Mason Mustang Newsletter (1/29/2016)

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Announcements

  • Grade 5 parents, please find attached the Nature’s Classroom flyer (http://mason.sau89.org/wp-content/uploads/NC-January-Letter-Grade-5.pdf ).
  • Just a reminder for students regarding the Fisher Cats Reading Challenge!! Forms can be turned into the Main Office.
  • Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 – Mason School Club Meeting at 9:15am.
  • The School Club’s next fundraiser is right around the corner!  Please join us on Tuesday, February 2nd from 5-9 at Pizza Hut (http://mason.sau89.org/wp-content/uploads/Pizza-Hut-Fundraiser.pdf) in Merrimack, NH on Route 101A in front of Home Depot. Come have a yummy dinner while you visit with fellow Mason Families all while raising money for the Mason School Club.  Please remember that we are representing our school so we want the children to use their best restaurant etiquette.
  • Please check out January’s Nurse’s Notes (http://mason.sau89.org/wp-content/uploads/January-Nurses-Notes.pdf).
  • Saturday, February 6th, 2016 – Deliberative Session at MES in the Multi-Purpose Room at 9:00 am.
  • There will be NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, February 9th due to the Primary.
  • Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 was scheduled to be an Early Release Day, we have changed this and now we will have a FULL DAY!
  • The M.E.S. Kindergarten is once again sponsoring an “Open Your Heart” Food Drive to help feed families in need.  We are asking each student, if possible, to donate one or more non-perishable food item(s).  Please send in a donation with your student on our Valentine’s Day celebration here at school, Friday, February 12th.  All proceeds will go to St. Vincent DePaul in Greenville that provides food for our families in Mason.  On this day of love, let’s remember those who need a hand by opening our hearts.
  • Mason School Board Meeting on Monday, February 15th at 6:30pm.
  • Just a reminder, The Wax Museum for Grade 3 is scheduled for Friday, February 19th.

School Menus

Chef Deb’s monthly breakfast and lunch menus are online: http://mason.sau89.org/breakfast-and-lunch-menus/

Upcoming Events

The list below shows events for the next 10 days. To see more events, see the online events calendar: http://mason.sau89.org/online-events-calendar/

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Mason Mustang Newsletter (1/22/2016)

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Announcements

  • Mason Elementary School’s First Geography Bee winner is Eden Leak!!!! Congratulations to our winner and all the participants from Grades 4 & 5 – Brooklyn Burns, Nathan Burns, Cameron Harris, Jewel Jones, Eden Leak, Kailey Ste. Marie, Ernest Sullivan, Kyra Wiggin, Madyson Wiggin, Troy Williams, Logan Woods and Tomas Ziemiecki!
  • Monday, January 25th, 2016 – CANCELED – Mason School Board Meeting at 6:30pm.
  • MES Breakfast Club on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 9:00am – 11:00am in the cafeteria.  If you need additional sign up forms please contact Heidi in the main office (http://mason.sau89.org/wp-content/uploads/MES-BREAKFAST-CLUB-permission-slip.pdf).
  • Milford-Mason Parent Forum on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 (http://mason.sau89.org/wp-content/uploads/Milford-Mason-Parent-Forum.pdf).
  • Lions Club will be here on Thursday, January 28th for follow up visual screenings.
  • Grade 5 parents, please find attached the Nature’s Classroom flyer (http://mason.sau89.org/wp-content/uploads/Natures-Classroom-Grade-5.pdf).
  • Just a reminder for students regarding the Fisher Cats Reading Challenge!! Forms can be turned into the Main Office.
  • Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 – Mason School Club Meeting at 9:15am.
  • The School Club’s next fundraiser is right around the corner!  Please join us on Tuesday, February 2nd from 5-9 at Pizza Hut (http://mason.sau89.org/wp-content/uploads/Pizza-Hut-Fundraiser.pdf) in Merrimack, NH on Route 101A in front of Home Depot. Come have a yummy dinner while you visit with fellow Mason Families all while raising money for the Mason School Club.  Please remember that we are representing our school so we want the children to use their best restaurant etiquette.
  • Saturday, February 6th, 2016 – Deliberative Session at MES in the Multi-Purpose Room at 9:00 am.
  • There will be NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, February 9th due to the Primary.
  • Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 was scheduled to be an Early Release Day, we have changed this and now we will have a FULL DAY!
  • The M.E.S. Kindergarten is once again sponsoring an “Open Your Heart” Food Drive to help feed families in need.  We are asking each student, if possible, to donate one or more nonperishable food item(s).  Please send in a donation with your student on our Valentine’s Day celebration here at school, Friday, February 12th.  All proceeds will go to St. Vincent DePaul in Greenville that provides food for our families in Mason.  On this day of love, let’s remember those who need a hand by opening our hearts.
  • Just a reminder, The Wax Museum for Grade 3 is scheduled for Friday, February 19th.

