April 19, 2022
I hope everyone had a nice Easter weekend. We are still seeing a lot of illness. There are confirmed cases of the flu, strep throat, stomach bug, ear infections, and some other crazy virus with fever, fatigue, cough, and congestion. Hoping that everyone will be feeling better for vacation week and we come back in May healthy and ready to finish out the school year strong.
I am happy to announce that we have hired a 2nd grade teacher to replace Mrs. Ringer. Alexis Cadaret is coming to us from Texas and has recently relocated to Massachusetts. Alexis has experience working with many different elementary grade levels. We are very excited to welcome Alexis to our MES family. She is going to be the perfect addition to our school. I have also hired a food service director/chef for the 22-23 school year. Lyn Bill is coming to us from the Hollis/Brookline School District where she has worked in a similar position for the last 15 years. Lyn brings much experience and knowledge of school food service programs and we can’t wait to have her join the team.
We have learned that the free breakfast and lunch program will come to and end at the end of this school year. Free and reduced applications will be sent out at the start of the school year. I encourage you to apply if you think you may qualify. Not only does it help your children by being fed at school, it helps the school receive federal funds that can be used to provide the students with services and programs. Next year’s meal prices were set at the last board meeting. Breakfast will be $1.90, lunch will be $2.95, and snack/lunch milk or juice will be .55.
Did you know that Wednesday, May 18th is National No Dirty Dishes Day?! Who knew, right??? Well in order to celebrate this wonderful day, the staff of Mason Elementary would like to invite all MES families PK-5 to join us for a night free of dirty dishes. The MES staff will serve you dinner between 5 and 6 pm on the 18th. The menu will be hot dogs, chips, watermelon, iced tea, lemonade and cookies. Please add this event to your calendar. An RSVP form will be sent out closer to the date. We are looking forward to seeing you all and enjoying each other’s company as it has been way too long since we have been able to all be together! The rain date for this event will be Thursday the 19th. Due to limited picnic tables, please bring chairs or blankets for your family.
The end of the year events are starting to fill up the calendar. Below you will see what is planned at this point.
April 25-29 Vacation
May 9-13th Staff Appreciation week
10-12th 3rd, 4th, 5th state testing
17-19th 3rd, 4th, 5th state testing
18th National NO DIRTY DISHES DAY – dinner served 5-6pm (rain date the 19th)
27th and 30th No School Memorial Day weekend
June 1st 5th grade science testing
2nd K-5 Field trip to Barrett Hill Farm (3rd rain date)
6th Puppet Day – No Strings Marionette Company will come perform for students and then all students will make a simple puppet
7th Field Day or Movie Day – depending on the weather
8th Field Day or Movie Day
9th Step Up Day – 9:30 – 10:15 for students in grades Pk- 4 and any new students
10th Mason History Day or Day of Play – depending on weather
13th Day of Play or Mason History Day
14th Flag Day Activities – everything red, white, and blue
15th Graduation Day – PK 11am and 5th grade 1pm
16th Last Day K-4