MSC Tuesday Blast!

  • 7th Grade High School Meeting: Tomorrow, May 13 @ 5:30 in room 519
  • Elections Results
  • 2015 MSC Uptown County Fair
  • Bake for Nepal Relief
  • Wellness Week: Terracycling
  • Wellness Week: May 11 - May 15
  • Walk and roll to school
  • Spring Musical Info: Legally Blonde Jr.
  • May 11th- May 15th: Wellness Week
  • May 13th: K-5 Family Conferences for students of concern from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • May 13th: 7th Grade High School Meeting @ 5:30 in room 519
  • May 15th: Family Fitness Night
  • May 15th & 16th: Evening Performance of 7th/8th grade musical  
  • May 19th: Chat with Claire @ 8:45 am in cafeteria
  • May 20th: SLT @ 3:15 in 519
  • May 28th: Science Fair
  • May 29th: IDC @ 8:45
7th Grade: High School Meeting
Tomorrow, May 13th @ 5:30 in room 519
Elections Results
The MSC Nomination and Election Committee held the PTA and SLT elections for the 2015-2016 school year on May 13, 2013.  The election results are as follows:
Elected PTA Officers
Lisa Giella-Putignano & Brad Rothschild – Co-Presidents
Elise Berkman & Allison Holden–Co- Vice Presidents
Maura Duffy – Secretary
Cynthia Howells-Munasinghe -Treasurer
SLT Members
Kavita Singh – Parent Representing Grades K-3
Susan Gargiulo – Parent Representing Grades 4-6
Manuela Zamora – Parent Representing Grades 7-8
Marisol Morales – Parent Representing All Grades
The MSC Nomination and Election Committee would like to thank all the candidates.  Please continue to support MSC and volunteer.  It is because of parents/guardians like you that MSC is such a wonderful community. 
We would also like to thank all the MSC parents who came to vote and for those who helped to run a smooth process.  We could not have done it without your help.  Again thank you!
Signed/- MSC 2015-16 Nomination & Election Committee
Carolyn Clark-Gonzalez
Michelle Muñoz
Jaclyn Okin Barney
Tony Cheng
Basia Blonska
2015 MSC Uptown County Fair
The MSC Uptown County Fair will take place on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 11 am
 - 5:30 pm. This is a community building event and we're hoping each family participates by either helping set up or clean up, or working a shift during the day of the fair. Please click on the link below and sign up! We're looking forward to seeing you there! 
Separately, the Fair Committee is also looking for a volunteer (or two) to be in charge of the carnival games this year.  Patricia DeCrescenzo has led the effort for the past few years and has done an amazing job -- but unfortunately cannot continue this year.  Please email Jennifer Achilles at if you are interested.
All Families -- Please sign up to volunteer for the 2015 MSC Uptown County Fair! 

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: 
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! 

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Jennifer Achilles at and she can sign you up manually.
Bake for Nepal Relief
It's the Last Bakesale of the School Year and we need to make it really count more than ever. Let's get the MSC community together and have our children join in and create greater social awareness through our efforts. We did it for Sandy, Haiti and Japan, now let's do it for our friends in Nepal.
It's a time for us to reflect on how fortunate we all are. We are researching several different grass roots organizations to donate all or a portion of monies raised. Should anyone have ideas or contacts, please email
Thank you and get those eggs cracked and chocolate chips in the batter!
We can't bake everything ourselves. Please help!
You know the drill....Cookies, Brownies, Cakes, Cupcakes, Muffins, Fruit Bars,  your family specialty and MORE......Fresh Fruit Parfaits, Dried Fruits, Brown Bag Popcorn, Juice Boxes, Bottled Water, Pumpkin and/or Sunflower Seeds & Savory items.

No donuts please!!

Delicious Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Vegan items are always great additions and very much appreciated by members of our community who require specific dietary needs.
We will take your monetary and/or baked donations.

WHEN: Friday, May 15, 2:30 pm until we sell out....
WHERE: OUTSIDE MSC... Weather Permitting or In Lobby
BAKE, BUY, SELL or do it ALL!!!
Thank you and Happy Baking!
Your MSC Bake Sale Team,
Sloane Harris (
Lauren Gale Napach (
All items can be left outside the administrative office on the 5th floor beginning Thursday, May 14 th at drop off. There will be mobile carts. We can take donations even when arriving to school to pick up your child during the sale.
If you bring an item that needs utensils, please include them in your donation, and please try and minimize the amount of plastic baggies used in packaging your items. If you can package items individually, that would be great. Otherwise we will take care of this at school.
(Please mark all containers with your name, floor, and room number and we will make every effort to return these to you.
Wellness Week: Terracycling
As part of Wellness Week celebration The Terracycle Team will be collecting E-waste products as part of the Terracycle program.
The following items are accepted:
  1. Standard cell phones, smart phones, and iPhones
  2. Digital cameras, camcorders, and graphing calculators
  3. Select toner cartridges and inkjet cartridges
  4. iPod devices
  5. Laptops, notebooks, netbooks, e-readers, tablets and iPads
Please note that house/portable phones, phone chargers, ink tanks, or loose batteries are NOT accepted through this program.

Don't forget to keep on bringing in your Terracycle products to our collection bins on the 3rd Floor in the greenhouse hallway.

questions or comments email us at

Many thanks,
Terracycle Team
Wellness Week: May 11 - May 15
Wellness week is May 11th – 15th and we have lots of exciting events and happenings at MSC!
  •  Greens Labs: Grades 2-8 will be making salad dressings and a yogurt dip all week to celebrate the spring greens!  Let Sara know if you’d like to volunteer with the labs:
  • Family Fitness Fun Night – Come join us on Friday May 29th from 5:30 – 7:30 for fun activities for the whole family and a free healthy delicious dinner from Chop’t!  
  • Walk and wheel to school - We are recommending families use their own energy to get to school this week.  On Friday we're inviting families to join our 2 "walking buses" meeting at 2 different points uptown: NE corner of Amsterdam and 110th @ 8 am and Central Park West and 110th @ 7:45 am.  Walk to school with friends on Friday!
  • Terracycling & E-Waste drive – Bring your empty beauty products and e-waste to the terracycling bins in the greenhouse hallway.
  • Play day w/ New Amsterdam Fencing Academy during recess Weds May 13th 9:30 - 11
  • Composting volunteers in the cafeteria – We will have parents help with composting and recycling this week.  Please let me know if you’d like to volunteer!
  • Yoga in the classroom for grades 1 & 2 during the week
  • Fitness breaks in the classroom with coach Jose
Walk and roll to school
For Wellness Week we recommend to walk and roll to school during this week.  On Friday we're inviting families to join our 2 "walking buses" meeting at 2 different points uptown: NE corner of Amsterdam and 110th @ 8 am (with Diane) and SE corner of Central Park West and 110th @ 7:45 am (with Shakira).  Please note that students still need to have a chaperone
Help us fill the audience!
Dear MSC family,
The 7th and 8th graders have been rehearsing for the spring musical since February!  They have been focused and dedicated and want to invite the MSC community to come see and celebrate all their hard work!
The evening performances are on May 15th and 16th at 6:30pm in the MSC auditorium.   Your child will see the show during the school day, however, we want to encourage families of MSC to come out and support this school wide event.  Soooo....
Mark your calendars and let’s fill the seats in support of our 7th and 8th graders!  
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.

Please email 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 
│ 212.222.1450