Mill Falls News
March 29, 2019
Important Dates
Food Drive for the MFCS Food Pantry - fresh fruits, veggies single-package snacks needed!  

4/1-4/9 SAS Testing 
for 3-6th year students

April & May Pizza Forms Due


Girls on the Run

Board Game Club

Girls on the Run 

Arts & Crafts Club 

Read-In: Glacier & Everglades

Family Game Night!

Paint Night  @MFCS

Board Game Club

Spaghetti Dinner @MTS

Please CLICK HERE to view Mill Falls public Google Calendar!


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







 Check Your Calendars...and your Raffles!

What a great week we had, full of School Spirit and fun all on display! Thanks to our staff, kiddos and families for putting such great effort into the 2019 Spirit Week. Enjoy the photos of matching outfits, celebration of heroes, sports fun, wacky get ups and today's fancy Friday. T o the left here is from Wacky Wednesday! 

A reminder to our 3rd through 6th year students that we will begin the State Standardized Testing (SAS) on Monday, April 1. We hope to complete this by April 9th. We have some great movement breaks being offered by some of our MFCS parents. 

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$10 = 30 chances to win! 

April 1 - the start of our Raffle Calendar Prize Month is just around the corner! On Monday morning, Lisa Z and a team of helpers will prepare the raffle entry box, determine our fundraising totals, and select a student helper to pull the first winner. We will pull one prize EVERY DAY in April. Even the winners will be placed back in the box...each calendar purchased gives people 30 chances to win!

Help us finish up strong...please use this weekend to make some additional sales! 
All money and raffles must be here by Monday morning to be counted! 

Remember, ever dollar raised goes to help our school. The prizes are great and the cause even better. Thank you for your support!

Sales can be made on line or on paper.

Here is their link to all things Raffle! 

Thank you so much for your help in raising these critical dollars for our school! 
  Game Night: NEXT Friday April 5th

Annual Family Game Night
F riday, April 5th 

Gather your friends and family and join us at Mill Falls on Friday, April 5th to play a wide selection of Gamewright Games. This event is free to attend; no need to sign up in advance. Our open area / common space will be stocked with scores of games available to play, ranging in target age from pre-school on up! We'll also have free refreshments and a raffle to win a free game!

Love what you play? Buy it that night! New games will be available that night for purchase, with 50% of the proceeds going to our school. Stop by anytime during the event. Hope to see you there! 

**Only cash and check can be accepted for game payment**

For more information or to lend a hand, please contact 
our parent organizers at:  MFCSParentCoordinator@millfalls.org

 MFCS Food Pantry: A Story of Generosity & Kindness

With support from our amazing community and our partnership with the NH Food Bank, we have sent home 1091 meals since September! We can't thank our MFCS Food Pantry Donors enough for all of the generous donations! The care and thoughtfulness with which these donations have been made is inspiring and strengthened our ability to support our MFCS kiddos and families who are food insecure.  Huge shout out to Ms. Susanne who manages the Pantry. 

Need Food Assistance and not yet enrolled? If you need assistance and would like to add your child to our Pantry Recipient List please email her at Susanne.Hojlo@millfalls.org

If you would like to donate, or help Susanne build our Pantry resources, please email her at  Susanne.Hojlo@millfalls.org .

These days we are especially looking for afternoon snacks for some of our kids to have on their way home. Single packed granola bars, peanut or cheese crackers, or nuts/raisins would be GREAT!
 2019-20 Enrollment

Have your plans for next year changed since you sent in your Intent to Return Form?

If you plan to enroll your child in a different school next year, please send an email to office@millfalls.org . It's imperative that you communicate your plans with us, if there is going to be any enrollment change from this year to next.

If you are considering a change, but would like some advice, please reach out to your child's Lead Teacher or to Laura W . Thank you for keeping us in the loop about your plans!

