CC Mason IB World School

Mason Memo - April 28, 2023

Who We Are

We at CC Mason IB World School collaborate to build a community of learners where ALL students are challenged to be knowledgeable, caring, and principled. Our mission is to produce globally-minded citizens who serve and lead our future.

Important Dates

5/1-5/5 Teacher Appreciation Week


5/04 STAAR Math Makeup

5/05 2nd Grade Field Trip to The Thinkery

5/09 Quest Fair 5:30-6:30 pm

5/09 PTO Sonic Family Spirit Night

5/17 PTO General Meeting 8-9 am

5/18 Spring Choir Performance 7-8 pm

5/24 High School Senior Walk 8-9 am

5/25 1st, 2nd, 3rd. & 4th Grade End of Year Celebrations

5/26 Kindergarten Graduation 8-9 am

5/26 5th Grade Graduation 10-11 am

5/26 Last Day of School- EARLY RELEASE AT 11:30 AM

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We love and appreciate our teachers! Help us share our gratitude for all they do this next week. Due to STAAR scheduled next week, we are saving all the appreciation activities for the following week in partnership with our PTO! Stay tuned for more details next week!
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STAAR Testing - Closed Campus Wednesday, 5/3/23

Due to state testing requirements, we must remain a closed campus on state testing days. The campus will be closed to all visitors on Wednesday, 5/3/23.

Parents of 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders


3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Teachers will collect all powered off cell phones, smart watches, electronic devices and label them with your child's name. The devices will be securely stored by teachers for the duration of testing.


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The Leander ISD Board of Trustees has scheduled a bond election for Saturday, May 6. Early voting is from April 24 to May 2.

The proposed bond — which is divided into three propositions totaling $762.82 million — includes:

  • projects to address student and staff safety at every LISD campus

  • two new elementary schools in fast-growing areas

  • repairs and updates at several campuses

  • a new facility for the LISD Special Education 18+ Transition Services Center

  • replacement of music instruments

  • renovations at the district's two Performing Arts Centers

  • and more.

The bond would not impact the LISD tax rate.

You can learn much more about the bond by watching this video and by visiting Also, look for posters displayed on campus describing how the bond would affect the specific schools serving your area of the district.

Parent Input Form for Placement 2023-2024

The purpose of this form is for the school to gather parent input regarding class placement for the 2023-2024 school year. While there are many variables to consider when placing students, it is important for us to also consider parent input. With that being said, the purpose of this form is not to request a specific teacher but to better understand your child's strengths and needs so that we can place them in the best fit classroom. Due to the many variables to consider when placing students, it is not possible to assure placement in a particular classroom. PLEASE DO NOT LIST SPECIFIC TEACHER NAMES.

Factors considered when placing students:
-balance of class sizes
-balance of boy/girl
-balance of student needs
-teacher input, parent input, administrative input
-student to student relationships
-strengths of teacher
-special programs/services

Final decisions regarding class placements are made by campus administration.

Please complete the form no later than May 19th.

2023-2024 Parent Input Form

2023 Recreation and Camp Guide for Students & Adults with Special Needs

Some fun facts about the 2023 Summer Day Camp Guide: It contains both local and overnight camps. Many of the local camps run year run programs to support after school needs as well. As many surrounding districts work to put the list together it is alphabetized and not organized by area/location. It covers resources for Austin, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Pflugerville, Round Rock, and Lake Travis.

Communication Boards Coming Soon!

We are very excited that as part of Leander ISD's Autism Grant, we received funding to create symbol-based Communication Boards to install in our schools!

These common area communication boards benefit our students who use AAC devices, and all students and staff in our schools in so many ways, including:

- Providing all with an opportunity to communicate in environments and improve campus accessibility

- Increasing public awareness of the needs of those with disabilities

- Including students with disabilities with their peers and encourage socialization

We are working with the LISD Facilities team to create large (36" by 54") boards to mount on common area walls, including cafeterias, courtyards, and gyms. A smaller (8" by 10") will be mounted on playground equipment. The signs will be professionally made from acrylic or other suitable material. All exterior signs will be aluminum backed appropriate for exterior use.

1 sign in the Comp Gym.

1 sign in the Aux Gym.

1 sign in the Cafeteria.

1 sign in a common area. Possibly in an exterior courtyard.

1 possible additional sign near special education classrooms.

2 signs per playscape.

The boards will look something like this:

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School Supplies - Order NOW!

Want to get ahead and order school supplies for next year? Check out the flyer below to complete your order!
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Tech Talk Recording!

Watch the Recorded Family Tech Talk Presentation and learn about the risks kids today face online. Get insights on Social media, gaming, privacy and security issues, and more.


Are you making a summer move? Do you have a change of plans for your child’s education for the next school year? If so, please let us know as soon as possible. Reach out to our school registrar, Gina Wilhelm for more information and further instructions.

Virtual Learning Academy

Leander ISD is excited to announce the continuation of Leander Virtual Learning Academy for the 2023-24 school year. The virtual academy is for students in elementary and middle school grades. We offer small class sizes, synchronous learning, digital and hands-on-learning experiences which aligns with Leander ISDs curriculum. All current and new students must apply. Questions regarding our program can be emailed to

2023-2024 Application:

Run Club

Due to the enthusiastic participation of our students, we are pleased to announce that our Run Club will continue through the end of the school year and will end on May 24th!! We will continue to meet at 7am on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays with the following exceptions due to school holidays and STAAR testing:

No Run Club on:

Week of May 1-5

Last day of Run Club: May 24

PTO After School Enrichment (Fall 2023) Interest Form

After-school Enrichment (Fall 2023) Interest Form Mason's PTO is looking for your feedback for the opportunity to pilot a handful of potential after-school enrichment offerings in the Fall. Please fill out the form!

Important Information

Food Program @ Mason

Mason has a food program for families! For interested families, weekend meal kits are sent home each Friday with students in bags the student can put in their backpacks. In addition, at-school snacks may also be provided. If you believe your student/family would benefit from the program, please fill out the form here. You can select weekend meal kits, snacks, or both. Please complete just one form for the family if you have multiple students at Mason, but please list all of their names on the form. Feel free to reach out to me if you have questions or concerns!

Attendance Reminders

Our Official Attendance Time is 8:15. Please note, this is an adjustment in time from previous years.

Absences should be reported in one of two ways:

1) Attendance email: / campus info tab / attendance / report an absence

2) Send a note (or doctor's note) when your student returns.

While we appreciate a phone call notification, a hard copy is still required to properly code the attendance record.

*School Dismissal Manager is used for transportation purposes only and is not the acceptable way to report an absence.

Home Access Center

Register for a HAC account to monitor grades, attendance, assignments. Also used to retrieve report cards and update information concerning your student. / campus info tab / home access center

Username: email address

Temporary Password: Leander1 (new users only)

If you are unable to log in or need your password reset, contact the school registrar for assistance:

School Hours

7:10-7:30 - Arrival and Breakfast

7:30 - School Starts

8:15 - Attendance Bell*

2:45 - School Ends

More Important Info


Want to join the coolest club in town? It is as easy as... 1. Complete this form and 2. Purchase your family membership below. Not sure where your money is going? Check out the enrichment opportunities your contribution supports below!

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