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Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2016-2017 Issue 5

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2016-2017 Issue 5

Friday, October 14, 2016

6-7s Morning Meeting

6-7s Este gets in a little stretching during their first morning meeting in their new classroom Thursday.

6-7s Classroom
After weeks of anticipation, the third floor of our new building opened on Thursday, October 13. Library classes are now being held in a new space stocked with books and outfitted with computers. Students in 5-6s Sur are settling into a room that was made just for them and 6-7s Este and 6-7s Oeste are navigating through their daily routines in bigger rooms that allow them to stretch their growing legs and their imaginations. Upper and Lower School students can now express their creativity in a brightly lit art room. Read more
Farm Festival Raffle Tracker
The raffle is an important fundraising component of Farm Festival. Each year, we ask families to sell tickets and top-selling classes are rewarded with a special class party. The 5-6s and 6-7s have already sold enough raffle tickets for their classes to have a pizza party. But there are more tickets to be sold. Raffle tickets can be purchased online until 9 p.m. tonight and in person up until the 3 p.m. drawing at Farm Festival, so please keep selling. Proceeds support our school's sliding-scale tuition model. Read more
8-9s Studying Seed Dispersal at the Farm
On their Fall Farm trip, the 8-9s explored the world of seed dispersal. During their nature studies classes with Annie, the students not only discovered seeds being released by a plant, they also discussed various ways the seeds are spread. The kids were quick to recognize the role that wind plays in spreading lighter seeds or seeds with their own built-in parachutes. But what about heavier seeds or those found inside a pod? Read more

What's for Lunch?

Check out next week's lunch menu.

Three Things We're Talking About This Week

  • This week's soccer games: On Tuesday, the varsity team defeated Winston Prep 7-1 and JV tied with Bank Street 2-2. On Thursday, the varsity team tied Winston Prep 1-1.
  • Topher Sanders' New York Times piece about educating children about racism.
  • WNYC's video package about what it means to be an American.

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