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Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 3

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 3

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Photo of the Week

4-5s students released their newly emerged butterfly in Central Park.

Parents filled Manhattan Country School for the Curriculum Night on October 4.  During the standing-room-only Community Meeting at the beginning of the evening, faculty members presented a panel discussion about arts at MCS. Read more
Seventh and eighth graders recently joined Rocking the Boat, a Bronx-based “on-water classroom,” for a hands-on examination of the Bronx River while rowing wooden Whitehall 14s. Along the way, students spied schools of fish, colonies of mussels and barnacles, a snapping turtle, and great blue herons. Read more
Norte and Sur Fall Farm Trips In several conversations over the years with our founders Gus and Marty Trowbridge, they described the intent of the MCS Farm as a “social experiment”: a place where children from diverse racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds work, play and learn together. The Farm, as Gus put it, is “the great leveler.” On the first seventh and eighth grade Farm trips of the year, seventh graders also experience the Farm for the first time in a mixed-grade setting.  Up until this point, they have only traveled to the Farm with their grade, but at the start of the year, the class was split into two homerooms, Norte and Sur, mixed with 8th graders. Read more
The MCS Seed Bank is an eighth grade project at the Farm. It will be a year-long study on seed saving. During the students' recent fall farm trip, we discussed what a seed is and the importance of seeds in the history of human civilization and agriculture. By saving seeds from plants in our garden, we will have seeds to plant next year at the farm and to share with our community. Read more
Happy Fall everyone!  Our school nurse, Stephanie Bloom, and I have been working closely to keep track of student allergies and food preferences.  We are doing what we can to provide a well-balanced meal that provides enough options for all students to have enough to eat each day.  Read more
Two new initiatives are being introduced at this year’s Farm Festival to lessen the environmental impact of Manhattan Country School's increasingly popular annual event. Read more
Farm Festival would not be possible without you. Here are the many ways parents contribute to making it a success: Read more

 

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