Mill Falls August Update

Hoping everyone is enjoying the last days of summer. Our full staff returns on Monday for our Staff Opening Days when we will put the final touches on our preparations for the start of the 2022/23 School Year.

Earlier this month, we received approval from the NH Board of Education for our 2nd Charter Renewal. Now we look forward to entering our second decade of operation as NH’s first public Montessori! Thank you to everyone who has helped Mill Falls grow and shine…indeed it takes a village!

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Mill Falls News, 6/15/22

We. Made. It. Together we muddled through the ups and downs of COVID case counts and exposure, as we doubled down on reaching and teaching our kiddos. The children have made incredible progress this year. Our Mill Falls village is so powerful when we are united in the support of our children. We will need to continue this important work as we work to recover from the very, very difficult COVID years. And how did we do it? We embraced our Mill Falls mission to create life-long learners by providing an intellectually rich and challenging educational experience delivered through the Montessori tradition. The events of the past few weeks, and more specifically the last few days have highlighted the love and respect we have for one another and for our goal to create better humans, one lesson at a time!

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Mill Falls News, 11/18/20

Love & Care

It’s so crazy to think that this week included both a first-ever ‘Google Delayed Opening’ AND one of the biggest snow storms we’ve seen in ages! Didn’t slow us down though! With all the focus, tenacity and strength we’ve gained in this challenging year, we went with the flow, and didn’t let it slow us down. 

There is nothing quite like the unexpected Snow Day – a beloved New England tradition and part of the childhood experience in our region. Our thanks to the many families who shared images from this VERY snowy, Snow Day. Please enjoy some of what was shared in this newsletter.

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Mill Falls News, 12/11/20

Love & Care

We began the week with many of our families still recovering from our first real winter storm. Many lost power, and/or their internet connection. We hope that everyone is now back up and running, safe and warm! The snowy weather inspired Ms. Melissa, our Art Teacher, to have the children create snow owls this week in art. Check out some examples below.

Speaking of safety, we have seen a VERY significant uptick in COVID cases across the state due to uncontrolled community spread. The state’s epidemiologist reported yesterday that there have been 2000 new cases diagnosed just in the last week. We hope that all in our Mill Falls Community continue to remain diligent, practicing good hand hygiene (wash your hands often), physical distancing (stay 6′ apart), socializing outside whenever possible, traveling only when you must, avoiding crowds, and wearing masks when you are in populated public places. While news of the vaccine dominated the airways this week, it will be some time before we will feel the impact of this new line of defense. Being careful helps us care for ourselves and one another. Together we will get through these very difficult times. 

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Mill Falls News, 12/4/20

Supporting in·duh·pen·dns

Hoping everyone had a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving. This was a full week of academics, which this time of year always includes a wonderful exploration of the holidays celebrated by different cultures during this season. The study of these various ‘festivals of lights’ provides students with the opportunity to create crafts as they explore culture, family and world histories. Please enjoy some of the projects in our photo section down below.

Tea with Laura: It’s all about IndependenceThis morning, Laura and a small but mighty group of parents/guardians gathered to once again focus on the challenges and pragmatics of allowing our children to flourish in their academic independence while learning remotely. 

The purpose of the Teas with Laura, our Educational Program Director (most like a principal in other types of schools) is to provide opportunities for discussions about topics that are directly impacting our students and their families. In preparation for these talks, Laura has conversations with our teaching staff and with families which inform the content of the Tea.

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