Monthly Archives: January 2011

Finding books that are ‘just right’ with Jay Fung

In recent months, it seems that there has been lots of talk in the media and among parents about which books are appropriate for your child to read.  If you have questions related to this issue, please come to the … Continue reading

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Activism Update: Preserving Judy Bond’s legacy

By Chris Guajardo MCS Spanish Teacher Last year, Manhattan Country School’s seventh and eighth grade classes chose to focus their energies and their annual activism project on Mountaintop Removal (MTR). Mountaintop Removal is a coal mining practice that uses explosives … Continue reading

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Jay’s Picks: Books dealing with bullying, name-calling

“Come, and take choice of all my library. And so beguile thy sorrow…” — William Shakespeare, from Titus Andronicus By Jay Fung MCS Librarian From the Bible to the Torah to Judy Blume, people have often sought solace inside the … Continue reading

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Winter Farm trips include skiing at Belleayare Mountain

During their winter Farm trips, the 7th & 8th grade students enjoyed a day of skiing and snowboarding at Belleayre Mountain. Both homeroom classes had cold temperatures with snow falling on both days. Each day began with a group lesson … Continue reading

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MCS participates in No Name-Calling Week

As the Fifth Floor begins to educate ourselves about the 2011 activism project, SAFE: Schools Are For Everyone, we have been thinking about how to expand our project to include the entire school community. Toward that goal, the Activism Committee … Continue reading

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Newsday, WBAI cover MCS’ annual MLK march

Manhattan Country School’s 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March on Monday attracted the attention of the local media, including longtime WBAI radio host Dred Scott Keyes and Newsday reporter Maria Alvarez. Founders Gus & Marty Trowbridge talked … Continue reading

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Join MCS at the MLK Commemorative March

Date: January 17th Starting time & location: 10 a.m. at Strawberry Fields (Central Park West and 72nd Street)  Ending time & location: 1 p.m. at Manhattan Country School (7 East 96th Street) On Monday, January 17th, Manhattan Country School’s eighth … Continue reading

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There’s still time to support the MCS Annual Fund

Thank you for supporting the MCS Annual Fund. We appreciate your generosity and the many positive responses to “the world needs more MCS graduates” materials that went out before the holidays. There’s still time to support the MCS Annual Fund. … Continue reading

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MCS featured in the Tower Journal

The cover of Tower Journal’s winter issue features MCS’ Class of 2012 in a digital poem based on The Children of Children Keep Coming. Russell Goings, author of The Children, visited the MCS library shortly after the book was published. … Continue reading

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MLK happenings at MCS

January brings Martin Luther King Jr. into focus … Friday, January 14 – MLK Assemblies in the Music Room 9:15 a.m. 4-5s through 7-8s, Lower School 2 p.m. 8-9s, 9-10s, Upper School MCS continues a tradition of commemorating the life … Continue reading

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MCS welcomes new hire Nancy Hsu

Nancy Hsu recently joined the Manhattan Country School staff as Parent Fundraising and Special Events Coordinator. Nancy has a B.A. Barnard College, Political Science/International Relations. Prior to joining the development office, she helped start a nonprofit foreign policy organization for next generation leaders. During … Continue reading

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MCS Activism Project: Schools Are For Everyone

The Manhattan Country School Activism Project is an annual and year-long initiative that is based around student inquiry and leadership on issues of crucial impact in the local and global communities. The 7th and 8th graders have titled their activism … Continue reading

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2010 in review for the MCS blog!

The stats helpers at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can … Continue reading

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