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The safety of our students is our top priority. Due to this, all visitors and volunteers are required to show picture ID and sign in on our Keep-n-Track computer system before receiving a guest badge to enter the building.
Fill out the Volunteer/School Access Application
Click here and get involved as a volunteer at Mason! We NEED you!


 School News and Updates


It’s Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week, Manatees!
Let’s show our teachers and staff how thankful we are for everything they do!Hearts-Vortex-Heart


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Here is your opportunity to say THANK YOU and help your child’s teacher build their classroom library during Teacher Appreciation Week!
You should have received a blue “Give the Gift of Reading” flyer home last week (click below to print, if you did not receive it). You can return the bottom portion of the flyer with checks made payable to Great American Opportunities, Inc. Teachers will receive the amount that you gifted you back to be used on magazine and ebook subscriptions for their classroom. YOU can also choose to purchase reading materials from the site for summer reading. The deadline for returned forms is May 6th.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Stephens in Media.

Teacher Appreciation Magazine Gift Form

Our PTO Family Fun Day is this Saturday May 7th from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.!

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We look forward to seeing you ALL this Saturday, May 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for Family Fun Day here at Mason.


Congratulations to our manatees who placed 2nd overall at the SJCSD Annual Elementary Olympics! We are so proud of them!IMG_3667 (2)

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Congratulations to these 4th graders who participated in Gambleimage2 (1) Rogers Middle School’s performance of The Wizard of Oz. They had speaking and singing roles as Munchkins and residents of the Emerald
City. We are so proud of how they represented our school as young actors!

 



Mason Student Wins Alligator Farm’s Edu-Gator Contest

Ms. Sabate’s 4th graders are the proud new owners of a baby American Alligator! One of Ms. Sabate’s students won the alligator with her creative interpretation of the question, “Why are American alligators so important?” Through participation in the Alligator Farm’s Edu-Gator program, Ms. Sabate’s students will get to keep, care for and observe the alligator for the rest of the school year!


Media Makerspace
Check out how our manatees have been using new Makerspace materials and redesigned space in the Media Center! Our Makerspace currently includes Sphero, a robotic ball, a Hotwheels STEM force and motion kit, coding activities and duct tape recycling center. We are hoping to add a LEGO wall and circuitry center soon!
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Why Makerspaces matter:
“Why is it significant? Makerspaces are zones of self-directed learning. Their hands-on character, coupled with the tools and raw materials that support invention, provide the ultimate workshop for the tinkerer and the perfect educational space for individuals who learn best by doing. Interaction among inventors at these facilities fosters a highly collaborative learning dynamic that is excellent for team efforts and for peer support, advice, and assistance. Where these spaces are open to use by faculty, students, and staff from a cross-section of content areas, they promote multidisciplinary thinking and learning, enriching the projects that are built there and the value of the makerspace as an educational venue.”
More on the significance of makerspaces can be found here:
https://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eli7095.pdf


Summer Meals Opportunity

FOOD THAT’S IN WHEN SCHOOL IS OUT! Any Student who is 18 years of age or younger may receive free, nutritious meals from the SCHOOL (June 6th-July 8th) or SOLOMON CALHOUN CENTER (June 6th-July 22nd). Please call 904-547-8934 or 211 to inquire about the serving times or any additional locations.


Student Services is offering their FREE “Redirecting Children’s Behavior” class again this spring! Please click below for more information about this opportunity.

Redirecting Children’s Behavior


Kindergarten Early Registration for 2016-2017 School Year
The St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) will hold early registration for children entering kindergarten on the below dates and times.
Friday, April 8
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday, March 10
1 – 5 p.m.
Monday, May 9
1 – 5 p.m.

To be eligible for public kindergarten in St. Johns County, children must be 5 years old on or before September 1 and must reside in St. Johns County. To register for first grade, children must be 6 years old on or before September 1 and have documentation of successful completion of kindergarten. Parents must register children at the school where they are zoned for the 2016-2017 school year. To find your school, enter your street address on the Attendance Zone Locator .

