Mott News

August 25, 2019

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Celebrations and Thank Yous

We had a wonderful first full week of school! Thank you for sharing your precious children with us! You should have received either paper or email communication from your child's teacher by now. If you have not, please email me at tammy.rebecek@pfisd.net Include your child's name and teacher name so that I can troubleshoot the communication glitches.


Dismissal efficiency is steadily increasing. We have cut 20+ minutes off of car rider line and bus dismissal! Thank you for your help with this!

Important Car Rider Line Information

More Arrival/Dismissal Information

You are doing a great job, parents! Here are just a few tips to make things even better:
  • Drop off and car riders - per the picture on the right, please pull all the way up into each marked spot. This allows us to load and unload more students at a time, which makes the line move faster.
  • Car rider pick up line - It would be very helpful if children can buckle their seat belt independently. You are welcome to pull past the crosswalk and stop by the curb if you need to assist them. That way, the line can keep moving, which lessens the time that children are sitting out in the heat.
  • Keep it the Same: The more consistent you can be with how your child goes home, the better! Repeated changes in how a child goes home gets confusing for all the adults helping with dismissal. We are dismissing over 1,000 students, so consistency is key!
  • Bus Riders: Please tell your child that they must wear their seat belts on the bus.
  • Did you know?: Our busses have air conditioning and seat belts. If your child rides the bus, then you do not have wait in line to pick up your child.
  • Gift of Time: We are not going to count tardies for this week. I think parents need just a little more time to get into a routine, and a little less stress.

Watch D.O.G.S. (Dad of Great Students) at Mott - Kick Off Meeting - September 10 at 6:00 p.m.

WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year. During the school day, WatchDOGS may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well.

If you are interested in joining this amazing volunteer organization, please contact Sarah Boyle at sarah.boyle@pfisd.net

Important School Tips to Make Things Easier

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Upcoming Events

Aug. 27 - Zaxby's Spirit Night 5 - 9 p.m.

Sep. 2 - Labor Day - No School

Sep. 5 - Parent Orientation (Open House) - 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

GT Information Presentation - 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Sep. 9 - Grandparent's Day at Mott

PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Sep. 9 - 13 - Book Fair in the Library

Sep. 10 - Book Fair open until 7:00 p.m.

Watch D.O.G.S. Kick off in the cafeteria at 6:00 p.m.

Sep. 11 - Patriot Day - we encourage your child to wear red, white, and blue!

Sep. 13 - Last day that students are grandfathered to receive free or reduced lunch prices. Please fill out this form if you think you will qualify: http://www.pfisd.net/Page/500

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

Don't Worry About Your Children Getting to Class in the Morning - We will help them!

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First Week of School - Learning is Well Underway