LaMotte School News

October 25, 2019

Photo Retakes

Photo Retakes will be on Tuesday, October 29th at 9:30 a.m. - If you would like a retake please return the original packet with $5.00. Students who were absent during picture day will have their photos taken. Please email if you need a new order form sent home.


Band Concert, grades 4-8, October 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the LaMotte Annex.

Parents and guests will enjoy an evening of music from the LaMotte band students, conducted by Mr. Jeff Vick, LaMotte Music and Band teacher.

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.


Halloween Costume Parade ~ Students may bring costumes to school on Thursday, October 31st. We will change in to them at 2:15 p.m. Parents are welcome to join us at 2:30 p.m. for the costume parade followed by root beer floats, or a healthy alternative. We ask that costumes are simple and easy to put on. Also we do not allow students to wear hair dye or face paint. Just keep it simple! We do not allow weapons of any kind at school. We also ask that costumes should not be too scary or gory since we have a variety of little people at the school that day and we don't want to scare anyone too much. Students will be served root beer floats, so we ask that you please do not bring any additional treats.

Fall Physical Education Fundraiser


Congratulations to all of you and a great big THANK YOU! The LaMotte Ninja event raised $4000! The proceeds from this event will cover the cost of maintaining the ice rink, allow classes to take fun PE field trips, and purchase equipment for our playground. Good job to everyone that raised the money, donated to the cause and showed us your stuff on the Ninja Course! Of course, there's one promise that will be kept since we met our extended goal of $4000...I promised to work from the roof for 1/2 a day! I am hoping that I will be allowed to do it when the roof is dry and it is a bit!?

Thanks to all the parents that organized the event including the webpage setup, purchasing the balls and snacks to setting up, cleaning up and all the organization during the event. It couldn't have happened without Mr. Kronske's great Ninja course. He really did a great job coming up with creative obstacles and a challenging course! Thank you Mr. Kronske!

Looks like this will be a tradition to look forward to each year!

Mrs. Burke

Special Screening of "Angst" on October 29 at the Willson, 7:00 PM

Here is a heads up that there will be a special screening of an IndieFlix Original documentary, "Angst", on Oct 29 at the Willson at 7 PM.

You can follow the links below to find out more about the documentary and to register for the event (there is no cost).

Don't miss the opportunity to learn about the impact anxiety has on our children as well as some of the solutions and hope they find moving forward.

To learn more about the movie "Angst" itself visit the homepage here:

To register for this free event (you'll need a ticket):

flu shot clinic ~ november 5, 2019 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

The clinic will be facilitated by the Gallatin County Health Department. The flu shot is available for children regardless of their ability to pay or insurance status. The GCHD will bill insurance for the vaccination charges. Paperwork is available in the office to fill out prior to the clinic.


On Saturday, November 9th the Bozeman Public Library will be hosting the Children's Festival of the Book. Please check for a full schedule of events. One of the feature speakers is Sophie Blackall, winner of last year's Caldecott medal for her book Lighthouse. Flyers for a writing and drawing contest are attached.


Bobcat Basketball School Day will be on Monday, November 11th. There will be no hot lunch served that day so please be sure to send a sack lunch with your child(ren) that day.

Thank you.

LaMotte Board of Trustees Meeting

November 19, 2019 4:30 p.m.

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.

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

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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