LaMotte School News

January 14, 2016

Important Dates to Note:

January 15th - Geography Bee in the Annex at 2:15 p.m.

January 18 - NO SCHOOL - PIR DAY

January 20 - Parent Group Meeting at 2:45 p.m.

Board Meeting 4:00 p.m.

January 22 - Ski Field Trips 2nd - 3rd Grade @ Bohart

4th - 8th Grade @ Bridger Bowl

SKI PE Field Trips

Parents please remember lunch, snack, water and warm clothing for skiers. The 4th – 8th grade students will return by bus from Bridger Bowl to LaMotte between 5:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

The 2nd – 3rd grade students will return from Bohart to LaMotte for regular after-school dismissal time.

8th grade - Registration planning

We will have a counselor from Bozeman High School visiting at 2:30 p.m. on January 26, 2016. Parents of 8th grade students are encouraged to attend, please email Mr. Drake if you are interested.

LaMotte School - Spirit Wear

You can now show your school spirit!! LaMotte Bears royal blue T-shirts and Hooded Sweatshirts are available to order. Go to this website to place your order and pay. Orders must be placed by Jan. 24th and will arrive on Feb. 1st. Youth and adult sizes available. The link is also posted on our Facebook site for easy access. Go Bears Go!

If you cannot place your order online or would like to pay by check please contact Jacy Rothschiller at (406) 599-2360 or via email with any questions.


Our midterm is on Friday, January 15th. Parents can expect reports from teachers by Tuesday, January 20th.

Ice Skating Rink

LaMotte School is making half of the grass area on our playground a skating rink for the students to enjoy at recess time as well as a little bit of PE time for the students to learn how to skate. With this thought, we are asking that you and your family go on a scavenger hunt to find some skates that maybe aren't being used. We do have a few skates but not near enough to fit everyone into a pair of skates, so your help would be greatly appreciated. LaMotte School would be grateful and the kids would love to be able to skate at recess.

A signed Liability Release form is required for students before they can participate.

The students will also be required to have a helmet, coat, gloves and skates brought from home, in order to skate on the skating rink as well.

If your son or daughter already has a pair of skates that they would like to keep on school grounds for the time being and use, great! If you have skates that are just laying around collecting dust, the students at LaMotte will put them to good use.

If there are any questions about this, please email the health enhancement teacher, Mr. Bleskin, at

Thank you!

Little Bobcat Track

1st - 5th grade students can participate in Little Bobcat Track. Little Bobcat Track is sponsored and held at MSU this activity teaches young athletes the basics of track and field. The deadline to register is January 15, 2016, there are a limited number of openings available. It is first come first served!! You can visit the following website to register.

Emergency Lunch

Emergency Lunch ~ Parents just a reminder to be sure and check that your child(ren) still have an emergency lunch in their locker.

Lost and Found

Parents please check in the lost and found bin for lost items, it is bursting at the seams! Parents are asked to label their children’s clothing for easy identification.

Box Tops & Labels for Education Program

We participate in Labels for Education and the Box Tops for Education™ programs. Please 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!

Andria Huntsinger