LaMotte School News

February 16, 2021

Important Dates to Note

  • February 17th - Board Meeting 5:00 p.m.
  • February 19th - Crosscut Ski Field Trip ~ Grades 6,7,8
  • March 5th - End of Trimester

Please Help if You Can

Please Help If You Can!

Give Big Gallatin Valley is an event dedicated to raising money for nonprofit organizations in our community. LaMotte School has been involved, on the fringes, for a few years now. I would like to pursue more involvement this year as our “normal” fundraising efforts have been curtailed due to COVID.

I am seeking someone to organize our efforts through Give Big. It is not a huge time commitment with much of the infrastructure in place through Give Big. We just need to get the word out that we are one of the organizations that will be participating and encourage folks to donate to the LaMotte School Foundation. We have until March 15 to register for the May 6th and 7th event.

Our efforts will go toward our art program for next year and for enhanced PE opportunities for our students.

If you are interested in helping to organize this event, please contact me at 586-2838 or email me at

You can learn more about Give Big at

Thank you for considering this!

CDC recommendations & cleaning masks daily

The CDC has updated their information on the importance of wearing masks during the pandemic. Visit this site to see what they are suggesting for double masking, the fit of masks and why it is so important that we all continue to wear our masks in public. Thanks for checking this out Click here

I am so proud of our students at LaMotte for wearing their masks willingly and consistently! Please remember that masks should be CLEANED each day and when the kids are outside their masks often get wet so please send them with more than one clean mask each day. Thank you - we are all doing our best to keep everyone healthy. Your efforts have been remarkable and so appreciated. Thank you for working with us.

LeeAnn Burke

Trustee Opening

Two three year trustee terms on the Board of Trustees will be open. The deadline to apply is March 25, 2021, please see Ms. Clark for a Nomination Petition and Oath of Candidacy forms.

Congratulations Mrs. Muller ~ Grant Award

Congratulations Mrs. Muller for receiving grant approval from the

Directors of the Montana Masonic Foundation in the amount of $600.00. Mrs. Muller will be using the funds to purchase audio books for the Library.

Ice Skating Rink

The skating rink is the current site for all PE classes. Please help your child remember to bring the necessary equipment to skate. Thanks.

The students are required to have a helmet, coat, gloves and skates in order to skate on the skating rink.

Students that want to skate during non-school hours are welcome if they have direct adult supervision. Thank you for abiding by this requirement, without your cooperation the rink may not be available for everyone to use.

Out of District Students

We are now accepting out of district applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Please contact Ms. Clark if you still need to receive an application.

Thank you.

Winter Weather/Cold Temperatures

We are asking parents for your help. Please make sure your child(ren) have Hats, Gloves, Snow Boots, pants and proper coats. In the past we have had items that could be borrowed but that is not available this year. Just a double check in the morning will help ensure the kiddos stay warm while outside at recess.

Thank you!

Can I go to School today?

Symptom checklist:

  • Fever of 100.4 or higher
  • New Persistent cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Fatigue, muscle aches
  • Headache, congestion
  • Sore throat, runny nose
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
If your child has any of the above symptoms, keep them home, inform the school, & contact your healthcare provider.

Please keep your kids home if they exhibit these symptoms! We appreciate your diligence! We are all in this together.

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