Many Hands, One Mason!

May 12, 2019

Dear Mason Families,

Happy Mother's Day! To all our Mason Moms, we hope you are having a wonderful day and surrounded by those that love you. From our entire staff at Mason, we wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day!


At Mason, we try not to count down the days until Summer, we count the learning opportunities. We have 24 more opportunities to finish strong and help our learners reach their goals. Our students have grown so much this year and they still have 24 more opportunities to grow! Thank you for helping your child finish strong!


Roy Bishop, Jr.

Principal


We need your help in the office... Please...

It is a a busy time of year! With all the activities and testing currently taking place in the classrooms, we are trying to keep interruptions to a minimum. We need your help!


In the event your child has an appointment, or you need to get a message to your child and/or child’s teacher, please call the attendance line and/or office directly no later than 10:30 AM for morning instructions, and no later than 2:30 PM for afternoon instructions. Any help and consideration concerning this matter is greatly appreciated!


Office News!


Mrs. Bartos has accepted a new position as Secretary to the Curriculum, Assessment and Technology department at the school board office. While we are all sad to see her go after 18 years at Mason but we wish her all the best in her new position. Pat will continue to be at Mason on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for the remainder of the year!


Dinner Conversations Talking Points


What does it mean to be an Upstander instead of a Bystander?



May Writing Challenge (at least one paragraph):

Please make sure your writing challenge assignment is turned into the office by April. 30th.


What does this quote mean to you?


"Synergy is better than my way or your way. It's our way."
-DR. STEPHEN R. COVEY


Young 5's and Kindergarten students can draw a picture and hand it into the office for full credit! We welcome the participation of all our students.


May's Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) Focus

Manners Matter: We will be focusing on the importance of using manners!


May's Character Word of the Month: Respect


Students can show respect by:

· Honoring the privacy of others.

· Listening when other are speaking.

· Choosing words that help not hurt.

· Using quiet voices and feet.

· Following adult directions the first time given.

· Using the words please, thank you and excuse me.


May LIM Topic(s): Synergize - the importance of working together as a team!


Parent for Unity in Diversity Meeting at Mason May 16th @ 6:30 pm- Please consider joining us for our last district-wide -parent diversity meeting of the year. We are honored to have Ginni Winters facilitating the meeting where we will be discussing our next steps as a committee and district. It is our hope that we can discuss the impact of reconfiguration and how we continue to offer our students the best educational experience possible!


Bottle Drive at Mason: Our Mason PTO has made it easier than ever to get rid of those ever-mounting cans and bottles! You will now find a marked bin near the dumpster in the school lot. Just drive up and deposit your bagged returnables and know that you are helping Mason to raise funds that will enhance our kids’ school experience. Thank you so much for your support

MASON SPRING CONCERT - MONDAY 5/13

MASON SPRING VOCAL CONCERT

MONDAY, MAY 13, 2019

Grades K, 2, 3, 4, 5*, and Choirs

LOCATION:

Parcells Middle School – Vernier & Mack, GPW

PARKING:

Back parking lot off of Sunningdale

(Be prepared to park along Sunningdale when parking lot fills.)

DRESS REHEARSAL:

Monday, May 13th during PM classes. The rehearsal is at Parcells.

EVENING PERFORMANCE:

6:30 Arrival for choir.

Please be walking into Parcells between 6:20-6:25 with your choir student.

6:45 all others--THIS IS 3RD GRADE ARRIVAL TIME

CONCERT BEGINS AT 7:00.

DRESS:

CHOIR – Choir t-shirt, khaki “anything but shorts,” nice shoes (preferably black), and BLAZERS as in December. Boys will tuck in their shirt and wear a belt. Girls may need to use a hair tie at the back of the shirt.

ALL OTHERS --“Spring Dressy.” No jeans, shorts, flip flops, sport sandals, tennis shoes, or athletic wear. Girls please keep heels to a minimum. All hair should be neat and off the face. Please tuck in shirts that should be! Present your best!

*GRADE 5 STUDENTS ONLY:

Please note if you are in Choir your attendance is mandatory. If you are not in Choir your attendance for the Spring Concert is optional.


MASON FIELD DAY - MAY 24TH

Thank you to our parents who have already volunteered to help make our field day a great success! We are still in need of help! If you have not volunteered, please consider signing up today.


We're using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming activity.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/login/entry/327001825006654085
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.


Thank you!


Mr. Woz

MASON PTO SPRING FLING

Please mark your calendar SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST from 12:00-3:00 p.m. for our Mason PTO Spring Fling!


See the attached flyer for more information: Spring Fling Flyer

EDU-KIT SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS FOR 2019-20 - NOW AVAILABLE!

Dear Mason Families,


Once again this year we are offering the option of buying school supplies in kit format from Edu-kit. Orders are due by June 14, 2019, and kits will be ready for pickup at the Mason Back to School Ice Cream Social, Wednesday, August 28 between 4:00-6:30 p.m.


See the attached flyer with detailed information and ordering instructions!


Edukit Information

MAY, 2019


May 13 - Mason Spring Concert @ Parcells

May 16 - District Wide diversity meeting (Mason Library) 6:30 p.m.

May 21 - Mason PTO Meeting (Mason Library) 7-9:00 p.m.

May 27 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day