Mill Falls News
January 12, 2018
  • Food Drive for the MFCS Food Pantry
Happy MLK Day!

No Bake Cookie Club 

McIntyre Ski Club, 4pm
(meet at the mountain) 

Drama Club , 3-4:30pm

American Sign Language Club, 3-4pm

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No Bake Cookie Club 

McIntyre Ski Club, 4pm
(meet at the mountain) 

Drama Club , 3-4:30pm

American Sign Language Club, 3-4pm

Intent to Continue Forms are due

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






Back to it...

Wow, that was a crazy start to January, but this week provided an opportunity for everyone to get back to work in earnest! 

We hosted our first of four 2018 Lottery Information Session's and processed over 60 applications! Special thanks to those who donated items for the Info Session and to Lauren Doukas who was our Parent Ambassador at the session. Please see the link below to sign up to help out at future sessions.

We kicked off a few new After School Clubs this week, including the No-Bake Cookie Club, the American Sign Language Club and the Drama Club. Even without the use of an oven, the Cookie Club made our kitchen smell amazing! Many thanks to Ms. Tana, Ms. Becca and Ms. Christine for sharing their time and passions with the children in these after school programs.

Amanda and Jen have been working hard on the details of our upcoming Spaghetti Dinner. Tickets are moving quickly, so please be sure to purchase yours today! See the box below for details. And, if you are the family who purchased tickets, but didn't write your name on the form, please send Roxanne a note!

Some of you have encountered error messages when trying to access our  website  this week. We have someone working on that problem and we are hopeful that it will be accessible to all quickly! Thanks for your patience.

The Breakthrough Manchester program is currently accepting applications. This multi-year, tuition-free summer program which is held on the campus of The Deerfield School, supports motivated students with limited opportunities  on the path to college. The only entry point to Breakthrough is the 6th grade year. To learn more about the program, please visit: breakthroughmanchester.org or call 603-641-9426.

Kinder students working on skip counting using the Bead Chain work.
Enrollment Information
Earlier this week, we sent home the 2018/19
Intent to Continue Forms . This is our annual check-in with all current MFCS families regarding your plans for next year. 

The Form is due back to us by January 26th. 
Please be sure to return one form per enrolled child

This information will help as we plan for next year, and will provide us with important information regarding available spaces for new families interested in our program.

In Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Monday, January 15th, MFCS will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

There are featured events around the state, including: 

The  36th Annual Martin Luther King Day Community Celebration , which will take place at the  Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral (650 Hanover St., in the Hellenic Community Center).  The Celebration is sponsored by the Martin Luther King Coalition, which unites diverse local organizations dedicated to carrying on Dr. King's work to end racism, eliminate poverty, and promote peace through active nonviolence.

The MLK Day of Service, sponsored by Volunteer NH. On  January 15 from 9am to noon, at 72 Concord St, Manchester, NH. Join this free community event for all ages, featuring a diversity, service, and volunteer fair! We will also be accepting donations of canned chicken, canned tuna, peanut butter, canned soup, jelly, and other non perishables for the NH Food Bank.

Save the Date: 2018 Night of Community Event
Plans for our 3rd Annual Night of Community are falling into place! 

Please plan to join us on June 9th at 6pm for an adult gathering and celebration in support of our school community.

This year, we have a new venue partner - the Palace Theatre! MFCS event organizers, Rachel Marziano and Mel Johansson are hard at work with ideas for the event which will be held in the Palace's newest space, just beside the Theatre on Hannover Street.

This annual event provides a wonderful opportunity for adults in our community to spend time together while raising critical funds for our school. 

To learn more about the event, and find out how you can lend a hand, please contact Rachel Marziano.

Brain Buster

Take a peak at this week's puzzle and winner!

Challenge:  Mike's football practice starts at 3:45 PM. If practice is 90 minutes long, what time will Mike finish Football practice.

Winner: Lela, Zion, 4th year
We've Got a Winner

MFCS Foundation's 
Monthly Giving Program

Our sincere thanks to all those who participate in our Family & Friends Monthly Giving Program. 

This Program provides us with a predicable income of fundraised dollars throughout the year. And provides donors with an easy way to share their support and treasure with us on a monthly basis.

As a thank you to participants, the names of those enrolled in our Monthly Giving Program are drawn monthly by a student in a small gift raffle. The winner of this month's raffle prize is the Boisvert Family! Thank you Kate and Peter for your ongoing support! The prize this month is a gift certificate to The Red Arrow!

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We LOVE corporate matching and hope to connect with more businesses large and small this year to grow our corporate match partnerships. Please help be part of that effort! Inquire with your employer today to find out if they will match your donations. If you have any questions,  please send Meryl an email . Thank you!!

Save the Date: Spaghetti Dinner!

Community Event: Spaghetti Dinner!
Mill Falls Parents, Amanda G. & Jen K. have organized another fun Community Meal - the 1st  MFCS Spaghetti Dinner

When: Saturday, January 20th, 4-7pm

Where: Mill Falls Charter School

What's on the Menu?  Spaghetti with sauce, lettuce salad, a roll and a choice of beverage. We will also be offering a gluten free pasta option.

Besides your immediate family of adults and kiddos, p lease feel free to invite your extended family, friends and neighbors!

How to Purchase Tickets:  Due to limited seating, tickets will be sold for particular time slots/serving times from 4pm - 7pm . Advanced tickets can be purchased by filling out an order form and returning it to the school. Tickets will be collected AT THE DOOR, so please hold on to your tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door, but Amanda and Jen ask that you please keep in mind that seating will be limited for each time slot, and some slots may sell out. 
**Did You Send In a Spaghetti Dinner Form for a Family of 6?**
We received a form with payment for a family of six in an envelope but there is no name on the form!! 
Please email the front office if this form belongs to you ASAP.

Questions? Please contact the parent organizers Amanda Gerardi  603-703-6677  or Jennifer Kulesza  603-674-3973
2018 Enrollment Lottery
Attention MFCS Families:
If you plan to enroll the sibling of a student currently enrolled at Mill Falls in the 2018 Lottery you MUST complete the  2018 Lottery Enrollment Form during the Lottery Enrollment Period. That period runs from from January 3rd through March 10th

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There are two important ways you can help during the Lottery Enrollment Period:

1: Be a Parent Ambassador and/or D onate Items 
to help welcome our prospective families during our Lottery Information Sessions
The next Lottery Information Session is on 
Thursday, February 1st at 6 pm.  

2: Share Information about the 2018 Lottery
with family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors by word of mouth, your Facebook page, and sharing the link below. All information about our Lottery is available on line, including common FAQ's. 
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