Many Hands, One Mason!

March 24, 2018

Dear Mason Families,

Happy Sunday! On behalf of our entire staff, thank you so much for a great two days of conferences. We had great attendance again this year and it really helps to ensure your child(ren)'s continued progress. It was a wonderful time to celebrate our learners and create a success plan for the last couple months of school.


After Spring break, 3rd-5th grade students will be participating in M-step testing and all grade levels will take the Spring NWEA assessments. These assessments give us a snapshot of your child's growth over the year and helps us create goals for the remainder of the year and beyond.


Thanks for your support,


Roy Bishop, Jr.

Principal



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


Dinner Conversations Talking Points:


What is your favorite part of your day at school?

How are you doing with knowing your math facts?

Do you know all your grade level sight words?



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?


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



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!

Get Caught Reading Night - Tuesday, March 26!

Don't forget to read each night and turn in your "Get Caught Reading" coupons! Call night for readers is Tuesday, March 26th.


Do you have a book you think other Mason students should read? Stop by the reading club room and pick up a Dino-mite Book Recommendation Sheet. Some recommendations will be read on the announcements. One lucky student who writes up a recommendation will get to have Mr. Bishop come to his/her house to read them a story! Recommendations will be accepted through the end of the month. Good Luck!


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!!

MIX IT UP DAY! - APRIL 24th

Don't miss out on this great volunteer opportunity on Wednesday, April 24th! Join us as we mix up our 3rd through 5th graders at lunch. Students will be assigned a new seat with other Mason students, and given questions to prompt conversation with a new friend!


We need volunteers to make this a successful event. Please click on the Sign Up Genius to volunteer an hour of your time.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054BACAF22A5FF2-masons1

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

MOM TO MOM SALE

The Grosse Pointe South High School freshman class is putting together a Mom to Mom Sale at Grosse Pointe South on Saturday, May 4th. See the attached flyer for details!


Mom to Mom Sale

GP South Class of 2020 - Spring Carnival

GP South Student Council Presents the 2nd Annual Elementary School Spring Carnival. Join kindergarten through 5th grade students for and evening of face painting, bounce houses, games, prizes, and more. Check out the attached flyer with details!


Spring Carnival Flyer

MARCH 2019


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

March 30-April 7 - SPRING BREAK / No School

April 8-May 3 - 5th Grade M-Step Testing

April 19 - 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)