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Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 9

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 9

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Photo of the Week

Ella: "Candy Color Scotch Brown"

Inspired by the book "The Color of Us" by Karen Katz, the 5-6s sought to find their own skin tones. Just like the protagonist of the story, they experimented mixing red, yellow, black and white paint to find the shade of their skin, then created names for the skin tone.

Dear MCS Community, Happy New Year! Our January launches each new calendar year with tributes to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and work. “What tools did Dr. King use?” Wondering as adults how seemingly out of sync those tools seem to be, it’s striking to be getting so many inquiries from the press, alumni, and educators seeking to replicate our long-term traditions. “Love,” “words,” “peace,” “marches,” are familiar answers to even the youngest students at MCS. “What would Dr. King be speaking or marching about today if he were still alive?” Connections between then and now bring up sometimes difficult conversations about his assassination. They also provide clarity to bold aspirations for the future and a reality check on what enduring change requires. MCS merits every bit of attention it gets when the world is paying attention to Dr. King. And even closer attention when it is not. Read more
On Friday, January 18, MCS will hold its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Assemblies, where the community gathers to sing songs in celebration of civil rights and watch the sixth-grade presentation about "Unsung Heroes of the Movement." Read more
Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March - CHANGING THE SYSTEM: Marching Toward Justice On Monday, January 21, 2019, Manhattan Country School eighth-graders will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by taking to the streets of Upper Manhattan to speak out about what they consider to be the most pressing civil rights issues of their time. Read more
This year we are asking all journalists in the MCS Community to consider inviting friends and colleagues in the media to the 31st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March. Read more
The 2018-2019 5-6s Class Excerpted advice from 5-6's Teacher, Anna Sobel - Dear 5-6s’ Families, December and January are particularly important months at MCS as we prepare to honor and celebrate Martin Luther King Day.  As soon as the children noticed the new books about Dr. King on our shelves, they immediately began discussing who he was. In addition to our work in the classroom, the children will be learning related songs in Music with Susan, who makes sure to talk through the children’s understanding of the songs’ content.  On Friday, January 18, we will participate in an MLK assembly for the 4-5s – 7-8s, and get to see part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. presentation written and performed by the sixth grade.  On Monday, January 21 families are encouraged to come to an MLK Day March organized by the eighth grade. Read more
Join us for an evening discussion, exhibition and film screening with artist and educator Janice Movson on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Read more
1. Stacy and Dena began meeting by thanking the class reps and parents as a whole for all they contributed to holiday and end-of-schoolyear gifts. Thank you! Read more
The MCS Varsity girls' basketball season has started! They currently compete in a division that includes Rodeph Sholom, Heschel, Avenues, UNIS Queens, Stephen Gaynor, Mandell and Cathedral. The Varsity girl's basketball team beat British International School 42-12 bringing their record to 3-0. The MCS Boy's Varsity basketball team lost to School of Columbia on Monday, January 21 by 3pts, bringing their record to 1-2. For more sports information, including schedules, please email Coach Lloyd at jlloyd@manhattancountryschool.orgClick here for a printable copy of the varsity basketball schedule.   Read more
On Friday, December 21, Manhattan Country School students, families and staff gathered for our annual Winter Assembly. To celebrate the winter solstice we sang holiday songs from African-American, Jewish and Christian traditions. Students sang in Swahili, Hebrew, Spanish, Yiddish and Latin as well as English. Ivan Barenboim (clarinet), Paul Harris (flute), parents Michael Ulmer (djembe) and Juan Ospina (bass guitar), and Nehemiah Luckett (piano) accompanied our selections. Read more
Manhattan Country School's policy regarding Valentine’s Day: 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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