CC Mason IB World School

Mason Memo - September 16, 2022

Who We Are

We at CC Mason IB World School collaborate to build a community of learners where ALL students are challenged to be knowledgeable, caring, and principled. Our mission is to produce globally-minded citizens who serve and lead our future.

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This month we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Help us honor and celebrate as a community by reading Leander ISD's recent publication, "American No Matter What May Come."

Mason #1 - Let's Keep It UP!

There is still time to register for LEEF's Sept. 24th MUDstacle family fun run at Vista Ridge High School AND win a cash prize for our campus. Currently CC Mason IB World School is in FIRST PLACE! Let's secure our 1st place status and bring home the cash. Way to represent Mustang Nation! To register go HERE and don't forget to select our campus to be considered for a cash prize. It's going to be a muddy good time!
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Important Dates

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.

Principal Advisory Committee

Author Visit

Thanks to Austin-based Book People book store, we are THRILLED to welcome author/illustrator LAURIE KELLER to Mason on Wednesday, September 21st! Ms. Keller is a favorite author of our young Mustangs and has a new book, Wake Me in 20 Coconuts, releasing on 9/20 that she is excited to share with our kindergarten through third-grade Mustangs. This clever new story reinforces that it's okay—in fact, it's actually a very good thing—to say “I don't know.” Asking questions leads to discovery, understanding, and insight, and this type of inquiry is a cornerstone of our IB program. In her signature humorous and imaginative style, Laurie Keller takes the embarrassment out of admitting that you don't know something and proves how helpful it can be!

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 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.

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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

September in Switzerland

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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:



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.

Important Information

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:

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

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!

Attendance Reminders

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: / 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. / 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:

School Hours

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

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


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Health Updates from Nurse Wendy

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#storyofmason - CC Mason's official hashtag

@MasonIBPYP - CC Mason's official Twitter handle

*Be sure to include the hashtag on your tweets and posts so we can tell our story!