Many Hands, One Mason!

November 20, 2018

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Dear Mason Families,

Happy Tuesday! Much needed break that we all needed is upon us. I hope this week, you have the opportunity to connect with friends, neighbors and family to create a memorable experiences that will last a lifetime. Everyday, I am constantly reminded of so many things I should be thankful for...


I am thankful for our wonderful Mason Educators who do whatever it takes to help our learners understand what it truly means to Be a Leader, Be a Learner and Be Kind!


I am thankful for our wonderful Mason PTO who supports our school, staff and learners every way possible.


I am thankful for our wonderful Mason Families for the continuous support and helping out whenever necessary.


I am thankful for our Mason Students who come to school everyday to acquire the much needed skills and knowledge that will need to be successful in our ever changing world.


Please be safe this weekend and we look forward to seeing everyone back at school Monday, November 26th at 9:05 AM sharp!


Thanks you for all your support and kindness,


Roy Bishop, Jr.

Principal



Dinner Conversations Talking Points:


Please watch the video below and discuss with your child how they can be leaders today instead of waiting until they get older!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESNNlA8vq5U&feature=youtu.be&t=1

Upcoming Events

Nov 21-23

  • NO SCHOOL - Happy Thanksgiving
Dec 8
  • Merry Mason Morning - flyer below
Dec 17
  • Winter vocal concert 7 PM @ Parcells
Dec 24 - Jan 1
  • Winter Break
Jan 2
  • Classes resume

Congratulations Mrs. Sharp

Congratulations, Mrs. Sharp for receiving the Distinguished Employee Award for your service to the district last week at the Board of Education meeting. We appreciate all you do for our school and district on a daily basis. We are very lucky to have you at Mason!

Forgotten Item Drop Off Routine Update

Forgot to send a lunch, hat, shoes, snow pants or instrument, just to name a few. We ask that you do not go to your students locker or classroom to avoid instruction disruption. Please bring these items to the office. We have created a space in the office for each grade level. Please label the item with your students name and teacher. Items will be delivered to the classrooms before lunch and in the afternoon.

Lunchroom Job Opening

Mason has one lunchtime aid position open. This is a paid position that is Monday thru Friday for two hours each day. You would be inside and outside most days, so weather appropriate gear is really important in the winter! If you are interested in working lunch at Mason please call Pat Bartos at 432-4403.
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Pokemon Cards NOT allowed

We are sorry to say that Pokemon cards are no longer allowed to be brought to school. We don't want any students to lose their cards or have them damaged. Any cards found will be sent to the office for a parent to pick up. We thank you for your support in this matter.

November Writing Challenge

Mr. Bishop is going to give a special prize to anyone who is able to give him one or more paragraphs about one of the topics below: Please turn your writing assignment into the office before November 30th to receive your special prize.


1. What is one goal you have for yourself?

2. What does the word caring mean?

3. What are you thankful for?

4. What are some of your hobbies?

November LIM - PBIS

LIM- Habit 3: Put First Things First is about setting priorities, planning ahead. We all have important things to do every day; this is why it is important that we manage our time wisely by setting our priorities. A priority is something important that requires our attention and needs to be done. This means work first, then play. Great example of this is for learners to finish their homework first and chores then play.


PBIS Focus- Recess/Playground Behavior


  • Use equipment and play games by the rules.

  • Feet first down the slides.

  • Take turns on the tire swings. No more than 3 kids on the tire swings at a time.

  • Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself

  • Include everyone who wants to play.

  • Wear the right clothing for the weather.

  • Line up silently when you hear the whistle the first time.

  • Enter & exit the building silently and in an orderly line.

  • Have fun & be kind to each other!

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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)

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