Mott News

4/11

From the Principal

We are Learning Together

We know there is a lot of anxiety out there about online/remote learning, but we all are getting better each day! We appreciate everyone's hard work, and everyone's grace during this unusual and stressful time. We know that each of our families have their own unique situation. With multiple students in the house, we certainly understand how it could be difficult when sharing technology. Please know that we will be flexible with you and your family. We want this to be a positive experience. We are in this together, so thank you for learning with us.


Important Staff Contact Information

Teachers and campus administrators have Google Voice accounts so that they can call parents. Many of us do not answer phone calls from numbers we do not recognize. (Trying to avoid telemarketers!) If a staff member calls you, they will leave a message. Please check your messages. You can call the staff member back using that same phone number.


Teachers are available to support distance learning from 9:00 - 12:00 Monday through Thursday. That entails answering questions, giving feedback, technical support, etc. During this time, they are required to be available to all students and parents in their class. If you would like to have a parent conference, please email your child's teacher and they can set up a conference outside of the hours listed above.


Help your neighbors stay informed

We have many email addresses and families that are on this email list, however, if you hear that someone is not receiving my emails or district emails, please send their email address and name to me at tammy.rebecek@pfisd.net . Spread the word! The more informed we are, the better!


Stay well!

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?

Please reply to the Mott News email. We will contact you to help find a solution so that your child will be able to get their meals and/or paper based learning.

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.

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.

Morning Announcements on the Mott Facebook Page

Morning announcements are a big deal at Mott. We love to start our day with the pledges, some fun, reminders, etc. We have found a way to continue that tradition within our current situation. Morning announcements will be video taped and put on the Mott Elementary School Facebook page at 8:00 a.m. every school day. Tune in then, or watch them later. We will continue the announcements each week!

https://www.facebook.com/MottElementary/

Mrs. Shellenberger Hosting Battle of the Books!

Teachers, Parents, and Students!

Week One of Battle of the Books has arrived!

This week’s matchup is Thelma the Unicorn VS Pig the Star.

Please use the link below to hear both books and vote for your favorite!


WEEK ONE of Battle of the Books<https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Ov0AJ07Sqy0gqx_y3rNGlmQSEkU5s2mI>


Miss you all! ❤ - Ms. Shellenberge

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!


https://arttoremember.com/school/dw7cly

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.


PreK Specials Menu

Kinder Specials Menu

1st Grade Specials Menu

2nd Grade Specials Menu

3rd Grade Specials Menu

4th Grade Specials Menu

5th Grade Specials Menu

Watching Baby Owls Hatch

One of our teachers shared this wonderful opportunity. She has a neighbor who has a live video cam set up in his owl box. There is a family of screech owls living in the box. The owlets should start making their appearance around April 18. When you click on this link, scroll down to find the live streaming video. How exciting!


https://tinyurl.com/qwd8lga

A message from Photo texas

The health and safety of our schools, community and employees are of utmost importance to Photo Texas Photography.


The completion of the photo printings will be delayed based on the Stay-at-Home order from our Texas Governor. Photo Texas will receive the Mott school photos from the lab and then will deliver to Mott Elementary once school resumes.


Stay safe and healthy,

Chance Foster and the entire Photo Texas team

Zaxby's

Since they opened their doors, ZAXBY’S OF PFLUGERVLLE has always given generously to our schools, we’re hoping we can help support them through this crisis. Sarju and Leslie Patel are trying to keep their doors open for both the folks in community and their employees. Help support by using this $2 OFF DRIVE-THRU coupon! Proud of how our community is handling these hard times! We’re all in it together.

Canceled Events

Due to the ongoing circumstances the following events have been canceled:


  • Awards Assemblies
  • Mott Orchestra Field Trip - Apr. 9
  • PreK & Kinder Registration - Apr. 14, 15, 16
  • 5th Grade FIeld Trip- Apr. 15
  • STAAR Testing
  • Gifted & Talented Showcase
  • Spring Carnival


All scheduled activities related to Pflugerville ISD schools are cancelled during the school closure. This also includes all district and campus events and competitions.

Remember to Wash Your Hands

Proper Hand Washing Skills

Important Links Below:

Free Online Reading Resource to Use at Home

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PebbleGo on Clever

We want you to know students have access to Clever at home! Clever is a portal that PfISD uses for students to access many educational resources. That includes PebbleGO and it's a great reading resource!


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.

Mystery Science

Great news. Mystery Science has opened up all their videos for distance learning. Your student can look at which videos are of interest, and there are some fantastic ones. Happy viewing.


https://mysterydoug.com/

https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning

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.

https://www.ageoflearning.com/school_closure_pdf/ParentLetter_AofL_SCHOOL7581.pdf

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.


http://www.boosterthoncharacter.com

(Access Code: home)

* There’s no cost to register

* 75 + streaming videos with character topics and fitness exercises (PBIS, SEL, STEAM, etc.)

Brighten Everyone's Day

We are going to celebrate Virtual Spirit Weeks! We would love it if your child would participate! If they do, we encourage you to post pictures on the Mott Elementary Facebook page. It truly will brighten everyone's day to see your darling children enjoying the spirit week. The Mott staff will be the most appreciative!


Mott Elementary School

https://www.facebook.com/MottElementary/

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Virtual Vacation Day

Crayon Day

Walking Day

Autism Awareness

Kids' Yoga Day