Mason Elementary Parent Survey (2016-2017)

Dear Families,

The Mason School Board has developed an anonymous survey for the parents and guardians of Mason Elementary School students.   The survey window is open from Wednesday, January 11th – Wednesday, January 25th.   Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and give us feedback on how we are doing.   Click the following link to access the survey.

Thank you!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VML2R56

the password is:

MESsurvey2016

                                  January 9, 2017

Dear Families,

Happy New Year!   I hope you all had a wonderful break and have adjusted back to the school schedule.  Please remember to send your children in with warm clothes!  We go outside everyday unless it’s raining, extremely cold, or the playground is unsafe.  Fresh air and an opportunity to run around are very important.  The children are allowed to bring in plastic sleds with the expectation that they will share their sleds with the other children.  The School Club recently purchased sleds for the students to use.  Thank you School Club!  The sledding hill is monitored closely and the paraeducators have strict rules to keep the children safe.  On occasion we will need to close the sledding hill when it becomes too icy and unsafe.

It is officially Budget Season and tonight is the formal budget hearing for the 2017-18 school year budget.   We have worked hard to develop a fiscally responsible budget that is 1.34% higher than last year’s budget.   With contractual increases that we have no control over we had to work really hard at reducing other areas of the budget to come in as low as possible.   We were able to do that without taking anything away from the children. If you can’t make it tonight the deliberative session is on Saturday, February 4th at 9:00 am.  This is when the final budget amount that will appear on the March ballot will be voted on by the Mason Residents. Please join us at these meetings to learn more about the budget process.

January 24th at 9:15 we will be having a Parent/Principal Meeting where I will share information about the budget as well.

The 5th grade Leadership Team is very excited to roll out the Mason School Store which will be open for the first time this Friday the 13th for grades 1-5.   The 5th graders will bring the store to the classrooms Friday afternoon and give the students an opportunity to buy some goodies.  The money made through the School Store will be used to purchase more stock.  The School Store will be open one Friday a month.

Reminder there is no school on Monday the 16th and Tuesday the 17th due to MLK Day and a Teacher Workshop.

On Monday January 23rd a representative from the NH Department of Education Title I Department is coming to visit our school.   The Distinguished School Award that we were given last month has put Mason on the map and they would like to see all the amazing things that we are doing here.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2017!

Kristen

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