LaMotte School News
September 6, 2019
Parent Group Organizational Meeting
- If you would like to join the LaMotte Parent Group, we will have an organizational meeting on Tuesday, September 10 at 2:45 in the Library. All are welcome!
- Following the Parent Group Meeting, the LaMotte School Foundation Board will meet. We are looking for new members on the Foundation board, too! Please plan to stay after the Parent Group meeting to learn about the Foundation!
LaMotte Board of Trustees Meeting
September 17, 2019 4:30 p.m.
PIR Day - Just a reminder there will be no school on September 27, 2019
Note from Mrs. Burke
Thanks for sending your kids ready to learn and to be great students this week. We had a successful week and look forward to continuing on this positive path for the rest of the year.
You may have heard about our visitor at school today, Bear. Bear is my 4 month old Golden Retriever. The trustees on the LaMotte School Board have given me permission to bring him to school daily. Today was a good test for all of us! It is the intent of my family to have Bear trained to be a therapy dog. As he gets older, we will participate in training for him and for us as his handlers. As a therapy dog, Bear will be a calming presence in our school for our students and staff. Therapy dogs provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement communities, rehabilitation centers, schools, and other places where people are seeking comfort.
The students did great with him and Bear is completely worn out, so that’s good. We do have a few rules that will keep the students safe and keep Bear healthy and happy to be at school. Bear will be on the playground, occasionally as well as in classrooms at times, otherwise he will be in my office with me. I want the students to be able to interact with him as much or little as they choose.
If your child has an allergy to dogs, I can make sure that Bear does not go into your child’s classroom (unless you give permission). Please communicate with me if your son or daughter is allergic, or if you have questions or concerns, please let me know. I want this to be a positive experience for our students. Thanks for having an open mind about our “school dog”!
Mrs. Burke and Bear
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Box Tops & Labels for Education Program
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.