Mill Falls News
January 18, 2019
Important Dates
Food Drive for the MFCS Food Pantry

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

McIntyre Ski Club

Drama Club

Intent to Continue Forms are due!!!

Upper Elementary Winter Dance

Feb/Mar Pizza Friday Forms Due

McIntyre Ski Club

Lottery Info. Session

1/31 /19 
Drama Club

Please CLICK HERE to view Mill Falls public Google Calendar!


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







  It Takes a Village...

It has been a very busy, albeit cold winter weather week here at school. The chill outside, however, has not impacted our focus on the many exciting lessons underway. Our Lower Elementary Students have explored states of matter, while our Upper Elementary Students have begun to explore the history of ancient civilizations as part of their European content study. Meanwhile, our Kinder classroom has been learning about arctic animals.

Our Student Newspaper, 
The MFCS Roots, is back in action. The 2019 Editorial Board held its first meeting Monday, and expects to produce two issues of the paper between now and the end of the year. Beyond the work done by the paper's editorial board, all MFCS students are encouraged to contribute their favorite writing or art pieces for consideration. 

We are so fortunate to have so many who lend their energy, humor and expertise in small and large ways. Each week a variety of volunteers come to school. Here is a small sample of the volunteer work which is now underway:

Members of the Junior Monarchs Hockey Team , coached by MFCS dad, Ryan Frew, are continuing their year-long reading support with our students. The players come in weekly - wearing shoes not skates -  and read alongside students from our Kinder and Lower Elementary Programs. The Jr. Monarchs aren't our only reading volunteers. W e also have  several MFCS Parent Readers  who also come in weekly to work with children. All of this is enormously helpful in boosting the students' reading fluency and comprehension.  All of our readers are terrifically engaging with the kids and both the children and adults look forward to their time together.

After December Break, the  MFCS Parent Handwriting Instructors resumed their work with our Kinder and Lower Elementary Students. Each week members of this intrepid team settle into the small tables and chairs in our common space, to work with small groups of students, developing and supporting their print and cursive handwriting skills. 
Beyond our students' parents, we also have family members of staff who share of their time here. Each week, Ms. Laura B's mom, Barbara comes in to work with our Upper Elementary Students, supporting them in various areas of their academics. And our  youngest volunteer on record is  Ms. (math) Colleen's daughter, Campbell,  who spent the day with us on Thursday, laminating and preparing materials for teachers. 

This is just a small sampling of the many people who help us meet our mission and goals. Our heartfelt thanks to ALL of you who share so much of yourselves with our students and staff. It takes a village and we have a wonderful one!

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A reminder that on Monday, we will be honoring 
Dr.  Martin Luther King, Jr.  his memory and his  message.  

School will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21st.  
  Student Body Building...

This Lottery Season, we will be hosting 3 more 
Lottery Information Sessions .
Here's how you can help...

1: Please help spread the word about these sessions!
Our public Montessori school is unique among elementary schools in our state. It is  imperative  that families considering enrolling here understand what we do, and how we work! As you spread the word about the 2019 Lottery,  please strongly encourage your friends, neighbors, colleague s and family members who are planning to apply to join us at one of these events to learn about our school! 

2: Help us welcome prospective families by volunteering your time, or sending in supplies and treats for us to share with our guests.  Please click here to see how you can help!  We REALLY need some help for the February and March dates!

Here are the remaining 
Information Session Dates:
    • Tuesday, January 29th @6pm
    • Thursday, February 21, @10am 
    • Saturday, March 9 @ 10am
Here is the link to all things Lottery: 

  Intent to Continue Forms

If your child is currently enrolled you  must complete the 2019/20  Intent to Return Form.  

This is your way of  informing us of your plans for next year AND   continuing your commitment to your child's enrollment at Mill Falls for the 2019/20 School Year.

Please complete the form sent home in backpacks last week,  and return it to school no later than January 25th. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact
Thank you!

  Brain Buster

This week's Brain Buster: 
What Number am I?  I am an even 4 digit number. The digit in my units place is less than 4. The digit in my thousands place is twice the digit in the units place. The digit in my hundreds place is one less than 4. The digit in the tens place has a value of 50. What is my number?

Cooper / Glacier Room / 3rd Year
  February & March Pizza Friday Form

It's that time again...time to complete your Pizza Friday order for February and March. Forms are due back by Monday, January 28th.

Please click 
to download the form.
  Hannaford Helps Mill Falls!

We've been chosen! For the month of February a portion of sales of the 
Hannaford Helps 
Fight Hunger Bag Program 
will help support Mill Falls !

The Hannaford Supermarket located at 
79 Bicentennial Drive, Manchester NH
near Shorty's and Work Out Club, has chosen Mill Falls  Food Pantry as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program!


This means for the entire month of February, every time the Fight Hunger bag is purchased at the  79 Bicentennial Drive, Manchester NH Hannaford , we receive $1!  This is truly a great opportunity for us and an easy way for you to show your support for  our school's Food Pantry !

  Upper Elementary Winter Dance: January 25

This year's Student Dance Committee, pioneered by Ms. Colleen, has designed a Winter Wonderland themed dance for our Upper Elementary Students

The dance will take place on January 25th, from 6-8pm.

Pizza will be available to order for dinner at the event. If your child plans to attend, please fill out THIS FORM and return it with cash or check  by Tuesday, January 22nd.

Parents... If you're interested in lending a hand, 
please check out this sign up link!
  After School Club News


Ms. Christine & Ms. Devon will be welcoming members of the Lower Elementary Drama Club at their first meeting on Thursday, January 24thThe club will focus on introducing theatre skills and etiquette with fun games, work on building confidence, and most importantly having a great  time with friends! Sign up TODAY!

For more info on this club & to view the flyer,
  Community Corner

A wintry wonderland camp for kids age 6-12.

Activities (weather permitting) include: snowshoe adventures, s'mores, sledding, winter games, animal tracking, snow crafts, a Winter Quest, exploring the frozen pond, winter-themed arts & crafts projects, maple sugaring activities, and stories around the campfire.  Daily or week-long enrollment available. 
Paperwork, payment, scholarship Requests due Feb 15. For more information, please click here.

Montessori Moments...

Below, our Lower Elementary Students engaged in experiments exploring the various states of matter.

Below, our Upper Elementary Students are making projects about ancient civilizations. Here we see students painting and preparing Celtic Warrior Helmets. 

Below: Lower Elementary Students during the afternoon work cycle.

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Above, Ms. Laura B. working with a student. Below, Ms. Mindy with one of her Lower Elementary reading groups, exploring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Have a lovely long-weekend.
See everyone on Tuesday!