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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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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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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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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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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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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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BNO! Online Auction: April 20th – May 4th

Our 2012 Big Night Out! Auction opens for bidding this Friday, April 20, 2012 at 8 a.m.   We’ll be adding new items to our auction for you to preview as Friday approaches. Feel free to place a Watch on … 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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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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Holiday Shopping Guide for Parents: Books for adults

A Visit from the Goon Squad  by Jennifer Egan – Jennifer Egan’s new novel is a moving humanistic saga, an enormous nineteenth-century-style epic brilliantly disguised as ironic postmodern pastiche. It has thirteen chapters, each an accomplished short story in its … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping Guide: DVDs for Adults

THREE COLORS: BLUE, WHITE, RED The final completed project (1993-94) of the Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski is an intricately interconnected dramatic trilogy based on the colors of the French flag. (Criterion Collection; Blu-ray and DVD, $79.95; R) WEST SIDE STORY … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping Guide for Parents: Music for adults

Ollabelle – Neon Blue Bird – On paper, Ollabelle is a confusing mess. Its members met in a New York City bar on “gospel night.” Each plays multiple instruments and hails from as far away as Australia, Canada and Texas. … Continue reading

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Jay’s Holiday Shopping Guide for Parents

By Jay Fung MCS Librarian  Students often ask me, “Have you read all of the books in the library?” The answer of course is no. However, I usually also add, “There isn’t enough time in a lifetime to read all … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping Guide for Parents: Books for ages infant to 6

Red Sled by Lita Judge – In this almost wordless picture book, a host of woodland creatures take a child’s sled for a nighttime joy ride. Their whimsical ride is gorgeously depicted in bold watercolor, complemented by humorous expressions and … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping Guide for Parents: Books for ages 7 to 10

Donavon’s Big Day by Leslea Newman  – Donovan’s two moms are getting married, and he can’t wait for the celebration to begin. After all, as ringbearer, he has a very important job to do. Any boy or girl with same-sex … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping Guide for Parents: Books for ages 10 to 14

World Without Fish by Mark Kurlansky – Kurlansky, beloved author of the award-winning bestseller Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World, offers a riveting new book for kids about what’s happening to fish, the oceans, and our … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping Guide for Parents: Books for ages 14 and up

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys – Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her … Continue reading

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This Friday & Saturday: Join us for the Holiday Book Fair!

This year, MCS has partnered with Barnes & Noble for its Holiday Book Fair that will take place in-stores on December 9-10 and online December 9-13. While our primary goal is to raise money for the school (15% cash back … Continue reading

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Shop online to support MCS

You can easily support MCS while you shop online! Onecause.com is a Website that works with hundreds of retailers who donate a portion of your purchase to the school of your choice at no extra cost to you! Merchants include … Continue reading

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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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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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Discuss the future of MCS on Nov. 17

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

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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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MCS Farm Festival Auction: Now Accepting Bids!

The Manhattan Country School Farm Festival Auction is now open! The online auction runs from October 14-25, with proceeds going directly to support MCS. Auction items range from fun vacation getaways to restaurant gift certificates to items guaranteed to delight … Continue reading

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MCS alumnus, creator of Super Hi-Fi to perform at Farm Festival!

Super Hi-Fi, led by bassist and Manhattan Country School alumnus Ezra Gale ’85, will be one of the featured musical acts performing at Farm Festival on Saturday, October 15. With an ensemble of trombones, guitar, bass and drums, the band’s … Continue reading

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MCS Farm Festival is Saturday, October 15th!

Manhattan Country School brings the bounty of its 180-acre Catskills farm to the streets of New York City with their annual farm festival event on Saturday, October 15th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parent volunteers turn East 96th Street between … Continue reading

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Building maintenance, repairs at Manhattan Country School

By Michèle Solá Director “What do my annual fund contributions support?” is a question only a few people ask out loud, but many are thinking. Among the concrete answers are some things you may or may not notice but they … Continue reading

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Manhattan Country School Receives $100,000 Altman Foundation Grant for Board Development

The Altman Foundation, one of New York City’s leading supporters of innovative educational models of access and opportunity, has announced a two-year grant of $100,000 to Manhattan Country School. The grant from the Altman Foundation, designed to build the strategic … Continue reading

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Thank you for supporting Big Night Out!

Dear MCS Community, Big Night Out! was a thrilling evening, inspired by two alumni honorees reflecting on the impact Manhattan Country School had on them. Their comments told a bigger story too, the ripple effect of ideas formed at MCS … Continue reading

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