Letter from Claire - March 14

Dear Families,

Thank you to all who joined us at Celebrate MSC.  It was wonderful for our school community to come together to honor our wonderful school. We celebrated our love of MSC, our dedication to progressive education, and our continued mission to enhance our learning environment.  We also had so much fun!!


The event was a great opportunity to spotlight some of the wonderful things we’ve accomplished together.  Highlights for me include: MSC Progressive Approach to Education curriculum workshop, student let family conferences, improved technology in the auditorium, first annual MSC Back To School Picnic, Middle School Fireside Chat, new water fountains, SLT mixer with our partnerships: Lincoln Center, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Roads to Success, Wellness in the Schools, Music at MSC, Sing and Learn, iZone 360/ iLearn, Urban Advantage, and NY Sunworks, “How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk” workshop,  Annual Relative and Special Friends Day, PTA Care’s Community 1st Annual Coat Drive, Broadway loves MSC, Our Second Annual Arts Festival, Science Fair, NY Sun Works Youth Conference and so much more!


I also want to give a huge shout-out to all the volunteers who worked tirelessly to pull off this incredible event.  It was amazing!!!  Your hard work is so appreciated.   


From the Classroom

Kristin’s 4th grade class held their American Revolution publishing celebration.  Students shared all they learned about the causes of the American Revolution. Students researched across a variety of sources and gathered notes to synthesize the information and shared their information books, which included: expository, narrative and essay writing.


I met with our grade delegates this week. This month’s theme is Adversity. We defined adversity as overcoming struggles, defeating stereotypes, and fighting for what you want. Some examples of how we combat adversity at MSC are our commitment to inclusiveness, student voice, equality and the fight against cyber bullying.


Dinko will be starting the NYC Fitnessgram in K-2 classrooms this week. It requires measurements of student’s height and weight, more information can be found on the DOEwebsite.http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/FitnessandHealth/NycFitnessgram/NYCFITNESSGRAM.htm


Other News

At the PTA Meeting on Tuesday, we discussed Celebrate MSC (ticket sales are doing great and volunteers have been working hard on the event), and our food drive.

Along with our PTA, we are partnering with the Westside Campaign Against Hunger. Classes are in the process of organizing visits the facility on 86th Street, which will be followed by a food drive at our school.  The next bake sale is 4/15/16.