 

School Menus

Chef Deb’s monthly breakfast and lunch menus are online: http://mason.sau89.org/breakfast-and-lunch-menus/

Upcoming Events

The list below shows events for the next 10 days. To see more events, see the online events calendar: http://mason.sau89.org/online-events-calendar/

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School Colors and Pizza Hut Night

Good Morning!

Please remember to dress your children in Mustang attire or the school colors (blue and white) tomorrow Thursday, January 21st if possible.

The School Club’s next fundraiser is right around the corner!  Please join us on Tuesday, February 2nd from 5-9 at Pizza Hut  in Merrimack, NH on Route 101A in front of Home Depot( http://mason.sau89.org/wp-content/uploads/Pizza-Hut-Fundraiser.pdf). Come have a yummy dinner while you visit with fellow Mason Families all while raising money for the Mason School Club.  Please remember that we are representing our school so we want the children to use their best restaurant etiquette.

Have a great day!

Mason Mustang Newsletter (1/15/2016)

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Announcements

  • TONIGHT,  FRIDAY, JANUARY 15th –   Monthly Movie Nite! with Mr. Rick and Company showing Minions from 6:00-8:00pm (http://mason.sau89.org/wp-content/uploads/Mr-Rick-Movie-Nite-Minions-01-15-16.pdf).
  • Monday, January 18th, 2016- NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • Tuesday, January 19th, 2016- Principal Parent Meeting at 9:15am.
  • Friday, January 22nd, 2016 – The Mason Elementary School Geography Bee for Grades 4 & 5 at 9:15am in the Multi-Purpose Room.  Families are welcome to watch the fun!
  • Monday, January 25th, 2016 – Mason School Board Meeting at 6:30pm.
  • MES Breakfast Club on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 9:00am – 11:00am in the cafeteria.  If you need additional sign up forms please contact Heidi in the main office (http://mason.sau89.org/wp-content/uploads/MES-BREAKFAST-CLUB-permission-slip.pdf).
  • Milford-Mason Parent Forum on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 (http://mason.sau89.org/wp-content/uploads/Milford-Mason-Parent-Forum.pdf).
  • Lions Club will be here on Thursday, January 28th for follow up visual screenings.
  • Grade 5 parents, please find attached the Nature’s Classroom flyer (http://mason.sau89.org/wp-content/uploads/Natures-Classroom-Grade-5.pdf).
  • Just a reminder for students regarding the Fisher Cats Reading Challenge!! Forms can be turned into the Main Office.
  • Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 – Mason School Club Meeting at 9:15am.
  • Saturday, February 6th, 2016 – Deliberative Session at MES in the Multi-Purpose Room at 9:00 am.
  • There will be NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, February 9th due to the Primary.
  • Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 was scheduled to be an Early Release Day, we have changed this and now we will have a FULL DAY!
  • Just a reminder, The Wax Museum for Grade 3 is scheduled for Friday, February 19th.

In December we submitted an application to the New Hampshire Excellence in Education ( EDies) (http://www.edies.org/) Board to become Elementary School of the Year.  We received a call yesterday informing us that we have been chose to move to the next level in the process.   Over the next two weeks we will be working as a school to develop a 30 minute presentation that we will then present to the Edies Board in Concord, NH on February 2nd.

 On Thursday, January 21st we are asking all the students and staff to show their school pride by wearing either their Mason Mustang attire or the school colors.   We will be taking a brief video that will be used in the presentation.  We are very excited to share with the Board how awesome our school is. We will keep you posted on what happens after our presentation!
Please find attached the Edies Cover Letter  (http://mason.sau89.org/wp-content/uploads/Edies-Cover-Letter.pdf) and the Edies Application (http://mason.sau89.org/wp-content/uploads/Edies-Application.pdf) that was submitted.

 

School Menus

Chef Deb’s monthly breakfast and lunch menus are online: http://mason.sau89.org/breakfast-and-lunch-menus/

Upcoming Events

The list below shows events for the next 10 days. To see more events, see the online events calendar: http://mason.sau89.org/online-events-calendar/

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Parent Letter Regarding Calendar Change (1/8/2016)

 

January 8, 2016

 

To Parents of Mason Elementary School,

The Town of Mason has approached us to use the school for the Primary Election.  The School Board has approved the use of the building which means we will be changing the school calendar.

  • There will be no school on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016.
  • Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 was scheduled to be an Early Release Day, we have changed this and now we will have a FULL DAY.

