Mill Falls News
October 20, 2017

FLL Team Meeting

Obstacle Course Club

Adventure Club

Living Wax Museum!

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


FLL Team Meeting

FLL Team Meeting

Adventure Club

FLL Team Meeting

Read-In: Glacier & Everglades

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






Leading the Way...
This week a small group of 4th and 5th year Students, along with Ms. Laura headed to Concord to hone their Leadership Skills as part of the 10th Annual Northeast Delta Dental Youth Leadership Summit. This event was lead by John Jay Bonstingl of Bonstingl Leaders for the Future. Jay Bonstingl is an author and consultant who has worked for decades in leadership development and education. 

Mill Falls was one of just five participating NH public schools. 

The two-day Summit explored leadership  qualities and then the children worked together to come up with projects they'd like to execute here at School. Please join us in thanking Tom Raffio at Delta Dental for his ongoing support of this engaging and powerful initiative.

We are so proud of the work the students did during the Summit, and received many complements on their maturity and thoughtfulness. Laura will continue to work with the group of students over the next weeks. This morning at our all-school meeting, the students who attended the Leadership Summit shared their experience and ideas with our school community...Stay tuned for more information on the plans!

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Earlier this week at its October Meeting, the MFCS Board of Trustees conducted its Annual Meeting duties and elected its 2017/18 Officers. Please join us in thanking the Trustees for their strong governance and important oversight work. The Board make up is as follows: Greg DePasse, Chair; Naomi Butterfield, Vice Chair; Michelle Roberge, Treasurer; Melissa Brough, Secretary; Jill Connors, Trustee; McCeil Johnson, Trustee; Mindy Kacavas, Trustee. 
With a Little Help from our Friends...
Just a reminder that we are still participating in  Hannaford Helps Schools ! Look for "Hannaford Helps" shelf tags (there are over 1,500 qualifying products ).. If you buy four items thats 3 school dollars for MFCS. 

Looking for another way to help out? Have a bunch of BoxTops sitting on your kitchen counter? Bring or send them in so we can add them to our BoxTop Collection

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School Pictures will be handed out this upcoming week.

Picture Retake Day is scheduled for November 15thWe will be taking the All-School Panoramic Portrait the same day. If you placed an order for the Panoramic Portrait you will receive it approximately 3 weeks from the Retake date.

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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Interested in being the Ski Club's Co-Coordinator this year, to assist our Lead Coordinator?
Please mail the Front Office ASAP!

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.

Thinking about participating in Ski Club?
 Flyers will go out this upcoming week!
Spirit Wear!
MFCS Spirit Wear 
Now Available!

Students were sent home with a flyer/order form for spirit wear this afternoon, a color version of the flyer is available 

We are offering Long Sleeved Tie Dyed T-shirts which come in blue or green ($20-$22), as well as a grey Heavy Blend Sweatshirt($25-$27). Help support our school and sport some cool new tops!
Mill Falls Family Outing
Join us for
Mill Falls Family Outing !!

When:   Saturday, October 21st @ 11:00 am

Where:  Beech Hill Farm, 107 Beech Hill Rd.
Hopkinton, NH 03229

What:  Bring the entire family for a fun morning exploring corn mazes, visiting the animals & the farm's special ice cream treats!

Any questions? Please email MFCS Parent,  Jennifer Kulesza.

**The Farm is offer a special Mill Falls family rate of $5 per person. 
When  you arrive at the Farm, please let their front desk know that
you are with Mill Falls so you can receive this generous discount**
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!








Brain Busters

At last our weekly Brain Busters are back! Brought to us by our Math Interventionist, Colleen Lacroix, these fun challenges are available for all of our students to try. Answers are reviewed weekly and the winners are announced in the Friday News. Here is this week's challenge and winner:

What is the Secret Number?  The secret number is less than 100, but greater than 60.  It's an odd number with a seven in the tens place.  To find the number in the ones place, you add two and one.
Winner: Calem, 4th year, Zion Room

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. 
** 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 was 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:
Students who ride the bus  must  sign  the 

***  If your student received  orange colored forms  in their backpacks/folders this Friday, they are  past due  and need to be turned in ASAP  ***

Thank you!!!

Montessori Moments...


Special thank you to MFCS Grandmother Sharron Craig for sharing
these wonderful wings (shown below and to the left) 
with our Yosemite Class - a great finale to their butterfly study!