Many Hands, One Mason!

Jan. 4, 2019

Dear Mason Families,

Happy Sunday! Our three day week went by extremely fast! It was great hearing all the wonderful stories about how everyone enjoyed their break! The excitement in the building this week was electric. I am looking forward to all the wonderful learning opportunities next week has in store for us!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Roy Bishop, Jr.


P.S. Students, don't forget that you should be reading at least 15 minutes every night at home!!

Dinner Conversations: Opportunities to get your child(ren) talking at home!!

NWEA Testing will be coming up soon... What does it mean to do your best and forget the rest?

How does the power of YET apply to your life?

Which of the 7 habits do you like the most?

Which of the 7 habits do you need to work on the most?

What does Empathy mean to you?

5th grade Parents: If you think you may be interested in working on the Parent-run Memory Book Committee, please join us on Tuesday, January 8th at 4:00 PM in Karen Frakes’ classroom (Room #219). We hope all interested parents can join us. Please let Mrs. Frakes or Ms. Tyler know via email in advance if you plan to join us. Thank you in advance for considering working on this important project!

Cursive Writing After School Club for 3rd-5th graders:

If your child is interested in being a part of this wonderful after school club with Mrs. Schubert that will take place on Tuesdays from 3:45-4:30pm. Please click on the link below and we will contact you shortly with more information.

Yoga After School Club for 3rd-5th graders:

If your child is interested in being a part of this wonderful after school club with Mrs. Keuten that will take place on Thursdays from 3:45-4:30pm. Please click on the link below, fill out the google form and we will contact you shortly with more information.

January LIM Topic:

Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood- Listening with the intent to understand someone else better, Listening to understand instead of listening to reply.

January PBIS Topic:

Hallway Behavior- Doing the right thing in the hallway when no one is looking... Walking, keeping our hands to ourselves, using quiet voices, etc...

January Character Word of the Month:

Empathy - Trying to understand what others are feeling and looking at things from their perspective.

Kindergarten Informational Night - January 17

Mark your Calendar, share with parents of young children in your neighborhood!

Kindergarten and Young Fives Info Night – 6:30 p.m., Thursday 1/17/19 (parents of current preschoolers attending kindergarten or Young Fives in the fall) attend your neighborhood elementary school.


Below are pictures from the first Positive Club meeting. The Positive Club is a student lead club, created by 5th grader Ryan Verlinde. The club meets on D Days in the art room during their lunch recess time. 3rd through 5th grade students are welcome. Students made Marshmallow Spaghetti Towers as a team building activity.


The new year is a great time to restart that alarm, and resolution to arrive at school on time for instruction!

A few reminders:

  • The attendance phone line is 313-432-4401. Please call your child's absence in before 8:45 a.m.
  • Children who are sick and/or running a fever need to stay home and get better! Please do not send your child to school until they have been fever free for 24 hours.

It's Cold Outside!

BURRRRRRR.... Many of our students are coming to school without mittens/gloves or hats.

PLEASE make sure your child comes to school prepared for outdoor recess everyday. Dress for the weather. This includes snow pants and boots when snowing!


Jan 14 - Mason Parent Diversity Meeting @6:30 PM in the Mason Media Center

Jan 17 - Kindergarten Parent Informational Night

Jan 18 - AM SCHOOL - 11:36 AM DISMISSAL - Records Day

Jan 21 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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)