Many Hands, One Mason!

January 13, 2019

Dear Mason Families,

We have a lot of activities taking place at Mason this week! Please join us for any of the activities below that fit your needs.


Monday, Jan. 14th- Mason Parent Diversity Meeting at 6:30 pm in the Media Center- Come talk about all the wonderful things Mason is doing to be intentional about valuing everyone at Mason!


Tuesday, Jan. 15th- PTO Meeting at 7 pm in the Media Center- Please come and hear all the exciting initiatives that the PTO is currently working on for our community!


Thursday, Jan. 17th- Young 5's and Kindergarten Information night at 6:30 pm in the Media Center- (parents of current preschoolers attending kindergarten or Young Fives in the fall) attend your neighborhood elementary school)


Friday, Jan. 18th- Students have a half day today and will be dismissed at 11:36 am!


No School Monday, Jan. 21st- MLK Day


Thanks for your support and we hope your weekend was amazing,


Roy Bishop, Jr.

Principal


Dinner Conversations Talking Points:


Can you control other people? What can you control? (yourself)

What happens if you make a mistake?

What new signs do we have hanging up at Mason that you learned about from your teacher last week?


New Signs at Mason! Find out what we are talking about by clicking the link below!


https://twitter.com/MasonelemGP/status/1083390022953377793


Cursive Writing After School Club for 3rd-5th graders Starts January 22nd!!

Thank you for the overwhelming response to this great after school offering. This class is now full!


If you responded to the link posted, your child is signed up for our after school club with Mrs. Schubert that will take place on Tuesdays from 3:45-4:30 pm, beginning January 22nd. Look for a permission slip that will be sent by email on Monday. All permission slips are due back to the office on Wednesday, January 16. Students cannot participate without a signed permission slip.


Yoga After School Club for 3rd-5th graders Starts January 17th!!

Thank you for the overwhelming response to this great after school offering. This class is now full!


If you responded to the link posted, your child is signed up for our after school club with Mrs. Keuten that will take place on Thursdays from 3:45-4:30 pm, beginning January 17th. Look for a permission slip that will be sent by email on Monday. All permission slips are due back to the office on Wednesday, January 16. Students cannot participate without a signed permission slip.


January LIM Topic:


Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood- Listening with the intent to understand someone else better, Listening to understand instead of listening to reply.


January PBIS Topic:

Hallway Behavior- Doing the right thing in the hallway when no one is looking... Walking, keeping our hands to ourselves, using quiet voices, etc...


January Character Word of the Month:

Empathy - Trying to understand what others are feeling and looking at things from their perspective.


Roy Bishop, Jr.

Principal

One Book One School - The Chocolate Touch!

  • Our One Book One School event has officially begun and we're so excited to announce that we'll be reading The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling. Each family will receive a copy of the book along with a reading schedule and more details! Thank you so much for fostering a love for reading at home and we hope you enjoy this special family time together!

NOTES FROM OUR SPECIAL TEACHERS

Please see the attached link for an update on what our students are doing in special classes!


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RTwBXI_FfncADhUozWrqK8XHb0nUmCKW4ZKzxVfbg3s/edit?usp=sharing

JANUARY CALENDAR

Jan 17 - Kindergarten Information Night - 6:30 p.m.

Jan 18 - AM SCHOOL ONLY - 11:36 AM DISMISSAL

Jan 21 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Brrrr.......It's cold outside!

Mason students go outdoors for recess every day throughout the school year, unless it's raining hard or the windchill is below zero degrees Fahrenheit. Please be sure that your child leaves for school dressed properly for the weather.


Please dress your child with a hat and gloves and a winter coat when the weather is frigid. We also ask that you write your child's name on his or her gloves, hats, boots and coat. Our Lost and Found fills up quickly!

The Great Kindness Challenge

Grosse Pointe Public Schools have come together again this year to participate in the Great Kindness Challenge, January 28-February 1, 2019. This is a positive, proactive bullying prevention initiative that helps millions of students during the last week of January every year. Please see the attached letter for details.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w2XiXipeuytCObjjiD_eXKgKBgawyha1UvmBDBE4i-o/edit?usp=sharing

Grosse Pointe North's Style Spectacular

The Grosse Pointe North student council for the class of 2021 is hosting a little girls night on February 7. This is open to all little princesses in kindergarten-5th grade. The cost is $20 per student. Please see the attached flyer for additional information and sign up!


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HNL9IfyKnBSoX-7965c0YIrvJ5YjIO_9RY62ZTD2wn4/edit?usp=sharing

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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)