Mill Falls News
January 25, 2019
Important Dates
Food Drive for the MFCS Food Pantry

Feb/Mar Pizza Friday Forms Due

McIntyre Ski Club

Lo ttery Info. Session

1/31 /19 
Celebration of th
e All-School European Continent Study 

Drama Club

Glacier & Everglades

McIntyre Ski Club

Drama Club

Acadia, Zion & Yosemite

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







  Service & Celebrations!

It was an abbreviated week that included a holiday and a weather delay.. The days we were here together, were jam-packed! Some of the highlights from the week include a visit by our 6th Year Students to the NH Food Bank; more scientific exploration by our Lower Elementary Students; and ongoing work by our Kinder students as part of the All-School European Continent Student. That study  will culminate in student presentations next Thursday which you are invited to attend.  Please click here to learn more about the celebration event.

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An important part of the Montessori philosophy is helping children discover how they can make the world a better place. The  Montessori S ervice Learning Curriculum is an important component of the 6th Year experience at Mill Falls. The students' s ervice work provides opportunities for hard work, cultural awareness, connection to community and a growing sense of empathy. 

Earlier in the year, the current 6th Year Students discussed projects they wanted to take on as part of their Service Learning Program. Led by Ms. Laura B, the students identified the Food Bank as a service partner, and took their first trip over there to share their strength with the warehouse team. Ms. Laura B. and  students walked over to the Food Bank, took a brief tour of the facility, and then got to work  packaging potatoes into bags which will be handed out over the weekend to food-insecure families. 6th Year Student, Marissa, shared that "It felt great to help people, especially knowing that families who need food will be in on Saturday to pick up the food we sorted." This was just one of the many activities and projects the Students will work on between now and June.

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And after a great week of work, our Upper Elementary Students are getting ready to put their dancing shoes on and have some fun together here, at school, tonight at the first Upper Elementary Dance of the school year. Special thanks to Ms. Colleen for leading the Student Dance Committee in the planning and execution of tonight's event and to DJ Ron for once again spinning the tunes! Thanks, too, to Ms. Lauren, Ms. Laura B & Ms. Christine for helping to staff tonight's dance, and to tonight's parent-volunteers and those who donated treats to help make the event a great success!  The doors open at 6pm for pizza, music and fun!
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Next Friday will be  Ms. Roxanne's final day at Mill Falls. We are super sad to see her go, but wish her every good thing as she sets off on a new adventure as a billing specialist Taking Roxanne's place will be our own Ms. Jen who has been working as a paraprofessional   with us since 2017. Jen will call upon her previous work at Catholic Medical Center's physician's practices where she was the office assistant, as well as her work in the hospitality industry. While Jen is super sad to leave the Acadia Classroom and will miss the kiddos a ton, she will be just across the hall at the front desk! Ms. Melissa will be filling in for Jen in Acadia until we find a permanent replacement, and will then return to covering the Front Desk a few times a week, and subbing for us as needed. Sending a HUGE thank you to these three women who bring so much to our staff and to the lives of our kiddos every day!
 Please Join Us! European Continent Study Celebration

ContinentStudyOn Thursday, January 31st, we invite you to join us during the culminating celebration of our All-School European Continent Study. 

9-9:45am: Kinder & Lower Elementary 
Each classroom has selected a European country to study. The countries that they chose to study are Germany, Italy, Spain, and Greece. Ms. Kristin and Ms. Kayla in the Kinder classroom have been  teaching the children about Germany's food, flag, animals, money, famous buildings (including the castle found in the Sleeping Beauty cartoon movie), language, capital, and clothing. Our Upper Elementary classrooms will be presenting small student projects related to fundamental human needs.

9:45-9:55am: European Music and Dance
Led by our Music Teacher, Ms. Cassie, and performed by our Lower Elementary Students

10-11am: Upper Elementary
Upper Elementary Students have been studying the ancient civilizations that developed into modern-day Europe. In a more concentrated study, students have been focused on Ancient Greece. Visitors will see student reports and accompanying visual models of items from the ancient civilizations. The classes will also share some food, and art work, as well as a spirited event celebrating Ancient Greece.

We look forward to seeing you...Opa!!

  Student Body Building...

2019 Lottery Season
Here's how you can help...

Please  spread the word that our Lottery Enrollment Season is now on!  Encourage family, friends, neighbors, colleagues to attend one of our information sessions so that they understand our approach to educating children in our unique public Montessori settling. 

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: 

  From the Front Office:

Intent to Continue Forms 
 are PAST DUE!
Please return to school ASAP!
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. Deadline for the form was today, January 25th. Please be sure to get the form to us by Monday if you have not yet returned it!  Click here to download the form.

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Please be sure to  complete your  Pizza Friday Order Form for February & March
and return them by  THIS MONDAY, 1/28.

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End of the Year (FY18) Childcare Statements were sent home in backpacks today. If you have any questions, please contact Susanne by email.

  Brain Buster

What Number am I?
I am an odd 4 digit number. The digit in my thousands place is three times the digit in the units place. The value of the digit in the hundreds place is 500. The digit in the tens place is two more than 2. The digit in my units place is half of 6. What is my number?

Tyler K. / 5th Year  / Everglades
  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 !

 Community Corner

February Fun Vacation Camp
February 25 - March 1
 at McLane & Massabesic Centers

February Fun Vacation Camp is a special opportunity for children to learn about nature in winter. Join us for a single day, several days, or the whole week. Each day will include outdoor excursions, games, crafts, stories, live animals, songs, and conservation projects to help participants discover the wonders of the season. Children should bring their own lunches and snacks and be prepared to be outside with appropriate clothing. Registration is now open for February camp! Please click here for more details.

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Join the Currier
for a week of art-making fun & imagination! 

Our week-long February Vacation Art Camps are a super fun, inspiring experience. Create artworks in a variety of media. Take a rousing tour of the Currier and participate in your own creation of Surroundings: A Community Mural in the Galleries! Pack your snack and lunch, and dress warmly for outdoor recess (weather permitting). Morning or afternoon  sessions are $170 each; enroll for a full-day session for just $285. After-camp care is  available for the afternoon session and full day for an additional $30. All supplies included! For more details, please click here.

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Annual Pink Day Games at SNHU! Saturday February 9th
Cheer on our own Ms. Alyssa Reaves, Assistant Coach of the SNHU Women's Basketball Team at 1:30pm and stick around for the men's team at 3:30pm. Games held in the at the Stan Spirou Field House. No charge for entry. 

Montessori Moments...

Writing is re-writing...

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Above: Acadia Students used root beer and ice cream to explore how the properties of matter can change when items are combined. Below, Ms. Anya discussing the Scientific Method.
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Below, a view of the Service Learning work
our 6th Year Students did this week at the NH Food Bank: