Mill Falls News
October 27, 2017

FLL Team Meeting

Adventure Club

FLL Team Meeting

Read-In: Glacier & Everglades

FLL Team Meeting

FLL Team Meeting
Art Club Starts!

Veteran's Day Observed, NO School

FLL Team Meeting

All-School Panoramic
& Picture Retake Day

Parent/Teacher Conferences, NO School

Read-In: Denali & Olympic

Thanksgiving Break, NO School

Arts & Crafts Club

Please click here for our online Google calendar.


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






History & Literature Come Alive!

This week featured one of the most challenging and fulfilling school projects undertaken by our students each year. 
Over the last few weeks, culminating on Thursday and Friday, the children have engaged in decision making, planning and performance as they selected their characters in history or literature and then set out to portray them.

On Thursday afternoon, we hosted our Annual Living Wax Museum which featured our Upper Elementary Students. Each student had selected and researched an important person in history and on Thursday presented their person's story to the assembled guests. The 4th and 5th year students created trifold poster boards, while our 6th years created digital presentations. Each student was required to read their well-researched report about a pivotal moment in their person's life. 

From scientists to inventors, politicians to ballet dancers, athletes to chefs, the students did an incredible job of engaging the more than 100 visitors on Thursday afternoon, sharing what they'd learned with all who came to listen! Congratulations to our students and a HUGE thank you to all of our guests who helped to make the atmosphere a joyous one.

On Friday morning, our Upper Elementary Students shared their research with our younger students. Kinders and Lower Elementary classes made their way through the museum, stopping to learn about the people selected to study this year.

On Friday afternoon, our Lower Elementary Students took part in our Annual Amazing Authors Project. Selecting characters from favorite books, they dress the part, and present clues to their fellow classmates, who must then guess who they are! The Lower Elementary students also take tours of the Living Wax Museum, visiting the older students' project areas.

Our Kinders have been working on identifying main characters in their stories they are reading aloud. They have also been exploring the setting, problem, and solution involved in stories as well as discussing the differences between fiction and nonfiction.
Last week, their homework assignment was to choose a favorite character from their favorite book and discuss these story elements.  On Friday, each Kinder student dressed as his/her favorite character. At noon, they marched in a parade as parents, family and friends look on.  At day's end, our Upper and Lower Elementary Students showed off their costumes in one last parade. Fun was had by all!

Thanks again to our great staff and parent community for all the support you've shared to help our students succeed. 

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Please help us find our lost silverware!
Has your student come home with silverware that doesn't belong to your family? 

 Maybe he or she brought home an extra fork, or one that doesn't match the rest of your cutlery?

Please return them to school! Our kitchen is missing forks & spoons and we miss them very much. 

Thank you for packing forks and spoons for your students with their lunch!
Don't Forget...

Picture Retake & All-School Panoramic Day is scheduled for November 15th We 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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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 .
Spirit Wear!
MFCS Spirit Wear 
Now Available!

Students were recently sent home with a flyer/order form for Spirit Wear, a color version of the flyer is available  

**Orders due by November 3rd**

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! 
Brain Busters

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 Standard Form for the following?
Forty million, three hundred thousand, two hundred one, of course!

Winner: Calem, 4th Year, Zion
Mill Falls Family Outing

Beech Hill Farm MFCS Family Outing 
Was a HUGE Hit!
Seventy-eight members of our Mill Falls Community met up at Beech Hill Farm last weekend for our first family-fun event. Families enjoyed the corn maze, farm animals, and ice cream. 

MANY thanks to Jennifer Kulesza & Gina Landry for putting together a lovely, family-filled fall event!

  Stay tuned for details about the next family get together...
After School Activities

This Tuesday was our last day of Obstacle Course Club! 
We would like to say a big thank you to Ta'mara Salomon for organizing such a fun, new after school club, and to Ms. Tana for being an awesome co-coordinator. 

Adventure Club  made the best of this rainy week and went to the Audubon. They spent half their time inside learning about the animals that the Audubon takes care of, one of those animals being the Snowy Owl, and the other half of their time discovering wildlife outside of  the center.
Club members, please note: 
Next Wednesday, November 1st, will be the last day that this club will meet.

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Ski & Snowboard Club Flyers went out today!

Kinder Families: To read more about the Kindergarten Program, please click  here

Lower & Upper Elementary Families: To learn more about 1st-6th grade program click  here . If enough students sign up for the 1st-6th Program, Mill Falls will be able to provide bussing from the school to the Mountain at an extra cost! 
**We will need chaperones for all Ski & Snowboard Club dates**

Want to Sign Up for the Ski Program?
Register online with McIntyre before December 18th to avoid late fees.

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Art Enrichment Program
Upper Elementary students will soon have the opportunity to hang out with Ms. Shannon & Ms. Kristin in our upcoming Art Enrichment ProgramStarting Thursday, November 9th from 3-4:15 pm this program will run for 4 sessions. To view the flyer, click  here . Permission slip & money is  due by Tuesday, November 7th . *NO late forms will be accepted*
From the Front Office

November Pizza Friday:  
Please note Pizza Forms were due today, Friday, October 27th. As per previous newsletter notes and the form, we are unable to accept any late forms. 

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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.

Montessori Moments...


We love when we get visits
from old friends!


Hello (again) from Beech Hill Farm!