  Pizza Friday Forms

A reminder that  Pizza Friday Order Forms for the months of  April and May  went home in backpacks with the children last week. Click here to view the form.  Completed forms along with payment are due back on  or before  Monday, April 1st. Thank you!
  After School Club News

Upper Elementary Arts & Crafts Club!
With Ms. Kristin & Ms. Shannon

Who:  Upper Elementary Students (4th-6th Year Students)
When:  Thursday's from 3-4:15pm
(April 4th, April 11th, April 18th & May 2nd)
Activities Schedule: 
      3:00-3:15: Snacks & Stories
      3:15 - 4:15: Arts & Crafts Projects
      4:15: Pick up. 
Cost: $40 for four sessions

**15 students minimum; 30 students maximum**
First 30 students to fill out form, and return it with payment, will get a spot in the class!

  Field Day Committee Forming

Help make Field Day 2019 our best one yet!

Laura W. is assembling the Field Day Committee in preparation for our May 31 event, and hopes you will consider offering your time, energy and organizational skills.

Interested in joining the Committee? Please email us at  office@millfalls.org.
  Brain Buster

How many squares do you see?  Enjoy this challenging visual Brain Buster created by MFCS graduate, Elias Kanteres.  

Amadu/5th Year/Olympic

  Paint Night: Thursday, April 11

F irst Ever
Paint Night  at MFCS
Thursday, April 11 6-8pm

Let's Paint! Please plan to j oin us on April 11th for our first ever MFCS Paint Night

Who: Adults (parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and adult family friends) from our community and all MFCS Enrolled Students grades K-6. K-3 Students will work in teams with their parents; Upper Elementary Students may work independently. ALL students must be accompanied by an adult.

We will have 2 instructors walking us through the process of creating one of the two painting options, step-by-step. Enjoy snacks and beverages while you paint! 

The charge is  $25 per painter which includes all materials. 
A ll proceeds will be donated to the school! 

Questions or want to lend a hand?  For more information or to lend a hand, please contact  our parent organizers at: 

  Spaghetti Dinner: Thursday, April 18

A nnual
Spaghetti Dinner at
Manchester Technology School
Thursday, April 18,  5:30-7

Take the night off from cooking and come join us at the  Manchester School of Technology's on campus restaurant,  100 Gerald Connors Circle, Manchester,  for an all you can eat spaghetti dinner!

This year we are also offering the option of purchasing ToGo Meals that will serve a family of 4!

The 2019 Spaghetti Dinner "Friend-raiser" will be co-hosted by Mill Falls and MST (Manchester School of Technology).  It will be a great opportunity for our two schools to introduce NH's public to the 2 innovative public school options that serve our state's students.

Tickets are now available, and can be purchased online by clicking here, or by filling out an order form that has been sent home in backpacks. 

Questions or want to lend a hand?  Please contact  our parent organizers at:  MFCSParentCoordinator@millfalls.org

  Community Corner

Here's a chance to see our own Ms. Cassie in concert! On April 13th at 7pm, she will perform a piano duo concert of Bach, Schubert, Dvorak and Piazzolla. The Concert will be held at the Candia Congregational Church, 182 High Street, Candia. Suggested donation for the concert of $10 will be accepted at the door by the venue. 

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Manchester Thunder Lacrosse
Spring Girls Lacrosse Registration is now open at the Manchester Boys & Girls Club. This new program provides play time and instruction for girls U8, U10, U12 and U14. For more information, please visit: 
https://www.facebook.com/bgcmthunderlax  or  contact  Coach Sara Bee .  

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Dance Performance
On Saturday, March 30th join Ballet Misha for an exciting concert of new choreography, with special guest performance by NSquared Dance. There is a reception at 6pm; the performance will begin at 7pm. This is being held at The Audi, Concord's historic jewel theatre located at 2 Prince St, Concord, NH 03301. For more information, please visit:

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Spring Tennis Lessons in the Park
Spring and Summer Sessions designed for first-time tennis players will be offered by Coaches from NetGeneration. This program will use modified tennis balls, rackets and course sizes so players can learn to play the game in a stress-free atmosphere. Lessons will be held at Manchester's West High School Tennis courts. For more information, please click here .

Montessori Moments...

Above: Multiplicty Monday.

Below: Inspiration Hero Day.

Below: Wacky Wednesday

Thursday was Sports Team Day and Friday was Fancy Friday!

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Even during Spirit Week, the earth goes around the sun. Happy Birthday to these two!