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Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2019-2020 Issue 6

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2019-2020 Issue 6

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2019-2020 Issue 6

Sunday, November 24, 2019

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Korey Wise, activist and one of the exonerated "Central Park Five," and Vanessa Potkin, Director of Post-Conviction Litigation at The Innocence Project and current parent, were guest speakers at the Upper School Assembly.

On Thursday, November 21, the Upper School welcomed Director of Post-Conviction Litigation at The Innocence Project and current parent Vanessa Potkin to speak at this month’s Upper School assembly. Vanessa has represented and exonerated over 30 innocent individuals, from Louisiana to Nevada. Collectively, they served over 500 years of wrongful imprisonment and five of them were originally prosecuted for capital murder. Korey Wise, an activist for criminal justice reform who was convicted in the “Central Park Jogger” case, joined Vanessa and provided insight into his experiences with wrongful conviction and incarceration and his current advocacy work.  Read more
There are several “times” scheduled throughout an MCS Farm day. Meal time, class time, free time, chore time, bed time and quiet time. Quiet time takes place in the late afternoon each day after classes, providing children with the opportunity to reflect on their day, read a letter from home, sketch and regroup from the social needs of the day.  Some quiet times are spent outside on the front porch, near the stream, the big rock, the bottom of Thyme Hill or inside on their bunk. Read more
Manhattan Country School's Thanksgiving Assembly will be held on Wednesday, November 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.  Read more
On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, Manhattan Country School will participate in #GivingTuesday. We hope you will consider supporting MCS on this annual national day of giving. Last year, we raised nearly $90,000 on Giving Tuesday - a record -  thanks to the generosity of the MCS Community. We hope that you will consider supporting MCS this Giving Tuesday and help us to meet our goals - and surpass last year’s Giving Tuesday gifts - for the 2019-2020 fiscal year!  Read more
The ongoing professional development of the teaching and administrative staff is an important aspect of maintaining the quality of the academic program and the administrative operation at MCS. Staff members are encouraged to participate in professional development to stay informed about developments in their field and to continue gaining expertise in many areas of education. On Wednesday, November 20, three members of the MCS Farm Faculty - Cathy Cammer, Program Coordinator and Farmwork Teacher, Lacey Stewart, Farm Nature Teacher and Leila Jacobson, Farm Intern - attended An Evening with Temple Grandin: "Educating All Kinds of Minds" at SUNY Oneonta. Read more
The Winter Assembly, open to parents and families, will be held on Friday, December 20 at 11:00 a.m. at Redeemer Presbyterian Church West Side located at 150 West 83rd Street. This is a change in location as we are no longer able to accommodate our growing community in the MCS gym safely. Read more
Out of the Classroom and Into the World: Learning from Field Trips, Educating from Experience, and Unlocking the Potential of Our Students and Teachers by Salvatore Vascallero is illustrative for those of us fascinated by ways children learn. Read more
Many trips at MCS involve walking and taking public transportation. MCS owns a yellow school bus that takes students to and from the Farm. For short trips during the school day, MCS can sometimes access the Department of Education (DOE) school buses. We also occasionally charter coach buses for sports teams, curriculum-related trips and trips to the Farm when our bus needs repair.  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

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