Mill Falls News
April 14, 2017
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Girls on the Run

Drama Club Begins!

Girls on the Run

Pizza Friday!

Read-In: Denali & Olympic

April Vacation

Please click here for our online Google calendar.

Each day we have students select the days Raffle Winner.

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





 Spring...finally has sprung!

At last, the warm weather has arrived! I think it is safe to say, snow days for this year are a thing of the past!

And with the start of spring come some new and exciting projects and programs.

No Act of Kindness is Ever Wasted!
Open your heart to the 6th Year's next service learning project - Kindness Week! Stop by to see the kindness tree which will grow leaves of kind acts and words collected from everyone in our community. Did you witness or overhear kind words or acts? Were you part of sharing kindness and empathy? Add your note to the box which sits beside the poll near the tree. We look forward to seeing our tree blossom!

On Tuesday morning, the 2017 Charter Renewal Team  will spend time here at Mill Falls as part of the Renewal Process. We look forward to sharing the work we do here as they meet with adult and student members of our learning community. 

Thanks in advance to members of our community who have begun to bring in items listed in our recess request! (see below for more details)

HUGE thank you to the organizing team and the night-of Volunteers who helped to make Game Night 2017 a GREAT evening. Our sense of community was on beautiful display last Friday night, and we are so proud of our 6th Year Students who put so much energy and time into planning the evening and serving as Game Gurus. A special shout out to Lauren D, Amanda G and Ms. Ashley for keeping everyone and everything on track all along the way!
 Important Dates

April 21st: May Pizza Friday Form Due
This is our last Pizza Friday form of the year! Click here for the PDF.

April 24th-28th: April Vacation
Are you available to help with our Outdoor Improvement Project? See details below. 

May 17th: Art Show, 3:30-5pm
Please join us for a fun community gathering and sharing of our students' art work this year. 

May 24th: Step Up Night
All parents/guardians of current Kinder and 3rd grade families are asked to save this date and plan to join us that evening for important information as your child moves from one program level, to the next.

June 2: Field Day
Please plan to join us for our annual community lunch.

June 8th: Graduation Celebration for our 6th Year Students
Details to follow.

June 9th: Upper Elementary Dance
The final evening gathering of the year and a great way to send off our 6th Year friends!

June 12th: Kinder Tea
A special morning event for our current Kinder Families. Please save the date Kinder Families! Details to follow.

June 14th: Last Day of School for the Year
Barring any more unexpected weather days, this full day will be our final day of school.

 Upcoming After School Programs: Space Still Available!!!

Spring Soccer Club:  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 6/12, 3-4:30pm
Cost: $40 for 6-week program 

Student vs. Staff game: Friday, 6/12
*There will be a minimum of 18 students, 
with a maximum of 28 students for this club.*

Spots are filling up quickly! 
Forms and payments are due  Tuesday, April 18th!

Click here to see the flyer!

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Outdoor Adventure Club: Join Ms. Anya and Ms. Kelsey in the Outdoor Adventure Club! The group will visit different outdoor locations to  get exercise, learn about trees and animals indigenous to New
Hampshire, collect samples, read maps, and work on outdoor crafts!

Who:  Lower Elementary, Grades 1-3
When:  Wednesdays- 3:15-5:15
Dates: May 3rd, 17th, 24th, 31st,  June 7th
Cost:  $50 for the 5-week session
*There is a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 20 for this club.*

Please note: This program will travel to various locations. 
 We will need parent volunteers for the club
in order to get to our destinations!

Forms and payments are due Friday, April 21st!

Click here to see the flyer!

Over April Vacation we are planning to kick off the Outdoor Improvement Plan. We will be taking small steps this spring to improve our outdoor options for our students and will continue this over the next many months. 

We are looking for volunteers who will be in town over April Break and are willing and able to lend a hand. We will be stenciling games onto the sidewalk and cement (as long as Mother Nature works with us!), and need a small but mighty team of people who can help!

Can you lend a hand?
Please contact Meryl directly, and please also note what days during the Vacation Week you are available.

Call for Recess Items:
As we mentioned yesterday, we are also looking collecting new items to replenish and renew our playground items. As a reminder, here is the list of items we are hoping to have donated:

               * Soccer Balls, size 4 & 5
               * Sidewalk Chalk
               * Footballs (junior sized)
               * Kickballs/Four Square balls
               * Double Dutch Length "Jelly" Jump Ropes
               * Bases (for ball games like kickball and wiffle ball)  
               * Wiffle Ball with plastic bats and balls
               * Hula Hoops - please click here for the link to purchase. 
  * Moveable Basketball Hoop

Thank you for your generosity and ongoing support!!

 Brain Busters

Challenge #1 How Old?
Billy Black's age this year is a multiple of 7.  
His age next year will be a multiple of 5.
If he is under 100 years old, how old could he be?
Hint:  There are three possible solutions.
Winner:  Owen/Zion/ 4th

Challenge #2: What Number am I? 
What number is 12 tens more than the following number:  154, 199
Winners:  Zoe/5th/Everglades
 Health Resource

With Spring in the air...ticks are on the rise. Please take a moment to review this document to keep you and your family safe.
 First Lego League Reminders & Info

FLL Applications are due Tuesday, April 18 th !

Need Some Help Completing the Application? 
Team Phoenix members Yoni, Pranay and Eric are all ready and willing to help anyone wanting or needing help with the "Who Has This Skill?" challenge piece of the application. Please feel free to email the team at  FLL@millfalls.org for more information!

 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!
Montessori Moments...

Students from the Glacier Room learned about fractions this week.