Mill Falls News
October 12, 2018
Important Dates
Jump Rope Club

Girls Lacrosse Club

Early Release

Arts & Crafts Club

Read-In: Denali & Olympic

Corn Maze Family Fun
Beech Hill Farm, 11am

Jump Rope Club

Girls Lacrosse Club

Picture Day!

Arts & Crafts Club

Pancake Breakfast!
Sweeney Post, 251 Maple Street, Manchester



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







  Montessori Explored and Many Thanks!

What an AMAZING turnout we had last night at our 2018 Bring Your Parents to School Night We were thrilled to welcome so many families to the Thursday night event, and enjoyed watching as they discovered and enjoyed the power of the Montessori approach to learning alongside their children. 

Each room was filled with curious adults and their willing young student-teachers. Please take a peak at some of the shared moments shown below. It was cold and rainy outside, but inside the sunny-warmth was palpable! 

While everyone was in the house, we opened up the Fall Book Fair for an evening shop. A HUGE thank you to the Book Fair Team - Jen D., Lauren D., Gina, Kristin R., Alicia, Lisa C., Rosie, Julia, Lisa Z., Rachel, and Erin. They worked so hard this week to make the Fair look great and made it so easy for the students to make great reading choices!

We'd also like to send our heartfelt gratitude to so many of you who have brought in items for our Food Pantry. 

It's been great seeing so many families signing up for our upcoming family events - the Corn Maze Gathering at Beech Hill Farm later this month, and next month's Pancake Breakfastwhich will now be held at the Sweeney Post in Manchester. Please see below for details about these fun family get-togethers!

It was another great showing of families and friends at this morning's Read In, our second of the year. Next Friday, we will welcome visitors of children in Denali and Olympic. We feature the Read In schedule weekly in this newsletter under the Important Dates located on the left side of the page.

 Early Release: October 17th

A reminder that next week we will be having our
October Early Release Day on Wednesday, October 17th. Dismissal will be at 11:15am. 

Please note, we do not have space for drop in child care this month. 

These half-days provide staff with the opportunity to participate in professional development and planning. This month, we will have a guest speaker who will take staff on a deep dive into the Montessori philosophy. 

Early Release Staff Luncheon
Can you lend a hand?

Our always thoughtful Hospitality Coordinator, Hind, has come up with a festive and delicious menu for our first Early Release Staff Luncheon.  

Please  CLICK HERE to see how you can contribute!

  Get Connected!

2018/19 Family Directory now complete

The Directory has been shared with those who have opted in to being included. It's a great way to connect with fellow Mill Falls Families and Friends. 

If you would like to change your status and opt in, or if you are in and want to change any information, opt-out, or add another contact  please fill out the Change Directory Form  and submit it to Roxanne via email, or stop by the front office.   Please note, only those who opt-in to being included in the Directory,  have access to it. 

  The Brain Buster is Back!

At last our weekly Brain Busters are back! Brought to us by our Math Interventionist, Colleen Lacroix (aka, Math Colleen), these fun challenges are available for all of our students to try.  Answers are reviewed weekly and the winners are announced in the Friday News. Here is this week's challenge and winner:

What number am I?
I am a three digit number. 
My tens digit is five more than my ones digit. 
My hundreds digit is eight less than my tens digit. What number am I?

Winner:  Lela, 5th Year, Zion Room

  Picture Day: October 24th

2018 School Picture Day
will be held on  October 24th.

Please email Ms. Roxanne at roxanne.gauthier@millfalls.org
if you'd like to reserve your spot for sibling photos!
 Corn Maze Family Fun Event: October 20th

CornMazeMill Falls Family Outing!!

When: Saturday, October 20th, 11:00am

Where: Beech Hill Farm, 107 Beech Hill Rd.
Hopkinton, NH 03229
What:  Bring the entire family for a fun morning exploring corn mazes, visiting the animals & the Farm's special ice cream treats!

Any questions? Please email MFCS Parent,  Amanda Gerardi.

**The Farm is offer a special Mill Falls family rate of $5 per person. 
When you arrive at the Farm, please let their front desk know that 
you are with Mill Falls so you can receive this generous discount**

  Pancake Breakfast: November 3rd

 PancakeBreakfastMill Falls Family 
Pancake Breakfast
 November 3rd, 7:30-11am

Where: NEW VENUE! 
Sweeney Post, 251 Maple Street, Manchester, NH
Plenty of ample and free parking on the premises!
Who:  MFCS Families & Friends

What:  Come enjoy a fun family gathering organized by your fellow MFCS Parents. The menu sounds fantastic with plenty of pancakes (regular and gluten free) as well as bacon, sausage and fruit. Orange juice, water, coffee and tea will also be available. 

Any questions? Please contact Amanda Gerardi.

 Hannaford Helps....

Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program is helping MFCS this month!!

This month we will receive $1 for every 
Fight Hunger Bag sold
at the Hanover Street Hannford, ONLY. 

Please help support the environment AND our school by purchasing one today. Thank you!
Montessori Moments...

Some great work was created this week by the members of the Arts & Craft Club led by Ms. Shannon and Ms. Kristin and with a guest appearance on Thursday by Ms. Roxanne!

"I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me. And what can be the use of him is more than I can see..."
~ My Shadow, by Robert Louis Stevenson

 This week the 5th Year students worked on a science lab exploring light, and how it bends and interacts with opaque figures.

Student-Teachers...hard at work in their Montessori classrooms
at our 2018 Bring Your Parent to School Night!

Thanks again to all who helped make  this fall's Book Fair a great success!