Dear Parents,

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year!  I hope you have all had a wonderful summer and are ready to get back into the school routine.

The entrance gate operates by reading a bar code sticker on the right side of a vehicle.

What does this mean?

The front gate will only be open morning, noon and afternoon drop off time and pick up times:

8:15 AM – 9:20 AM
11:35 AM – 12:05 PM
2:15 PM – 4:00 PM

During non-drop off/pick up times the gate will be closed, but will open via the bar code sticker on your vehicle.

You will need a bar code sticker which affixes to the outside of the passenger side of your vehicle.  This sticker is read by a laser located at the front entrance and will automatically open the gate for you.  Do not look directly at the laser beam.

The bar code sticker will be given to you– please see the instructions on how to place it vertically on the passenger side of your car.  If you would like assistance, please let me know – I am happy to put it on for you.

  • Each family will be given one bar code sticker.  If additional bar code stickers are needed, a $10.00 fee is required for each additional sticker.
  • Each bar code sticker is assigned a specific electronic number which logs you into the computer system each time you enter the gate.
  • If you want to come onto school grounds and you have not placed the bar code sticker onto your vehicle, you may push the “call” button on the panel in front of the visitors side of the gate during school hours and the front office will assess who it is that is calling and will open the visitor side of the gate for you.
  • After 6:00 PM and on weekends, your bar code sticker is deactivated and you will not be able to gain entrance to the school grounds.

If you have any questions, I am in the office M-F 8:00-4:00.  Let me know if you would like assistance placing this sticker onto your vehicle.


bar cod pic 1See the arrows indicating the correct placement of the sticker – make sure to put it on vertically.  The sticker can be placed on the back passenger seat window as well.

If someone in your family comes to the school without a sticker, please have them pull up to the visitors side of the gate and push the “call” button.

Have a great rest of the summer and see you soon!


Amilda Clark


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 or Have a wonderful end of the school year! Missy Norman & Sheila Koon PTO Appreciation Committee

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