Monthly Archives: May 2011

Seventh graders explore identity en Español

Seventh grade students wrote poemas de identidad (identity poems) to practice creative and self-expressive writing in Spanish. – Chris Guajardo, Upper School Spanish Teacher  William Yo soy un humano complicado y completa. Mi cabeza tiene mis ojos y el cerebro. … Continue reading

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Parents’ Council meeting on June 2

You’re invited to attend the last Parents’ Council meeting of the year on Thursday, June 2 at 6 p.m. in the third floor meeting room.  We will elect new Class Reps and Parents’ Association Committee Chairs and discuss final planning for year-end events. … Continue reading

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6-7s paint self-portraits

The self-portraits were part of the 6-7s museum in January.  Special thanks to MCS parent Jamie Evans for photographing the students’ amazing works of art.

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Track team update

Here’s the results of a recent track meet: Boys 4 x 100 meter relay placed third and received bronze medals Emma received a silver medal in the 400 meter dash Ari took home a gold medal in the boys long … Continue reading

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You’re invited to MCS’ annual Farm Outing Day on June 11

Manhattan Country School‘s Farm Outing Day is Saturday, June 11th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All MCS friends and families are invited to a community picnic at our 180-acre farm in Roxbury, N.Y., 150 miles north-northwest of NYC in … Continue reading

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Join us for the Social Justice Data Fair on May 26

 You are invited to attend the first-ever MCS Social Justice Data Fair on Thursday, May 26th. The event will begin immediately after the Upper School Chorus Concert. We will kick off at 10 a.m. in the Music Room with a … Continue reading

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Dirt, creativity bring 9-10s’ dolls to life

By Janice Movson Art Teacher The 9-10s class learned about dolls that students made in South Africa. These children are from very poor circumstances. Many of their families are unemployed and they live in squatter camps. We all imagined what … Continue reading

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5-6-7s write poems about their emotions

By Anna Sobel 5-6-7s Head Teacher  The 5-6-7s have been generating endless amounts of “describing words” as they become poets. Kendia has led the children in creating poems about their emotions. The children have thought about different words that describe … Continue reading

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Feather art by the 6-7s class

The 6-7s class is learning about birds and created artwork as part of their study. Students used a large feather to make collages and self-portraits.

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5-6-7 students reuse, recycle and compost

By Anna Sobel 5-6-7s Head Teacher Reusable Material Structures: Thank you for sending in all of your recyclable materials; please continue to do so!  The 5-6-7s have been using your old boxes, cartons, papers and more to create structures of their … Continue reading

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Introducing the 5-6-7s class!

By Anna Sobel 5-6-7s Head Teacher  The “5-6s” are a thing of the past … we are now the 5-6-7s! After Ayo turned seven, we’ve changed our class name to reflect the ages of all the children. As you can … Continue reading

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This Sunday: Book Fair to support ‘Living the Dream’ Book Award

You’re invited to attend the MCS Barnes & Noble Book Fair on Sunday, May 22nd at 2 p.m., 150 East 86th Street. The book fair supports the purchase of books and supplies, student activities, and snacks consumed during the course … Continue reading

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17 MCS Students Participate in Packer Model Congress: Third Year, 8 Bills, 2 Golden Gavels!

By Michèle Solá Director On Saturday, May 14, MCS Model Congress team showed up in force to test Packer’s regional Model Congress’ will to support bills they’ve been researching for months. Fifth graders too young to participate in the debates are … Continue reading

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7-8s learn how to write kamishibai stories

By Aimee Ostensen 7-8s Head Teacher In our writing sessions, we have spent a few weeks creating the structure of kamishibai stories. Kamishibai are a traditional Japanese form of picture storytelling. As Taka says, “It seems like the voices are … Continue reading

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7th grade explores Roosevelt Island, Jackson Heights

The 7th grade rode the tram to Roosevelt Island to explore and play before lunch in Jackson Heights. Photos by Flannery Denny

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Attend the Social Justice Data Fair on May 26

You are invited to attend the first-ever MCS Social Justice Data Fair on Thursday, May 26th. The event will begin immediately after the Upper School Chorus Concert. We will kick off at 10 a.m. in the Music Room with a … Continue reading

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Save the Date! Farm Outing Day is June 11

Manhattan Country School‘s Farm Outing Day is Saturday, June 11th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All MCS friends and families are invited to a community picnic at our 180-acre farm in Roxbury, N.Y., 150 miles north-northwest of NYC in … Continue reading

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This Wednesday: Lower School Sing Along

By Susan Harris Lower School Music Teacher/Afterschool Director The 4-5s through 7-8s classes are participating in a Sing Along this Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. in the Music Room at Manhattan Country School. Families and friends are invited. It’s a time to sing together … Continue reading

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PBS to air documentary on former MCS teacher Chris Iijima

“A Song for Ourselves,” a documentary about former Manhattan Country School teacher and activist Chris Iijima by filmmaker Tad Nakamura, will be broadcast on multiple PBS affiliate stations now through May 15. Check your local listings. The film is an … Continue reading

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Manhattan Country School Receives $100,000 Altman Foundation Grant for Board Development

The Altman Foundation, one of New York City’s leading supporters of innovative educational models of access and opportunity, has announced a two-year grant of $100,000 to Manhattan Country School. The grant from the Altman Foundation, designed to build the strategic … Continue reading

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Book Fair to support ‘Living the Dream’ Book Award

You’re invited to attend the MCS Barnes & Noble Book Fair on Sunday, May 22nd at 2 p.m., 150 East 86th Street. The book fair supports the purchase of books and supplies, student activities, and snacks consumed during the course … Continue reading

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Parents’ Council meeting on May 12

The next Parents’ Council meeting is on Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m. in the third floor meeting room. We will discuss planning for year-end events. Please join us!

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MCS Recycles!

By Flannery Denny 7/8th grade Teacher, Math Specialist Based on a recommendation from fifth floor students through their work with the Children’s Environmental Literarcy Foundation this October, the Go Green Committee has installed a new recycling station with sorting lids … Continue reading

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MCS 7th grader wins Media Literacy Project contest

The Media Literacy Project received around 200 entries from middle- and high-school students from as far as London, England who were all vying to win this year’s Bad Ad contest. Students wrote an essay about why a particular ad is … Continue reading

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7th graders attend Social Justice Expo

Students from around the city presented their work as social activists on Monday at the third annual Social Justice Expo at New York University. Manhattan Country School’s seventh graders were the youngest students represented and totally impressed the high school … Continue reading

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Thank you for supporting Big Night Out!

Dear MCS Community, Big Night Out! was a thrilling evening, inspired by two alumni honorees reflecting on the impact Manhattan Country School had on them. Their comments told a bigger story too, the ripple effect of ideas formed at MCS … Continue reading

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