Thank you for your cooperation in the unique situation.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

 

 

James W. McCormick

Superintendent

Mason Mustang Newsletter (1/8/2016)

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Announcements

  • TONIGHT,  FRIDAY, JANUARY 8th –  Come support Mason Elementary School at Launch Trampoline Park on Friday, January 8th, 2016 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm sponsored by Mason School Club (http://mason.sau89.org/wp-content/uploads/MASONFundraiser-1-8-16.pdf).
  • Mason School Board Meeting on Monday, January 11th at 6:30pm.
  • Reminder, Friday, January 15th, 2016 – Monthly Movie Nite! with Mr. Rick and Company showing Minions from 6:00-8:00pm (http://mason.sau89.org/wp-content/uploads/Mr-Rick-Movie-Nite-Minions-01-15-16.pdf).
  • Monday, January 18th, 2016- NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • Tuesday, January 19th, 2016- Principal Parent Meeting at 9:15am.
  • Monday, January 25th, 2016 – Mason School Board Meeting at 6:30pm.
  • MES Breakfast Club on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 9:00am – 11:00am in the cafeteria.  If you need additional sign up forms please contact Heidi in the main office.
  • Milford-Mason Parent Forum on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 (http://mason.sau89.org/wp-content/uploads/Milford-Mason-Parent-Forum.pdf).
  • Lions Club will be here on Thursday, January 28th for follow up visual screenings.
  • Grade 5 parents, please find attached the Nature’s Classroom flyer (http://mason.sau89.org/wp-content/uploads/Natures-Classroom-Grade-5.pdf).
  • Just a reminder for students regarding the Fisher Cats Reading Challenge!! Forms can be turned into the Main Office.
  • Ski NH welcomes 4th & 5th Graders from NH and beyond to participate in its Snowsports Passport Program this winter (http://mason.sau89.org/wp-content/uploads/Ski-NH-Passport-Flyer.pdf).
  • Just a reminder, The Wax Museum for Grade 3 is scheduled for Friday, February 19th.

 

To Parents of Mason Elementary School,

The Town of Mason has approached us to use the school for the Primary Election.  The School Board has approved the use of the building which means we will be changing the school calendar.

  • There will be no school on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016.
  • Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 was scheduled to be an Early Release Day, we have changed this and now we will have a FULL DAY.

Thank you for your cooperation in the unique situation.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

James W. McCormick

Superintendent

School Menus

Chef Deb’s monthly breakfast and lunch menus are online: http://mason.sau89.org/breakfast-and-lunch-menus/

Upcoming Events

The list below shows events for the next 10 days. To see more events, see the online events calendar: http://mason.sau89.org/online-events-calendar/

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January 2016 Principal Parent Letter

Dear Families,

Happy New Year!   I hope you all had a wonderful break.  It is finally feeling like winter out there, not sure how I feel about this!  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 (like it is today).  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 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.

Our fabulous School Club is hosting a fundraiser on Friday, January 8th from 4pm to 8pm at Launch Trampoline Park in Nashua, NH.  The School Club will receive 25% of all admission sales from those that come Friday night.  Please spread the word to family and friends. You don’t have to live in Mason to take advantage of this fundraiser.    I can’t think of a better way to spend a Friday night!

The Mason School Board will meet twice this month.  The first meeting is Monday, January 11th at 6:30 and the second meeting will be Monday, January 25th also at 6:30.  Both meetings will discuss the 2016-17 School Year budget.  This is your opportunity to learn about how the budget was developed and ask questions.  The deliberative session is on Saturday, February 6th at 9:00 am where the final budget amount that will appear on the March ballot will be voted on by the Mason Residents. Please join us at these meeting to learn more about the budget process.

On Friday, January 15th at 6pm Mr. Rick and Company will be hosting a movie night.  Be on the lookout for more information about the movie that will be shown.   January 18th there will be no school in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.  Tuesday the 19th will be the next Principal/Parent Meeting at 9:15 in my office.  Don’t forget to keep reading for the Fisher Cat Challenge.  If you have completed the challenge feel free to send the completed form in and we will keep it safe until it’s time to mail them in.

During my time in Mason I have noticed that many parents meet up in the parking lot after dropping their children off and chat with other parents.  This is such a wonderful opportunity to build relationships but now that winter has arrived who wants to stand outside and chat so I have decided to start the MES Breakfast Club.  On Wednesday, January 27th from 9am – 11am we will be hosting the first MES Breakfast Club.  This is an opportunity for moms, dads, grandparents, and other caretakers to enjoy each other’s company over a delicious breakfast provided by Chef Deb.  You can chat with other parents/ guardians and share the joys and stresses of life as well as make new friendships or catch up with friends you haven’t seen in a while.  Non-school aged children are invited to join but please make sure you keep a close eye on them.  This event will happen in the café and the cost will be $5.00 per adult breakfast and $2.00 per child breakfast.  Chef Deb will be serving spinach, bacon, and onion quiche with shredded home fries, sausage, and fruit on the 27th.  We will have plenty of coffee as well!    Please RSVP by Friday, January 22, 2016 and send in your payment so that Chef Deb will be sure to have enough food for everyone.  You can just send in an envelope with the payment to Heidi and we will pass the count on to Chef Deb.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2016!

Kristen