Many Hands, One Mason!!

January 2nd, 2020 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Dear Mason Families,

Happy New Year! I hope this message finds everyone well rested after our Winter Break! We have a short week this week which is awesome to help our learners (and families and staff) get back into the school routine. It has been awesome to hear all about the fun our families had over break through our learners today. You would be surprised how tired some of our learners were today! They might need a nap as soon as they get home from school today!


Before break, I had a great meeting with Chief Kosanke from the Grosse Pointe Woods Police Department about our parking lot. We will be working together to enhance our parking lot rules/procedures in the near future. I will be sending out a survey that I would like all families to complete so we can gain some information needed to enhance our parking lot procedures. Ultimately, it is our goal to continue to ensure that our learners are safe in the Mason parking lot. If you are interested in helping out in the Mason parking lot to ensure the continued safety of our students, please don't hesitate to contact the main office.


Thanks for your time and I hope you had a peaceful break,


Roy Bishop, Jr.

Principal


Young 5's and Kindergarten Informational Night - January 9th at 6:30 pm in the Mason Library

Mark your Calendar, share with parents of young children in your neighborhood!


Thursday, 1/9/19, families of current preschoolers considering attending kindergarten or Young Fives in the GPPSS in the Fall are asked to attend their tentatively assigned elementary school for an informational night! We look forward to seeing everyone there!


Attendance

The new year is a great time to restart that alarm, and resolution to arrive at school on time for instruction!


A few reminders:


  • The attendance phone line is 313-432-4401. Please call your child's absence in before 8:45 a.m.
  • Children who are sick and/or running a fever need to stay home and get better! Please do not send your child to school until they have been fever free for 24 hours.


It's Cold Outside!

BURRRRRRR.... Many of our students are coming to school without mittens/gloves or hats.


PLEASE make sure your child comes to school prepared for outdoor recess everyday. Dress for the weather. This includes snow pants and boots when snowing!

Upcoming Events

January
  • 6 - Welcome Back
  • 9- Young 5's and Kindergarten Information Night @ 6:30 pm in the Mason Library
  • 14 - Mason Night at TCBY
  • 16 - ELL Game Night @ 5:30
  • 17 - 1/2AM only - 11:36 dismissal
  • 27 - American Red Cross Blood Drive @ Mason 2:30-8:30 PM

Waste Free Wednesday

  • Our Mason Green Team needs your help for yet another important green initiative we’re rolling out...Waste Free Wednesdays. Your child watched a quick two-minute video on how to reduce the amount of garbage we’re creating during lunch. We challenge all staff and students to bring a Waste Free Lunch to school every Wednesday. Here’s a link to a brief video you can watch to learn more about how to reduce or eliminate trash in your child’s lunch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPkVQSSWmpQ

Thanks for jumping on board and developing a healthy environmental mindset for our kids and our future!

Extra Clothes

It rains, It snow.....kids will be kids and get wet.....yes, even our older students. Please send in extra pants and shoes for you student to keep in their locker. You never know when they might need it.


Thank you!!

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January’s Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) Focus


Hallway Behavior- Doing the right thing in the hallway when no one is looking... Walking, keeping our hands to ourselves, using quiet voices, etc...

LIM Focus for the month of January



Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood- Listening with the intent to understand someone else better, Listening to understand instead of listening to reply.