Mott News

August 18, 2019

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Celebrations and Thank Yous

We had such a wonderful start to the school year. Your children are precious!!!!


Thank you to:
  • Mott PTO for providing iced down sodas and waters for staff on the first day of school.
  • Pflugerville Realty owner Chris Templeton for providing donuts for staff on the first day of school.
  • Mott Watch D.O.G.S. for helping with morning drop off on the first day of school.

Important Traffic Information

First of all, we want to say "Thank You" to Mott parents for their patience and cooperation throughout the beginning of the year traffic. You have been amazing!

Some things to keep in mind:


  • We are not going to count tardies until August 26th to allow parents a week to figure out the drop off strategy that works best for them.
  • Car rider pick up line - children need to be able to buckle their seat belt independently. If you have to buckle their seat belt/car seat, that adds time to the process and causes students still waiting to be in the heat longer than necessary.
  • Double stacking "zipper method" will be used for morning drop off and afternoon pick-up. That means cars will form two lines when entering the car loop and then merge, taking turns, into one line that pulls up to the curb in front of the school.
  • Parking in the grass is always fine. However, please keep in mind, if it has rained recently, your car will probably sink in the mud! We are working with the district to add material to the grass area that will still allow for safe parking when it rains.

"HOLD ON TO YOUR BUNS!" Contest - Help Mott Win!

Contest sponsored by the Pfour Shop:
It's Back to school time! We LOVE our schools and all of the awesome staff that educate our kiddos! To say thank you- we are holding our biggest contest yet!
One lucky PFISD school will get 7 dozen warm Cinnamon Buns delivered to them on August 28th at 7am for the teachers and staff to have for breakfast. The rules are simple, vote for your favorite PFISD school. The school with the most votes will win! Voting will end Aug. 27th @ 12 noon.
So SHARE, SHARE, SHARE on Facebook, and show your school/teachers some sweet love! Follow the link and cast your vote!

http://www.polljunkie.com/poll/nqesix/vote-for-your39-fav-school-and-win-them-free-buns?fbclid=IwAR0rCzfAGv1IwNoI7lB9awd_hZRBkiPsLFSpicdZ6GyzzWxD_eaF6hLpAUQ

Higher Education Wednesdays

Mott Elementary highlights higher education opportunities every Wednesday. We send the message to students that the choices they make today will impact their education in middle school, in high school, and beyond. So we invite students to join staff in wearing a middle school, high school, college, trade school, or military shirt every Wednesday!

Watch D.O.G.S. (Dad of Great Students) at Mott

WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year. During the school day, WatchDOGS may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well.

If you are interested in joining this amazing volunteer organization, please contact Sarah Boyle at sarah.boyle@pfisd.net

Regarding Student Medication

The school nurse must have a district form filled out and signed by a parent or guardian in order to dispense medication to your child. The nurse has the necessary form. Students may not keep medications in their backpacks. This includes cough drops or antacids.

Upcoming Events

Aug. 27 - Zaxby's Spirit Night 5 - 9 p.m.

Sep. 2 - Labor Day - No School

Sep. 5 - Parent Orientation (Open House) - 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

GT Information Presentation - 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Sep. 9 - Grandparent's Day at Mott

PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Sep. 9 - 13 - Book Fair in the Library

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 @eh79e4 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