Math Camp Permission Slip

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WHO:                              Math Enrichment Camp  WHERE:                        Gamesville Tabletop & Jimmie Johns  WHAT:                           Lunch out and learn more about new strategy and critical thinking games  WHEN:                          Thursday, July 2, 2015 PAYMENT:           … Read more »

Ms. Christina Miller’s Article, The pitfalls of standardized tests, featured in the Gainesville Sun | October 6, 2014

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Click here to view the article on the Gainesville Sun’s website: There has been a lot in the news lately regarding the value of standardized testing. Testing students should serve the purpose of evaluating and improving curriculum as well as learning the practical aspect of taking a test. However, teachers do not get the precise… Read more »

Spirit Weeks Brings in 1,118 Pounds of Food For Food Bank

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On Friday, October 3, 2014 the 2nd grade students from Millhopper Montessori School took a field trip to the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank to tour of the facility and deliver all canned food items that were collected by the 1st – 8th grade families during spirit week. A total of 1294 cans/boxes were… Read more »

International Children’s Book Day – WUFT

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International Children’s Book Day reinforces reading’s importance Lauren Rautenkranz on April 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: April 3, 2013 at 12:51 pm WUFT visited Millhopper Montessori School to see how children in the Gainesville area celebrated International Children’s Book Day. In honor of national reading day, Millhopper Montessori School dedicated the entire day to celebrate the… Read more »

Learning Together

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Featured in Gainesville Today Magazine Millhopper Montessori School offers a high-quality education in a friendly, family-like environment Tucked away in the northwest quadrant of Gainesville, on 39th Avenue, Millhopper Montessori School quietly helps students grow and mature, both in knowledge and social skills. Spanning pre-k through eighth grade, with nine classrooms, 35 staff members and… Read more »

A School of One’s Own

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Featured in Gainesville Today Magazine She always knew she would. So, at 25, Christina Miller opened her own school. First called The Montessori School of Gainesville, it became Millhopper Montessori after switching locations. “It’s my whole life,” she said, describing her undertaking of the last 34 years. It wasn’t flashy; it wasn’t fancy. Miller initially… Read more »

“It is the child who makes the man, and no man exists who was not made by the child he once was.” — Dr. Maria Montessori

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In the 21st century, it is more important than ever before to be able to communicate thoughts, feelings and ideas to other individuals and groups in a variety of effective ways. This article addresses the role drama plays in building these skills; how it dovetails and enhances education; how it impacts childhood development in a… Read more »

” A child is a discoverer. He is an amorphous, splendid being in search of his own proper form” — Dr. Maria Montessori

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A sensitive period for learning language begins at birth and extends throughout the early years of childhood. In their early years of life, children have a capacity to hear, absorb, and reproduce the sounds of their language. Around age five or six they become very interested in written words and the relationship of words to… Read more »

There is in the soul of a child an impenetrable secret that is gradually revealed as it develops.

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As featured in Gainesville Today Magazine, March 2010 (Column:  Education Matters) It is developmentally appropriate for children to learn hands on and through their five senses. One of the most joyful ways is to plant seeds and watch them grow. Children are constantly drawn to smell, touch, and gather collections of leaves, seeds, flowers, and… Read more »

Teacher Appreciation Gifts
Teacher Appreciation Gifts

adventure Each year the teachers and faculty of Millhopper Montessori School work incredibly hard to help our children learn and grow in a safe and healthy environment. During Teacher Appreciation Week we like to let them know how much we value their efforts. This year’s theme is designed to honor each individual’s interests and choices. As part of our Teacher Appreciation Week activities, the PTO Appreciation Committee is pleased to once again offer the opportunity to purchase for our teachers and staff a gift certificate to a local merchant of their choice. By many families contributing to the same gift, they are able to select something special. Participation is optional and we hope the program will alleviate some of the stress of this busy time of year. If you would like to participate, please place your order on this webpage or you may review the letter that was mailed to your home and indicate the dollar amount you wish to contribute next to the individual’s name. Please total all your contributions and return the form with cash or check (made out to MMS PTO) in an envelope to Crystal Sorrow by Friday, May 13, 2016. You may leave the envelopes at the front desk or hand them to Crystal directly. Gift certificates will be presented to each recipient during Teacher Appreciation Week with a card from the families who have contributed. Dollar amounts are not included on the card. Since the PTO is now a non-profit 501(c)(3), your donation may be tax deductible. Please speak to your tax advisor regarding tax deductions. If you are interested in assisting with planning Teacher Appreciation Week or if have any questions, please feel free to contact either of us at missyno@bellsouth.net or rimskoon@yahoo.com. Have a wonderful end of the school year! Missy Norman & Sheila Koon PTO Appreciation Committee

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