LaMotte School News

December 15, 2015

Important Dates to Note:

December 9 – 17 * Student Leadership Group is sponsoring a Food Drive for the Gallatin Valley Food Bank. Each classroom will have a collection box, every little bit helps.

December 16 ~ LaMotte Holiday Program and Dessert Silent Auction @ 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Ellis Academy Chapel (in the Administration building). Dress code for students is slacks for boys with a button down or dress shirt (tie optional). Girls can wear slacks and a dressy top or skirt/dress. Please no jeans.

December 17 ~ Santa's Workshop sponsored by the Parent Group.

January Lunch orders due 3:00 p.m.

December 21 - January 1, 2016 * Winter Break

Middle School Silent Dessert Auction

Every year during the Winter Program, a dessert/silent auction is held to support the middle school’s yearly field trip. We appreciate any desserts or items that you would like to donate to help raise funds for their Science Trip in May. If you have any donated items, please feel free to drop them off at school or at Mt. Ellis before the program starts. Bidding will start before the concert at 6:00 and will end during the intermission. If you have any questions, please e-mail or call Mr. Drake.

Middle school parents, please e-mail Mr. Drake if you are able to help set-up, take-down or collect money. Thanks again for supporting the LaMotte middle school!

Santa's Workshop (sponsored by the Parent Group)

· December 17th * Santa’s Workshop sponsored by the Parent Group. Students can purchase gifts for immediate family members in prices ranging from $1 to $10. Parent group volunteers will assist with purchasing and will wrap gifts. Students should bring cash or a check made payable to the LaMotte Parent Group. If parents prefer to send a blank amount check please indicate on the memo line the spending limit per child or family. PLEASE send a note with your child if s/he is not going to purchase at Santa’s Workshop.

Ice Skating Rink

LaMotte School is making half of the grass area on our playground a skating rink for the students to enjoy at recess time as well as a little bit of PE time for the students to learn how to skate. With this thought, we are asking that you and your family go on a scavenger hunt to find some skates that maybe aren't being used. We do have a few skates but not near enough to fit everyone into a pair of skates, so your help would be greatly appreciated. LaMotte School would be grateful and the kids would love to be able to skate at recess.

The students will be required to have a helmet, also brought from home, in order to skate on the skating rink as well.

If your son or daughter already has a pair of skates that they would like to keep on school grounds for the time being and use, great! That would be great. But if nobody is using skates and they are just laying around collecting dust, the students at LaMotte will put them to good use.

If there are any questions about this, please email the health enhancement teacher, Mr. Bleskin, at

Thank you!

Book Fair Success

A Huge Thank You to the LaMotte community for a successful Book Fair. The library earned $370.00, redeemable for books! Many of the books are already processed and in students hands! A special Thank You to the volunteers! Wishing each of you a Merry Christmas with lots of recreation AND reading.

Thank you,

Barb Muller

Little Bobcat Track

1st - 5th grade students can participate in Little Bobcat Track. Little Bobcat Track is sponsored and held at MSU this activity teaches young athletes the basics of track and field. The deadline to register is January 15, 2016, there are a limited number of openings available. It is first come first served!! You can visit the following website to register.

Emergency Lunch

Emergency Lunch ~ Parents just a reminder to be sure and check that your child(ren) still have an emergency lunch in their locker.

Lost and Found

Parents please check in the lost and found bin for lost items, it is bursting at the seams! Parents are asked to label their children’s clothing for easy identification.

Box Tops & Labels for Education Program

We participate in Labels for Education and the Box Tops for Education™ programs. Please 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!

Andria Huntsinger