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Mill Falls News
October 7 , 2016
IN THIS ISSUE
Upcoming Events

10/10
Columbus Day Holiday
School Closed

10/11-10/14
Scholastic Book Fair

10/11
First Lego League
3-4:30pm

10/13
First Lego League
3-4:30pm

Bring Your Parent to School Night
6-8pm

10/14
Pizza Friday!

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

10/18
First Lego League
3-4:30pm

10/19
Early Release Day
11:15am

10/20
First Lego League
3-4:30pm

10/21
Pizza Friday!

Read-In: Denali, Olympic
8:15-8:45

Please click here for our online Google calendar.

CORPORATE SPONSORS

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

 

 

 

 

Falling into Place...
Hoping everyone has some fun plans for our upcoming 3-day weekend. Please remember that school is closed on Monday; there will be no Child Care Programs that day. We will reconvene on Tuesday and look forward to a great week.


We will be hosting our annual Fall Book Fair  beginning on Tuesday next week. If you can lend a hand at the Fair, to volunteer. The Fair runs from Tuesday - Friday.



We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday evening from 6:30-7:30pm for arguably one of the best nights of the year - Bring Your Parent/Guardian to School Night! Let your child lead you through a mini-Montessori work cycle and share the wonder of the Montessori approach to learning.

assembly line We are putting the final touches on our Fall Service Day. On Tuesday, October 18th,  our Lower and Upper Elementary students will spend time at the NH Food Bank, our neighbor and long-term service day partner (to the right is our first service day in 2012). There, the students will put together food packages which the Food Bank distributes to   food insecure families across Southern New Hampshire. Many of our neighbors and friends in NH and across the nation lack consistent access to food. Here in our state, over 42,000 NH children are food insecure. About 10% of NH residents are living in poverty and facing serious hunger issues.  This annual MFCS Service Day provides our students with an opportunity to learn about community engagement. For information on hunger in NH, click here , and/or visit the NH Food Bank's website page about this issue.











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
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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. 

 
ParentsToSchoolNightBring Your Parent/Guardian to School Night: Oct. 13th

Learn about our Montessori classrooms from your child!

Thursday,
 ** October 13th ** 
6:30-7:30pm

Come spend time with your child in his/her classroom as she/he leads you through a mini Montessori work cycle. See how the unique Montessori hands on materials, known as 'Works', function to bring meaningful learning into view for your child! This is one of our most special evenings every year. We hope you will make time to join us! 

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

The 2nd Annual MFCS 
NIGHT OF COMMUNITY
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!
Read-Ins Fridays...Please Join Us!

Today kicked off our Read-In Season! Thanks to all who joined us. 


Read-In Fridays are always a great time at school; it's a pleasure to see families and friends sitting together exploring the written word. 
One Friday each month, your child's classroom is open from 8:15-8:45am for Read-In. 
Here is the schedule for the year:
 
1st Friday of Each Month: 
Glacier, Everglades & Zion

2nd Friday of Each Month: 
Acadia & Yosemite

3rd Friday of Each Month: 
Denali & Olympic

Please note, if school is closed for any reason on your classroom's Read In day, it will not be made up.

From the Foundation
We Have a Winner!
Thanks to all those who are participating in our Family & Friends Monthly Giving Program. As part of that program, the names of program participants are drawn monthly in a small gift raffle.  The winner of this month's raffle prize is the Marziano Family! Thank you Rachel and Nick! The prize this month is a  gift certificate to Olive Garden. 
Please click here for information about our 

Corporate Matching
We LOVE corporate matching and hope to connect with more businesses large and small this year to grow our corporate match partnerships. Please help be part of that effort! Inquire with your employer today to find out if they will match your donations. If you have any questions, please send  Meryl   an email. Thank you!!

Give & Gets, aka Effort-Free Giving
A reminder that Mill Falls is enrolled in a number of programs which are designed to provide small financial donations from places many of us shop regularly.  These 'Give & Get' opportunities are mapped out on our website, here:   http://millfalls.org/contribute/effort-free-giving/
Responsible Digital Citizenry
 
Today in Technology, Ms. Catie went over the 'Rings of Responsibility' in the real world and the digital world. Using a kinetic activity shown here, the children responded to prompts related to proper and appropriate online behaviors. Ask your kids about it this weekend!

Child Care

Tired of  the  mad rush in the morning? There is space available in our Before Care Program. Please contact Susanne for more details at ChildCare@millfalls.org. 


Work Cycle in Motion