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NYSPCC Parents Workshop

Thurs, March 2nd  • 8:45 AM

Dress Up as your favorite Book Character

March 3rd

 Plastic Free Lunch Day

March 6th

General PA Meeting

Wed, March 8th  • 8:45 AM

IDC Meeting

Wed, March 15th  • 6:00 PM

Spring Break

April 6th - 16th

Earth Day Celebration

April 20th

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7th - 13th

Spring Fair

May 21st


PA Contact


Barrett Schlotthauer & Jessie Nieves 


Noah Odabashian & Wendy Cohen

Co-Vice Presidents

Elodie Croas


Amanda Del Bene & Adams Pinckney



Upcoming Events 

READ-A-THON Ends Tomorrow

Let's Keep the Magic Going!

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the Read A Thon.  The Read A Thon  ends Thursday, March 2 but  there is still  lots of time to read and ask families friends and relatives to donate money to our amazing readers. This money raised from our readers goes to supporting our school and pays for the Greenhouse, Harmonize for Kids, Frost Valley, 8th Grade Graduation, school supplies and so much more. Every grade benefits from this money which is why we need everyone to support this event.  

Please sign up if you have not yet. It is not too late to ask families, friends and relatives to donate to the Read A Thon. 

Winners with the most minutes in classes K-2, 3-5, 6-8 will receive a pizza party! 

Special certificates will be given out to the kids who read the most minutes. 

To celebrate the end of the Read a Thon on Friday, March 3  Dress Up As Your Favorite Book Character!

Register Here

General PA Meeting Next Week

Wednesday, March 8th • 8:35AM


The FOMSC Parents Association meets to discuss and vote on programs and initiatives to better serve our school and our children.

Bring your ideas, love, and support for the well as any questions or concerns you may have.

PA Meeting Zoom Link

NYSPCC Parents Workshop Tomorrow

Thursday, March 2nd • 8:45AM


This week, the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is bringing their Safe Touches program to our Grade K-3 classes. Safe Touches is an evidence-based, age-appropriate child sexual abuse prevention program designed for children in kindergarten through third grade. The classroom-based workshop is 45-minutes long, highly interactive and fun. Specially trained, masters-level facilitators use puppets to teach children important body safety concepts that can help keep them safe from child sexual abuse. Children learn the difference between safe and not safe touches, the private parts of the body, and safety tools they can use if they ever receive a not safe touch or feel unsafe.   

We have scheduled a parent workshop in tandem with the school workshops so that families can extend the conversation with their children at home. This workshop is scheduled for March 2nd at 8:45am. It will be offered hybrid - in person in Room 606 and online via zoom. 

RSVP for the Workshop


Meeting ID: 811 0282 8542

Passcode: 035004


Safe Touches Kids Workshop Video

March Chats with Marciarie

Volunteer for Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week will be May 7th-13th. We are looking for volunteers who would like to help make  organize and plan a special week  for our beloved teachers. 

Please contact Wendy Cohen if interested.

Family Giving

MSC Family Giving Update: We Need Your Help!

Thank you for your contributions to MSC Parent Association Family Giving Campaign. We raised $48,531 – almost ~50% of our goal with 12% of families participation.  We remain committed to creating a vibrant, equitable learning environment for every student at MSC.

Your contributions will help the MSC Parent Association provide vital resources that define our children’s experience at school. 

What you’ll support:

  • Student and classroom supplies

  • A greenhouse

  • Teacher appreciation

  • Community events

  • Field trips


With each donation received, we become all that much closer to 100% participation. It’s not too late to donate and every dollar counts!

We appreciate your support and commitment to all MSC students!

Donate Here

Green News

Plastic Free Lunch Day

Monday, March 6th

If your child eats school lunch, encourage him/her to select items without packaging.

If your child brings lunch, consider sending reusable containers with  no plastic waste.

Learn More About Plastic Free Lunch Day

MSC Green Team Nature Walk

Check out the Green Team’s February nature walk in the little yard!

Stay tuned for Earth Day activities. 

