CC Mason IB World School
Mason Memo - October 21, 2022
10/21 - First 9 Weeks Report Card
10/25 - PTO Spirit Night at Brooklyn Heights (flyer below)
10/26 - LHS Trunk or Treat (flyer below)
10/29 - Leander Lazers Pancake Breakfast at Mighty Fine 7:30-9:30 am (flyer below)
Save the Date!!
10/31-11/4 - Bookfair
10/31 - Book Character Parade @ 7:45
11/2 - Family Literacy Night
11/3 - Thanksgiving Luncheon (flyer below)
Book Character Parade
Honoring our Veterans!
Mason PTO will be creating a wall in honor of all the brave men and women related to our students who have provided military service for our country. We are excited to start this tradition, and we need your help.
Please add your information for your Veteran and the students related to them to THIS DOCUMENT (click hyperlink). Please fill out all the fields. In addition, please send in a photo of your Veteran to your child’s teacher. (no larger than 5 x 7 please). It does not have to be on photo paper, photos printed on computer paper will work just fine. Please make sure that the BACK of the picture has your child’s name and veteran’s name so we can match everyone up correctly. Please note that photos will not be returned.
If you have Veterans you would like to honor, but do not have photos, we can list their names. Just add them to the document but denote “no photo” so we will know it is a name only.
Please have all information added to the google doc and photos into the teacher or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, November 7th.
School of Choice: Virtual Learning Academy
Let's Learn with Bruce: Elections
In an effort to create educational awareness about the November ballot, Leander ISD is hosting a series of conversations. Superintendent Bruce Gearing, Ed.D., will lead a discussion about Propositions A & B over the next several weeks ahead of the November 8 election.
Due to sizable recent increases in property appraisals across our region, the district’s property values have reached a point that has triggered two elections: an Attendance Credit Election (ACE) and a Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE).
We encourage the community at-large to learn more about these ballot issues during the following opportunities:
Wednesday, Oct. 26 – 6:30pm, virtual Zoom webinar (link coming soon)
Please use this link Let’s Learn with Bruce: Elections to let us know you’re attending. While sign-up is not required, it helps us plan for how many participants to expect.
We have provided a number of Prop A & B resources as well as voting information.
Proposition A and B Elections
The ballot for this November’s federal, state, and local elections will include two propositions related to Leander ISD.
Proposition A is an Attendance Credit Election. Due to an increase in the level of property values per student in Leander ISD, the state is removing about $31.2 million from our district through the process known as recapture, or Robin Hood. If LISD voters approve Proposition A, the district will make its required recapture payment to the state. If Proposition A fails, the state will look for other ways to remove revenue from LISD. For example, the state could force some taxpayers in our district to start paying taxes to a different district instead of LISD.
Proposition B is a Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election. By approving Proposition B, voters would ratify the tax rate set by the LISD Board of Trustees — a rate that is 6.24 cents lower than last year’s rate. Due to rising property values, the average tax payment would be about $38 per month higher than the average payment last year under Proposition B. Passage of Proposition B would generate an additional $32 million for academics in LISD, including teacher pay and the continuity of programs.
For much more information about these propositions, please visit LeanderISD.org/elections. You can also sign up for informational text-message updates by texting @LISDMoney to 81010. You can also text-message your questions to 512-399-0068.
Join Mustang Nation in Exploring Different Cultures
Let’s explore cultures around the world this year! Each month you can learn about the culture of various places around the globe. If you participate in a project, your work will be featured at school for everyone to see. You will get your picture on the Culture Club Bulletin Board. Pack your bags, open your minds, and let’s become globally minded together!
***Click the link each month for activities
Food Program @ Mason
Mason has a food program for families! For interested families, weekend meal kits are sent home each Friday with students in bags the student can put in their backpacks. In addition, at-school snacks may also be provided. If you believe your student/family would benefit from the program, please fill out the form here. You can select weekend meal kits, snacks, or both. Please complete just one form for the family if you have multiple students at Mason, but please list all of their names on the form. Feel free to reach out to me if you have questions or concerns! Amanda.King@leanderisd.org
Our Official Attendance Time is 8:15. Please note, this is an adjustment in time from previous years.
Absences should be reported in one of two ways:
1) Attendance email: mason.leanderisd.org / campus info tab / attendance / report an absence
2) Send a note (or doctor's note) when your student returns.
While we appreciate a phone call notification, a hard copy is still required to properly code the attendance record.
*School Dismissal Manager is used for transportation purposes only and is not the acceptable way to report an absence.
Home Access Center
Register for a HAC account to monitor grades, attendance, assignments. Also used to retrieve report cards and update information concerning your student.
mason.leanderisd.org / campus info tab / home access center
Username: email address
Temporary Password: Leander1 (new users only)
If you are unable to log in or need your password reset, contact the school registrar for assistance: email@example.com
7:10-7:30 - Arrival and Breakfast
7:30 - School Starts
8:15 - Attendance Bell*
2:45 - School Ends
School Dismissal Manager
Please see the SDM Principal Letter 22-23 with important information regarding our on-line dismissal management system, School Dismissal Manager (SDM).
You should have received a message from SDM with parent credentials and will need to read the parent letter as well.
More Important Info
@MasonIBPYP - CC Mason's official Twitter handle
*Be sure to include the hashtag on your tweets and posts so we can tell our story!