Monthly Archives: February 2012

Community basketball game a slam dunk!

On February 17th, Manhattan Country School hosted a community basketball game at the 92nd Street Y. It had the feeling of a long-anticipated high school game. There were many MCS families, alumni, students and friends filling the bleachers, sidelines and … Continue reading

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Celebrate the 100th day of school this Wednesday

By Anna Sobel 5-6s Head Teacher The 5-6s could not be more excited about our upcoming 100th Day of School this Wednesday. We have been counting up to this day since our very first day together, and as we grow … Continue reading

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7-8s attend Bomba y Plena concert

The following letter was composed by the 7-8s class in order to share their exciting Bomba y Plena experience with the MCS community. Dear Parents, Last month, we went to a Bomba y Plena music concert at the Julia de … Continue reading

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4-5s study babies and toddlers

By Sarah Leibowits 4-5s Head Teacher The 4-5s have recently completed our study of babies and toddlers.  Through this study, the 4-5s take their first look at history and think about their own development as they have grown from babies … Continue reading

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Jay’s Picks: Reading, Learning About U.S. Presidents

By Jay Fung MCS Librarian Cherry trees, stove pipe hat, wooden teeth, “fourscore and seven years ago,” $1 and $5 bills. These images conjure up two of the most iconic Americans in history. Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. We … Continue reading

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Join us! MCS Community Basketball Game on Feb. 17

You’re invited to Manhattan Country School’s Community Basketball Game on Friday, February 17 from 4-6 p.m. at the 92nd Street Y. Come watch MCS parents, teachers and alumni play and cheer them on! There will be all sorts of activities, … 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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Parents’ Council Meeting on February 16

The next Parents’ Council meeting is on Thursday, February 16 at 9 a.m. in the third floor meeting room. Please join us!

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Boys Varsity Basketball Team Wins!

Manhattan Country School’s boys varsity basketball team beat The Dwight School – 37 vs. 26 points – in their last home game of the season at the 92nd Street Y on Monday. The boys’ team has moved into the first … Continue reading

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Pinki to visit HOPE Foundation Nursery & Primary School in India

Fifth grade teacher Pinki Shah will spend the February break (“I’m only going for eight days”) in India! She will spend her time visiting and teaching at HOPE Foundation Nursery & Primary School in Bhuj, Gujarat. She will also be … Continue reading

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7th graders explore block building in child development class

By Cynthia Rogers  H.S. Placement Director As part of their Child Development class, the 7th graders look at the blocks and how they help young children see their world. The 7th graders observe in the 4-5s classroom, watching how children … Continue reading

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Students learn about music, culture of Native Americans

By Debbie Weiss and Hilary Davis 8-9’s Head Teacher and Student Teacher  Students from the 8-9s, 7th and 8th grade had the opportunity to meet with Tiokasin Ghosthorse on Tuesday, January 25th.  He is a Lakota flute maker/player, speaker, and … Continue reading

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Apply for MCS Farm Camp!

Manhattan Country School’s 2011 Farm Camp Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 27 Daily activities are divided between sustainability and recreation at the MCS Farm in Roxbury, N.Y. MCS Farm Camp is open to students in the 9-10s class through the 8th grade. Enrollment … Continue reading

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Sixth graders welcome new calves, go tubing during trip to MCS Farm

Note: This farm update was written while 6th graders were at the MCS Farm from January 23-27, 2012. By Karen Zaidberg 6th Grade Head Teacher  We are having a lovely week at the farm!  The students have settled back into routines … Continue reading

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Parents Invited to Upper School Assembly on Youth Immigration

On Wednesday, February 8, from 9-10 a.m. in the Music Room, the Upper School will hold an assembly on Youth Immigration as one of the kick-off events for the 7th and 8th grade activism project. MCS alumnus Daniel Altschuler ’96, … Continue reading

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5-6s donate proceeds from farmers’ market to charity

By Anna Sobel 5-6s Head Teacher In December, the 5-6s welcomed a large crowd into our very own farmers’ market! The excitement was palpable. Visitors were ushered in by our “welcomers,” Jack and Daisy, and were handed a special ticket. … Continue reading

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You’re invited: MCS Community Basketball Game on Feb. 17

You’re invited to Manhattan Country School’s Community Basketball Game on Friday, February 17 from 4-6 p.m. at the 92nd Street Y. Come watch MCS parents, teachers and alumni play and cheer them on! There will be all sorts of activities, … Continue reading

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Fifth grade hosts sustainable book publishing party

By Leilani, 5th grader Last week, the fifth grade had our sustainable book publishing party. So many parents came and calmed our nerves by giving us great compliments on our books. Everyone read each other’s stories. Staff and parents heard … Continue reading

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Parents invited to meet with Board on February 2

Parents are invited to meet with the Board of Trustees on Thursday, February 2nd at 8:45 a.m. in the third floor meeting room. This is the second of three meetings where parents can discuss the expansion and relocation plans directly … Continue reading

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