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Mill Falls News
March 11, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE
Upcoming Activities
3/14-3/17
Scholastic Book Fair!

3/14
LetGo Your Mind
3-4:30pm

3/15
After School Art Begins!
3-4:15pm

2016/2017 Lottery

3/16
Grandparent's Day
9-11am

ASL Club
3-4pm

3/17
Early Release Day
11:15am 

Math Kangaroo Competition
9-10:30am

Parent Teacher Conferences
12-8pm

3/18
No School- Teacher Workshop

3/21-3/25
Spirit Week! 

3/21
LetGo Your Mind
3-4:30pm

3/22
After School Art
3-4:15pm

3/23
ASL Club
3-4pm

3/24
Spring STEM
3-4:10pm

3/25
Pizza Friday!

Please click here for our online Google calendar.


CORPORATE SPONSORS

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

 

 

 

 

Hustle & Bustle!
Wow do we have a lot cooking  next week! 
Please take a moment to review the list 
of events & activities:
Monday: 
Our Spring Book Fair Opens: The Fair will be open for parents to shop on Wednesday from 8-12 and Thursday from 12-7.   Huge thanks to the tie-dye decorating team - Mel, Jen & Alicia.

Tuesday:
2016 Lottery Day:  The enrollment period closed earlier this week and next Tuesday afternoon we will draw the names of each and every applicant...over 200!

Wednesday: 
Grandparents & Special Friends Day! This morning event (see below) will run from 9-11 and give our visitors the chance to learn about our school from our best ambassadors, the students! Thanks to all who have signed up on Volunteer Spot to bring goodies or help out! 

Thursday: 
Early Release (11:15) AND Parent Teacher Conferences . If you've not yet signed up for your slot, please see the invitation sent to you by your child's teacher and reserve your spot today! After Care and Child care will available. Please send a note to Susanne at  childcare@millfalls.org for more information. Thank you to all who have signed up on Volunteer Spot to provide food and goodies for staff during this very long Conference Day!

Please  click here  if you are interested in donating a treat!

Friday:
No School for students. Our staff will participate in the annual NH Charter Schools' Best Practices Conference being hosted this year by The Birches Academy Charter School.


We Love Our Grandparents
& Special Friends

2016 Grandparents &
Special Friends Day! 
Wednesday, March 16 from 9-11am

Thank you for sharing the invitation with your children's Grandparents and Special Friends! It is always a delightful morning here at school and we are so looking forward to the event again this year! 

Please be sure to give us your guests' RSVP by Tuesday, March 15th (name, email/tel and address) so we can give them a proper welcome!
Get Your Game On Tonight! Friday, March 11, 6-8pm
Looking forward to tonight's Family Game Night, and hoping many of you will be able to join in the fun from 6-8pm at school! 

There is a fun added component to this evening which makes it all the more meaningful.  Our 6th graders have chosen Game Night as one of their service learning projects this winter and spring. 
At this event, the students' focus is on helping to plan and organize the event and providing leadership as Game Gurus. 

Yesterday's indoor recess provided an opportunity for them to practice before the big night! Special shout out to Lauren Doukas and Ms. Lauren for guiding the students toward success!
 
The 2016 Calendar Raffle
Calendar Raffle sales are beginning to take off! 
Be part of the wave!!!

Some people are purchasing their calendars on line  by clicking here  and others are buying them directly from our Mill Falls Families. 
The students have created a great list of activity ideas to celebrate what we hope will be our best Calendar Raffle yet!

Thank you so much for working with your children to help make this fun and productive all-school fundraising program a great success! Remember Lisa Z's goal of $15,000. It will take a village, but she is sure we can do it!

For more information, please visit 
Thank you, thank you!
Apr├Ęs Ski
Mother Nature did not exactly provide for a great ski season this winter, but nonetheless our MFCS Ski Club managed some good times on the mountain at McIntyre. Please join us in sending MFCS dad - Craig Johnson - a HUGE thank you for his great Ski Club Leadership! 

