Many Hands, One Mason!

September 21, 2018

Dear Mason Families,

Special Thanks to our wonderful PTO for an energetic Fun Run Assembly today! Learners will come home with a Fun Run packet today and they are expected to go over with their families! Please connect with your child(ren) this weekend about our biggest fundraiser of the year and we really need your support!! There is also a special grand prize for our entire community if we reach our monetary goal as an entire school!! Please ask your child all about it! Feel free to click the link below to learn more about our up and coming Fun Run!

As we enter in our 4th week of school next week, please talk with your child(ren) about being safe at school and in the real world. We are constantly talking at school about alerting adults if you notice anything out of the ordinary and making sure we are going straight home after school. Next week, we will have a practice fire drill (9.28-12:50pm) and evacuation drill (9.25- 1pm) to ensure we know exactly what to do if an emergency arises. Please do not try to check your child(ren) out during these drills as our protocols do not allow students to be released while we are conducting these mandatory safety drills.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Roy Bishop, Jr.


Mason Parent Diversity Meeting:

Please join us in the Mason Media Center Monday, Sept. 24th at 6:30 pm for our first Diversity meeting of the year! Come prepared to enjoy each other and find ways to make Mason a more inclusive environment. Please remember, this meeting is for ALL parents and we would love to see you there!

Proud Dad's Meeting:

Our one and only Proud Dad's meeting will take place Tuesday, Sept. 25th at 6:30 pm in the Mason gym. We are excited about all the volunteer opportunities we will be able to offer our Dads this year. We can't wait to hear all your ideas as well! Let's help make Mason better together.

Family Flags: A lot of our learners turned in their family flags this week. There is still plenty of time to turn yours in if you haven't already. Thank you for completing this family activity and turning it in!

M-Step Results:

Students currently in 4th and 5th grade will be bringing their M-Step results home tonight.

Dinner Conversations Talking Points:

What should you do when your feelings get hurt at school?

How do you communicate to a friend who isn't being nice?

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)

Independence: Time for Students to Walk In

As we enter into our fourth week of school, we are asking parents to help their child(ren) become more independent by letting them walk by themselves into the building. If your child is not able to walk in alone, please let the front office know and we will assist the student to the best of our ability. Thank you in advance for keeping the safety of our building a priority.

Evacuation Drill

The afternoon of Tuesday, September 25, 2017 is Mason's whole school evacuation drill. Please do not come to school or call the office during the drill so our staff and public safety officers can remain focused on the drill and our students' safety.

Please plan ahead as students cannot be released for appointments during the drill.

The district will notify you when the drill is complete and students are back in class. Thank you for partnering with us to provide a safe and secure learning environment.

Does your student have a fever?

A child who has has a FEVER should not come to school. Your child can’t learn well when he/she is ill and other students and the staff are at risk for also becoming ill.

So please keep your child home until your child is feeling better and is fever free for 24 hours without fever medicine. We have students who are leaving school sick and returning to school without having time to recover which is resulting with them going home again that day. Call the school office so we know the reason your child is absent. If your child is not improving, please call your child’s medical provider. We want all students safe and healthy.

School Attendance:313-432-4401

Contact Information and Voicemail

Is your information up to date? Please take a moment and go into the parent portal to update all your contact information.

Did you miss an important phone call about your child not feeling well? Perhaps your voicemail box is full. Even when you delete your voicemail messages, they will take up space till you empty the trash folder. Or, perhaps you don't have your voicemail set up at all. Please take a minute to set it up.

Thank you!!!

Lunchroom Microwaves

We are very thankful to offer your students the ability to heat up their lunches in 2 microwaves. We have limited help in the lunch room to assist them. Due to the long lines for the microwaves, please try not to send in any food items that take more than 30 seconds to reheat. We want all our students to have time to eat their lunch.

September’s Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) Focus

Hallway Behavior- We are working extremely hard at making sure we are conducting ourselves in a positive way in the hallway. Our goal is to make sure we are keeping our school as safe as possible and part of that is making sure we understand the expectations for the hallway. Please ask your child to tell you what they are expected to do in the hallways at Mason.

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Calendar of Events

Sept. 24

  • Mason Parent Diversity Meeting

Sept 25

  • Evacuation Drill
  • Proud Dad's Mtg - 6:30PM

Oct 3

  • Count Day

Oct 10

  • Evening Conferences

Oct 11

  • 1/2 Day - AM only 11:36 dismissal
  • Afternoon and Evening Conferences

Oct 12

  • Fun Run
  • North Vs. South - Tailgate and parade @5:30, Football game 7PM