Mill Falls News
November 3, 2017

Election day, School is OPEN
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: 






Stormy Start to the Week...
The week got off to a bit of a crazy start with an unexpected, high-impact storm. We know that some of our families and staff were impacted and we hope that all is now back to normal for those members of our community. 

Here at school we jammed a lot of learning into this 4-day week. Please enjoy some images below. 

Don't forget that this weekend we turn the clocks back!

Please keep in mind that we have some important upcoming dates:

11/7 Election Day
Our school is OPEN!

11/10 Veteran's Day

11/16 Parent/Teacher Conference Day
NO School for the Students
Child Care available during your Conference ONLY (see below).

11/22 Thanksgiving Day Break Begins!

"I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me..."
Earlier this week, our Upper Elementary Students explored the interaction of light and opaque figures (i.e. shadows).
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

Don't forget to change set your clocks back 1 hour this weekend in honor of Daylight Savings Time!
Welcoming Donations
We Are Now Accepting Food Donations!

Each week, Mill Falls discretely sends home food with children whose families are in need. Although we partner with the NH Food Bank to stock our Pantry, shopping for food items is not without cost.

We will be accepting food for our pantry throughout the year, and thank you in advance for your generosity and kindness!

*Click here to view a list of suggested donation items*

Annual Coat Drive

Starting Monday, November 20th, we will be collecting gently used or new hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, and winter coats. 
Parent/Teacher Conferences

On Thursday, November 16th, join us for Parent/Teacher Conferences.  There is NO SCHOOL for students that day, however, we will provide child care 
ONLY DURING  your conference time for $5 per child.

How to Sign Up for Conferences: You should have received an email from your students lead teacher in regards to signing up for Conference times. If you do not receive an email by today at 5pm, click here and follow the steps. If you have any further questions please contact your student's teacher.
We Have a Winner!
MFCS Foundation's  Monthly Giving Program

Our sincere thanks to all those who are participating in our  Family & Friends Monthly Giving Program.  

This Program provides us with a predicable income of fundraised dollars throughout the year. And provides donors with an easy way to share their support and treasure with us on a monthly basis.

As a thank you to participants, the names of those enrolled in our Monthly Giving Program are drawn monthly in a small gift raffle. The winner of this month's raffle prize is the Zonfrillo Family! Thank you Lisa and Joel for your support! The prize this month is a gift certificate to Tuckers.

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Corporate Matching

We LOVE corporate matching and hope to connect with more businesses large and small this year to grow our corporate match partnerships. Please help be part of that effort! Inquire with your employer today to find out if 
they will match your donations. If you have any questions, please send Meryl an email. Thank you!!

After School Activities

Adventure Club held their final club day this week. Their focus was animal migration and hibernation.

The group looked for signs of late fall, with a special focus on birds and squirrels - looking for nests, acorns and flight patterns.

Special thanks to Ms. Anya and Ms. Lisa and to all the parents who helped drive Club members to their adventures!

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Ski & Snowboard Club 

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 Program!
Starting 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 November 7th.

**NO late forms will be accepted**
Montessori Moments...
Top left shows our Lower Elementary study of weather
and its impact on structure and design. 

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Math Madness!
Kinders & the Long Bead Chain Excitement!  


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Friday kicked off our Annual Kinder Pumpkin Study. Each year our littlest learners are led by our big kids, as the littles use their developing powers of observation to explore the shape, size and contents of pumpkins. This is a two-part collaboration. Here are some photographs from today: