Mill Falls News
February 24, 2017
Upcoming Events

February Vacation

Pizza Friday!

Read-In: Acadia & Yosemite

2017 Lottery Closes
at 5pm

Scholastic Book Fair

Grandparents & Special Friends Day

LetGo Your Mind

Early Release Day
11:15am Dismissal

Parent Teacher Conferences

NH Charter School Day

Please click here for our online Google calendar.


We gratefully acknowledge the ongoing contributions from the following corporate partners: 





 A Short but Productive Week!

Despite the upcoming February Break, students and staff were hard at work this week. There were lessons galore, reading groups a-plenty, t he Student Newspaper Team worked diligently to complete their articles for our first paper (stay tuned for that!), and of course we all enjoyed this unseasonably warm and sunny weather! We packed an awful lot into 4 days!

We also rolled out the  MFCS Annual Fundraising Calendar Raffle  this week. Students spent a bit of time creating a list of potential customers as they brainstormed names of friends, family and neighbors who would likely want to support our public Montessori School by purchasing 1 or more Raffle Calendars. Thanks in advance to all of our families for working together to help us reach (or maybe even exceed) the $10,000 set by Calendar Coordinator Liza Zonfrillo this year. And please again join me in thanking Lisa for all her hard work on this important fundraiser! (please see the box below for more details)

We are thrilled to share that our own Madison Harressey was selected as a finalist in NH Parenting Magazine's Cover Art Competition . Her picture and a brief bio will be in the March issue! Her winning piece is shown to the left.

Whether you are hopping on a plane to a far off place, or planning to enjoy a quiet staycation, we wish everyone a fun and relaxing February Break.

Can't wait to hear all the details when we are back together here at school on March 6th!
 Grandparents & Special Friends Day, March 13th!

Please help us spread the word about our
Grandparents & Special Friends Day 
on March 13th, 2017 from 9-11am

Thank you for sending along the following information to your children's Grandparents and/or Special Friends.

Please note due to space limitations,  we ask that you keep your guest list to a max of 2 visitors. To RSVP, send an email to office@millfalls.org or call 232-5176.

When:  March 13th from 9-11am
Where: Mill Falls Charter School, 100 William Loeb Drive, Manchester
What: A morning together to share our public Montessori program with some of our students favorite people - their Grandparents and Special Friends!

Can You Lend a Hand?
MFCS P arents/Guardians, we are looking for a few Parent Ambassadors to help welcome our Guests on March 13th, and also are requesting some donation items (coffee/tea and morning treats).
 2017 Calendar Raffle Fundraiser

This week we have kicked off our Annual Calendar Raffle. We spoke with the students about the Raffle and have sent home a packet of Raffle Calendars with each child. In that packet, you should find your child's index card which they used to build a list of potential customers!

There is power in numbers! 
We have 168 students,
so if everyone were to sell 10 calendars, 
we would exceed our $10,000 goal!

About the 2017 Fundraiser:
  • The 2017 Mill Falls Calendar Raffle features many different prizes from local businesses.
  • Calendars can be purchased from February 24th - March 24th for $10 each.
  • Calendars may be purchased on line, by cash or by check.
  • A winner will be chosen each day in the month of April.  
  • We hope you will encourage your buyers to buy more than one! It will increase their chances of winning! 
  • We have a special recognition prize for the student who sells the most calendars!
This important school fundraiser is a fun and engaging way to 
help raise money for our school, share wonderful raffle prizes with 
friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues and talk with people about 
our public Montessori school. 
 Scholastic Book Fair

During the week of March 13th-16th, we will host our Annual Spring Scholastic Book Fair

Here is the schedule of events:
Monday, March 13th:  Grandparents & Specials Friends Day 
Students may shop for books when accompanied by an adult.
Tuesday, March 14th: Preview Day 
Classrooms will explore the Book Fair and create their Wish Lists.
Wednesday, March 15th: Classroom Shopping Day
Classrooms will travel as a group to make their purchases.
Thursday, March 16th: Parent Teacher Conferences
Parents and students may shop at the Book Fair during our Spring Parent Teacher Conferences.

 Parent Teacher Conferences: March 16th

Our Spring Conference Day is scheduled for March 16th. 

That will also be an  Early Release Day.

Child Care for the Day: If you will need child care for the full day, please email Susanne to reserve your spot. 
Drop In Child Care During Your Conference:  If you will be bringing your child to School during your Conference, you may Drop In for $5 per child. 
Please note, all students in the building that day time will need to be in the Child Care Room.

Conference Sign Up: Our Teachers will send out the Sign Up Genius for siblings on Monday, March 6th; and
will send the link to the rest of the school on Wednesday, March 8th.

If you'd like to help out with the Teacher Meals, 

 Upcoming After School Programming

There are still  5  spots remaining in the Letgo Your Mind Program! 
Please contact Allison at the front desk for availability.

LetGo Your Mind 
is for students in grade 1-3, and will begin on Monday, March 13th. 

Please click here for the flyer that went home in backpacks.
 Lottery Information Sessions

Know anyone who is planning to enroll their child/children in our 2017 Lottery? 

Please be sure to remind them that there is only one 2017 Lottery Information Session remaining!

Saturday, March 4th at 10am

For information about the Information Sessions,  please click here.

The Lottery closes at 5pm on Friday, March 10th.  For information about the Lottery and the application,  please click here.

 Brain Busters!

February 24th Brain Busters:
Three friends have all been collecting shells. Bree has twice as many as Dylan. Ashley has one more then Bree. Dylan has 12 shells. List the three friends in order from who has the least shells to who has the most. How many does each person have?
Winner:  Ben, 3rd Year, Denali Room

John began reading at 10:00 am. At 2:20pm he stopped reading. How many minutes did John read?
Winner:  Addison, 6th Year, Olympic Room
 Winter Food Drive...for our New Food Pantry!

Each Winter, the MFCS Community
participates in a food drive.  This year, y our donations will directly support members of
our school community! We will be collecting donations for the rest of the school year.

Thank you!
Montessori in Motion
  Celebrating Mardi Gras a little early in Music Class! 
Lower Elementary Friends
learning about money.


Sign Language Club, led by Ms. Celia, signing "I Love You!".