Monthly Archives: May 2012

You’re invited: Learning in Urban Outdoor Spaces

Dear Friends, Parents and Colleagues, On Friday, June 1st from 1-3 p.m., I hope you can join me for a talking and walking tour of my Master’s Project research, “Learning in Urban Outdoor Spaces.” We will meet in the Living … Continue reading

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Space is available! Apply now to MCS Farm Camp

Manhattan Country School’s 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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4-5s students hatch ducklings!

By Sarah Leibowits 4-5s Head Teacher The 4-5s class hatched 10 ducklings as part of their study of changes in the physical world. The ducklings stayed with us for more than one week. During their stay, they went on home visits, … Continue reading

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Join us for the Social Justice Data Fair on May 31st

By Flannery Denny 7th/8th Grade Math Specialist Parents are invited to attend the second annual MCS Social Justice Data Fair on Thursday, May 31st following the spring concert. We will kick off the event in the Music Room at around … Continue reading

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Highlights: 8-9s trip to MCS Farm

The 8-9s class visited our 180-acre working farm in the Catskills during the week of May 8th. View a slideshow to see students cooking, gardening, and greeting baby chicks at the MCS Farm.

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Manhattan Country School students participate in Packer Model Congress: Fourth Year, 8 Bills, 3 Golden Gavels!

On Saturday, 17 students from Manhattan Country School participated in a regional Model Congress at Packer Collegiate in Brooklyn. They competed against several independent schools to support bills they’ve been working on with the guidance of 5th grade teacher Pinki … Continue reading

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You’re invited! Year-End Breakfast & 45th Anniversary Parents’ Association Celebration

Please join us for the year-end breakfast and Parents’ Association celebration on Friday, June 8, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. in the Music Room. Schedule: 8:30 a.m. Breakfast 9 a.m. Directors’ Year-End Reflections It’s easy to come up with a list of … Continue reading

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Save the Date! Farm Outing Day is June 16

Manhattan Country School’s Farm Outing Day 2012 is Saturday, June 16th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All MCS friends, families, new families, and alumni are invited to a community picnic at our 180-acre farm in Roxbury, N.Y., 150 miles … Continue reading

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Faculty Changes: Looking Ahead to 2012-2013

5-6s Teacher Anna Sobel is expecting a baby next October and will be taking a one-year leave of absence from being 5-6s teacher. She will work part-time for MCS on writing and website projects. We are delighted to welcome Marina … Continue reading

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8-9s plant broccoli, watch sheep shearing at MCS Farm

By Debbie Weiss 8-9s Head Teacher Here are some highlights from our trip so far: First, it didn’t rain at all today.  Even this morning the weather said that it would thunderstorm.  It was sunny and in the 60s for … Continue reading

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Highlights: Celebrating MCS’ 45th anniversary!

Dear MCS Community, Big Night Out! is a thrilling evening any year, but MCS’ 45th anniversary celebration this past Saturday, May 5, was a historic gathering “thrilling” only partially describes. Some highlights from this year’s celebration include: • Eloquent remarks … Continue reading

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Students meet civil rights leader during activism trip

By Chris Guajardo MCS Specialist After meeting with New York representatives in Congress, we decided to try to meet with Congressman John Lewis of Georgia. We walked into his office and asked if we could speak with the congressman. The staffers told us … Continue reading

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8th graders enjoy their final trip to MCS Farm

By Kristen Lee Berger 7th/8th Grade History Teacher In Emma and Altana’s fundraising letter for the activism trip they wrote that the project was the culmination of all that they had learned at MCS about social justice and activism. In many ways, … Continue reading

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Place your bids! The Big Night Out Auction is open!

Our 2012 Big Night Out! Auction is open! Place your bids now to support MCS! There are amazing items you can win! Prizes include tickets to the U.S. Open, vacations to Antigua and Mexico, cooking classes, a private concert in … Continue reading

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