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Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2016-2017 Issue 24

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2016-2017 Issue 24

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Photo of the Week

Students learn the art of making scones during Wednesday's Afterschool cooking class.

March 28 Panel Discussion
Immigration. Healthcare. Women’s Reproductive Rights. LGBTQ Rights. These are just some of the areas subject to significant change under the new presidential administration. What is one to do during a period of so much uncertainty? At Manhattan Country School’s annual meeting for trustees, parents, faculty and staff on Tuesday, March 28, representatives from the school community described how they are responding in their professional work. Read more
9-10s Bake Sale
On a walk down Amsterdam Avenue a few weeks ago, 9-10s students Gabrielle and Anna noticed that a popular eatery, Jacob’s Pickles, was closed. Curious as to why, the girls read a sign on the building and discovered a fire had damaged the restaurant, neighboring e’s Bar and the apartments above both establishments. The two immediately felt compelled to help. Soon the idea of their class holding a bake sale fundraiser was born. Read more
Eighth Grade Mentoring Day
On Friday, March 17, Manhattan Country School eighth-graders visited professionals from a wide range of careers for our annual Eighth Grade Mentoring Day. Each year, these trips allow students from the graduating class to learn about careers of interest by visiting people in the MCS community working in those fields. The mentors spend several hours showing their guests around, explaining what a typical day entails, describing how they got where they are professionally, answering questions and more.  Read more
8-9s Snowshoeing
The calendar indicated the first day of spring as Monday, March 20, however the deep snow on the ground at the MCS Farm painted a different picture. During nature classes, the 8-9s needed to don snowshoes in order to negotiate the two feet of snow left from last week’s winter storm. The students learned the history of the snowshoe and discussed what inspired early peoples to create them. Originating in Central Asia thousands of years ago, the concept spread fairly quickly to other native peoples in cold climates. Read more
Tickets are on sale now! Big Night Out! is Manhattan Country School’s annual spring benefit in support of sliding-scale tuition. This year’s event takes place Saturday, April 29, celebrates our 50th anniversary and features the Living the Dream Mentor Award ceremony, dinner, dancing and an online auction. Revenue from Big Night Out! helps MCS raise the more than $1.5 million needed to sustain our sliding-scale tuition program each year. Read more

Spring Break Reminder

Manhattan Country School will be closed for Spring Break Monday, April 10 through Monday, April 17. School will reopen on Tuesday, April 18.

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