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:

April PA Meeting....TODAY at 9:00am!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 865 8334 3267

Passcode: 376163

Join ZOOM now!

NYC School Survey + Thank YOU Coffee!!

Time is running out to participate with the NYC School Survey! Please take some time to share your thoughts about our school.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • The deadline to complete this short survey is April 15th.

  • Students were sent home with paper copies, but also you can complete yours by clicking right here.

  • Families can submit one survey per child by entering 'f' followed by each student’s OSIS number.

  • You can find the OSIS on a student’s report cards or via their NYC Schools Account. But also, you can email Malaka (mbanks5@schools.nyc.gov) for this number or copres@friendsofmsc.org for any troubleshooting assistance that you may need.

Now is the time to speak to your experiences at MSC!

To show our appreciation for your time, Friends of MSC will host a Community Coffee on Wednesday, April 13 during school drop-off...please join us!

Friends of MSC Election

It is time for our Friends of MSC Election! We are recruiting MSC parents and caregivers to run for an office on our executive board. Interested parties should reach out to our copres@friendsofmsc.org.

Earth Month Activities

Dear Families,

Happy Earth   Month from the MSC Green Team!!

This week we have some fun recycling activities for home and school!

We apologize that we weren’t able to distribute the beeswax wraps last Friday, but (if you requested them), your child should have gotten the materials brought to them today by Green Team members.

Thanks for recycling and loving the planet with us!!

:) The Green Team


Spring Break

COVID Test Kit Distribution

Dear MSC Community,

On Thursday, April 14th, our students will take home 4 COVID test kits.  

Students going to Frost Valley received their kits on Monday, April 11th.

If you need to get your kits before Thursday, April 14th, please contact Tatiana at THoover2@schools.nyc.gov 

The kits are to be used before returning from Spring Break.  Students should use one test kit on the evening of April 23rd and another on the evening of April 24th, before returning to school on April 25th.  Participation is encouraged, but voluntary and students are NOT required to show proof of a negative test result before returning.  The extra test kits can be shared with family.

Not only is the Spring weather a welcome change from the cold and rain of late, but it gives everyone the opportunity to enjoy some downtime, rest, recharge and even perhaps travel and reconnect with family and friends


Enjoy Spring Break!

Claire, Kerry, Latasha & Tatiana

MSC Book Room

Volunteer with your Child(ren) in the Book Room

During the month of May, we will be offering afternoon volunteer opportunities for you and your child(ren).

Some activities you can do together:

1. fix the books in our Hospital Bin.

2. scan barcodes.

3. place books back on the shelves.

4. place stickers on books.

Available shifts:

Wednesday, May 11th @ 3-4:30pm

Wednesday, May 18th @ 3-4:30pm

Wednesday, May 25th @ 3-4:30pm

If you are interested in volunteering alongside your child(ren), please email us at msc.bookroom@gmail.com. Please include the shift you are interested in and the name and grade of your child(ren) who will be joining you.

We look forward to your participation.

The Book Room Team

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:


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

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.

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.

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.

  • 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!

Happening in the Neighborhood 

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

CEC3 Multilingual Committee Activities and Events


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