November 9, 2018

Dear Families,

November is a time to remember all that we are thankful for, and today as a school we celebrated Veterans Day along with 25 seniors during senior breakfast.   There were many seniors that served in the military. We are so grateful for their service and we were honored to celebrate with them this morning.

Parent/Teacher conferences will be happening before Thanksgiving Break.  There will be a 2 hour delay on Tuesday the 20th with no Preschool that day.  This gives teachers an opportunity to conduct conferences.    If you haven’t already signed up for your conference please make sure you do so ASAP.   We will also be having a Turkey Trot on that day. It has been many years since we have done this and we are very excited to bring it back.  It’s going to be a great day. I can’t wait to find out how much money we have collected for our Coins for Kindness Drive. Please continue to send in any change you can spare as it will support local families in need during this holiday season.   I would also like to thank you for all the amazing contributions for the Birthday Boxes. We were able to make 10 Birthday Boxes with all the supplies to have an amazing birthday celebration for a child in need.

On Sunday, December 2nd from 1-3 pm we will be sponsoring Photos with Santa (see flyer).  This is the 4th year we have offered this event.  This is an easy and convenient way to avoid that “Mall Santa” and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate with your Mason Elementary family.  Alyssa Havens will be taking the photos. She will electronically mail them to you along with a permission to duplicate so that they can be used for gifts.   She will get them back to you as soon as possible but with the lack of high speed internet in the town it takes her some time to download the photos, edit them, and then email them out to everyone.   They will be to you before Christmas but it may not be in time to use them for Christmas cards. This event is open to friends and family of Mason Elementary School so please spread the word!

Important dates:

November 12th – No School – Veterans Day Observed

November 13th – School Club Meeting 9:15 – Cafe

November 19th –  Preschool and Kindergarten Celebration 9:15 in the Cafe

                                  School Board Meeting  – 6:30

November 20th – Parent/Teacher Conferences – Delayed start (11:00 am) no Preschool

                                 1:30 – Turkey Trot

November 21-23 – Thanksgiving Break

November 27th-  Parent/Principal Meeting 9:15

                                Picture Retake Day

December 2nd  – Pictures with Santa 1:00 – 3:00 – Cafe

December 6th – School Clubs Holiday Fair grades PK – 5

Wishing you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Kristen