Mill Falls News
April 8, 2016
Upcoming Activities
Intro to Musical Theater Begins! 

Intro to Musical Theater

Early Release

Spring STEM

Pizza Friday!

Read-In: Denali & Olympic

Intro to Musical Theater

Intro to Musical Theater

ASL Club

Pizza Friday! 

April Vacation,
School Closed 

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Happy Spring (yet?)
The sun is shining again and we are optimistic that we have now seen our last snow storm! Let's hope...

It's been a busy week here. The children and staff have done a fabulous job of balancing Smarter Balanced Assessments with work and a few extra chances to let loose in between it all. Laura W put together a really fun schedule of visitors and activity leaders. 
We kicked off the week with a Hip Hop/Zumba instructor Danielle from Ms. Kelsey's Dance Studio.  Special thanks to MFCS parents Ramon and Terri for bringing their great dance energy to school. Ramon led Latin Hip Hop classes, and Terri led Zumba sessions!  And today MFCS mom, Sarah Duffley, lead a Yoga class. 

Fun was had by all during these breaks! Thanks to everyone who donated their time and energy!

Spirit Wear: One Week Left to Order!

All Spring Spirit Wear orders (forms and payments)  must be turned in by Friday, April 15th for May delivery. 

Internet Safety
Unfortunately, Monday's spring snow storm forced a cancellation of our Internet Safety Event. While we hope to reschedule before the end of the school year, we did want to share some resources we'd planned on distributing at the gathering. Special thanks to Catie Brumm, our Technology Teacher and MFCS mom, for sharing resources and to MFCS dad, Sean Decowski, for putting together a list of suggested safety products. Please take a look at what they've shared:

Family Tips On: 

Please also visit  www.commonsensemedia.org 
for more resources! 
2016 Calendar Raffle Fun!
We are one week into the Raffle Month. 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/

We have officially passed last year's total and we're excited to see how far we can go from here!  If you have more calendars to sell, go for it! We will be accepting payments and sales info all month long. Calendars are available in the front office. If you can direct friends to our website to pay on line, that works too! 

Visit   http://millfalls.org/spring-calendar-raffle/  for more details.

Good luck everyone and 
thanks for your involvement and support!
Mathematicians in the Making!
Check out the new Math Challenge Board located in the hallway near the boys and girls bathrooms. This is a new adventure created by Colleen Lacroix our Math Interventionist. 

Every Monday new Math Challenges will be posted on the Board, and we will encourage all of our aspiring Mathematicians in grades K-6 to try one or both challenges. The children will need to submit their solutions every Friday by 10:00 AM to be eligible for the weekly drawing to win a small prize. We will announce the previous week's Winners and Solutions every Monday - all of which will be posted on the Challenge Board!

Put those math caps on and start your engines... 

After School Programs 
Intro to Musical Theater Begins Monday, 4/11/16! 
This program will run after school on Mondays & Tuesdays from April 11th through May 24th, from 3-4:30pm at Mill Falls. 

If your student is signed up for the program, please check your email for some details before it begins!
Rolling Out the Season for Mill Falls
A reminder that Mel Johansson's all-women NH Roller Derby Team have chosen Mill Falls as their charity partner for the Team's Season Opener! Mel is a MFCS mom, and also serves on the MFCS Foundation.

NH Roller Derby's Season Opener is Saturday, April 23rd at 4:30pm at the JFK Coliseum in Manchester.  The league has reserved an entire section for Mill Falls Community Members, and has also donated 40 tickets for the event (children 12 and under are free). 

If you are interested in a pair of donated tickets to the bout, and/or would like to help out at the trackside table, please email Mel at  mellen75@hotmail.com, subject line 'NH Roller Derby'. Thanks!!
Learn more about NH Roller Derby at   http://www.nhrollerderby.com.
Hear from One of Our Own!
On Sunday, April 10th at 2pm, MFCS Parent and UNH Professor of English Literature, Susi Paterson, will lead a discussion at the Currier Museum of Art about Shakespeare's enduring place in American culture. This will be followed by a Museum Tour and a special $8 exhibition charge to tour the oh-so-popular Killer Heels Exhibition.  To learn more visit  www.Currier.org.

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:  www.derryfield.org/page/Summer/Overview.