Monthly Archives: September 2010

Class trip: 7-8s at New Green City Fair

On Wednesday, students from the 7-8s class attended the New Green City environmental fair in Union Square hosted by GrowNYC, a non-profit organization dedicated to environmental programs and green spaces. Continue reading

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Mary Trowbridge’s message to parents

Lower School Director Mary Trowbridge addressed the crowd at the New Parent’s Reception Thursday, September 23. Here are her remarks: Each summer our nightly ritual in Maine consists of ample leisure time on the porch chatting away, or just quietly … Continue reading

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Letter from Michèle Solá

The opening of school each fall is a much-anticipated new beginning. MCS embarks on its 44th year staying true to its founders’ vision, yet evolved for our time. The gathering on the sidewalk of eager children, some old friends and … Continue reading

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Save the date!

Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend the following events: First Parents’ Association meeting Thursday, September 23 The new parent reception (mix, mingle, wine and food) will begin at 6 p.m. in the Living Room and will be … Continue reading

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Let’s rally for peace

Sing, clap, stomp, shout and get a chance to make history at the largest organized musical performance rally in the world in an effort to promote peace in the community.

MCS parents and staff are invited to attend and support this worthy cause organized by Upper School Choral Director Donavan Soumas, his organization H.E.R.I.T.A.G.E., Inc. and Plainfield City Mayor Sharon M. Robinson. Continue reading

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What is learned in a language classroom?

By Señorita Naomi Enright Profesora de Español I have begun the year for every class (5th-8th) posing the question, “¿Qué se aprende en una Clase de Idioma? It means “What is learned in a language classroom?” The students’ answers are … Continue reading

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MCS activists on the move

By Flannery Denny Math Specialist In May, following a year of student-driven activism curriculum around the issue of mountaintop removal coal mining, the 7th & 8th graders and their teachers traveled to West Virginia for a powerful week of programming. … Continue reading

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Food safety at MCS Farm

By Ed Fersch Assistant Director, MCS Farm This past summer, it was widely reported that a number of people across the nation became ill from salmonella poisoning, which was tracked back to the consumption of infected and undercooked eggs. Salmonella … Continue reading

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Help Wanted: Farm Festival 2010

The Farm Festival is coming up, and we need everybody’s help to make it a success. In the coming days, we’ll ask people to sign up for volunteer shifts, to donate food, crafts, books, CDs, DVDs and more, to start … Continue reading

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Fall happenings at the farm

This fall, Manhattan Country School students participating in the September and October farm trips to Roxbury will reap the bounty of gardens carefully tended by the kids at last summer’s Farm Camp. Students will get hands on with solar panels and may even witness the birth of a calf! There’s so much to look forward to this fall.

Here’s a look at our autumn farm trips: Continue reading

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Good neighbor policy at MCS

Student drop-off and pick-up are busy times on both sides of 96th Street. A few simple rules can help keep MCS students safe and help us remain a good neighbor in this community. Please stand next to the building to … Continue reading

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Office of Admissions Wrap-Up

MCS’ Office of Admissions met a very special group of dedicated families and nursery schools who look to our school as the school of choice for their children.

Tours of the school every Tuesday and Friday mornings brought new families to us and we had many opportunities to showcase the work of our children and the excellent teaching staff. The question and answer period after each tour was an opportunity for lively discussion about the school’s curriculum, the dedicated staff, observations of happy, engaged children, and effusive compliments for our eighth grade tour guides. Continue reading

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Fun for kids after school

By Susan Harris Director of After School The after school program furthers the MCS mission by offering classes that seek to develop the body, mind and spirit of our students. Children will learn new skills and further master skills acquired … Continue reading

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Shop online to support MCS

You can easily support MCS while you shop online! is a Website that works with hundreds of retailers who donate a portion of your purchase to the school of your choice at no extra cost to you! Merchants include … Continue reading

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A resource for parents: Parents League of NY

The Parents League of New York offers parent workshops, a database of programs for children and parenting articles by experts in the field. MCS is affiliated with the Parents League and is listed in their school directory.  If you’d like … Continue reading

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Solar Energy Project: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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