MSC Friday Blast!

  • MSC Science Fair News
  • MSC Special Events: Family Art Workshop
  • Storytelling Events: Links To Download Application & Three Short Stories
  • Wellness Week: May 11 - May 15
  • Walk and roll to school
  • MSC PTA and SLT elections: Candidate Names Notice 2015 
  • Spring Musical Info: Legally Blonde Jr.
  • May 13th: K-5 Family Conferences for students of concern from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • 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
MSC Science Fair News
MSC Science Fair News:
  1. Volunteers Needed
  2. Science Fair boards are available
  3. Multi-cuisine food at MSC Science Fair (evening session)
1) Volunteers needed for the MSC Science Fair on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Help us make the MSC Science Fair a success!  Choose a slot during the daytime session for students and teachers or the evening session for families, whatever fits your schedule best!
We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online Sign-up and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming Sign-ups.  Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
a) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot:
b) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
c) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.  Having difficulty: email
2)  Science Fair Boards are in.  They are available on a first-come-first-served basis for $4 with Tatiana Hoover in 517.  Limited quantities, so go get your board.
3) Multi-cuisine food at Science Fair - This year there is a special addition… Parents in the school are donating food that is special to their culture. We have an exciting multi-cuisine food offering for the evening session of the Science Fair starting at 5:00 pm. American, Bolivian, Chinese, Colombian, Indian, Israeli, Italian, Mexican, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Southern Comfort, Turkish…  Email if you think you would like to know more or would like to contribute something.  It is a great way to celebrate the rich diversity in our school through different foods.
MSC Special Events: Family Art Workshop
There are still a few more spots in this weekend's fabric and paper dying workshop! 

Discover the colorful world of Itajime Shibori—the Japanese art of paper & fabric dyeing. MSC parent and educator Gina Gold leads parents and kids on a magical journey of folding, clamping, and dyeing paper & fabric. Create beautiful designs while learning about the concepts of diffusion and color mixing. You will leave the workshop with ideas on how to use Itajime Shibori to create books, cards, lamps, and other items.
Saturday, May 91 – 3 pm. MSC Art Room. Limit: 15
To sign up for these or other events, click here
Email Elise at with any questions!
Storytelling Events: Links To Download Application & Three Short Stories
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
MSC PTA and SLT elections: Candidate Names Notice 2015
The MSC PTA and SLT elections are here.  Come vote on Tuesday, 12th May 2015 in the MSC Auditorium at 8:45 am.  The list of candidates are:
PTA Candidates SLT Candidates
 President /Co-Presidents
No Nominations Received
Parent Representing Grades K-3
Kavita Singh
Alison Roque
Vice President
Elise Berkman
Parent Representing Grades 4-6
Alison Roque
Susan Gargiulo
Maura Duffy
Parent Representing Grades 7-8
Manuela Zamora
Cynthia Howell
Parent Representing Any Grade
Kavita Singh
Marisol Morales
Bio’s of all the candidates will be sent by back-pack and posted on the PTA Bulletin Board tomorrow, May 8.  The candidates will have an opportunity to speak at the PTA election meeting on Tuesday.
Signed/- MSC 2015-2016 Election Nomination Committee: 
Carolyn Clark-Gonzalez
Michelle Muñoz
Jaclyn Okin Barney
Tony Cheng
Basia Blonska
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