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Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2016-2017 Issue 19

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2016-2017 Issue 19

Friday, February 3, 2017

Photo of the Week

Students in the Afterschool program practice their chess skills on Thursday.

Lee Gelernt '75, ACLU
This weekend, protests erupted online and in cities across the country in response to the discriminatory executive order signed on Friday barring refugees from entering the United States and suspending immigration from seven countries. As director of civic engagement and research at Make the Road New York, Manhattan Country School alumnus Daniel Altschuler ’96 was at the forefront of organizing protests in New York City— including the one at John F. Kennedy International Airport—against the order and in support of refugees and immigrants’ rights. Read more
MCS Farm Greenhouse
The greenhouse at the Manhattan Country School Farm serves a variety of purposes: a sunny space to start vegetable and flower seedlings and grow winter salad greens, a warm teaching place for winter classes, even a space to dry wet boots. One challenge we have at the Farm is growing fruiting plants in the winter. While the sun provides enough energy to grow greens, the lack of total sunlight needed and the winter angle of the sun prohibit us from growing tomatoes, peppers and other produce in the depths of winter. Read more
MCS Class of 1983
What happens after students leave Manhattan Country School? How do they fare in high school? What colleges do they attend? What kind of professional lives do they create for themselves? Get answers to these questions and more directly from MCS alumni. Read more
2016 Community Basketball Game
Join us Friday, February 17 for Manhattan Country School’s Community Basketball Game. This annual event features a competitive, yet friendly basketball game for MCS students, parents, faculty and staff, and alumni. In addition, young basketball enthusiasts have the chance to test their skills with basketball dribbling and shooting challenges. Read more
Registration for Manhattan Country School's two summer programs–Farm Camp and City Camp–is open. Read more
Project Cicero
Project Cicero is an annual nonprofit book drive designed to create and supplement classroom libraries in under-resourced New York City public schools. Under the leadership of sixth-grade parent Carrie, Manhattan Country School will be collecting book donations in the school lobby between March 6 and 9. Read more

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