Mott News


January is School Board Recognition Month

Thank You Mr. Bradley

Mr. Bradley had a successful career in Pflugerville ISD with 28 years as principal of Pflugerville High School and two years as the Director of Student Affairs for Pflugerville ISD before retiring in June of 2011. During his tenure in Pflugerville, Mr. Bradley served as President of the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals. He now serves as the Vice President of the PfISD School Board.

We celebrate all you've done for our PfISD family.

Mock STAAR this week = altered lunch times

The campus will remain open to visitors on mock testing days. Some lunch schedules have been changed to accommodate testing. Please click on the links below to find out the lunch times for each day.


Monday, Jan. 27 - 5th math & 4th writing schedule1

Tuesday, Jan. 28 - 5th reading ** schedule2

Monday, Feb. 3 - 4th math & 3rd math schedule3

Tuesday, Feb. 4 - 4th reading & 3rd reading – schedule3 (repeat of Feb. 3)

Wed., Feb. 5 – 5th science ** schedule2

No Food Birthday Treats Effective February 3

We have received very valuable feedback from parents regarding the recent allergy policy change. As always, our chief goal is to protect our students and to keep them safe and learning while they're at Mott. After collecting feedback from parents, staff members, and administration, the allergy committee has met and revised our policy to address some specific concerns.

For the safety of all our students, the following changes will go into effect after winter break:

* Effective February 3, 2020 Parents may only bring non-food goodie bags for birthdays. We will no longer be able to accept food items for whole-class birthday treats. As always, you are welcome to send special birthday treats for your own student to enjoy for lunch or snack, and parents are welcome to join their student for lunch on their birthday as well.

* For classroom food activities such as party days or food-related learning activities, parents of children with food allergies will need to complete an allergy permission form stating which foods their student is allowed to eat or handle. If this form is not returned prior to the event, the student will not be able to participate in the activity.

We appreciate the care and time that the teachers and allergy committee members have given to this very important matter, and for the feedback and support we have received from our parents. We are dedicated to keeping our kids safe here at Mott and believe that this will help achieve that for all our students.

Stuck in the Mud

We've had a few big events happen while raining lately. Unfortunately that means parking in the grass behind the main front lot is not recommended. There have been several cars who have gotten stuck in the mud during the rain, and even the day after. Please use the new lot located on the Mott to Cele Road on rainy days & the day after. Learn more about our new lot below.

New Parking Lot

Have you heard the great news? We have a brand new parking section! The new lot is off the parent drop off exit on the Cele to Mott Road. Please be aware of the correct traffic flow through the lot.

Walkway Recognition

You may have noticed a new addition to the Parent Walk Up area. Gone are the days of standing on the grass/ dirt while waiting for your kids to get out of class. We now have an amazing new walkway and it's all thanks to a talented young man named Payton Impson. He took this on as his Eagle Scout Project. With the help of friends, family, and a lot of elbow grease, he was able to complete the new walkway in two weeks. Thank You Mr. Impson for all your hard work.

Lice Prevention and Treatment

Historically, elementary schools tend to see an increase in lice cases after long breaks, and we are seeing that trend occur here at Mott after winter break. Please check your child’s head periodically for signs of lice or their eggs. Please notify the school nurse if you find lice on your student’s head, and treat immediately.

Pro tip: Combing thoroughly is the biggest difference between successful treatment and re-infestation! Skipping the combing or not combing enough with the special metal comb can leave behind eggs, which can hatch and start the process all over again. One louse can lay up to 500 eggs a day! Please contact our nurse if you need more information about how to treat lice for your child.

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Bookfair Feb 12th - 19th

Two great features of this upcoming fair:

1. Ms. Shellenberger will be preselling Valentine Gift Cards to the Book Fair! These are great for Teacher Valentines or to surprise your children! A paper flyer will be coming home soon AND we will be selling them at Game Night on Feb 12th! (any denomination) Ms. S will hand deliver to your child on Valentine’s Day!

2. Can’t make it into the fair with your student but would like for them to have money to shop? Try the eWallet option! Click here to learn more:

Watch for more info to come home in Wednesday Folders!

Information for Parents of Grade 5 Students

To prepare for your child’s transition from elementary to middle school next year, the district will be hosting a parent information night and course fair on Monday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the middle school your child will attend next school year. Principals and counselors will be on-hand to answer any questions you may have. You also can get information on courses offered and extracurricular activities. Here is a link to the new Math Acceleration Page with important information regarding math course selection in middle school:

You may have already received some information about 5th grade parent nights with a date of Jan. 28. The district has moved this event to Jan. 27 in order to avoid a conflict with the PfISD Elementary Pfine Arts Showcase.

STAAR Information Night

Have you ever had questions about the STAAR test? Have you asked yourself why does this matter? Wondering what dates it'll be? Want tips on how to prepare your child? Well, come and join us on February 6th at 6:00 pm in the Mott cafeteria to get your questions answered!

Please Take Our Parent Survey - This flyer will be coming home with your child.

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100th Day of School!

We will celebrate the 100th day of school on January 29. We invite your student to dress up in honor of this milestone.

Dress up ideas:

Wear a shirt with 100 items on it. I recommend Pinterest for ideas


Dress as a 100 year old person!

Math Pentathlon

Family Math Pentathlon Mondays continue! Please join us for a fun hour of game playing every Monday (excluding school holidays) from 5-6:30. We have several regulars who attend and love to teach the Math Pentathlon games to new friends.

If you are interested in attending the Math Pentathlon tournament, it is highly recommended that you complete the registration in January. This link will provide the necessary registration info. Please email if you have any questions about math pentathlon.

Tips for Picking Up Your Child Early for an Appointment

We truly appreciate your efforts in scheduling appointments after school hours. However, we understand that is not always possible. So, if you need to pick your child up early for an appointment, and your child will not return that day, it could take 10 to 15 minutes for your child to get to the office. Here is the reason why:

  1. Often, our teachers do not know ahead of time that your child will be leaving early. They have to gather homework, folders, etc. to put in the backpack. Your child has to pack these items, their water bottle, the book they are reading, etc. before they start walking to the office.
  2. Our school is 19,000 square feet. It takes a long time to walk from some parts of the building up to the office. Especially if your child is young and has short legs!
  3. If your child is in special areas, lunch, computer lab, recess, etc., they will have to go back to the classroom to get their backpack. There is no guarantee that the teacher will be in the room at that time due to meetings, copying, etc. Our classroom doors are always locked, for safety reasons. So, the office will have to put a call out on the radio to find someone with a key that can walk to the classroom to open the door, so that your child can get their backpack. This will take several minutes. You can avoid this added delay by knowing your child's schedule, and arrive before or after lunch, specials and recess. Schedule by Teacher
  4. Sometimes, teachers take their class for a whole group bathroom break. These breaks are not scheduled, and are based on class need due to that day's schedule. In this case, when the office calls the room and the teacher does not answer, we just have to wait a few minutes until the class returns to the room.

In other words, please allow plenty of time to pick up your child in order to make it to your appointment on time.

Upcoming Events

Jan. 27 - Mock STAAR: 4th Writing, 5th Math

Jan. 27- Math Pentathlon Family Game Night 5:00-6:30

Jan. 28 - Mock STAAR: 5th Reading

Jan. 29 - 100th Day of School

Feb. 3 - Mock STAAR: 3rd & 4th Math

National School Counseling Week

Feb. 3- Math Pentathlon Family Game Night 5:00-6:30

Feb. 4 - Mock STAAR: 3rd & 4th Reading

Feb. 5 - Mock STAAR: 5th Science

Feb. 6 - STAAR: Parent Information Night 6:00 pm

Feb. 10 - PTO Meeting 6:30pm in library

Feb. 10 - Math Pentathlon Family Game Night 5:00-6:30 in Science Lab

Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students)

Visit our Mott Elementary Webpage for more information and to sign-up as a Mott Watch D.O.G.

Communication Options

Please allow 24 hours during the work week for a response to a non-emergency question or request. If you call or send an email on a Friday, you should expect a response during business hours the following week.

When you need assistance, please make note of the roles and responsibilities of these staff members. By contacting them directly, you will receive a faster reply.

Adrian Tristan - Busses, 504, Dual Language, English as a Second Language, and discipline.

Sarah Boyle - Busses, Special Education, and discipline.

Michael Hill - Can make phone and meeting appointments with Mrs. Rebecek, scheduling events on school calendar, campus website.

Elizabeth Zamora - Spanish speaking contact, translation needs, day to day operation questions such as lunch times, birthdays on the big screen, etc.

Kristeen Thornton - Day to day operation questions such as lunch times, messages for teachers, etc.

Steven Ray - Registration, enrollment and attendance.

Remind Text Messages - Mrs. Rebecek will send out reminders for things like early release, special events, and dress up days. To sign up, text @84984f to the number 81010.

Mott Elementary School

Mott Elementary PTO

Mott Elementary Families - (FYI: This page is run by Mott parents, not Mott staff.)

Mott Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students)

School Starts at 7:20am

Every morning at 7:20am our first bell rings to signify the start of the school day. At that time our teachers and students are already engaged and focused on learning. At 7:35am when the tardy bell rings if your child is not through the third set of double doors they will be marked tardy and missing out on valuable learning time. At times when we have special circumstances like picture day, pumpkin contest day, or drastic changes in the weather, tardies may be waved. Please note that this happens only for special circumstances. Every other day the 7:35am tardy bell is enforced, please plan your mornings accordingly. Pro tip: 7:05- 7:15am sees little to no traffic, making it that sweet spot for the start of a great day!

Did You Know?

  • You can set Cafeteria snack purchase restrictions - Email: 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:

  • Online volunteer application: You must fill out a new application each year if you would like to volunteer at school or attend field trips.