CC Mason IB World School
Mason Memo - September 16, 2022
Mason #1 - Let's Keep It UP!
9/20 PTO Spirit Night At Moonie's Burger House
9/21 Guest Author visit for Grades 1, 2, and 3 in the Library
9/22 Quest Parent Night @ 5:30 pm
9/23 Bluebonnet Stomp
9/26 Student Holiday
9/30 Save the Date for CC Mason's Boosterthon Fundraiser Kick Off!!!
Principal Advisory Committee
Each campus within Leander ISD has a Site-Based Planning Committee (SBPC), which Mason refers to as the Principal Advisory Committee. The aim of this committee is improving the achievement of all students. This committee is composed of district employees, community members, business representatives and parents. Members of the Principal Advisory Committee provide input to the principal on a wide variety of subjects, including planning, curriculum, budgeting, staff development, staffing patterns, school organization, and school improvements. Should you wish to nominate either yourself or someone else for a position on the Principal Advisory Committee, please fill out this form. Should there be a need, an election will be held to appoint positions to this invaluable team. The Campus Impact Team will hold its first meeting on Thursday, September 22 at 4:15pm in the Mason Library.
Autographed copies of Wake Me in 20 Coconuts are available for purchase via the Book People website and will be delivered to your child on campus after the author event.
Proposition A and B Elections
The ballot for this November’s federal, state, and local elections will include two propositions related to Leander ISD.
Proposition A is an Attendance Credit Election. Due to an increase in the level of property values per student in Leander ISD, the state is removing about $31.2 million from our district through the process known as recapture, or Robin Hood. If LISD voters approve Proposition A, the district will make its required recapture payment to the state. If Proposition A fails, the state will look for other ways to remove revenue from LISD. For example, the state could force some taxpayers in our district to start paying taxes to a different district instead of LISD.
Proposition B is a Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election. By approving Proposition B, voters would ratify the tax rate set by the LISD Board of Trustees — a rate that is 6.24 cents lower than last year’s rate. Due to rising property values, the average tax payment would be about $38 per month higher than the average payment last year under Proposition B. Passage of Proposition B would generate an additional $32 million for academics in LISD, including teacher pay and the continuity of programs.
For much more information about these propositions, please visit LeanderISD.org/elections. You can also sign up for informational text-message updates by texting @LISDMoney to 81010. You can also text-message your questions to 512-399-0068.
Join Mustang Nation in Exploring Different Cultures
Let’s explore cultures around the world this year! Each month you can learn about the culture of various places around the globe. If you participate in a project, your work will be featured at school for everyone to see. You will get your picture on the Culture Club Bulletin Board. Pack your bags, open your minds, and let’s become globally minded together!
***Click the link each month for activities
Mason Mustang Adventure Run - COMING SOON!
We are excited to kick off our Mason Mustang Adventure Run on 09/30/2022. Our goal is to raise $32,000 for teacher appreciation, field trips, and outdoor learning and to strengthen our school community.
Our school has always relied on fundraising to provide exceptional opportunities to enhance student learning and we need YOUR HELP registering your student(s) and sharing with friends and family.
Mark your calendars for the Mason Mustang Adventure Run fundraiser kicking off soon!
Key dates to remember:
● REGISTRATION OPENS - 09/16/2022
Register on MYBOOSTER.COM
● Mason Mustang Adventure Run Kick Off - 09/30/2022
● Event Day - 10/12/2022
We are grateful for our C C Mason family! Thank you for your support this year.
Safety, Security, Health, and Wellness Summit
With a continued focus on the safety and security of our students, Leander ISD is hosting a Safety, Security, Health and Wellness Summit, “Empowering Parents.” This event will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the South Performing Arts Center located at Cedar Park High School with a live-stream option as well. Read more: rmd.me/cD4rR26ATX1
District Gifted and Talented Advisory - Call for Applications
Applications for the GT District Advisory are now open. All GT parents, GT teachers, GT students, GT Counselors, and GT administrators interested in serving in this important role should complete the LISD GT Advisory Interest Form 22-23 by Friday, September 23, 2022.
Counselor Needs Assessment
At the beginning of the year, it is best practice to engage in a counselor needs assessment. The informal assessment is a tool used for parents and staff to communicate individual needs of our students so that we know how to best support our community. The results of this assessment may be used to form lunch bunches, provide individual support, or open lines of communication so that parents feel they can partner with the school. If you feel your child needs any additional support from our school counselor, please take a moment to complete this form. If you have any questions, contact Heather.Mossell@leanderisd.org.
Mason Elementary Counseling Needs Assessment
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! Heather.Mossell@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: firstname.lastname@example.org
7:10-7:30 - Arrival and Breakfast
7:30 - School Starts
8:15 - Attendance Bell*
2:45 - School Ends
*Please note - this is an adjustment from what was shared at Kinder Camp and New Family Orientation.
Child Nutrition Services website
Pay Online@ https://family.titank12.com
Free/reduced lunch application
Snack permission slip
Student and Parent Handbook, Student Code of Conduct and Dress Code
This year the Handbook, Student Code of Conduct and Dress Code have been combined into one book. It was posted on our district website Friday.
School Dismissal Manager
Please see the SDM Principal Letter 22-23 with important information regarding our on-line dismissal management system, School Dismissal Manager (SDM).
You should have received a message from SDM with parent credentials and will need to read the parent letter as well.
More Important Info
Want to join the coolest club in town? It is as easy as... 1. Complete this form and 2. Purchase your family membership below. Not sure where your money is going? Check out the enrichment opportunities your contribution supports below!
@MasonIBPYP - CC Mason's official Twitter handle
*Be sure to include the hashtag on your tweets and posts so we can tell our story!