Mill Falls News, 1/11/19

Lottery is in Full Swing!

Alongside everything going on at school, we are also working hard on our enrollment for next year. Since the Lottery Enrollment Season began, Ms. Susanne has processed over 75 applications! 

Earlier this week some intrepid travelers made their way through the snow and icy roads to join us at our first Lottery Information Session. We have three more sessions between now and early March, and hope that some of you can help make those a success by volunteering your time, or sending in supplies and treats for our guests. Please also be sure to complete your Intent to Continue Form (see below for details).

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Mill Falls News, 1/4/19

Welcome Back!

Hoping everyone had a wonderful holiday season and a relaxing December break. Whether you traveled or staycationed, hosted or were guests, we hope that your days were filled with family, friends and fun! 

Our staff returned one day before the students, and spent the majority of January 2nd at the second annual Convening of Northern New England Public Montessori Schools. Organized by the Mill Falls in partnership with River Valley Charter School in Newburyport, the day offered all attendees a wonderful opportunity to share best public Montessori practices. It was inspiring and energizing – a GREAT way to kick off the New Year!

Our staff returned one day before the students, and spent the majority of January 2nd at the second annual Convening of Northern New England Public Montessori Schools. Organized by the Mill Falls in partnership with River Valley Charter School in Newburyport, the day offered all attendees a wonderful opportunity to share best public Montessori practices. It was inspiring and energizing – a GREAT way to kick off the New Year!

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Mill Falls News, 12/21/18

Warmest Wishes!

This has been a week filled with exploration of celebrations and traditions by each of our Montessori program levels.

After weeks of study about the holidays that occur this time of year, including Dwali, Chanukah, Christmas & Kwanza– our Kinder and Lower Elementary Classrooms were visited by many family volunteers who helped facilitate some really fun hands-on experiences. These included gingerbread house decoration by our littlest kiddos and games and crafts by our Lower Elementary Students. Meanwhile, our Upper Elementary Students focused on their own family stories as part of their curricular study of human migration. On Thursday, each student presented their family’s story and a family tree or family crest as part of their work.

This morning, we came together as a school community for our final All-School Meetingof this calendar year. Students presented some of their work from the week, the Kinder Students and members of the After School Chorus shared their voices in song, and Ms. Kristin led us all in our school favorite – Light a Candle for Peace. Please enjoy some photos from the week, below.These seasonal studies, and related activities have become our school’s traditions. Learning about our families, our roots, and those of our friends and neighbors helps students know more about one another, and about the world. This broadens the focus of the season and emphasizes all that there is to celebrate in this exciting time of year.  

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Mill Falls News, 12/14/18

Such Generosity!

So many thank you’s are in order this week in recognition of the incredible generosity we have seen shared. 

Let’s start with our Annual Coat Drive – thank you Ms. Susanne for organizing this, and thanks to SO many of our Mill Falls Families and Friends who brought in over 90 coats(!), 40 hats, 8 pairs of boots and many more mittens and scarves. We are proud to share this incredible load of kindness with Families Transition (FIT), who will in turn share all of these winter items with the families they serve. All clothing was picked up by FIT this afternoon in time for their upcoming holiday party.

We also want to send a HUGE shout out to the many talented cooks who provided such a wonderful luncheon for staff on Wednesday – our Early Release / Professional Development Day. This month, Hospitality Committee Coordinator, Hind Bashier, created a menu to reflect the upcoming all-school continent study of Europe. She put out a call for dishes, and our families created an incredible meal! Special thanks to Hind, Molly, Meghan, Intisar, Lauren, Lamis, Hala and Julie for providing so many delicious dishes! Yum!!!! Stay tuned for information from your children and their teachers about the all-school continent study!

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Mill Falls News, 12/7/18

Lights, Camera…

Looking forward to tonight – our annual Movie NightThis has become a beloved December tradition for us! It’s a great community event that supports our school. Our staff volunteers their time to hang with the children, and the per child fee goes to support our school. 

Tonight we will be showing the Incredibles 2and serving popcorn donated by longtime supporter Mark Adam at Cinemagic. Students (and their siblings who are 5 years old or older), are invited to come in their PJs (if they wish) and bring pillows and blankets to lounge on while they sit back and enjoy the show! 

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