Mill Falls News
November 13, 2015
Upcoming Activities
Girls on the Run 5K
Concord, NH
(see box below
for details)

11/16 & 11/18
FLL Team 3

After School Art

After School Chorus

11/17 & 11/19
FLL Teams 1 & 2

After School STEM

Pizza Friday!

Read-In: Denali & Olympic

'A Night of Community'
Fall Fundraiser

First Lego League Qualifying Tournament

Early Release Day

Parent Teacher Conferences

No School, Thanksgiving Holiday Recess

Please click here for our online Google calendar.


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





Parent Teacher Conferences
Nov 24th: Fall Conference Day
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 24th. ALL students will be released at 11:15 that morning. Conferences will begin at 12 and run until 8pm that evening. 

If you've not yet responded to your Classroom Teacher's invitation via Sign-Up Genius, please do so to reserve your meeting time. 

If you will be needing Drop-In Child Care for the Early Release or during your conference, please email Susanne at childcare@millfalls.org.

From the Front Office
Upcoming School Holidays & Events 
Tuesday, November 24th: 
Early Release at 11:15am. 
Parent Teacher Conferences from 12-8pm.

Wednesday, November 25th - Friday, November 27th:
School Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday. 

Friday, December 4, 2015:
Movie Night for the Kids, Night Out for the Grown Ups!
Details to follow on this annual event...Save the Date!

Pizza Friday Forms

Pizza Friday forms went home in backpacks today for the month of December. Forms and payment are due November 20th, so that your orders can be organized before our Thanksgiving Holiday.

Lost & Found 
Many of our students reconnected with clothing in the Lost & Found at our All-School Meeting this morning, but there is plenty left that needs to go home!   Please encourage your child to check our Lost & Found in the front office if they have misplaced any items they have brought to school. 
Smarter Balanced Results
The state has now given permission for schools to share the Smarter Balanced Assessment results with parents/guardians. We will be sending your child's results early next week along with information to help you read the results and understand the context of the Smarter Balanced Assessment within our public Montessori program. 
Lessons Shared...

Earlier today we held an All-School Meeting which featured exciting projects from some of our Lower Elementary Students. Two students from the Acadia Room presented an intricate map they made of South America.

A small group from Denali displayed their knowledge of Sign Language. Ms. Celia, their Assistant Teacher is studying American Sign Language, and has been working with her students to build their vocabulary and understanding. 

Our after school STEM students have been hard at work creating a water pipeline with the goal of moving the liquid using straws, popsicle sticks, tape and water-proof clay. Each team had success!

From the Kitchen
School Silverware
Our silverware drawers are looking quite sparse these days! 

We have had many more utensils from our school's kitchen borrowed than we have had them returned. 

While we are happy to provide your student with utensils should they be forgotten one day, we will not be able to do so if we don't have any. Thanks for returning any that may have found their way into your drawers!
We Have a Winner!
Thanks to all those who are participating in our Family & Friends Monthly Giving Program. Since the start of the year, we've had nine families join the program! 

As part of that program, the names of Monthly Giving participants are drawn in a small gift raffle each month. Next month's winner could be you!  The winner of this month's raffle prize is Caroline & Joshua Niedzwiecki! The prize this month is a gift certificate to Shorty's! 

Girls On the Run!
Team Spirit in preparation for the 5k!
Wishing our Girls on the Run a great celebration at their season finale 5k race on November 15th at 10:30 at Memorial Field in Concord NH. Want to join them? Please click here for the link to register.

And please don't forget the Girls' community project in support of animals. Boxes have been placed in each classroom to gather a collection of animal food, blankets, toys etc. until Friday November 20th. Thank you!