Manhattan Country School will continue MCS En Casa, our distance learning program, for the remainder of the school year.

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2019-2020 Issue 1

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2019-2020 Issue 1

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2019-2020 Issue 1

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Welcome to the first issue of Nuestra Semana en MCS for the 2019-2020 school year. For new families, please note that every issue of this bi-weekly parent newsletter will include important information about upcoming events, helpful reminders, recaps of what has happened recently in the classrooms and at the Farm, and lots of photos. This year, Nuestra Semana will be delivered to your inbox every other Sunday morning. We hope you enjoy the first issue and we are looking forward to reporting on what will surely be another exciting school year. 

Photo of the Week

Students in 6th grade enjoying the picnic in Central Park after the first day of school.

Thursday morning, September 5, students arrived at Manhattan Country School for the first day of the 2019-2020 school year. Outside, they were welcomed by building maintenance and greeter extraordinaire, George, with hugs and high fives as they entered the front door. As children headed up to their classrooms and parents mingled in the lobby, the building was filled with laughter and spirited conversations about summer vacations and the new year to come. Read more
The anticipation of a new school year is, after a lifetime in education, a familiar combination of great excitement and a few nerves. Summer passes fast and there is never enough time for the things I want to do like reading, being in the company of people who challenge my thinking and spending time in the Adirondacks without internet or cellphone. Time is almost up as summer rolls into fall and I write this letter for the last time as director of MCS. For one more year, I know I’ll be back in a community that rolls up its sleeves for children, never tires of redefining a school and is unapologetic about the purpose of education.   Read more
We welcomed new members to the Manhattan Country School faculty and staff this year. Among the existing faculty and staff, a few people have taken on new roles and responsibilities as well. We look forward to working together toward another successful school year.  Read more
This year Curriculum Night will be held on Thursday, September 26, from 6–7 p.m. In a change from past years, we will not be having a reception portion of the evening. Instead, classroom presentations will begin at 6 p.m. sharp. Please do not bring any food or drink to share to your child’s classroom on Curriculum Night. This change reflects the added demand on our families’ time as we ask for your participation in the Head of School search process later this month. The 8th grade High school meeting is now at 5:00 p.m. in the Library. Details to follow. Read more
The Manhattan Country School 5th grade visited both Hanford Mills Museum and the New York Power Authority Visitors Center, tying to their study of energy later in the school year. Hanford Mills is a “living history” museum that provides a glimpse into the life of people living and working in the Catskill Mountain region in the mid-1800’s. Read more
As our school continues to grow, we have revised our arrival and dismissal procedures to accommodate the increasing numbers of families. Please read below for our routines: Arrival
School opens at 8:30 a.m. Students are expected to be in their classrooms at that time. Students who arrive after 8:45 a.m. must get a late pass from the front desk to give to their teacher. Read more
With the start of each school year, we like to remind our friends of the importance of proper health care in our community. It is my job to promote the health and wellbeing for all students and the school community at large. Read more
We’re less than a month out from Farm Festival and it is “go time.” We need YOUR help to make this year a success.  Read more
Dear MCS Community: As we head into a new school year, I am writing to update you on the search for our new director.  Read more
“The fire of literacy is created by the emotional sparks between a child, a book and the person reading.” ---Mem Fox Read more

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