Mill Falls News
September 29, 2017
Upcoming Events

First Pizza Friday

First Read-In:
Glacier, Everglades & Zion

Columbus  Day - 
NO School!

Scholastic Book Fair

Bring Your Parent to School Night!

Read-In For Acadia & Yosemite

Early Release Day
School ends @ 11:15am

Read-In for Denali & Olympic

Please click here for our online Google calendar.

Celebrating Jonny Appleseed's birthday this week in Yosemite. 

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






Running Fun!
Last Sunday we held our 2nd Annual Road Race & Fun Run. The weather was incredible, as was the effort by our runners and event planners. The result was a resounding success! Please join us in once again thanking MFCS mom, Amanda Gerardi, for her tireless and highly detailed work in creating the event. 

All runners in the Fun Run were rewarded with ribbons, and our winning-most runners (children and adults) in the (nearly 5K) Road Race were rewarded with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Our top three student runners were Elias, Lucas and Mia.

An event like this requires the participation and generosity of so many. Special thanks to both Scotts at BrandIt! for printing and donating our Race Day T-shirts. Shout out to Helen Davies and her team at SNHU for hosting the event and donating food and beverages. 

Thanks to MFCS dad, Ryan Frew, for sponsoring the event and sharing his Jr. Monarch's Team with us as a volunteer force. His players, along with members from the SNHU Women's Lacrosse and Basketball Teams , provided a great group of young athletes to inspire and support us during the event. 

Fun was had by all and plans are already underway for next year's event! Interested in getting involved in planning for next year?  Please send us a note!

A reminder that our Friday Morning Read Ins will begin next Friday, October 6th in the Glacier and Everglades Room.  You can view our Friday Morning Read In Schedule on our Google Calendar.

Looking forward to October, we will be hosting our Fall Bring Your Parents to School Night on October 12th which is scheduled the same week as our Fall Scholastic Book Fair, and our Annual Living Wax Museum on October 26th. Please the details below!

Save the Dates!
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Fall Bring Your Parents to School Night

October 12th, 6:30-7:30 

Please plan to join us for one of the most important evening events
of the year!

Take a ride on the Montessori train with your child as the conductor. Experience a Montessori work cycle, work with materials they work with currently, and deepen your understanding of your child's day-to-day here at Mill Falls.

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Fall Scholastic Book Fair
We are looking forward to our Fall Book Fair and hope you will be able to stop in during the week of October 10th. 

Fair Hours: The Fair is open to parents and visitors (like grandparents) on Thursday morning 9-11am; 6-8 Thursday evening during our Bring  and Friday 8-10am. 

Can you lend a hand 
during the week of our Book Fair? 

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Living Wax Museum
Thursday, October 26th, 3:15pm  
Our  Upper Elementary Students have begun their preliminary research in preparation for our annual Living Wax Museum. 

Please save the date, and join us to learn more about famous people in history, delivered in costume and in great detail from our 
Upper Elementary Students. 

All are welcome to this festive fall event!

After School Clubs

Obstacle Course Club:
Lower Elementary Families: there are still a few spots left in our After School Obstacle Course Club which runs Tuesdays from 3-4pm in October. The cost is $40 for the 4 sessions. Please click here to view the flier sent home earlier this week. Completed forms and payment must be returned by Monday morning, October 2nd at 9am.

Our Adventure Club kicked off their first week with a visit to the  Audubon. They had fun with fungi during their mushroom hunt and learned where to look for mushrooms this time of year.
Early Release: October 18th
October Early Release
Wednesday, October 18th 

All-school dismissal is at 11:15am. 

BeforeCare will be provided as usual. 

If you are in need of  Drop In Kinder or AfterCare on the 18th, please be in touch with  Susanne. Space is very limited for Early Release Drop In and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.

Any child already enrolled in our Kinder or AfterCare Programs will be automatically enrolled in the Early Release Child Care Program. If your child will not be in AfterCare on the Early Release Day, please notify Susanne ASAP so we can give your spot to another family. 

From the Front Office
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Technology Agreements:  All Kinders, 1st and 4th graders as well as any NEW MFCS students, must return a completed Technology Agreement in order to utilize our technology - iPads & Chromebooks. These agreements are now past due! Please send yours in today.  The Agreement can be found by clicking here.
Handbook Acknowledgement Signature Page:  Signed copies of the Handbook Agreement Form are now past due. Please be sure to read the  , then print the Acknowledgement Signature Page, which must be returned to School.

Bus Rider AgreementStudents who ride the bus must sign the 

Medical Forms/Immunizations:  If you have not yet given us the paper work from your child's most recent physical, please do! We are working on our school-wide review of that paperwork for required reporting purposes. 

Thank you!!!

Family Directory

We are updating our 
2017/18 Family Directory.

If you would  like  to be part of the Directory, but are not sure if you have opted-in,  please send  Roxanne an email or stop in to see her.  

Please note, only those who opt-in to being included in the Directory,
will have access to it. 

Montessori Moments...

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A few more Race Day memories!

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An unexpected friend at recess!