Mill Falls News
April 13th, 2018
  • Food Drive for the MFCS Food Pantry

Girls on the Run

K-3 Arts & Crafts Club

5th & 6th Grade Basketball

LE Coding Club

Letgo Your Mind

UE Drama Club

Girls on the Run

3rd & 4th Grade Basketball

Read-In: Denali & Olympic

April Vacation

Please click here for our online Google calendar.


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







 Has Spring Really Sprung?

Our sincere thanks to the many families who shared delicious lunch items for this week's Professional Development Day . Our minds were well nourished as we worked together first in a staff meeting which included discussions related to our ongoing strategic planning, and then we staff separated into program levels for important collaborative time. Your kindness is so appreciated and deeply felt!

Amidst the work underway this week, we have also been managing the transition here at 100 William Loeb Drive. We learned late last week that,
Making Connections Charter School  - MC2 - would open their doors to students  this week. That did not provide much time for us to organize . We quickly reached out to you explaining the new drop off and pickup plan and have had staff out daily to help guide everything through the process. 

Additionally, we have worked  very closely every day with the MC2 leadership and staff to discuss how things are going, suggest possible improvements and we have found them to be very willing partners. 

As you have mostly likely heard, the District of Manchester has changed our busing arrangement to include MC2 students. We have been in contact with the District in response to their new plan. Please keep in mind that neither we, nor the Manchester Transit Authority, were involved in this decision, but we are working together with all parties to address this change.

As always, we approach all such challenges with safety as our foremost concern. We recognize that the change has been felt by many of you as well as by those of us here at school, and we appreciate your support as we continue to move carefully through this transition. Please keep in mind that communication is key to this process running as smoothly as possible. So please be in touch with us here at the school directly if you have any questions or related concerns. 

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A few friendly reminders about
the new traffic pattern...

Please be sure to be EXTRA careful as you approach the entry to campus and as you travel through the parking lot.

Please DO NOT to use the Union Leader circular parking lot when dropping off or picking. They did report their frustration with cars driving through their lot during drop off and pick up time. 

Please be sure your children exit your cars on the DRIVERS SIDE ONLY for their safety.

Thank you for waiting to leave the circle until the car in front of you has exited.

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Let us leave the life  free 
to develop within the limits of the good, and let us observe this inner life developing.
This is the whole of our mission
- Dr. Maria Montessori

As part of the 6th year students' Service Learning Curriculum, they have organized the 2018 Kindness Week. The aim is to make sure everyone in our MFCS Community is as kind, inclusive and graceful as they can be. 

Plans include activities like providing materials for students to create peace mandalas and write notes of kindness to be placed in books students  are reading. Additionally, each classroom will be provided with bag of kindness quotes and acts. Students will be encouraged to engage a student they don't know well in an act of kindness. Stay tuned for more details as the week unfolds!
 Important Dates to Remember

Please keep in mind these important dates on our school calendar. We realize that not every date listed below involves every MFCS student/family, but please take a moment to see what we have coming up! 

April 16-20:  Student-led Kindness Week
April 23-27: April Vacation (school closed)
May 8th:  Lower Elementary Field Trip
May 9th:  Early Release (final one of the year)
May 11th: Game Night, 5:30-7:30
May 16th: 4th Grade Field Trip
May 18th: First Ever MFCS Talent Show
May 23: Parent Step Up Night (for parents of current Kinders and 3rd
 graders & next year's Kinders)
May 25th: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast (details to follow)
May 28th: Memorial Day (school closed)
June 1: Field Day & Annual Community Pot Luck Lunch
June 7th: 6th Grade Graduation (details to follow from Upper El Team)
June 9th: Night of Community
June 12th: Kindergarten Tea (details to follow from Ms. Kristin)


May will be our last month of Pizza Friday's!

Please click here to view the pizza form.
 Get Your Game On at Game Night 2018! 

Save the date for our Annual Game Night:
May 11th, 5:30-7:30pm

We are excited to be hosting Game Night at school later this Spring. Please save the date: Friday May 11th, from 5:30-7:30pm. 

Game Night is a fun family evening of game playing and socializing. You get to try out 50 different board games with family and friends , enjoy some snacks or even buy a copy of your favorite game. We'll even have a raffle this year to win a free game!

This is mostly a fun-raiser, although a small percentage of the sales will be given to the school by Gamewright.

Special thanks to Lauren Doukas for taking the lead in organizing the evening!

 After School Programming & Updates

We still have spots open for the... MFCS BASKETBALL CLUB!!!

For a discounted rate of $50 for the 5 remaining sessions, you can still sign up for 
Basketball Club!

Ms. Alyssa and Ms. Elizabeth are Assistant Women's Basketball coaches at SNHU and can't wait to teach you new basketball tricks and  enhance your basketball skills! With the weather finally warming up, who doesn't want to spend a little more time outside? 

Click  here  for the  3rd & 4th grade  flyer .
Click  here  for the  5th & 6th grade  flyer.


Mill Falls Talent Show
Ms. Becca & Ms. Christine are organizing the first ever Mill Falls Talent Show!

Do you like to sing, dance, act, or play an instrument? Do you have a special skill that you would like to share?

Click here to learn more!

Join Ms. Kristin & Ms. Shannon for Summer Art Camp!

The week of July 9th-13th they will be holding a Leo Lionni themed art camp for current Kinders - current 3rd years.
Click here to view the flyer

The following week, July 16th-20th they will be holding a Native American themed art camp for current 4th-6th years.
Click here to view the flyer.


Upper Elementary Soccer Club

Starting Tuesday, May 8th from 3:15-4:15pm, Ms. Laura B. and Ms. Lauren will be running our beloved Soccer Club! The club will run on Tuesday's throughout May, into June, where we will end with a
Student vs. Staff Soccer Game  
on June 13th!!

Click here to view the flyer.
 Brain Buster

Question:  Solve the following:

Ms. Colleen wants to buy a new dress that costs $78.59. She has $50.65. How much more money does she need to be able to buy the dress?

Winner: Ava Kershaw, 5th year, Everglades

 Field Day/Community Pot Luck 2018!

2018 Field Day & 
Community Pot Luck Lunch
Friday, June 1st

Our Annual 2018 Field Day & Community Pot Luck Lunch is a wonderful celebration of the year and our school community. The 2018 Field Day Committee  met recently for the first time. Stay tuned for more info, and please do plan to join us on June 1st!

M ontessori in Motion
Reading Together this morning.


The following photographs capture the steps of a hands-on lab exploring joints, muscles and articulation of the human hand.  

The 6th Year students worked in small groups using basic craft materials to creatively imitate and simulate human hand articulation. Below is an example of one groups creation.