Mill Falls News
March 24, 2017
Upcoming Events
LetGo Your Mind

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run

Pizza Friday!

LetGo Your Mind

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run

Pizza Friday!

Read-in: Glacier, Everglades & Zion

Family Game Night

Please click here for our online Google calendar.


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





 Spirited Week!

SO many smiles this week as we displayed our Mill Falls Spirit! Thanks to all for helping to make the week so much fun! There were multiples, time travelers (forward AND backward), sports fans, career planners and SO many Ms. Laurens today when students dressed as teachers, and teachers as students (see below). Side note...It was also great to have 5 school days in a row with no weather events! 

PLEASE NOTE...This weekend is the FINAL PUSH for the  MFCS Annual Fundraising Calenda r Raffle. Remember, when people purchase the calendar for $10 each, they get 30 chances to win 30 fabulous prizes, and 100% of the profits go to the school since we had NO expenses related to this fundraiser! Please help us reach our $10,000 sales goal by selling 10 or more calendars each! For more information, see the box below.
Sales can be made by cash, check, or on line at Paypal.  

Found: Puppy Poster  There was a poster purchased from the Book Fair at Grandparents Day that was left in the front lobby. Please call or email the front office you believe this was yours!
Thank you!

This is your LAST WEEKEND for calendar sales! 

Annual Calendar Raffle...
There is power in numbers! 
We have 168 students,
so if everyone were to sell 10 calendars,
we will 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. Questions? Please contact Calendar Coordinator, Liza Zonfrillo. Thank you!!!
 Let the Games Begin!

Family Game Night!
April 7th, 5:30-7:30pm

Let our 6th grade Game Gurus teach you and your family how to  play a wide selection of Gamewright games. A great selection of games will be available that evening, starting at pre-school age. We'll also have refreshments, fun, and pizza!

Love what you play? Buy it today! New games will be available that night for purchase, with 50% of the proceeds going to our school.

Please RSVP for the event by calling or  emailing Allison at the front office.

For volunteer and donation opportunities, please see  SignUp !

Information and Pizza order form was sent home in backpacks today. Please return all pizza order forms to the office by Wednesday, March 5th.  Click here for the PDF.

Hope to see you there!
 Attn 3-6th Grade Families! 

Smarter Balanced Assessments Coming Up

As noted last week, we are preparing for our upcoming annual standardized testing period for our current 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders. The Smarter Balanced Assessment (aka SBAC) will begin on April 3rd.

Thank you!
 Upcoming After School Programs

Sign your child/children up for
our Spring After School Programs, today!

Drama Club: Join Ms. Allison & Ms. Emily in a 7-week session of acting games and learning cast and crew techniques while we put together a final play performance for families and friends! 

Students in g rades 1-6
When: Wednesdays, 4/19 through 6/7, 3-4:15pm
Performance Date: Wednesday, 6/7 at 4:15pm

*There is a minimum of 15 students for the club, with a maximum of 30!* 
Click here to see the flyer that went home in backpacks! 

Spring Soccer:  Join Ms. Nicole & Ms. Rhiannon in our first Soccer Club! Each week, participating students will practice soccer skills and drills and end each session with a scrimmage game. The whole program will culminate in a Student vs. Staff game! 

Who: Students in g rades 4-6
When:  Mondays, 5/1 through 5/22, 3-4:30pm
Student vs. Staff game: Friday, 5/26

Look for this flyer coming home in backpacks next week! 
*There will be a minimum of 12 students, 
with a maximum of 28 students for this club.*
 Brain Busters: March 24th Challenges

Challenge #1: Loads of 3's ...
3 + 3 x 3 - 3 + 3 =  ?
Winner:  Pranay, 5th Year, Zion Room

Challenge #2: How Many Cookies? 
Cara, Nick, and Tammy had 96 cookies (8 dozen) to sell at a bake sale.
* Tammy sold 32 cookies.
*Nick sold as many cookies as Tammy sold plus 5 more.
*Cara sold 10 fewer cookies than Tammy sold.
How many cookies did they have left?
Winner:  Theo, 4th Year, Olympic Room.
 Lottery 2017 Results

We hosted our annual 2017 Enrollment Lottery on Monday, March 20th.

Our Lottery Official was Senator Dan Feltes (pictured on the left) who represents Concord and other towns in New Hampshire District 15.
This year we had 258 Applicants - the largest number of enrollees since our founding lottery in 2012! We had 29 towns and 18 languages represented in our Lottery Applicant pool. 

Special thanks to our 2017 Lottery team:  Ms. Susanne - Project Manager and Lottery Guru!; Ms.  Shannon -  Lower Elementary Lead teacher and annual Lottery Assistant;  Melissa Brough - n urse, educator, mom of twin 1st year students and member of our Board of Trustees;  Jen Decato -  therapist and mom of a MFCS Kinder student; and  Gina Landry - mom of a current K student

Looking forward to meeting our MANY kinder siblings and students from our new families all of whom will be joining us in September. 
 Food Drive...for our New Food Pantry!

The MFCS Community has responded with tremendous generosity to our ongoing food drive. Your  donations go directly to support members of
our school community! We will be collecting donations for the rest of the school year.

Thank you!
Spirit Week and more...

This week in Art Class,
the students worked on
their self-portraits.

This morning at our All-School Meeting, students presented their recent writing projects. Below, students and staff  listened carefully to Camden and Mason.