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November 18 , 2016
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Upcoming Events

11/21
Upper El Choir
3-4:15pm

11/23-11/25
Thanksgiving Break-
NO SCHOOL

11/28
Upper El Choir
3-4:15pm

11/29
After School Art
3-4:15pm

11/30
Lower El Choir
3-4:15pm

12/2
Pizza Friday! 

Read-In: Glacier, Everglades & Zion
8:15-8:45am

Movie Night In, Parent Night Out
6:15-9:00pm

Please click here for our online Google calendar.


CORPORATE SPONSORS

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

 

 

 

 

Work, Focus, Conference, Celebrate!

We hope you feel as good about the Conference Day as we do. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet with Parents/Guardians and spend time speaking with you about your children. We send an ENORMOUS thank you to the Hospitality Committee for spoiling us with yet another wonderful luncheon. Indeed, it's a long day, and the many dishes and treats you shared were very much appreciated!!!

Looking forward to our 2nd Annual Night of Community and sending a HUGE thank you to Rachel Marziano for her hard work and focus on making this event a huge success. Special shout out to her partners-in-crime - Mel Johansson and Lisa Zonfrillo for securing so many wonderful auction items and a thanks to those of you will have donated items and to those who will be joining us tonight. 


Scheduling Reminders: 
Happy Thanksgiving!  We are closed for Thanksgiving Break from Wednesday, November 23rd - Friday November 25th. We all meet back at school on the 28th to power through the next few weeks until December Break. We have much to be thankful for here at Mill Falls including our wonderful students and their wonderful families! 

After School Art will have its third and final session after Thanksgiving- Tuesday, November 29th. 

Planning to enroll your child in the   2016/17 Ski ClubIf you are planning to sign up, please do so ASAP. We must have at least 15 children to be able to participate.  Please see below for details.

Pizza Friday Forms went home today. Please be sure to return those by Monday, November 28th
Lose your form during break? Click here for the PDF. 
Need a Night Out?
Movie Night In, Parent Night Out
Calling all Mill Falls Parents...
Enjoy a night out during this holiday season, while your children enjoy our 2016 Movie Night at school! 


Members of our staff will be here at school during the screening of the new hit movie, Finding Dory.  

While the children are in our care, you can enjoy some time to meet up with friends, do some holiday shopping, or just enjoy some relaxing kid-free time.
 
Doors Open: 6:15 pm
Movie Begins: 6:30 pm
Pickup: 8:45-9pm
Admission: $5 per child

Click here to view the flyer sent home in backpacks today! 
Good Luck to Our First Lego League Team!
This Saturday, our First Lego League Team - Lego Phoenix -will participate in the state-wide competition. They have been hard at work both programming their robots and compiling information for their research project. We wish them our very best and look forward to hearing about the competition. 

If you'd like to cheer on the team, please feel free to attend. Here are the details: 
  • Our Team competes on Saturday morning,
    December 19, between 9:15-11:15.
  • Competition Location: Hillside Middle School
    112 Reservoir Ave, Manchester, NH                  Go Team!
Lending A Hand...
Sometimes life circumstances take us on paths unexpected. At those times, there are few things as important as making sure that the affected person and their family are well supported. We have come together in large and small ways in past years to help support those in our community who need it. It is in that spirit that we share the following update about MFCS mom, Liza Oppenheim.

Last year, Liza and her family turned to our community for support as Liza struggled to recover from a first, then a second liver transplant. While she had made some strides since last spring, she is now back in crisis, and awaiting a 3rd transplant. This week, the family sent out  another appeal via their Go Fund Me website to help offset the enormous costs they face in seeking care for Liza. In that appeal,  Liza's mom, Judy, wrote: 

You have all been so generous and the outpouring of kindness and support has been overwhelming for all of us. If you can find it in your heart to help Liza and her family a little bit more we would all be extremely grateful, but know that whatever you've done up to now has been greatly appreciated and we are profoundly grateful for your help. 

If you feel you are able to lend a hand, they ask that you go to:    http://www.gofundme.comOnce there, type in Liza's New Liver. On Liza's page, look for the button that says Updates 3 -for more information. Thank you.
Work in Progress...

 
Ski Club

SkiClubIf you are planning to sign up for the 2016/17 Ski Club, please do so as soon as possible. Please  click here to view the 2016/17 Ski Club flyer.
 
KEY SKI CLUB INFO:
Lesson Sessions: Every Tuesday for 5 weeks beginning Jan 3rd, 4pm - 6pm.

Registration: Open through  Dec 15 th and done through the McIntyre website only. 

Keep Anastasia Informed:
Once you have registered please send an email to our Parent Coordinator, Anastasia Frew, at anastasia.frew@gmail.com, so she can track Club participants.

One-way busing from MFCS to McIntyre will be provided at a cost of $31 for the season and is required of all children participating in the 4pm lesson. The cost will go  down depending on the number of children participating.

Kindergarteners can participate 
in lessons on Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30, however parents will be responsible for transportation!  If your kinder is close to being 6 and has skied before they are welcome to register for the Mighty Mac's at 4pm. McIntyre has a no refund policy if the child fizzles out after an hour or decides they don't like the program!  **Kinder parents of each participating child will be required to be there for the whole session each week.**

Parent chaperones are key to the success of this program. Each week, we require one parent here at school to get the kids ready. A parent must also ride the bus with the children. At the mountain, we require 2-3 chaperones - some in the lodge and some on the mountain. Chaperones can ski for free during the lessons as they monitor the children on the mountain. 

See you on the slopes!