Mill Falls News
September 28 , 2018
Important Dates

Read-In: Glacier & Everglades

First Pizza Friday!

Bring Your Parents to School Night

Read-In: Acadia, Zion & Yosemite

Early Release

Read-In: Denali & Olympic

Picture Day!


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







  What Fun!

Thanks SO much to all who contributed to making last Sunday's 3rd Annual Family Fun Run & Road Race  such a great success! From our host - SNHU - to our partners and sponsors, to our day-of- crew, and of course to our over 100 runners, we send a resounding thank you! The event raised well 
over  $4000 in support of our public Montessori school, in large part because of our many sponsors and partners (celebrated on our race day t-shirts). It takes a village to pull off an event like this, and we are so lucky to have the love and support of so many

There are many to acknowledge (and we do so below), but please first  join us in sending a HUGE thank you to MFCS Parent, Amanda Gerardi, to first dream up this event a few years back, and then work tirelessly, attending to every details, large and small year after year! 

We gathered at SNHU's beautiful new stadium for under a  bright blue sky, to enjoy  this great outdoor and healthy event. MFCS Parents and student athletes from the University stood side-by-side, engaging and encouraging our kiddos. The University's generous donation of breakfast and snacks were also much appreciated!

The day-of crew was key, and they shared their strength and  energy from the crack of dawn until the end of the morning event. That team included:  Katie Cote who mapped out the route with signs; Kristin Ross, Ms. Devon, Lisa Zonfrillo and Simone Serrao-Gore who ran the registration tables; Ms. Alyssa ran the morning warm up exercises; Marie Rouleau womanned the snack table;  Lauren Doukas painted faces all morning long!  Harlan & Catie Brumm ran the t-shirt decoration station;  Tamara Salomon loaned her obstacle course; Carolyn Stanek created the photo mural; Rachel Marziano, Kim & Michael Robinson and Jen Kulesza were on hand to help keep things running smoothly. 

Please note... If you are looking to get your hands on a cool race day  T-shirt , we do have some extras - Kids' Medium & Large; Adults Large and XL. For a $5 donation, you can have one! Stop in and pick up yours today!
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This week a group of 4th Year Students headed to Concord for the annual Delta Dental Student Leadership Summit which is hosted by  NH Board of Education Chair, Tom Raffio and organized by  John Jay Bonstingl of Bonstingl Leaders for the Future This Summit is comprised of a small selection  of students from New Hampshire schools and and is an activity-oriented summit of fun. Students spend the majority of their time working together to learn and develop leadership skills to be used within our school and hopefully in our community. Special thanks to Ms. Sherry who accompanied our students this year on this engaging 2-day leadership development adventure. 

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Next Friday we will kick off our Friday morning Read Ins (see info about this to the left in the Important Dates section).  Glacier and Everglades families, you are the first up on October 5th from 8:15-8:45am!

A reminder that October 5th will also be our first Pizza Friday

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Please keep those  Count Me In f orms coming! It is tremendously helpful to 
know more about you and how you'd like to lend a hand to support our school, staff and students. If you haven't had the chance to fill out the form yet, please click here to download it and then please return it to school.

  After School Clubs!

Looking forward to these upcoming Fall After School Clubs. Please keep in mind that they are filled on a first come/first served basis...and each club also has a minimum number of students required so that the club can run. Please take a look at these offerings, hard copies of the flyers were sent home with our 1-6 year students today in backpacks. 

Girls Lacrosse Club with Ms. Shannon is a NEW club to our roster. It will run on Tuesdays and will focus on basic rules and skills of the game.  Please click here for the flyer.

Arts & Crafts Club with Ms. Kristin and Ms. Shannon is an annual favorite. This season's club is for our 1-4th year friends and will run on Thursdays.  Please click here for the flyer.

Jump Rope Club with Ms. Catie is also new. It will run on Mondays and will be a fun-filled hour of rope jumping with a focus on coordination, rhymes, jumping partners and double dutch! 
Please click here for the flyer.

  Have you Handed in Your....

Attention All Kinders, 1st & 4th year students and all NEW MFCS students:

Your completed Technology Agreement bust be returned by by Friday, September 28th.  The Agreements can be found by clicking here.

Attention ALL Mill Falls Families:
Please be sure to return your completed:
  • 2018/19 Handbook Review Form. Click here for more information.
  • Free & Reduced Paperwork (Please help us achieve a 100% response this year to assist in our reporting requirements!)

Attention Manchester Bus Families: 

Please be sure to return your:

        • Signed Transportation Agreements!
  Long Weekend, coming up...

   Monday, October 8th

A reminder that school will be
closed on October 8th  in observance of Columbus Day. 

  October 11th...Save the Date!

Bring a Parent to School Night
parents  night
October 11th, 6:30-7:30pm

Please plan to join us for one of the most important nights of the year! On that evening, you will play the role of student, as your child/ children lead you through a mini Montessori work cycle. There will be plenty of 'ah-ha!' moments for you as you come to understand aspects of the unique Montessori approach, which you have chosen for your child/children. 

Fall Book Fair

Our  Fall Book Fair  will run from October 9th through October 12th, and will also be in session during our Bring a Parent to School Night event. 

We are looking for a few volunteers to help set up and staff the Fair that week. Please click here to see how you an help!

Thank you!

  Lets go on with the show...

Se veral of our students participate in local youth theater programs. They have shared information of two upcoming productions, which we in turn share here with you:

October 23-24, 30-31: Young@part Edition of Money Python's SPAMALOT
This production is part of the Palace Theatre's Youth Theatre Program. For more information, please visit www.PalaceTheatre.org.

October 12-14: Into the Woods, Jr
This production is presented by the Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts and Greater Derry Arts Council. Performances will be held at the Derry Opera House. For more information, please visit: www.MajesticTheatre.net.

Montessori Moments...

An image of our 4th Year Students at this year's Student Leadership Summit Special  thanks to Tom Raffio at Delta Dental (sponsor of the event) and John Jay Bonstingl (shown below) who leads the summit, and our own Sherry Humphrey for being our Team's educational mentor. 

From the
MFCS 3rd Annual Family Fun Run & Road Race:

Special thanks to Ms. Kristin and Amanda Gerardi and her magic grommet tool for helping us display the all-school Peace Project we created last week.