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Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 16

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 16

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 16

Saturday, April 27, 2019

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Tonight's the big night! We hope to see you at Manhattan Country School's Big Night Out! 2019 

"Engaging students in activism and social justice work has the potential to develop every academic, social-emotional, 21st Century skill we want to develop in our youth while preparing them to be active citizens and potentially making some positive changes along the way. Developing and carrying out a campaign to address social justice issues empowers and engages students of all levels, and provides positive self-identity. In short, it is smart and efficient pedagogy." Read more
Check out Manhattan Country School's Big Night Out! Online Auction and place your opening bids. Offerings include an eclectic selection of travel, culinary and cultural experiences, sports tickets and more.

The success of our online auction depends on spreading the word to as many people as possible. Please share our link with friends and family and encourage them to participate: biddingforgood.com/mcs. Read more
Last week, Michèle Solá announced that she would retire as director of Manhattan Country School in 2020. Below is the official announcement from Gisele Shorter, Chair of the MCS Board of Trustees, a letter to the community from Michèle, FAQ's about the transition, a timeline for the search for a new head of school and photos illustrating Michèle's leadership over the years. Read more
MCS student activists recently met with New York State Assemblymember Daniel J. O'Donnell to advocate for strong and urgent action on climate change. This discussion included the climate and community protection act which O’Donnell co-sponsored, and to thank him for his work. They emphasized the importance of prioritizing frontline communities in the state’s effort to address pollution and invest in a green future. They also gave him a t-shirt with their logo, which he said he would wear when he signs the bill. Read more
“Scissor Madness” was the title for the 9th edition of MCS Community Math Night, which was held last Thursday. On Thursday, April 25, MCS families brought in their “good scissors” to experience mathematics which featured cutting, folding, stapling, taping and fitting together. The exhibits ranged from “Instant Insanity,” where families created a 4 cube puzzle that has 42,000 permutations, only one of which was correct. Read more
  Sing-along/Tertulia Miercoles, 8 de Mayo, 9:15 a.m. Dating back to 17th century Spain, a tertulia is a gathering of people united by a common interest. These intellectual and cultural gatherings were initially held in private homes, later in cafés and schools.  At Manhattan Country School, we gather to share games, art, examples of student activism, poetry, laughter and music. Families of 4-5s through 7-8s: Join your children, Susan and MariaTere at the combined Sing-along/Tertulia to celebrate the Spanish and music programs. Read more
The new subject and logo for the 2018-2019 upper school activism project was recently unveiled. STOP pollution, start the GREEN revolution! You can stay up-to-date with their progress by following @MCS_Activism on Instagram and the MCS Activism Blog. 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

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