Mill Falls News
February 3, 2017
Upcoming Events
Lower El ASL Club

McIntyre Ski Club

Early Release Day
11:15am Dismissal

Upper El ASL Club

Pizza Friday!

Read-In: Acadia & Yosemite

Lower El ASL Club-Makeup

McIntyre Ski Club- Makeup

Chess Club

Pizza Friday!

Read-In: Denali & Olympic

Presidents Day

Chess Club

Pizza Friday!

February Vacation
Please click here for our online Google calendar.


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






Looking forward to dancing the night away at our Annual Upper Elementary Dance tonight! The Dance Committee has worked hard on the decorations and other event plans. Sending thanks in advance to our parent and staff volunteers for helping to make it a great night! Special shout out to DJ RonDMC (MFCS Uncle) for donating his services!

Thanks to all who shared some serious warmth with our neighbors as part of our Winter Coat Drive! We collected 66 coats which have been sent to New Horizons for distribution to their homeless clients. What a wonderful show of community support!

We are thrilled to announce that a group of Mill Falls students are working together to launch our student newspaper. They have named the paper, The Mill Falls Roots: Digging DeeperThe Editorial Team, made up of 5th & 6th graders, is hard at work, creating structures and editing procedures, defining the newspaper's departments, editorial roles, and learning the elements involved in newspaper production. The group of 10 students recently began meeting weekly during school hours and are working beautifully together to kick off this new and exciting project. The students are guided and supported by Meryl & Colleen L. Stay tuned for more details as the project develops.

Please join us in congratulating our own Ryan Frew - MFCS Dad and member of the 
Union Leader's 2017 
40 Under 40

which  recognizes some of the state's brightest young achievers who have a record of professional and volunteer accomplishments in New Hampshire.

For those of you who attended our Best of Both Worlds 5K/Fun Run, you will remember seeing Ryan and his Jr. Monarchs hockey team who provided a mighty volunteer effort to our event.  Ryan K. Frew is head coach and general manager of the N.H. Jr. Monarchs and is also dad to MFCS students, Seamus and Quentin.  Learn more about Ryan by clicking here.

 Early Release: February 8th at 11:15am

A reminder that on Wednesday, February 8th we will have an Early Release Day for Staff professional Development and Planning.

All students will be released at 11:15am.

If you need ChildCare for that day, please email Susanne. Thank you!

Can you lend a hand? 
For Early Release lunch this month, we polled the teachers for some of their favorite lunch foods. Click here to see what's on the menu!

First Lego League Celebration: On February 8th, the FLL Team will be celebrating their 2016 Season at Sky Zone - Manchester's indoor trampoline park - and they invite MFCS Families to join the celebration on that Early Release Day. You may purchase your tickets now while supplies last at the Mill Falls Front Desk or at Sky Zone on the day of!
Click here to view the PDF for more information. 

The FLL Organizer, Swati Gohel, has asked that If your child will be attending the FLL Celebration at Sky Zone, and you would like to order pizza, that you please click here to fill in the Pizza Order Form so she can place the order in advance and have pizza ready in a timely fashion when the children arrive. 

Remember, any child who wishes to jump at Sky Zone needs to have: 
  • a ride arranged to and from Sky Zone
  • a pre-paid ticket (or money for a ticket)
  • money for pizza
  • completed consent form.

Any questions, please contact Swati.

 Next 2017 Lottery Information Session: February 7th at 9am

Our next Lottery Information Session is on Tuesday, February 7 at 9am here at school. Please spread the word!

We are still looking for Parent Ambassadors for that morning. Please click here if you are able to help out or donate some items for this or future Info Sessions!

A reminder that siblings of currently enrolled students  must be entered in the Lottery if they are to be part of our enrollment system. Please complete one Lottery Enrollment Application per child.
 Upcoming After School Programming

Girls on the Run!
We are excited to offer Girls on the Run again this spring! This is a 10-week, curriculum-based program that inspires girls in grades 3-5 to be joyful, healthy, and confident, while creatively integrating running. 

This program is held after school at Mill Falls on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4:30. 

Please click here to see the flyer that went home today in backpacks. 
For more information, and to register,  visit www.girlsontherunnh.org .

Come make vehicles that can travel 50 feet under their own power or glide down a ramp! Use gears to make things move or spin! Participating students will create race cars, and exciting LEGO® builds. Students will use LEGO® pieces that move with gears and a motor. Each session the Let Go Your Mind teacher will discuss key engineering and physics concepts and demonstrate how special LEGO® elements work together. You'll take home lots of new ideas and fun memories, but not your LEGO® creations.

This program is for students in grade 1-3, and will begin on Monday, March 13th. All forms and payment are due by Friday, February 24th.

Please click here to see the flyer that went home in backpacks today.
 Carpool Inquiry

MFCS mom, Beth Hubbard who lives in Goffstown, is interested in carpooling. Any one in the Goffstown, New Boston, or Bedford area who might be interested, is asked to please contact Beth by email
 2017 Calendar Raffle

The 2017 Calendar Raffle will soon be ready for your participation! The calendar team is putting the finishing touches on the design and all will be ready for distribution just before February Vacation. Like last year,  Calendars will be sold on line and in person by paper. Stay tuned for more info! 

In the meantime...MFCS Parent, Lisa Zonfrillo, is still collecting exciting and enticing raffle items for our  2017 Calendar Raffle. We have a fundraising goal of $10,000 and hope you and your family will help pitch in and make this Spring Fundraising project the best Calendar Raffle yet!!

Help Still Needed:  If you have any great gift certificates that you'd be willing to donate to the Calendar Raffle, please email Lisa or drop them off at the MFCS front desk! 
Thank you!
 Brain Busters!

Each week, our Math Interventionist, Colleen Lacroix, posts 2 fun and engaging Math Brain Busters. The students have 4 days to submit their answers, and then Colleen pulls out all the correct answers and has the previous week's winners randomly select one of the correct answers for each challenge to determine that week's 'winner'. 

This week the Brain Busters were:
1: Find the sequence and fill in the blanks:
3, 17, 31, 45, __, __, 87
Winner: Amelia, Acadia, 3rd ye a r

2: The 4th grade is going on a field trip to the Science Museum. There are 135 students, 8 teachers, and 16 parents riding the buses to the Museum. If a bus holds 45 people, how many buses must the school order for this field trip?
Winner: Naomi, Everglades, 6th year.

Here are some of our students hard at work on their answers:

 Winter Food Drive...for our New Food Pantry!

Each Winter, the MFCS Community
participates in a food drive.  This year, y our donations will directly support members of
our school community! We will be collecting donations for the rest of the school year.
Please click here to see the flyer.

Thank you!
 Art Exploration

The Currier Museum has some great programming going on, including February Break Art Camps! Click here for a link to the camps directly.
Montessori in Motion

This week, our 6th Year Science Lab explored this question: 
Why is salt cube shaped? 
Working with styrofoam balls, the students made a cube out of the balls 
by following the scientific principle related to positive and negative charges. 
That hands on exercise revealed the explanation of the cube shape!

Meanwhile, our 4th Year students were exploring how heat effects liquids in a solution. Cold water is shown on the left, hot water on the right, and water at room temp is in the middle.