Kindergarten Registration Information

Mason House Link

March 9, 2023

Dear Families,

I hope you all had a fabulous February Vacation!  I am ready for warmer days and daylight savings to begin!  Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead this weekend.   We have been working on the end of the year schedule as well as developing next year’s school calendar.  Once all the dates are finalized we will get that information out to you.   

March 14th is voting day.  The polls are open from 11-7 and voting will be here at the school.   On the 14th you will be voting on the school budget, warrant articles, and school board members.   This year the proposed budget is up with the biggest driver being special education costs.  Other areas that have seen an increase are  staff salaries, insurance costs, heating and electricity, as well as costs for contracted services.   We have worked hard to keep costs down in the areas that we have control over.  Our budgets usually stay pretty level if not decrease.  This is an unusual year.      

Our default budget is 97 thousand dollars less than the proposed budget.  If the default budget passes we will have to find the money somewhere in the budget to meet the mandatory obligations of running the school.  We have already made many cuts, so having to make more would be very challenging.   Please come out on March 14th and exercise your right to vote! 

If you have a child that will be turning 5 before September 30th or know someone who has a child that will be turning 5 please encourage them to register their child for kindergarten.  They can register by calling the school or the registration paperwork can be found on the school’s website under the Mason Elementary tab.  

A final reminder that Neil Stone Karate Studio is partnering with the school to offer a 6 week karate class and all proceeds will come back to the school.   We would love to have some funds to buy things for our Mason Houses.   The flyer is attached to this email and the deadline to sign up is Monday!

Other important dates to remember are:

Saturday, March 18th   Town Meeting at MES Multipurpose Room  – 9am

Tuesday, March 28th – Teacher Workshop Day/Voting Day

 Think warm thoughts!   


It’s that time of the year when the NH Department of Education releases the annual 603 Bright Futures Survey for families, staff and community members.   Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.

To access the surveys, please visit the appropriate link(s) beginning Monday, March 13, through Friday, April 28, 2023.

* Please note that “Community Members” are those who do not have students enrolled in New Hampshire public schools. Those who do should complete the family surveys instead.

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