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Welcome from the Head of School, Linda Jennings
Welcome to MOT Charter School! MOT Charter School is a community of teachers, parents and students committed to one goal -- providing an enriching and challenging K-8 education to every student. When you visit MOT Charter School, you will immediately sense that it is a very special school where successes are celebrated and differences are respected. Parents, students and teachers work together in a safe and nurturing environment to ensure that every child excels to his or her ability.
MOT CHARTER SCHOOL HAS ONCE AGAIN ACHIEVED THE
RATING OF A SUPERIOR SCHOOL!
Good Afternoon MOT Charter Families,
Of the many tremendous gifts that our country’s founders gave to us, one of the greatest is the dedication of a season for giving thanks! Even in the midst of the ups and downs of life, we can be thankful for our homes, our families and for the many freedoms that we enjoy. We can be thankful that our children have the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe and friendly school with caring and dedicated teachers. I am extremely thankful that you have chosen to share your children with us and for your continued partnership as we strive to provide your children with an amazing education.
As we head into conferences and Thanksgiving break, I want to share with you some quick reminders of upcoming MOT events and important dates.
MOT’s Student Government will be collecting donations of canned foods and personal goods for the benefit of the Middletown Neighborhood House. Please send your donations in with your children. The homeroom in each wing with the most donations will receive free Ice Cream Wednesday passes to show gratitude for their efforts.
All 7th and 8th grade students are invited to participate in the Annual Spelling Bee. The event will take place during the students’ lunch and recess time. Students will be given an opportunity to eat lunch during that time. Interested students may sign up with Ms. DeLong.
Please encourage your children to sign up for the Spelling Bee! We look forward to your child’s participation in this event and the possibilities it can allow them with their successful efforts. Please contact Ms. DeLong if you have any questions. If you would like to ensure that we know you would like your child to participate please email Ms. DeLong at email@example.com.
Please join Ms. Heather Dean as she showcases the hard work of your children at our Winter Concerts. Both performances will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 10: Grades 1, 3, and 5
Tuesday, December 17: Grades K, 2, and 4
We look forward to seeing you at the First Trimester Awards Ceremony as students are recognized for academic achievements, perfect attendance, and service efforts to our school. It is a great day to celebrate our students’ accomplishments and the support that you provide to them as they strive to be their best.
9:00 a.m., Grades 3 & 4
1:30 p.m., Grades 7 & 8
2:30 p.m., Grades 5 & 6
Students and families are invited to enjoy breakfast with Santa here at MOT Charter! The event starts at 9 a.m. Check out our PTO page on the MOT website to see how you can give gifts and support our school and PTO through the SCRIP program.
The winter NWEA assessment window begins on December 9 and extends through December 19th. Classroom teachers will let you know when your children are scheduled to take the assessments. Please ensure that your children get a great night’s sleep and eat breakfast. Also, remind them of the importance of doing their best. We rely heavily on the results of the NWEA not only to understand the needs of individual students, but also to reflect on our programs as a whole to determine any adjustments that may be needed to meet our students’ needs. Your support and encouragement mean a lot to us and to your kids!
On December 20, many classrooms will explore how different world cultures celebrate this season. The primary purpose of classroom celebrations is to enhance student learning and mastery of the common core standards – albeit in fun and creative ways! It is important to us that the celebrations and the classroom environment remain focused and positive for all. Please remember to make alternate arrangements for younger siblings as the classrooms can get very crowded (and a little crazy).
Enjoy your time with family and friends! Best wishes for a truly wonderful Thanksgiving.
Linda Jennings, Head of School