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Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 4

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 4

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 4

Saturday, October 20, 2018

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The 8-9's went to Inwood Hill Park to learn about the Lenape, who are the indigenous people of the New York City area.
They learned about the natural environment that the Lenape lived in long ago and about the different ways in which they utilized and respected the environment.

Manhattan Country School’s annual Farm Festival is a feel-good fall event that brings together the entire MCS community and provides an opportunity to meet new friends and neighbors. This year, the event aims to be a “zero-waste” street fair, which means we will use “real” cups, plates and cutlery from our kitchen which will be washed and sterilized in our kitchen throughout the day. We will also have compost and recycling waste stations. Read more
MCS students may not wear Halloween costumes to school on Wednesday, October 31. October 31 is already an exciting day for many and we believe children need to balance that energy with the consistency of well-established routines during the school day. Read more
During the 9-10's fall Manhattan Country School Farm trip, students and staff had the opportunity to host several visitors. Most of the guests traveled from New York City-based pre-schools, and two visitors were from the food justice organization, Insurgo Project. They were accompanied by Monica Amaro and Vicki Roberts from the Admissions team. Read more
On Friday, October 12 the 6th Graders took a two hour trip to Philadelphia, PA to visit historical places. We visited Independence Hall, the first President - George Washington's house, and the Liberty Bell.  After that it was time for lunch. We split up into groups and went to Reading Terminal Market. We ate Chinese food, pizza and Philly Cheesesteaks. When we were done eating, we bought some candy and continued our adventure in Philadelphia. We went to the Constitution Center and learned about the colonists, we also did fun activities around the museum. Read more
Greetings MCS families! First, I’d like to invite you to drop by and say hello. And if you’re new to MCS, please come and introduce yourself. I’m going to make this initial entry for Nuestra Semana a brief one since there’s always more to come from the library. Speaking of more, your children come to visit the library once per week. Read more
At the end of each school year, Manhattan Country School faculty and staff are given a “suggested reading list,” from which they can choose a book to read, to enhance their knowledge of some area of education, social justice or one of many issues relating to race and gender. During the first few years, I used to read one of these books, and thoroughly enjoyed them.

This year, I decided to choose my own book, or, as is often the case, the book “chooses me.” While listening to the local public radio station, I heard an interview with an engaging mathematician named Jordan Ellenberg, whose book, How Not To Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking, had just been published in paperback. Read more
Winter CSA "Sampler Boxes' from Sweet Land Farm starting soon!
The 2018- 2019 Winter Shares sign-up are now available. This will be the 11th year of the Winter CSA at Sweet Land Farm and the 2nd year of the Winter CSA 'Sampler Box' at the Manhattan Country School. For those of you who would enjoy a small share of basic winter produce this is a great option.    Read more

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