Monthly Archives: November 2011

Thanksgiving Assembly DVDs available for purchase

Thanksgiving is always a special time of year and with it brings Manhattan Country School’s first holiday assembly of the school year. You now have a chance to savor that special memory by purchasing a Thanksgiving Assembly DVD. Hint: this … Continue reading

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You’re invited to the 5-6s Farmers’ Market this Friday!

On Friday, the 5-6s class will host their very own farmers’ market. The market will run from 2:15 to 3 p.m. in the 5-6s classroom. Purchase produce the students have planted and harvested on the rooftop garden, food made from recipes … Continue reading

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Save the Date: MCS Holiday Book Fair is Dec. 9-10

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Holiday Book Fair in partnership with Barnes & Noble. A percentage of the proceeds go to support Manhattan Country School. The annual Holiday Book Fair is organized by MCS’ 9-10s and 6th grade … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Sharing & Lunch at MCS

On Tuesday, MCS students, teachers and staff participated in the annual Thanksgiving Sharing & Lunch in various classrooms. A traditional holiday meal of turkey and gravy, corn, cranberry sauce and bread rolls provided by Ana and Celia was served along … Continue reading

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Highlights: First Upper School Assembly of the school year

By Jamie Evans MCS Parent On Oct. 19, MCS held its first Upper School assembly of the school year. Here are some highlights: For the first time the fifth graders have “mentors” from the eighth grade. A mentor is someone … Continue reading

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MCS alumnus Ezra Gale performs at Farm Festival

Where did the time go? It seems like Farm Festival was just yesterday. If you didn’t attend, you missed a special performance by Manhattan Country School alumnus Ezra Gale, class of 1985, with his band Super Hi-Fi. Watch our video. … Continue reading

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NY1 interviews 8th graders studying Occupy Wall Street

Eighth-graders from Manhattan Country School visited Zuccotti Park Friday to study Occupy Wall Street. The images on the news prompted them to interview protesters, officers, security guards and others. Click here to read the full article and watch the video on … Continue reading

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MCS’ Thanksgiving Assembly is this Wednesday!

Please join us for Manhattan Country School’s Thanksgiving Assembly at 10:.30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23 at St. Francis de Sales Church (basement), 135 E. 96 Street between Lexington and Park Avenues. The assembly begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. and lasts … Continue reading

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MCS Farm Director attends Farm-Based Education Conference

By Ginny Scheer MCS Farm Director Recently, I attended the Farm-Based Education Conference held at Shelburne Farms near Burlington in northern Vermont, alongside Lake Champlain.  I have never been to the Champlain Valley before, which is reputed to have a longer growing season … Continue reading

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Parents’ Council Meeting on November 17

The next Parents’ Council meeting is on Thursday, November 17 at 6 p.m. in the third floor meeting room. If enough of you can make it by 5:45 p.m., the meeting could start early. It will end at 6:20 p.m. so … Continue reading

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Highlights: Parent Visiting Day

Parent Visiting Day was held on November 8 at Manhattan Country School. Parents were invited to visit their child’s classroom and observe the curriculum in action. They participated in a variety of activities, including morning meeting, work time, math activities, … Continue reading

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Discuss the future of MCS on Nov. 17

You may send your questions and comments to GrowMCS@manhattancountryschool.org.

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Help support the annual Penny Harvest

No single person can help everyone in New York City, but there is something each of us can do. We invite you to join in this year for our Common Cents Penny Harvest. The program starts now and runs until … Continue reading

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Cooking with Lorraine

In a cooking elective led by Lorraine, students from the sixth through eighth grade learned how to make guacamole and a frozen strawberry drink. Students took turns mashing avocadoes with a fork, squeezing limes one by one, and chopping onions … Continue reading

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Experiencing curriculum on Staff Workshop Day

On October 21, Manhattan Country School hosted their annual Staff Workshop Day. The purpose of this event is to gather the school’s administrators and teachers for a full day of sharing information, planning, thinking, engaging in discussion and getting things … Continue reading

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Discuss the future of MCS on Nov. 17

You may send your questions and comments to GrowMCS@manhattancountryschool.org.

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Save the Date: MCS Holiday Book Fair is Dec. 9-10

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Holiday Book Fair in partnership with Barnes & Noble. A percentage of the proceeds go to support Manhattan Country School. The annual Holiday Book Fair is organized by MCS’ 9-10s and 6th grade … Continue reading

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8-9s class learns about Day of the Dead

By Debbie Weiss, 8-9s Head Teacher Maria Tere Tapias-Avery, Lower School Spanish Teacher For the month of October, the 8-9s were actively engaged in a collaborative study of the Day of the Dead, which combines the 8-9s’ Spanish curriculum focusing … Continue reading

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Remembering scholar, activist Derrick Bell

By Deb Levy and Jayne Jordan MCS Parents Ten years ago, Professor Derrick Bell visited Manhattan Country School to speak to 6th, 7th and 8th graders about the regrettable failure of affirmative action.  This brilliant man, a legal scholar, an … Continue reading

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