LaMotte School News

November 16, 2015

LaMotte Board of Trustees Meeting

November 18, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

LaMotte Parent Group Meeting

November 18, 2015 at 2:45 p.m.

Please attend!! Steve Eshbaugh will join us to seek your input on LaMotte's Strategic Plan. Your ideas will help define the future of LaMotte. Please come and share your thoughts.

Parent Conferences November 23 and 24

· Parents please respond (to Mrs. Clark) with your first and second time preferences.

· The duration for a conference is 20 minutes per family, if you are late 10 or more minutes your conference will be cancelled and another appointment will need to be made.

· Conference times begin at 3:40 p.m. until 7:20 p.m.

· Mrs. Vradenburg will be scheduling conferences in the afternoon on Thursday, November 19th and Friday, November 20th. Conference on Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th will begin at 3:40 p.m. until 5:40 p.m.

· The 6, 7 & 8 grade teachers will have a few openings in the afternoon on Thursday, November 19th and Friday, November 20th.

· Again please contact Mrs. Clark (586-2838) to reserve a time.

Spirit Week ~ November 16th - 20th

The Student Council sponsored Spirit Week will be the week of November 16th -November 20th. Students are encouraged to dress in the daily themes.

Please note the change in theme on Thursday & Friday. On Thursday we will be holding a pep rally to wish Mr. Bleskin good luck in the Cat/Griz game.

  • Monday~ Pajama Day
  • Tuesday~ Twin Day
  • Wednesday~ Wacky Wild Day
  • Thursday~ Cat/Griz Day (Team Spirit)
  • Friday~ Career Day

Morning drop off reminder

Please remember morning recess does not begin until 7:45 a.m. There is no supervision before 7:45 a.m. please do not leave your child(ren) unattended.

A note from the Superintendent/Principal

Parents and Students!

Now that cold weather has returned please remember that it is our policy to send students outside for recess unless the temperature drops below 10 degrees. It is important to remember that if we are evacuated from the school in case of an emergency, students may be outside for an extended period of time. The prolonged exposure to the cold could be unsafe so appropriate clothing is necessary.

If students are not prepared for the cold and snow, they will be required to call home for a parent to bring the proper clothing. Students are expected to have long pants, a coat (not just a sweatshirt), and boots. It is our strong recommendation that every child wear snow pants, hat and gloves/mittens to school every day. It is much more fun to play outside when you are dressed appropriately! Thank you for your cooperation on this.

Mrs. Burke

Middle School Fundraiser ~ Elliot’s of Montana Products

The Middle School students will be selling cookie dough, trail mix and pasta mixes to raise funds for their field trip in the spring. Orders are due Friday, November 20th and deliveries will be made the 2nd week of December. Please contact Mr. Drake with any questions.

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to LaMotte School! During parent-teacher conferences on November 23rd and 24th, the library will be open from 3:40 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Not only will we have many great books to choose from, each purchase contributes money toward the purchase of new books. Beat the Black Friday chaos and support reading by shopping at LaMotte!

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

Thanksgiving Food Boxes

Please use the forms below if your family is in need of a Thanksgiving Food Box.

Contact the Gallatin Valley Food Bank with any questions.