LaMotte School News

March 8, 2019

Important Dates:

March 9th - Middle School Fundraiser - Bagging 4 Tips @ Town & Country (Campus Location, 1611 S 11th Ave,)

March 11th & 12th - Science CRT Testing 4th & 8th Grades

March 18 - 22 Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

March 28th - Spring Concert @ Anderson School 6:30 p.m. 4th - 8th grades

March 7th - March 27th High Mowing Seed Sale Fundraiser

Band Concert ~ Thursday, March 28, 2019 @ 6:30 p.m.

4th – 8th grade Band Concert @ Anderson School (10040 Cottonwood Road) – Please have band members arrive by 6:15 p.m. Concert dress code, please no jeans. Attendance is required and will reflect on student’s grades.

A Note from Mrs. Burke

From Mrs. Burke

Hang in there everyone, it will warm up and we will see the grass again! With spring coming, it is school election time. LaMotte School will be asking the voters to approve a levy for our general fund. The general fund is where the money comes from to pay the staff, purchase supplies, heat and light the building, and basically run the school, day to day. The general fund is a combination of money from the state and federal governments (80%) and from you, our local taxpayers and is heavily based on enrollment. We will be asking for less than $9,000. With the support from our voters, this levy will give us about $3,000 more in spending authority than last year, which isn’t much for a $600,000+ budget. Thanks in advance for voting. You will receive your ballots through the mail.

The spring school election is also the time trustees are elected for the LaMotte School Board. The three year term of two of our trustees will be expiring. Mr. Ken Miller has decided to run again as a trustee and our long time board chairperson and board member, Mrs. Amy Allen has decided that after 12 years, she is ending her time as a trustee. So that leaves us with an open spot. If you are interested in running for the board, please pick up the necessary paperwork from Mrs. Clark in the office. You will need to file by March 28. Thanks for considering this service to our school and community.

I am excited to let you know, too that for the first time ever at LaMotte, we will hire our own special education teacher. We have always shared a teacher, Mrs. Heath, with other rural schools through the special education cooperative. After serving LaMotte for 24 years, Mrs. Heath is retiring. We will miss her, but wish her all the best in her next adventure! Our new special education teacher will work with all students that need some help in reading or math. The position is advertised currently and we are hoping to have someone hired by the end of April to begin in the fall.

Spring is also the time for our annual Art Auction and Spring Choir Concert! The auction is our funding source for the art program at LaMotte. The proceeds from the auction pay for the artists from Art Splot to teach at our school. Without that funding, students would not receive the quality instruction that they do now. If you are interested in volunteering to help organize this fun, important event, please let me know. Thank you!

I wish you all a restful and rejuvenating Spring Break, March 18-22!

Trustee Openings

Two three year trustee terms on the Board of Trustees will be open. The deadline to apply is March 28, 2019, please see Mrs. Clark for a Nomination Petition and Oath of Candidacy forms.

High Mowing Seed Sale Fundraiser

High Mowing Seed Sale fundraiser - this year sales are on paper. All students have been sent home with paper order forms. This is an important fundraiser that supports the garden and greenhouse project. Please help us make this a successful fundraiser!

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 anyone to use.

Out of District Students

We are now accepting out of district applications for the 2019-2020 school year. Please contact Ms. Clark if you still need to receive an application.

Thank you.

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!

Nicole Huntsinger

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.