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Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2019-2020 Issue 10

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2019-2020 Issue 10

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2019-2020 Issue 10

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Photo of the Week

Each year, eighth grade students organize and lead a march inspired by the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thank you for joining us and using your signs and voices to bring awareness to the important civil rights issues of our time.

View videos of the speeches here.
Special thanks to several current parents who contributed to the day, including​ Harri Ramkishun for filming the march, Keith Sigel and Ana Blohm for providing the sound system and 8-9s families for volunteering as crossing guards and providing post-March snacks.

Backstrap weaving is an ancient fiber art practiced for centuries in Central and South America, as well as China. Weaving has historically been a way for the artist to communicate feelings and tell stories with the use of patterns and symbols. It’s also a time honored tradition for 5th grade students at the Manhattan Country School Farm.  Read more
“The March is such a special tradition at MCS. We study activism in our classes and other schools look to MCS as a guide for how best to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s an honor to participate this year.” -- Julia, MCS 8th grader Read more
Black Lives Matter at School is a national coalition of educators organizing for racial justice in education.  We encourage all educators, students, parents, unions, and community organizations to join our annual week of action during the first week of February each year. February 3-7 is the National Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action, where educational and cultural institutions across the country will engage students and visitors with the 13 Guiding Principles of the Black Lives Matter Movement, as well as the National Demands. T-shirts are also available. Teachers and students across New York City will be wearing their t-shirts in a show of solidarity on Monday, February 3 and Thursday, February 6.  Read more
Please join us on Tuesday, February 4 at 9:00 a.m. for the Upper School Assembly with filmmaker and friend of MCS, Yoruba Richen. Yoruba is a documentary filmmaker whose work has been featured on PBS, "New York Times" Op Doc, "Frontline Digital", "New York Magazine’s The Cut", "The Atlantic" and "Field of Vision". Her latest film “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom” aired on The Smithsonian Channel in February 2019. Read more
Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A featuring Manhattan Country School alumni and parents of alumni. Read more
Join us Friday, February 14 for Manhattan Country School’s Community Basketball Game. This annual event features a competitive yet friendly basketball game for MCS students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni.​ Read more
The MCS Support Team hosted a morning discussion with families on Friday, January 24. Thank you to all of the parents who attended. We appreciate the open conversation and are looking forward to ongoing dialogue.  For those of you who missed it, please click here for an overview of support services at Manhattan Country School Read more
Returning this year: Manhattan Country School will host a Spring Break Camp in March for MCS students in the 4-5s through 9-10s only. During Spring Break Camp, students will broaden their MCS experience by being immersed in fun and engaging activities aligned with the school’s mission and values. The camp runs for one week, from March 16 to March 20, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applications for Spring Break Camp are available now. Read more
Early Registration is Open for MCS City Camp and Farm Camp July 2020! We are excited to announce that registration is open for City Camp Summer 2020! Sign up by March 13 to take advantage of early bird pricing! Read more
Every year, MCS participates in the Project Cicero Book Donation Drive to help under-resourced public schools in NYC create and enhance classroom and school libraries. Donation boxes will be available in the school lobby from March 2-5. Read more

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What We're Talking About This Week

Stretch Armstrong '85 on All of It with MCS Parent Alison Stewart via www.wnyc.org

Talking to young children about the Guiding Principles of the Movement for Black Lives by Laleña Garcia via www.blmu.edu 

Diversity and Inclusion are not just Feel Good Terms via www.crainsnewyork.com

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