MASON GAZETTE

September 29, 2015

DEAR MASON COMMUNITY,

Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 30th Mason Elementary School is honored to host a Community Luncheon for prominent members of the five Grosse Pointes. As we indicated in our last Mason Gazette, the parking lot will be closed between 10:00 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.


  • Students will be eating lunch in classrooms, please DO NOT send in microwave items.


  • Sodexo will have a "bag lunch" - Turkey and cheese wrap, apple, bag of baby carrots, and cookie. Milk will also be available. (Regular lunch menu resumes on Thursday.)

WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK - OCTOBER 5-9TH

Benefits of walking to and from school


· Student sense of responsibility
& independence

· An opportunity to INCREASE physical activity each day,
which all students need

· Improved academic performance

· Bone, muscle, & joint health maintenance

· Improved academic performance

· Provides time to socialize with
family & friends

· Weight control

· To become more aware of one’s community & neighborhood

· Opportunity to spend time
in the natural environment

· Reduction in the risk of diabetes

Health Heroes Flu Clinic October 28th

GPPSS has the opportunity to participate in a Health Heroes Flu Clinic through our Beaumont Community Health Coalition. Watch for permission forms and more information coming home soon. Parents and staff can opt in if they choose. There will be no cost to families. A flu mist will be used, not injection.

DOCTOR NOTE? ATTENDANCE UPDATE

The GPPSS has modified attendance codes for our district to keep consistent records at all schools. What's important for you to know?


  1. Medical appointments now require a doctor's note for an excused absence.
  2. Tardies are now split out in six minutes increments, giving a better picture of our students arriving late.


Attendance is a serious matter. We need to know where your child is when they do not show up for regular school hours. Please use the attendance line 313-432-4401 to report an absence prior to 9:00 a.m.


Thank you for your cooperation.

MICHIGAN CYBER SAFETY INITIATIVE (CSI)

The CSI is offering customized internet safety community seminar for parents. Please join us at Monteith Elementary School tonight, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. or at Maire Elementary School, Wednesday, September 30th at 7:00 p.m. for this ADULT presentation.