LaMotte School News

September 6, 2019

Student Photos

September 12, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Bruce Pitcher will be taking photos. Order forms were sent home today. (Payment is due with the order on September 12th). Please return the order form even if you are not planning to order.

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

Art Splot

Our first art class was held yesterday. Thank you to all the parents for supporting this valuable educational opportunity.

Note from Mrs. Burke

Dear Parents,

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

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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