Mill Falls News, 12/22/17

Surprise Ending…

Good afternoon on this unexpected snow day and earlier than expected start to our December Break. This will be a shorter than usual Mill Falls News, but we still wanted to be sure to get this out to you today.

We have had an amazing close to the calendar year with tons of curricular and cultural work well underway. Our Kinder and Lower Elementary classes were able to do the majority of their holiday study and special projects. However, presentations of the Family Tree & Traditions project by our Upper Elementary Students will have to wait until we are back in session. Parents of Upper Elementary Students, please stay tuned for updates on that from your children’s teachers.

In the final days of the year, our MFCS Families showered the staff with gifts and kindness. There were classroom donations of books and materials, thoughtful gifts for individual staff members and so many yummy treats brought in for the staff to share. And of course so many of you have contributed food to our MFCS Food Pantry, which provides support for those students and families in our School Community who are in need.

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Mill Falls News, 12/15/17

Festivals of Lights & Learning…

This week, winter firmly planted its feet! We managed to keep to our planned school schedule despite the storm, and have a really productive week.

Alongside their usual curricular work, the children are deep into their end of year projects. Our younger students are exploring the various ‘festivals of light’ celebrated this time of year including – Chanukah, Kwanza, Christmas and Dwali. Parents of these children have seen the various crafts projects created thus far, alongside information being shared about each of these wonderful holidays. Our older students are busy researching and exploring their own family histories, creating a family tree, gathering stories, traditions and treasures which will be presented to their teachers and classmates next week.

On Wednesday afternoon, staff was treated to an incredibly beautiful and DELICIOUS luncheon organized and largely created by MFCS mom and incredible cook, Hind Bashier with help from Intisar Elawad and Ayat Ibrahim. Their dishes, along with the contributions of many others, helped to power the staff through the afternoon. And did we mention that cheesecake masterpiece by MFCS Grandma, Sharron Craig!

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Mill Falls News, 12/8/17

Winter is Near…

Nearly all of the leaves have now fallen, and so we know winter’s true arrival must just around the corner. With that, a few important reminders…

Weather-Related Closings & Delays: In the event of a weather-related closing or delay, we will post information on WMUR. You can see that on the TV or online at You can also download the app on your phone or tablet. Generally, we follow the Manchester School District’s weather-related decisions because so many of our students depend on busing to get to and from school. In the unusual event that weather conditions require that we close or delay, even if Manchester has not decided to, we will send out an all-school alert via ALMA. You can check your alert settings by logging in to ALMA (it can send a text and/or automated call).

Dressing for Winter: As the cold weather approaches, we remind you to send your children to school with appropriate clothing. Coats, boots, gloves, and hats are key to enjoying recess and outdoor fitness time safely. The children and staff go out every day unless the ‘feels like’ temperature is below 20 degrees or there is rain or snow.

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Mill Falls News, 12/1/17

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!

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Mill Falls News, 11/21/17

So Much to be Thankful For! 

The week is short, but our list of things to be thankful for is very long! From our hardworking students and their wonderfully supportive families, to our creative and talented teachers and staff, to our School & Foundation Boards, and our funders and partners….

We are so thankful for all that you do for us and each other, every single day!

In particular, our School Community has shown its strength with the incredible outpouring of food donations for our MFCS Food Pantry. The wealth and variety of items you have shared has brought smiles to the faces of those who depend on the Pantry. This wealth of donations has helped us send home hearty packages of food which will help our families make it through this long holiday weekend. Many, many thanks…and hoping we can keep the donations coming throughout the year.

This afternoon, MFCS students in each of our program levels took time to give thanks, share a meal or a snack. Much of the joy of the day was made possible through generous participation by MFCS Parents from donations for the Kinder and Upper Elementary Meals to servers at our Upper Elementary Feast, we say, thank you, thank you thank, you! Please enjoy some moments from those events below.

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