Many Hands, One Mason!

November 11, 2018

Dear Mason Families,

We had a wonderful Diversity event (Many Hands, Many Desserts) at Mason yesterday and I just wanted to thank our whole community for intentionally coming together to learn about our differences and similarities. It was a wonderful opportunity for our learners and community to experience the rich cultures and traditions that exist not only at Mason but all over the world! Special shoutout to our wonderful PTO and Mason Diversity Parent Committee for sponsoring this event. It truly was a wonderful experience that wish everyone could have experienced. Thank you to all our wonderful families that either made a dessert to share or shared one of their family traditions or one of their passions. We truly appreciate each and every one of you!

Roy Bishop, Jr.


Coffee with the Principal Tuesday, Nov. 13th from 6-7pm in Mason Media Center: Please consider joining me for our monthly Coffee with the Principal meeting as we discuss our Leader In Me implementation and our Restorative Practice approaches that are used at Mason. We will have coffee and snacks there too!!

Dinner Conversations Talking Points:

What does good bathroom behavior look like?

Think about what you are learning currently in Math class. How do you think it applies to the real world?

Where do you lineup when there is indoor lineup?

What does it mean to Put First Things First?

November LIM/PBIS Focus

LIM- Habit 3: Put First Things First is about setting priorities, planning ahead. We all have important things to do every day; this is why it is important that we manage our time wisely by setting our priorities. A priority is something important that requires our attention and needs to be done. This means work first, then play. Great example of this is for learners to finish their homework first and chores then play.

PBIS Focus- Recess/Playground Behavior

  • Use equipment and play games by the rules.

  • Feet first down the slides.

  • Take turns on the tire swings. No more than 3 kids on the tire swings at a time.

  • Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself

  • Include everyone who wants to play.

  • Wear the right clothing for the weather.

  • Line up silently when you hear the whistle the first time.

  • Enter & exit the building silently and in an orderly line.

  • Have fun & be kind to each other!

Upcoming Events

Nov 11

  • Veterans Day
Nov 13
  • Coffee with the Principal @ 6 PM
  • PTO mtg @ 7 PM
  • TCBY night - 6-10 PM
Nov 20
  • 1/2 Day AM only - 11:36 dismissal - Records Day
Nov 21-23
  • NO SCHOOL - Happy Thanksgiving

November Writing Challenge

Mr. Bishop is going to give a special prize to anyone who is able to give him one or more paragraphs about one of the topics below: Please turn your writing assignment into the office before November 30th to receive your special prize.

1. What is one goal you have for yourself?

2. What does the word caring mean?

3. What are you thankful for?

4. What are some of your hobbies?

Rainy Day Line Up!

No one wants to line up outside on a rainy morning. On rainy days we will have the kids line up inside. Watch for a remind from Mr. Bishop with directions to come inside. Below is the set up for where students are to line up on rainy days.
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Weather Update:

As the weather starts changing, it is imperative that our learners have coats, hats and gloves at all times when they go outside. If your child needs any cold weather items, please don't hesitate to let the front office know and we will make sure they get exactly what they need.

Student Illness:

We are doing everything we can to make sure our students are safe at Mason but we need your help. Please make sure your child is fever free for at least 24 hours before they return to school. If your child has an illness that is contagious and puts other students at risk, it is mandatory that you report it to the office so the proper measures can be taken.

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)