Mote Bulldog Bulletin

Week of September 25- October 1, 2022

Upcoming Events

Monday September 26- Rosh Hashanah- No school for students

Tuesday September 27- Open House 6-8- in person, we will all meet in the gym for introductions

Thursday September 29-Friday October 7- Book Fair

Tuesday October 4- Book Fair Family Night 4:15-6:15

Wednesday October 5- Yom Kippur- No school for students

Open House

Open House is Tuesday September 27, 2022 from 6-8. This is a parent only event. All parents and staff will begin in the gym with introductions. Teachers will then be dismissed while parents are provided with schoolwide information from administration, counselors, nurse, and PTA. Parents will then be sent to the classrooms for grade level presentations about curriculum and grade level initiatives. There will be two classroom sessions for those families with more than one student. This is not an evening for parent conferences. If you would like to meet with your child's teacher about specifics about your child, please schedule a time for a conference.

Book Fair

The book fair is coming back to Mote! The fair will be held for students during library classes from Thursday, September 29th- Tuesday, October 4th. We will also be open after school on Tuesday, October 4th from 4:15-6:15 for families to shop. Students will bring home informational flyers this week.

Please click here for more information.

Special Olympics is back!

Mote students are starting with a fall Special Olympics event, Bocce Ball! The event will be in October. Students will be practicing between now and then.

Spirit Wear

Our Spirit Wear Store will open this week. We will have items on preview with access to ordering online at the Open House on Tuesday. We heard your feedback during Meet the Teacher. We hope you consider buying some of our new items so your child can participate when we have school spirit days!

Logans Lane

We have confirmation that Logans Lane is a private drive. Parents are asked not to turn left to exit Mote's parking lot unless you live on Logans Lane. Thank you for your cooperation.

PBS Pep Rally

For the first time in over two years, the entire Mote Community came together for a PBS Pep Rally. There was so much school spirit and energy in the gym. We hope your child told you all about it. In addition to reviewing our schoolwide expectations, we also introduced two new Mote traditions. We announced two winners from a postcard contest. One postcard will be used for teachers to send postcards in the mail to students. The other postcard will be sent home with students so they can complete them for teachers. Our winners are shown below. The other new tradition was the introduction to our new School Song. We will share with parents at Open House.

Recurring information

Counseling Corner

Please click the attachment below to meet our two school counselors and learn about the services they provide to Mote staff and students.


Dismissal is a busy time for staff and students. Our only priority is making sure students make it home safely. Here is how you can help:

  • All changes to your child's dismissal should be communicated in writing. Phone calls are only for last minute emergency changes and should be made by 3:15 pm.
  • When possible, allow for your child to enter and exit on the rear passenger side. If not possible, your child is asked to cross in front of your car, not the rear.
  • Parents should remain in their car during car line. Mote staff is not permitted to buckle your child in. If your child needs assistance, move to the past the crosswalk in car line and you may get out at that point to buckle in your child.
  • Dismissal is not a time for parent conferences with staff. We are happy to work with you on a method of weekly or daily communication.

Thank you for helping us to keep dismissal running smoothly.

Chromebook Information

Chromebook in K-2:

Students in kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade will be provided with a chromebook to utilize as a learning tool during the school day. The chromebooks will remain at school. They will not travel home with the students each day. K-2nd grade students are not required to fill out the district tech agreement form or pay an insurance fee.

Chromebooks in 3rd-5th Grade:

Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will be provided with a chromebook to utilize as a learning tool during the school day and after school hours. Students will take their chromebook home each afternoon, charge their chromebook, and bring it back to school the following day.

In order to use the device families are required to:

1-Review the Technology Agreement.

2-Sign the User Agreement Form

3-Return the User Agreement Form with the $20 Insurance Fee

Agreements and Signature Forms have been sent home with students. The Agreement and Signature Forms (last page) can also be found here:

English Spanish

You can also pay online using this link. You must set up a paypam account to pay online:

How to Pay Online Instructions

English Spanish

Car Line

All parents need to go through the carline for the safety of our students and staff members. There are too many parents parking and crossing the parking lot with their children. Our car line is designed to run efficiently to reduce time waiting to drop off students. Parents, please stay in your car for car line. A staff member will assist the students getting out of the car. . Please limit parking for parents who need to come into the office. . No students should be dropped off and expected to cross the parking lot on their own. This is not safe.

If you did not pick up a car number for the 2022-2023 school year, please come into the office during the hours of 9-3 to pick up a new car number.

All cars must have a car number displayed in the windshield for afternoon dismissal. If you do not have a car number, you will have to come into the office to sign out your child. The doors are closed from 3:15-4:00.

Delaware Youth Mobile Crisis Hotline: 1-800-969-4357

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