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Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 8

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 8

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 8

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Photo of the Week

Last week, the 4-5's met Koda the guide dog and Alexandra, a former MCS parent and class of ‘74 alum. Did you know Koda was the first guide dog to ride the Q train? Koda is allowed to go everywhere Alexandra can, including the subway and taxi cabs. A guide dog and its handler are called a "team" and Koda and Alexandra have been a team for more than 7 years!

To see more of Koda, click here to view the gallery.

The meaning of a school like Manhattan Country School is something we cannot take for granted these days. Our aspirations for a society defined by big ideas like justice and peace are powerful for our small caring community and for society-at-large. Read more
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations—something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own. — Katherine Patterson Read more
The 4-5s through 7-8s were treated to a classical music recital this past Wednesday. Two superb musicians—Evan Drachman, cello and Doris Stevenson, piano—performed pieces by Brahms and Chopin for our youngest students. Read more
The Manhattan Country School Farm was recently awarded a monetary grant from the Whole Kids Foundation. This non-profit foundation was founded by Whole Foods Market with the mission: Read more
The students in the 7th and 8th grade spent the beginning of the year exploring and discussing possible activism topics. The Activism Elective narrowed the options down to four and created presentations for the rest of the group. Those four options were: habitat destruction, the immigration crisis, police brutality, and sexual harassment. Students voted first for two topics to explore further which were habitat destruction and the immigration crisis. They then went home and discussed with their families and had several conversations as a whole group and, in an exciting run-off election, chose habitat destruction.  Read more
Changing the System: Marching Toward Justice - 2019 March Route Manhattan Country School’s 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March will take place January 21st, 2019, 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. Read more
Dear Fellow Parents: Greetings to you and happy December! We have a few things we'd like to share with you: 1. First off, an extended thank you to all of you for what you do to make MCS a school unlike any other in this city.  Read more
Manhattan Country School alumni and former parents are invited to attend the Alumni Families Breakfast & Tour on Friday, December 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Tour our home at 150 West 85th Street Read more
At Manhattan Country School's Winter Assembly, we celebrate Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas and Three Kings Day. We invite families to join us at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 21 in the gym. Two members from each student’s family are welcome. The Winter Assembly will also be live-streamed on the Manhattan Country School Facebook page. 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

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