LaMotte School News

February 17, 2016

Important Dates to Note:

February 17 - Parent Group Meeting 2:45 p.m.

February 17 - Board Meeting 4:00 p.m.

February 26 - 6, 7, 8 Bohart ski day

A reminder from Mrs. Burke


Please help your child pack lunches and snacks for school that are healthy. Our school expectations state, "Soda, energy drinks and caffeinated beverages are not allowed in student lunches." Please assist your child in making healthy snack choices. High sugar snacks are discouraged. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, yogurt, and whole grains are encouraged. Please remind your kids that we do not allow them to share their food as we do not know of all the allergies that someone else may have. Thanks for sending your students prepared and well nourished to school!

Trustee Opening

Two three year trustee terms on the Board of Trustees will be open. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2016, please see Mrs. Clark for a Nomination Petition and Oath of Candidacy forms.

MSU Reading Clinic, 1st - 8th Grade


We are once again offering the Montana State University Reading Clinic for students in grades 1-8 who could benefit from additional assistance in reading. Each child participating in the clinic will receive 12 tutoring sessions by an assigned pre-service elementary education teacher on the MSU campus. The total cost is $20, but scholarships are available. Please share this announcement with your staff and parents who might be interested. I have attached the flyer or it may be accessed here:

Thank you so much for your assistance in getting this information to parents. We received very positive feedback last semester from parents and look forward to continuing this opportunity for the pre-service teachers and members of the community.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Kathryn Will-Dubyak, M.Ed.

Director of Field Placement and Licensure

Montana State University

246 Reid Hall

Bozeman, Montana 59717

Office 406.994.6277

Fax 406.994.1950

Thank you!

Thank you to Jacy R. and the Parent Group for putting together the LaMotte Spirit wear order!

To show our school pride, we are encouraging students to wear their LaMotte Bears clothing or the school colors (royal blue and yellow or white) every Friday. What a fun way to show that we love our school!

Old denim needed

The After-school Club will be making shoes for the Sole Hope project .

If you have any denim to donate please leave with Ms. Mast at the after school club.

Thank You!

Emergency Lunch

Emergency Lunch ~ Parents just a reminder to be sure and check that your child(ren) still have an emergency lunch in their locker.

Lost and Found

Parents please check in the lost and found bin for lost items, it is bursting at the seams! Parents are asked to label their children’s clothing for easy identification.

Box Tops & Labels for Education Program

We participate in Labels for Education and the Box Tops for Education™ programs. Please 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