CC Mason IB World School

Mason Memo - September 9, 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.

Important Dates

9/12 Grandparent's Luncheon

9/30- Save the Date for CC Mason's Boosterthon Fundraiser Kick Off!!!

An Open Letter from Dr. Janat

Dear Team,

Today we are concluding both our Campus Improvement Plan and our IB Evaluation. Thank you to all of the committee members, parents, students, our district community, and to all the teachers who really showcased their heart and passion for excellence in education in our classroom visits and committee meetings.

IB in the public school setting is such a gift for our families and the access to education Mason provides is truly special. In this process, being so new to the school and district, and just knowing students for a couple of weeks I am so truly impressed with how much y’all have accomplished in the most challenging of times with the pandemic and the aftermath in society.

The Evaluators saw the evidence of just how deeply our hearts care about our students and what we do as a school and district. I am honored to be in this work with you. The curriculum documents are words on paper - you are the catalyst for bringing it to life in your classroom - and your passion for student success was evident.

More will be shared as we get the finalized reports from our evaluation and our next steps together based upon what was identified by your feedback and voices. This was a monumental year and now we celebrate and build on our success. Thank you for all your contributions to this process directly and indirectly.

Warmest Regards,

Dr. Janat

IB Coordinator

CC Mason IB World School

Grandparent's Day Lunch - Safety Protocols

Visitors arriving on Monday, 9/12 for Grandparent's Day Lunch will need to check in at the front office upon arrival and obtain a visitor sticker. Any visitor joining us for Grandparent's Day Lunch will need to remain in cafeteria only. We look forward to welcoming and celebrating our families on Monday!
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Annual LEEF Mudstacle

You still have time to register for LEEF's Sept. 24th MUDstacle at Vista Ridge High School. Campus cash prizes will be awarded at the event for the campuses with the most registrants. Be sure to register today and select our campus to win a cash prize:

Mason is currently in5th PLACE--let's sign up and get higher in the standings = more $$!!

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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.

Upcoming PTO Events!

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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

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

Schools Of Choice in Leander ISD

As a part of the Long-Range Facilities plan, Leander ISD is expanding our Schools of Choice offerings and we are looking for your feedback on future possibilities. For some of our students, the smaller environment and specializations that a school of choice offers is just what they need to thrive and grow.

A School of Choice is a public school offering specialized educational opportunities that utilize a non-conventional approach, designed to meet the diverse needs and interests of students throughout the LISD community in order to:

  • Provide choice and equitable access for students
  • Optimize varied educational opportunities for all students
  • Maximize efficiency in the use of school facilities, transportation, and other capital and operational resources

As we continue to expand our own portfolio of school choices we recognize community and parent input is critical in planning of our future options. Please take a moment to review the possibilities and provide your feedback on future Schools of Choice. The survey will remain open until Thursday, Sept 15.


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Health Updates from Nurse Wendy

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@MasonIBPYP - CC Mason's official Twitter handle

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