Mason Moose Minutes April 28th!

Message from the Principal

Dearest Mason Families,

Happy Friday! I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our dear 3rd and 4th grade students for completing their MSTEP assessments this week! The team is proud of all of our students' efforts to try their best, believe in themselves and focus on one question at a time! We anticipate starting NWEA testing the week of May 8th for all K-4th grade students. Teachers will be sharing specific dates in which students will be facilitating this end of the year spring testing.

Looking ahead to next week, we are looking forward to having our 4th grade families join us for our Family Fun Living Museum Day led by our very own 4th grade students! Students have been working hard on their projects, completing research and preparing their boards! This is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3rd at 10 a.m. in our gym!

Additionally next week, we are excited for our annual One Mason, One Family, One Team celebration which is scheduled for Friday, May 5 weather permitting from 5:00-6:30 p.m. on the blacktop and playground! We encourage families to bring lawn chairs, towels to sit on, and be ready to have fun with each other, and have the opportunity to meet others within our Mason family! Please do refer to the below message pertaining to parent volunteers needed for the event! If you are available to volunteer, please fill out this One Mason, One Family, One Team Celebration! Volunteer Form! If you need anything in the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to us! As always teamwork it is! One Mason, One Family, and One Team!

Mrs. Anita Hassan


One Mason, One Family, One Team Celebration Volunteers Needed!

Our Title I Team is looking for volunteers for the One Mason, One Family, One Team Celebration at our playground on May 5th, 2023 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. with 6:30-7:00 pm for cleanup. Volunteers would be needed to help with set up, passing out food, managing traffic of bounce houses, helping with check in, distributing materials, and cleanup. Please click on the link below if interested in volunteering!

One Mason, One Family, One Team Celebration! Volunteer Form

Teacher Appreciation Week

PTO is asking for your help. Please see the below Sign Up Genius link!

Indoor recess volunteers needed

It's officially rainy season! If interested in assisting us with indoor lunch recess due to rain please fill out this form letting us know which days you would be available on an as needed basis.

Mason Moose Word of The Week

Mason Families,

At Mason we are working on enhancing our students’ vocabulary by working on a word of the week schoolwide. A solid vocabulary boosts reading comprehension for students of all ages. The more words students know, the better they understand the text. One way you can help is to use these new words in real-world contexts. Our goal is to make sure the words are meaningful and relevant to their lives. Please feel free to use this word of the week activity sheet to practice using the weekly word. Activity ideas

Word of the week throughout the month of May!

5/1 Wisdom

5/8 Pursue

5/15 Occupation

5/22 Limber

5/29 Scold

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*****Playground Fundraising Website*****

Click the link above to check out our PTO's playground fundraising website.

Electronic devices at school

Please remember that phones and communication devices are not allowed in elementary schools. This includes watches, with text communications. Computers and tablets are made available for learning each day. GPPSS is not responsible for devices that students bring to school and are using during the day, they will be asked to leave them in their lockers or in the office for pickup at the end of the day. If your child needs to contact you or you need to contact your child during the school day, please call the office at 313-432-4403. Thank you for your support in keeping our kids focused on learning!

Waste-Free Wednesday Challenge

Please help in supporting Our Mighty Mason Green Team Waste-Free Wednesdays Challenge in an effort to reduce the amount of trash filling our landfills and showing respect for our Earth. Here is a brief 2-minute video for some quick tips on how to reduce trash in an effort to sustain our earth: How to Pack a Waste-Free Lunch. Thank you for taking the time to watch this video and helping our students be more environmentally conscious. Our hope is that this effort will eventually carry over to Mondays through Fridays so that we are making a significant, positive difference as a whole school community.
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Next Communities United in Diversity Meeting May 30th

In our ongoing efforts to celebrate diversity within our schools, GPPSS will be continuing our Communities United in Diversity meetings this school year with monthly sessions for the community. This group is a parent-initiated group that began over 10 years ago in GPPSS.

Come to the next meeting on May 30th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferry Elementary School!

Woods Shores Little League

Hello Mason Parents!

Registration for Woods Shores Little League has begun! Please register your son or daughter aged 5-12 (as of 8/31/2023) today!

Please visit to register.

If you have any questions, please email the league at

Important Forthcoming Dates

May 29- Memorial Day, No School

June 15- 4th Grade Promotion Ceremony 9:30 a.m.

June 15- Half Day

June 16- Last Day of School (Half Day)

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Bell Schedule

Monday (late start) 9:05 a.m. - 3:38 p.m.

Tuesday - Friday 8:20 a.m.- 3:38 p.m.

Late Arrivals - If students are arriving late, they will need to enter through door A (secure entrance) and kindly sign in with the office staff.

Parents know your child is in great hands! We are committed to providing our students with a quality education and maximizing the safety of all.

To assist us with this, anytime your student will be absent or late to school, please call by 9 a.m. our attendance line at


Please know this is a direct to voicemail line and you will not be connected with a staff member.

If you need to speak to someone in the main office please use one of the following numbers:

(313) 432-4403

(313) 432-4411

Medical Authorization Form

If your student is on medication that needs to be taken during school hours, Michigan Law requires a Medical Authorization Form to be completed by your physician. Once completed, please bring this form to the main office with medication for safe storage. Kindly note that medications can not be held by students at any time at school.