MSC Thursday Blast!

Today's Blast Includes

  • Dates for ELA & Math Test
  • Message from our PTA Co-Presidents
  • Chancellor State Test Parent Letter
  • Fixtures in our school building
  • Survey Results!
  • MSC Special Events 2016
  • CALLING ALL BAKERS!!! LESS THAN TWO WEEKS UNTIL OUR NEXT BAKE SALE!!! FRIDAY, APRIL 15TH!!!
  • The Inclusiveness and Diversity Committee will be hosting a community screening of the movie American Promise, Wednesday, April 20th at 6:00pm

Grades 3-8 NYS ELA Test: April 5th, 6th, 7th
Grades 3-8 NYS Math Test: April 13th, 14th, 15th


Message from our PTA Co-Presidents

To Our MSC Parents:
 
As you may know, the 3rd through 8th grade testing will be on the following dates:
 
April 5, 6, 7
and
April 13, 14, 15
 
Please make every effort to be on time to school those days regardless of whether your child is testing or not. Once you drop off your child, please leave the building immediately. There will be no parent meetings allowed on those days.
 
Please remember that the kids taking the test need our full support at this time, as do our faculty and administration. Let’s come together as a community and make this as easy on all of them as possible by being kind and considerate.
 
Your help is much appreciated!!
 
Lisa and Brad

PTA Co-Presidents
 
 



 Fixtures in our school building

In February 2011, New York City announced a comprehensive plan to increase the energy efficiency and environmental quality of NYC schools. As part of the plan, the Department of Education (DOE) removed the fluorescent lighting fixtures in our school building and replaced them with new energy efficient units that do not contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).  This work will not only ensure a safer learning environment for your children but also will provide significant environmental benefits and energy savings for the City. 
 
PCBs, a manmade substance, were commonly used in electrical equipment and certain building materials from 1950 to 1978.  The DOE has identified over 700 school buildings with fluorescent lighting fixtures that may contain PCBs, and has developed a systematic approach to remove and replace them as has already been done in our building.   
 
For more information about the City’s comprehensive plan and its lighting replacement projects, please go tohttp://www.nycsca.org/Community/Programs/EPA-NYC-PCB/Pages/default.aspx.
 
Best,
Claire


THE SURVEY LINES ARE STILL OPEN!
 
We need your help!! Please fill out your surveys online!!
Our Parent Response rate is only 58% (392 parent surveys received).

The survey process is absolutely anonymous. Go towww.nycschoolsurvey.org.
Please call the Survey Hotline for your ID# at 1-800-690-8603.
 
Help us achieve a 100% return rate!!


MSC Special Events 2016

Hey! Spring, what happened?  I was so happy watching the daffodils bloom until 40 mph winds and snow showed up.  This weather is stressing me out.  In fact, I have all this tension in my neck and shoulders because of it. I’m not sleeping.  If only there were a way to relieve general stress and promote a good night’s sleep.  

THERE IS
AND IT”S HAPPENING TONIGHT from 5:30 - 7pm
CLICK HERE: https://manhattanschool.ejoinme.org/special-events 
Treat yourself or a friend to this incredible self-care technique.  TONIGHT


CALLING ALL BAKERS!!! LESS THAN TWO WEEKS UNTIL OUR NEXT BAKE SALE!!! FRIDAY, APRIL 15TH!!!

CELEBRATE THE LAST DAY ELA/MATH TESTING (AND TAX SEASON!) BY HELPING OUT WITH A GREAT SCHOOL-WIDE EVENT!!!

Your treats can be delivered during morning drop-off with the kids, from 8:30 to 8:50 am, on the 5th floor, or during the actual bake sale, beginning at 2:30 in the MSC lobby. Gluten-free items welcome!

WHEN: Friday, April 15th, 2:30 pm until we sell out.
WHERE: MSC Lobby

BAKE, BUY, SELL or DO IT ALL!!!  If you would like to help set up and sell, please contact Adam (themagicbox@earthlink.net) or Jonathan (jonathan.ripp@mountsinai.org)!


The Inclusiveness and Diversity Committee will be hosting a community screening of the movie American Promise, Wednesday, April 20th at 6:00pm

Please save the date and plan to join us.
More details to follow soon

If you would like to help plan the event, contact David Milch at dmilch79@gmail.com