Upcoming Events


Together on Tuesdays 

Tuesday, Dec 7 • 8:30 AM


IDC Meeting 

Thursday, Dec 9 • 9:30 AM


General PA Meeting 

Tuesday, Dec 14 • 9:00 AM


M118 Public Safety Meeting 

Tuesday, Dec 21 • 9:55 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:

JOIN US: Tues, Dec 14 @ 9:00am General PA Meeting

Parent Recess Volunteers

Learn more about becoming a Parent Recess Volunteer at our upcoming PA Meeting on Tuesday, December 14 @ 9:00am! We need your creative ideas for recess play programs.

Upcoming Events: Volunteer Opportunities!

We are looking for volunteers to help us plan the following events:

  • Broadway Loves MSC: Our signature event, Broadway stars light up our stage in a celebration of musical theater. (This may be a virtual or hybrid event.)
  • Relatives and Special Friends Day: Family members near and far are invited to spend the morning virtually visiting our school and experiencing what makes MSC so special.
  • Spring Fun Run: Getting ready to run, walk, or roll your way to 333 miles in this fun, community-building event.

Please email volunteer@friendsofmsc.org to get involved -we need YOU, the heart of MSC!

Giving Tuesday Was a Hit. Let's Keep it Going!

Giving Tuesday was a great success! Last week, our community pledged $13,125 to Family Givingand your corporate matches are still rolling in... 

If you have yet to make your family’s contribution, it’s quick and easy. Just click here. Every gift counts, whether it’s $1 or $5,000, and it’s tax deductible.

This year, the PA is creating community through COVID; we’re funding basics in our school as well as bells and whistles; and the money we raise makes a difference right now.

Thank you for acting on behalf of our kids! You are the heart of MSC.

Inclusiveness and Diversity Committee

Do you care about creating a school that works better for all, and optimally prepares our children to thrive in an increasingly diverse and complex world? Please join us at the next meeting on December 9th at 9:30 AM. Contribute your fabulous ideas as we decide how to use our budget to strengthen our school community. And, as always, please bring any IDC related concerns. We’re here to help and support as we can. We hope to see you there! 

Email IDC
RSVP for IDC Meeting

M118 Public Safety Meeting

During the school calendar year, one meeting of the M118 Safety Committee is a PUBLIC MEETING.

Please note that our public meeting for 2021-22 will be held virtually on Tuesday, December 21st at 9:55am.

Topic: M118 Public Safety Meeting

Time: Dec 21, 2021 09:55 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83021790688?pwd=QmlKMzUzUGFaVXFOM3pnY2tMdU4rQT09

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 830 2179 0688

Lost and Found - Collection is Growing!

Lost and Found: If students forget an article of clothing/water bottle in the cafeteria or recess yard, our school aides Lorraine and Maxima will collect all items left behind. If there is a name, they will return it to the student's classroom.

If there is no name, we will save the items and they will be available for pick up at dismissal, once a week on Friday in the auditorium - our collection is growing! 

All items not claimed are placed in plastic bags and donated. Donations occur approximately 4 times a year - usually before a school break for holidays,  spring break and at the end of the year. Please claim your items!

Please label ALL items being brought into our school! Thank you

PS333.org Website Redesign

Have you visited our PS333.org website recently?

Do you have an idea for a new layout? Can our website be more inviting? Easier to navigate? More useful with information?

Our website is ready for a refresh and we need your skills to make a change, please consider volunteering for this exciting opportunity!

Volunteer Now

MSC Read-A-Thon

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Read-a-thons get your reader excited about reading and give friends and family the opportunity to encourage your child to read even more.

We've chosen Read-a-thon because it will not take much of your time, gives your child a reason to read, helps in the development of stronger reading skills and supports our PA.

Before winter break we will send home instructions on how to activate your reader's personal page. This is where you will be able to view and record reading progress and donate.

We hope EVERYONE participates.

Green Team Club

Shakira is offering a Green Team Club afterschool on Thursdays in January and February. Students in grades 3-8 are invited to join. Each student will work on a project to help improve the school. The club will also work on group activities and occasionally bring home projects. In addition students will also work in the greenhouse and learn more about maintaining the hydroponic systems.

The club runs Thursdays in January and February from 2:40-4:40. Students will come directly to the greenhouse (Shakira will inform the classroom teachers). Pickup will be outside the school at 4:40.

Parents/Guardians should print and fill out the attached form and send it in with students, to be given to Shakira.

Questions may be emailed to Shakira using the button, below!

Email Shakira

MSC Green News

Below is an updated list of every location on the UWS that allows compost drop-off (new sites were just added by NYC):

Farmer’s Markets

Thursday: Tucker Square at 66th between Broadway and Columbus

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

Friday: 97th street between Amsterdam and Columbus.

Saturday: Inwood Greenmarket at Seaman Ave and Isham Ave

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

Drop-Off Locations

Tuesday and Thursday: 130 West 139th

Thursday: 145th and Edgecombe (7:30-11:30am)

Thursday: 181st and Fort Washington Ave (7-11am)

Saturday and Sunday: 699 West 138th (11am-1pm)

Thursday through Sunday: 457 West 162 nd

24/7: 321 West 126th

24/7: 128 West 127th

24/7: 118 West 134th

24/7: 564 West 149th

24/7: 506 West 143rd

Click here to see what can be composted.

To join the MSC Green Team, please contact Shakira

Email Shakira

MSC Middle School Cross Country Team

Big Apple 5K

Come out to support MSC runners this Saturday morning at 8am in Central Park. Some of our MSC cross country team members are running the Big Apple 5K. It starts around 90th street on the west side, and it ends around 102nd street midpark. Thank you for supporting our runners!

Together on Tuesdays in Central Park

Next Meetup: Tuesday, December 14 @ 8:30am in the Big Yard

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 in the Big Yard and walk over to the Reservoir at 8:35am. Everyone is welcome!

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

In the News:

ABC covered this issue on Wednesday of last week: 

https://abc7ny.com/scaffolding-construction-sidewalk-sheds-nyc/11268023/

UWS Patch covered it, too:

https://patch.com/new-york/upper-west-side-nyc/fortress-greets-kids-scaffolding-covers-uws-school-years

Join Us: If parents want to join the crusade to have the construction work completed and scaffolding removed ASAP, you can reach out to Gui Stampur or Lynn Feng directly. Both parents have students in Kysha’s Kindergarten class. 


Happening in the Neighborhood

Money available for good ideas in New York City!

Citizens Committee for New York City has grant programs for community leaders and neighborhood businesses. For more information visit:

https://citizensnyc.salsalabs.org/citizensnewsletter-november2021


Interesting Reads

 

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