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Manhattan Country School has a new website!

Introducing Manhattan Country School’s new website – www.manhattancountryschool.org! More and more, we have come to rely on our website to tell our story, share what is happening, and highlight the unique qualities of MCS as a school. The new design incorporates … Continue reading

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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: Social Justice Data Fair 2012

On May 31, fifth floor students participated in the second annual Social Justice Data Fair at Manhattan Country School. Each student chooses a social justice issue to research and uses mathematics to compose a compelling argument for the need for … Continue reading

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The first farm trip for the 7-8s class

Good Morning from the Catskills! The 7-8s are having an amazing time at the farm. They are honing their frog-catching skills, exploring the landscape of the farmyard, and indulging in the joy of fresh milk, even fresher salad greens and … 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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Highlights: 9-10s class trip to MCS Farm

During the 9-10s class trip to the MCS Farm, students were exploring nature on the MCS Farm, feeding cows and chickens, finding snakes, and jumping in the hay loft, cooking food, and so much more.

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Highlights: Teach-In honors MCS’ 45th anniversary

By Flannery Denny 7th/8th Grade Math Specialist MCS celebrated its 45th anniversary on April 4th with our first-ever Teach-In. We started the day with a whole school assembly during which we sang and laughed, heard stories from founder Gus Trowbridge about the … Continue reading

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TODAY: Join us for the 8th grade play!

The eighth graders are putting on a play, “Into the Woods,” as a gift back to the school. It’s an annual tradition at Manhattan Country School. The students have been working on it for two months in a special drama … 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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Join Us! 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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Please return your library books

Dear MCS Community, It’s hard to believe that the school year is coming to a close. I’m asking that all of you please check your homes for any library books. All books need to be returned by Wednesday, June 13th … Continue reading

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Thanks for supporting the rooftop garden

By Lindsay Velazco Lower School Science Teacher This school year has brought many changes, some have been years in the making. When I became Lower School science teacher, the 5-6s food study did not include homegrown food. Little by little … Continue reading

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8th grade textile projects

By Lynn Haroldson Farm Textiles Teacher This year’s 8th grade textiles are characterized by the wide variety of fiber media used in their creation. For their graduation projects in textiles, students on the fifth floor create a useful object from … Continue reading

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Highlights: Shop Show 2012

Leo Reynoso’s annual Shop Show was on display in the MCS lobby during parent-teacher conferences in May. Parents, teachers, students and school visitors were able to view the work created by students in their woodworking classes. In case you missed it, … Continue reading

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2012-13 Teacher-Training Program: Introducing new Assistant Teachers

By Michèle Solá Director The four youngest classrooms at Manhattan Country School are some of the most sought-after placements for teachers-in-training at colleges such as Bank Street, Sarah Lawrence, City College, and others whose mission is to prepare educators who … Continue reading

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Join us this Friday! 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 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 … 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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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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