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Ms. Elizabeth Falls

Afternoon Academics

Monday - Friday | 3:30 - 4:15 & 4:30 - 5:15

Ages: Three and a half to seven

Spring Semester

Ms. Elizabeth Falls will be teaching private lessons from 3:30 – 5:15 p.m. each afternoon.

Lessons will focus on math and language (pre-reading, reading and handwriting).

Lessons are filled on a first come first serve basis and will be offered every afternoon in 45 minute increments. In order to keep the lessons individualized, please note there is a two student maximum per session – 3:30-4:15 and 4:30-5:15p.m.


After School Tutoring/Homework Help

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or/and Thursday 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Ages: Six to eleven

Spring Semester

Ms. Joanne will offer one-on-one or small group skills and homework tutoring after school for 1st through 5th grade students. Students can use these sessions to:

 work on math, science, or social studies skills
 work on homework, or specific assignments
 prepare and study for a test

Tutoring/Homework Help will be available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or/and Thursday from 3:00 – 5:00 PM (unexpected changes may occur due to MMS scheduling changes). Sessions will be filled by appointment only, and on a first come/first served basis. Please contact Ms. Joanne directly to set up as many sessions as you need, at any time of the year.

Ms. Jennifer Kuntz

After School Tutoring for Reading & Writing

Monday • 3:30-5:00 PM, Tuesday • 3:00 - 5:00 PM, Wednesday • 3:00-4:00 PM, or/and Friday • 3:00-5:00 PM

Ages: Nine to fourteen

Spring Semester

Ms. Jennifer will offer one-on-one after school sessions for fourth through eighth grade students who would like to improve their reading and / or writing skills. Sessions will be targeted to each
participant’s needs. The first session will be focused on assessing current skills and identifying individual areas of focus. Students may be asked to do additional work outside of the sessions so that time together will be more productive. Sessions may be scheduled for 30 or 60 minutes.

Ms. Danaya Wright & Ms. Margaret Dixon


Wednesday • 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Ages: Seven to fourteen

Spring Semester

Interested in making music and learning an instrument? Pick an instrument and join the MMS Band! No experience necessary. Students will learn the basics and get instruction through our very own performer and music educator, along with an experienced MMS parent musician. Instruments can be rented from Great Southern Music Co. for a very reasonable amount, or a
student may borrow from a friend or family member. Join us for the spring semester, and get ready to perform!

Ms. Crystal Sorrow

Beginning Cooking

Wednesday | 3:35-4:20

Ages: Three and a half to six

Spring Semester

This class will strive to teach a love of the process of cooking. Children will participate in every aspect of creating an edible recipe during each class. Children will measure, count, pour, mix, identify ingredients, and discuss the final product. This class will employ the Montessori techniques of a truly sensorial experience. Students will be introduced to new foods, will learn
ingredient names, and will work with a variety of kitchen implements. Some heat cooking will be used, but many recipes will focus on the preparation and will not require heat. This class will be an excellent hands-on experience and will promote self-confidence. Children will be able to eat or bring home their prepared food at the end of each class.

Please send in a container with your child each week for leftovers.

Beginning Sewing
Ms. Christina Wegner

Beginning Sewing Art & Crafts

Tuesday | 3:30 - 4:30

Ages: Four to six

Spring Semester

Ms. Christina Wegner will offer a Beginning Sewing Studio on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 in Ms. Martha Dolan’s classroom.

This class will serve as a fun, creative outlet as children learn beginning hand stitching techniques as they complete several different projects. Children will also learn how to sew buttons, weaving, sewing on plastic canvas and more!

*Acceptance into studio is at the teacher’s discretion. Space is limited.

Mr. Richard Aslanian


Tuesday | 3:30 - 4:30

Ages: Six to fourteen

Spring Semester

All students in 1st through 8th grades are welcome to join. The requirements are a commitment to attending chess club and a basic knowledge of the game. Students need to know the names of all pieces and how they move, how to set up a chessboard, and the concept of a checkmate. The purpose of the club is to play, improve skills and to have fun! Some group instruction is provided by our chess coach at the beginning of each session, followed by the students pairing up and playing each other. If you have any questions, please call or e-mail Mr. Richard.

