November 7, 2019

Dear Families,

Gratitude is the theme we are focusing on this month.  I encourage you to talk to your children about what they are grateful for as well as share with them what you are grateful for.   A common theme amongst the staff has been how grateful we are for the students and families of MES!  

Parent/Teacher conferences will be happening before Thanksgiving break.  There will be a 2 hour delay on Tuesday the 26th 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 ASAP.  

On Sunday, November 17th  from 1-3 pm Santa will be at Mason Elementary for our annual Photos with Santa!  Our own 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 Christmas cards or gifts.  This is an easy and convenient way to avoid that Mall Santa and enjoy some cookies and hot chocolate with your Mason Elementary family. This event is open to friends and family of Mason Elementary School so please spread the word!  

Tuesday, November 19th at 9:15 I will be having a parent/principal meeting.   This is a chance for us to sit down and I will share what’s going on at the school and you can share any thoughts or concerns you have.  I realize this time doesn’t work for everyone. I encourage you to email or call me anytime you have questions, concerns, or suggestions.   

I hate to even say it but snow is coming and that means snow days will be happening soon!   Choosing to delay or close school is my least favorite part of the job. It is a decision that isn’t made lightly and I get input from many people when making the decision.   I will always err on the side of caution because I have very precious cargo being transported. We really make every effort to make the best decision regarding delays and cancellations based on the information we have at the time.  You will be notified via a phone call, text message, and/or email. It will also be on WMUR and WBZ tv. Miss Heidi will also put a message on the school’s answering machine. Hopefully this year’s storms will be easy to call … the last few years the storms have been very tricky and made the decision very difficult!   As always you know what is best for your child. If you want your child home and school wasn’t delayed or canceled, you need to make the best decision for your family.  

Important Dates:

November 8th – Senior Breakfast – hosted by grade 3

                           Ecotarium K-2 field trip

November 11th-  No School – Veteran’s Day

November 17th – Photos with Santa 1-3 pm In Multipurpose Room 

November 18th – School Board Meeting 

November 19th  – Parent/Principal Meeting

November 26th  – Parent/Teacher Conferences – Delayed start (11:00 am) no PK 

November 27-29 – Thanksgiving Break

December 3rd –  School picture retake day

December 12th – School Club’s Holiday Fair grades PK – 5

Wishing you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Kristen 

 Lead Water Test 

Mason Our Town!