Many Hands, One Mason!!

October 6, 2019

Dear Mason Families,



Happy Sunday! Fall conferences are this week (Oct. 9th and 10th) and we are excited to meet with you to talk about your child's achievements thus far! It is essential to note that during our conferences we can only talk to you about your child. We understand you might hear about other students at home and you may have questions that relates to them but due to FERPA laws, we can only talk to you about your child. As educators, we understand that every student has different needs and we fight for ALL students no matter where they are in their educational journey! Thank you in advance for your empathy and understanding for ALL!


Thank you for your patience as our PTO solidifies their Mason spirit wear efforts this year! We are happy to announce that everyone will have the opportunity to order Mason Spirit Wear at conferences. Please stop by our PTO spirit wear table, right by the main office, to order your spirit wear and join our wonderful PTO. Thank you, Mason PTO, for all you do!


Have a wonderful Sunday,


Roy Bishop, Jr.

Principal




P.S. If you haven't signed up for conference yet, please do so by clicking the link below and finding your child's teacher. We would love to have every family in attendance. Thanks for your support! Click Here

From The Office

Appointments and Attendance


Punctuality is a lifetime habit that students should develop. Students are expected to arrive on time each day, prepared to learn. If your child will be absent or late arriving to school, please call the attendance line (432-4401) by 9:00 a.m. It is available 24 hours per day for your convenience. ALL Students will hear from us, “We’re happy you are here” when they arrive! Tardy means after 9:20 am on Mondays and 8:35 am on Tuesday - Friday.


It can't be helped, we understand appointments happen during the school day. Please remember to call the attendance line for early dismissals,The attendance line is open 24 hours a day. Teachers are trying to wrap up instruction and get the students ready to leave so, we would appreciate it if all arraignments were handled before 3:15PM. The more notice you give the better. Thank you!



Entering the building


We appreciate your kindness. However, please do NOT hold the door open for anyone, even Mr. Bishop. We need everyone to ring the buzzer so we know who is entering the building. Thank you for your co-operation in keeping our students safe.

Conference are this week!

The link below will take you to the Sign-Up Genius links for each classroom teacher at Mason. Please click the link for your child's teacher and select a 15-minute slot that works for your family. If you have multiple conference times to sign up for, please don’t schedule them back to back. We would like for you to leave a 15-minute block of time between each child so you can make it to your conferences on time.


We are looking forward to seeing you Wednesday, October 9th or Thursday, October 10th to talk about your child's progress.


2019-20 Fall Conference Sign up

Artic Aventure Book Fair

The Book Fair will be open during conferences this week. Please stop in the library to see what great adventures you can find. We are also in need of volunteers to make the book fair run smoothly. If you are interested please follow the link below and join in the excitement.


Book Fair Sign Up

Fun Run Friday

This Friday is our annual Fun Run. Please continue to raise money to help us reach our goal of $20,000. We can do it Mason!!! Feel free to join us for the Fun Run to cheer on your favorite student and their friends. Times and grade level colors are listed below.


1:00 is 4th-green / 5th-purple

1:50 is Y5-K -red / 1st-yellow

2:40 is 2nd-blue / 3rd-pink

LIM Focus for the month of October: Begin with the End in Mind

Begin With the End in Mind I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my school. I look for ways to be a good citizen.

Hand Signal that goes along with Begin With the End in Mind: Begin (point to your feet) With the End (both hands point forward) in Mind (point to your head).

October’s Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) Focus

Classroom Behavior- We are focusing on following directions and doing our best in the classroom. Our motto is to do your best and forget the rest!! Please discuss with your child at home what it truly means to Be a Leader, Be a Learner and Be Kind in the classroom.

All About "How Are You Feeling" Messages

Mason students are encouraged to utilize iMessages during the school year! This communication tool helps students explain their feelings with their words. It's so helpful to give students this script so that they can learn to solve problems independently. We use them daily throughout our day! These iMessages can be used for both positive and negative emotions. Try using them at home!


"I feel ___ when you ___. I need you to please ____."

I feel sad when you take my toy. I need you to please ask first.

I feel happy when you help clean up. I need you to please keep up the great work!

Pop/Can Tops For Ronald McDonald House

Your student might have brought home a ziploc bag this week. These are for students to fill with pop/can tops to be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charity in Ann Arbor at U of M Mott Children's Hospital. When bags are full, they can be turned into the office at Mason or given to Mrs. Aouad. We will be collecting all year!
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Upcoming Events

October
  • 7- Mason night at Telly's - Mention Mason
  • 9 - Evening Conferences
  • Bookfair in the library
  • 10 - 1/2 day AM ONLY - 11:38AM dismissal
  • Afternoon and Evening Conferences
  • Bookfair in the library
  • 11-Fun Run
  • 12 - Proud Dads Grounds day - 10AM-1PM
  • 15- PTO Meeting 7PM
  • Mason night at Jets
  • 20 - District Wide Open House - 1-3PM - all schools will be open
  • 25 - Light Up The Lawn - 6:30-8:30PM
  • 26 - Fall Fest - 11AM-2PM
  • 27- Haunted Garage - 6-9PM
  • 29 - Picture Re-take day - must bring in original if taken

A NEW WAY TO TRACK BOX TOPS PARTICIPATION!

Now when families use the Box Tops app to scan their store receipt, they can "Give Credit" to an individual, classroom or grade level. To "Give Credit" make sure you have the latest version of the Box Tops app, scan your receipt, then tap the star icon to enter your "Give credit" memo.