PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE - NOV 12, 2018
Dear Mott Hall Community,
November is upon us! This season’s beauty is marked by the changing colors of the leaves. Take the time to enjoy! This week opens our season of giving.
We need your support in our Canned Food Drive. Have your child bring in a 1 can of food to donate to our Annual Canned Food Drive between Nov. 13 - Nov. 28.
The PTA currently kicked off the Yankee Candle Fundraiser. Last year the proceeds from the fundraiser were used to give gifts to our students. The class of 2018 received a party, our current 8th graders received senior shirts and the rest of our student body received metro card cases. These wonderful opportunities and gifts are able to happen because of our PTA fundraiser. We ask that you support us by participating in the fundraiser. We will be using the proceeds for school events.
We are now in our 2nd Marking Period. We ask that you continue to monitor your child’s academic progress on Pupil Path. Use this tool to communicate with teachers. We offer tutoring during lunch, homework help with afterschool program and will begin our Saturday Academy next month.
Our Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for November 27th. Please mark your calendars. We look forward to our meeting.
Last week, we celebrated our Mott Hall Character Day tradition. It was a lot of fun! Our Scholars and teachers dressed as characters from books, movies, TV shows and famous historical personalities. Our spooky music during lunch made the event all the more entertaining.
A special Thank You to our Veteran’s on November 12, 2018; we thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice.
Do not miss our November PTA Meeting is scheduled for November 14, 2018 at 6 p.m. Your participation makes the difference!
Have a wonderful week!
Ms. De Los Santos-Peña
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Introduction to Surgery
What is FutureConnect?
FutureConnect is a program to connect middle schoolers and professionals. The objective of the program is to give students an exposure to career options, to get students to explore how their interests and strengths are aligned with different professions.
FutureConnect was started in March 2018. Since then, many students have attended interesting sessions on Biomedical Engineering, Pharmacy and patient care, Operations Management, Economics through board games, Debate, User Experience Design, Introduction to Surgery, and a visit to the Metropolitan Hospital.
Saturday, November 17 9:30 to 12:30
Saturday, December 1 9:30 to 12:30
Saturday, December 8 9:30 to 12:30
HOW TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR
The goal of the Mott Hall School’s curriculum is the development of skilled students who are self-directed critical thinkers.
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.
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