October 7, 2016

Dear Families,

What a beautiful fall day we are having today!  I am relieved that Hurricane Matthew will not be paying us a visit!  As much as we need the rain we sure do not need all the destruction he is also bringing along with him.   Keep those that have been impacted by Matthew in your thoughts.

After school activities are in full swing!  We are excited to offer many new clubs such as the Mason Mileage Club, Engineering Adventures, Lego Club, cake decorating classes and band.   We are so lucky to have such a dedicated staff that is willing to come in early and stay late to offer these experiences for the children of Mason Elementary School.

This month is fire prevention month and the Mason Fire Department will be coming in to talk to us about fire safety.  They are hoping to bring the smoke house as well.  We look forward to their visit.  This would be a great time to practice your own fire escape plans and determine meeting spots for your family.  We have had a couple of fire drills, a lock down drill, and a bus evacuation drill.  We will continue to practice different safety drills throughout the year so that we are always prepared!

October 31th at 2:30, we will be having the annual Halloween Parade and classroom parties.  This is such a fun day.   I hope many of you will be able to join in on the fun and I encourage you to dress up.  This kids love seeing the adults in costumes.

Important dates coming up;

Monday, Oct. 10th – No School for Columbus Day

Oct. 11 – 14th NWEA testing in grades K-5

Friday, Oct. 14th – Senior Breakfast hosted by 3rd grade

Monday, Oct. 17th – School Picture Day

Monday, Oct. 17th – School Board Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 18th – Parent/Principal Meeting at 9:15

Enjoy the LONG Columbus Day weekend!