MSC Tuesday Blast!

Blast Includes:
  • School Leadership Team: September notes and Oct 1 meeting
  • Thanks to all who donated!!

School Leadership Team:
September Notes and Oct 1 Meeting

The School Leadership Team (SLT), comprised of teachers, parents and administration, is excited to kick off the 2014-2015 school year. The September SLT meeting covered:

  • Responsive Classrooms as a school-wide focus for teachers, staff and parents to unify the school around MSC’s progressive model of education.  Teachers will join the Oct 14th Parent Association (PA) meeting at 5:30pm to extend the conversation to what parents need to know and do at home!
  • Raised and discussed concerns identified by teachers and parents, including elevator use and congestion in the hallways.    
  • Discussed changes to Intervention services (formerly known as “Extended Day”) and Professional development based on the new city-wide UFT teacher contract
  • Planned for 2014-15 SLT Workshop series, starting with a Parent Partnership Mixer to get to know all the many enrichment providers who work with the children all year long (October 23rd at 6:00pm; stay tuned for details)

Full meeting minutes are available online:

View SLT Minutes September 2014: click here

Next meeting: Wednesday, Oct 1st at 3:15pm in Room 519.  
Topics include: MSC’s budget and priorities,
SLT goals, differentiating between SLT and Parents Association (PA) and how best to guide people on where to take their questions/concerns/ideas, and followup from Chat with Claire topics, such as differentiated learning in math.   All are welcome!

Frequently asked questions:

What is the SLT?  The School Leadership Team (SLT) is comprised of 11 members of the SLT community. In addition to the Principal (Claire), 10 are elected teachers and parents.  SLTs are a required part of each school’s structure and are required to review and approve each school’s Comprehensive Education Plan.  The SLT is a consensus-based model and meets monthly.   SLT elections are held each spring to coincide with Parent Association (PA) elections.

Can I join the meetings?  All meetings are open to any member of the MSC community. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 3:15pm in the Science Room (unless otherwise noted).  Only elected SLT members can vote on SLT issues, but all members of the community – parents, teachers, staff- are welcome to join meetings. 

How can I learn more? To learn more about the SLT structure across NYC, visit      To read past minutes or get contact information for SLT members,  Future meetings will be broadcast via school email blasts and on the SLT bulletin board in the lobby.


Clothing/shoe drive was a huge success!

Thanks so much to the many MSC families who schlepped clothes and shoes to school last week.

Together we stuffed a van to the rafters! The donations have gone to Mothers on the Move, which in turn is locating and supporting the large numbers of kids who have been shipped from immigrant detention to the Bronx. It's really appreciated.