• Recess Volunteers
  • MSC PTA Survey 2015
  • Summer Challenge 2015
  • Winners of the MSC County Fair Raffle
  • Thank you from WITS - Summer 2015 Letter
  • June 22nd: 8th Grade Graduation
  • Week of June 22nd: K-6 Progress Reports and 7th & 8th Report Cards go home
  • June 26th: Last day of school
Recess Volunteers

Given the recent report of children approached by a man in a black suv in front of PS87 families have suggested that we ask the community for volunteer help for recess time.  We have many staff members outside with the students, if you can spend sometime volunteering for recess in your child's class and would like to join them, please let your teacher know.

The PTA invites you to fill out our enrichment survey! Please let us know your thoughts about Friends of MSC funded programs. It will take less than 5 minutes. Thank you!

Click here for the survey

Dear Students, Families and Staff,

Last year’s Summer Challenge was to read as much as possible and to create a personal journal.  We all know that reading books of interests ignites our passion and journaling is an excellent way to express your thoughts and explore new ideas.
This Summer we are going to be Explorers as well as readers!
Ready?  Here is the challenge:
Challenge Part 1: EXPLORE 
We make sense of the things, places and people in our world by investigating, questioning, forming/testing and refining ideas, as well as playing and interacting with others.  Summer is a perfect time to explore. 
You can explore right in your home, your block, your city, or a neighborhood park.  Go for a walk and then make a collage from nature objects you find along the way.  Learn about your family and relatives and find out what it was like when they were young.  Practice and learn a new art form.  Investigate new foods, or an ethnic grocery store and make an interesting international meal.  Visit a museum you’ve never been to, or a fire station, a zoo, an aquarium.  Make maps.  Learn about stargazing… the choices are limitless.
Exploring is all about the open-ended, hands-on experience that comes from your own curiosity.  Find something you are interested in and enjoy!
Explorers also have journals, so keep one!  Remember that journals do not have to be written… you can keep a scrapbook, make a photo album, draw, create a comic book, a digital scrapbook.  It doesn’t even have to be a book, it can be a memory box, a collection of lists, a collage… Use your imagination!!
Students will bring their Exploration Journal on the first day of school and we will have a school-wide exhibit for everyone to view.
Challenge Part 2: READ 
Follow your interests and passions in reading as well.  Discover new books, challenge yourself.  Fiction.  Non-Fiction.  Comics, Newspaper, Magazines, so much more!  Read, read, and read!  Then read some more!!
  • Go to the library, go to the bookstore, search your home library, or a friend or relative’s library to find something great and interesting to read.
  • Use the links below if you need book ideas:
Winners of the MSC County Fair Raffle

The drawing for the County Fair Raffle Tickets was drawn this morning , June 23, 2015 by our own principal, Claire.
The results are as follows:
1st Prize - $575.00 - Winner - C.Jones - Ticket Number 3059
2nd Prize - $350.00 - Winner - Daisy Wright - Ticket Number 3796
3rd Prize. - $150.00 - Winner - Nziugha Pollok - Ticket Number 7263
Congratulations to our winners.  To claim your prize, please notify Andrea or Allison at .
Thank you from WITS - Summer 2015 Letter

Dear WITS Parent,

As we are closing in on our school year, I wanted to thank so many of you who have been with us from the very beginning.  You have watched us grow, given us invaluable advice and supported us along the way. From the early days of enhancing salad bars in three public schools, WITS has grown to now work with 60 NYC public schools serving 30,000 kids.  Each day as I visit schools, I continue to be inspired by your dedication to your students and unwavering support of health and wellness.  I thank you for your strength, patience and for giving us the opportunity to serve your kids and communities.
We are finishing the school year with WITS Greens Labs.  WITS Chefs have been teaching children how to make Balsamic, Honey Mustard, French, Lemon Honey Vinaigrettes and a Honey Yogurt Dip.  Here are a few highlights from our WITS Chefs about the dressings:
  • "The highlight was Sam, a picky pre-k boy who was literally shoving into his mouth greens dipped in balsamic vinaigrette.  He is such a picky eater that the teacher took a video to show his mom because she didn't think she'd believe her!"
  • "The kids enjoyed making dressings, some really liked it others thought it was still too tangy, but they enjoyed measuring, whisking, shaking and working in groups to prepare their own version."
On June 15th, we hosted our 3rd annual WITS/SchoolFood Year End Celebration Luncheon at PS 811M, to thank our SchoolFood partners and WITS staff for another successful year.  Many thanks to Chefs Ivan Beacco, Luis Jaramillo and Bill Telepan for a delicious lunch for our team and partners.  Please see photos here.
Finally, please see Chef Bill Telepan's recent blog post for Chefs Move to Schools, and feel free to share with your communities.

Together we can make a difference, and I wish you a wonderful summer.
All the best,
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.

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