LaMotte School News

November 8, 2018

Photo Retakes

Photo Retakes will be on Wednesday, November 14th at 9:30 a.m. - If you would like a retake please return the original packet with $5.00. Students who were absent during picture day will have their photos taken. Please email if you need a new order form sent home.

Parent Conferences November 15, 16, 19 and 20

Parent Conferences will begin late next week and will also be held on November 19th and 20th.

  • Parents please respond (to Ms. Clark) with your first and second time preferences.
  • The duration for a conference is 20 minutes per family, if you are late 10 or more minutes your conference will be cancelled and another appointment will need to be made.
  • Ms. Ticknor's, Mr. Drake and Mrs. Spyke's students will lead their conferences.
  • Conference times on Monday, November 19th and Tuesday November 20th will begin at 3:30 p.m. until 7:15 p.m.
  • Ms. Mast and Ms. Ticknor will have a few openings in the afternoon on Thursday, November 15th and Friday, November 16th.
  • Ms. Ticknor will begin conferences at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, November 19th.

Again, please contact Ms. Clark (586-2838) to reserve a time.

Spirit Week ~ November 12th - 16th

The Student Council sponsored Spirit Week will be the week of November 12th - 16th. Students are encouraged to dress in the daily themes.
  • Monday ~ PJ Day
  • Tuesday ~ International Day
  • Wednesday ~ Wacky Wednesday
  • Thursday ~ Pink Day
  • Friday ~ Cat/Griz / Sports Day

Santa Run for Education

There is a lot to be excited about this year. We will be awarding the top 3 PACs with the most runners from each school (adjusted for school population) $1,000!! Yes; $1,000!! We appreciate your efforts every year. Thank you for helping us get runners signed up for the 4th Annual Santa Run for Education. You can have your runners go to RUNSIGNUP.COM and search "Santa Run for Education".

Kind regards,

Mandie Leipheimer

Board Member

Bozeman Schools Foundation

(406) 570-7070

Thank you LaMotte School Parents

Thank you to all who helped serve and make the Root Beer Floats we enjoyed on Halloween. Thank you to everyone who assisted in preparing, serving and cleaning up after the celebration.

Middle School Fundraiser ~ Elliot's of Montana Products

The Middle School students will be selling cookie dough, trail mix and pasta mixes to raise funds for their field trip in the spring. Orders are due Monday, November 19th and deliveries will be made the 2nd week of December. Please contact Mr. Drake with any questions.

LaMotte Board of Trustees Meeting

The next meeting will be on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

LaMotte Foundation Meeting

The next meeting will be on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

From the Bozeman School District Superintendent, Rob Watson

November 1, 2018

Hello Bozeman Parents,

As everyone is aware, our second high school is under construction and will be open for students in the Fall 2020. In preparation of this, the District has engaged a large community group known as the Transition Committee. The committee has representation from every school and includes parents, students, administrators, teachers and community members. We started our work last May and we will continue throughout this school year. While the committee has several tasks, our recent focus has been defining the school boundaries. We anticipate making some decisions regarding boundaries in the next 4-6 weeks. Our recommendation will need to be discussed and approved by the school board, which could happen as early as mid-December or January. We will also hold public information sessions for parents to find out more about the various options. We encourage everyone to stay engaged in this important discussion. You can find up-to-date information about the Transition Committee on our website. Here is the link:

Rob Watson, Superintendent


Again this year the Bozeman Public Library will host the Childrens Festival of Books. Every year this has been a huge success as a touchstone for Children, Adults and Teachers to interact with authors and illustrators. This year features Matthew Cordell who won the Caldecott award last year for Wolf in the Snow. Tracey Baptiste, author of The Jumbies will also present along with others. Mark this on your calendar!! Saturday, November 10!!!

Please call or email with any questions.

Cindy Christin| Supervisor, Children's Services Bozeman Public Library

School Days Program

Save your home Northern Energy Propane receipts! For every gallon you purchase, the school will earn $.02. It doesn't seem like much, but it adds up quickly! We will place a receipt box in the office, all you have to do is bring your original receipts to school and drop them in the box.

Check with your neighbors that may use propane (they don't have to live in our district) and ask them to save their receipts, then you can collect them. Check with businesses in the area, too!

We can earn up to $2000 for our school. The students will have a choice in how the money is spent! Think about how this money can be spent with the money earned from the School Days program! It's like money in the "tank".

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

Please join the Parent Group facebook page.

LaMotte School has a parent group facebook page: please search for the LaMotte School Parent Group if you would like to join.

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.

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