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Nuestra Semana en MCS 2016-2017: Issue 10

Nuestra Semana en MCS 2016-2017: Issue 10

Friday, November 18, 2016

Photo of the Week

Rollerblading Limbo

An 8-9s student participates in a challenge during Tuesday's rollerblading and skateboarding Afterschool class.

Thanksgiving Assembly
The Thanksgiving assembly has a long history at MCS. Marty Trowbridge shared this memory with Donavon and Susan recently: “The feeling of togetherness and common purpose is what made this celebration a tradition, and it became the foundation for all MCS assemblies and all-school gatherings. There is nothing so powerful as the whole school being together.” Marty has that right. Read more
NYC Student Love Trumps Hate Walkout
On Tuesday, November 15, a group of Manhattan Country School seventh- and eighth-graders joined the hundreds of New York City high school students participating in the Love Trumps Hate Walkout. Our students had the permission of their parents and were accompanied by several MCS teachers. Read more
Thanksgiving assembly
This year’s Thanksgiving Assembly is a community event. We invite families to join us at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23. (Two members from each student’s family are welcome.) This year’s assembly includes a celebration of our new home on 85th Street. Class projects illustrating the hands-on ways students were introduced to the building will be on display. Songs in the program, including “Home” and “Woven as One,” offer a musical tribute. Read more
9-10s Play at the Farm
Progressive educators at Manhattan Country School have long recognized the importance and championed the practice of child-directed play. At the MCS Farm, several free times are scheduled into the kids’ daily routine. This week, the 9-10s class, like all classes visiting the Farm, took full advantage of their free time. Visiting with the animals in the barn, taking turns on the swing, tossing a football on the ball field, hiking to Thyme Hill to work on their fort and chatting on the front porch are just a few of the ways kids use this time. Providing time after a meal, a class or a job to create one’s own fun is vital to a child’s social-emotional growth. While teacher supervision is always provided, teacher creation and organization is not. Read more
Restorative Agriculture
The practice of living sustainably is something that permeates many parts of our lives. When it comes to agricultural practices at the Manhattan Country School Farm, our practice takes the idea of sustainability a step further to what’s known as restorative or regenerative agriculture.  This practice is evident to all of our students through daily routines, but was especially clear to our sixth-graders during their fall farm trip. Read more
Giving Tuesday Save the Date
Manhattan Country School’s commitment to developing students who champion excellence and justice, compassion and peace, and the rights of all people to racial, economic, environmental and educational equity is now more relevant than ever. Contributions to The MCS Fund (formerly known as the MCS Annual Fund) help ensure that we can continue this important work. On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, MCS is participating in #GivingTuesday. Last year, we set a #GivingTuesday fundraising goal of $10,000 and received more than $35,000 in donations. This year, in honor of our 50th anniversary, we’ve stretched our target to $50,000. Read more
Cupcakes
Manhattan Country School’s seventh- and eighth-graders will be hosting a bake sale on Wednesday, November 23, immediately following the Thanksgiving Assembly. Proceeds from the sale of their homemade baked goods will help fund a ski trip during their January Farm trip and other projects. Read more

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