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Mill Falls News
April 15, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE
Upcoming Activities
4/18
Intro to Musical Theater
3-4:30pm

4/19
Intro to Musical Theater
3-4:30pm

4/20
ASL Club
3-4pm

4/22
Pizza Friday! 

4/24-4/29
April Vacation,
School Closed 

5/2
Intro to Musical Theater
3-4:30pm

5/3
Intro to Musical Theater
3-4:30pm

5/4
ASL Club Session 2
3-4pm

5/6
Pizza Friday!

Read-In: Glacier, Everglades, & Zion
8:15-8:45am

Please click here for our online Google calendar.

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And It's Poetry Month!
And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley,  The Sensitive Plant 

At last it appears Spring is here to stay! We had a great week, getting back to our regular schedule after completing the Smarter Balanced Assessments last week.  Lots of fun on the horizon...please take a few minutes to take a look below.

The Kinders learning about spring flowers earlier this week.
Montessori Moment 
Maria Montessori: What You May Not Know
This was recently sent to us from Montessori Services, a Montessori resource. 

* In 1911, the first American Montessori school opened in Tarrytown, New York. 

A gifted speaker who never used notes, Montessori was described by the New York Tribune during her first visit to the United States in 1913 as "a woman who revolutionized the educational system of the world." In 1915, she returned to oversee her "glass classroom" exhibit at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco where attendees could watch the children at work. She also gave training courses for teachers.

Click here to read the full article. 
BINGO! 
Please join us for 
Family Bingo Night on Friday May 6th!

The evening will begin with a Community Pizza Party  (either by the slice or pre-reserve a whole pie for your family) and drinks.

Games begin promptly at 6!
$8 for 8 games; each game has 3 chances to win!

Come join this new FUNdraiser for Mill Falls!

Please RSVP to office@millfalls.org with the size of your group and the number of slices (or pies) you'd like to order. Thank you!

Rock, Paper, Scissors
We recently came across this fabulous animation which presents a positive approach to discussing bullying. While it is an ad, it provides a great opportunity to talk with kids about this issue. Take a look...


Rock, paper, and scissors.  They couldn't be more different if they tried.  But despite their differences, they belong together and have become one of the most iconic, and beloved trios the world has ever seen.

https://vimeo.com/161165271

 And the Beat Goes On...
Serious counting in the Yosemite Room.


Sentence structure study in Glacier and Earth Day project in Zion.


The Glacier Room hosted Ms. Allison J's first Montessori Birthday Walk!
O Is For Ogre! 
Our own Ms. Alison (red hair, not the front desk) is in Shrek: The Musical this weekend! This is a fun family show that will remind you of the movie but has some added hysterics too!

Show dates & times: 
Friday, April 15th, 7pm
Saturday, April 16th, 2pm & 7pm 
Sunday, April 17th, 2pm
Order your Tickets at:   amherstptashrek.brownpapertickets.com
2016 Calendar Raffle Fun!
It's been a blast calling the winners each morning after Lisa Z and her student helpers select the day's Raffle Winners. 

Winners are also announced here:   https://www.facebook.com/MillFallsCharterSchool/

A reminder, people can still enter the raffle! 
Visit   http://millfalls.org/spring-calendar-raffle/  for more details.
Spring & Summer Fun
We are beginning to hear about some fun summer programs, and wanted to share those with you. 

Ms. Kelsey's Summer Camp:
On Monday, Danielle, an instructor from Ms. Kelsey's Dance Studio, came to school to lead a Hip Hop class for our Smarter Balanced Assessment taking 3-6 graders. They kids LOVED it, and the instructor left behind this flyer about their Summer Camp. 

Manchester Community Music School:
Please click here  to view  information about  the MCMS Suzuki Method Open House on April 15th, as well as information about their April Vacation Camp.

Derryfield School Summer Programs:
We have several copies of Derryfield Summer Program flyers here at school. Please ask Ms. Allison for one if you'd like. They have a great theater program, as well as sports and more academic programming. You can also find out more information by visiting their website: 

Currier Museum Programs:
The Currier Museum of Art offers many classes during the year, over school vacations, and summer classes! Please click here to view information about many of these exciting programs.