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Aug 13 2017

Masonic Heights Elementary School Newsletter – Masonic News #i #want #to #be #an #elementary #school #teacher


Extra Yearbooks are On Sale
in the office until supply lasts.
$12.00 cash

Thursday, June 8
Garden Club till 4 p.m.

Friday, June 9
5th Gr to Joe Dumars
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Drama Club Play
6:30 p.m.
$2.00 at the door
Doors open at 6 p.m.
See flyer below.

Tuesday, June 13
End of the year Awards
Families Invited!

2nd Grade – 12:45 p.m.
1st Grade – 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 14
End of the year Awards
Families Invited!

K -9:30 a.m.
3rd – 12:45 p.m.
4th – 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 15

5th Gr Breakfast (students only)

9:15 a.m. – 5th Gr Awards
Families Invited!

1/2 day – 11:05 a.m. dismissal

Parents and Students,

Please check the lost and found
for any missing items.

It is located in the 3rd grade hallway, across from Room 16.

Any items not claimed
by June 15th
will be donated.


To all of our families that consistently cooperate and help make our parking lot work smoothly and safely for all of our students, thank you.

“””Please remember that students should not be dropped off in the middle of the parking lot – it is dangerous for students to cross between cars.

***Please remember to only use the far west entrance of the parking lot if you plan to work. The second entrance is for drop-off only.

Also note that we were just advised by the SCS Police that only drivers with a handicap permit should be permitted to park in the designated spaces. Although we try to accommodate those requesting spaces up close we are neither obliged or encouraged to save spaces, create more handicap spaces, or make special exceptions for those needing a spot. If a close spot is not available, you may need to drive around until one becomes available.

My priority here at Masonic is to ensure that kids are safe and are provided with a quality education. Issues in the parking lot are an unnecessary distraction and I trust that all of our families will help us by exercising patience and good judgement when they pick up and drop off.

Although our situation in the parking lot is not ideal, we make the best of what we have. If you have constructive suggestions that may improve how this part of our school operates please let me know. I would also welcome the involvement of any parent who would like to help work in our parking lot on one or more days, or anytime. If you are interested, please email me at the address below.

Thank you for your cooperation thus far in helping make our parking lot work smoothly and safely for all of our students and parents.

Just as a quick reminder:

1. Please always move up as far as possible in the drop-off lane (when cars stop too early it causes the traffic to back up and impedes the smooth flow of traffic in and out of the parking lot).

2. Please have your child ready to go and say your goodbyes prior to stopping your vehicle.

3. Please do not drop students off in the middle of the parking lot – it is dangerous for students to cross between cars.

4. Please ensure that, when dropping your child off, students quickly exit on the passenger side (car seats may need to be rearranged).

5. Please remember to only use the far west entrance of the parking lot if you plan to park. The second entrance is for drop-off only.

6. Please be patient with one another!

Remember the staff in our parking lot are parents too, they work hard to keep kids safe, and should be treated with respect. If everyone follows these procedures, the parking lot will run safely and smoothly.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation,
Mr. Lewis


You’re in Charge

I am a responsible person.
I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.


I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.


Work First, Then Play

I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.


Everyone Can Win

I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ emotional bank accounts. When conflict arise, I look for third alternatives.


Listen Before You Talk

I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.


Together is Better

I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different from me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming up with others, we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.


Balance Feels Best

I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others.

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