4th Grade Spelling Bee

Friday, April 18th

On Friday, our 4th grade will compete against each other in a spelling bee.  We will announce the winners in our newsletter and on the website!

Upper Elementary MOTHER’S DAY TEA

Thursday, May 8th 1:30 – 2:30

We love our moms!  We love our moms so much that we are having a Mother’s Day tea for them on May 8th at 1:30.  Please come and let us shower you with love, a light lunch, entertainment, and gifts!



Wednesday, April 16th

The 4th grade students will take the Florida Writes exam during their Media Center time, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Each student will have 60 minutes to respond in writing to either a narrative (storytelling) or expository (explanatory) prompt.

While the test is scored, it is not graded and will not impact their Composition grade.  It is, however, kept in the student’s file which stays with them as they move to other schools.  Parents and students will receive information on the score received, and the reasons for that score.

Please let Ms. Jennifer know if you have any questions.  The best way to reach her is via email,


Friday, April 18th

Put on your Sunday Best and get your picture taken on Friday, April 18th.

Iowa Testing (ITBS)

Monday, April 21st – Thursday, April 24th

Get a good night’s sleep, eat a hearty breakfast, and come show the world how smart you are!

Camp Crystal – 5th Grade

Wednesday, April 30th – Friday, May 2nd 

5th graders will be going to Camp Crystal at the end of the month.  Permission slips can be found here:

Summer Camp

June 9th – July 18th

Spots fill up quickly!  Be sure to reserve your child’s place soon.

You can access the brochure by going to this link:

Joanne McFarland

4th/5th Grade Team Teacher

Millhopper Montessori School

8505 NW 39th Ave

Gainesville, FL 32606



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