Mill Falls News, 2/2/18

We Opened Our House…

…And so many of you came to celebrate the students’ projects created during our All-School Study of the African Continent. Thanks so much for taking time to be here with us. It was a fantastic showing of support, and the children knocked it out of the park! They shared their dioramas, poster, slide shows, dances, stories, skits and more. You shared your curiosity and support and for that we are so grateful! After you left, the children shared their projects with one another, and with the NH Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Education who visited as well.

Congratulating our own MFCS dad and MFCS Foundation Board Member, Newton Kershaw, and to MFCS uncle Will Craig, who were named to the 2018 Union Leader’s list of 40 Under 40, which celebrates members of our community for their leadership and service. This is the second year in a row that a dad from our school community has received this honor!

Many thanks to the chaperones who helped make the Lower Elementary Students’ trip to the performance of Clementine at the Capital Center for the Arts, a great success!

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Mill Falls News, 1/26/18


WOW! What a crazy weather week. Our thanks, again to our community for your patience and understanding as we navigated the icy streets and sidewalks. Everyone did a great job of improvising and adapting to the needs of the day. Here’s hoping for a full week of school next week, sans any weather surprises…

Throughout this newsletter, you will see pictures of our students hard at work on their continent study. A reminder that we look forward to welcoming everyone at our All-School Open House: Exploring Africa, on Wednesday, January 31st. The doors will open at 8:45-9am for coffee/tea and a light breakfast treat. From 9-10am you can tour our classrooms to see the students’ projects related to African culture, environs and history. We hope you can plan to join us!

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Mill Falls News, 1/19/18

Ready for Spaghetti!

Looking forward to our first ever Community Spaghetti Dinner event tomorrow evening – Saturday, January 20th – here at school! Thanks so much to the many families who have purchased tickets, and to those who have donated items for the community meal. Sending a HUGE thank you to parent-organizers, Amanda Gerardi & Jen Kulesza, for their hard work. Interested in joining us, but didn’t buy your tickets yet? Please note, the 5:30 and 6:15 seatings are FULL. There are still slots at the 4pm (10 spots left) and 4:45pm seatings.

Our next 2018 Lottery Information Session is scheduled for February 1 at 6pm. We have already have processed close to 90 applications! We hope to see many of those applicants at these Info Sessions, and so appreciate your helping us welcome these prospective families!

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Mill Falls News, 1/12/18

Back to It…

Wow, that was a crazy start to January, but this week provided an opportunity for everyone to get back to work in earnest!

We hosted our first of four 2018 Lottery Information Session’s and processed over 60 applications! Special thanks to those who donated items for the Info Session and to Lauren Doukas who was our Parent Ambassador at the session. Please see the link below to sign up to help out at future sessions.

We kicked off a few new After School Clubs this week, including the No-Bake Cookie Club, the American Sign Language Club and the Drama Club. Even without the use of an oven, the Cookie Club made our kitchen smell amazing! Many thanks to Ms. Tana, Ms. Becca and Ms. Christine for sharing their time and passions with the children in these after school programs.

Amanda and Jen have been working hard on the details of our upcoming Spaghetti Dinner. Tickets are moving quickly, so please be sure to purchase yours today! See the box below for details. And, if you are the family who purchased tickets, but didn’t write your name on the form, please send Roxanne a note.

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Mill Falls News, 1/5/18

2018 Has Come in with a Roar!

Happy 2018 Everyone! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Just when we were set to get into the New Year swing of things this week, Mother Nature threw us a curve ball! Looking forward to getting back to work in earnest on Monday, but did want to send out this VERY brief newsletter today.

On January 2nd, MFCS staff traveled to River Valley, a public Montessori school in Massachusetts, for a regional conference on our Professional Development Day organized around building and sustaining our public Montessori school communities. Laura and Meryl work closely with the River Valley leadership to put together the event, which featured both a keynote speaker from the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector (NCMPS), as well as a series of round-table discussions led by staff from Mill Falls and River Valley. It was an inspiring gathering and provided a great opportunity for staff from 4 public Montessori schools in the region to share ideas and resources.

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