MSC Monday Blast!

Today's Blast Includes

  • Tomorrow, March 8: PTA Meeting @ 8:45AM / Auditorium
  • Parent Surveys!
  • Children's Movie Festival!
  • Free MS office for all students!
  • Join the MSC Track Team for Grades 5-8!
  • Inclusivity and Diversity Meeting: Thursday, March 10th at 8:45 am in the main office on the 5th floor.
  • Register Now for Girls on the Run at MSC!
  • Free STEM camp for middle school girls at the Intrepid Museum

Grades 6-8 Spring Family Conferences 2016

Tomorrow, March 8
PTA Meeting @ 8:45AM / Auditorium

It's Almost Survey Time!

New York City families have great ideas about how to make our schools better. Your chance is coming to share yours!  

We will be distributing the Parent Surveys as soon as we receive them.  Please look out for the bright green envelope, which will contain the survey with instructions.

If you have any questions, email Maxine at

Children's Movie Festival

Dear Parents, 

There are still three weekends left for NY Int'l Children's Film Festival 2016 and tickets are moving quickly! In addition to premiering the best new films for ages 3-18, this year's Festival will include exciting special events, filmmaker Q&As, and audience voting. For every ticket purchased, $3 is donated back to our PTA! 
This weekend at the Festival will feature premieres of Phantom Boy (in French with subtitles), a caper set right here in NYC, Adama (in French with subtitles), where a young boy travels from Africa to the battlefields of WWI in search of his brother, and Little Door Gods (in Mandarin with subtitles), a wild adventure story where the spirit world and human world collide.

Plus - don't miss out on the Festival's wildly popular Short Film Programs! With six separate programs featuring inspiring, unique, diverse, and thought-provoking films for all ages, these are definitely not to be missed!

To buy tickets and raise money for our school simply
Go to
Select our school from the “Select My School” Menu (IMPORTANT!!!!)
Purchase tickets
Voila!  Our PA earns $3 of each ticket you purchase!


Dear New Yorker,

What an exciting moment!

Today, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and I announced an innovative collaboration with Microsoft Corp. to provide New York City students and families with FREE access to Microsoft software. Starting today, students and their families can download Microsoft’s Office 365 Education software AT ABSOLUTEY NO COST by visiting  (For details on the exact number of downloads and devices that this offer is good for, click here.)  

Learning doesn’t stop at the end of the school day. Supplying children with this indispensable tool will help ensure the success of all our students as they prepare for college and the workforce. My thanks to Microsoft and the NYC Department of Education for partnering with the New York City Council to help make this exciting initiative a reality.


Melissa Mark-Viverito

NYC Council

Join the MSC Track Team for Grades 5-8:
Brief Informational Meeting Wednesday, March 9th
 3-3:15 in Room 420
Come learn all about the MSC track team at our informational meeting this Wednesday from 3-3:15 in Room 420. Practices will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays and include team talks, warm-ups, reservoir runs, relays, strength and conditioning exercises, and speciality groups (jumps, throws, handoffs, long distance). We will also compete in at least one meet this season. 
Who: 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders
When: A brief informational meeting will be held after school this Wednesday, March 9th from 3-3:15. Please come!  
Where: Room 420
*At the meeting you will receive a track form. Please return forms ASAP.
*Our first practice will be held on Wednesday, March 16th from 3:15-4:45.   
Hope to see you there!

IDC Meeting
Please join us for our next Inclusivity and Diversity Meeting.  All are welcome.
Thursday, March 10th at 8:45 am in the main office on the 5th floor.
Agenda items?  Send to Rachel Landsberg at

Register Now for Girls on the Run at MSC!

Dear Parents,

Registration for the Spring Season of Girls on the Run is currently open, with the first practice beginning next Wednesday, March 9th. We hope that your daughter can join us again as we celebrate 10 years and our biggest season yet! 

Please note that Girls on the Run International requires a minimum of 8 girls per team and currently the team has 4 girls enrolled.  Help us make sure the program still takes place this Spring at MSC!  Register now at

I am also including MSC teacher and Girls on the Run Coach, Laurel Hutchinson, who can provide more details on the program. Also, if you are a parent and interested in coaching this season, feel free to reach out to me directly! 

Spring Season Details for Girls on the Run 

  • Our Spring 2016 season will begin the week of March 7th and run through the last week of May. 
  • The 5k date is Sunday, June 5th at Roosevelt Island. 
  • Teams meet twice a week for 12 weeks; Wed/Thurs 3:15-4:45pm
  • Girls must be able to commit to both practice days.
  • Team size ranges from 8-15 girls.
  • Registration Fee: $275.

Many thanks,
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lindsay zickler |program manager

girls on the run new york city 

learn. dream. live. run.

*please note our NEW ADDRESS: 81 Prospect St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

phone 212.401.6377 | email 

Free STEM camp for middle school girls at the Intrepid Museum

Free STEM camp for middle school girls at the Intrepid Museum: The Intrepid Museum invites middle school girls to apply for its free academic science program this summer with workshops in science, technology, engineering and math. For more information, see the website »