Monthly Archives: March 2011

Eighth Graders Speak Out: ‘We Have Another Dream’

The 23rd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March may be over, but Dr. King’s dream lives on in the voices of eighth graders at Manhattan Country School. Each year, students are asked to ponder, “If Dr. King were alive … Continue reading

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MCS students learn from alumni, friends on Mentor Day

On March 16, Manhattan Country’s School’s eighth graders headed off to work instead of school for Mentor Day. This annual event provides an opportunity for students to spend a few hours at the workplaces of alumni and friends of the … Continue reading

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6-7s and 7-8s Chess Team wins big in tournament

By Susan Harris, After School Director On Sunday, March 6, a team of  6-7s and 7-8s won second place in the Unrated K-2 section in The Right Move Chess Tournament.  Eight out of the ten students who attended have been training in MCS’ … Continue reading

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Grand Opening! The 6-7s Post Office

I’m gonna wrap myself in paper I’m gonna dab myself with glue Stick some stamps on top of my head I’m gonna mail myself to you I’m gonna tie me up in red string I’m gonna tie blue ribbons, too … Continue reading

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MCS students exhibit their sustainable photography

Hanging amid the linocut works by Hale Woodruff and brass sculptures by Geraldine McCullough were framed photos taken by the fifth grade class at Manhattan Country School. On Saturday, students showcased the results of their sustainability photo exchange with Children’s … Continue reading

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Students enjoy math, pie on National Pi Day

Manhattan Country School kicked off National Pi Day on March 14th with mathematics and delicious dessert pies shared among students and faculty. Here’s a look at some of the day’s festivities: The 7-8s and 5th grade classes paired up to … Continue reading

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“Zora and Me” authors celebrate Ezra Jack Keats Day at MCS

“Zora and Me” authors Victoria Bond and Tanya Simon visited sixth graders at Manhattan Country School on March 11th to celebrate Ezra Jack Keats Day. Ezra Jack Keats Day is a much-loved tradition at MCS. Each year students, parents, and … Continue reading

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Thinking of our friends and the people of Japan

By Michèle Solá Beginning last Friday, we began receiving terrible news from Japan: a devastating earthquake, the tsunami that followed, and breakdowns at several of Japan’s nuclear reactors. MCS has many connections to Japan ranging from former students and their … Continue reading

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Sue King to teach 6th grade at MCS

As you have probably already heard from your children, we have hired a new teacher to work with the 6th grade team for the remainder of the school year. Sue King has experience teaching language arts and social studies at Brooklyn … Continue reading

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The Lower East Side comes to life in 9-10s class

The 9-10s class recently hosted a tour of the Lower East Side in their classroom. They built dioramas of the neighborhood using old shoeboxes, handmade clay figures, and lots of imagination. Parents were invited to walk around and view the … Continue reading

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MCS hosts annual Upper School Science Fair

On Tuesday, March 8, the fifth floor was abuzz with parents, students, and teachers, as the annual Upper School Science Fair got under way at Manhattan Country School. All sorts of concoctions, tinctures and mixtures made by students were on … Continue reading

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Fifth Floor Activism Update

The fifth floor students are busy working on this year’s activism project, which is focused on LGBTQI issues such as bullying. (Read more about the project here.) Here’s a look at what’s coming up this month: March 22 – Students … Continue reading

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Fifth graders learn about folk music, dancing

While fifth graders were at the MCS Farm, they began to learn about folk music. Local musicians taught students how to play various instruments, including the fiddle, piano, guitar, accordian, and dulcimer. They also enjoyed square dancing. Students will practice … Continue reading

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Winter electives wow parents

On Friday, March 4th, Upper School Director Maiya Jackson held an assembly for parents and friends of Manhattan Country School to share what students have learned from their winter electives. Parents filled up the Music Room to enjoy choreographed dances … Continue reading

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Celebrating the 100th day of school

On March 2, Manhattan Country School’s 5-6s class celebrated the 100th day of school. An annual tradition at MCS, parents, teachers, staff and students in the upper grades visited Anna Sobel’s classroom throughout the day. During the celebration, students and parents … Continue reading

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TODAY! MCS parent Lee Gelernt takes civil rights fight to Supreme Court

Manhattan Country School parent and alumnus (1975) Lee Gelernt is a senior attorney at the ACLU’s national office, in the Immigrants’ Rights Project and has been with the ACLU since 1992. He has litigated numerous groundbreaking civil rights cases over … Continue reading

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Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Days – April 2011 (Date Change)

Manhattan Country School has hosted this special visiting day every two years since 1987. It started small and grew so popular that we eventually had to divide it in two. The Friday morning gathering has always worked well for the … Continue reading

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Students at work and play during MCS Farm trips

Check out Manhattan Country School students doing farm chores and enjoying fun in the snow at the MCS Farm in Roxbury, N.Y. – Photos by John McDaniel, program director and nature teacher at the MCS Farm.

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