LaMotte School News

September 16, 2016

Parent Group Meeting ~ September 22, 2016

The first Parent Group Meeting of the school year will be on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. Please plan to attend we will be planning the Fun Run and welcome any new ideas. We look forward to seeing you there.

Search & Rescue Event

Search and Rescue Show and Tell. If you have ever wondered about the equipment Search and Rescue uses to find people in the back-country or get injured people from the mountains to the hospital, this is your chance to find out. Search and Rescue vehicles and equipment will be available for visitors on Saturday, September 17th, 1-5 pm, in Building 2 at the Fairgrounds. Come meet the Gallatin County Command Vehicle, rescue helicopters, tracked ATVs, special stretchers for coming down steep mountains, and fast boats for water rescues.Free, sponsored by Gallatin County Search and Rescue and the Gallatin County Public Safety Foundation.

Middle School Car Wash Fundraiser

The Middle School students will be holding a car wash fundraiser on Friday, September 23rd. We will be sending out additional information next week regarding the fundraiser.

Thanks so much for your support.

PIR Day - Just a reminder there will be no school on Monday, September 26, 2016.

Student Photos

October 4, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. Bruce Pitcher will be taking photos. Order forms will be sent home in a few weeks. (Payment is due with the order on October 4th). Please return the order form even if you are not planning to order.

Open House ~ September 27, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m.

Hello LaMotte Families!

Our first two weeks of school have been so successful! Thanks for sending your wonderful kids to us well prepared each day! Kids that are well rested and have a good nutritious breakfast are more ready to learn, thanks for preparing them!

On September 27 at 6:00 p.m. we will hold an Open House. This year we will begin the event with an all school gathering. The teachers and I will talk about the use of the Chromebooks in the classroom. We will help you understand how they are used and why they are such a great tool for students. Following this presentation, you will be able to visit your child's classroom. Teachers will go over their expectations and describe what a day in their classroom is like. You will have an opportunity to ask questions, but this is not a time for conferencing about your child. If you have concerns about your child specifically, please make arrangements to meet with the teacher at another time. Children are welcome to come - we will have an alternate activity for them so you can focus on the listening and learning! More information will come home next week. Hope to see you there.

Ask you child what THINK stands for! We are using THINK as a way to remind students to think before they speak and to realize that their words affect others.

Thanks again for all you have done to make this a strong start to our year together!

Walk to School Day ~ October 5, 2016

Walk to School Day~ October 5th. Students and families will meet at Ft. Ellis Fire Dept and walk to LaMotte at 8:15.

LaMotte Board of Trustees Meeting

This School Board meeting on September 21, 2016 has been CANCELLED.

Box Tops & Labels for Education Program

Welcome back to school! We will be participating in both the Labels for Education and the Box Tops for Education™ programs again this year. Send clipped labels to school with your child as you collect them and I will submit them. Sign up at to get coupons and stay updated on our school’s earnings. Money raised from Box Tops is used by the Parent Group to fund projects at the school and Labels earnings can be used by the teachers to get supplies for the classroom. Thanks for helping!

Andria Huntsinger

Please join the Parent Group facebook page.

LaMotte School has a parent group facebook page: please search for the LaMotte School Parent Group if you would like to join.

Student Reminders

Please have students dress in layers and bring a jacket for the unpredictable fall weather.

Students are encouraged to have sunscreen in lockers to apply for outdoor PE and recess. Students should have at least one emergency lunch item in their locker.

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