Many Hands, One Mason!

February 25th, 2019

Dear Mason Families,

I hope every enjoyed their Winter Break! March begins at the end of this week and usually everything speeds up in our home/school realms. As you continue to help your child establish and monitor their personal and educational goals, please continue to connect with their teacher about ways they can support you and your child. We are always open to collaborating to make sure your child is reaching their highest potential. When you child sees you working with the teacher to ensure their success, they feel empowered to do their best.


This Saturday (3.2), at Parcells from 8:30am-12pm, the district is holding an ED Camp (Ed-Camp stands for a collaborative conversation) conference for ALL GP parents. Topics to be be discussed include: social media, cultural competency, bullying, suicide prevention and more... Please make an attempt to make your presence felt and represent Mason at this conference. Your voice is valued and needed as we continue to collaboratively make educational decisions that are appropriate for ALL students.


Click on the link for details

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxtG-hpd7o-UUVRUSGVzRVcxMXBRcm5fbTJBZ3F1ejFQT3Fv/view?usp=sharing


Thanks,

Roy Bishop, Jr.

Principal


Dinner Conversations Talking Points:


What do you do during indoor/outdoor recess?

What is your favorite book right now?

What does it mean to have empathy for others?


February Writing Challenge (at least one paragraph):

Please make sure your writing challenge assignment is turned into the office by Feb. 28th.


Choose one influential African American and describe how they made a positive impact on the world.


Write down your favorite quote and describe what the quote means to you and why it is important.



February LIM Topic:


Synergize- "Two heads are better than one." Team work makes the dream work!! It is all about the team!


February PBIS Topic:


Cafeteria Behavior- Be respectful in the cafeteria by: Using your manners, throwing away your food, staying seated at all times and make sure you stop talking when our noon aides try to get your attention.


February Character Word of the Month:


Diversity- honoring and valuing each other's differences! We are all unique!

COMING SOON... MARCH IS READING MONTH!!!

Look for exciting news after break about our Mason March Reading Month!


It's going to be DINO-MITE!!

Mason Elementary After School Art Program

Mason is excited to offer an After School Art Program. Open to Kindergarten through 5th Graders. Art forms we will be learning include: drawing, painting, clay, tie dye, printmaking, and more. $75 per child, six sessions. Registration required, follow the link to register!


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxtG-hpd7o-UcVczTTd2UE5GTldkM21GMjhLVkhlWEhmMW13/view?usp=sharing

FEBRUARY CALENDAR


Feb 18-22 - Mid-Winter Break / No School

Feb. 28th - English Learners Game Night

#ONEGP PARENT CAMP - EMPOWERING PARENTS

Join us for a Grosse Pointe Public Schools program for parents! Saturday, March 2nd 8:30 a.m.-12 noon. Topics include: social media, cultural competency, bullying, suicide prevention and more... Click on the link for details

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxtG-hpd7o-UUVRUSGVzRVcxMXBRcm5fbTJBZ3F1ejFQT3Fv/view?usp=sharing

Stay Informed

Stay Informed by …

-regularly checking our Mason Elementary School webpage

-signing up for for Mason Elementary Community Remind text messages by texting the message @f69f4d to 81010 from your mobile device

-receiving and reading Mr. Bishop ’s Weekly Update email

-following us on Twitter (@masonelemgp) and FaceBook (@masonparents)