MSC Friday Blast!

TODAY’S MSC BLAST INCUDES
  • Student Videos: Facts About Recycling & Time To Stop Littering!
  • MSC Online Auction 2015: New items added!
  • Reminder For Grades 3-5: Few spots left in Knitting II
  • Collecting Poland spring bottles for greenhouse project
  • Kidz Night Out, March 27 with Bricks 4 Kidz NYC
  • WITS Spring Update 2015
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IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK
  • March 16th-18th: K-5 Family Conferences
  • March 17th: Chat with Claire @ 8:45 am in cafeteria
  • March 19th: Half Day for K-5, family conferences
  • March 20th: IDC Meeting @ 8:45 in 615
  • March 25th: PTA Special Meeting Election Nomination Committee - 8:45 Room 615
  • March 28th: Celebrate MSC
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STUDENT VIDEOS: CLICK IMAGES TO WATCH VIDEOS
FACTS ABOUT RECYCLING
TIME TO STOP LITTERING!
MSC ONLINE AUCTION 2015: NEW ITEMS ADDED!
REMINDER FOR GRADES 3-5: FEW SPOTS LEFT IN KNITTING II
We still have a few spots left in Knitting II, which starts on WednesdayMarch 25th.
 
  • Classes meet on Wednesdays from 3:15 – 4:45 in Room 303.
  • The focus will be on learning to read simple patterns involving both the knit and purl stitches. Students should already be proficient in the knit stitch.
  • If you are interested in enrolling your child in this class, please speak directly to Elizabeth (Room 317). Please note that we have a limited number of scholarships. If you are interested in your child receiving reduced tuition, please speak to Elizabeth prior to completing the enrollment form. In the interest of equity, we want to extend this courtesy to different students each cycle.
  • Additionally, enrollment is limited to ten students.
COLLECTING POLAND SPRING BOTTLES FOR GREENHOUSE PROJECT
Hello families,

I need to collect Poland spring 1 or 1 1/2 liter bottles for a project in the greenhouse.

Shakira Provasoli
Kidz Night Out, March 27 with Bricks 4 Kidz NYC

Bricks 4 Kidz NYC is pleased to announce that they are having a Kidz Night Out event next Friday, March 27 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm.  Children will participate in a fun workshop that uses model building with Lego bricks to teach concepts of STEM.  They will also play games and activities, watch a movie, and provide pizza and popcorn.  Please view the flyer below for more information.

WITS SPRING UPDATE 2015
Dear WIT Parent Liaisons,
 
Happy spring!  As we continue our decade-long work, I am delighted to share with you all that's going on with WITS.  We are making traction each and every week and continue to learn from you and your communities.  We are in this to win it, and work towards the Alternative Menu as the norm for all kids across the city.    
 
Here are some highlights:

*WITS is proud to be partnering with the Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy at Teachers College Columbia University on a three year evaluation to better inform our work.  
 
*WITS continues to consult and has deepened its partnership with The Office of SchoolFood on the Alternative Menu. 

*Fresh, less processed ingredients, along with fruits, veggies and salad bar, continue to be the "norm" within our daily menu across all the schools with whom we partner.

*We will honor Eric Goldstein, CEO of SchoolFood at the WITS benefit, because of our long standing partnership and shared commitment.

*Our development team is meeting with Council Members in school districts across NYC in an effort to bring the Alternative Menu to more and more schools.

*I am thrilled to share Nancy's (and WITS') fabulous feature in American Way, the in-flight magazine for American Airlines.  Please see the attached article.
 
Additional Updates:
*WITS Potato and Carrot Labs have begun!  WITS Chefs are making roasted potatoes, potato salad, or braised carrots with the kids.  You may have received an email from your WITS Chef, but if not, and would like to help, please contact Ting: ting@wellnessintheschools.org.  Please take a look at the WITS Labs Brochures on our website.
 
*The WITS 10-Year Gala:
When: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
Time: 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: Riverpark Restaurant
 
*Wellness in Schools for Everyonel (WISE) Contest:
As part of our 10 year celebration, WITS is running a contest to implement a wellness project in your school.  The contest details (rules, winning prize, etc) are on the WITS website.  Your WITS Chef is sharing the information with you and your teams.  Please let us know if you are interested in this competition and how we can support.
 
 
*If you would like to sign up for the weekly emails from Office of School Wellness, send an email to wellness@schools.nyc.gov and write "subscribe" in the subject line.  Feel free to share this with anyone who might be interested at your schools.
 
I thank you for your support and commitment to WITS.  It has been a long winter, and I am ready to taste spring!
 
All the best,
Marjorie
 
Marjorie Wolfson
Cook For Kids Director
 
FRIENDLY REMINDERS
LOST & FOUND
Please be advised that every 15 days, we must clear the items in the Lost & Found box. All items are donated. Please come to the Main Office (Room 516) to claim any of your lost items. If your child has after-school, please check the lost & found box at the lobby near the Nurse's Office.

PHOTO ID CARD
Please email info@ps333.org with your photo and information (your name, your child's name and your child's teacher). Your ID card will be ready in a week. You can pick up the ID card from your child's teacher.
 
Our mailing address is:
Manhattan School For Children
154 West 93rd Street
New York, NY 10025

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