LaMotte School News

December 1, 2017


Due to the warmer weather the skate rink is not ready for skating. Please do not bring any children to skate and please stay off the rink. Thank you for your cooperation.

Important Dates:

December 4th – 15th * Student Leadership Group is sponsoring a Food Drive for the Gallatin Valley Food Bank. Each classroom will have a collection box, every little bit helps.

December 19 ~ LaMotte Holiday Program and Dessert Silent Auction @ 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Ellis Academy Chapel (in the Administration building). Dress code for students is slacks for boys with a button down or dress shirt (tie optional). Girls can wear slacks and a dressy top or skirt/dress. Please no jeans.

December 20th ~ Santa's Workshop sponsored by the Parent Group.

Calling all elves!! Santa's Workshop is coming! Parent Group will be sponsoring the annual Santa's Workshop for students to shop for their families. Donations of new gift items can be left in the parent group closet (in the annex) at anytime, or brought to the library on Tuesday December 19th. We would love to have help decorating and setting up the shop on Tuesday the 19th in the library, feel free to stop in to lend a hand at anytime during the day. Help is also needed for the main shopping event on Wednesday morning, the 20th, from 8:30 to noon (gift wrapping and helping kids select gifts, as well as a clean up crew). Please contact Lisa at 580-0226 with any questions. Thank you for helping make this treasured event possible!

December 21 - January 2, 2018 * Winter Break

Available Classes from ArtSplot

Hello Folks. The ArtSplot is offering three separate printmaking workshops for opportunities to create holiday cards and/or artwork. Choose from the following dates:

Monday December 4th 4:00 - 5:30

Saturday December 9th 10:30 - 12:00

For ages six and up. Adults welcome. Expect a four piece bundle from your one plate that you create. Cost is $25 with a $5 materials fee.

Register online (please send a follow up email that you did) or call 587-8424. Join us!

Sincerely, Chelsea and Richard

Santa Run for Education

The Santa Run for Education is looking for volunteers to help us with one of the most FUN races in Bozeman. It will take place Saturday, December 9th at 10am (one week later than last year). There are volunteer opportunities leading up to the event (Thursday and Friday) as well as Day of. We could use YOUR help! Please take a moment to see if there is a time that will work for you. If you plan to run, but know someone who might be interested in helping out, please forward this email to them. Thank you in advance for helping this race be a success.

To view all volunteer options, click HERE


Judy Slate

Bozeman Schools Foundation

Little Bobcat Track

Little Bobcat Track for grades 1-5. Sponsored and held at MSU this activity teaches young athletes the basics of track and field. The deadline to register is December 31, 2016, there are a limited number of openings available. It is first come first served!! You can visit the following website to register:

Book Fair

The School Library will once again hold an Usborne Book Fair. The dates are Tues. Dec. 5th - Thursday, Dec. 7th. There will be after-school hours on Wed., Dec. 6th. until 5:30. This is the same company as last year’s book fair. It offers a generous payback in books for the library: ½ the total sales in books. I was able to begin a number of fine nonfiction collections as well as picture, easy and middle school fiction. So keep it on your calendar and be thinking Christmas gifts.

Thank you,

Mrs. Muller

School Days Program

Save your home Northwestern 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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