Mill Falls News
September 16, 2016
Upcoming Events

Volunteer Training

5K Conditioning- LE

First Lego League
International Peace Day
School Picture Day

5K Conditioning- UE

First Lego League
5K/Fun Run & Walk
First Lego League
First Lego League

Volunteer Training
Family Handbook Sign Off Page Due

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





Let the Work Begin!
This has been a very productive week for everyone at Mill Falls! Work cycles are in nearly full swing in our Lower and Upper classrooms. Reading groups, small group lessons, writing, spelling, all of the areas of our curriculum are coming alive in this new school year. The Montessori buzz in the air is palpable!

Special thank you to our teaching staff for the fantastic job they did in welcoming new and returning families at our Open House last night. Thanks to all of our parents and guardians who joined us. Our next gathering at school will be one of the most special nights at school - Bring Your Parent to School Night - stay tuned for details about that event  
on Thursday, October 20th, 6:30-7:30pm.

The students have had a blast at the Running Club this week, which we've organized in preparation for our 
Best of Both Worlds 5K / Family Fun Walk/Run
If you've not signed up for the Sunday, September 25th 5K/Fun Walk/Run , please see the box below for more information! 

Please keep an eye out for the first E-Homework installment for all Lower and Upper Elementary students today. That will be sent to you by your child's teachers. Please direct any and all homework questions to your child's teacher.

Please be sure to scroll through the newsletter and glance at the Upcoming Events highlighted to the left. Have a GREAT weekend!

From the Front Office
Picture Day - September 22nd.
Please see the flyer that went home in backpacks today explaining some additional details about the days and the picture options you have.

Do you have children enrolled in the Before, Kinder or After Care Programs? Please note you can view our ChildCare Handbook on our website's  ChildCare Page .

ALMA is our new student information management system. 
  • If you have not yet activated your ALMA parent account, you will receive an email on Monday to reset your password. This link will expire, so YOU MUST complete this process on Monday. 
  • If you have already activated your ALMA parent account, and you are unable to login, please send an email to office@millfalls.orgto have your password reset. 
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October 20th

Come spend time with your child in his/her classroom as she/he leads you through a mini Montessori work cycle. See how the unique Montessori hands on materials, known as 'Works', function to bring meaningful learning into view for your child! This is one of our most special evenings every year. We hope you will make time to join us! 

New Drop Off & Pickup Routine
We thank you for your cooperation as we all work to get used to the  New Traffic Pattern for Drop Off & Pick Up Thanks for:
  • Driving carefully & slowly through the parking lot;
  • Following the traffic flow we have established this week;
  • Looking out for incoming and outgoing buses as you enter school grounds and again when you approach the traffic circle;
  • For continuing to display your MFCS Car Tags
  • For having your children exit and enter your car on the passenger side.
  • Should you need to come in to school during drop off, or pick up, please follow the traffic flow to the end of the upper parking lot and take the SECOND LEFT rather than the first left into the parking area.
We need your help and careful steering, every day, to be sure that everyone is safe at all times. 
Volunteer Training
We will be holding two volunteer training sessions this month for parents/guardians. The dates for these sessions are:

Tues., September 20th
at 8:45am

Thurs., September 29th
at 5:30pm

If you wish to do any volunteering in the classroom, and/or be a chaperone, you MUST attend a training and complete your background check every other year.

Please contact office@millfalls.org  to RSVP, for background check paperwork, or with any questions!

Thank you!!
A Fun Community Project

Looking for a few handy men and women to help with a Community Project.

We have received permission from our landlord to paint some games onto the blacktop area used for recess. We are thinking FourSquare, Hopscotch and some lines for our Basketball players. We would also like to create some tables for chess/checkers, some benches made from logs, and have a few other ideas for outdoor games to be placed in other areas of our outdoor space. If you are interested in helping bring these ideas to life, please contact  Meryl.Levin@millfalls.org

Thank you for your support!!
Recess Goodies
Wow(!) and thank you to the families who have brought in recess supplies these last few days. There are now many new and exciting options for our children!! We so appreciate your generosity and thoughtfulness in the items already shared!

We are still happily receiving items (place see the list below) - simply send them in with your child, or drop them off at the front desk. 

Bean Bags Toss * Cornhole Games * Ladder Ball Game * Spike Ball Set * Wiffle Balls, Bats & Bases
Small Soccer Goals * SOFT Frisbees  
Chinese Jump Ropes  *  Bubbles & Accessories 
Tether Ball Set Ball Pump * Cones  Velcro Toss Sets 
Plastic Horse Shoes *  Large Bouncy Balls 
Plastic Building Blocks * Tonka Trucks 

Thank you for your support!!
On Your Mark, Get Set...
belowSign Up to Run or Walk in the Best of Both Worlds 5K/Fun Walk
on September 25th. The event is being hosted at Southern New Hampshire University's new quad in the center of their campus.  To sign up for the race, please visit the registration page. 
Lend a Hand 
Please visit our Mill Falls SignUp.Com page for volunteer opportunities between now and Race Day! We need items and hands on help. Thank you in advance for lending a hand!
Hannaford Helps...

For the entire month of September 2016, every time someone purchase a blue reusable bag with the "Good Karma" message at the at the Bicentennial Drive & Hanover Street Hannaford Stores, Mill Falls receives $1! Thanks for spreading the word!