Many Hands, One Mason!

May 7, 2019

Dear Mason Families,

Dear Mason Families,


Happy May! They say April Showers bring May flowers! We definitely received a lot of rain in Michigan this year and one can only hope the sun continue to shine like it is today! As the school year comes to a close, please reassure your child at home that everyday is an opportunity to continue to Be a Leader, Be a Learner and Be Kind!


I would be remiss if I didn't thank our entire community and our great PTO for all the love that was shown to our staff this week for Educator Appreciation Week! No words could properly express our gratitude and love for everyone in the Mason community. We appreciate everything you do for us throughout the year!


Roy Bishop, Jr.

Principal


We need your help in the office... Please...

It is a a busy time of year! With all the activities and testing currently taking place in the classrooms, we are trying to keep interruptions to a minimum. We need your help!


In the event your child has an appointment, or you need to get a message to your child and/or child’s teacher, please call the attendance line and/or office directly no later than 10:30 AM for morning instructions, and no later than 2:30 PM for afternoon instructions. Any help and consideration concerning this matter is greatly appreciated!


Dinner Conversations Talking Points


Why is it hard to be a leader sometimes?

Why is it important to have good manners?



May Writing Challenge (at least one paragraph):

Please make sure your writing challenge assignment is turned into the office by April. 30th.


What does this quote mean to you?


"Synergy is better than my way or your way. It's our way."
-DR. STEPHEN R. COVEY


Young 5's and Kindergarten students can draw a picture and hand it into the office for full credit! We welcome the participation of all our students.


May's Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) Focus

Manners Matter: We will be focusing on the importance of using manners!


May's Character Word of the Month: Respect


Students can show respect by:

· Honoring the privacy of others.

· Listening when other are speaking.

· Choosing words that help not hurt.

· Using quiet voices and feet.

· Following adult directions the first time given.

· Using the words please, thank you and excuse me.


May LIM Topic(s): Synergize - the importance of working together as a team!


Parent United in Diversity Meeting at Mason May 16th @ 6:30 pm- Please consider joining us for our last district-wide -parent diversity meeting of the year. We are honored to have Ginni Winters facilitating the meeting where we will be discussing our next steps as a committee and district. It is our hope that we can discuss the impact of reconfiguration and how we continue to offer our students the best educational experience possible!


Bottle Drive at Mason: Our Mason PTO has made it easier than ever to get rid of those ever-mounting cans and bottles! You will now find a marked bin near the dumpster in the school lot. Just drive up and deposit your bagged returnables and know that you are helping Mason to raise funds that will enhance our kids’ school experience. Thank you so much for your support

EDU-KIT SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS FOR 2019-20 - NOW AVAILABLE!

Dear Mason Families,


Once again this year we are offering the option of buying school supplies in kit format from Edu-kit. Orders are due by June 14, 2019, and kits will be ready for pickup at the Mason Back to School Ice Cream Social, Wednesday, August 28 between 4:00-6:30 p.m.


See the attached flyer with detailed information and ordering instructions!


Edukit Information

M-STEP TESTING - 3rd GRADE STARTS MONDAY 5/7

Dear Mason Families,


Our 3rd grade will be working hard this week on M-Step testing. Grade 4 continues May 1, and May 2. Grade 3 tests May 7, 8, and 9.


PLEASE make every effort to have your child at school on time, that they have had breakfast, and are well rested! Try to schedule appointments and early releases on days that we are not testing. Thank you for your patience and understanding through the testing process.

MASON FIELD DAY - MAY 24TH

Dear Mason Families,


We need your help to make our field day a huge success!!


We're using SignUp.com (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.

Please sign up for Mason Field Day 2019!

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/login/entry/327001825006654085
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.


Thank you!


Mr. Woz

APRIL-MAY, 2019


May 8 - Kindergarten Visitation (by appointment)

May 7-10 - 5th grade camp

May 13 - Mason Spring Concert @ Parcells

May 16 - District Wide diversity meeting (Mason Library) 6:30 p.m.

May 21 - Mason PTO Meeting (Mason Library) 7-9:00 p.m.

May 27 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day