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Parent Surveys due on Monday, March 27th

What's Happening

Submit Parent Surveys!
Parent surveys were distributed to all scholars on Thursday, March 9th. To encourage submission of the surveys, scholars who submit the survey on or before or on Monday, March 27th will be invited to participate in a full WEEK of extended recess. There are two ways for families to submit the surveys. 

  1. Return the attached letter and completed hard copy of the survey to your scholar's homeroom teacher
  2. Return the attached letter and proof of online completion of the survey. Families can print the online receipt and submit to homeroom teachers or take a screenshot of the online receipt and email it to Ms. Grossman (agrossman@motthall2.org)

If you cannot find your NYC Schools Survey, call the survey hotline at
800-690-8603. They will be able to provide you with your access code number to fill out your survey online. 

Please note - we changed the incentive to increase the rate of survey submission.

 


ELA State Test - March 28th - March 30th
Last year, several changes were made to the test administration. See parent weekly for more information. Parent and Guardians encourage scholars to do the following during the testing days:
  • Encourage your scholar to eat a light and healthy breakfast - do not overeat!
  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • Be prepared - arrive to school early and have pencils ready to go. 
  • Read all directions and questions very carefully. 
  • Look for key terms in the questions. 
  • Remember to plan out their writing before beginning their responses. 
  • Utilize the strategies teachers have taught all year. 
  • Encourage confidence! They are ready for this assessment!

Mott Hall II Bronx Zoo Family Trip!
Bronx Zoo
Urban Advantage and Mott Hall II will be hosting a family trip to the Bronx Zoo on Sunday, April 2. Transportation and admission are free. Included with admission is access to the Congo Gorilla Forest (one of the paid exhibits). Adults must accompany and chaperone their own children. You may bring as many family members as you like. Bring a picnic lunch or buy lunch (there is a cafeteria and several cafes). The bus will leave Mott Hall II at 9 a.m. and depart from the Bronx Zoo at 3 p.m. This is a first come, first serve trip. If you would like to join us on this trip, please sign-up using the link. For more information, please contact our parent coordinator Ms. Grossman.


Join the Math Department for a Parent Informational Session
The mathematics teachers are holding an informational session on Tuesday, April 4th from 3-3:30pm. This session will introduce parents to free, available resources to assist their scholars in reviewing and preparing for the upcoming math state test (May 2-4). Parents will be shown how to best to utilize TenMarks and how to access previous state test questions and their answers. Note that if your scholar is in 8th grade and in our Regents Algebra class they will not take the state test, but will instead sit for the Algebra I Regents exam on June 13th

In order to join this informational session, please sign up by clicking here. We are looking forward to hosting our student's parents and sharing valuable information for the upcoming assessments. 
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Our Mott Hall II Scholars Voted for Student Council!
Casting their Ballot!

Mott Hall IIians Casting Their Ballot!

During this year's election season, Mott Hall IIians had the opportunity to participate in a new voting process that would allow them to demonstrate their commitment to the school community. They first registered to vote by logging onto the Mott Hall II website. With their registration complete, they were given a link to cast their ballot all day Wednesday, February 1st to vote. Here are this year's numbers: Of the 38% of the student body who registered to vote, 71% actually cast a ballot!! Thanks to all who voted!

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winners!

Congratulations to Leon Leveau who won our annual Mott Hall II and the District 3 spelling bee!

Congratulations to  Alejandro Tresca, Olivia Caes, Halina De Jong-Lambert, Christian Marlin, Lauren Bailey, Beau Baldwin, Nakia Fofana, Richard Dean, Saira Medunjanin, Frederique Guevara-Prip, Maya Dorer and Dante Biggers for winning their class wide spelling bee!

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Join our PTA Meeting on Thursday, December 8th at 6p.m.!
Please join us this Thursday at 6pm in Room 408 for our PTA General Meeting. Ms. Robbins will lead a presentation on community services which will launch at the end of December. A light supper will be served.

Join our PTA Meeting on Thursday, December 8th at 6p.m.!
Please join us this Thursday at 6pm in Room 408 for our PTA General Meeting. Ms. Robbins will lead a presentation on community services which will launch at the end of December. A light supper will be served.

PTA Meeting January 12th at 6:00pm Room 408

PTA Meeting January 12th at 6:00pm Room 4

Our Annual Spelling Bee Will Begin the Week of the 16t

Our Annual Spelling Bee Will Begin the Week of the 16t

Congratulations to our Spelling Be

Mott Hall II Online Read-A-Thon

Our annual Read-A-Thon will start on February 15th and end on April 21st. Click on the image for more information.

Prizes: The top 5 scholar fundraisers will each receive a Kindle and the top 2 fundraising classes will each have a pizza party. 

Join the fun by signing on to www.whooosreading.org


Mott Hall II March Writing  Contest
Topic: Luck
Task: Create a piece of writing that is inspired by one of the following quotes:

"Luck is believing you're lucky." -Tennessee Williams

"You know, Hobbes, some days my lucky rocket ship underpants don't help." -Bill Waterson, Calvin & Hobbes

"The  only sure thing about luck is that it will change." -Bret Harte

Entry form:
  • a poem,
  • a short story
  • a play, an essay
  • a letter
  • a graphic novel panels
Due Date: All entries must be submitted to Ms. Gennaro by Friday, March 31st.

Prize: $15 gift card to Barnes and Nobles
 Good Luck



Click below to go to the
Writing Contest Main Page

Important News

Mott Hall II Student Led Conferences!
This is a new initiative this year designed to encourage scholars to take ownership over their academic performance. This initiative is separate from traditional parent-teacher conferences. Advisers will reach out to families individually to schedule scholar-led conferences. Most scholars will lead two conferences - one in the fall and one in the spring. Please click here to see letter with more information. 


Mott Hall II has been recognized as a Reward School for the 2nd year in a row!
In celebration of New York State schools that have made the most progress or have the highest achievement in the State with no significant gaps in student achievement, Mott Hall II has earned the recognition as a Reward School for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years. Mott Hall II has the distinction of leading New York State toward the accomplishment of educational excellence through an increase in student achievement and closing the gap in student performance. Congratulations to our teachers and scholars!


Mott Hall II, one of the most popular middle schools in NYC!
Mott Hall II alum, Olivia DuFord and her mom, Robin Miles are featured in this DNA Info article. Mott Hall II is listed as one of the most popular middle schools in NYC. Read more here.

DNA Info
 Mr. Lowe, Principal of the Week!
Lowe DNA Info   Congratulations to our Principal, Marlon Lowe who has been highlighted as Principal of the Week. Read more about our "Energetic Young Principal" here

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Sign up if you want to supervise study hall from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  by clicking here. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Grossman. 

Honor Roll

Click on the links below to see who has achieved Honor Roll this Second Marking Period.

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Mott Hall II has an online scholar run newspaper!

Inside the Halls Student Newspaper
View our school's newspaper and read all the amazing articles our scholars have worked so hard on to write each week.


Donation to St. Jude

Thank you to everyone who participated in the St. Jude Math-A-Thon! We are excited to share that Mott Hall II has raised a total of $2,965! Your efforts have truly made a difference in helping St. Jude fight childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases - all without families ever receiving a bill. Great job everyone! 

Our top fundraisers are Ty Young, Luka Rodriguez, and Oliver Auciello!

Breakdown by grade

6th Grade - $1,015
7th Grade - $1,095
8th Grade - $855

Click here for more information

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