Requirements for registration:
Affidavit Packet
2016-2017 Registration packet
✓    Birth certificate
✓    Documentation of a health examination performed within one year of enrollment
✓    Proof of completed required immunizations on Form DH680
✓    Proof of residence per the Residency and Guardianship Policy

Parents are encouraged to register early so that schools can adequately prepare for the new school year. Contact the Student Services Department at 547-7598 for additional information on registration and zoning.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please call us at (904) 547-8453.


Click here for a copy of the Hardship Transfer letter from Dr. Joyner.


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Our Manatees are the B.E.S.T!
They remember to Be Respectful, Engaged, Safe and Trustworthy.


Mason is AVID Strong!  Find out how the AVID system is helping our students prepare for a successful future! Click here for more information about how the AVID system is being implemented in your child’s classroom.
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Partner with Pedro Paths @Mason
We are looking for Mason parents and community members who are willing to share about their careers with our Mason students!
Please send an email to pwppatmason@outlook.com if you work in any of the following fields and would be willing to share about your career:
Architectural Drafting
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Masonry
Business
Finance
Medical and Health
Military
Law Enforcement
First Responders


Important New Documents for Families

Mason Assessment Calendar
District PIP 2015-2016
PARENT-RESOURCE-GUIDE-2015-2016
FSA Nights for Elementary

NEW Important information regarding upcoming ELL testing:
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ParentGuardianLetterSpanish


Safety Reminder for Families:
We no longer accept phone call transportation changes for our students.
We must receive a written request in your child’s planner (or written separately on a piece of paper) or by fax to 904.547.8445. Please include a phone number where you can be reached. All requests must be made by 2:00 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and by 1:00 PM on Wednesdays. Please note that requests to to ride a different bus are subject to seating availability and must be approved by the bus driver. This policy has been put in place to ensure that only parents or legal guardians request transportation changes. You will be called to verify a change that is sent in by fax. Please address any concerns to our administration.


2015-16 Student Supply Lists
PreK-VPK Supply List
Kindergarten Supply List
1st Grade Supply List
2nd Grade Supply List
3rd Grade Supply List
4th Grade Supply List
5th Grade Supply List

2015-16 Registration Documents


Food and Nutrition Services Information

Michelle Gatchell, Food and Nutrition Manager
904.547.8456

Meal Prices and Account Information
Breakfast and Lunch Menus
Free and Reduced Lunch Information
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Sanitation and Health Department Information


Transportation Information
Bus Routes


FREE Office 365 ProPlus for your student is available now!
Click here for more information:

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Contact your student’s homeroom teacher for login information.


Order your Manatee Spirit Wear Today

Visor Teal T-Shirt Gray T-Shirt Drawstring Backpack Baseball Cap V-Neck Adult T-Shirt

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Congratulations to our Mason Manatee SSYRA Battle of the Books Team for winning the St. Johns District South Battle last year!
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School Policies
Student Arrivals and Departures
Student Access Times:  8:00am – 3:00pm (2:00pm)
Parent drop off time begins at 8:00 AM and students must be in class no later than 8:30 a.m.  If your student does not arrive in parent drop off in time to get to class before the tardy bell rings at 8:30 a.m., you are required to walk your child in to the front office and sign him/her in. Breakfast is not served after 8:25 a.m.  If your student arrives at school after this time, please make sure he/she has already had breakfast. *Student checkouts or transportation changes are not allowed after 2:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday AND after 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Changes this late in the school day become confusing and may result in students not being placed appropriately. Please be sensitive to this issue and arrange any changes in transportation prior to 2:30 p.m. Please address any questions to Administration.

Attendance and Tardies 
Attendance is extremely important for students to be successful at our school. It is also important that students arrive at school on time and ready to learn! Parents are encouraged to utilize school bus transportation.

Click the image below to see our Manatee Essentials Chart for more information about our Student Code of Conduct and school expectations.

Manatee Essentials

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