*Please note: Chess club is cancelled on the Teacher Work Afternoons

12 Chess Club
19 Chess Club
26 Chess Club

2 Chess Club
9 No Chess Club/Teacher Work Afternoon
16 Chess Club
23 Chess Club

1 Chess Club
8 Chess Club
15 Chess Club
2 No Chess Club/Spring Break
29 Chess Club

5 Chess Club
12 No Chess Club/ITBS Week
19 Chess Club
26 Chess Club Party

Ms. Crystal Sorrow

Imaginative Movement

Monday | 3:35 - 4:20

Ages: Three to six

Spring Semester

This class will embrace many aspects of dance, theatre, music, and movement. Students will learn basic stretches, movements, choreography, tumbling, and yoga poses. This class will be very interactive with children developing dance moves in an often improvisational style, encouraged by planned music or stylistic props. Classmates will encourage each other, laugh together, move
together, and learn physical confidence. The goals in this class are to reduce shyness, encourage self-esteem, and establish freedom within self-expression. This class acknowledges that just as we all move differently we can all move confidently. Classes will also include the use of rhythm instruments, the use of poetry and story with dance, and other extensions that incorporate theatrical elements. Large movement props such as a parachute, hula-hoops, jump ropes, and bean bags will also be introduced and used to develop new physical skills.

lego lego
Mr. Richard Aslanian & Ms. Sherilyn Farris

Lego Mindstorm Robotics

Thursday • 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Ages: Nine to fourteen

Spring Semester

 Use STEM skills and programming (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Enjoy a fun, creative, hands-on learning experience with your friends
 Build skills in cooperative learning, creativity and higher level thinking
 Think like engineers, scientists and designers
 Challenge yourself to accomplish goals and complete
obstacle courses
 Appreciate your accomplishments and learn from your actions

Ms. Susan Hansen

Middle School Gaming Society

Monday | 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.

Ages: Twelve to fourteen

Full School Year

The Middle School Gaming Society will meet once a month for an hour and a half. (8 sessions total). We will play fun table top games while working on cooperation , strategy, and critical thinking skills.

Table top games are a great way to get together and spend time with people. Middle schoolers should enjoy opporunity to hang out, not do homework and PLAY MORE GAMES!

Ms. Susan Long


Monday, Wednesday or Thursday | 3:30 - 5:00

Ages: Six to fourteen

Spring Semester

Ms. Susie will offer a Sewing Studio on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5:00 in Ms. Erin Sorel’s classroom.
The children will learn many different styles of sewing, including hand sewing (embroidery) and sewing on the sewing machine. Several different projects will be made at varying levels of ability. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Ms. Sylvia Aslanian

The Spotlight Kids Thespians

Friday | 3:30 - 6:00

Ages: Eleven to fourteen

Full School Year

This unique program is an opportunity for your student to receive one on one
instruction and feedback in believability/characterization, emotional commitment, focus, energy,
concentration, staging and blocking and choreography. It is for the serious thespian.
This ensemble prepares for several competitions, a show and is involved in several community
service projects throughout the year. The Spotlight Kids Thespian troupe is part of the
International Junior Thespian Society, Troupe# 88928 and has won many awards through their
hard work, discipline and dedication to their craft.

Ms. Christina Eckstein

Spotlight Singers Vocal Ensemble (Jr., Sr. & Advanced Groups)

Monday | 3:30 - 3:55 (Jr.), 4:00 - 4:30 (Sr.) & 4:30 - 5:00 (Advanced)

Ages: Four to thirteen

Spring Semester

In keeping with the Montessori philosophy, I will be asking some of the younger elementary students to join the junior vocal ensemble. The elementary students will develop confidence and leadership skills as the younger students learn proper techniques that are being modeled by the older students. The same will apply for the advanced students assisting the senior vocal ensemble. There will be no extra cost if your child participates in two sessions. Elementary-Middle School students will be placed in groups depending on musical skill and behavior demonstrated during rehearsals.
If your answer is YES to the following questions, then the vocal ensemble studio is for you!

 Do you love to sing?
 Can you carry a tune?
 Are you able to move to the beat of the music?
 Do you have dramatic expression?
 Do you love bringing joy to others through the performing arts?

Students will be exposed to a wide variety of musical styles and genres in vocal ensemble. In addition to singing, some compositions will lend itself to great choreography and dramatic presentations. Most importantly, students learn how to work as a team and develop self-confidence as they work towards a common goal.

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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