Mott News

September 28, 2019

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Help us celebrate our custodians on Wednesday, October 2 for Custodial Worker's Day! Our 5 custodians work very, very hard to keep our 19,000 square foot building and 31 bathrooms clean every day! With 1,000+ students going through the cafeteria, there is a lot of work at lunch each day as well. We appreciate everything they do for the students and staff of Mott. Have your child make a card, write a note, draw a picture, etc. They are here for the kids, and would love receiving these! We appreciate any other donations or gestures as well!


Parents and Families,

Pledging is NOW OPEN for the Mott Owls Fun Run!


100% of families get pledges from sponsors

The best part of this fundraiser is that most of the donations come from someone other than the parents!

5 pledges per student

$25,000 School Profit for our Owl Cart, Field Trips, and Clubs.

The easiest way to help us reach our goals is through our easy SHARE features on FUNRUN.COM.

• Make a Student Star Video to share with Facebook friends!

  • Copy and paste the email template and then send to family, friends, and local businesses.
  • Go to FUNRUN.COM from your mobile device, click share, and send texts to friends and family.


The Fun Run is on October 9. More details coming soon!

Is Your Child Interested in Trying Out?

PfISD holds a UIL Academic Meet each year. This year's event will be held on Saturday, February 1st. There are academic competition opportunities for students in grades 2 through 5. An information letter about the events can be found here. UIL Academic Meet

We are also looking for parent volunteers to help coach our students. If your child is interested in participating, and/or you are interested in coaching, please contact the front office at 512-594-4700. You may also email our receptionist and she will forward your information to the correct contact.

Red Ribbon Week - Start Planning Your Child's Wardrobe!

Mon., Oct. 21: Wear Red because “We’re RED-Y to live a drug free life!”

Tues., Oct. 22: Wear mixed-up clothes because “Drugs are ridiculous!”

Wed., Oct. 23: Wear a hero shirt because “Heroes make good choices!”

Thurs., Oct. 24: Wear pajamas because “Being healthy is our dream!”

Fri., Oct. 25: Wear an Orange, Black, or Halloween shirt to “Celebrate Healthy Lifestyles!”

Upcoming Events

Sep. 30 - PTO Night Menchie's 6-8 p.m.

Oct. 1 - Destination Imagination Information/Forming Teams Meeting - 6 p.m. in the library

Oct. 6-12 - Fire Prevention Week

Oct. 9 - Boosterthon Fun Run - Grade level times will be communicated later.

Oct. 11 - Student holiday/staff development day

Oct. 14 - Student and staff holiday - no school

Oct. 18 - Awards Assemblies:

Kindergarten - 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.

Fourth Grade - 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

Second Grade - 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Oct. 21 - Awards Assemblies:

Fifth Grade - 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.

First Grade - 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

Third Grade - 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Tips for Picking Up Your Child Early for an Appointment

We truly appreciate your efforts in scheduling appointments after school hours. However, we understand that is not always possible. So, if you need to pick your child up early for an appointment, and your child will not return that day, it could take 10 to 15 minutes for your child to get to the office. Here is the reason why:

  1. Often, our teachers do not know ahead of time that your child will be leaving early. They have to gather homework, folders, etc. to put in the backpack. Your child has to pack these items, their water bottle, the book they are reading, etc. before they start walking to the office.
  2. Our school is 19,000 square feet. It takes a long time to walk from some parts of the building up to the office. Especially if your child is young and has short legs!
  3. If your child is in special areas, lunch, computer lab, recess, etc., they will have to go back to the classroom to get their backpack. There is no guarantee that the teacher will be in the room at that time due to meetings, copying, etc. Our classroom doors are always locked, for safety reasons. So, the office will have to put a call out on the radio to find someone with a key that can walk to the classroom to open the door, so that your child can get their backpack. This will take several minutes. You can avoid this added delay by knowing your child's schedule, and arrive before or after lunch, specials and recess. Schedule by Teacher
  4. Sometimes, teachers take their class for a whole group bathroom break. These breaks are not scheduled, and are based on class need due to that day's schedule. In this case, when the office calls the room and the teacher does not answer, we just have to wait a few minutes until the class returns to the room.

In other words, please allow plenty of time to pick up your child in order to make it to your appointment on time.

Need Assistance? Important Things to Know!

Please allow 24 hours during the work week for a response to a non-emergency question or request. If you call or send an email on a Friday, you should expect a response during business hours the following week.

When you need assistance, please make note of the roles and responsibilities of these staff members. By contacting them directly, you will receive a faster reply.

Adrian Tristan - Busses, 504, Dual Language, English as a Second Language, and discipline.

Sarah Boyle - Busses, Special Education, and discipline.

Michael Hill - Can make phone and meeting appointments with Mrs. Rebecek, scheduling events on school calendar, campus website.

Elizabeth Zamora - Spanish speaking contact, translation needs, day to day operation questions such as lunch times, etc.

Kristeen Thornton - Day to day operation questions such as lunch times, messages for teachers, etc.

Steven Ray - Registration, enrollment and attendance.

Communication Options

Remind Text Messages - Mrs. Rebecek will send out reminders for things like early release, special events, and dress up days. To sign up, text @84984f to the number 81010.

Mott Elementary School

Mott Elementary PTO

Mott Elementary Families - (FYI: This page is run by Mott parents, not Mott staff.)

Mott Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students)

Did You Know?

  • You can set Cafeteria snack purchase restrictions - Email: or call 512-594-4720.

  • Office Depot lets you earn 5% Cash Back for Mott - Make a purchase of qualifying school supplies, provide your school ID at checkout (70238914) and we will receive 5% back in credits for FREE supplies!

  • Box Tops for Education - For a list of participating products, click here:

  • Online volunteer application: You must fill out a new application each year if you would like to volunteer at school or attend field trips.

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