Many Hands, One Mason!!

February 23, 2020

Dear Mason Families,

I hope everyone had a peaceful break! My hope is that everyone had a chance to catch their breath and enjoy some much needed downtime with family and friends. As we enter the last week of February, now is a great time to reflect on how we can better support our learners. We all know a strong home to school connection is needed to help our learners reach their maximum potential. We also know that all of our Mason Families want to support their child(ren) as much as possible but sometimes the work/assignments may have you questioning your skills; especially when your child tells you "My teacher doesn't do it that way...". Please know that we are here for you if you need any assistance at all; we are in this together. We have curriculum links, articles, simple tips and tools that can really help your child thrive when they are learning with you at home! Please connect with your child(ren)'s teacher if you need any help at all. Below are some ways we can continue to help our learners reach for the stars:

-Continue to read with your child every night for at least 20 minutes.

-Continue to read the newsletters your child(ren)'s teacher sends out weekly. Take some time to discuss the newsletter with your child and ask them questions about what they are learning in school (Expect them to say I don't know and be ready to probe them for more information). Chances are if they can't explain what they are learning, they haven't completely learned the material and they may need your extra help and support with the material at home.

-Continue to work with your child(ren)'s teacher to set realistic goals. Constant reminders about goals from adults at home and school keeps our learners focused on what is truly important.

-Continue to talk to your child about the importance of being kind. The impact of just being kind should never be underestimated.

Thanks for your time and Happy Sunday,

Roy Bishop, Jr.


Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Mason's school day begins at 9:05 AM on Mondays and 8:20 AM Tuesday-Friday. The only students that should be in the building before that time are students enrolled in Kids club, students getting breakfast and members of the Safety/Service team. Everyone else should be lining up on the playground with their class. Parents, please let your student continue to develop their independence and enter the building on their own.

Afternoon dismissal is at 3:38 PM. Please pick your student up on the playground or designated area. The end of day is busy with lessons winding down and students getting ready to go home. If you must pick your student up early, we request that you call the office before noon so we may get your student ready at the necessary time. We are very busy in the office at this time so we ask your patience as we may not answer the door after 3:15 PM.

Thank you

Parking Lot Reminders

Double Parking

We know the parking lot gets very bust in the morning and afternoon. However, there is no double parking. You may NOT stand or park next to another vehicle to load/unload passengers. This not only endangers your child, but also seriously impedes the traffic flow. Your vehicle may be reported to the public works department and be issued a $175.00 fine.

Parking in a Fire Route

The fire route includes the entrancement drive from Vernier Rd. along the sidewalks leading to the main doors. Parking here could result in a $50 fine.

Please be patient, careful and kind in the parking lot.

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, 2/24 - School resumes - late start
  • Tuesday, 2/25 - Art After School - must be signed up
  • PTO Mtg @ 7 PM in the library
  • Tuesday, 3/3 - Art After School - must be signed up
  • Wednesday, 3/4 - 1/2 day - Records day - 11:38 am dismissal
  • Monday, 3/9 - Board of Education Mtg @ Brownell @7 pm
  • Tuesday, 3/10 - Art After School - must be signed up
  • Friday, 3/13 - Report cards go home
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Box Tops

Did you know Box Tops have gone digital? Here is a short video to tell you all about it.

Digital Box Tops

February Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) Focus

Cafeteria Behavior- We are focusing on making sure students are adhering the rules in the cafeteria.

LIM Focus for the month of February

Synergize- The importance of working together as a team.