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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


April 15-22


PA Contact


Barrett Schlotthauer &

Rachel Connors Phillippe



Nadia Murray Goodman &

Rahsaan Harris 

Co-Vice Presidents


Danielle Alden &

Shanna Tengshe



Margo Beth Fleming &

Adams Pinckney



Friends of MSC Updates:

Coming soon...Broadway Loves MSC!

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

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

Our sho.w 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.

Interested in participating? Let us know! And tell a friend - the more the merrier! To participate, record a brief video message answering the question: "Why community in the arts is important to you?" All interested parties and video submissions can be sent to us here at copres@friendsofmsc.org.

MSC Parent Volunteers!

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

Earth Month Activities

Dear MSC families- happy “nature week!” The MSC green team has put together some activities for you to do at home with your child this week. Be on the lookout for a new list of activities next week for “recycling week!”

Happy earth    month!!

Shakira Provasoli

PS 333

Manhattan school for children 


MSC Book Room

Last month, the Book Room was visited by the K-8 Student Delegates. They spent two days in the room returning books from their classrooms, scanning barcodes, shelving books and checking out new books for their classroom libraries. It was a joy to host them in the room and we look forward to more student visits.

We are looking for parent volunteers to help us add more books on the shelves. We have received a lot of donated books that need to be added to our online catalogue system. If you are interested in helping out with this project. Please email us at msc.bookroom@gmail.com

Thank you,

The Book Room Team

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

MSC Green Team News

While MSC composting continues to be on hiatus, please see below for other UWS locations. The Friday Farmer’s market bins are located on Amsterdam and 97th and are very convenient to MSC drop-off in the morning.   

View All Locations.

Farmer’s Markets

Thursday and Sunday: Broadway between 114th and 116th.

Friday:  97th street between Amsterdam and Columbus. 

Sunday: American Museum of Natural History along Columbus and 77th 

Drop-Off Receptacle Locations

Open 24/7: 321 West 126th    and    128 West 127th 

Click here to see what can be composted.

Textile Recycling:

The Down to Earth Farmer’s Market on Saturday at 110th & Amsterdam has Textile Recycling , but no composting

To join the MSC Green Team, please contact Shakira: sprovasoli@schools.nyc.gov

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

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

We need volunteers to help sign up! If you don't want to bake, please volunteer to bring in fruit or paper products to show our appreciation during Teacher Appreciation Week. All treats to be dropped off in the main entrance of the school in the morning.

  • April 12
  • May 4 - Teacher Appreciation Week!
  • 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 8st at Dismissal

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


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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