Mote Bulldog Bulletin

Week of October 23, 2022- October 29, 2022

Upcoming Events

Wednesday October 26- Cooking Class for Parents- please sign up

Thursday October 27- PTA event- Trunk or Treat 5:30-7:30

Friday October 28- Crazy Hair/Hat/Wig Day- End of First Marking Period PBS Celebration- Awesome Activities

Wednesday November 2- Special Olympics Event at McKean High School and Cooking Class for Parents

Friday November 4- End of Marking Period 1 and Picture Day

Monday November 7- Inservice Day- schools closed for students

Tuesday November 8- Schools/Offices Closed for Election Day

Wednesday November 9- Cooking Class for Parents

Friday November 11- Schools/Offices Closed Veteran's Day

Tuesday November 15- PTA meeting 6:00 pm

Wednesday November 16- Cooking Class and Board Meeting 7pm

Monday November 21 and Tuesday November 22- Conferences

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

On Monday, October 17, 2022, Mote will hosted its first ever fiesta during the school day to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Students and Staff had so much fun!!

Kindergarten and First Grade Field Trip to the Playhouse

On Friday Oct. 21 our kindergarten and first grade students enjoyed a field trip to the Playhouse. It is exciting to begin taking field trips again. Stay tuned for more trips planned throughout the school year!

New Boiler at Mote

You should have received a phone call on Friday explaining that we did evacuate the building for less than 20 minutes after a small pin hole gas leak was found in one of the pipes. The gas was shut off to the pipe. We evacuated and allowed for Delmarva and the Fire Department to assess the building and deem it safe for us to be inside. Thank you to all the staff and students for the cooperation and patience as we worked to ensure the safety of all Mote members. This is why we practice fire drills often so we are prepared and ready for a real need.

Picture Day

Picture Day is scheduled for Friday November 4. Please do not send in money prior to November 4. The teachers do not collect money. It goes directly to the photographers on Picture Day.

Mote Homework Philosophy

Mote staff through the building leadership team creating a Mote specific Homework Philosophy that will both encourage parental support of student learning and provide time for students to practice what they are learning while acknowledging the varying supports available at home and the busy schedules that our families have in the evenings.
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BE SMART Program returns to Mote

This BE SMART Program is brought to us from Prevent Child Abuse Delaware. Please see attached parent letters for each grade level in both English and Spanish.

Recurring information

Counseling Corner

Please click the attachment below to meet our two school counselors and learn about the services they provide to Mote staff and students.


Dismissal is a busy time for staff and students. Our only priority is making sure students make it home safely. Here is how you can help:

  • All changes to your child's dismissal should be communicated in writing. Phone calls are only for last minute emergency changes and should be made by 3:15 pm.
  • When possible, allow for your child to enter and exit on the rear passenger side. If not possible, your child is asked to cross in front of your car, not the rear.
  • Parents should remain in their car during car line. Mote staff is not permitted to buckle your child in. If your child needs assistance, move to the past the crosswalk in car line and you may get out at that point to buckle in your child.
  • Dismissal is not a time for parent conferences with staff. We are happy to work with you on a method of weekly or daily communication.

Thank you for helping us to keep dismissal running smoothly.

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