Mill Falls News
February 16, 2018
  • Food Drive for the MFCS Food Pantry

NO School - 
Presidents Day

No Bake Cookie Club  

Drama Club

March & April Pizza Form DUE!

2/26 - 3/2
No School - 
February Break

Upper Elementary Coding Club

Drama Club

Drama Club Reader's Theater

Grandparent's Day

Lottery Closing

Scholastic Book Fair

Coding Club

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 So much to celebrate this week!

After more than a few winter-storm delays, we have finally reached our 100th Day of School! For those of you who don't know, the 100th Day is a big deal around here. It provides us with the opportunity to step back, take a look at what we've accomplished and dream a bit about our future! 

Our day began with an All-School Morning Meeting where a children's book about the 100th Day was read aloud by Ms. Laura B. Then we sat back and enjoyed a slide show set to music. This Annual 100 Day Slide Show shares this year's first 100 days in pictures, allowing us to reflect on and celebrate the hard work accomplished so far by our Staff and Students. 

Throughout the day today, our students engaged in various activities related to 100 - from cup stacking to making wacky paper glasses, working with stackable lego pieces and more! As part of the celebration, many on our staff dressed as 100-year-old women. It's always a joyous affair with lots of laughs, and today was no exception! Please enjoy some images from our 100th Day shared below!

This week also featured Valentine's Day, which was overflowing with love and good wishes. Organized by the amazing MFCS parent, Hind, and assisted by Intisar and Ayat, the staff was treated to an incredible Valentines Day feast. 

After lunch, the Staff gathered for a special celebration in honor of Ms. Laura W. who is preparing to welcome her babies. We are all so excited for Laura and her husband! 

We are really looking forward to a GREAT Upper Elementary Dance tonight to close out the week. Thanks so much for the many donations of food and decorations you've sent in. Thanks, too, to our MFCS uncle, DJ Ron, who will donate his services to rock the house tonight, and to Ms. Colleen who has organized the event, and led the Student Dance Committee.

A reminder that school is closed on Monday for President's Day.
See everyone on Tuesday morning...barring a crazy winter storm, of course!
 SAVE THE DATE, and Call Grandma!

We are super excited to announce 
our upcoming 
Grandparents &
Special Friends Day 
on March 12th, 2018

We've once again scheduled this event 
on a Monday  to give Grandparents and Friends the chance to travel in advance of this gathering!
Please note due to space limitations, 
we ask that you keep your guest list to a max of 2 visitors.

Please help us spread the word... 
by sharing the invitation and/or sending along the following information to your children's Grandparents and/or Special Friends.

When: March 12th from 9-11am
Where: Mill Falls Charter School, 100 William Loeb Drive, Manchester, NH.
What: A morning together to share our public Montessori program with some of our students favorite people - their Grandparents and Special Friends!

Can You Lend a Hand?
MFCS P arents/Guardians, we are looking for a few Parent Ambassadors to help welcome our Guests on March 12th, and also are requesting some donation items (coffee/tea and morning treats). Stay tuned for details!

 Upcoming After School Programming & Updates

Upper Elementary
Coding Club
will meet on Tuesdays in March. This class will introduce participating students to computer animation and programming. They will use Scratch, a system designed especially for children ages 8 and older. Students will build simple games and interactive stories using ChromeBooks provided by the School. Please click here to see the flyer sent home this week.

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Girls on the Run Update...
If you registered, you should have received an email this week  with your registration status (accepted or wait list).  Please stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks  from your Girls on the Run coaches!

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This week marked the end of 
American Sign Language (ASL) Club. 

Please note that the final Cookie Club 
meeting will be held next Tuesday.

The  Drama Club has TWO sessions left due to weather (February 21st AND March 7th).  Drama Club participants will share elements of their work with the school community Friday, March 9th .

Special thanks to Ms. Tana, Ms. Becca and Ms. Christine for a great job leading these clubs!
 Brain Busters!

Question: A bouquet of flowers costs $8.75. Johnny wants to buy his mom and his sister each their own bouquet of flowers for Valentine's Day. If he pays with a $20.00 bill, how much change will he get back?

Winner:  Owen H., 5th Year, Zion Room

 Pizza Forms

A friendly reminder that Pizza Friday Forms for March and April  are due on February 23rd. Please be sure to return 
your completed form on or before the 23rd so that your order can be included!

Click here to view the form!
 Lottery Information Sessions

Know anyone who is planning to enroll their child/children in our 2018 Lottery? 

Please be sure to remind them that there are only two 2018 Lottery Information Sessions remaining!

Wednesday, February 21st at 10am
Saturday, March 10th at 10am

To learn more about the Information Sessions, 
please click here.

The Lottery closes at 5pm on Monday, March 12th
For information about the Lottery and the application, 
please click here.

 Food Drive...for the MFCS Food Pantry!

We wanted to once again thank our community for the kindness with which you have been keeping our shelves full of delicious and healthy donated food for our families in need. Your response continues to be tremendous and this has made it possible for for to continuously send home quality food to those in our community who are experiencing food insecurity. Please keep it coming.
Thank you!
 February Break Opportunities...

We also wanted to share a link to the the 2018 Winterfest schedule. This is an  annual program of discounted, low, and no cost activities for local youngsters during the February School vacation. Click here to learn more.

Close to MFCS home, the Currier Museum has some great programming going on, including February Break Art Camp!  Click here  for a link.

We've also recently heard about a few upcoming  Clem Lemire Hockey Tournament, which take place at two  hockey  arenas in Manchester during the month of March. 
Montessori in Motion
So many ways to count to 100 in celebration of OUR 100th Day! 100 piece puzzles, fun-filled timed challenges like eating a cookie without using  your  hands, crafts, counting and building challenges all based on 100, and so much more!  As we celebrate, we also say thank you to all of our wonderful staff, students and families!



Meanwhile, earlier in the week...
Friends in all classrooms exchanged Valentine's Day cards.
In the Zion Room, students shot arrows made of q-tips and 
guesstimated  just how far they would fly!

And no matter how busy we are,
there is ALWAYS time for a birthday walk...

Have a great weekend, and Happy 100th Day!