Mill Falls News
March 31, 2017
Upcoming Events
LetGo Your Mind

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run

Pizza Friday!

LetGo Your Mind

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run

Pizza Friday!

Read-in: Glacier, Everglades & Zion

Family Game Night

Please click here for our online Google calendar.

Lisa Z and team prepping the Calendar Raffle box earlier this week. Thank you, ladies!

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





 It Takes a Village...

What a tremendous job the MFCS Community has done over the last few weeks! We have come together, and shared our strength and, as of this morning, raised over  $9600 in Calendar Raffle Sales!

Thank you to all who worked on this and to everyone who supported the effort! And a HUGE thank you to Lisa Z  who once again secured fantastic prizes and saw the project through from start to finish by counting every last penny raised this week along with help from Jen and Alicia. We will begin announcing our daily winners on April 1. Each winner will be called, announced on the Mill Falls FaceBook  page, and listed here, in our weekly newsletter. 

Please note, we will keep the on-line sales page open throughout the month of April, so that folks can continue to buy the calendars to be part of this fun and important fundraising effort. The link to the online site for purchasing is: www.millfalls.org/spring-calendar-raffle/ Feel free to post this on your personal FB page and spread the word!

Game Night is coming up and we wanted to be sure that you are aware that the planning for the evening is being organized in large part by our 6th Year Students as part of their Service Learning Curriculum. Ms. Ashley, Assistant Teacher in the Everglades Room, has been working with the 6th Year cohort on a number of service learning projects. Game Night is just one of many. How can you help? Plan to join them on Family Game Night, April 7th, 5:30-7:30, right here at school. Please see the box below for more details!

Our Lower Elementary students had a wonderful trip to the Stockbridge Theater at Pinkerton Academy earlier this week. There they took in the musical Pete the Cat about a stray cat who becomes a house cat. Before becoming a house cat, Pete played in a band, touring in a "VW" (Very Wonderful) bus. The performance was presented by a cast of adults and students. Thanks so much to the many chaperones who helped out!

A reminder that next week our staff and our 3rd-6th year students will be engaged in the Smarter Balanced Assessments. We have some terrific Break Activities planned, from Zumba and Latin Dance to Jazzercise and movement games. Special thanks to those parents who have cleared their schedules to lead these activities which will certainly make those break times extra special for our students. 

Thank you Officer Marr!
As reported by WMUR on March 29, o ur own MFCS dad, Sgt. Pete Marr, was "the first officer to notice that the 51-year-old man sitting in the waiting room Tuesday wasn't doing well. He said he immediately feared the worst...  Marr, along with lieutenants Nicole Ledoux and Joe Mucci and Officer Victoria Catano, jumped in to help. They put the man on the floor and began CPR...The officers said that while they did save a life, they don't think of their actions as being heroic. For them, it was all part of a day's work."  
 Let the Games Begin!

Family Game Night!
April 7th, 5:30-7:30pm

Let our 6th grade Game Gurus teach you and your family how to  play a wide selection of Gamewright games. A great selection of games will be available that evening, starting at pre-school age. We'll also have refreshments, fun, and pizza!

Love what you play? Buy it today! New games will be available that night for purchase, with 50% of the proceeds going to our school.

Please RSVP for the event by calling or  emailing Allison at the front office.

For volunteer and donation opportunities, please see  SignUp !

Information with a Pizza order form was sent home in backpacks last week. Please return all pizza order forms to the office by Wednesday, March 5th.  Click here for the PDF.

Hope to see you there!
 Upcoming After School Programs

Spring Soccer Club:  Join Ms. Nicole & Ms. Rhiannon in our first Soccer Club! Each week, participating students will practice soccer skills and drills and end each session with a scrimmage game. The whole program will culminate in a Student vs. Staff game! 

Who: Students in g rades 4-6
When:  Mondays, 5/1 through 6/12, 3-4:30pm
Cost: $40 for 6-week program 

Student vs. Staff game: Friday, 6/12
*There will be a minimum of 18 students, 
with a maximum of 28 students for this club.*

The flyer was sent home in backpacks today! Click here to view.

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Drama Club is full!  If you are not sure if your student is registered, please contact Allison at the front desk.

 2017/18 School Calendar

2017/18 School Calendar 
has been  approved  by the
MFCS Board of Trustees. 

Please click here to view the PDF. This calendar is also available any time on our school website's Calendar Page.

Some info about our Calendar: Our Calendar uses the Manchester School District's Calendar as the base. We then add in our monthly Professional Development Early Releases, Conference Days and a few other scheduling elements that are unique to Mill Falls. For those of you with children starting Kinder next year, please note the first official day for them will be on Tuesday, August 29th, our Kinder Camp Day. The first day for everyone else is on September 5th. The Kinders return on September 6th, one day after the big kiddos. We will be scheduling other welcome back events in the coming months and share that with you as well...but first let's enjoy our summer!
 Brain Busters: March 31th Challenges

Challenge #1 Solve...
(5 +2) - 3 + 4 x 2 =
Winner:  Ethan/Zion/4th

Challenge #2: How Much Money?
Ms. Shannon has seven quarters, three dimes, five nickels and twelve pennies. How much money does Ms. Shannon have?
Winner:  Amelia/Acadia/3rd
 Parent Resource Corner


In the recent issue of the publication, Montessori Life, we came across an article geared toward parents and the challenges of the morning routine. It's a quick read with some good pointers. Click here for the link.

 Food Drive...for our New Food Pantry!

The MFCS Community has responded with tremendous generosity to our ongoing food drive. Your  donations go directly to support members of
our school community! We will be collecting donations for the rest of the school year.

Thank you!
Montessori Moments...



And it's always so beautiful to take a few moments
to celebrate our students during their birthday walks (below).