Many Hands, One Mason!!

August 21, 2019

Back-To-School Updates:

Dear Mason Families,


Happy Summer! On behalf of the entire Mason Staff, I would like to welcome you to the start of the 2019-20 school year! In just two weeks, 13 days to be exact, the school year will officially begin for everyone in the Mason Community. Our wonderful staff, is already working extremely hard to create an environment for your child(ren) that focuses on their strengths, builds a sense of community and motivates your child to reach for the stars.


Over the course of the first few weeks, our goal is to learn everything we can about our learners. The more we know about them, the better we will be able to help them reach their maximum potential. Relationships are everything to us at Mason and we firmly believe that a child must know that we care about them before any true learning can take place.


The start of the school year is always a great opportunity to talk with your child (ren) about goals, wishes, and expectations. Talking about school-related situations at home definitely gives them confidence and a sense of agency in their learning. It also shows them that you are concerned and invested in their growth as a learner. Creating a strong home to school connection is always a priority and it is highly visible when a child and their family takes time to discuss school matters at home.


As we approach, the school year, feel free to start your school routines early. Instilling the importance of being on time, having a good breakfast, reading daily and being Kind are just some of the many conversations we would love for you to have with your child over the course of the next 13 days!


Looking forward to a great year,


Roy Bishop, Jr.

New Mason Staff

We are very excited to have several dynamic educators joining our Mason family this year! I can honestly say that we have some very talented individuals joining our team and I can't wait for you to meet them!


Kate Sharp- Secretary

Adrienne Nash- Clerk

Caitlin Haigh- 5th-grade teacher

Joseph Ratcliff- 5th-grade teacher

Rachael Loscher- Speech Pathologist


Welcome to the Mason Family!

Teacher Assignments for the 2019-2020 School Year

Mrs. Scheich - Young 5's

Mrs. Cole - Kindergarten

Mrs. Court - Kindergarten

Mrs. McCulloch- 1st grade

Mrs. Krausmann - 1st grade

Mrs. Demas - 2nd grade

Mrs. Green - 2nd grade

Mrs. Collins - 3rd grade

Ms. Tyler - 3rd grade

Mrs. Nurse - 4th grade

Mrs. Frakes - 4th grade

Mr. Ratcliff - 5th grade - New to Mason! Welcome to Mason, Mr. Ratcliff!

Ms. Haigh - 5th grade - New to Mason! Welcome to Mason, Ms. Haigh!

Ms. Ryan- ASD K-2 grade

Mrs. Loveday - ASD 3rd-5th grade


Your child's teacher assignment will be available online in the Parent Portal on Tuesday, August 27th after 9:00 am. The Parent Portal can be found on the Mason website.

Mandatory Online PreRegistration for the 2019-20 School Year:

Please remember that you must complete the online preregistration for each student. Click on the K12 button on the top of the school or district website. This must be done before the first day of school.


Thank you!

Events you don't want to miss coming soon!!

- Back To School Blacktop Social - Please consider joining us Thursday, August 29th from 4-6 pm for our PTO sponsored Back To School Blacktop Social! Come have a great time with our wonderful Mason families and staff! Oh, there will be ice cream there too!


- Young 5's, Kindergarten, First grade, and Fifth-grade Teacher Meet & Greet- From 5-6 pm, during the Back to School Blacktop Social this Thursday (8.29), Young 5's, Kindergarten, 1st and 5th-grade students will be allowed to take a tour of their classroom and meet their new teachers! Feel free to bring your school supplies with you if you want to drop them off early!


-New Family Orientation- All families that are new to Mason are welcome to join us for our New Family Orientation in the Mason gym from 6-7 pm following the Back To School Blacktop Social. You will receive a tour of the building at this time, more information about our beliefs and values as a school and an opportunity to get any question you may have answered during the meeting. Hope to see you there!

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2019-2020 School Supplies

Below is the link for the suggested 2019-2020 school supply list.


2019-20 School Supply List

First Day of School

Students will line up outside on the blacktop. Teachers will come outside to greet students and walk them into the classroom. Parents are more than welcome to walk their child to their classroom the first couple of days but we ask that parents please let students enter the building on their own starting Thursday, September 6th! This will allow us to make sure we are keeping our school as safe as possible.

Kids Club News


Below are some changes to how Kids Club will run this year. Please read carefully and call them if you have any further questions.

Parents have always signed up for specific Kids Club days in the past, however, this year parents are being asked to commit to their schedules by pre-paying for the day(s) they have registered for. This helps us maintain our state mandated ratios and to stay in compliance with the law. If a student is signed up for a specific day(s) that he or she does not attend, that day(s) will be credited to their account.

Parents are responsible to inform our office of any scheduling changes that need to happen according to their families needs. This can be done as far as one month in advance or as soon as the Friday of the week prior to the scheduling change needs, depending again on each family and their specific needs.


Please review the link below regarding our updated Kids Club policies and contact Kids Club with any questions or concerns.



Link to Policy Updates: Kids Club Policies

Mason PTO News

Mason PTO: Please consider joining our Mason PTO as they do so much for our community of learners. Please see the attached letter from our Mason PTO. Dues this year are 12 dollars per person and we would love to reach 100 percent participation. Our electronic sight to pay for your dues currently isn't working but we will accept your checks made out to the Mason PTO or cash in the main office at any time. Follow the link to a letter from the PTO.


PTO Letter

Calendar Dates

August

  • 27 - Log into Parent Portal for teacher assignment 9AM
  • 29 - PTO Ice Cream Social - see information above
September

  • 3 - First Day of School - full day
  • 10 - Back to School Night 6:30PM
  • 16 - Hearing and Vision Testing
  • 17 - PTO Meeting 7PM
  • 19 - Picture Day - information going home soon

Mason Elementary School

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