Mill Falls News
December 21 , 2018
Important Dates
Food Drive for the MFCS Food Pantry

School Reopens!

Please CLICK HERE to view Mill Falls public Google Calendar


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







  Warmest Wishes!

This has been a week filled with exploration of celebrations and traditions at each of our Montessori program levels. 

After weeks of study about the holidays that occur this time of year, including Dwali, Chanukah, Christmas & Kwanza - our Kinder and Lower Elementary Classrooms were visited by many family volunteers who helped facilitate some really fun hands-on experiences. These included gingerbread house decoration by our littlest kiddos and games and crafts by our Lower Elementary Students. Meanwhile, our Upper Elementary Students focused on their own family stories as part of their curricular study of human migration. On Thursday, each student presented their family's story and a family tree or family crest as part of their work.

This morning, we came together as a school community for our final All-School Meeting of this calendar year. Students presented some of their work from the week, the Kinder Students and members of the After School Chorus shared their voices in song, and Ms. Kristin led us all in our school favorite - Light a Candle for Peace. Please enjoy some photos from the week, below.

These seasonal studies, and related activities have become our school's traditions. Learning about our families, our roots, and those of our friends and neighbors helps students know more about one another, and about the world. This broadens the focus of the season and emphasizes all that there is to celebrate in this exciting time of year.  

We'd like to take a moment to once again thank each and every one of you - our Mill Falls Family - for the kindness, grace, generosity and humor which you share with us. It is our pleasure to work together with you in support of our mission (a refresher below), which aims to help each and every student reach his/her highest potential! 


 Brain Buster

This week's Brain Buster 

Ms. Sue bakes 3 pies each day for two weeks.  How many pies will she have completed by the end of the two weeks?

Winner:  Jennifer S. / Zion / 6th Year

  End of Year Giving: Help Us Sparkle!


It takes a village to support our creative and innovative public Montessori school. Please consider making a donation to Mill Falls as part of your year-end giving.

To make your year-end contribution to support our public Montessori school,  

Donations may be made by check (made out to MFCS Foundation) or via PayPal. Please remember to check with your employer to see if your company  provides matching funds to your donation!

  Jan 3: School Re-opens!

MFCS will close for the December Break on
December 21st at 11:15am and will reopen on January 3rd!

  2019 Lottery News

  Hard to believe it, but the 2019 Lottery Enrollment Season is just around the corner! You will be hearing more from us about the Lottery, including ways you can help us welcome potential new families to our school community and how to apply if you have a sibling of a currently enrolled student you'd like to enter in the Lottery this year. Our Lottery Enrollment Form will be available on our website beginning January 3rd. Stay tuned for more details!

 Amazon Wishlist


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

 Community Corner

NH Winter Farmers Markets

It's cold out there, but guess what, there are still some Winter Farmers Market in our state!  Find fresh produce, meats and many other local products throughout the coldest months at one of the many winter farmers markets happening around the state. Click here to review the list we received this week from NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food. 

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2019 Clem Lemire Tournament:
A Youth Hockey Tournament 

This Manchester tournament consists of two divisions: Elementary School  Divis ion (grades 3-5) and a Middle School Division (grades 6-8). Click here to view the flyer!

Please click here for the application, which is due on February 12th. The tournament starts following the end of the high school season. There is a small fee of $15.00 cash or check to cover cost of game officials. Please make all checks payable to MRYHA (Manchester Regional Youth Hockey Association).

All games will be played at the JFK Coliseum or the West Side Ice Arena in Manchester between the hours of 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM.

Montessori Moments...

Kinder Gingerbread fun!
Thank you Aunt Melissa for making the structures and to all who donated their time to help the children. Fun was certainly had by all!


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Seasonal Holiday Study
This week, our Lower Elementary Students created crafts and played games
related to Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanza. Again a HUGE thank you to the many volunteers who helped make the day such a success.

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W e ended the week with an All-School Meeting,
where some of the Upper El 
Students shared their family stories
and the chorus shared their voices. 

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 And of course, there is always time for a birthday walk!

Wishing everyone a wonderful and relaxing break, filled with family and friends, love and good wishes. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.
See you January 3rd!