Mill Falls News
December 23, 2015
Upcoming Activities
Holiday Break

Drama Club Begins

2016 Lottery Enrollment Begins

Ski Club Begins, McIntyre Ski Area 

Beginning Ukulele Lessons 

Pizza Friday

Read-In: Acadia & Yosemite

Drama Club

Lottery Info Session

Ski Club, McIntyre Ski Area

Winter STEM Begins!

Please click here for our online Google calendar.


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





Signs of Celebrations...
It has been a joyous, albeit short, week here at Mill Falls. The children's excitement is contagious and even the staff had some fun with an 'Incognito Elf' gift exchange this week.

Many thanks for all the treats families and friends sent in this week. As a Staff we feel the warm embrace of your appreciation and we send that right back to you and your family this holiday season and beyond!

In recognition of the children's hard work this year, and in the spirit of the season, there have been a number of fun projects the teachers have snuck in around our Montessori work cycles this week (some are shown below). 

Please note, we have lots cooking as soon as we return to school on the 4th of January, much of which is highlighted in the sections below. The start of the 2016 Lottery, new after school programs, the Upper El Dance...just to name a few!

If you do or see something interesting over the vacation, take some pictures for us! Let us know what fun you're up to while you're away! Send pictures and a brief explanation to us at  office@millfalls.org .

Wishing our wonderful extended Mill Falls Community a safe and relaxing vacation filled with great family and friend time, fantastic books and fun math facts, and most of all laughter and good health! See you in 2016!

As part of their study of Asia, our Upper Elementary students have been studying the Chinese New Year. One project includes the making of a Chinese Dragon, a common site during New Year celebrations, used to ward off evil spirits. The project will soon be hung in the library area.

 the afternoons in her role as English Language Learner Coordinator, Ms. Kristin organized a Gingerbread making workshop as a fun followup work to the books she recently read with her English Language Learners. As they built their gingerbread houses, the children practiced following directions and following a progressive series of steps, naming all the parts of the building as they moved through the activity. 

Earlier this week our Kinder kiddos watched The Polar Express clad in their PJs!
MFCS 2016 Enrollment Lottery
Beginning January 4th, our 2016 Lottery Enrollment Application will be available on-line (with paper applications available by request). Between then and mid-March we will hold several open houses for interested families.

For those of you planning to enroll siblings at Mill Falls in the 2016/17 School year, please be aware you MUST enroll them in the 2016 Lottery.

If you speak with anyone over break who would like to apply, please encourage them to send a note to:  Admissions@MillFalls.org
so that they can be added to our 2016 Lottery Mailing List.

  Thank you for helping us spread the word!
Thank you Ms. Jo & Welcome Ms. Colleen
Please join us in wishing our own Ms. Jo our very best. She will be stepping down from her staff position as she prepares to welcome her baby daughter who is due in early 2016. Jo has brought so much to our staff and to our Upper Elementary Program where she has served as an Assistant Teacher since 2013. It is hard to say goodbye, but we look forward to seeing her in her new role as mom! Thanks to the Upper El Teachers and Students for the great send off party for Ms. Jo today!

As we say goodbye to Jo, we ask that you also join us in welcoming our newest staffer, Colleen Costa, who will join Ms. Lauren in the Everglades Room as the new Assistant Teacher. Colleen comes to us most recently from Gossler Park School where she has served as a Title 1 Certified Instructor, providing supplemental instruction to her students' general education programming. Colleen has a BA in Elementary Education from Southern New Hampshire University where she graduated with honors in May 2013. Welcome aboard, Colleen!
From the Front Office
Child Care - Space is Available!
Interested in enrolling your child? Please be in touch with Susanne by email at ChildCare@millfalls.org for more information

January School Holidays
Please be aware of these dates in our school schedule in the month of January. 

Wednesday, January 13th
Early Release at 11:15am

Monday, January 18th
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, NO SCHOOL

Sharing is Caring!
Thank you to all of you who have donated to our Coat Drive this winter!  These coats will be donated to Families in Transition (FIT) of Manchester.

The Kinder students decorated home-made gingerbread houses. Special thanks to Melissa Drake, owner of Batter Up! and a MFCS aunt. She crafted the most beautiful gingerbread houses we ever did see...24 of them!
2nd Annual Upper Elementary Dance!
The Student Dance Committee is busy planning for their winter dance on 
Friday, January 22, 2015, 6:30-8:30pm.

We will need many parent volunteers, too! Interested in helping? Please email  Laura Wrubleski for details! 
After School Activities 
Our new After School Activities will be starting the week we return from break! 

Drama Club
For grades 2-4. Mondays beginning January 4th (6 weeks). 

McIntyre Ski Club 
Programs for all students, K-6.  Tuesdays beginning January 5th (5 weeks). 
Register online at McIntryeSkiArea.com
Click here for the flyer. 

For grades 3-6. Thursdays beginning January 14th (6 weeks).

Learning to type...on a really big keyboard! As part of our Technology Curriculum, our Lower Elementary students are jumping in to keyboard familiarity feet first!