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It is hard to believe that August is already here! It seems as though summer has just arrived and now we are back to school in less then two weeks. I hope you all have enjoyed your summer vacation and made many wonderful memories.
School starts for grades K-5 on Wednesday, August 26th and Preschool starts on Tuesday, September 1st. Mr. Rick has been busy getting the school in tip top shape for the first day. There will be a few new additions to the building this year so keep your eyes open and see if you can spot them! We have had a change in the specials schedule this year. Music will now be on Mondays and the new music teacher is Miss Levick. Miss Levick has just moved to Massachusetts from Rhode Island and will be working here on Mondays and at Florence Rideout Elementary School in Wilton the other four days. We are very excited to have Miss Levick join the team here at Mason Elementary. Technology will be on Fridays and Mr. Balducci has a few new “toys” that he will be using this year! Another change is that Kindergarten will now be able to stay for lunch! Kindergarten lunch will be from 11:50 until 12:20. We look forward to having the kindergarteners join grades 1-3 in the lunch room!
As many of you know I am now the Principal and the Student Support Services Director and Mr. McCormick is the Superintendent. His plan is to be here less often but, I don’t believe him! He loves the kids too much to stay away. Mr. McCormick and I have switched offices. In the event that Mr. McCormick and I are not in the building Mrs. Mann has been assigned the Lead Teacher position and she will deal with any issues that may arise in our absence. We have had a number of new students register this summer. We welcome them to our Mason family and look forward to getting to know these students and their families.
We will continue to use electronic communication as our primary way to disseminate information. It was amazing how much paper and toner we saved last year when we implemented this! As always if you prefer to have a hard copy sent home just let your child’s teacher know and we will make sure that happens. Emails will be sent out on Fridays with weekly announcements and make sure you check the website (mason.sau89.org) on a regular basis.
Butler Bus Company will now be providing our bus transportation. The drivers have not changed but there will be new buses! The bus company is still working on the routes and the route information will be published (website, Monadnock Leger, and around town) as soon as we receive it.
I hope you enjoy your last days of vacation. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call (878-2962) or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). I’m looking forward to an amazing year!
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