CC Mason IB World School
Mason Memo - April 21, 2023
4/25 STAAR Test RLA Grades 3, 4, 5 - CLOSED CAMPUS DUE TO STATE TESTING
4/26 STAAR RLA Makeup
4/26 1st Grade Field trip to Austin Nature Center
4/27 STAAR Test Science 5th Grade - CLOSED CAMPUS DUE TO STATE TESTING
4/28 STAAR Test Science 5th Grade Makeup
5/03 STAAR Test Math Grades 3, 4, 5 - CLOSED CAMPUS DUE TO STATE TESTING
5/04 STAAR Math Makeup
5/05 2nd Grade Field Trip to The Thinkery
5/09 Quest Fair 5:30-6:30 pm
5/09 PTO Sonic Family Spirit Night
5/17 PTO General Meeting 8-9 am
5/18 Spring Choir Performance 7-8 pm
5/24 High School Senior Walk 8-9 am
5/25 1st, 2nd, 3rd. & 4th Grade End of Year Celebrations
5/26 Kindergarten Graduation 8-9 am
5/26 5th Grade Graduation 10-11 am
5/26 Last Day of School- EARLY RELEASE AT 11:30 AM
STAAR Testing - Closed Campus Tuesday, 4/25 and Thursday, 4/27!
Parents of 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders
IMPORTANT RE: CELL PHONES, SMART WATCHES, and ELECTRONIC DEVICES
3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Teachers will collect all powered off cell phones, smart watches, electronic devices and label them with your child's name. The devices will be securely stored by teachers for the duration of testing.
NO RUN CLUB DUE TO TESTING Week of 4/24-4/28!
The Leander ISD Board of Trustees has scheduled a bond election for Saturday, May 6. Early voting is from April 24 to May 2.
The proposed bond — which is divided into three propositions totaling $762.82 million — includes:
projects to address student and staff safety at every LISD campus
two new elementary schools in fast-growing areas
repairs and updates at several campuses
a new facility for the LISD Special Education 18+ Transition Services Center
replacement of music instruments
renovations at the district's two Performing Arts Centers
The bond would not impact the LISD tax rate.
You can learn much more about the bond by watching this video and by visiting www.leanderisd.org/bond2023. Also, look for posters displayed on campus describing how the bond would affect the specific schools serving your area of the district.
Parent Input Form for Placement 2023-2024
Factors considered when placing students:
-balance of class sizes
-balance of boy/girl
-balance of student needs
-teacher input, parent input, administrative input
-student to student relationships
-strengths of teacher
Final decisions regarding class placements are made by campus administration.
Please complete the form no later than May 19th.
2023 Recreation and Camp Guide for Students & Adults with Special Needs
Communication Boards Coming Soon!
We are very excited that as part of Leander ISD's Autism Grant, we received funding to create symbol-based Communication Boards to install in our schools!
These common area communication boards benefit our students who use AAC devices, and all students and staff in our schools in so many ways, including:
- Providing all with an opportunity to communicate in environments and improve campus accessibility
- Increasing public awareness of the needs of those with disabilities
- Including students with disabilities with their peers and encourage socialization
We are working with the LISD Facilities team to create large (36" by 54") boards to mount on common area walls, including cafeterias, courtyards, and gyms. A smaller (8" by 10") will be mounted on playground equipment. The signs will be professionally made from acrylic or other suitable material. All exterior signs will be aluminum backed appropriate for exterior use.
1 sign in the Comp Gym.
1 sign in the Aux Gym.
1 sign in the Cafeteria.
1 sign in a common area. Possibly in an exterior courtyard.
1 possible additional sign near special education classrooms.
2 signs per playscape.
The boards will look something like this:
School Supplies - Order NOW!
Virtual Learning Academy
Leander ISD is excited to announce the continuation of Leander Virtual Learning Academy for the 2023-24 school year. The virtual academy is for students in elementary and middle school grades. We offer small class sizes, synchronous learning, digital and hands-on-learning experiences which aligns with Leander ISDs curriculum. All current and new students must apply. Questions regarding our program can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
2023-2024 Application: https://forms.gle/Qx3pE85Cu4cQeR4q6
Due to the enthusiastic participation of our students, we are pleased to announce that our Run Club will continue through the end of the school year and will end on May 24th!! We will continue to meet at 7am on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays with the following exceptions due to school holidays and STAAR testing:
No Run Club on:
Week of April 24-28
Week of May 1-5
Last day of Run Club: May 24
PTO After School Enrichment (Fall 2023) Interest Form
After-school Enrichment (Fall 2023) Interest Form Mason's PTO is looking for your feedback for the opportunity to pilot a handful of potential after-school enrichment offerings in the Fall. Please fill out the form!
Food Program @ Mason
Mason has a food program for families! For interested families, weekend meal kits are sent home each Friday with students in bags the student can put in their backpacks. In addition, at-school snacks may also be provided. If you believe your student/family would benefit from the program, please fill out the form here. You can select weekend meal kits, snacks, or both. Please complete just one form for the family if you have multiple students at Mason, but please list all of their names on the form. Feel free to reach out to me if you have questions or concerns! Amanda.King@leanderisd.org
Our Official Attendance Time is 8:15. Please note, this is an adjustment in time from previous years.
Absences should be reported in one of two ways:
1) Attendance email: mason.leanderisd.org / campus info tab / attendance / report an absence
2) Send a note (or doctor's note) when your student returns.
While we appreciate a phone call notification, a hard copy is still required to properly code the attendance record.
*School Dismissal Manager is used for transportation purposes only and is not the acceptable way to report an absence.
Home Access Center
Register for a HAC account to monitor grades, attendance, assignments. Also used to retrieve report cards and update information concerning your student.
mason.leanderisd.org / campus info tab / home access center
Username: email address
Temporary Password: Leander1 (new users only)
If you are unable to log in or need your password reset, contact the school registrar for assistance: email@example.com
7:10-7:30 - Arrival and Breakfast
7:30 - School Starts
8:15 - Attendance Bell*
2:45 - School Ends
More Important Info
@MasonIBPYP - CC Mason's official Twitter handle
*Be sure to include the hashtag on your tweets and posts so we can tell our story!