Today's Blast Includes:
  • Broadway Loves MSC
  • Inclusiveness & Diversity Committee (IDC) Meeting -  Tomorrow at 8:45am, Auditorium
  • Celebrate MSC Benefit Auction
  • Lost & Found
  • Don't miss the 9th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival
  • Letter from 1st Grade Team
  • Dear MSC Community and MSC Community Cares 
  • Get Your Tickets Now for NY Int'l Children's Film Festival 2017!
  • MSC Movie Night
  • MSC Parent Band Seeking Musical Parents
  • 4th Grade Greenhouse Project - Recycled Water Bottles
  • Save the Date- Celebrate MSC Annual Benefit Auction 3/18/17
SLT Update: Kiki Herold is our new all grade representative for the SLT!
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Pizza Dinner at 4:30
Stars from Broadway shows will light up the MSC stage with dancing and singing. Enjoy a great night of musical entertainment and raise money for our school.
To purchase tickets, please click on the following link:

We are also seeking volunteers to make baked goods for the event. If you can commit to baking a delicious treat, please contact Runa at
Inclusiveness & Diversity Committee (IDC) Meeting -
  This Friday 1/27 at 8:45am

Join us this Friday as the IDC continues the discussion about ways parents can be involved in community building, outreach and strengthening MSC's inclusiveness and diversity.  This Friday, Jan 27 at 8:45am in the Auditorium.  All are welcome. 
Celebrate MSC Benefit Auction
MSC encourages all families to try to solicit at least two items to be included in the Auction – this can range  from unique experiences like sports and theater tickets, to kids’ classes, camps and birthday parties, to gift certificates from local restaurants, stores, salons, etc. Think about friends/family/connections you have who may be willing to donate to our wonderful school (and keep in mind that all donations are tax deductible).  Please find donation forms at
Dear families,

If families looked through the lost and found this morning and saw that it was empty, we still have the items in our building. The items will not be donated until Monday. Please understand that there were just too many items and we have to remove them from the main office. If you would like to search through the lost and found bag, please see Loraine in the main office. 

Thank you so much! 
Don't miss the 9th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival, March 2-8! ReelAbilities is the largest disabilities film festival in the country, presenting films on the topic of physical, developmental, and psychological disabilities. Award-winning films from around the world screen at JCC Manhattan and in over 30 locations across NY. The festival promotes awareness of the lives of people with disabilities through art and conversation. 

SPECIAL OFFER: Tickets go on sale Feb. 2. Enter code MANHATTAN for $4 discount on all general screenings at JCC Manhattan. Visit for full lineup.

Dear MSC Families,

Hi!  Our first grade students can't seem to get enough of the Elephant and Piggie characters that they've been meeting in books by Mo Willems. If you have any of these books tucked away that you are no longer using, and you would like to donate them to some very appreciative first graders, please bring them by Laurel's classroom, Room 412.

Thanks so much!


Gerri, Rachel, Lindsey, Erica and Laurel

Dear MSC Community and MSC Community Cares,
One again, thank you for your participation and generous response during the Syrian Refugee Supply Drive. Something as simple as a bar of soap, diapers or toothpaste may seem so minor but collectively it has made such an impact in helping to supply the pantry to the WAFA House, which serves new arrivals directly.

The second grassroots organization that I am involved with is One World, One Love. This is the group who houses and supplies the needs of new arrivals. Thank You for all the household items and clothing. In addition to all your acts of kindness, the MSC Caring Community sponsored a card-making event in which children created small gift packages with personalized cards. In Claire Wasserman’s words:

We had a nice turnout for our card making event. We created some small gift packages with personalized cards. We also discussed the country of Syria and the refugee experience in a tangible and family friendly way. We shared ideas of how to be thoughtful to newcomers. We hope this awareness continues to grow in our community.”

Sally, the group founder of One World, One Love will make sure that the children who are arriving will receive a personalized card and gift made by the children.
Lastly, thank you for your open hearts.
In Peace,
Madelene Geswaldo
Get Your Tickets Now for NY Int'l Children's Film Festival 2017!

Dear Parents,  

It's time! NY Int'l Children's Film Festival 2017 is just around the corner (February 24 - March 19th) and will be showcasing the best new films for ages 3-18. The Festival is packed full of fantastic film programs for your family and, even better, our school earns $3 back for every ticket you purchase!

Celebrate the best new international films with the Festival's wildly-popular short film programs, several of which include Academy-award nominees, in addition to special events including Opening Night films Revolting Rhymes and My Life as a Zucchini (Academy-award nominee), a unique program of Birthday Shorts that celebrate the Festival's 20th anniversary, and Closing Weekend film Ancien and the Magic Tablet - alongside many other terrific feature film selections.

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

Movie night is just around the corner Friday night March 10th. This year we are asking to hear from the kids. In your kids mailboxes you will find a flier that doubles as a ballot. All they need to do to vote is circle the movie on that flier and put it in one of the many Manila envelope taped near the classroom. There is one near every classroom.  The movie with the most votes is the movie we will show. We want these votes in by Febraury 3.

Thanks and see you on movie night.
MSC Parent Band Seeking Musical Parents
We're getting an MSC Parent Band together to perform at the MSC Auction on March 18th, 2017.  The idea is to bring a group of musically inclined parents together to have fun, make new friends, and help make the auction even more memorable.  If you are interested in jamming or helping to produce, organize, or setup, please contact Tony Cheng:
Dear families,

The fourth grade will be starting a project soon that requires water bottles. Poland spring 1 liter and 1.5 are the best, but we will accept any brand, any size.
We know that disposable water bottles go against everything we promote, but if you have any at home, or if you see any in your recycling area, please bring them to the greenhouse. I'll be collecting until after Feb break. 

Thank you in advance,
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Friendly Reminders

Keep Our School Clean: Please be mindful that all is clean at the end of the day. Ensure that cubbies and tables and hallways are clear and empty. We need your help! Together we can keep our school decluttered and beautiful.

Lost & Found: Please be advised that every 15 days, we must clear the items in the lost and 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 and found box at the lobby near the nurse's office.

Photo ID Card: For safety reasons, to enter the building, all parents, guardians, or anyone that may be picking up your child are required to have a school issued ID card. To receive your ID card, please email with the following information: your name, your photo, your child's name, class or teacher's name. Your ID will be ready for pickup from your teacher within a week of your submitted request. 

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