Mill Falls News
December 1, 2017

  • Winter Coat Drive
  • Food Drive for the MFCS Food Pantry

Movie Night In / 
Parent Night Out!
Doors Open at 6:15pm; Pickup at 8:45pm

Lower Elementary Chorus

Upper Elementary Chorus

Arts & Crafts Club

Read-In: Acadia, Zion & Yosemite

Lower Elementary Chorus

Upper Elementary Chorus

Early Release @ 11:15am

Arts & Crafts Club

Read-In: Denali & Olympic

Lower Elementary Chorus

Upper Elementary Chorus

Early Release @ 11:15am

Please click here for our online Google calendar.


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






Lights, Camera...
See you at the Movies!
A reminder that tonight is Movie Night!
We are looking forward  to a great evening!  Special thanks to Ms. Sherry, Ms. Lauren and Ms. Danielle who will be managing the event and to Mark and Zach Adam at Cinemagic for supplying the popcorn...again this year!

Doors Open:  6:15pm;  Pickup:  8:30-8:45pm

Admission: $5 per child; $12 for three children.  Siblings 5 years and older are welcome to attend!

Parents - enjoy your night out! 

December Is Here!

Drive with Care and Courtesy, Please!
A reminder to all families to please  drive with care and courtesy in our parking lot. 

        • Be sure to stop completely at the stop sign.
        • Turn right to go down to the lower parking lot during pickup and drop off times. 
        • Please do not cut in line by moving from the stop sign to the circle! 
        • Please do not speed when entering or exiting the parking lot
Thank you!!

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Pizza Friday Update:
In response to some requests about simplifying our Pizza Friday orders, beginning in January, families will be asked to sign up for 2 months of Pizza orders on one form (i.e.: Jan/Feb; Mar/Ap). Stay tuned for the revised form which will be sent out next month. As always, there will be no refunds or partial payments.

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Hannaford Helps Program Closes this Saturday!

Saturday, December 2nd, will be the final day of the Fall 2017 Hannaford Helps Schools. If you have any receipts that you have not yet delivered to the Hannaford on Hanover Street, please be sure to bring them there by Saturday, so that they can be credited in support of our school! Thank you!

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Register Today for Ski Club!
Time is running out to sign up for the  McIntyre Ski Program! We only have 4 MFCS students signed up so far...

  Register online with McIntyre before December 18th to avoid late fees. 

Please note: We will need chaperones for all Ski & Snowboard Club dates. Please the front desk  if you are interested.

Fundraising for MFCS While You Shop!

Give & Get  through the
SCRIP Fundraising Program

Shop with Gift Cards;  Give Gift Cards as Gifts!

Purchase gift cards for your family and/or friends, 
or purchase them for yourself at places where you regularly shop!  With every gift card purchased, 
a portion of the sale is donated to Mill Falls! 

Here's how it works:  
  • Visit www.shopwithscrip.com
  • Have our school enrollment code handy: 228A3E9L34664
  • Set up your Family Account
  • Get Shopping!
Payment Methods:
  • By check (to MFCS and brought to school - Deadline is Dec. 6th - see below!
  • SCRIP's PrestoPay option which links to your bank account and withdrawals the cost of your order(s) directly. Sign up for PrestoPay once you've set up your account. Click here for instructions.
  • Purchases cannot be made by credit card.
***December Deadline for those paying by check*** 
Wednesday, December 6th. 
That will provide enough time for processing and delivery of your cards at school before the December Vacation.

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Planning on gifting a BreatheNH Fun Pass  coupon Book this holiday season?
Please contact MFCS Parent, Lisa Zonfrillo, to purchase yours today! 

 A portion of the purchase - $12!! -will come back to MFCS and will be used to replenish our Food Pantry. 
Click here to learn more about the program.

Art Club Creations
Check out the cool work the Upper Elementary Art Club is creating! Thanks to Ms. Shannon and Ms. Kristin for their great project ideas like this one which uses silver foil, thread and marker to resemble stained glass!

Annual Coat Drive

We are collecting new or gently used hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, and winter coats. We will be donating collected clothing to Families in Transition,  which recently merged with New Horizons . Together they work with individuals and families in need of food, clothes, 
home goods and housing. 

Thank you in advance for sharing what you can with those in need.
To view the flyer for our Coat Drive, 
Construction Update

We have been told to expect that the drainage work will begin next week. That will include some trenching in the current fenced-in area, as well as some drain work near the sidewalk. There will also be some upcoming paving and movement of the fencing. During this time, we will be utilizing other green spaces on the property, as needed.
Brain Busters
Week of November 13th:
What is the Standard Form for the following:
Forty million, three hundred thousand, two hundred one
Winner: Sya/4th/Everglades

Week of November 27th:
Write the Standard Form for the following:
200,000 + 40,000 + 300 + 50 + 6 =
Winner: Sarah/Glacier/ 3rd

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 Boisvert Family! Thank you  Kate and Peter for your ongoing support! The prize this month is a gift certificate  to Panera Bread.

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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!!

MFCS Food Pantry: 
We Are Accepting  Food Donations!

Your donations are continuing to make it possible for us to to send food home multiple times each week with children whose families are in need. 

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

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

Montessori Moments...

Special thanks to Mr. John who is currently filling in as our Music Teacher. Ukelelies were out in force this week as was the open mike!
Many holiday projects are underway as our Lower Elementary friends begin their cultural study of holidays around the world this time of year. 

And who doesn't love a Montessori birthday celebration!