Anna P. Mote

Elementary School

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  • End of the Marking Period

    by Bulldog Proud Principal Mr. Bolden

    It is hard to believe that we completed the first marking period. Our students and teachers have been working extremely hard. The expectation for learning is high in Red Clay and the Mote faculty takes educating your child our top priority.  Report cards will be issued on November 9, 2016. 

     We will have Parent-Teacher Conferences on November 21st (8:00 AM-7:00 PM) and November 22nd (8:00AM-12:30 PM).  There will be additional information sent to you on a later date.

     Positive Behavior and Supports (PBS)

    by Bulldog Proud Principal

    This year we started Positive Behavior and Supports systems of approach towards addressing student behaviors in a positive manner. Our students have been trained to behave in common areas such as, the hallway, bathroom, bus, cafeteria, assemblies, and classroom through teacher modeling and video lessons on the expectations. 

    Our three core principles are Respect, Responsibilities, and Cooperation. If your child has come home with a “Bulldog Buck” (yellow), he or she was acknowledged for their good behavior. The bucks can be cashed in for prizes and monthly celebrations.  Please check our website for more information.

     

    Girls on the Run!

    On November 12, 2016 many of our young girls participated in the fall Girls on the Run annual 5k race. Girls on the Run is an initiative that promotes healthy lifestyle of running and dieting in an effort to support the fight against childhood obesity.  Let’s celebrate and support our students for their participation. We also thank our coaches Ms. Bechard, Ms. Knieste, Mrs. Sweeney, Mrs. Woodis, Ms. Babowal, and Ms. Saienni for their support and commitment to preparing our girls.  Girls on the Run will continue during the spring season.  If you are interested in signing your child up for the spring season, please refer to our website or contact Ms. Bechard via email Lindsay.bechard@redclay.k12.de.us

    Literacy Night

    Parents we are looking for all of your participation for this important event. We will have our Literacy Night held on November 17, 2016 from 6:00-8:00PM.  One of Red Clay’s strategic goals is to assure that students read at grade level by third grade. We are looking to offer resources and support to our parents during a fun night of games, activities, food, and a guest speaker.  Please see our website for more information. http://redclay.schoolwires.net/mote

     

    Mote Breakfast Talk 

    On October 14th, we had our first meeting with over 7 families, along with teachers and administration.  There were many discussions and questions related to academic programming, safety procedures, and building operations. This is a time to have informal discussion about our school community.  There will be scheduled topics of discussion based upon your interest.  On December 16th from 7:45 AM-8:30 AM, we will have breakfast in the art room, along with a brief presentation on Schoology.  Please RSVP to Karen.Rockhold@redclayk12.de.us. 

     

    "Education ceases one from being intimidated by new circumstances."

    ~The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

     

     

    Pumpkin Bash Review

    On October 26, the PTO sponsored a Pumpkin Bash event.  Over 60 families and many teachers gathered in the cafeteria to paint pumpkins, while enjoying food and music. We had an outstanding time together and look forward to having more fun family events in the future.  We would like to thank our PTO for their work and commitment.  We are always in need of volunteers.  If you are interested, please reach out to the school.

     

    Reasons why we do not allow parents to send in food and party supplies for Birthday Celebrations:

    • Many of our students have food allergies and some are life-threatening.
    • Celebrations take away from instructional time. {When you have 25-30 students in a class, think about how much time that adds up to.}
    • It is part of our District’s Wellness Policy’s plans for a healthy living initiative.
    • Balloons are not allowed to be brought into schools due to a rise in latex allergies which can be life-threatening as well.
    • Teachers and the school will find ways to celebrate special days. {For example the student is wished “happy birthday” during the announcements and they come to the office to receive a Birthday Pencil.}

    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation on this matter.

     

    Summer Reading Celebration!

    We are excited to announce the success of our Mote students for their participation in the MyOn summer reading initiative.  Our students read over 34,000 books and spent 8400 hours reading their favorite books online! There were several students who received certificates for their individual accomplishments.  Please continue to encourage your child to utilize MyOn to support our students’ passion for reading

     

    Instructions for concert participants:

    6:00 p.m.:     Students arrive 

    6:30 p.m. :   Concert begins

    Band students are asked to dress in white tops with black pants or skirts.

    Choral and Orchestra students are asked to dress up in their “Sunday-best”

    We look forward to supporting our music students as they share what they have learned so far.

     

    NOVEMBER

    11/17           Literacy Night
    11/21           Parent Teacher Conference 8:00-7:00 PM
    11/22           Parent Teacher Conference 8:00-12:30 PM
    11/23-25      Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)

    11/29 PTO Meeting 6:00PM-7:00PM

     

    DECEMBER - JANUARY

    12/1        District High School Choral Festival and Art Show at Cab Calloway Theater 7:00 PM

    12/8             MOTE Choral, Orchestral & Band Concert  6:00 PM

    12/14           School Board Meeting at Warner 7:00 PM

    12/22/16-1/2/17       Winter Break

    1/3/17          WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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