Many Hands, One Mason!

October 8, 2018

Dear Mason Families

We are very excited to see everyone at Mason for conferences this week (Wednesday, Oct. 10th from 5-8pm and Thursday, Oct. 11th from 12:30-3:30pm and 5-8pm)!! With conferences being earlier this year, it provides us with a great opportunity to collaborate on goals for your child(ren) that can be supported at school and home. Our discussions will be focused on supporting your child(ren) and at no time, due to educational privacy laws, can we discuss another’s child(ren)’s academic or behavioral learning journey with you. Please keep in mind that conferences are only 15 minutes in length and we would love to have 100 percent participation from our families.

I would personally like to thank our wonderful community and PTO for helping us raise over 10,000 so far for our Fun Run. We are right on track to meet our 20,000 dollar goal and all your efforts are appreciated. Our Fun Run will take place this Friday (10.12) and all donations for the Fun Run are due to Mason by Friday, October 19th!

Thank you so much for your support and trust,

Roy Bishop, Jr.


During Conferences come learn about Freckle, Imagine Math and other online learning platforms your child might be using at home with Mr. Bishop!! We will be meeting in the gym this Thursday from 4-5pm! Devices will be available for everyone to use but feel free to bring your own devices if you would like help knowing how to log on to the online programs at home! Come prepared to find out how to best support your child(ren)’s learning journey.

Mason Parent Diversity Group Meeting Monday (10.8) at 6:30 pm in the Mason Art Room- Babysitting will be available: Please come and be a part of our discussion on how to best support every learner at Mason through the lens of celebrating differences! We will be discussing/planning our up and coming Mason Hands, Many Desserts Night and talking about how we can continue to make Mason a place where all people feel welcomed and celebrated!

Dinner Conversations Talking Points:

Is there anything you would like me to bring up to your teacher at conferences?

What is one growth area for you at school?

What subject area do you enjoy the most? Why?

Do you know what it means to be a friend to someone?

Why is it important to have more than one good friend at Mason?

Family Math and Reading Opportunities: Read for 30 minutes a night and click the link below to try one of these critical thinking Math problems below every week with your child at home!!!

Young 5's -2nd grade math problems

3rd - 5th grade math problems

LIM Focus for the month of October: Begin with the End in Mind

Begin With the End in Mind means to think about how you would like something to turn out before it getting it started.

October’s Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) Focus

Classroom Behavior- We are focusing on following directions and doing our best in the classroom. Our motto is to do your best and forget the rest!!

October's Character Word of the Month: Commitment- Taking responsibility for making yourself and community better everyday.

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)

Many Hands, Many Desserts

Mark your calendars for our First Ever... Many Hands, Many Desserts Night presented by our Mason Parent Group!!!

We are excited to announce that Nov. 10th from 3-5 pm will be our first Many Hands, Many Desserts Event at Mason where we will be focusing on learning more about each other as a community. We will have performers, games, speakers and opportunities to connect with the Mason Community. More information will be coming out soon but please mark this event on your calendars as it will be an event you won't want to miss. Please begin thinking about a game, desert or anything else your family would be willing to share with the Mason community; we will definitely need your support to make this a great experience for our learners. Flyers asking for participation will start coming home this week!

October PBIS - Classroom Behavior

Classroom Behavior- We are focusing on following directions and doing our best in the classroom. Our motto is to do your best and forget the rest!! Please discuss with your child at home what it truly means to Be a Leader, Be a Learner and Be Kind in the classroom.

Fun Run - October 12, 2018

If you have already made a financial pledge, thank you for your support! If you would like to pledge, "Get Movin' Today!" envelopes are in the office, or you can go online to register your child (link attached).

Join us on October 12th to cheer from the sidelines! The students will be running/walking on our field, using the following schedule:

1:00 p.m. - Grades 4-5

1:50 p.m. - Grades 2-3

2:40 p.m. - Grades Y5's, K-1

Grade Level Team Colors

K/Y5 - Red

1 - Orange

2 - Yellow

3 - Green

4 - Blue

5 - Violet

3rd Grade Families

Please see the attached letter from Keith Howell, Director of Pre K Elementary Education, about 3rd Grade reading. Thank you!

Letter to 3rd Grade Families

Specials News!!

Please click the link below to find out what your child(ren) have been doing in their Specials Classes.

Specials Newsletter

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Upcoming Events

Oct. 8th

  • Mason Parent Diversity Meeting 6:30PM in the Mason Media Center/Library
Oct. 9th
  • TCBY Night - See Flyer

Oct 10

  • Evening Conferences - Book Fair Open

Oct 11

  • 1/2 Day - AM only 11:36 dismissal
  • Afternoon and Evening Conferences - Book Fair Open

Oct 12

  • Fun Run - See times above
  • North Vs. South - Tailgate @5:30, Football game 7PM
Oct 14

  • District Open House 1PM
Oct 25
  • Picture Re-take Day - Must bring in originals
Oct 27
  • Fall Fest - Watch for more information
Oct 28
  • Haunted Garage - 6-9 PM
Oct 31
  • 1/2 Day Am only - 11:36 dismissal
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