Welcome MSC New Teachers

Our New Music Teacher - Lynn Gentry

Introducing Our New Music Teacher - Lynn Gentry

We are happy to announce Mr. Lynn Gentry has joined our MSC community. Lynn came highly recommended by an MSC family and we are happy to have him. He started with us on Wednesday, February 1st, and is already planning how to get the students on stage! Prior to teaching at P.S. 333, Lynn Gentry taught music within the NYCDOE at M.S. 224 and Urban Assembly School of Music & Art. From 2018-2022 he held the position of Music Director at Guild for Exceptional Children, where he taught adults with developmental disabilities music. 

He currently attends Lehman College’s Applied Music and Music Teaching M.A.T. Program, which he will graduate from at the end of Fall 2023. For undergraduate studies he attended San Francisco State University (Music, B.A. 2020). As well, his periods of study have included Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Video Arts & Technology and Victor Valley College’s Music Program. 

His personal work has varied between Music, Poetry, Film and Events. Lynn composed music for his former band, The Disposition and is currently working on new solo work. As an actor he was cast in The Purple Onion. In San Francisco, Gentry produced The Huge Whisper, an independent art music series. Lynn is best known for his work as a poet. 

Greetings from Evelyn Mendez

Greetings MSC!

My name is Evelyn Mendez. I am an elementary school special education teacher and am happily joining Michele in class 302. I am from the Upper West side of Manhattan, and I actually went to school in the neighborhood as well. I'm very familiar with the community. I love supporting students with diverse backgrounds both culturally and academically. 

I love anything related to the arts such a poetry, literature, painting, and Latin dance. In my spare time, I spend weekends going for local jogs in Central Park and painting as a way of self-care.

I look forward to sharing my creative ideas with the students this year, as well as supporting Ms. Michele. I look forward to meeting all of you as well. 



Greetings from Jonathan Johnson

Greetings to all!

My name is Jonathan Johnson. I have recently accepted the position of middle school science teacher at Manhattan School for Children with great enthusiasm and excitement! I am passionate about science, and it is my great desire to motivate and inspire my students to love science as much as I do. My teaching philosophy is that all students are able and willing to learn when they have the necessary resources and positive energy from the teacher. For this reason, I am committed to helping each one of my students develop a love, respect, and appreciation for learning. In addition, I view each child as a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. My goal is to provide each child with such a classroom environment.

Concerning my academic preparation, I attended St. John’s University where I studied biology. I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree and later received a Master of Science in Education degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) which has given me rigorous preparation and experience working with multilingual and multicultural learners.

Overall, I am extremely enthusiastic about working at MSC and welcome the opportunity to contribute to the success and continued improvement of all my students.


Inventory of Students Devices

Dear Parent or Guardian,

The New York City Department of Education is performing a comprehensive inventory of all devices loaned to students. To achieve this, we’re asking for all devices to be brought to school from Tuesday March 7th, to perform a device inventory. Devices include desktops, laptops, and tablets.

How this impacts you

Throughout the pandemic, the DOE has loaned devices to the students; these devices must be brought back into the school on the days of the inventory. The devices will be verified they are in good functioning condition and returned to the student to be brought back home for continued learning. 

What you need to do

Make sure that your child brings their DOE device with them to school from Tuesday March 7th. They do not need to bring accessories (for example, the power cord or keyboard). Please have your child bring the device to school even if it is broken or not in good condition. The DOE will look into replacing it under warranty.

What will happen to the device

A DOE vendor will scan the barcode on the device and return it to your child. This should only take a few seconds and the device will be returned to your child the same day. The device will have a sticker on it, indicating it has been scanned. Please do not remove this sticker. If you have any questions or concerns, please work with our school’s SPOC (David Kammerer, Email:


After-School News

Mohr's Explorer Spring Registration is Open

Dear Parents,

Registration for our spring session is open!  We offer our program to girls and boys at Manhattan School for Children, from kindergarten through 4th grade, on Thursdays and Fridays.  We will pick up your children from MSC at the end of the school day and take them to Central Park, where the program takes place.

