Mote Bulldog Bulletin 15

January 1, 2023- January 7, 2022

Upcoming Events

Monday January 2- Schools/Offices Closed

Monday January 9- Student Government

Tuesday January 10- PTA meeting 6pm

Wednesday January 11- School Choice Window Closes

Monday January 16- Schools/Offices Closed- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Wednesday January 18- School Board Meeting 7pm

Friday January 20- PBS Spirit Day- Sports Day

Monday January 23- Student Government

Thursday January 26- End of 2nd Marking Period, Hooray Day

Friday January 27- Inservice Day- No school for students


Schools and offices are closed on Monday January 2, 2023. We look forward to seeing all our staff and students on Tuesday January 3, 2023!

School Reminders

Schoolwide Expectations-

Mote Bulldogs "GROWL". Please remind your students that at Mote we Give respect, we are Responsible, we cooperate with Others, we Welcome diversity, and we Learn with a growth mindset.


Our instructional day begins at 9:00am. Students are expected to have entered the building, picked up their breakfast, and made it into their classroom by 9:00. There are many cars pulling into the parking lot at 9:00am. This is not allowing students to make it to class on time.


Our office is closed for dismissals from 3:15-4:00. If you need to pick up for an early dismissal, it needs to be done by 3:15. Our staff is outside for car riders until 4:10. Please make sure you arrive at the school by 4:05 to use our car line.

If you are changing your child's dismissal procedure, please call the school before 3:15pm. It is very difficult to make changes once our dismissal has begun.


Attendance is important for student growth and achievement. If your student is absent due to illness, please make sure to email the teacher or send in a note to excuse the absence. Vacation, travel, etc are considered unexcused absences.


Students will go out for recess daily unless the wind chill is 20 degrees or below. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately with coat, hat, and gloves for recess.

Recurring information

Mote Homework Philosophy

Mote staff through the building leadership team creating a Mote specific Homework Philosophy that will both encourage parental support of student learning and provide time for students to practice what they are learning while acknowledging the varying supports available at home and the busy schedules that our families have in the evenings.
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Counseling Corner

Please click the attachment below to meet our two school counselors and learn about the services they provide to Mote staff and students.


Dismissal is a busy time for staff and students. Our only priority is making sure students make it home safely. Here is how you can help:

  • All changes to your child's dismissal should be communicated in writing. Phone calls are only for last minute emergency changes and should be made by 3:15 pm.
  • When possible, allow for your child to enter and exit on the rear passenger side. If not possible, your child is asked to cross in front of your car, not the rear.
  • Parents should remain in their car during car line. Mote staff is not permitted to buckle your child in. If your child needs assistance, move to the past the crosswalk in car line and you may get out at that point to buckle in your child.
  • Dismissal is not a time for parent conferences with staff. We are happy to work with you on a method of weekly or daily communication.

Thank you for helping us to keep dismissal running smoothly.

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