Mott News

October 19, 2019

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Thank You to Our Fun RUn Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors, every student at Mott Elementary received a FREE fun run t-shirt!

Please consider patronizing their businesses:

Double Dave's Pizza - Hutto Location, Capital Advisors, Broth and Basil, Pflugerville Realty, Cele General Store, Cheyenne Electrical Solutions, Marie Cyr of Prime Lending, and Tiemann Land and Cattle Development.

Red Ribbon Week

Mon., Oct. 21: Wear Red because “We’re RED-Y to live a drug free life!”

Tues., Oct. 22: Wear mixed-up clothes because “Drugs are ridiculous!”

Wed., Oct. 23: Wear a hero shirt because “Heroes make good choices!”

Thurs., Oct. 24: Wear pajamas because “Being healthy is our dream!”

Fri., Oct. 25: Wear an Orange, Black, or Halloween shirt to “Celebrate Healthy Lifestyles!”

Boo Grams from the PTO

Would you like to send a special treat to your friends, siblings, or teachers? PTO will be selling BOO grams for $1.00 which will include a sweet treat. Order forms came home in your child's folder. Return the order forms to your teacher no later than Friday, Oct. 25th. Don't forget to include the $1.00 per BOO gram. They will be delivered Wednesday, Oct. 30th.

Absence Notes

When a child is sick and must be home, we ask that you send a doctor note or parent note to school within 3 days after your child returns. An email from you to the teacher and our registrar is acceptable for a parent note. Please include the child's first and last name, date of absence, and reason in the note. Our registrar is Steve Ray. His email is steven.ray@pfisd.net

Box Tops for Education - Free Money for the PTO

Certain products, that you probably already purchase on a regular basis, will give money back to schools. Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online. For more information: https://www.boxtops4education.com/en/How%20To%20Earn

GT Nomination Window - October 15 - November 1

For more information, click here: GT Nomination Or, contact our Counselor, Mrs. Portillo, at reagan.portillo@pfisd.net

Upcoming Events

Oct. 21 - 25 - National School Bus Safety Week and Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 31 - Literary Character Parade 8:30 a.m.

Nov. 3 - Daylight Savings Time - Fall Back - no tardies given on this day!

Nov. 7 - Candy Land Dance 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria/gymnasium

Nov. 8 - Veteran's Day Assemblies

PreK - 2: 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

3-5: 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Nov. 25 - Nov. 29 - Thanksgiving Break - No School

Hendrickson Halloween at the Barn

Hendrickson FFA is hosting their annual Halloween at the barn and are inviting our Mott Owls to attend. There will be costume contest, petting zoo, games, and so much more. Bring 1 non perishable item for entry, all items will be donated to the local food pantry.


10/26/19 5pm- 7pm

5800 Cele Road, Pflugerville, TX, 78660

Hamann Agriculture Complex.

Literary Character Day - October 31

Students may come to school dressed as their favorite literary character on this day. Please help us stick to the theme. We are highlighting children’s literature, not commercialization and not Halloween. We will have a parade of our literary characters that morning. To participate in the parade, students must be holding the book with the literary character on which their costume is based. Be creative! This is going to be so much fun!!

Tips for Picking Up Your Child Early for an Appointment

We truly appreciate your efforts in scheduling appointments after school hours. However, we understand that is not always possible. So, if you need to pick your child up early for an appointment, and your child will not return that day, it could take 10 to 15 minutes for your child to get to the office. Here is the reason why:


  1. Often, our teachers do not know ahead of time that your child will be leaving early. They have to gather homework, folders, etc. to put in the backpack. Your child has to pack these items, their water bottle, the book they are reading, etc. before they start walking to the office.
  2. Our school is 19,000 square feet. It takes a long time to walk from some parts of the building up to the office. Especially if your child is young and has short legs!
  3. If your child is in special areas, lunch, computer lab, recess, etc., they will have to go back to the classroom to get their backpack. There is no guarantee that the teacher will be in the room at that time due to meetings, copying, etc. Our classroom doors are always locked, for safety reasons. So, the office will have to put a call out on the radio to find someone with a key that can walk to the classroom to open the door, so that your child can get their backpack. This will take several minutes. You can avoid this added delay by knowing your child's schedule, and arrive before or after lunch, specials and recess. Schedule by Teacher
  4. Sometimes, teachers take their class for a whole group bathroom break. These breaks are not scheduled, and are based on class need due to that day's schedule. In this case, when the office calls the room and the teacher does not answer, we just have to wait a few minutes until the class returns to the room.

In other words, please allow plenty of time to pick up your child in order to make it to your appointment on time.

Need Assistance? Important Things to Know!

Please allow 24 hours during the work week for a response to a non-emergency question or request. If you call or send an email on a Friday, you should expect a response during business hours the following week.

When you need assistance, please make note of the roles and responsibilities of these staff members. By contacting them directly, you will receive a faster reply.

Adrian Tristan - Busses, 504, Dual Language, English as a Second Language, and discipline.

Sarah Boyle - Busses, Special Education, and discipline.

Michael Hill - Can make phone and meeting appointments with Mrs. Rebecek, scheduling events on school calendar, campus website. Michael.Hill@pfisd.net

Elizabeth Zamora - Spanish speaking contact, translation needs, day to day operation questions such as lunch times, etc. Elizabeth.Zamora@pfisd.net

Kristeen Thornton - Day to day operation questions such as lunch times, messages for teachers, etc. Kristeen.Thornton@pfisd.net

Steven Ray - Registration, enrollment and attendance. Steven.Ray@pfisd.net

Communication Options

Remind Text Messages - Mrs. Rebecek will send out reminders for things like early release, special events, and dress up days. To sign up, text @84984f to the number 81010.


Mott Elementary School

https://www.facebook.com/MottElementary/


Mott Elementary PTO

https://www.facebook.com/mottelementarypto/


Mott Elementary Families - (FYI: This page is run by Mott parents, not Mott staff.)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/113956712574930/


Mott Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/mottelementarywatchdogs/

Did You Know?

  • You can set Cafeteria snack purchase restrictions - Email: vmes.cafe@pfisd.net or call 512-594-4720.

  • Office Depot lets you earn 5% Cash Back for Mott - Make a purchase of qualifying school supplies, provide your school ID at checkout (70238914) and we will receive 5% back in credits for FREE supplies!

  • Box Tops for Education - For a list of participating products, click here: http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn

  • Online volunteer application: You must fill out a new application each year if you would like to volunteer at school or attend field trips. http://www.pfisd.net/domain/81

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