Mill Falls News
November 30, 2018
Important Dates
Food Drive for the MFCS Food Pantry

Pizza Friday Forms Due!

Chorus Club

Crochet Club

Crochet Club

Read In: Glacier & Everglades

Movie Night!

Chorus Club

Crochet Club

Early Release
Dismissal at 11:15am

Coat Drive Closes

Crochet Club

Read In: Acadia, Zion, Yosemite

Please CLICK HERE to view Mill Falls public Google Calendar



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







  December, already!?!

Welcome back from what we hope was a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday for all. Our Students and Staff are hard at work and will be for the next several weeks until we break again in late December. Between now and then there is plenty cooking and we want to be sure you take a moment to mark your calendars, so thanks for taking a few minutes to read today's newsletter carefully. Don't miss the details below about our annual  Movie Night , which is scheduled for next Friday, December 7th.

Thanks to our staff and to our families for making the smooth transition this week to the new traffic flow for arrival and dismissal. Please remember to  
a llow PLENTY of space for the school buses
 to turn in and out of the parking lot area, and please remember to be careful and  keep speeds down
especially when approaching the lower parking lot. Union Leader staff park their cars there, and we want to be sure to be good neighbors.

IMPORTANT additional NOTE:  Please be sure to go ALL the way down to the bottom parking lot BEFORE entering the circle during drop off and pickup times. Be kind, no line cutting.

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Laptop Computer Needed! 
The Front Office is in need of a gently used PC running Windows 7 or higher to be a friendly conduit to the new photocopier. If you have one in good working order that you are willing to donate, 
to discuss the details. Thanks!

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Winter is upon us now, so please be sure that your child comes to school with appropriate  winter gear  - coats, boots, gloves and hats. We will go outside for recess and fitness (on Mondays) unless the real feel is below 20 degrees or it is dangerously icy out there. If you need assistance gathering those winter-weather items for your child, please be in touch with Meryl.

Please remember to keep an eye on WMUR when the weather looks frightful. We generally follow the Manchester School District, but we also post our school's schedule on WMUR. 

When we have a delayed opening: we have NO BeforeCare and NO Kindergarten Class. Students  normally  enrolled in our KinderCare program may be dropped off at 12pm.

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Wishing all of our friends who are celebrating Chanukah, which begins this weekend, a very happy holiday!

  December 7th: Movie Night!

MovieNightMFCS Annual 
Movie Night
next Friday, Dec. 7th!

Doors Open at 6:30pm 
Movie Starts at 6:45pm
Pickup is at 8:30 pm

Enjoy a night out during this holiday season, while your children take in a movie at school. Mill Falls staff members will be here at school with the children during the movie screening. 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.

This year, we will be showing the Incredibles 2, a Pixar/ Disney production.  Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for the kids while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world. Lots of great stars have lent their voices to the film, and it's become an instant favorite.

  Coat Drive!

Mill Falls 7th
Annual Coat Drive!

Drive closes on December 13th

All donations will benefit Families in Transition (FIT) and will be  gifted to FIT families during their Holiday Party!

We collected 72 coats last year.
Let's see if we can do it again this year!

Donations will be collected in a large box in the Front Office, 
CLICK HERE for more info.

  December 12: Early Release

December 12th 
Dismissal will be at 11:15am.  

Please note, we do not have space
for Drop-in ChildCare this month. 

  December & January Pizza Form

December & January 
Pizza Form 
Please be sure to compete the
 order forms that went home in backpacks last week!

If you need a copy, please 

**Forms due  Monday, Dec. 3rd**
 Brain Buster

Question:  Bobby found 2 quarters, 3 dimes, 4 nickels, and 8 pennies in his pocket. What is the total amount of money he has in his pocket?

Winner: Tony B / Everglades / 4th Year

 Amazon Wishlist


Mill Falls Staff have compiled an  Amazon "Wish List"
of items they could use around school! 
The "MFCS Wish List" can be found by clicking here !

When making your Amazon purchases, 
make sure it's through Amazon Smile so you can  donate to Mill Falls Foundation while you shop.

 Community Corner

Studio 550 Art Center is located in downtown Manchester and seeks to connect people and create community through the arts. They offer a number of programs for children, adults and families! They host classes, workshops, parties and community events, regularly. For those of you who joined us at our 2018 Night of Community, you may remember meeting Studio owner, Monica, who attended and generously sponsored our event. 

Visit 550ARTS.com for more information about their upcoming events, including their November 24th Handmade Holiday Market and their Kids Keepsake Ornament Workshop.

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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...

Above: Hundred Board Pride; Below: Crochet Club in action!