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Mill Falls News
November 1 , 2019
IN THIS ISSUE
Important Dates
at a 
Glance

Ongoing: Food Drive for Mill Falls Food Pantry, especially FRESH fruits & veggies, please.


11/3
Daylight Savings Time
after midnight

11/5
Green Thumb Club
3-4:15pm

11/6
Jump Rope Club
FINAL Club Day
3-4:00pm

11/7 
Arts & Crafts Club
3-4:15

11/8
Read-in Acadia, Yosemite & Zion
8:15-8:45am

11/9
Annual Pancake Breakfast
@ Sweeney Post,
251 Maple Street, Manch
7:30-10am

11/11
NO SCHOOL, Veterans Day

11/12
Green Thumb Club
3-4:15pm

11/14
Arts & Crafts Club
3-4:15pm

11/15
Read-In Denali & Olympic
8:15-8:45

11/18-11/22
Coat Drive Week
(more info to follow)

11/21
NO SCHOOL, 
Parent Teacher Conferences
 



 

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 Hold on to Your Hats! 

After that insane storm last night, we are so happy that the sky is once again blue and bright. Mother Nature is obviously in support of our creative and inquisitive spirit on this special day here at school. 
Today, the children spent much of their day sharing their Favorite Character, Favorite Author, Vertebrate/ Invertebrate stories and costumes with classmates. Then they headed out doors to share their work with so many of you. OK, so it's windy as all get up, but the kids held on to their hats - as did our guests. Thank you to those who were able to join us at our Annual Fall Parades!  So much creativity on the part of our students and staff was on display today. Smiles were spotted all day as we celebrated the love of literature and science in our community. Please enjoy the photos below. 

Hard to believe it is already November... and around here that means LOTS of activities. The next Family Fun event is our Pancake Breakfast NEXT Saturday, November 9. The pancakes and all the fixings will be served at the Sweeney Post in Manchester. Please see below for more info and don't miss it! We do need volunteers to help make the event a true success.  Please click here to find out how you can help!  The food is great and it's a wonderful way to kick off the weekend together. 

Last week we learned about a very special story. Two of our Lower Elementary Student, siblings  Hudson and Quinn - were so positively affected by our All-School Service Day at the  NH Food Bank that they organized a Hot Cocoa/Cider Stand a few weekends ago with a friend. After splitting the funds evenly among the children, Hudson and Quinn decided they wanted their portion to be donated to the Food Bank! The funds they shared provided approximately 116 meals. Thank you Hudson and Quinn for being so thoughtful and generous in support of our NH friends and neighbors who are food insecure!

While we don't celebrate Halloween here, we do take many opportunities to mark this harvest season. One beloved annual event is our Kinder Pumpkin ProjectStudents  from our Upper Elementary Classrooms travel across the hall to our Kindergarten room to work with our youngest learners as they begin to hone their skills of scientific investigation. First, they work together to find descriptive words for their pumpkins, then they weigh and measure the pumpkins and document their findings. And finally, they cut open the pumpkins, remove the seeds and estimate just how many seeds they might find inside. It's a wonderful mentoring/modeling program enjoyed by all! See below for photos and reflections by our Upper Elementary Mentors.



Hoping that our Families who celebrate Diwali & Tihar have enjoyed a wonderful Festival  of Lights. 
 
 Daylight Savings Time: Fall Back!

 
Daylight Savings Time

It's that time again... Don't forget to turn your clocks back 1 hour after midnight on Saturday, November 2!  You get a 25th hour on Sunday. Enjoy it!
 
  November 9th: Pancake Breakfast


**NEXT SATURDAY**
 2nd Annual
Pancake Breakfast
November 9th, 7:30-10am
 @ The Sweeney Post


Please plan to join us.  This fun family event is open to all MFCS Families, Staff & Friends! 

When: November 9th, 7:30-10am
Where: American Legion Henry J. Sweeney Post
251 Maple Street, Manchester, NH 03103
Parking: There is p lenty of free parking on site!
Tickets: $5 per person; $25 max per family. 

  Proceeds will be donated to our school! 

Purchase your tickets today!



Questions? Please contact the parent coordinators by email.
  Spirit Wear!

It is that time of year again to order your Mill Falls Spirit Wear! Order forms went home today in backpacks with all available items for purchase. These are great for showing school pride, and make wonderful gifts for birthdays and holidays! 

We are once again working with Shawn Burke at Granite State Apparel and Ms. Grace has made some fun new selections! 

All order forms must be returned with payment by Friday, November 15th.

  After School Club News

**SPOTS STILL OPEN**
ENROLL TODAY!!!
Chorus Club
K-6th Year Students

Join Ms. Tana & Ms. Kristin for 6 sessions of Chorus Club between November 4th and December 16th. The Club will culminate in a performance for an audience off campus; details will be shared with Club member families. 20 students maximum; 12 students minimum. First come, first served.

When:  Mondays, 3-4:15pm
Dates:  Nov 4, 18, 25 & Dec 2, 9, 16
Cost:  $60 for 6 sessions plus performance

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Arts & Crafts Enrichment Program
1-6th Year Students

Please join Ms. Shannon & Ms. Kristin for their always-popular Arts & Craft Club. Students will work on various seasonally-inspired art projects.  30 students maximum; 12 students minimum. First come, first served.

When:  Thursdays, 3-4:15pm
Dates:  Nov 7, 14 & Dec. 5, 12
Cost:  $40 for 4 sessions

 Hannaford Helps

**ACTIVE till the end of November!**

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...

This week, Ms. Melissa adapted with ease to the inclement weather and brought the outdoors, indoors! The students created animal art from items in nature. She was inspired by this book:





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Kinder Pumpkin Project 2019


Reflections from our big kids after the Fall 2019 pumpkin project

Catherine:  It was fun to help today. Helping makes me feel really good. I remember when I was in Kindergarten at my other school and I remember those who helped me. It was great to be that person for the Kindergarten students here today. Will they remember me?

Sophia: I don't remember much from my kindergarten year, but working in the Kindergarten classroom on this project brought back my own memories of being their age, of getting help from bigger kids, and it was great to help them today. 




Sasha: When you are small, you didn't know much. Working with the Kindergarteners this week showed us how much we've grown. It was so good to have the responsibility and role of being a big kid and helping. 

Tyler: I really liked helping the little ones. They are so small and I love how they talk, and how much they laugh. My table could not stop laughing! It was just so good to be in there. And when were done, one of the little girls gave me so many high-5s and even a hug!



 
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Annual Fall Parade 2019

Kinders: Book Character Study
The Yosemite Classroom's Book Character Study focused on their current reading skill study that includes: problem, solution, setting, character. Today they engaged in fun games as part of the study, while dressed as their favorite book characters.




Lower Elementary: Cultural 'Who Am I?' 
This biology curriculum project culminated in oral and visual presentations by our Lower Elementary students shared with their level schoolmates today. The  three Lower Elementary classrooms  focused on three different areas: vertebrates/invertebrates, animal classification groups, and living/non-living. The costumes were full of creativity and great humor!





Upper Elementary Book Bonanza
During our Upper Elementary's Book Bonanza today, students shared their written book reviews about their favorite books with the their classmates.   They also dressed as a character or author from the books they choose.






Thanks again for all who joined us at the Parades!

Have a great weekend!