CC Mason IB World School

Mason Memo - October 28, 2022

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

10/31 - Book Fair!!

10/31-11/4 - Book Character Parade at 7:45 am

10/31 - Book Character Parade @ 7:45

11/2 - Family Literacy Night @ 5:30-7:00 pm (flyer attached)

11/3 - Thanksgiving Luncheon (flyer below)

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Literacy Week BINGO!

Want to play a fun game of BINGO as we celebrate Literacy Week? Check out all the fun BINGO fun HERE. Participants earn a SPIRIT STICK!

Book Character Parade

Our annual school-wide Book Character Parade is happening again this year on Monday, 10/31/22. We encourage students and teachers to dress as their favorite book character. We follow same process as last year with the exception of start time. We will start the parade at 7:45. Parents are welcome to attend the parade. Parents will check in at the front and then walk around to the back of the building to watch the parade. Cones will be out indicating where parents should stand to enjoy the parade. The parade will begin outside of the MPR doors and then follow the road behind the school around to the bike racks by the playground where the parade will turn and then enter the North Walker dismissal doors (see red line on map).


WHEN: Week of October 31 (Open daily M - Th 7:10 - 3:30, W 5:00 - 7:00, Friday closes at 12:00 noon)

Before school shopping 7:10 - 7:30 is available for students with parents only; class shoppers will come at designated times throughout the week (look for info from your teacher as to when). Cash, check, and eWallet accepted.

Want to contribute to our campus-wide Mustangs Book Love eWallet for students who may not be able to purchase books? Click here!

Online shopping is available 10/31 - 11/13.

National Child Id Program

Our district distributed an in-home child identification kit to students K-8 on behalf of the State of Texas. Please understand that there is no obligation to fill out the kit, but it will allow you to have a set of fingerprints and DNA for your child in case of an emergency that you can turn over to law enforcement.

These kits are to be STORED AT HOME and only to be given to law enforcement in case of an emergency.

The district is always looking for ways to protect our students from harm or assist in their safety. You can expect the kit to come home with your students in late October.

Please make use of this gift, fill it out and store it in a safe place at home.

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As we approach Thanksgiving Luncheon on 11/3, we need your help to plan for our meal. Please see the flyer below and RSVP to the QR code listed so we can properly plan for our meals.
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Honoring our Veterans!

Veterans Day!

Mason PTO will be creating a wall in honor of all the brave men and women related to our students who have provided military service for our country. We are excited to start this tradition, and we need your help.

Please add your information for your Veteran and the students related to them to THIS DOCUMENT (click hyperlink). Please fill out all the fields. In addition, please send in a photo of your Veteran to your child’s teacher. (no larger than 5 x 7 please). It does not have to be on photo paper, photos printed on computer paper will work just fine. Please make sure that the BACK of the picture has your child’s name and veteran’s name so we can match everyone up correctly. Please note that photos will not be returned.

If you have Veterans you would like to honor, but do not have photos, we can list their names. Just add them to the document but denote “no photo” so we will know it is a name only.

Please have all information added to the google doc and photos into the teacher or emailed to no later than Monday, November 7th.

Proposition A and B Elections

The ballot for this November’s federal, state, and local elections will include two propositions related to Leander ISD.

Proposition A is an Attendance Credit Election. Due to an increase in the level of property values per student in Leander ISD, the state is removing about $31.2 million from our district through the process known as recapture, or Robin Hood. If LISD voters approve Proposition A, the district will make its required recapture payment to the state. If Proposition A fails, the state will look for other ways to remove revenue from LISD. For example, the state could force some taxpayers in our district to start paying taxes to a different district instead of LISD.

Proposition B is a Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election. By approving Proposition B, voters would ratify the tax rate set by the LISD Board of Trustees — a rate that is 6.24 cents lower than last year’s rate. Due to rising property values, the average tax payment would be about $38 per month higher than the average payment last year under Proposition B. Passage of Proposition B would generate an additional $32 million for academics in LISD, including teacher pay and the continuity of programs.

For much more information about these propositions, please visit You can also sign up for informational text-message updates by texting @LISDMoney to 81010. You can also text-message your questions to 512-399-0068.

Join Mustang Nation in Exploring Different Cultures

Let’s explore cultures around the world this year! Each month you can learn about the culture of various places around the globe. If you participate in a project, your work will be featured at school for everyone to see. You will get your picture on the Culture Club Bulletin Board. Pack your bags, open your minds, and let’s become globally minded together!

***Click the link each month for activities

October in Thailand

November in Nigeria

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

School Dismissal Manager

Please see the SDM Principal Letter 22-23 with important information regarding our on-line dismissal management system, School Dismissal Manager (SDM).
You should have received a message from SDM with parent credentials and will need to read the parent letter as well.

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