Many Hands, One Mason!!
August 21, 2019
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
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.
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!
2019-2020 School Supplies
First Day of School
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.