Mill Falls News
December 2 , 2016
Upcoming Events
Upper El Choir

Lower El Choir

Pizza Friday!

Read-In: Acadia & Yosemite

Upper El Choir

Early Release Day

Pizza Friday! 

Read-In: Denali, Olympic

Choir Concert

Early Release Day

Winter Break- 

Please click here for our online Google calendar.


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





Many Thanks to Give!

Looking forward to our 5th Annual Movie Night tonight! We've mentioned to the children that if they are planning on coming to please bring their water bottles with them if possible, as it's better for the environment! Fresh popcorn donated by the Hooksett Cinemagic will be on hand! We hope to see your kiddos tonight - doors open at 6:15 ($5 per child); pickup between 8:45-9pm. No RSVP? No problem! You can still show up at the door! We hope YOU enjoy your Parent Night Out! 

We've completed the accounting on our 2016 Night of Community and the final tally has us close to $13,000!! Funds were raised via ticket sales, the silent auction, the auction of student art, and our Fund-A-Need. Again a HUGE thank you to Rachel, our SNHU hosts and to all of you who joined us!

On Monday, December 19th at 3:30 we will be hosting our first Winter Choir Concert. Led by their conductor, our own Ms. Allison, the Upper and Lower El choirs will perform a number of pieces they have been working on. Hope to see you there!

Important Upcoming Dates
A few important dates to keep in mind:

December 14th: Early Release, 11:15am
Child Care will be available. Please contact Susanne at ChildCare@millfalls.org to reserve your spot.
December 23rd: Early Release, 11:15am
This is the start of our December Break. There will be Before Care on the 23rd but NO Kinder or AfterCare that day.
Tuesday, January 3rd:
School Reopens following our December Break!

Montessori in Motion
Our 5th Year Students have been studying Atomic Structure. 
As part of the study, each student was asked to construct a 3-D model of their chosen element and produce an accompanying index card which relayed researched information about their atom (its periodic symbol, atomic weight, number of protons, neutrons and electrons, and at least two things the element is used for). This week they presented their atom models. 
At the end of the lesson, the students created a poem 
about their study...herewith:

Creating Everything.
Seeing atoms only throughout a microscope.
Hold captive protons and neutrons in the nucleus. 
Running around are electrons.
Circulating around are electron shells.
Mixing with other is where you'll find valence electrons. 
Splitting an atom means...KABOOM!
Ski Club... DEADLINE DEC 15th!

Please  click here to view the 2016/17 Ski Club flyer.
Lesson Sessions: Every Tuesday for 5 weeks beginning Jan 3rd, 4-6pm.

Registration  Deadline:
Dec 15 th and must be done through the McIntyre website. 

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!
Congrats to Our First Lego League Team!
Our  First Lego League Team - Lego Phoenix - qualified for the State Championship Tournament!!! 

The finals are free and open to the public if you would like to cheer on our team! Here are the details:
  • Our Team competes on Saturday, December 3rd.
  • Competition Location:  Windham High School
    64 London Bridge Rd. Windham, 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.