Upcoming Events


Chat with Claire

Friday, Feb 18 • 8:25 AM


NO SCHOOL

Winter Break 

February 21-25


Together on Tuesdays 

Tuesday, Mar 1 • 8:25 AM


PA General Meeting 

Tuesday, Mar 8 • 7:00 PM


March IDC Meeting 

Thursday, Mar 10 • 5:30 PM





Together on Tuesdays 

Tuesday, Feb 15 • 8:25 AM

2021-2022

PA Contact

Information 

Barrett Schlotthauer &

Rachel Connors Phillippe

Co-Presidents

copres@friendsofmsc.org

Nadia Murray Goodman &

Rahsaan Harris 

Co-Vice Presidents

covpres@friendsofmsc.org


Danielle Alden &

Shanna Tengshe

Co-Secretaries

cosecretary@friendsofmsc.org

Margo Beth Fleming &

Adams Pinckney

Co-Treasurers

cotreasurer@friendsofmsc.org

Friends of MSC Updates:

PA General Meeting

Thank you to everyone who joined our PA General Meeting on Tuesday, February 8. We covered many community updates, which can be found in the meeting notes on our FOMSC Website. We also heard from our After School Program Partners about the upcoming spring semester!

Relatives and Special Friends (RSF) Day - March 18

Planning is underway for RSF Day and we need your ideas to make this day a success! Please consider volunteering to help prepare for and facilitate this special day for our community!

Participatory Budgeting

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Each year, residents in each participating City Council district can decide how to spend capital and/or discretionary expense funding. MSC, Community Action and Lafayette Academy are working together.

Our Goal: Upgrade Accessible Auditorium at the Joan of Arc building (M118) for the benefit of 3 Public Schools and the Greater Community.

HTTPS://www.participate.nyc.gov/processes/ccdistrict6/f/139/proposals/999

Gale Brewer’s office is looking for volunteers to help with this program. They have requested 5 people, with an estimated time commitment of 1.5 hours a week from mid Feb thru mid March.

There will be 3 parts to the volunteering:

BALLOTS: Based on the city agency feedback and input from Council Member, volunteers will help to determine how many projects appear on the public ballot and which ones.

OUTREACH: Once the ballot is determined volunteers need to get the word out for people to vote.

STAFFING: Help staff voting sites during voting week.

Given that volunteers are able to provide input on projects, it seems this would be a great opportunity for our MSC community to help move this project forward!

Call for Disposable Water Bottles

Shakira needs disposable water bottles for a fourth grade project. Students can place empty water bottles in a labeled box outside the greenhouse. Thank you!

Inclusiveness and Diversity Committee

Thanks to everyone who joined last week’s IDC meeting. Already, we’re implementing creative ideas generated through your participation, including sharing a weekly resource you might find interesting and useful. Someone asked about how gender identity and equity are addressed at school. Below are links to the DOE’s guidelines.

Guidelines to Support Transgender and Gender Expansive Students

Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Student Guidelines

Join us at the next virtual meeting on March 10th at 5:30 PM. If you need more immediate support, email us msc333.diversity@gmail.com

Book Room: Call for Parents with Cars

                   

The Book Room is looking for 2 parents with a car who can pick up boxes of books from MSC and drive them to Urban Hope NYC in Staten Island.

Date: Thursday, February 17th

Time: Morning Hours (flexible)

Pick up location: MSC

Delivery location: Urban Hope NYC, Staten Island

There will be volunteers available at MSC and Urban Hope to load and unload boxes to the cars.

If you are interested in signing up, please email us at msc.bookroom@gmail.com

Thank you,

The Book Room Team

Winter Break Camps

French Football Academy

French Football Academy (FFA) is offering Indoor Soccer Camp during Winter Break.

  • Location: Soccer Roof, Crown Heights, Brooklyn
  • Date: February, Monday 21st to February, Friday 25th
  • Transportation: Bus pick-up and drop off in UWS (one exact location TBD, depends on families living area and easy access)
  • Time: From 9 am to 3 pm - Bus Pick up UWS at 8 am / Bus drop off UWS at 4 pm
  • Without bus transportation: 570$/week
  • With bus transportation: 670$/week

The group will receive a discount if eight or more players register.

Learn More - Registration

     

Mohr's Explorers

  • This is an outdoor program (rain, snow or shine), running from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Central Park drop off & dismissal: SE corner of 81st St. & CPW.
  • $425/child for the week or $90/day. Space is limited and we are unable to provide financial aid or sibling discounts.

Please note: Daily drop-ins will only be permitted once we have at least 5 full-week participants enrolled.

  • The minimum number of participants is 5 (maximum 16).
  • Kids between the ages of 5-10 are welcome. We do not split them up by age & we maintain at least a 1:9 staff-to-child ratio.
  • Participants need to bring their own face coverings and must wear them whenever we cannot maintain at least 6 feet from others.
  • Besides dressing appropriately for the weather, you only need to send a packed lunch and water bottle with your child.
Register for Mohr's Explorers

Baked Goods for Teachers - March 15

On Tuesday, March 15 we are looking for bakers to volunteer to bring in baked goods for our teachers to show our appreciation and let them know how SWEET they are!

Baked goods need to be dropped off at the front desk after all the kids are dropped off and hallways are cleared. Tatiana and Malaka will bring all the treats up to the 5th floor to the teacher lounge for the teachers to enjoy!

You don't have to bake to help volunteer, we need volunteers to help bring in paper products for approximately 100 teachers and staff.

We would like to do this on a monthly basis for our teachers. If you are interested please fill out the Google Doc with this link.

Google Spreadsheet

Together on Tuesdays in Central Park

Next Meetup: Tuesday, March 1 @ 8:25am

Meet on the Sidewalk in Front of the Playground Pathway

Thank you to DANIELLE ALDEN and her husband TIM, for leading our Meetup! And...thank you to our community who showed up to participate!!

Join our MSC Parent Community on Tuesday Mornings after drop-off to begin your day with a run, walk or jog in Central Park. We will meet on the sidewalk in front of the playground pathway and walk over to the Reservoir at 8:25am. Everyone is welcome!


 

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