Many Hands, One Mason!
May 27, 2019
Dear Mason Families,
Happy Memorial Day! Today we remember all the fallen Heros who dedicated their life to keeping our country safe. Thank you for your service and thank you for making a difference in the world!
Last week, we were honored to have Field Day at Mason! To see our students enjoying one another outside was amazing! The experience wouldn't have been possible without all our wonderful volunteers, our dedicated staff and the awesome Mr. Woz!! It truly was a team effort and it was another wonderful reminder of just how amazing our community truly is.
Roy Bishop, Jr.
Mandatory Student placement survey for our kindergarten through fourth grade families.
You know your child best and we would like to invite you to share information about your child's strengths and areas of growth as we being working on the 2019-20 school year classroom placements. Please do not request a specific teacher, it is more important to share the type of learning environment that would benefit your child.
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!
Dinner Conversations Talking Points
How are you going to finish the school year strong?
May Writing Challenge (at least one paragraph):
Please make sure your writing challenge assignment is turned into the office by May. 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!
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
Michigan Department of Civil Rights to Hold Listening Sessions on Reconfiguration
The Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) will hold four listening sessions in the coming weeks to hear from Grosse Pointe residents on the planned reconfiguration of the Grosse Pointe Public Schools System. Parents and members of the GPPSS community are encouraged to attend.
Four sessions in total will be held on the following dates:
- Wednesday, 5/29/19:
- 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 4 pm to 7 pm in the Pierce Middle School Auditorium, 15430 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Park.
- Tuesday, 6/4/19:
- 9 am to 12 noon in the North High School Performing Arts Center (PAC), 707 Vernier, Grosse Pointe Woods;
- 4 pm to 7 pm at the Monteith Elementary Gymnasium, 1275 Cook Road, Grosse Pointe Woods.
At the sessions, individuals will be asked to share their perspective on the reconfiguration process to ensure all voices in the GPPSS community are heard. Speaking time may be limited. Follow-up questions may be asked by MDCR Director Agustin V. Arbulu.
Written statements may also be submitted at the listening sessions or sent by email to MCRC-Comments@michigan.gov no later than 7 p.m., June 4, 2019. Written statements must include a name, address and telephone number or email address.
Locations are accessible. Sign language interpreters will be available. If you need an accommodation to attend, please contact Jackie Debusschere by 9 am Tuesday, May 28 at DebusschereJ@michigan.gov.
The listening sessions are being facilitated in partnership with Wayne RESA. GPPSS is providing the locations.
EDU-KIT SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS FOR 2019-20 - NOW AVAILABLE!
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!
June 1 - Mason PTO Spring Fling: activities 12:30-2:30/Auction closes /Winners announced at 3:15 p.m.
June 3 - 1st Grade Author's Tea 8:30 a.m.
- 4th Grade Partridge Creek Movie Theater 9:15 a.m.
June 5 - 3rd Grade to DNR 12:00-3:30 p.m.
June 6 - Mrs. Court Kindergarten celebration 8:30-10:00 a.m. (Mason Library)
- Mrs. Cole Kindergarten celebration 2:00-3:00 p.m. (Mason Library)
June 7 - 1st Grade Mack Athletic Facility 10:00-11:30 a.m.
- Y'5s celebration 1:00-2:00 p.m. (Music Room)
- MASON TALENT SHOW 2:00-3:00 p.m.
June 10 - 5th Grade GPW Lakefront Park 11:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
June 11 - MASON AWARD ASSEMBLY 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
June 12 - 5TH GRADE PROMOTION CEREMONY 9:00-11:00 a.m.
June 13 - HALF DAY - 11:36 a.m. dismissal (PM Specials)
June 14 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL / HALF DAY dismissal at 11:36 a.m. (AM Specials)
- REPORT CARDS GO HOME
Summer Vacation Begins!