LaMotte School News
December 6, 2018
Santa's Workshop ~ Volunteers are needed
We are looking for volunteers for Santa’s Workshop! We need help setting up the library on December 19th from 1-3 and helpers from 8-12 and 12-4 on December 20th. Santa’s workshop is a day where kids can buy gifts for family and friends, parents will help with shopping, wrapping, setup and takedown we have gifts ranging from $1-$10! Please join us for this fun festive LaMotte tradition! Contact Lisa by text if you are available to help or have any questions! Lisa 406-580-0226
December 19th - Concert Practice at Mt. Ellis
Important Dates to Note
December 3rd – 17th * 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 12, 2018 ~ 6th Grade Flag Ceremony @8:15 a.m. in the Annex
December 12, 2018 ~ Board Meeting at 4:30 p.m.
December 19 ~ 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.
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 Montana History 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. Please find Mr. Drake before the concert to get your bid number. 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!
December 20 ~ 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 to the LaMotte School Foundation. 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.
December 24, 2018 - January 4, 2019 * Winter Break
Bozeman Trail Road Closure
This message distributed by Gallatin County's Community Notification System:
The Gallatin County Bridge Department has had to postpone this planned project by one week. The updated dates are indicated in bold below.
The Gallatin County Bridge Department will be closing Bozeman Trail Road starting at 7:00 am on Monday, December 10 through the end of the business day on Friday, December 14th for a bridge replacement. The bridge is located just west of the Fort Ellis Fire Department between Mount Ellis Road and Bear Canyon Road. The existing structure will be removed and replaced with a new bridge structure, absolutely no traffic will be allowed through. Please contact the Gallatin County Road and Bridge Department at 406-582-3250 with any questions.
Little Bobcat Track
Little Bobcat Track ~ for grades 1-5. Sponsored and held at MSU this activity teaches young athletes the basics of track and field. The deadline to register is January 3, 2019, there are a limited number of openings available. It is first come first served!! You can visit the following website to register. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/little-bobcat-track-2019-tickets-45142249684
LaMotte Board of Trustees Meeting
Usborne Book Fair Update
Thank you for the phenomenal support of the Book Fair this year. Total sales were $824.33, which means I will be able to redeem books from Usborne at the retail value of $412.17. I have started many collections with Usborne and will be able to complete many sets and offer new additions. Thanks for supporting our readers at LaMotte!
Box Tops & Labels for Education Program
Please join the Parent Group facebook page.
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.