Mill Falls News
November 2, 2018
Important Dates
Pancake Breakfast!
Sweeney Post, 251 Maple Street, Manchester

Jump Rope Club
last club day! 

Girls Lacrosse Club

UE Science Showcase

Read In
Acadia, Zion & Yosemite

Veterans Day

Parent-Teacher Conferences
No School for Students

Please CLICK HERE to view Mill Falls public Google Calendar


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  So Much Cooking!

Happy November! We kicked the month off with a great Upper Elementary field trip to The Derryfield School for a morning performance  by their Middle School Students of the musical, Bye, Bye Birdie. Special thanks to the crew at Derryfield for hosting us and providing transportation to and from the performance! And today, we once again welcomed families and friends to the Glacier and Everglade Rooms for Read In

As part of the fall festivities, this week members of our Upper Elementary Program mentored our Kinder students in the annual Pumpkin Study.
This project links our youngest learners with older students to practice skills in writing, math and science. The children work in small groups, led by the big kids to generate a list of descriptive words for the pumpkins, measure and weigh them, and then predict how many seeds are held inside. It was a two day project. 

 As a delightful side note...most of this year's big-kid mentors had themselves once been part of the Pumpkin Study when they were in kindergarten here; they were mentored by students who have now graduated. See more images of this collaborative project below. 

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There is SO much going on this month, we wanted to take a moment to list it all out for you, so you can mark your calendars and plan to be with us at as many of the upcoming events and gatherings as possible....from our Pancake Breakfast tomorrow, to our Upper Elementary Science Showcase  next week to our Fall Conference Day later this month . Thank you for taking time out of your busy lives to be with us.

11/3, 7:30-11am: Pancake Breakfast
at the Sweeney Post, 251 Maple Street Manchester. 
Families, friends and guests are welcome! If you don't have a ticket yet, but would like to join us, come on down on tomorrow morning! Tickets will be $7 per person at the door.

11/8, 3:15-4pm: Upper Elementary  Science Showcase
at Mill Falls.  Families, friends and guests welcome!

11/12: Veterans Day,  SCHOOL CLOSED  in observance.

11/15: Fall Conference Day, NO School for the Children
(invites for sign up will be sent by teachers next week)

11/21- 11/23: School Closed for THANKSGIVING BREAK

  Spirit Wear!

Fall Spirit Wear Season
is on!

We are thrilled to offer t-shirts and sweatshirts this year, which feature a NEW MFCS Spirit Wear Logo.

We can't wait to see the new look, which was developed by our new spirit wear supplier, 
Granite State Apparel

Please click HERE to view the flyer that was sent home last week.  Please be sure to place your order by Friday, November 16th!

**Don't miss the special offer for multiple t-shirt orders!**
  Join us at the Science Showcase!

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!

 New & Upcoming After School Clubs

Upper Elementary Crochet Club
with Ms. Laura B.

Club members will work with Ms. Laura to develop basic crocheting stitches and techniques. The first project will be a hat!  The club will meet 8 times from mid-November through mid December.  Please click here for the flyer which was sent home today. 

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Chorus Club 
with Ms. Tana & Ms. Kristin

Join together with friends at the upcoming After School Chorus Corral. Learn to share your voice and sing with a group during 5 weeks of practice,  culminating in a performance in mid-December. P lease click here to view the flyer which was sent home today. 

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Important Notes about Current Clubs:
  • Art Club: last session this week.
  • Girls Lacrosse: final session on Nov. 13th.
  • Jump Rope Club: final session on Nov. 5th.
There will be a gap week before the next set of clubs begin.

  Daylight Savings Time Reminder

Fall 2018 Daylight Savings Time Change 

Just a reminder that this weekend, we turn back the clocks!
 Brain Buster

What number is 25 more than 96?

Faith S / Zion / 4th Year

 Fall Conferences

Nov. 15th 
Fall Conference Day

In advance of that day, your child's teacher will send you a link to sign up for a Conference Time Slot as well as your child's Fall Progress Report next week. 

Please note, there will be no classes on the 15t h. 

Need Drop In Child Care During Your Conference?
If you need Drop In Child Care during your conference time,
we will have staff on hand in the Specials Room. 
This service will be available only during the time of your conference and the charge will be $5 per child. 
Please note, any child in the building will need to join the Child Care Drop In Room. Children in the Child Care Room must be over 3 years of age.

 Veterans Day: November 12 - SCHOOL CLOSED

Veterans Day
Monday, Nov. 12th

Please note, in observance of
Veterans Day,
school will be closed. 

 Winter Resources

  Earlier this week, the
Manchester Department of Health  shared their most up-to-date 2018-2019 Winter Resource Guide with us. The document includes a wealth of information aimed at supporting residents. Please make use of this resource yourself, or share it with those you feel might need to have city resource information contained in this one convenient document. Thank you! 

 Community Corner

Author Jan Brett  will be coming to Concord's Gibson's Bookstore on November 23rd from 5-7pm. 
She will be presenting and signing her new book, The Snowy Nap. 

Gibson's has a great selection of books and children's toys. they are located at 45 S. Main Street in Concord. 

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Enjoy an incredible performance by young dancers as they bring The Nutcracker  to life at the Dana Center at St. Anselm College. See some old Mill Falls friends, as well as Ms. Kathleen's daughter in this beloved annual production performed by members of Ballet Misha. Performances: Saturday, December 15th at 7pm and Sunday December 16th at 11am & 3pm. For more information, please visit www.balletmisha.com .
Montessori Moments...

We had a few weather challenges in terms of recess this week, but plenty of time to play chess during indoor recess!

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  Pumpkin Powered Project...the Annual Pumpkin Study
A collaborative project between our bigs and our littles, focused on language, math, science and of course mentoring and modeling.

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We shall walk together on the path of life, 
for all things are part of the universe, 
and are connected together to form one whole unity.    
  ~ Dr. Maria Montessori

This week, all members of our Lower Elementary Program participated in the First Great Lesson in the Montessori Cultural Curriculum. This lesson explores the earth's beginnings and that of human kind. Led by narrator Ms. Shannon and presenters Ms. Tana and Ms. Anya, the children observed experiments which simulate the scientific origin of the Earth.  For an amazing read about the power of this and other Great Lessons, please click here.