Mill Falls News, 1/18/19

It Takes a Village…

It has been a very busy, albeit cold winter weather week here at school. The chill outside, however, has not impacted our focus on the many exciting lessons underway. Our Lower Elementary Students have explored states of matter, while our Upper Elementary Students have begun to explore the history of ancient civilizations as part of their European content study. Meanwhile, our Kinder classroom has been learning about arctic animals.

Our Student Newspaper, The MFCS Roots, is back in action. The 2019 Editorial Board held its first meeting Monday, and expects to produce two issues of the paper between now and the end of the year. Beyond the work done by the paper’s editorial board, all MFCS students are encouraged to contribute their favorite writing or art pieces for consideration. 

We are so fortunate to have so many who lend their energy, humor and expertise in small and large ways. Each week a variety of volunteers come to school. Here is a small sample of the volunteer work which is now underway:

Members of the Junior Monarchs Hockey Team, coached by MFCS dad, Ryan Frew, are continuing their year-long reading support with our students. The players come in weekly – wearing shoes not skates – and read alongside students from our Kinder and Lower Elementary Programs. The Jr. Monarchs aren’t our only reading volunteers. We also have several MFCS Parent Readers who also come in weekly to work with children. All of this is enormously helpful in boosting the students’ reading fluency and comprehension. All of our readers are terrifically engaging with the kids and both the children and adults look forward to their time together.

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