Upcoming Events


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Thanksgiving Recess 

November 25-26


IDC Meeting 

Thursday, Dec 9 • 9:30 AM


General PA Meeting 

Tuesday, Dec 14 • 9:00 AM


NO SCHOOL

Winter Recess 

December 24-31





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:

Printer Installation

Three of four printers purchased by the parent association have been installed on floors 3, 4, and 5. The last printer, for floor 6, has been delayed - fingers crossed it arrives soon! Our teaching staff is very grateful to have the ability to print and copy - thank you to all the parents who voted to use our Tech Fund for this purchase!

Printers from Floor 3 and 5 are shown below.

MSC Spirit Wear Sale

Thank you to everyone who purchased MSC spirit wear - our sales raised over $1,000 for the Friends of MSC Parent Association! Purchased items will be shipped between December 1-10, just in time for the holidays!

Please note: A few orders were submitted after our midnight store closing. These orders will be processed, however they will not ship until after the holidays.

Curbside Community Coffee

Thank you to everyone who came out for this morning's first Curbside Community Coffee. We are so thankful for YOU - the heart of MSC!

The Time to Give Is Now...

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Inclusiveness and Diversity Committee

Thanks again to parent volunteers who are liaising with school leadership.

It looks like the IDC will be partnering with the PA for some fun events which will afford all us an opportunity to get to know everyone in the school community better.  Stay tuned!  And keep those ideas coming about how to use the IDC budget.  The next virtual meeting will be on Thursday, December 9th at 9:30 AM.  Be there!  Questions?  Concerns?  Email us. 

Email IDC
RSVP for IDC Meeting

Sign our Petition - Scaffolding Removal Efforts

Are you tired of sending your kid(s) to school in a construction zone? Do you think that having access to the entire big yard at recess is preferable to having only partial access? If you are a K-2 parent, do you dread the morning drop-off mayhem that ensues every time rain floods the big/little yards? If you are an ICT parent, do you worry about your child’s safety as he/she navigates the various construction-related perils on and around the premises? Do you simply want your kids to see actual sunlight from their classroom windows? If you answered “yes”, “maybe”, or even “I’m not sure” to any of the foregoing, then SIGN OUR PETITION.

Our goal is to have this construction competed as soon as possible and signing this petition is one way to exert pressure to expedite completion (and scaffolding removal) ASAP.

SIGN OUR PETITION

COVID Protocols for Holiday Travel

The DOE does not require families who travel to quarantine or show a negative test before returning to school. Daily health screening is still a requirement. Best practice would be to have every traveler tested before and after traveling.  The CDC recommends “unvaccinated travelers should still get tested 1-3 days before domestic travel and again 3-5 days after travel.” Testing is free and easily available and it helps to keep our school open and healthy.

Please reach out to Tatiana if you have any questions.

MSC Green News

For families interested in composting, here is some helpful neighborhood info!

Compost can be dropped off at the Farmer’s Market locations listed below: 

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

Friday: 97th street between Amsterdam and Columbus. 

Friday: 321 West 126th 

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

Click here to see what can be composted.

Residential buildings with more than 10 units can participate in curb-side compost pick-up. For more information, please visit nyc.gov/curbsidecomposting


Free upcoming recycling events on the Upper West Side:

Textile and Electronics: 

Sunday, November 21st   10am-2pm    110th & Amsterdam


For hard to recycle items, click here for more information: Hard-To-Recycle

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

Community Fridge

Last year, a local high school senior, Nia Franklin, responded to the rise in hunger in NYC by starting a food sharing hub at 101st St. and Columbus Ave. Her goal is for the fridge to be a hub for connection for the neighborhood. She called it the Ujamaa Community Fridge. You can share produce, fruit, staples, frozen food, leftover cooked food. Any prepared food must be labeled with an ingredients list and the date of prep.

 

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