
Making bagels at the MCS Farm.
Bagels! Many of us have a favorite—plain, salted, poppy, sesame, cinnamon raisin, pumpernickel, everything. Our toppings—a schmear of cream cheese, some butter, lox, a slice of onion, just to name a few—are an expression of our personal taste. This dietary staple we may eat on the go or leisurely on a Sunday morning is part of our daily fabric, but how many people have attempted to make their own? During this week’s farm trip, two Manhattan Country School seventh-graders challenged themselves to bake enough bagels to feed their entire class. This baking project served as part of their graduation requirements. Read more
Living the Dream Award Honorees
Tickets are on sale now for Big Night Out!, Manhattan Country School’s annual spring benefit to support sliding-scale tuition. In recognition of the economic diversity of our community, there are a limited number of at-cost tickets available to current MCS parents. To request an at-cost ticket, contact Nancy Hsu at nhsu@manhattancountryschool.org or 212.348.0952 x280 by Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Read more
Shatter the Silence, Stop Domestic Violence
Manhattan Country School's seventh- and eighth-grade activists are hosting a community teach-in on combating domestic violence through teaching healthy relationships, changing our gun laws and increasing awareness of and funding for domestic violence shelters.  This event is geared to Lower and Upper School parents, faculty and staff. Read more
There is just one weekend left of The New York International Children’s Film Festival! It’s your last chance to catch the best new films for ages 3-18 while raising money for our school! (Read all about the Festival in the New York Times!) Read more

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