Upcoming Events


General PA Meeting

Tuesday, Sept 21 • 7:00 PM


CEC D3 Meeting

Wednesday, Sept 22 • 6:30 PM


Curriculum Night

Thursday, Sept 23 • 6:00 PM


IDC Committee Meeting

Thursday, Sept 30 • 5:30 PM



2020-2021

PA Contact

Information 

Barrett Schlotthauer &

Rachel Connors Phillippe

Co-Presidents

copres@friendsofmsc.org


Nadia Murray Goodman & Rahsaan Harris 

Co-Vice Presidents

covpres@friendsofmsc.org


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Danielle Alden

Co-Secretaries

cosecretary@friendsofmsc.org


Margo Beth Fleming &

Adams Pinckney

Co-Treasurers

cotreasurer@friendsofmsc.org

Join Us! General PA Meeting TONIGHT

Tuesday, September 21 • 7:00PM • via Zoom

Join the Meeting HERE!

Meeting ID: 865 8334 3267

Passcode: 376163

We Need You! Open PA & SLT Positions

Officers of FOMSC are responsible for the PA  budget, events and activities that enrich the programs and community at MSC.

We support P.S. 333 Manhattan School for Children by raising funds, hosting parent workshops and meetings, organizing social events for families, and helping parents connect through updates and volunteer opportunities.

We are currently looking for volunteers to fill the following positions:

FOMSC Co-Secretary

The FOMSC Co-Secretary, manages communication between the PA and the school community. An interest in web and graphic design is a plus.

Click Here for More Information About the FOMSC Parent Association

School Leadership Team (SLT)

The School Leadership Team (SLT) develops educational policies for their school and make sure there are resources to support those policies.

Click Here for More Information About the School Leadership Team (SLT)

If you are interested in one of these roles, please email Rachel & Barrett at copres@friendsofmsc.org.

Calling All Class Parents!

We are looking for more volunteers to serve as class parents.  If you are interested, please contact our Class Parent Coordinators, Wendy and Linda.

MSC Family Giving: Set It and Forget It

Dear Friends of MSC,

Is Family Giving on your (long) to-do list? We want to make it super easy for you to enrich our kids’ experience at MSC.

So, here are two steps that you can take now to do your part effortlessly going forward:

  1. If you shop on Amazon, make all of your purchases via smile.amazon.com. It’s the exact same service, and when you setFriends of the Manhattan School for Children, Inc. as your preferred charitable organization, the PA receives .05% of your eligible purchases. That might not sound like much, but it adds up fast.

  2. Consider a monthly gift to MSC instead of making a one-time contribution. Recurring monthly payments in any increment of your choice lowers the cost that your family pays at any given time, while enabling the Parents Association to plan for incoming funds. Just click here to set yourself up for the year.

Have a Question about Health & Safety?

Email Us

In an effort to make sure your concerns about COVID safety and protocols are heard and questions answered, we have created a dedicated line of communication. Please send your questions and concerns to: safety@friendsofmsc.org

Virtual Curriculum Night

Thursday, September 23 • 6:00-7:00 PM 

Teachers will be creating a meeting link and sharing it with families soon.

Join Us! MSC Inclusiveness and Diversity Committee meeting

Thursday, September 30 • 5:30PM • via Zoom

Dear MSC families,

Please join us for this school year’s first MSC Inclusiveness and Diversity Committee meeting on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.

As we are actively seeking new participants, this meeting will specifically focus on introducing the history and mission of the committee, and the opportunities for future projects. We hope to see many faces there, both familiar and new.

Join the Meeting Here

Or, go to https://nyit.zoom.us/join 

Meeting ID: 939 6428 6177 Password: diversity.

MSC Inclusiveness and Diversity Committee Mission and Work

September 2021 


Our Mission

The MSC Inclusiveness and Diversity Committee (IDC) is dedicated to creating a shared school community of families and educators that embraces and reflects the diversity of our District and our City.  Creating such a community takes intentional and collaborative work; our mission is to raise the collective awareness and cultural competencies of members of the community. We are committed to making MSC a school where all voices are heard, valued, and respected towards shaping an inclusive and welcoming community. 

 Our Work

Inclusive Culture: We seek to include all voices in co-creating school culture and activities.  We support pathways for those who experience barriers to community participation.  Examples of these pathways include facilitating language accessibility, intentionally balancing opportunities for community building and fundraising, and making volunteer opportunities more accessible to a wider pool of parents.  

Outreach:  We conduct expanded outreach to families within MSC and also to pre-K programs from under-represented populations to increase diversity -– race, class, language, family structure, disabilities, and more.  

