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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 Community,
Apparently my pleas to Mother Nature to move us on to Spring have fallen on deaf ears! With another snow day this week, we have now lost 10 valuable instructional days: nine (9) instructional days due to weather cancellations and one (1) day as the result of the broken water pipe. We have already announced a plan to make up 6 of those days (March 14, March 17, June 16, June 17, June 18 and June 19). This week I submitted a request to the Department of Education and the State Board of Education to forgive a number of instructional days in light of the extraordinary winter that we have had. It is my hope that the State Board takes action on this request at their next meeting, scheduled for March 20, 2014. If the State Board grants our request, the current plan to make up 6 days will be sufficient. If the days are not forgiven as requested or if we have additional cancellations, we may have to recapture April 17 as a student day.
MOT Charter Spelling Bee
Earlier this month MOT students participated in a school wide spelling bee. After 22 minutes and 22 words, the following students placed in the top 5:
First Place: Daria Willis 7th Grade
Second Place: Anushka Kulkarni 4th Grade
Third Place: Vani Parthiban 6th Grade
Fourth Place: Avery Rosario 5th Grade
Fifth Place: Anika Reid 8th Grade.
Congratulations to all of our winners!
Daria Willis went on to compete in the State Spelling Bee last Saturday, placing 2nd for the third year in a row! The competition lasted 72 rounds, beating the longest previous event by 21 rounds! Congratulations, Daria!
Charter School Art Show
Last Friday, the Delaware Charter School Network hosted its first Charter School Art Show. Each charter school was asked to submit 10 works of art for the show. Eleven of the 150 works of art in the exhibit, were selected to be displayed in the offices of Delaware’s Department of Education until next September. Rajan Mann’s Palette Knife painting was among those selected. Congratulations, Rajan!
The 2nd trimester ends on Tuesday, March 11th and report cards will go home on Friday, March 21, 2014.
Annual Science Fair
After months of research, experimentation and analysis, students in grades 5-8 presented their scientific findings and conclusions at the Annual Science Fair. A panel of 17 distinguished judges including parents, engineers, and alumni interviewed the students and assessed each project. The following students were recognized for outstanding projects:
5/6 Biology 3rd Place – Victoria Baker & Harneet Hundal
2nd Place – Mir Sa’ad Ali Khan & Aman Singh
1st Place – Apu Mutyala
5/6 Chemistry 3rd Place – Alli Popham & Molly Kobosko
2nd Place – Emma Hassig & Elizabeth Carter
1st Place – Ethan Samick
5/6 Physics 3rd Place – Michael Sturtevant
2nd Place – Dylan Huang & Maksim Laskos
1st Place – Shreya Bathula
5/6 Consumer Science 3rd Place – Frankie Cerutti & Brody Sapp
2nd Place – Pankti Desai & Leela Puffer
1st Place – Emma Popham & Ellie Frushon
7th Biology 3rd Place – Emma Marcin
2nd Place – Rhiannon Mattingly
1st Place – Carly Mekulski
7th Chemistry 3rd Place – Cayla Beal & Eliana Prado
2nd Place – Nick Perugini
1st Place – Nick Ulizio & Jared Weiss
7th Physics 3rd Place – Hunter Middleton
2nd Place – Tristan Kurych
1st Place – Emily Samick
7th Consumer Science 3rd Place – Dea Harjianto
2nd Place – Sebastian Rodriguez
1st Place – Samantha Segal
8th Biology 3rd Place – Bethany Sullivan
2nd Place – Lizzie Soucy & Skylar Beal
1st Place – Shachi Shah
8th Chemistry 3rd Place–Anjana Nandagopal & Laci Wierzbicki
2nd Place – Austin duPlanti & Dylan Carey
1st Place – Margaux Deputy
8th Physics 3rd Place – Brandi Sweetman
2nd Place – Abieshek Subramaniam & Max Medroso
1st Place – Vignesh Parthiban
8th Consumer Science 3rd Place (tie) – Robert Salati
3rd Place (tie) – Jimmy Feeney
1st Place (tie) – Victoria Kostur & Joanna Jones
1st Place (tie) – Natalie Epps
Overall 3rd Place (tie)-Abieshek Subramaniam & Max Medroso
3rd Place (tie) – Shreya Bathula
2nd Place – Nick Ulizio & Jared Weiss
1st Place – Vignesh Parthiban
Book Fair Wrap Up
Thank you to one and all for supporting the Book Fair. This year, Mrs. Mooney and her volunteer staff raised $2,640 which will be used to expand MOT Charter’s library resources.
· March 11: Middle School Musical, 6 pm
· March 14: School Open, snow make-up day
· March 17: School Open, snow make-up day
· March 18: Board Meeting, 7:30 pm
· March 21: 1st State Forces Assembly
· March 26: Ice Cream Wednesday
· April 3: Multi-Cultural Night, 6 pm
· April 4: Any Pants Day, $1
· April 8: Kindergarten Orientation, 6 pm
· April 11: Awards Assembly, Grades 3-8
· April 17: Professional Day – Staff Only
· April 18: Spring Break (school resumes on April 28)
· April 29: Ninth Grade Orientation, 6 pm
Linda J. Jennings, Esq.
Head of School