Mill Falls News
October 13, 2017
Upcoming Events

FLL Team Meeting

Obstacle Course Club

Early Release Day
School ends @ 11:15am

Board Meeting


FLL Team Meeting

Read-In for  Denali & Olympic

Pizza Friday!

FLL Team Meeting

Adventure Club

Living Wax Museum!

Living Wax Museum & Amazing Authors Parade
2:45pm sharp!

FLL Team Meeting

Please click here for our online Google calendar.


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






Montessori Shared
Thank you to all who joined us for our
2017/18 Bring Your Parent to School Night . In each classroom, our students proudly walked their guests through a mini Montessori Work Cycle, providing time for families to engage with the beautiful materials used by our students at every program level. This is one of the most important nights here at Mill Falls because the evening  is largely led by the children and it brings generations together to celebrate our public Montessori approach.

While everyone was in the house, we opened up the Fall Book Fair for an evening shop. A HUGE thank you to the Book Fair Team - Jen D., Gina, Alicia, Lisa, Mark B., Lauren D., and Jen H. You have worked so hard to make the Fair look great and you've made it so easy for the students to make great reading choices this fall. 

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Picture Re-Take Day has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 15th. 
Please contact Susanne with any questions. 

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Please help us by taking a moment to fill out an event survey about our recent Road Race & Fun Run. While the event was joyful and fun was had by all who joined in, attendance was down significantly from last year. We've created this survey to provide you with the chance to offer your feedback so we can learn and improve our offering next year.

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If you missed the September  Volunteer Trainings but 
would  like to volunteer this year and have not attended a training in  previous years, please send us an email. We will organize additional trainings based on interest. 

If you're not sure if you need to update your background check for this school year please email Roxanne .

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We are so grateful for Jim Malone, who has stepped up as the lead Coordinator for our 2018 Ski Club!!! We are continuing our search for a co-coordinator, someone to help be a  liaison team between the MFCS Club and  McIntyre Mountain,  our Ski Club partner. The  MFCS Ski Club is available for 1st-6th year students on Tuesday's from 4-6pm. The Ski Club Coordinators are the communication point for McIntyre, help organize the kids on Club days here at school at the end of  the  school day, and coordinate with Ski Club Families to be sure there is adult presence at the Mountain each week. The MFCS Kinder class is scheduled for Tuesday's 12:30-1:30pm and that is not part of the MFCS Club.

Interested in filling the Co-Coordinator role this year,
to assist our Lead Coordinator?

Thinking about participating in Ski Club?
Please  mail the Front Office ASAP!

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The Butterflies came alive this week in the Yosemite Room! The children have watched carefully as the animals prepared to exit their  cocoons , and while they waited they read The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The children also have been engaged in some related work to further their understanding the life cycle of the butterflies in their midst. Once hatched...Ms. Kristin and Ms. Kayla brought the children outside to release the critters into the wild (see below)!

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We are thrilled to share the news that Mill Falls will be participating in the 10th Northeast Delta Dental Youth Leadership Summit - an event hosted in Concord, NH by the CEO of Northeast Delta Dental and former NH Board of Education Chair, Tom Raffio and organized by John Jay Bonstingl of Bonstingl Leaders for the Future

This Summit is comprised of 6 schools from New Hampshire and each school has chosen 5 students to participate in an activity-oriented day of fun. Students will spend 95% of their time working together to learn and develop leadership skills to be used within our school and hopefully in our community. 
Stay  tuned for more info in next week's newsletter!

Early Release: October 18th

Early Release Day

October 18th, 11:15am

All students will be released at 11:15am, unless they are enrolled in the Child Care Program.

Need Child Care
on Early Release Day?? 
Spots are limited and available on a first come/first served basis. 

Scholastic Book Fair
Wish List Books
There were some books not purchased from the classroom's wish lists. If you're interested in purchasing these books for your child's classroom please click on the corresponding class to see which books the teachers are still wishing for!









Click here to buy the books directly from the Scholastic Website!

Living Wax Museum & Amazing Authors Parade
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 plan to join us!
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!

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Amazing Authors & Curious Characters Parade
Each year, our Kinder and Lower Elementary students participate in a Parade dressed as characters from children's literature. You will be learning more about this project from your children's teachers, but meanwhile..please save the date:

Kinder: Friday, October 27th, 11:45am
Lower Elementary: Friday, October 27th, 2:45pm

Family members and friends are welcome to join us. All guests are asked to park their cars in the parking lot and join us along the sidewalk.

From the Front Office
MFCS Families...
Have you turned in your...

November Pizza Friday
Forms were sent home today and are due back Friday, October 27th. 
Please click here to download your form.
** Note: No forms will be accepted past due date, no exceptions**

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. 


Handbook Acknowledgement Signature Page: 
Signed copies of the Handbook Agreement Form were due  September 29th!!  Please be sure to read the  , then print the Acknowledgement Signature Page, which must be returned to School ASAP.

Bus Rider Agreement:   We have only received TEN signed bus rider agreements... 
Students who ride the bus must sign the 
Pupil Transportation Rider Agreement  after  reading the  Manchester School District Transportation Policy 

Thank you!!!

Family Directory

We have released our
2017/18 Family Directory.

If you would like to change any information, opt-out, or add another contact  please fill out the "Change Directory Form"and submit it to Roxanne via email, or stop by the front office.  

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

After School Activities

Obstacle Course Club
 Thanks again to MFCS mom, Ta'mara Salomon and Ms. Tana for another GREAT week of fun and obstacle course challenges. 

Adventure Club with Ms. Lisa & Ms. Anya traveled to Massabesic Lake this past Wednesday! The Club spent their afternoon taking a nice walk by the lake and learning about plants and wildlife who are specific to the area.

Adventure Club Members, please note:
** Drivers needed for Adventure Club for 10/25 & 11/1.**
If you can help out, please email Ms. Anya  ASAP!
Without drivers we can't continue to run the program.

Montessori Moments...

Exploring Montessori Together!


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