Monthly Archives: September 2011

Parents meet specialists, hear presentations on Curriculum Night

By Jamie Evans MCS Parent On Curriculum Night, enrolled families were invited to Manhattan Country School to hear from teachers about what their children will be learning and doing during the school year. Lower School Director Mary Trowbridge greeted parents … Continue reading

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8-9s create flowers from memory

The 8-9s class dug deep into their memories and imagination to paint flowers in Janice Movson’s art class. They also learned how to work with partners. Here is a slideshow featuring a sampling of the art on display in the school … Continue reading

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4-5s, 6-7s study life cycle of butterflies

By Lindsay Velazco Lower School Science Teacher The 4-5s and 6-7s classes welcomed butterflies as part of their studies. The 4-5s students study things that grow as part of their science learning and 6-7s students study insects in depth. The … Continue reading

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MCS community lends a hand in Catskills after Hurricane Irene

By Ginny Scheer,  MCS Farm Director At MCS Farm we know that the MCS community would like to participate in the recovery effort and plans are under way – from gathering school supplies to send to the Gilboa-Conesville Central School … Continue reading

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MCS students organize school supply drive

By Cara, 8th grade To begin the school year, students in the community service elective are having a school supplies drive for students at the Gilboa-Conesville Central School. Many things were destroyed in the Catskills area, including houses, stores, and … Continue reading

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MCS Farm Festival is Saturday, October 15th!

Manhattan Country School brings the bounty of its 180-acre Catskills farm to the streets of New York City with their annual farm festival event on Saturday, October 15th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parent volunteers turn East 96th Street between … Continue reading

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6-7s use brushstrokes to create butterflies

The 6-7s class painted vibrant butterflies during art class with Janice Movson. Their creations are on display in the school lobby and living room.

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7-8s students sift compost, plant seedlings

By Lindsay Velazco Lower School Science Teacher The 7-8s sifted compost made from last year’s food scraps, school lunch and weeds. They removed the old dirt from the tree pit in front of the school and replaced it with their … Continue reading

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Building maintenance, repairs at Manhattan Country School

By Michèle Solá Director “What do my annual fund contributions support?” is a question only a few people ask out loud, but many are thinking. Among the concrete answers are some things you may or may not notice but they … Continue reading

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Opening Parents’ Association meeting on September 22

Manhattan Country School parents are invited to attend the Opening Parents’ Association Meeting on Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m. in the Music Room. Child care will be provided. Michèle, Mary and Maiya will lead parents in a discussion on … Continue reading

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Highlights: The first day of school

Manhattan Country School parents, students and teachers gathered in the Courtyard during dismissal on the first day of school. A blue and white balloon arch was on display to usher in the school’s 45th anniversary. In the crowd were lots … Continue reading

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Manhattan Country School celebrates 45 years

By Michèle Solá Director A new school year will get under way on Tuesday, an accomplishment the MCS founders could hardly have imagined in 1966. Sixty six students then, almost 200 now. The founders initiated our history firmly rooted in … Continue reading

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Electricity, telephone restored at MCS Farm

Anyone online reading watershedpost.com or watching clips on YouTube may have seen first-hand the floods, mud, downed trees, and power outages in the Catskills resulting from Hurricane Irene. So, today’s e-mail with a subject line “Power On!” brought relief to … Continue reading

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Save the Date: MCS Farm Festival is Oct. 15!

Manhattan Country School brings the bounty of its 180-acre Catskills farm to the streets of New York City with their annual farm festival event on Saturday, October 15th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parent volunteers turn East 96th Street … Continue reading

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