Many Hands, One Mason!

March 10, 2019

Dear Mason Families,

Happy Sunday! Don’t forget to roll your clocks forward an hour today! Can’t wait to see everyone tomorrow morning as we continue to learn what it means to Be a Learner, Be a Leader and Be Kind!


More information about conferences will be coming home this week. Please make an effort to come to conferences. We would love to have 100 percent participation and if you can’t make it, please let your child(ren)’s teacher know. Your presence is not only requested, it is needed!


Thanks for your support,


Roy Bishop, Jr.



Young 5’s information: Please click the link below for more information about registering for our Young 5’s program for the 2019-20 school year.


https://mi01000971.schoolwires.net/Page/17390


Parent Workshops: Please click the link below for some wonderful parent workshops that our district offers.


https://share.peachjar.com/flyers/683707/districts/10713


Rock your Socks March 21st- In support of World Down Syndrome Day, Thursday, March 21st, please join our staff in wearing two different socks (mismatch) or your most colorful socks. Let’s create awareness and support all our learners.


Kids Coalition Against Hunger:​ ​Please think about helping out with this great cause! Children and parents working together to make packaged meals for hungry children around the globe and in our own Metro Detroit Area! See the attached flyer for specific details! ​What a fantastic opportunity to teach our children empathy, gratitude and that kindness matters. Hope to see you there! Our South HS student friends will be there too!


Dinner Conversations Talking Points:


What basic math facts do you need more practice with?

Why is it important to be kind to everyone?

What does it mean to respect adults?



March Writing Challenge (at least one paragraph):

Please make sure your writing challenge assignment is turned into the office by Feb. 28th.


Choose one influential Woman (March is Women’s History Month) and describe how they made a positive impact on the world.


What is one way your can be kinder learner at Mason?



March LIM Topic:


Sharpen the Saw- Take time to be you and give yourself permission to have some downtime!


March PBIS Topic:


Office Behavior- Focusing on being respectful when we are in the office.


March Character Word of the Month:


Improvement- My job at Mason is to become better and better everyday!

Taking Precautions In Flu Season

Mason has had three confirmed cases of influenza this month. Our custodial staff is taking extra time ensuring our rooms are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected! Please take everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of flu viruses:


  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible, keep your child home!
  • If sick with flu symptoms, CDC recommend that you stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water.

MARCH IS READING MONTH!!!

Let's celebrate all month long!


Parents, please email pictures of your children with a DINO-MITE book they recommend for others to read, pictures will be displayed on the bulletin board in our main hallway. Email pictures to: macgila@gpschools.org


It's going to be DINO-MITE!!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Our Mason PTO is looking for volunteers to help run our Scholastic Book Fair. It takes many hands to make a fundraiser work. Just one or two hours of your time can make the difference in running a successful event.


We would like to reach out to all our Mason Families and extend an invitation to be a part of our Scholastic Book Fair event. Below is a link to the sign up genius. Please take a moment to look at the times available, and consider being a part of this awesome fundraiser!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054BACAF22A5FF2-dinomite


Thank you, The Mason PTO

Kids Heart Challenge Begins at Mason!

We have kicked off our kids heart challenge this week. Our school is proud to partner with the American Heart Association again this year kicking off Kids Heart Challenge (formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart)!


Pamphlets were sent home this past week! We're excited to get active and help those with special hearts.

Know a Kindergarten or Young Five student starting school next fall?

Do you know a Kindergarten or Young Five student who will be starting school next fall?

Word of mouth remains the most powerful marketing tool. Help us encourage community members with little ones to explore our neighborhood schools.

It is critical that families establish or verify residency soon if they have a student entering GPPSS next fall, particularly for kindergarten (by May 1) and Young Fives (by April 18). Click here to see the pre-enrollment process (step one) and the residency documents (step two) required by board policy.

This Frequently Asked Questions document was created in response to inquiries from families this year.

Call 313-432-3083 if you have questions or need an appointment outside the enrollment office hours, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday.

Thank you for helping us share what we love about the Grosse Pointe Public School System!


Young Fives FAQ 2019

MARCH 2019


March 1-25 - "Get Caught Reading" Coupon Nights

March 13 - Wear Your Words Day - words need to be positive and school appropriate

March 19- Mason Diversity Meeting in the Library 6-7 pm

March 19- Mason PTO Meeting in the library 7-8:30 pm

March 20 - Evening Parent Teacher Conferences

March 20-21 - Scholastic Book Fair

March 21 - AM SCHOOL - Dismissal at 11:36 a.m.

March 21 - Afternoon and Evening Parent Teacher Conferences

March 30-April 7 - SPRING BREAK / No School

Stay Informed

Stay Informed by …

-regularly checking our Mason Elementary School webpage

-signing up for for Mason Elementary Community Remind text messages by texting the message @f69f4d to 81010 from your mobile device

-receiving and reading Mr. Bishop ’s Weekly Update email

-following us on Twitter (@masonelemgp) and FaceBook (@masonparents)