Our Florida Cracker Feast
Friday, May 2nd

In Literature, our 4th graders read Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski, about a girl who moves to backwoods Florida, and works on a farm.  This classic, which was first published in 1945, depicts many aspects of historical Florida life, one of which is the food that’s served at supper.  The students brought in fried chicken, black eyed peas, grits, sweet potatoes, biscuits with honey, pecan pie, buttermilk pie, boiled peanuts, and of course, strawberries!

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Our southern food buffet.

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“We’re ready to eat!” says Nicholas and Sofia.

S.P.I.T. (Safety Patrols In Training)
May 4th – May 9th and May 19th – May 23rd

Training the 4th graders for Safety Patrols next year will be taking place on the dates above.  Each student MUST have a signed permission slip on file for them to be able to take part in this training.

Your child’s grades and behavior will determine if your child is to remain eligible for the Safety Patrol program at the school. Your child may be pulled off Safety Patrol temporarily or permanently during the school year for trouble with grades or trouble with behavior. The students must maintain a C grade or above to be on Safety Patrol. Their overall academic achievement and behavior will be closely monitored throughout the year to remain eligible. If you agree to have your child apply to Safety Patrol each teacher will be contacted concerning your child’s academic and behavioral eligibility.

Morning Patrol: 8:35 am – 9:10 am   Afternoon Patrol:  2:35 pm – 3:10 pm

Please sit down with your child and discuss this very serious and time consuming job.  They will miss approximately 45 minutes a day of class time.  In addition to unloading and loading children, duties will involve greeting people, cleaning, and general safety and manners.

Permission slips and information sheets can be found at this link:


Safety Patrols Appreciation Week
May 12th – May 16th

Show appreciation our Safety Patrols!  Contact Ms. Crystal Sorrow to know how at csorrow@millhopper.com .

Safety Patrols Field Trip to Typhoon Lagoon
Thursday, May 15th

Dear Parents, Attached please find the permission slip and information regarding the upcoming Typhoon Lagoon Safety Patrol trip. Signed documents need to be handed in no later than Thursday, May 8, 2014. Let us know if you have any questions.

You can access permission slips and information sheets at this link:



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 and 1:30.  Please come, and let us shower you with love, a light lunch, entertainment, and gifts!

Please have your child dress appropriately for the tea – nice pants or dress for girls, dress pants and collared shirt for boys.  Have them wear regular clothes to school (we will have PE that day) and change at school.

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:  http://millhopper.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Summer-Camp-Brochure-2014.pdf

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