From the Principal
Thinking about our current reality:
From all of our teachers and staff, we want to tell our Owls that we are broken-hearted about the news that we will not be returning to the nest this school year. For our fifth-graders, dual-language students, Pegasus and those being rezoned, we are especially saddened. While it is too soon to decide on dates and details, we are definitely going to plan a formal farewell event!
We are also planning a Mott Family Picnic for all Mott families whenever it is safe for everyone to attend!
In light of our current reality, I have asked teachers to develop a way to structure online student interaction. This could look very different from classroom to classroom. It could be a way to share pictures, comments, etc. Please watch for information from your child's teacher. I encourage you to participate so that students can interact with their classmates, even if it is through words or pictures.
In reference to the information above, I encourage families that are on Facebook to post pictures on the Mott Elementary Facebook page in response to our daily Spirit Week themes. Staff and other families are very excited to see our students in these posts!
Student Personal Item Retrieval
Teachers will be going to the school beginning the week of May 4 to place students' personal items in bags, and organize them for parent pick-up. We will need to follow social distancing rules, so with over 1,100 students, it will take some time to cycle through all of the classrooms to gather belongings. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this process. There will be advertised times for parents to pick up personal items and drop off books or other school materials beginning the week of May 18.
Medication Pick-Up - May 6 and 7 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
This will be done through a curbside pick-up process with no contact. Once these times have passed, medications will be discarded as they are at the end of every school year per policy.
ar quizzes for 2nd - 5th
Great News! Starting now, families visiting any of 10 PfISD meal delivery sites on Fridays may pick up meals for that day, as well as two extra breakfast and lunch meals per child.
Weekend meals will be served at meal delivery locations from 8-9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Friday beginning April 17. Meals will be provided curbside at the locations above.
Children must be 18 years old or younger. Parents or guardians may pick up meals with or without children present, but identification will be required for children not present at pick-up.
Parents/guardians may only pick up meals for their own children. For more information go to: http://ow.ly/4AmX50zg6fB
2019-2020 Yearbook Update
Electronic Device Access
If your student does not have access to an electronic device or Internet, please use one of the links below to apply for technology assistance.
- English Access Survey : https://forms.gle/iFBapTtCJGczPmWaA
- Spanish Access Survey : https://forms.gle/9h1DRgpgF4Lsn5QW9
- Vietnamese Access Survey :https://forms.gle/Fq8zAjsumAPc7xHQ6
Electronic Device Response
If you completed the Electronic Device Access survey please be on the lookout for an email from the district. If a device is allocated for your family you will need to reply for further steps.
BRIGHT BYTES SURVEY
We are partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research organization, to learn more about you and your students’ technology access and use for learning.
The goal of this project is to gather data on technology access, skills, and your school’s technology environment, in order to understand the connection between technology use and student achievement.
Our data collection window is set to run from now to May 27, 2020.
There is one designed for students, and one designed for parents.
Your questionnaire links are listed below:
Your participation and support is important to us and will make the difference between having a complete understanding of our school’s technology use versus a limited one.
PfISD Board Meetings will now be streamed on YouTube.
Consistent with Board Policy, citizen comments will be limited to topics on the agenda. ○ Individuals wishing to address the Board of Trustees must leave a voice message of no more than three minutes in length at 512-594-9900 on April 16, 2020 between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Meal Service and Paper Based Learning Packets
Please see this link for locations and information regarding free meals for PfISD students: Meal Service
Trouble Picking Up Food or Packets From Food Distribution Locations?
If you know of someone else who might be having difficulty going to pick up the food or paper based learning, please let us know as well.
Morning Announcements on the Mott Facebook Page
Art to Remember
Hi families and friends,
Our school is participating in a creative fundraiser with Art to Remember that allows you to purchase keepsake products customized with your child’s art. There are over 50 products and many are less than $15. These make great gifts and a percentage of every purchase goes right back to our school. Click on the link below and enter the online order code shown on your child’s order form or to search for your child’s artwork. Then, have fun shopping!
Special Areas Menus
The Special Area Menus that are coming from me and the teachers are meant to be choices for your child. You do not have to complete all of them. Pick from any area as often as you would like. These are meant to be fun for your child and easy to accomplish at home. If you do not have all the supplies needed for a project, no worries! Just choose another item.
- Awards Assemblies
- PreK & Kinder Registration - (Watch the Mott news and district website for updates)
- STAAR Testing
- Gifted & Talented Showcase
- Spring Carnival
- Million Word Luncheon
- Fry Word Party
- 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony
All scheduled activities related to Pflugerville ISD schools are canceled during the school closure. This also includes all district and campus events and competitions.
Remember to Wash Your Hands
Important Links Below:
PebbleGo on Clever
Go to PfISD.net>student tab>clever or click on this link.The login is your student’s “s” number and password. Most students have this memorized by this point. If not, reach out to your child's teacher.
Free Home Access for Students to ABC Mouse, Adventure Academy & Reading IQ During School Closures
Age of learning is providing free resources while our campus is closed. All three programs can be used on tablets, computers, and smartphones. Click on the link below and follow the instructions.
Character and Fitness Videos at Home
We hope this resource serves not only as a helpful diversion while the kids are home, but also as an opportunity for families to engage in character-building conversations while also staying active at home.
(Access Code: home)
* There’s no cost to register
* 75 + streaming videos with character topics and fitness exercises (PBIS, SEL, STEAM, etc.)
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