Upcoming Events


Treats for Teachers 

Tuesday, Apr 12  • 8:25 AM


PA General Meeting 

Tuesday, Apr 12  • 9:00 AM


March IDC Meeting 

Thursday, Apr 14 • 9:30 AM


Spring Recess

NO SCHOOL

April 15-22




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:

Act Now to Join Our 2022-24 Nominating Committee!

April 1st is the last day to sign up! Please consider joining our MSC nominating committee to help select the incoming Friends of MSC Executive Board! This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with our school's Parent Association and bring forward new members of our community to serve on the board. 

2-5 volunteers are needed to lead this year's Nominating Committee. Members of the committee must come from the general membership and may not be current executive board members.

As a Nominating Committee member, you will help source talent and interest from our community! Then, you will work within our MSC community to run the election. We need YOU to help run a successful election cycle! 

For more information about this committee, click here to read the FOMSC Bylaws. Please let us know if you are interested by April 1. Email: copres@friendsofmsc.org


Proudly Presenting...Broadway Loves MSC!

Save the Date for Monday, May 16! We are excited to announce the theme for 2022... “Coming Together as a Community Through the Arts” with the return of Broadway Loves MSC!

Our show will recognize and showcase not only the performers but the whole community of craftspeople (writers, directors, designers, technicians, musicians) who come together to bring shows to life - especially those in our MSC community.

Calling ALL PERFORMERS to take the stage! Singers, dancers, and musicians, soloists or groups, all welcome.

Do you prefer the production side of the show? Designers! Directors! Stage Technicians!! We want to showcase your talent during this event.

To participate, record a brief video message answering the question: "Why community in the arts is important to you?"

Interested in participating? Let us know! And tell a friend - the more the merrier!

All interested parties and video submissions can be sent to us here at copres@friendsofmsc.org.


Volunteer with MSC!

Please share your plans to bring our MSC Community together this Spring! Email: volunteer@friendsofmsc.org

How to Extend Your Gift

Dear Friends of MSC,

We’re well on the way to reaching our Family Giving goals. If you have yet to donate, please give what you can. Even if you’ve contributed already, here are four ways to expand your impact:

  • Does your workplace match charitable giving? We want every corporate match dollar that is available through our families. If you need help completing your company match forms, you may email cotreasurer@friendsofmsc.org.

  • Have you considered extended family giving? Send extended family members to this page, where they can make donations of any size on behalf of our kids.

  • Remember, we’re partnering with Giving Multiplier to direct funds to our school and some of the world’s most effective charities at the same time. This site adds matching funds to any contribution, an extra 5% when you use this code: PS333. 

  • If your treasure is tapped, you can still give time by volunteering in support of our school. Follow this link to find all the ways to get involved or propose something new.

Your gifts, and these additional steps, keep us connected and learning. Indeed, you are the heart of MSC.

2022 NYC School Survey Extended Deadline

Dear Families,

Don’t miss the opportunity to provide your school with valuable feedback! 

Complete the NYC School Survey online at NYCSchoolSurvey.org or by logging into your NYC Schools Account today.

The deadline to complete the survey was extended to Friday, April 15!

  • If your child is in grades K–12, you will need your child’s nine-digit student identification number, or OSIS, to begin filling out your survey online. You can find the OSIS on your student’s report card, school ID card, or on your NYC Schools Account. On the survey page, you must enter the letter f, followed by your child’s OSIS to access the survey. Note that the “f” must be lowercase (e.g. f123456789).
  • If your child is in 3-K or Pre-K, please contact your child’s school or program to receive your survey access code.

You can also take the survey by logging on to your NYC Schools Account.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Greenhouse News

Dear MSC Families

The MSC Green Team has written and received a grant for every family to make a beeswax wrap at home. Please respond to the question to let us know if you would like materials.

Thanks from Shakira and the Green Team

Beeswax Wrap Survery

School Picture Make-up Day

Please SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday May 3rd is School Picture Make Up date for those children who were absent on School Picture Day

Friday May 6th is the Rain Date.

Click below to sign up your child:

RSVP NOW - Picture Make-up

Inclusiveness and Diversity Committee

As announced last week, The Manhattan School for Children Inclusiveness and Diversity Committee (IDC) is launching a new and exciting film project that will explore how a cross section of MSC families/caregivers and community members experienced the pandemic. The goal of the project is to start a dialogue about our diverse experiences during this unique and challenging time in our history and bring us closer together as a community.

The IDC will be filming interested students, families, teachers and staff by the end of the 2021-2022 school year and will hold a screening of the film on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. The screening will include a speaker and a follow-up conversation for MSC community members to share reflections, learnings and come together in care and support for one another.

To kick off the project we would love your assistance in helping us narrow our focus so we can address what’s most important to you. Please take a moment to answer the following questions. This survey is entirely anonymous unless you choose to identify yourself for potential participation in the film. Thank you for your invaluable engagement.

If you have any questions please contact the IDC Film Project Steering Committee at MSCIDCfilmproject@gmail.com.

Please fill out the survey to help us create the best project possible! Your survey participation is invaluable! Thank you!

IDC Project Survey

Our next scheduled monthly meeting will take place on 4/14 at 9:30 AM via Zoom. We hope to see you there!

Any other inclusiveness, diversity, and equity issues? We’re here for you. Email us at MSC333.Diversity@gmail.com

RSVP for April IDC Meeting

Treats for Teachers

Please consider signing up to help bring in baked goods, fresh fruit or paper products for our TRULY WONDERFUL, INSPIRING AND AMAZING...

...TEACHERS!!

  • April 12
  • May 3
  • June 14
Sign up NOW!!

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-6

To kick off the event and show our AMAZING teachers how SPECIAL they are to us, we are planning to surprise our teachers with colorful signs made by our kids to be hung on the netting where the kids line up in the morning!

Please ask your child to make colorful signs thanking our teachers on letterhead size paper, 8 1/2" x 11" paper.

(If you want, include your child's first name and teacher's name.)

We need parent volunteers from each class to collect the signs no later than April 28 or before.

Volunteers from each class will receive sheet protectors to insert each sign and help hang the signs on the netting in front of their class on Monday, May 2.

When the teachers come to school on May 3, the walk ways will be decorated with all the beautiful signs of appreciation.

Volunteer for Teacher Appreciation Week!

Lost and Found on Fridays!

This Friday - April 1st at Dismissal

If your child has lost something, please come to the Big Yard on Fridays during dismissal to collect it.

PLEASE LABEL ALL YOUR CHILD'S THINGS

If an item is found labelled with a name and room number, it can be returned to it's owner with ease.

Happening in the Neighborhood 

District 3 Listening Circles: P.S. 145 The Bloomingdale School

Join District 3 families and students dealing with concerns surrounding the war in Ukraine, Sunday, April 10 @ 10am


District 3 Student Listening Circles: P.S. 145 The Bloomingdale School

P.S. 145 students invite their neighboring District 3 peers to share a safe space to discuss their thoughts and wonderings about the current international crisis. Students will meet and have lunch with children who are sharing some of the same worries. Wednesday, April 13


 

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