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Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 14

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 14

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Photo of the Week

The MCS varsity girls' basketball team defeated Stephen Gaynor 37-17 to become 3-peat champions of the AIPSL B Division.

Every other year, Manhattan Country School hosts visiting days for grandparents and special friends of students. This year, we only sent electronic invitations. If you submitted email addresses for your child’s special guests, they should have received an e-invitation a few weeks ago. If you haven't already, would you kindly: Read more
Big Night Out!, Manhattan Country School’s annual spring benefit, will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The event features the Living the Dream Mentor Award ceremony, dinner, dancing and an online auction. Revenue from BNO! helps MCS raise the $2 million needed to sustain its sliding-scale tuition program each year. To learn more, visit our event page. Read more
Last December, Annie Pevear, MCS Farm nature teacher, received funding from the Gelernt Mentoring Program to study Spanish at the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca and travel to sustainable farming communities in Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Guerrero, Mexico. She met with indigenous leaders who are protecting their land through media and community movements, and nonprofits focused on food and water sovereignty. Read more
Coach T (aka Teresa Edwards), four-time Olympic gold medalist and coach of Manhattan Country School's girls' basketball teams, was recently a guest on The Today Show on NBC, along with fellow Olympic gold medalists – Shannon Miller (Gymnastics), Sarah Will (Paralympian: Alpine Skiing) and Scott Hamilton (Figure Skating). They were invited to share news of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, Museum and Training Center, which is scheduled to open in 2020 in Colorado Springs, where they will each be inducted later this year. Read more
On Friday, March 15, 2019, MCS' seventh and eighth grade students (as well as a few younger students with their parents) participated in the global School Strike for the climate. The strike took on special meaning for the students as it aligns with this year's upper school activism project. Read more
The "Public Outreach Program" at the Manhattan Country School Farm is one of our core initiatives. While MCS students experience 17 curriculum-based trips to the Farm from 7-8s to eighth grade, there is space for additional programs in our calendar. We’ve enjoyed long standing relationships with several schools, both public and independent. While we recognize and celebrate the impact of many Farm trips on the MCS community, what is the value of one MCS Farm experience? Read more
Eighth graders visiting lawyer Vanessa Potkin at The Innocence Project
On Friday, March 8, 2019, the Manhattan Country School eighth graders traveled to various locations around the Tri-state area for the annual Eighth Grade Mentoring Day. Each year, the students attend an Eighth Grade Mentoring Day presentation and then share some of their career aspirations. Based on their responses, each student is matched with professionals in their fields of interest. During these visits, students experience what it is like to be in the shoes of these professionals from a wide range of industries. Read more
Some changes have been made regarding childcare for evening and weekend events at Manhattan Country School. In order for us to safely provide childcare for MCS evening and weekend events, we ask that you adhere to the following set of guidelines. Read more
City Camp is Manhattan Country School's summer program for MCS students in the 4-5s through 9-10s, including new Lower School students joining the school in the fall. During City Camp, students broaden their MCS experience by being immersed in fun and engaging activities aligned with the school’s mission and values. Read more
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Spring Break Survey. Manhattan Country School will continue to have a two-week break in March, rather than one week in February and one week in April. Two-thirds of respondents, including current families and staff, expressed a preference for the one longer break.  Read more
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: Read more
In the event of heavy rain or snow, Manhattan Country School will implement the following student dismissal plan: Read more
Now that our Community is deep into the winter weather and all the various health ailments that may come along with that, I wanted to send out a review of the MCS health policy. Reporting Illness: Read more

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