Mott News



Our Mott Owl Orchestra, under the direction of Jarrod Tuikka, played at the Pflugerville Community Thanksgiving Service last Sunday, held at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Here is a quote from Mrs. Mott: So impressed! The students touched the hearts of many and certainly were prime ambassadors for PfISD Fine Arts. The amazing students were performance ready...very disciplined...dressed so sharp...inspired the attendees.

See a few pictures at the bottom of the Mott News.

Penguin Patch sponsored by PTO - December 2-5

Good morning, Parent & Students! The holidays are coming up soon and we have an exciting program coming to our school! Weʼll be hosting a Penguin Patch® Holiday Shop so that your child can buy special gifts for your friends and family members. You r child will be able to shop at school and keep it a surprise until your family gift exchange! Start thinking of ways to for your child to earn some spending money at home so that they can secretly shop when Penguin Patch® comes!

Penguin Patch Shopping Days by Class

It is not possible for all students who bring money to shop at the Penguin Patch Holiday Market to do so at the same time. So, the organizers have a schedule for each class, plus an open shopping at the end to accommodate any late shoppers. The class shopping day is listed here so that you know which day to send money with your child:

Monday, December 2: Korte, Owens, Huber, Bloomindale, Dawson, Krueger, Sanchez, Ramirez, Torres, Hughes, Lopez, McMinn-Reyna, Barnard, Porter, Gerner, Hernandez, Brink, Carr, Patterson, Waits, Amescua

Tuesday, December 3: Hinojosa, Guevara, Gunter, Brown, Forte, Lujano, Mazyrack, Ortiz, Cazenave, Casey, Oh, Glover, Starnes, Isbell, Medina, Ferguson, Smith, Tolleson

Wednesday, December 4: Valles, Cole, Saquiche, Betz, Stingley, Trujillo, Tippie, Martinez, Nichols, Mansion, Humphrey, Crawford, Phillips, Forrester, Wilson

Open shopping: Wednesday, December 4 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. and Thursday, December 5 from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Multicultural Day

Sack Lunch from the Cafeteria on December 6 - Need a Head Count - Form Below

Holiday Donations at Mott

We are fortunate to live in a very caring, loving community, and we have 3 ways to give back to our friends in need. During this season of giving, we invite you to join the Mott Staff with donations of non-perishable food items, new toys, and new or used coats! If you'd like to donate please bring an item before 12/6.


(Non-perishable Food Items)

We will collect non-perishable food items, such as canned and boxed food, to be shared with Blue Santa of Pflugerville. You may send your items anytime before Dec. 6. We will “Deck the Halls” (line the hallways with donated food items) of Mott with your generous donations. Our goal is to make it down the main hallway and back with donated food items!


(New Toys)

We will also be collecting new toys until Dec. 13, for Blue Santa, in the bins located in the front school office. All toys will go to help our neighbors in need!


(New or Gently-Used Coats)

Please send a new or used coat to Mott to be shared with a child who is in need! All coats will be donated to the Good Will/Jack Brown/Junior League Coats for Kids Campaign.

Thank you for your caring and generosity!

Math Pentathlon Mondays for Families

On Nov. 18 we will start Math Pentathlon Mondays for Families from 5-6:30pm in the Mott library. This is a come and go event (you can come late or leave early to accommodate your needs). Parents and students can come to our library to learn Math Pentathlon Games, hosted by Sarah Boyle. A parent MUST accompany the student.

To learn more about Math Pentathlon, visit the website:

For students who wish to compete at the Austin Area regional Math Pentathlon Tournament, info can be found here:

Students do not need to compete at tournament to attend Family Math Pentathlon night.

Birthdays and other deliveries

Birthdays are a wonderful special occasion. We want to honor your wishes to provide a treat for your child's class. However, please be aware that children in the school may have severe allergies to certain food products. Therefore, it is imperative to discuss this with your child’s teacher prior to bringing any food in this circumstance. We also must limit birthday treats to one food item. Please do not send drinks or goodies bags.

A parent may leave a message or a package, such as a forgotten lunch, for the student at the front office.

Upcoming Events

Nov. 25 - Nov. 29 - Thanksgiving Break - No School

Dec. 2 - 5 - Penguin Patch Holiday Market

Dec. 5 - Flu Shot Clinic

Dec. 6 - Blue Santa donation pick-up date

Multicultural Day - Parents are welcome to attend this all day event.

Dec. 9 - PTO Meeting in the Library at 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 19 - Winter Party Day - party times communicated by the classroom teacher.

Dec. 20 - Early release at noon.

Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students)

Visit our Mott Elementary Webpage for more information and to sign-up as a Mott Watch D.O.G.

Absence Notes

When a child is sick and must be home, we ask that you send a doctor note or parent note to school within 3 days after your child returns. An email from you to the teacher and our registrar is acceptable for a parent note. Please include the child's first and last name, date of absence, and reason in the note. Our registrar is Steve Ray. His email is

School Starts at 7:20am

Every morning at 7:20am our first bell rings to signify the start of the school day. At that time our teachers and students are already engaged and focused on learning. At 7:35am when the tardy bell rings if your child is not through the third set of double doors they will be marked tardy and missing out on valuable learning time. At times when we have special circumstances like picture day, pumpkin contest day, or drastic changes in the weather, tardies may be waved. Please note that this happens only for special circumstances. Every other day the 7:35am tardy bell is enforced, please plan your mornings accordingly. Pro tip: 7:05- 7:15am sees little to no traffic, making it that sweet spot for the start of a great day!

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, birthdays on the big screen, 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.

Counter Balance Poses with Kinder leading up to gymnastic rolls!!

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Mott Owl Orchestra Performing at the Pflugerville Community Thanksgiving Service