Manhattan New School, P.S. 290, is a true community of learners as evidenced by our rigorous academics and the dynamic relationship between students, teachers, administrators, staff and families. The essence of our philosophy is to encourage a child’s natural curiosity, to develop a commitment to lifelong learning and to promote social responsibility as global citizens. This climate of academic dedication, respect and understanding contributes to the vibrant learning community that is our school. Classrooms are literate environments with an abundance of books that support the development and love of reading, writing, questioning and the sharing of ideas. The richness of our curriculum in social studies, science, the arts and technology, further opens doors into literacy and creates a foundation for a lifetime of critical thinking. MNS students learn mathematical concepts and number methods that enable them to become true problem solvers. They can speak clearly and descriptively as they reason quantitatively. Our students learn to think of themselves as readers, writers, mathematicians and researchers. We continue to welcome educators from near and far, to share our practice and help enrich our educational communities. The experience at MNS provides a foundation, preparing students to take their place as contributing citizens of the world.
This Week at MNS!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEK'S IMPORTANT EVENTS
KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THESE EVENTS THE WEEK OF JANUARY 23rd
► AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES PROGRAM. The last day of the fall semester of the PTA’s After School Activities Program is Friday, January 27. The spring session runs from Monday, January 30 to Friday, June 23. Registration for the spring semester is open now online here. For more information, please contact program coordinator Felicia Weisberg at email@example.com or visit the ASAP section of the MNS website.
► THIRD GRADE MOVIE NIGHT. All third graders are welcome to attend a PTA-sponsored movie screening (movie TBA) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27. Cost is $15 per child. If you are interested in chaperoning, please contact PTA delegates Hara Fischbein, Sara Azarm and Heather Greenberg or your child’s class parent. Thank you to Hara, Sara and Heather for organizing!
We are thrilled to announce that PS 290 has been selected to receive a 2016 Blackboard Award as part of this year’s celebration of schools of excellence in NYC. The school will be cited and celebrated as an Outstanding School.
To quote the announcement sent to Doreen: "We received a number of wonderful nominations from your parents this year. And with some of the new and interesting changes at the school in recent years, this seemed like the right time to celebrate everything that’s been achieved. From what I've read and heard about your school, it's an honor to be honoring the work of you and your colleagues -- and really the whole 290 community."
A special thank you to Doreen and Amy for their leadership, which ultimately has made this recognition possible.
Congratulations to Doreen and the entire MNS community!
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No need to add every half day, holiday or PTA event to your calendar one at a time! Just subscribe to the MNS calendar. For Google Calendar visit http://www.ps290.org/school_and_pta_events. For iCal, add a new calendar and use this url: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/calendar%40mnspta.org/public/basic.ics. This link will also work for Outlook (just have Outlook open when you click the link.)