The Food Bank Says Thanks!
Last week we received word that our Community Food Drive brought in 226 pounds of food! Enough food to provide 222 meals! Way to go Mill Falls! And special thanks to Team Marziano for making the delivery to the Food Bank!

2016 Lottery a Success!
Sending heartfelt thanks to all those who donated treats and time to help welcome prospective families this Lottery Season. This is our second largest lottery enrollment, second only to our very first lottery before we were open. Thanks too for all of you who help spread the word and share the story of NH's First Public Montessori School!
Parent Education Night: Exploring Montessori
Please join us for an engaging discussion 
about Montessori education. 

Thursday, March 31st, 6:30pm
Parent Education:
The Montessori 3-Year Cycle

We will be welcoming back Montessorian Charles Terranova who will lead an engaging philosophical discussion about the importance of the 3-year cycle in our Montessori classrooms with a specific focus on the Upper Elementary Program. 

Please RSVP to reserve your spot by sending an email to office@millfalls.org
Please note, this is a parent-only session, 
however we will offer child care for $5 per child. 
Please  send Susanne an email   if you would like to enroll in that evening's child care program.


Upcoming After School Programs 
Upper Elementary Arts & Crafts
Tuesdays, March 15th, 22nd, 29th 
Grades 4-6
Please click here  to view the flyer for more information!
Forms & payment are due by Monday, March 14th.

An Introduction to Musical Theater
Mondays & Tuesdays, April 11th - May 24th
Grades 4-6
This program led by two Derryfield School Musical Theater graduating seniors, will focus on singing, dancing, and performing, all leading up to a Musical Theater Revue performed at the Derryfield School! Our own Drama Club's Ms. Allison J will be the Staff Advisor for this program.
Please click here to view the flyer for more information!
Forms & payment are due by Friday, March 25th.

SAVE THE DATE! Parent Education Night: Internet Safety
Please join us for an important discussion about keeping our children safe in this complex digital world.

Parent Education:
Keeping Our Kids Safe When They Are Online
April 4th, 5pm

We will be welcoming back Erin Battis from the Child Advocacy Center of Hillsborough County. Erin will provide an overview of Social Media and some of its trappings, and will also discuss Cyberbullying among many other online safety threats. She will also highlight meaningful and accessible steps you can take to keep your children safe.

If you plan to join us, please RSVP today 
by sending an email to office@millfalls.org.
Please note, t his is a parent-only session, 
however we will offer child care for $5 per child. Please send Susanne an email  if you would like to enroll in that evening's child care program.
Spirit Week: March 21-25th
Students, get ready to have some fun...Spirit Week is just around the corner. For the planners among us, here's the schedule for March 21 through March 25th: 

Sports Monday: Represent your favorite team or teams!

Twin Tuesday:  Pick a friend and dress the same! 

Wacky Wednesday:  Wear your PJ's, crazy hair, or backwards clothes! 

Character Thursday: Dress up as your favorite story character!  (Please Note: No masks, please, and make sure all clothes will be comfortable for the day and are appropriate for recess.)

Fancy Friday:  Dress for success...Dress to the nines...Put on your party dress/suit and your fancy dancing shoes! 
Child Care - Space is Available!
Our next Early Release will be March 17th. Will you need childcare for the full afternoon? Will you need it during your conference?

Interested in enrolling your child in 
Before, Kinder, or After Care?
Full-time, part-time and drop in space is available! 

Please contact Susanne by email at ChildCare@millfalls.org to register your child today!
Supporting Liza
Liza Oppenheim, the MFCS parent who has recently undergone a liver transplant surgery, is continuing her long and difficult march toward recovery. We recently spotted some MFCS friends sporting their LOVE Warriors Shirts which are being sold on line with all proceeds going to support Liza and her family. 

 
Get yours today by clicking here. If you have all the t-shirts you need, but would still like to help, considering making a  donation to the GoFundMe site for Liza. Thank you for sharing the love!