Dear Parents,

Welcome to a new year, filled with new adventures and new fifth-grade Safety Patrols. I am pleased to be working with these patrols as they greet you and your children each morning and escort your children safely to class. Please read over the following guidelines to help drop-off and pick-up run smoothly. Drop-off and pick-up services will begin on Monday, August 18, 2014. If you are interested in using these services please pick up a tag for your vehicle from the front office. Tag numbers change yearly so please do not use last year’s tag.

In the mornings the Pre-K/K cars will stop in the covered area, in front of the main doors, and your child will be unloaded by a fifth-grade safety patroller (identified by their belts and hats). PLEASE REMAIN IN YOUR CAR, and do not exit the vehicle to help the patrol. Elementary students will be unloaded in front of the Elementary building, unless they have a preschool sibling.

Each afternoon the cars are pulled farther down, in a line, in front of the elementary building, so that we may retrieve several students at a time and buckle them in their car seats. PLEASE REMAIN IN YOUR CAR during drive-though. The Safety Patroller will open the car door, load in your child, buckle their seatbelt, and close the car door for you. Please allow the patroller to buckle your child’s belt so they know that it has been done and that your child is safe to be in a moving vehicle. If you do not wish for the patrols to be responsible for buckling your child then please do not use the drive-through.

Remaining in your car allows us to move vehicles safely and quickly and insures that your child is listening to the patrol and following directions.

Safety Patrol is open from 8:40 am – 9:05am and from 2:40 pm – 3:05 pm. In extreme cold temperatures or due to lightning in a 3-8 mile radius Safety Patrol may close early. We try to notify you if this is the case, but can not always. The safety of our patrols is of utmost importance.

Please do not talk on your cell phone while using drive-through and be aware at all times. Small children may attempt to dart past patrols, parents may step in front of a vehicle while distracted, or other situations could arise. Please assist us in our safety procedures by being a defensive driver at all times.  

The patrols look forward to serving you this year on Patrol. Please be patient at first. We will strive to move vehicles quickly, but safety is always our first priority and the patrols will be learning many new names and new car numbers. There are always a few mistakes in the beginning of the year, and your patience is greatly appreciated.



                                                                        Crystal Sorrow/Safety Patrol Supervisor 

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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