Mill Falls News
October 18 , 2019
Important Dates
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Ongoing: Food Drive for Mill Falls Food Pantry.

Corn Maze Meet Up
@Beech Hill Farm
Hopkinton, 11am

Green Thumb Club

Jump Rope Club

MFCS School Board Meeting,  5:45pm

Paint Night

Green Thumb Club

Jump Rope Club

Amazing Author / Book Bananza Parades
Kinder: 11:45am
Upper & Lower: 2:30pm


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 Short but busy week...

Hoping our families enjoyed the long weekend. The weather was amazing...certainly nicer than the rough weather that followed. Some in our MFCS Community lost power and trees and experienced flooding. Hoping things are beginning to return to normal for you. 

This week staff enjoyed a full-day collaboration at our 3rd Annual Convening of Northern New England Public Montessori Schools,  on Tuesday Our staff presented some best practices used here, and were exposed to other ideas from our colleagues at River Valley Charter School. Our own Maryclare Heffernan was the keynote speaker. The day provides a special and treasured time to think together about our Montessori practice and what makes this approach to learning unique, creative and engaging.

Spring Paint Night 2019
As we look to next week, please plan to join us at our Fall Paint Night here at school on Thursday, October 24th. Details and a registration form can be found below, so sharpen your paint brushes! If you can lend a hand, we are in need of tarps and snacks. Please let organizer, Kim Robinson
 know by email if you can help with that or give us a call here at school. Thank  you!

And if you are looking for some outdoor fun, keep in mind the MFCS Family Fun event this weekend at Beech Hill Farm's Corn Maze. Again, please see below for details.

  October 24th:  Fall Paint Night 

See You at the 
 Fall 2019 Paint Night
October 24th, 6-8pm 
 @ Mill Falls
Please plan to join us for our Fall Paint Night which is being organized by MFCS Parent, Kim Robinson.

This event is open to all MFCS Students grades K-6 AND adults (parents, grandparents,  aunts and uncles, and special adult friends from our school community).

K- 3 Students will work in teams with their parents or adult attendees; our Upper Elementary Students may work independently. 

Please note, ALL students must be accompanied by an adult.  

When:  October 24th, 6-8pm
Where:  Mill Falls, 100 William Loeb Drive
Cost:  $25 per painter. All proceeds will be donated to the
          school. Enjoy snacks and beverages while you paint!
Registration Form: Please click here.

If you plan to attend, please let us know by email or phone here at school so we can help Kim
plan accordingly!

  October 19:  Mill Falls Family Fun

Corn Maze Madness
Mill Falls Parent, Jen Kulesza has organized a Mill Falls Family Meet Up at Beech Hill Farm. If you haven't been to the Beech Hill Farm, you'll love the setting, the Corn Mazes, the animals and the ice cream! 

When:  October 19th, 11am
Where:  Beech Hill Farm, 107 Beech Hill Road, Hopkinton, NH
Cost:  Mill Falls Family Discount - $5 for 2 Mazes 
Questions? Contact Jen K at jenniferkulesza@yahoo.com.
  After School Club News

We are so pleased to share news about upcoming clubs which include Chorus with Ms. Tana; Arts & Crafts with Ms. Shannon and Ms. Kristin; and Coding with Ms. Jen Z. Stay tuned for details!!! 

  Save the Date!

Our Annual Amazing Author / Book Character Parades, will be held on Friday, November 1st

Our Kinder students will parade at 11:45 and our Lower and Upper Elementary Students will be outside at 2:30-2:45pm. 
Please plan to join us for this wonderful display of creativity and joy! Park your cars in the parking lot and gathering outside of the school along the sidewalk as the children make their way outside to show off their presentations. Details about the related projects will be coming to you from your children's teachers directly. 
See you there!
  Dressing for the Weather

With the summer now in our rear view mirrors, we ask that families please be sure to send children in with appropriate weather gear. As you are aware, the children go outside unless the temperature is below 20 degrees and/or there is inclement weather (rain, snow). Appropriate cold-weather footwear and outer wear are key for a positive recess and fitness experience. Thanks for your help in making that happen!
 Upcoming Local Theater Performances

'Tis the season for many a stage production. Here are a few we know about and thought you might enjoy:

The Derryfield School's Middle School student production of  Frozen  runs the weekend of November 1st. Visit  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/frozen-jr-tickets-76002261811  for tickets.

The Majestic Theater's musical production of the Addams Family runs from October 18-20, 2019. Visit www.majestictheatre.net or call 603-669-7469 for tickets.
  Family Directory Now Available!

2019/20 Family Directory 

The Family 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 or add another contact, please fill out the  Change Directory Form and submit it to   Jen 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. 

 Hannaford Helps

Hannaford continues to help us raise funds via their Hannaford Helps Program. All collected school dollars, must be turned in to the Hannaford store on Hanover Street in Manchester, or you can drop your receipts here and we will drop them off for you.  

This is an easy way for Mill Falls Families & Friends to help support for our School! If you have any questions or want to know more about this program, please click  here .  

Montessori Moments...

Fall is in full swing in the Yosemite Room. Our Kinders are doing all kinds of work with the fall theme as they sharpen their fine motor skills (above), and learn to collect and chart data, below - What is your favorite kind of apple?

This week our KinderCare students had the chance to engage with this creative play dough project below, making fall scenes with different decorative elements.

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We are so pleased to have the Jr. Monarch Hockey Team back with us this year. They are working with our students on math. Thanks to the guys, and their coach, MFCS Parent, Ryan Frew, for sharing their time and great energy with our students.

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Below: Special thanks to MFCS Nana and uber-Volunteer, Sharon Craig, for installing our first display of student art work this year. If you haven't seen the color wheels and related projects hanging in the hallway, please stop in! Ms. Melissa, our Art Teacher, has been keeping her students busy creating!

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We heard from MFCS Parent, Jen Z, that some Mill Falls Families took advantage of the amazing weather this past weekend and visited a local farm together. So wonderful to combine NH outdoor fun with community building as seen below. 

Don't miss your chance to attend a similar gathering this Saturday morning, October 19th at 11am, at the Beech Hill Farm in Hopkinton!
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Our Upper Elementary Classes have been studying Growth Mindset. Below is just one example of the kinds of tools they are referencing daily in their work. Take a moment to ask your favorite Upper El Student what they are learning and what Growth Mindset means to them! 
Have a great weekend!