PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE - Week of December 7, 2018

Week of December 7, 2018

Dear Mott Hall Families,

Hope you enjoyed a wonderful week! Our highlight this week were our NDI 6th Grade Dance students.  They presented at NDI Headquarters and were absolutely wonderful! Everyone raved about our young performers.  So proud of them!!

We had so much fun in the Jingle Bells Jog on Thursday, December 6th.  Our students jogged and walked in our schoolyard and had a great time that culminated with awesome hot chocolate!

December is already going so quickly.  A few fun events coming our way:

“Ugly Sweater Day” is on Thursday, December 13th.  Join by wearing a tacky holiday sweater!

8th Grade Picture Day is on Friday, December 7th.   All students are to be in uniform. The photographer will provide the Caps and Gowns for the Graduation pictures. Come looking your best! We will also be taking class pictures on this day.

The Junior National Honor Society has organized a December Toy Drive for ill children.  The toys will be donated to Columbia Presbyterian Children’s Hospital.  The Drive will continue until the end of the month.  Please make a toy donation!

Mark your calendar for the upcoming Winter Wonderland special event the PTA is hosting. Winter Wonderland is a holiday, dinner dance gathering that will take place at PS 128 on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. A flyer and permission slip will be sent next week. 

Congratulations to our Honor Roll students.  A special board congratulating our Superstars now adorns our hallways. 

We will have Holiday Class Celebrations on December 20th.  Students are asked to dress in festive colors!

Remember that every Tuesday is Teacher Communication Tuesday.  Make appointments to meet with your child’s teacher.

Have a good week.

 

 In collaboration,

Principal De Los Santos

Upcoming Events

  • MHS

    HARLEM DANCE CLUB EVERY TUES. 2-4 PM

    HARLEM DANCE CLUB EVERY TUES. 2-4 PM

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  • MHS

    ORCHESTRA

    ORCHESTRA

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  • MHS

    TEACHER COMMUNICATION TUESDAY

    TEACHER COMMUNICATION TUESDAY

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  • MHS

    PTA MEETING

    PTA MEETING 

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  • 7th Grade Math Olympiad

    7th graders will compete in teams of four to work on challenging math problems.

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CURRICULUM

The goal of the Mott Hall School’s curriculum is the development of skilled students who are self-directed critical thinkers.

 

Young Scholars

Mott Hall students are considered young scholars. They learn subject matter through a constructivist and project-based approach using powerful learning techniques such as Socratic dialogues, literature circles, writing for student publications, digital film making and web site creation.

The curriculum is further enriched by its alignment to the Common Core NationalStandards. Students are offered accelerated special courses and seminars as well as special enrichment electives such as chess, robotics and stock market studies which engage them in real world investigations tied directly to student needs and interests.

TECHNOLOGY

Mott Hall has a technology rich environment. In an effort to confront the digital divide, we use the PupilPath online system to give       parents and students instant access to grades, attendance, and progress reports. 

THE MOTT HALL SCHOOL NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

NOTABLE PROGRAMS AND AWARDS

  • Awarded National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education, No Child Left Behind Act
  • New York State Reward School 2012-2016
  • National Dance Institute Program  for 25 years
  • Urban Advantage Science Partners
  • Street Projects
  • City College of New York Partnership
      • School of Science 
      • School of Engineering 
      • School of Architecture
      • AAron Davis Film Series
  • NFTE (National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
  • Math Counts Contest

Advanced Studies In Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Judith De Los Santos-Peña, Principal