LaMotte School News

November 30, 2018

Important Dates to Note

December 3rd – 17th * 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 12, 2018 Board Meeting at 4:30 p.m.

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 24, 2018 - January 4, 2019 * Winter Break

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

4th Annual Hour of Code at MSU

There are still openings for the 4th Annual Hour of Code at Montana State University!!

Please RSVP for one or both sessions. This year the Hour of Code will be held:

December 5th and 6th 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. with pizza, candy canes and refreshments after the event! Barnard Hall 254

New this year! We will have skill levels for beginners, intermediate and experienced students! MSU students will lead all three levels to provide fun and challenging coding activities!

Please RSVP to: or 994-4794, by December 3rd, 2018 and let us know which session prefer and skill level.

We have limited capacity, so please RSVP as soon as possible!

Our goal is to attract local students to participate in the event with students from MSU. The event is supported through the Demand Generation Initiatives and the School of Computing at MSU.

I have attached a flyer for you to use to let your students know about the event. We welcome all students of all abilities!

Parents, guardians and teachers will be able to participate at the event as well!

Thanks and we hope to see you and your students next week at the 4th Annual Hour of Code at MSU!


Sharlyn Izurieta

Bozeman Trail Road Closure

This message distributed by Gallatin County's Community Notification System:

The Gallatin County Bridge Department will be closing Bozeman Trail Road starting at 7:00 am on Monday, December 3 through the end of the business day on Friday, December 7th for a bridge replacement. The bridge is located just west of the Fort Ellis Fire Department between Mount Ellis Road and Bear Canyon Road. The existing structure will be removed and replaced with a new bridge structure, absolutely no traffic will be allowed through. Please contact the Gallatin County Road and Bridge Department at 406-582-3250 with any questions.

LaMotte Board of Trustees Meeting

The next meeting will be on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

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.