August 13, 2019
Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! I hope you have all had a wonderful summer vacation. It‘s hard to believe the students will be back in two weeks! The first day for students in grades K-5 is Wednesday, August 28th and Tuesday, September 3rd for preschool. We have been busy getting the building and classrooms ready for their return!
I am looking forward for the new year to start and I am excited to welcome our new team members: Kimberly Plourde (Title I and Special Education Teacher), Neal Richardson (Technology Director), Stephanie Kaler (BCBA), Vikkie Jewell (paraeducator) and of course our newlywed Sarah (Sharp) Phillips (3rd grade teacher).
On Tuesday, August 27th from 1-2 the building will be open for all students to stop in to check out their classrooms and say hello to the staff. This is an opportunity for students and parents to ease some of the first day jitters that we all experience (even the staff).
Mark your calendar with these important September dates:
Friday, August 30th No School
Monday, September 2nd No School – Labor Day
Tuesday, September 3rd First day of school for Preschool
Thursday, September 12th 5:30 – 7:30 – Book fair
6:00-7:00 – Open House
This year Mason Elementary School will be introducing students to the Choose Love Enrichment Program (please see letter attached.) This program teaches Social & Emotional Learning, Character Education, Emotional Intelligence, Neuroscience and Mindfulness. This program will play an important role in promoting students’ social and emotional well being and academic and personal success. The Choose Love Enrichment Program will also enhance classroom and school climate, making it a place where students are safe, compassionate, connected and able to thrive. A permission slip (see attached) has been attached to the students first day packets.
Enjoy your final days of vacation and we will see you all soon. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.