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Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2019-2020 Issue 5

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2019-2020 Issue 5

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2019-2020 Issue 5

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Photo of the Week

Fifth Grade students hosted students from the Children's Workshop School and Central Park East II to kick off the selection process for the MLK Living the Dream Book Award.

The two 8-9s classes had the responsibility of harvesting the last of the MCS Farm's fruits and vegetables of the season. They also began to put the gardens to bed. Vigorously, the students cleared two beds full of sweet potatoes, bushels of carrots and the last of the beets. Sweet potatoes are a bit tricky to pull from the soil as they grow down vertically and hang on tight. Read more
Students in the 9-10s study the history of immigration in New York City and in the Catskills. During their November Farm trip in Nature Class, the kids explored the Farm’s forest, meadows and pastures looking for historic signs of early settlers. While reading the land, the kids discussed why people chose the Catskill Mountains as a place to settle. Read more
MCS families applying for a 4-5s or 5-6s sibling before the December 1 deadline will benefit from priority playgroup sessions. We have set aside two special sibling-only playgroups on December 6 and December 13. In order to participate in these priority visits, please make sure to submit your application by November 15.​ Read more
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, November 18. There will be no school for students that day. At 9:00 a.m. on Monday, November 11, you will receive an email to sign up for a meeting time. Read more
Miss out on a Farm Festival online auction item that you really wanted? Great news! Stop by the gym for the Farm Festival Warehouse Sale on Monday, November 18 between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to peruse unsold auction items. Read more
An article by Farm Director John McDaniel was published in the October issue of Independent Thinking: The Head's Letters. The Head's Letters is a compilation of articles by Heads of School discussing leadership and significant issues related to independent schools and interesting programs at schools around the world. Below is John's article.  Terroir Read more
Manhattan Country School's Thanksgiving Assembly will be held on Wednesday, November 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.  Read more
Parent Visiting Day 2019 was a blast! We hope that everyone enjoyed the sampling of our curriculum first hand. Students were thrilled to host their families and show them a day in the life of MCS. Please note: Since Nicole's 9-10s class was at the Farm on November 5, they will have their own Parent Visiting Day on Friday, November 15. 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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