Category Archives: Around NYC

Robert’s Summer Math Suggestions

By Robert Berkman Math Coordinator  Break out the Tablet Unfortunately, there are a lot of bad math apps out there which are little more than electronic flash cards. At gottasolveit.blogspot.com you’ll find in-depth reviews of tablet based puzzles that will … Continue reading

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Highlights: 8-9s fishing trip

The 8-9s joined the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy with a catch and release fishing day! Students caught a variety of fish including striped bass and blackfish. They discovered the living estuary of the Hudson river, mussels and all. We … Continue reading

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View Robert Berkman’s math exhibits on Governors Island

 This summer, enjoy math on Governors Island with MCS’ Math Coordinator Robert Berkman! The Mobile Unit to Promote Mathematical Thinking (Mü-Math, for short), is now in residence in Building 315 on Governors Island every weekend from now until September 30th from 11:30 … Continue reading

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Afterschool ‘All About Dogs’ class visits the vet

By Susan Harris Afterschool Director Students in the “All About Dogs” afterschool class are crazy about canines, and last month they visited a local veterinarian’s office.  It was a high point for these children who had spent semester learning about … Continue reading

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9-10s student wins second place in Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest

Ayla won second place in the American Immigration Council’s annual Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest. According to the website: “The contest inspires educators to bring U.S. Immigration history and lessons into their classrooms and gives students the opportunity to explore … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Join us for Big Night Out! on May 5th

You’re invited to BIG NIGHT OUT! to benefit MCS on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. at The Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street Cocktails Dinner Dancing Auction Special MCS Video Alumni … Continue reading

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8th graders participate in NYC History Day

By Kristen Lee Berger 7th/8th Grade History Teacher  This year, 8th graders, as part of their Computer/History Seminar class participated in New York City History Day. NYC History Day is a subsidiary of National History Day, a history competition whereby: … Continue reading

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6-7s return to Yorkville Common Pantry

By Laura Swindler 6-7s Head Teacher The 6-7s were excited to return to Yorkville Common Pantry.  Many of them remembered visiting the pantry when they were in the 5-6s class.  Debbie Weiss, 8-9s Head Teacher, helps to organize visits for … Continue reading

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7-8s garden, read with preschoolers at Union Settlement

By Aimee Arandia Østensen 7-8s Head Teacher Our book drive for the Union Settlement pre-school was a huge success.  Thank you for all of your donations. We have had a relationship with Union Settlement since the fall through our use of … Continue reading

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8th graders explore career paths on Mentor Day

On March 14th, eighth graders did what many adults do every morning — they headed off to work. Some students took the subway or walked, while others experienced a commute by car to New Jersey. Once they arrived at their … Continue reading

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Save the Date: MCS’ Big Night Out! Saturday, May 5th

You’re invited to BIG NIGHT OUT! to benefit MCS on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. at The Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street Cocktails Dinner Dancing Auction Special MCS Video Alumni … Continue reading

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6-7s class attend first-day-of-issue stamp ceremony at Schomburg

By Laura Swindler 6-7s Head Teacher On Feb. 29th, the 6-7s were invited by Deirdre Hollman, mom of Myles (8-9s), to attend a first-day-of-issue ceremony as part of their post office studies. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sixth Graders Discuss Dr. King, Civil Rights with Samuel L. Jackson

By Karen Zaidberg 6th Grade Head Teacher Last month, the sixth grade attended a performance of Katori Hall’s Broadway play, The Mountaintop, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett.  The play dramatizes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s final night in … Continue reading

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Highlights: MLK March led by MCS’ eighth graders

More than 200 people joined Manhattan Country School eighth graders on a march honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The eighth grade students delivered researched speeches at various locations in Harlem, such as the Apollo … Continue reading

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The Spotlight on MCS: Thank You Everyone!

By Michèle Solá Director Every morning and all year long, I come in to school, look up at the Ben Shahn lithograph of Martin Luther King, Jr., and feel a sense of responsibility greater than the sum of all the … Continue reading

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Final weekend! MCS replica on display at NY Botanical Garden

Did you know? Manhattan Country School is one of the featured landmark replicas in the New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show. This natural exhibit featuring 140 replicas of NYC buildings made of nuts, bark, and leaves is on display in the Enid … Continue reading

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Sixth graders see ‘The Mountaintop’ on Broadway

By Todd Thaxton 6th Grade Parent This December, the MCS 6th grade went to see the play “The Mountaintop,” a fictional depiction of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Samuel L. Jackson) on the night before he was assassinated.  The play … Continue reading

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MCS students to lead march in honor of MLK on January 16!

On Monday, January 16th at 10 a.m., Manhattan Country School’s eighth graders will lead a march through the streets of New York City in honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Having chosen the route and theme … Continue reading

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Winter Assembly is tomorrow! Dismissal is at MCS

Please join us for Manhattan Country School’s Winter Assembly at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 16 at the New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue on the south corner of  103rd Street. The entrance is on 103rd Street, which is … Continue reading

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Thank you for supporting the Book Fair

By Jay Fung MCS Librarian  I would like to take this time to wish the entire MCS community a happy holidays and fabulous winter break!  Next, I want to thank all of you for helping out and supporting us with … Continue reading

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Join us at the Winter Assembly this Friday!

Please join us for Manhattan Country School’s Winter Assembly at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 16 at the New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue on the south corner of  103rd Street. The entrance is on 103rd Street, which is … Continue reading

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