Mott News

2/7/2020

Celebrating Black History Month

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Throughtout the month of February we will be celebrating, honoring, and teaching about the importance of Black History. Each grade level has chosen specific whole class readings and activities that tie into Black History Month. Every Friday this month our students will be given a new historical fact during our morning announcements. Make sure to speak with your child about what they have learned and the significance of it.

PTO Seeking Help for Chili Luncheon for Staff

They need several crock pots of chili donated on February 10. Please sign up at this link if you can help.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044cada72ea2fb6-teacher6

Friendship Week Calendar- February 10-14, 2020

This week we will celebrate Friendship Week at Mott Elementary School! Each day we will wear a different color and complete an activity to remind ourselves to make friendly choices.


Monday, Feb. 10: Wear polka-dot clothes because “Friends are like fun confetti!”

Tuesday, Feb. 11: Wear a hero shirt because “Friends are heroic!”

Wednesday, Feb. 12: Wear mixed-up clothes because “Kindness makes a difference!”

Thursday, Feb. 13: Wear an owl shirt or clothing because “Mott Owls are friendly!”

Friday, Feb. 14: Wear a red, pink, purple, or Valentine’s shirt for Valentine’s Day!

Thank you for helping us celebrate Friendship Week!

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Bookfair Feb 12th - 19th

Some great features of this upcoming fair:


Ms. Shellenberger will be pre-selling Valentine Gift Cards to the Book Fair! These are great for Teacher Valentines or to surprise your children! A paper flyer will be coming home soon AND we will be selling gift cards at Game Night on Feb 12th! (any denomination) Ms. S will hand deliver these to your child on Valentine’s Day!


2. Shop the fair in person or send money with child (all forms of payment are

accepted-cash, check to VMES, debit/credit) AND the NEW eWallet Feature


3. You can also shop online at http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/findafair thru Feb 19th.


Hours of the Mott Spring Book Fair:

Weds, Feb 12th - Tues, Feb 18th 8:15am-3:00pm

Extended hours on Wednesday, Feb 12th- 3:00- 7:30pm

Weds, Feb 19th, 8:15am-12:00pm

Family Game Night - February 12 - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Board Games/Family Games are provided. Play as a family, or join with other families!

Snacks/desserts/drinks will be offered for sale.

Book Fair is open until 7:30 p.m.

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Box Tops Deadline - March 1

Top classes will win a popsicle party! (1 per grade level) Paper BoxTops *are* still in existence, and won't be phased out until 2023. Store receipts can also be scanned to earn digital credits. This is easy money for our school! We brought in $355 last quarter. Let's see if we can beat that this time around! Thank you to all the parents & teachers who participate!!

Math Pentathlon

Family Math Pentathlon Mondays continue! Please join us for a fun hour of game playing every Monday (excluding school holidays) from 5-6:30. We have several regulars who attend and love to teach the Math Pentathlon games to new friends.


If you are interested in attending the Math Pentathlon tournament, it is highly recommended that you complete the registration in January. This link will provide the necessary registration info. Please email Sarah.Boyle@pfisd.net if you have any questions about math pentathlon.

Upcoming Events

Feb. 10 - PTO Meeting 6:30pm in library

Feb. 10 - Math Pentathlon Family Game Night 5:00-6:30 in Science Lab

TEA has published School Report Cards for the 2018-2019 school year.

You can find information regarding our school report card here. Each topic is explained and broken down. You can click on the links below for a quick view of our report cards.
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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.

http://www.pfisd.net/domain/1947

Communication Options

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. Adrian.Tristan@pfisd.net

Sarah Boyle - Busses, Special Education, and discipline. Sarah.boyle@pfisd.net

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

Elizabeth Zamora - Spanish speaking contact, translation needs, day to day operation questions such as lunch times, birthdays on the big screen, etc. Elizabeth.Zamora@pfisd.net

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

Steven Ray - Registration, enrollment and attendance. Steven.Ray@pfisd.net


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

https://www.facebook.com/MottElementary/


Mott Elementary PTO

https://www.facebook.com/mottelementarypto/


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

https://www.facebook.com/groups/113956712574930/


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

https://www.facebook.com/groups/mottelementarywatchdogs/

Did You Know?

  • You can set Cafeteria snack purchase restrictions - Email: vmes.cafe@pfisd.net 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: http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn

  • Online volunteer application: You must fill out a new application each year if you would like to volunteer at school or attend field trips. http://www.pfisd.net/domain/81

Dowser Dan

Dowser Dan came by early friday morning to talk with our 1st and 2nd grade owls about water conservation.