MSC Monday Blast!

Today's Blast Includes

  • TOMORROW: Chat with Claire @ 6:00 pm in cafeteria
  • MSC School Tours
  • SLT (School Leadership Team) October Meeting Minutes, FAQs and Contact Information
  • For Grades 4-8 Storytelling for Social Change: Storytelling Troupe Application 2015
  • Message from Bake Sale Committee 
  • Reminder from MSC Students: Composting 
  • Franciscan Community Center After School Programs 2015-2016
  • November 5th PIE Meeting on Inclusive Instructional Practices

Important Updates This Week

  • October 27th: Chat with Claire @ 6:00 pm in cafeteria
  • November 3rd: Election Day, No school for students
  • November 4th: K-5 Evening Family Conferences
  • November 5th: K-5 Afternoon Conferences, K-5 students dismissed at 12:00.
  • November 6th: MSC half-day, students dismissed at 12:00.


  • MSC Kindergarten Admissions 2016-2017 Information: click here
  • MSC Middle School's Annual "Evening Open House"
    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 / 5-7 PM & MSC Middle School Annual "Day Time Walking Tour" Tuesday, November 24, 2015 / 8:30-10:00 AM
  • ID Update: We apologize for this inconvenience but our ID printing system is off line at this time. We hope to get it fixed and have your IDs printed as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience in the matter.

MSC School Tours

Calling all volunteers! Do you love MSC and love talking about it?  Tour leaders, assistants, greeters and Spanish-speaking parents who can interpret on an as-needed basis are desperately needed.

MSC will be offering tours to prospective families applying for admission. These tours will take place on Wednesday mornings between November 18 and December 23rd. If you are interested in volunteering for any of these dates, please come to a planning meeting on OCTOBER 28th, 8:45 A.M., at the 5th floor lobby or contact parent coordinator, Maxine Witherspoon at or Anoo Siddiqi @

SLT (School Leadership Team) October Meeting Minutes, FAQs and Contact Information:

The SLT October meeting minutes are available online. At the October meeting,  Claire introduced components of the Comprehensive Education Plan which required feedback from the SLT; parent and teacher reps were chosen to continue to review changes after the meeting.  A facilities report was presented on the auditorium sound system, the upcoming work on the roof, and the installation of the water fountains.   The PA provided updates on the Caring Community Initiative, and the upcoming Lice Clinic.  The SLT discussed planning for the Partnership Mixer and possible upcoming workshops, the list of which is still being finalized. 

Full meeting notes are available here: click here

FAQs about the SLT can be found here: click here

As a reminder, the Parent Representatives for each grade are the following:

Parent Rep K - 3rd Grade:  Kavita Singh Gilchrist

Parent Rep 4 - 6th Grade:  Susan Gargiulo

Parent Rep 7 - 8th Grade:  Manuela Zamora

Parent Rep - All Grades:  Marisol Morales-Roman 

Feel free to send comments, questions or concerns to

The Agenda for the November meeting will be distributed and posted shortly.  

For Grades 4-8: Storytelling for Social Change

The MSC Storytelling Troupe for 4th to 8th graders will begin Nov. 4. We will focus on diversity appreciation. While we have come along way in eliminating discrimination because of culture, religion, gender or physical abilities, there are still prejudices in our world. Stories can help deepen our awareness and appreciation of our differences and our commonalities. We will meet on Wednesdays at 8:30am. 


The bake sale committee would like to thank all of the MSC families for their generous and delicious donations. Between baked goods and MSC T-shirt and bottle sales, we raised about $1,000 for the school. Thanks to all the bakers and consumers!

Hi parents,

It's Charlie Wilhelm and Ben Samuels. We’re just reminding you to compost. Americans throw out 25% of the food they bring home. Composting will help stop wasting food and make fresher soil and less air pollution. An average American family of four ends up throwing away an average of $1,600 annually in food. Americans throw out the equivalent of 165 billion dollars in food each year so just tell your kids and friends. :)

That’s the right thing to do! :)
Composting rocks!!!!!

Franciscan Community Center After School Programs 2015-2016

Click here to view FCC After School Flyer


November 5th PIE Meeting on Inclusive Instructional Practices

Click here for PDF