Many Hands, One Mason!!

November 17, 2019

Dear Mason Families,

Happy Sunday! This week was another amazing week of learning at Mason! Our learners participated in a wonderful Kindness Assembly this week and it was a great reminder of how important it is for us to continue to teach our learners to be kind. Kindness is sometimes portrayed as a weakness in the world but in all honesty, it is a superpower. We tell our learners all the time that they can only control what they can control and that is themselves. Please help us by reiterating to your child that kindness and empathy are mandatory character traits to be displayed at Mason.


We strive to communicate as much as possible at Mason. Please continue to read the communication bulletins/emails our staff sends home weekly. Our staff puts a lot of time into making sure our families know exactly what their learner is doing at school. The weekly newsletter is also a great opportunity for our families to reinforce the skills that are being taught at school. For our learners to reach their full potential it is imperative that everyone is involved in helping with their development. Don't forget, you and your learner should be reading every night for at least 20 minutes. Click the link below for some questions you can ask your learner while you are reading with them.


Questions to ask your learner when you are reading with them:


Thanks for listening,


Roy Bishop, Jr.

Principal


Great suggestions for Families to reinforce Math skills with Everyday Activities: Click Here


MASON RESTAURANT NIGHTS!

Support Mason by dining out! Mention "Mason" and part of the profit will come back to us!


11/19: Mason Night at Jet's

12/17: Mason Night at Jet's


  • Mason School is also collecting can tabs off of canned drinks in support of raising money for the Ronald McDonald House that helps families with children that are sick in the hospital. A bag was sent home with the label shown below. We can all make a difference by popping the tabs off our old cans and having your child bring them to school! Thanks for getting involved!



Dinner Conversation Topics:

What does it mean to Be a Leader, Be a Learner and Be Kind?

What do you do when someone is treating your poorly at school?

Why is lying is bad?

Upcoming Events

November
  • 19 - Mason night at Jets Pizza
  • PTO meeting @ 7PM

  • 20 - After School Art

  • 25 - Board of Education Mtg @ Parcells @7PM

  • 26 - Records day 1/2 day - dismissal at 11:36 NO PM school

  • 27-29- Thanksgiving Break

December
  • 4 - After School Art
  • 7 - Merry Mornings at Mason - Information to com
  • Start of Cell Phone For Soldiers Drive
  • 9 - Board of Education Mtg @Parcells @7PM
  • 10 - Report Card go home
  • 11 - After School Art
  • Winter Vocal Concert - Grades K, 1 and 2
  • 17 - Mason Night at Jet's Pizza
  • 18 - After School Art
  • 19 - Red & Green Day - Show your holiday spirit wear red and green
  • 20 - Pajama Day
  • Winter Break begins end of day
  • December 23 - January 1 - NO SCHOOL WINTER BREAK

Cell Phones For Soldiers

Cell Phone Drive for Soldiers- Not sure what to do with your old cell phone(s)? Our Mason Green Team is sponsoring a Cell Phone Drive for Soldiers starting Saturday, Dec. 7th during our Merry Morning Breakfast and continuing into the next school week, Dec. 9-13th. A collection bin will be set up in the main hallway at Mason for you to donate an old cell phone if you wish. This is a great way to not only show our students the importance of recycling, but also the significance of giving back to those who sacrifice the most for us. This collection drive provides a lifeline to our dedicated soldiers. Your generousdonation delivers calling cards to connect military members with their loved ones. Cell Phones For Soldiers accepts any and all types of cell phones from any carrier. Newer, gently-used mobile devices, including smartphones, are preferred; however, proceeds are generated from the recycling of broken and outdated mobile phones. Chargers and accessories are also welcomed to donate.

Do you have a green thumb?

We are looking for a few parents that might be interested in starting a Mason Garden. If you have a green thumb and would be willing to work on this project please email Mr. Bishop at Bishopr@gpschools.org .

Mason Choir News

MASON CHOIR


  • This is an optional group for students who enjoy singing and working through challenging music with their friends. Choir provides presentation opportunities that enrich our classroom learning and further increase public confidence.


  • This year, Mason Choir will focus on adding percussion and other creative elements to vocal music. (I have an undergraduate degree in Percussion and I am excited to explore some new textures with the students!)


  • Mason Choir will meet each A Day from 11:25-12:05. If A Day is a Monday, Choir will not usually meet. Our first rehearsal is Thursday, November 21!


  • The choir will perform in the Spring Vocal Music Concert, as well as at other informal performances. In the past this has included performances at various school athletic events in GP.


  • Any 4th or 5th grader may join Choir!


  • Safety and Service will be covered during the Choir period. Students may confidently join Choir knowing that lunch will be smoothly covered while they sing.



  • Any questions, please email Mr. Hipple.

November’s Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) Focus

Recess Behavior: I keep my hands to myself and look for ways to solve problems where everyone wins.

LIM Focus for the month of November

Put First Things First: Spending time on the most important things in my life. "I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow a plan. I am disciplined and organized.”