Mill Falls News
December 14, 2018
Important Dates
Food Drive for the MFCS Food Pantry

Chorus Club

Crochet Club

Early Release
Start of December Break!
School Closes at 11:15am
No AfterCare

School Reopens!

Please CLICK HERE to view Mill Falls public Google Calendar



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







  Such Generosity!

So many thank you's are in order this week in recognition of the incredible generosity we have seen shared. 

Let's start with our Annual Coat Drive - thank you Ms. Susanne for organizing this, and thanks to SO many of our Mill Falls Families and Friends who brought in over 90 coats(!), 40 hats, 8 pairs of boots and many more mittens and scarves. We are proud to share this incredible load of kindness with Families Transition (FIT), who will in turn share all of these winter items with the families they serve. All clothing was picked up by FIT this afternoon in time for their upcoming holiday party.

We also want to send a HUGE shout out to the many talented cooks who provided such a wonderful luncheon for staff on Wednesday - our Early Release / Professional Development Day. This month, Hospitality Committee Coordinator, Hind Bashier, created a menu to reflect the upcoming all-school continent study of Europe. She put out a call for dishes, and our families created an incredible meal! Special thanks to Hind, Molly, Meghan, Intisar, Lauren, Lamis, Hala and Julie for providing so many delicious dishes! Yum!!!! Stay tuned for information from your children and their teachers about the all-school continent study!

We also want to send a special thanks to Ms. Laura B, Ms. Laura W and Ms. Devon for staffing our Annual Movie Night. We had over 60 children with us that evening here at school to enjoy a movie and snack on popcorn donated by Mark Adam at Cinemagic in Hooksett. 

So many items have been coming in from Amazon since we published our Wish List. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for taking the time to go through the list and select items requested by staff! To learn more about this,  please click here. 

We also want to acknowledge an MFCS family who gave an anonymous gift filled with kindness and love to those in our school community who are food insecure. For the 2nd year in a row, this family, who wishes to remain anonymous, has provided individual Hannaford gift cards to each of those who receive food from our Food Pantry..

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We are thrilled to announce that our Spirit Wear arrived this week and was sent home this afternoon. We LOVE the new spirit wear logo and can't wait to see members of our MFCS Community sporting the new look! Thanks to Ms. Roxanne and to our vendor,  Granite State Apparel  for working together this year.

  Help Us Sparkle!

Earlier this week, the MFCS Foundation sent out its 2018 Annual Appeal. The funding request always features work by MFCS Students and this year it includes a wonderful piece by Upper Elementary Student, Mason. The Foundation is the non-profit organization that sits beside our school - singularly purposed to raise funds for our public Montessori program.  We share the 2018 Annual Appeal mailer here so you can enjoy Mason's work. Please consider making a donation to the Annual Appeal.

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!

Thank you Mason, for sharing your beautiful artwork with us this year, and for helping inspire the headline of this year's mailer:

  December 21: Early Release to Start the December Break

December 21st at 11:15am...
the start of December Break!
All-School Dismissal will be at 11:15am.  

Please note, there will be NO Kinder or AfterCare that day. 
The school will close immediately following this early dismissal.

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

 McIntyre Ski & Snowboard Club

Want to Sign Up for the
McIntyre Ski & Snowboard Program?

Register online with McIntyre before December 17th  to avoid late fees.  Thank you, James Malone, for volunteering to be our  S ki Club Coordinator two years in a row!

Click here to view the Kindergarten Session Flyer.
Click here to view the 1st-6th Year Flyer.

**Please note: We will need chaperones for all Ski & Snowboard Club dates. Please  contact the front desk if you are interested. **

 Brain Buster

This week's Brain Buster 

Ms. Laura is flying on a plane to visit a friend. Her flight left at 3:10 pm and landed at 5:25 pm. How long was her flight?

Winner:  Ayoj / Olympic Room / 5th Year

 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 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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Enjoy an incredible performance THIS WEEKEND 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...

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Our new special - Library - in action! 

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This month, our Lower Elementary Students have explored Kwanza, Chuanukah and Christmas, learning about each holiday and making crafts. Below students in Acadia worked on paper ornaments, the string to hang the ornament was carefully measured by each student to match his/her height. 

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