Mill Falls News
October 19, 2018
Important Dates
Corn Maze Family Fun
Beech Hill Farm, 11am

Jump Rope Club

Girls Lacrosse Club

Picture Day!

Arts & Crafts Club

Kinder Character Parade

LE & UE Amazing Author & Character Parade

Jump Rope Club

Girls Lacrosse Club

Arts & Crafts Club

Read In
Glacier & Everglades

Pancake Breakfast!
Sweeney Post, 251 Maple Street, Manchester

Jump Rope Club

Girls Lacrosse Club

UE Science Showcase

Read In
Acadia, Zion & Yosemite

Please CLICK HERE to view Mill Falls public Google Calendar
Handwriting instruction by MFCS Parent, Jen Z.,  shown  here working with the kinders on constructing  letters .

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  A Mazing....

This week included a lot of hard work and focus as well as a few visits from some interesting guests. Early in the week, members of the Jr. Monarch's Team kicked off their Reading Project with us. Special thanks to their coach, our own Ryan Frew, for helping match his players with our school in order to help strengthen our students' reading skills. The players will be working with students in our Kinder and Lower Elementary classrooms for the next several months. 

On Wednesday, staff spent several hours (after the students' early dismissal) working together in support of our public Montessori program. Firs, the staff enjoyed a beautiful parent-catered luncheon. Thank you SO much to all who created and donated items for this wonderful spread, with a special thanks to Hind for organizing the meal and contributing so much to the day's menu. The kindness and generosity was wonderful nutrition for our hearts and minds!

After lunch, we were joined by Montessori trainer, Adele Fondo, a faculty member at the Maitland Montessori Training Center in Florida. Adele spoke with our full staff about the  Montessori philosophy, method and practice. It was an engaging and interactive afternoon, which generated a thoughtful discussion.

We finished up the week with another great Read In this morning. Thanks to everyone who joined us - it was a big crowd, as shown in the photos below!

A reminder that MFCS Parents have organized the Corn Maze Gathering at Beech Hill Farm for this Saturday. The forecast looks great - sunny and not too chilly. Hoping it's a great event! Please see the box below for details. 

Please also mark your calendars and buy your tickets for the upcoming Pancake Breakfast on November 3rd which will be held at the  Sweeney Post in Manchester. Buy your tickets today!  Click here to view important details below.

  Save the Date: Amazing Authors Parade, 11/26

Amazing Author / Book Character Parades,  October 26th

Please plan to join us for one or both of the upcoming celebrations related to reading! 

Kinder Parade: 
11:45-12 noon  

Ea ch K inder Student  will identify a favorite character from a beloved book. On October 26th, they will come to school dressed as that character. Mill Falls Families and Friends are invited to view the parade of characters just before Kinder pickup that day. 

Lower & Upper 

Our Lower Elementary Students are working in pairs, first selecting a book, preparing a brief report to share with classmates, and each student will dress as the character they have selected on October 26th as well. 

Our Upper Elementary Students are working individually. Each has selected a book and is now preparing more extensive reports on their books. They too will dress as their favorite character from the text on that Friday.
See you there!

  Save the Date: Science Showcase, 11/8

November 8th
at Mill Falls

Please join us for the Upper Elementary Student-led demonstration of experiments which explore the properties of air. Think weight, pressure and expansion by heat! 

The students' in-school study will be presented to MFCS Families and Friends from 3:15-4pm.

All are invited to experience
the magic of science!

  Brain Buster

What time?
Ms. Colleen left to go hiking at 1:15 PM. She hiked for 55 minutes. What time did she finish her hike?

Winner: Logan / 4th Year / Olympic

 Corn Maze Family Fun Event: October 20th

CornMazeMill Falls Family Outing!!

When: THIS 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


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

Where: 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.

  Picture Day: October 24th

2018 School 
Picture Day THIS Wednesday!

Please remember to send in your child's picture form to school with them the day of.

  if you'd like to reserve your spot for sibling photos, 
please  email Ms. Roxanne   

 Help Hanford Help Us!

Helps Reusable Bag Program is helping MFCS this month!!

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

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

  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 be included in the Directory,  have access to it. 

Montessori Moments...

Below: This week our Upper Elementary Students studied longitude and latitude, employing seasonal pumpkins to represent the Earth. 
They then added the continents in ratio to positions as they appear on the real Earth.

Another great Read In crowd today! Thanks to all who join us on the Friday in-class events. Keep an eye on the calendar to the left in every Newsletter for details about the Read In Schedule.

Ms. Kristin and Ms. Kayla and the Yosemite Room have now released all of their butterflies...here was the final send off: