MASON GAZETTE

March 2, 2016

DEAR MASON COMMUNITY:

March has come in like a wintery lion, and hopefully will exit like a lamb, welcoming Spring! As we approach the last quarter of school, our calendar becomes extremely busy, including March Reading month activities, parent conferences, book fair, and M-Step testing! Please be sure you mark your calendar with all of our important dates.

MARCH, 2016 CALENDAR

  • March 1 - "Get Caught Reading" coupons begin
  • March 2 - Read Across America/Parcells NJHS Reading
  • March 4 - Author book orders due (info on website)
  • March 4 - Mother (Special Person) Son Event / 7:00-8:30 p.m. (info on website)
  • March 7 - Adolescent Health Parent Meeting 4th & 5th Grade / 6:30 p.m. Library
  • March 8 - Election Day (Sodexo lunch in a bag/no hot lunches/milk available)
  • March 10 - Denise Brennan-Nelson Author Assembly
  • March 11 - "Wear Your Words Day" T-shirts with appropriate words please
  • March 15 - No PM School/11:36 a.m. dismissal/ Records Day
  • March 16 - Little Caesar's 5th Grade Fundraiser pick up / 1:00-6:00 p.m.
  • March 17 - "Wear Green Day"
  • March 18 - "Feelin Groovy" Read-In
  • March 21-24 - Adolescent Health 4th and 5th grade students
  • March 22 - Last day to turn in "Get Caught Reading" coupons
  • March 23 - "Get Caught Reading" call night
  • March 24 - Dress up like a book character day :)
  • March 24 - REPORT CARDS go home
  • March 25 - NO School / Spring Break begins
  • March 25-April 1 - Spring Break
  • April 4 - School resumes / Late start Monday

M-STEP TESTING BEGINS IN APRIL!

Beginning Tuesday, April 12 our students in third through fifth grade will begin the M-Step State testing. M-Step replaced the MEAP State testing last year. Testing runs through May 20th. Please make every effort to avoid appointments during test times. Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep, breakfast, and arrives at school on time! The schedule is:



  • April 12, 13, 15 - 5th grade ELA (4/15 Writing)
  • April 19-20 - 5th grade Math
  • April 21 - 5th grade Social Studies
  • April 26-27 - 3rd grade ELA
  • May 3-4 - 3rd grade Math
  • May 10-11 - 4th grade ELA
  • May 17-18 - 4th grade Math
  • May 19 - 4th grade Science

Mother (Special Person) Son Dance - FRIDAY, MARCH 4th

Attention all Mason BOYS! Come get your jam on at Mason's Rock & Roll Dance Party. Show off your air guitars and your sweet moves - plus we'll have sundaes! Invite your mom (or special person) to come rock out with you. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ONLY! No tickets sent home, check-in at the door. Deadline for reservations extended to Thursday, March 3rd. The reservation form is posted on our website, or stop by the office.

Mason Families - Help Support Our Troops - Operation Gratitude

A letter went home yesterday with your student asking for overseas care package donations. There is a table in the front hallway for drop off of items. Please turn in donations by FRIDAY, MARCH 18th. Wish list items include:

Unscented baby wipes, 30+ sunblock, unflavored lip balm, protein/granola/breakfast bars (NO KIND BARS), trail mix, individual bags of peanuts, fruit snacks, beef jerky, hard wrapped candy, gum, individual sugar/cream packs, roll on deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash (travel-size), crossword and wordsearch puzzles, black cotton crew socks.

Thank you for your generosity and kindness, Mrs. Nurse's Third Grade Class.

March Digital Picks from your Mason Library!

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