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Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2017-2018 Issue 3

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2017-2018 Issue 3

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2017-2018 Issue 3

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Photo of the Week

A 6-7s student gets some guidance on handling a hammer during shop class on Thursday.

Harvesting Carrots at the MCS Farm
The Manhattan Country School Farm is deep into harvest season. The Catskills have experienced several frosts, which puts the Farm on a tight deadline with Mother Nature. The farm community needs to stay focused and industrious in getting things out of the ground. Read more
The 4-5s through 7-8s were treated to a classical music recital this past Wednesday, October 4. Two superb musicians—Linda Rosenthal, violin, and Max Pakhomov, piano—performed pieces by Brahms and other composers for our youngest students. The children were enthralled by the beautiful music and afterwards asked thoughtful questions of the performers, including “How do you get that sound from the piano?” and “Why do you play the violin with your eyes closed?” Read more
This week, Manhattan Country School Director Michèle Solá joined 23 other leaders from public schools, charter schools, foundations and nonprofit organizations in Aspen, Colorado to take on the challenging task of reimagining America’s public schools. This was the first of four gatherings of the Fall 2017 cohort of the highly selective Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship. Read more
Lower Meeker Hollow Farm
Additional Property Will Support Enrollment and Programmatic Growth Manhattan Country School’s presence in the Catskill Mountains is expanding. The school recently acquired a second farm just a short walk from its existing farm in Roxbury, N.Y. Read more
Students at Giant Ledge
The Catskill Mountains are a world-class destination for outdoor pursuits. Manhattan Country School students and teachers are surrounded by and reminded of this beauty each time they visit the Farm. Read more
First Aid Supply Dirve for Puerto Rico
To our MCS Community: Thank you! In just 2-and-a-half days you donated 350-plus items! The full list is below. We delivered all items to the East 93rd Street drop-off site last Friday. We were told that everything might ship as early as this past Saturday. Read more
Farm Festival Raffle Lemonade Stand
Dear Parents, Thank you for everything you’ve done already to support Farm Festival, which is just two weeks away. Aside from volunteering for shifts the day of, there are many ways you can support Farm Festival including: Read more
PEN 2017 National Conference
Eight Manhattan Country School educators are participating in this week’s PEN 2017 National Conference. This three-day, bi-annual event offers a host of workshops, place-based experiences and keynote presentations. The theme of this year’s conference is Continuous Lines: Amplify students’ voices, agency, conscience and intellect to create a more equitable, just and sustainable world. Read more
Leslie Cain and Stacy Parker Le Melle, PA Co-Presidents
At our October 5, 2017 Parents’ Council meeting we were joined by several MCS staff members: Bonnie Greenwald, Learning Resource Specialist; Amanda Hallowell, Food Program Coordinator; Emilie Esders, Head Cook; Nancy Hsu, MCS Fund and Special Events Manager; and Akemi Kochiyama, Director of Advancement. Read more

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