August 16, 2016

Dear Families,

I hope you are all staying cool.  It sure has been hot the last couple of weeks!   It has been a long summer even though it has gone by quickly.  It is awful lonely here at the school and look forward to having the children back and I’m sure many of you are also ready to send them back!  The first day for students in grades K-5 is Wednesday the 31st.  Preschool will start on Tuesday, September 6th.

We have a few staff changes this year.  Jonas Taub will be the Student Services Director, as well as our school psychologist.  Jonas will also now have the role of guidance counselor.  Please reach out to him if you have any concerns about your child throughout the school year.   We also welcome Tracy Williams to the team.  She will be a part-time paraprofessional.  She will help out in the classrooms as well as supervise at lunch and recess.  We are very excited to have her join us.  Jill LaMontangne will take on the role of 504 coordinator as well remaining the special education teacher and case manager.   The specials schedule has changed.  Monday will be Technology 2xs a month and Health 1x a month, Tuesday Art, Wednesday Music, Thursday and Friday PE.  We have some classroom changes as well: preschool has moved to third grade, third grade moved to 5th grade, 5th grade moved to the computer lab, and OT and Speech are now in the old preschool classroom.   Mr. Balducci will be teaching technology in the classrooms this year.

Chef Deb will be on WMUR’s Cooks Corner on Friday, August 26th at 12:00pm cooking up a special meal for all to see how Mason School feeds their children.   As many of you are aware Chef Deb lost her husband this summer in a tragic accident.   She has been overwhelmed with the outreach that her Mason Family has provided her.  She wanted me to thank you all.  Please continue to keep her in your thoughts as she will need her Mason Family more than ever now.

Enjoy your final days of vacation and we will see you all soon.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.   It’s going to be a wonderful year!