Good Afternoon MOT Charter School Families,
The year is going by so quickly. I look forward to seeing many of you at the PTO Family Fall dance this evening!
Congratulations to our fall sports teams for a terrific fall season so far. All of our middle and high school athletes have worked hard this season, demonstrating tremendous growth and even greater potential!
The Middle School Boys’ Cross Country and Middle School Boys’ soccer are both undefeated. Middle School girls’ cross country also had a winning 3-2 season. Both the Middle School and High School Field Hockey teams worked together well and challenged their opponents throughout their wins, losses and ties. High School Volleyball had a nearly perfect season with a 7-1 record, losing only their final match of the season. The High School Cross Country season, both boys and girls, is full of many personal bests and some individual top placing runners. The High School boys’ soccer team played valiantly in each of their games. Their hard work and progress in coming together as a team over the course of their first season together leaves little doubt that the Mustang “fútbol” team is well-positioned to come back strong next year!
We are proud of all of our student athletes! Thank you to all of the coaches, volunteers and parents who helped to make the fall sports season a great success!
On Wednesday, MOT Charter students and staff wore ORANGE to send a loud and clear message that we care about students who are bullied and want bullying to end. In addition, we linked together in a large paper chain to send one unified message that we are working hard to make our school bully-free. If you have a concern regarding bullying, please contact Ms. Banbury, Ms. Angelus or myself right away.
PROSPECTIVE STUDENT OPEN HOUSES
Spread the word! Open enrollment is coming November 3rd! We are hosting two Open Houses. The K-8 Open House will take place on Thursday, November 6th, 6 – 8 pm. The High School Open House will take place on Monday, November 10th, from 6 – 8 pm.
If you have siblings wanting to attend MOT Charter School, you must complete an application for the siblings. They will be offered sibling preference according to our enrollment policy, but you must apply to be included in the lottery.
TITLE I NOTICES
Title I is a federal grant program designed to help low income students meet achievement standards. MOT Charter School will receive $19,052.00 in Title I funding this year. Below are some notices required by the federal Title I program.
- Teacher Qualifications: As a parent of a public charter school student, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teachers and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it. Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers: 1) whether the teacher has met all Delaware licensing and certification requirements for the grades and subjects he or she teaches; 2) whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency or other provisional certificate because of special circumstances; 3) the teacher’s major, whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject of the degrees; and 4) whether any paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications. If you would like to receive any of this information, please send an email to me or call the office.
- All parents are invited to attend an informational meeting on October 31, 2014, at 5 pm to hear more about the federal Title I requirements and how MOT Charter School uses the Title I funds.
- MOT Charter School’s Title I Parental Involvement Policy can be found on the school’s website under the “More for Parents” tab or by requesting a copy at the school’s office.
- The Federal Programs Complaint Procedure can be found on the school’s website under the “More for Parents” tab or by requesting a copy at the school’s office.
TEACHER CERTIFCATION NOTICE
Recruiting teacher candidates from areas outside of traditional education preparation programs has been a part of the Delaware educational landscape for most of the past decade and is a part of Delaware’s federally-approved Race to the Top (RTTT) plan. MOT Charter has welcomed teachers from these programs for many years.
Recently passed Delaware regulations require schools to notify parents when a teacher is teaching with an emergency teaching certificate obtained through one of the state-approved alternative teacher preparation programs such as University of Delaware’s Alternative Routes to Certification (ARTC). Mrs. Stock, MOT Charter’s K-8 Spanish teacher currently holds an Emergency Certificate and is enrolled in the ARTC program. Mrs. Stock holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Accounting, is a native Hispanic speaker and is highly qualified to teach Spanish to students in grades K-8. If you have any questions regarding Mrs. Stock’s qualifications or the ARTC program, please do not hesitate to call me.
EMERGENCY AT SALEM/HOPE CREEK NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION
This notice is part of a public education program to acquaint you with emergency procedures which affect children who reside within the 10 mile Nuclear Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ), but attend schools outside the EPZ. MOT Charter School is outside the 10 mile EPZ. If authorities declare an emergency at the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station, you will be notified by the school through the Parent Notification System. Students who live within the EPZ, as well as those who are ordinarily transported to after care within the EPZ, will remain here at school until a parent arrives to pick them up.
End of First Marking Period, Grade 9, October 24th
PTO Fall Family Dance, Friday, October 24th, 6-8 pm
Student Government Speeches, October 29th
John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Info. Meeting, Oct. 30th, 6 pm
Title I Meeting, October 31st, 5 pm
Open Enrollment for New Students, begins November 3rd
Hearing Screening, K, 4 & 7, November 3rd
Student Government Elections, November 4th
K-8 Open House for Prospective Students, November 6th, 6 – 8 pm
Any Pants Day, November 7th
Middle School Dance, Grades 6, 7 & 8, November 7th, 6 – 8 pm
School Closed -Professional Development Day, Monday, November 10th
Open House - Prospective High School Students, Mon., Nov. 10th, 6-8 pm
School Closed - Veteran’s Day, November 11th
6th Grade Choir Performance, Wednesday, November 12th, 6 pm
PTO Meeting, Wednesday, November 12th, 7 pm
8th Grade Music Theatre Performance, Thursday, November 13th, 6 pm
End of First Trimester, Grades K-8, Friday, November 14th
Scholastic Book Fair Begins, Wednesday, November 19th
No School – Conferences, Monday, November 24th, 12 – 7 pm
No School – Conferences, Tuesday, November 25th, 7 am – 2 pm
No School – Weds., Nov. 26th– Friday, Nov. 28th, Thanksgiving Holiday
Enjoy the super fall week-end!
Linda J. Jennings, Esq.
Head of School
MOT Charter School
Office: (302) 376-5125 ext. 1102
Fax: (302) 376-5120