Community Building: We use events and other activities to support community building within MSC.  These are designed to increase the cultural competency of staff and families and welcome families of all backgrounds to participate. These events demonstrate that our community is enhanced and enriched by a wide spectrum of values, backgrounds, and experiences.

Facilitate Connections and Communication:    We are committed to creating a safe space for people to engage in difficult conversations.  We facilitate pathways for those who experience barriers to responsiveness within the school structure.  These pathways include resource coordination and advocacy.

Partnering with the Administration: We endeavor to help the MSC administration to be a leading community voice in response to local and global issues that are culturally or socially impactful to members of our community.  We recognize this involves pushing beyond systemic boundaries and we exist to partner with the administration in finding necessary resources to support this work.

Who We Are

We are parents, teachers, and administrators who are committed to MSC.  We welcome participation from all of MSC’s community.  Please contact msc333.diversity@gmail.com to learn more.


This is a safe place to bring your related questions, concerns, frustrations, disappointments, hopes, dreams, inspiration, and enthusiasm; together leveraging it all to create a better school community and learning experience for everyone’s advancement.

Best wishes,

The IDC

The IDC meeting schedule:

9/30    5:30 p.m.

10/14  9:30 a.m.

11/11  5:30 p.m. 

12/9   9:30 a.m.

1/13   5:30 p.m.

2/10   9:30 a.m.

3/10   5:30 p.m. 

4/14   9:30 a.m.

5/12   5:30 p.m.

6/9     5:30 p.m.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Click here to check out some of our favorite submissions.

Need School Supplies?

Email Malaka

We are excited to share that there are some new options for afterschool activities at MSC this year

CLICK HERE for more information on Mohrs Explorers, Roads to Success, Togetherhood, Creative Stage, Hex & Co, and Art with Bernard.

Togetherhood at MSC

We have partnered with Togetherhood to augment our afterschool programming this fall. Togetherhood enrichment providers will pick up students at dismissal, oversee their snack and conduct classes on the MSC campus. All classes run from 2:45pm - 5:15pm.

There is still some space in the following classes (please click on the class name to register):

We hope to see you there!

STEM Inquiry: Hands-on Virtual Science Series

Want to spark your child’s curiosity?

STEM Inquiry: Hands-on Virtual Science Series

(For ages 4 - 11) 


Community Education Council District 3 Meeting

Register Here

Inside Schools Focus Group Opportunity

The Education Trust–New York is partnering with InsideSchools to incorporate important data on three critical equity issues into InsideSchools’ NYC public school evaluation platform:

  • Access to advanced courses

  • FAFSA completion rates

  • Data that shows college enrollment and college completion rates.

It is important that parents and students have an opportunity to weigh in on the design of the tool. We are hoping that you can help recruit parents and students who represent the broad diversity of New York City for upcoming focus groups.  Our goal is to engage approximately 70 parents and 20 students to participate in one of several 90-minute, Zoom-based focus groups during the weeks of September 20th and October 4th. Each participant will receive a $50 gift card for their time. 

Click Here to Fill Out the Survey

Celebrate Homecoming on Parent University

Did you knowyou can now access Parent University in the newNYC Schools Account (NYCSA) Portal.Parent University offers training, coaching, and other resources for families to help you advocate for the educational success of your children. Take courses and even gain certificates of completion.

Need help? Visit YouTube for user tutorials. Download this flyer for instructions on how to enable captions in multiple languages.

New NYC Schools Account (NYCSA)

Families can now access the new NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) portal, which consolidates several important parent-facing applications in one place. In addition to seeing information for MyStudent, such as grades, attendance, and transportation, families will also be able to access Parent University and the Bullying Reporting online form. 

Parents can reset the passwords to their student’s DOE email accounts through the Manage Account page; please note the change in URL from http://mystudent.nyc to http://schoolsaccount.nyc. Families who currently have a NYCSA account will automatically have access to new features in the portal.

Please contact Malaka if you need assistance.

GetFoodNYC: Free Food Locations

Get a map of food resources across the city: Free food pantries, grocery stores and farmer's markets locations, grab & go meals at NYC Schools, available for all children or adults in need.

NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program

The Mayor and Chancellor announced  a citywide expansion of the community-drivenNYC Kids RISE Save for College Program. This public-private-community partnership provides families, schools, and communities access to a universal scholarship and savings platform, regardless of a family’s income or immigration status. Starting this year, every kindergartener enrolled in a New York City public school will have access to an NYC Scholarship Account, with $100 invested toward their future education and up to $200 in rewards.

Click Here for More Information

 

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