For those who are not familiar with Mohr’s Explorers, we are an outdoor adventure program and we have been running this group through your school since 2010, though we have had various groups of kids from MSC as far back as 2006.  If anyone would like to hear from other MSC parents who have had kids in our program in the past, please let me know.

For all of the details and information you will need in order to sign up for this spring, please click here:  MSC Spring Flyer


THURSDAYS April 20 through June 22 (off on 6/8); total of 9 sessions.

FRIDAYS:  April 28 through June 23 (off on 6/9); total of 8 sessions.

Gear up for weekly Central Park EDventures, including shelter building, bird tracking and fun-filled woodlands quests – plus an original variety of awesome games & activities!  This exhilarating outdoor program builds confidence, while encouraging teamwork, creativity and open-ended education.

  The possibilities?  Endless.  The experiences?  Memorable.  The FUN?  Guaranteed!!!

We will be outdoors; please be prepared for all types of weather and visit for further information.

Registration is now open and being handled on a first-come, first-served basis.  The cost is $450 for Thursdays and $400 for Fridays.  To pre-register, all you have to do is e-mail me and include your child’s full nameagegradeteacher(s) name(s) and preferred day to reserve his or her spot on the list.

Though the school was kind enough to send this out to let you know about the program, this may not happen prior to every season.  The best way to be notified when registration opens each season is to be on our e-mail list.  We don’t flood you with e-mails — there are probably 5-7 per school year — so if this spring doesn’t work, but you would like to consider the program in future years, please sign up for the e-mail list here:  Mohr’s Explorers e-mail List

We will also be offering a 4-hour Mini-Camp during the upcoming Spring Break (April 10-14) and then one of my favorite parts of the program and one of the most fun things that we do, our 15th Summer EDventure Camp, will be running from June 19-July 14, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day (you do not have to sign up for all 4 weeks; we always have MSC kids joining once school is out).  You can even do a Mohr’s Explorers Birthday Party too!  If you are interested, the underlined links above will take you to our website for more details and complete registration instructions.

Last, if you have any questions at all, there is much more information on our website, but please do not hesitate to contact me about anything.  I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you and your Explorers throughout the spring and beyond — thanks!

Yours truly,

Mike Mohr

Owner, Mohr’s Explorers


We are thrilled to announce that the spring Togetherhood afterschool lineup will include a combination of classic favorites and NEW courses. For the first time ever at MSC, the Togetherhood instructors will be teaching: Printmaking,Harry Potter's School Of Wizardry, and more. Classic favorites such as Gymnastics, Hip Hop, Broadway Loves MSC Kids and Chess will also be returning. As a reminder, all classes are held at MSC and run from 2:40 - 5:15 pm. Stay tuned for more information!

P.S. The instructors offer more than 120 classes in our catalog! You can browse all of their courses by clicking here. Please email if something catches your eye and we will do our best to bring it to MSC!

Creative Stage

Creative Stage has a few fun updates!

1.) We are now accepting DROP INS for our Friday Afternoon Latin Dance Party class for kids in grades 2-5.  Kids learn awesome latin hip hop moves and dance themselves into the weekend with master teacher, Stephanie Pēna!  CLICK HERE for more info and to sign up!  or email: with any questions

2.) COMING THIS SPRING--Filmmakers Workshop!  Kids create their own film while spending loads of time enjoying the Spring weather, filming "on location". This class starts after Spring Recess for grades 3-5.  Click HERE to view a sample of what the class created last year, or email: with any questions. 

3.) IMPORTANT REMINDER--Creative Stage will not be running after school classes on March 9, due to the Half Day. 

Road to Success Updates

On March 9th (half day) MSC RTS will not have after school program.

RTS also is still enrolling for their tuition based RTS after school program for elementary. They have many spots open for MSC middle schoolers as well. RTS after-school for MSC middle schoolers is a FREE program.

If parents are interested or have any questions, please contact 

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