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Mill Falls News
January 29, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE
Upcoming Activities
2/1
Drama Club
3-4:15pm

2/2
Ski Club, McIntyre Ski Area
4-6pm

2/4
Winter STEM
3-4:10pm

2/5
Pizza Friday!

Read-In: Glacier, Everglades & Zion
8:15-8:45am

2/8
Drama Club
3-4:15pm

2/9
Ski Club Make Up Class, McIntyre Ski Area
4-6pm

2/10
Early Release Day
11:15am

2/11
Winter STEM
3-4:10pm

Lottery Information Session
6pm

2/12
Pizza Friday!

Read-In: Acadia & Yosemite
8:15-8:45am

Please click here for our online Google calendar.

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From Night to Morning...
We began the week still celebrating the success of our 2nd Annual Winter Dance! The students had a blast last Friday night, snacking, socializing and dancing the night away. Congrats to the Dance Committee and a huge thank you to the staff and parents who helped make the evening so very special for our kiddos! 


We closed out the week today with a series of student presentations at our Morning Meeting. One of our 3rd grade reading groups shared a story they wrote; other 3rd graders performed a song about Harry Potter; and a 5th grade reading group explained Up-cycling which they have been reading about and shared some projects they created. 


And in between there were plenty of lessons and group time, including a focus by our Lower Elementary Students on extreme weather, as seen here:

On the left, is a simulation of a tornado, created with water and a bit of soap. The children added lego pieces to symbolize houses to see them spin in the storm. On the right, students created structures made of marshmallows and toothpicks planted into jello. The students shook the table and observed the 'earthquake-safe' qualities of their structures.

Full Day Kinder Being Considered by the Legislature
Finally, we were able to talk with many of you at pickup on Thursday about an upcoming vote regarding House Bill 1563 which seeks to provide funding for full-day Kindergarten for all NH public schools and districts in the state (currently, only 1/2 day K is funded). It is now expected that the bill will be heard on the floor of the House on February 10th. Please stay tuned for information about how to share your voice in support of this bill!
Food Drive: 100 Items by Our 100th Day 
February's community focus is our 4th Annual Food Drive. All items collected will be brought to our Service Learning Partner and neighbor - The NH Food Bank. 

To jump-start the Drive, we ask you to join in the challenge of helping us collect 100 items by our 100th Day of the 2015/16 School Year. If there are no weather days between now and then, the 100th Day will be Monday, February 8th. Please click here to see the flyer that went home in backpacks today!
Intent Forms: We Need to Hear from You!
We are still missing a number of Intent to Continue Forms, which were due today!!! 

If you have not yet returned your form, PLEASE do so on Monday

It is critical that we hear from all families (excluding our current 6th graders), so that we can plan appropriately for the next school year.

If you have any questions about your child's enrollment for next year, please call or email Laura Wrubleski .

Misplaced the form? Click here for another copy. 


Child Care - Space is Available!
Next Early Release is February 10th, 11:15 am
If you need drop in childcare, please contact childcare@millfalls.org

Interested in enrolling your child in 
Before, Kinder, or After Care?

Full-time, part-time and drop in space is available! 

Please contact Susanne by email at ChildCare@millfalls.org to register your child today!

Snowscapes...
Next time you're in, take a moment to enjoy 
the new displays of our students' art work.

Special thanks to Angelica Kashulines for her beautiful installation of our students' recent art projects!


STILL NEEDED! Our art teacher is looking for rolls of black electrical tape for an upcoming project! We are looking for 15-18 rolls. If you are able to donate a roll or two, please bring them into the front office before Thursday. 
Does Your Car Need a Cling?
Now available for the first time...MFCS Car Window Clings!

We are selling these expressions of school spirit for $5 each. 

If you are interested in making a purchase, please stop in at the front desk, or send an email to office@millfalls.org.

They will be available for sale for the rest of the school year!

Special thanks to MFCS parent, Amy Green for her design expertise!