Mill Falls News
October 14 , 2016
Upcoming Events

First Lego League

Early Release Day

First Lego League

Pizza Friday!

Read-In: Denali, Olympic

First Lego League

Living Wax Museum

Pizza Friday!

Amazing Authors Parade

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Learning by Leading!

What a wonderful evening we had last night at our  Bring Your Parents/ Guardians to School Night . Thank you to our wonderful staff, children and families. A VERY special thanks to the ladies who operated the Book Fair last night - Alicia Harressey, Hind Bashier, and Jen Decato.

There was a great community vibe last night and we look forward to the next time the adult members of our community will be together... Please save the date for our upcoming Night of Community (see below for details)!

And back to the 
Fall Book Fair 
for a just a moment...Please join us in giving an extra shout out to Jen Decato for taking the parent-lead in organizing and designing our Fair. Jen put in countless hours, attending to every details! Thanks, too, to all who volunteered during the week. It looked fantastic and was enormously successful! Finally, thank you to our families who donated to the "All For Books" drive which generates funds for us to buy books for our school, and thanks to those who purchased books from our wish list baskets for the classroom libraries. 

Looking forward to Tuesday morning's Service Day. Our 1st-6th graders will head over to the NH Food Bank to pack up Mac & Cheese Dinners,  which the Food Bank will distribute to food insecure families across Southern New Hampshire. In past years, our Service Days have been incredibly productive - our hardworking students have packed up thousands of dinner each time they visit. Please contact your classroom teacher if you'd like to chaperone - you will need to have a completed background check in order to join us.
Early Release: Wednesday, October 19th
Wednesday, September 19th
is our next Early Release Day!
The whole school will be dismissed 
at 11:15am. 

Need ChildCare on Early Release Day?
Email Susanne to reserve your spot!

Staff Luncheon
Hind, our Hospitality Coordinator, has put together a delicious menu for our staff during this Workshop day.  Click here to sign up to lend a hand  in the luncheon prep and share a treat
Seussical the Musical Jr!
This Weekend Only! 
Come see your favorite childhood characters come to life  in this hilarious musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss! This production is directed by our own Ms. Allison J and features some of our students!

Audience members will be transported from the Jungle of Nool to the tiny planet of Who with the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant and many more! Even the Grinch will be there!

All performances take place at the Derry Opera House!
Friday, October 14th, 7pm
Saturday, October 15th, 7pm
Sunday, October 16th, 2pm

Come out to support the Majestic Theatre!
The best part is the show is filled with our Mill Falls family! 

There are 3 ways to buy tickets:
1. Call the Majestic Box Office - 603-669-7469
2. Order online on  the Majestic Website  
(please note- online service charges do apply!)
3. At the door (Be advised - Tickets are going fast!)

See you in Solla Sollew!
From the Front Office
Immunization Records
If you have not yet turned in your child's 2016/17 Immunization Record required for his/her student file, please do so immediately. We will begin our review of the immunizations records next week. If you have any questions, please contact Susanne.

Free & Reduced Paper Work Past-Due
If you need another form, please
CLICK HERE for a packet
Please contact Susanne with any questions. 

2016/17 Family Handbook Review
If you have not yet returned this year's  'Parent/Guardian Acknowledgement Signature Page' please do so immediately!  The 2016 Family Handbook can be found  on our school website by
clicking here . The  Signature Page   can be found by clicking here.

ALMA - MFCS Student Information System.  If you are unable to login to your ALMA account, please send an email to  office@millfalls.org  to have your password reset. 

After School Activities
Now that the school year is in full swing, we are rolling out our After School Activities. Here is a look at the upcoming programming:

Choir: November thru December
Join Ms. Allison as we learn the basics of reading music and group performance by exploring choral music in preparation for two winter performances! Please note - Choirs are split up by age range.  Flyers went home in backpacks today...
Click here for the Lower Elementary Choir Flyer!
Click here for the Upper Elementary Choir Flyer!
Call or email Ms. Allison at the front desk with any questions!

Arts & Crafts: November
Always a crowd favorite, this program is offered to our K-3 students by Ms. Shannon and Ms. Kristin!  Stay tuned for flyers going home in backpacks next week! 

STEM: December
We will be running our very popular STEM program this December! Ms. Susan is very excited to get going on some great projects!  More information will be going out in November.

American Sign Language (ASL) Club: January
Ms. Celia will again be running the ASL Club this winter.  More information will be going out in December.

Save the Date: MFCS 2nd Annual Night of Community
NightOfCommunityPlanning is well underway for our next exciting community event...

The 2nd Annual MFCS 
Friday, November 18th, 6:30-9:30pm

This celebration of our school's culture and diversity will once again be hosted at SNHU. Rachel Marziano, the lead parent organizer, will again team up with the Hopsitality and Culinary students at SNHU to produce a great event. You won't want to miss it! The evening will raise critical funds for our school and will feature food & beverages from around the world as well as musical entertainment, live and silent auction items.

Stay tuned for more details!
Child Care

Tired of  the  mad rush in the morning? Need coverage in the afternoons? There are spaces available in our Before & After Care Programs. Please contact Susanne for more details at ChildCare@millfalls.org

Amazing Authors & The Living Wax Museum
The final week of October always features a very special series of events here at Mill Falls related to the research projects our students do about their favorite authors or important people in history. You will be hearing more about the preparation for these projects from your classroom teachers and your children. Here are some basics:

Lower Elementary Students are working in small groups to read a book together as part of their Amazing Authors Project Each student will then select a different character from the book and come to school dressed as that character on Friday, October 28th The children will share their project with parents and friends at dismissal time on   in the  Amazing Authors Parade

Meanwhile...Upper Elementary Students are hard at work preparing for the Living Wax Museum. They are researching the lives of important people in history and will both dress as their historical figure and present information about that person on Thursday, October 27th from 3:15-4pm. 

Everyone is invited to attend both events! 

Upper Elementary Families...Need a Tri-Fold Poster Board? 
We do still have a limited number of tri-fold poster boards here at school. They are available on a first-come/first-served basis while supplies last and cost $2. 
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