LaMotte School News

November 8, 2019

Parents of After School Club Students

Parents of After School Club Students,

I hope I can clarify some confusion. The After School Club has always been generously supported by the United Way along with a minimal charge to parents. We have been able to run the program with plenty of funds available. This year those funds have been cut drastically.

If your child attends the After School Club for any amount of time, you will be charged the $5.00 daily rate. There are some people that have asked for scholarships for the program, so this does not apply to those that have been approved. If you are in need of a scholarship, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Mrs. Burke


Bobcat Basketball School Day will be on Monday, November 11th. There will be no hot lunch served that day so please be sure to send a sack lunch with your child(ren) that day.

Thank you.


On Saturday, November 9th the Bozeman Public Library will be hosting the Children's Festival of the Book. Please check for a full schedule of events. One of the feature speakers is Sophie Blackall, winner of last year's Caldecott medal for her book Lighthouse. Flyers for a writing and drawing contest are attached.

Santa Run for Education

We are excited for the 5th Annual Santa Run For Education! This year we are hoping to raise money for ALL schools in the Gallatin Valley, but we need your help spreading the word! New this year — when a runner signs up, they choose the school they want to represent and support. An individual fundraiser page is set up for them automatically. Fundraising is OPTIONAL, but, we are encouraging our participants to raise at least $150 — half goes to the school they choose and the other half goes to BSF. If a participant raises $100, their race fee is refunded, if they raise $150, they are entered into a raffle for a bunch of awesome prizes.

The potential is great. If just 10 people represent your school and each raise $150… that school will get $750!!! It is that easy. I signed up my son and posted the fundraiser to my facebook page and raised the money in two days.

Together we are supporting PUBLIC education in the Gallatin Valley. The Santa Run is on December 7th at 10:15. Please spread the word and give me a call if you have any questions.

Here the signup link:

Spirit Week ~ November 18th - 22nd

The Student Council sponsored Spirit Week will be the week of November 18th - 22nd. Students are encouraged to dress in the daily themes.

  • Monday ~ PJ Day
  • Tuesday ~ Decades Day
  • Wednesday ~ Wacky Wednesday
  • Thursday ~ Color day by Classroom
K/1 - Red

2/3 - Pink

4/5 - Blue

6/7/8 - Purple

  • Friday ~ Cat/Griz / Sports Day

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 Thursday, November 21st and deliveries will be made the 2nd week of December. Please contact Mr. Drake with any questions.


Thank you to all who helped serve and make the Root Beer Floats we enjoyed on Halloween. Thank you to everyone who assisted in preparing, serving and cleaning up after the celebration.

LaMotte Board of Trustees Meeting

November 19, 2019 4:30 p.m.

The ArtSplot November & December classes

There's a lot to choose from!

Register online with a follow up email to confirm, or call 587-8424.

Artwork makes great gifts!

*After School Individualized Art Lessons:

Tues. 11/12, 11/19, 11/26. Ages six & up. 4:00-5:15. Fee $25 per visit. Clay/ceramics: grades 5th & up may choose the potter's wheel.

For your convenience, should you choose, there are bus drop off forms at the bottom of this email. We have had kids do this in the past and parents really like it. We'll text you when they arrive to our studio!

*No school Thanksgiving: Wed. Nov. 27th, 9:00 - 3:00

*Holiday break: Mon. Dec. 23, Tues. 24, Fri. 27, Mon. 30, Tues. 31,

Thurs. 2, Fri. 3. 9:00 - 3:00

For ages six and up, any combination of days may be chosen, all days will be different, fee is $60 per day, printmaking, painting, pastels...

*Family Holiday Cards Printmaking Workshop:

Start your Christmas Stroll Saturday with printmaking! Each paying participant will design, carve, and print a plate resulting in a bundle of four cards. Image ideas may be a snowman, candy canes, deer, etc.. Parents may choose to participate, accompany, or drop off. For ages 8 and up. Time choices are 10:00 - 11:30 or 12:30 - 2:00. Cost is $25.

Participants must be pre-registered! Spaces are limited! Join us!

Chelsea and Richard

Online bus registration form

Online Alternate Bus Stop Release

Please join the Parent Group facebook page.

LaMotte School has a parent group facebook page: please search for the LaMotte School Parent Group if you would like to join.

Box Tops & Labels for Education Program

Welcome back to school! We will be participating in both the Labels for Education and the Box Tops for Education™ programs again this year. 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!

Nicole Huntsinger

Student Reminders

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.

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