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October - Mustang Messenger ~ MASON ROAD SCHOOL
THE MUSTANG MESSENGER
A note from: The Principal; Mrs. Parmley
Happy fall! I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather together with friends and family. I am writing to let you know about items of concern and compassion.
The drop off line in the morning is becoming hazardous with folks needing to be more careful and mindful of the different dynamics occurring. We have cars lining up and releasing students, having them walk past other moving vehicles. Students are also being released from parking areas and walking where cars are traveling. In addition, cars are passing our vans while we are still unloading children. Please review the following safety measures we will now require of all parents in the drop off line:
1. Moving forward, the front vehicle will be asked to pull up to the first orange traffic cone. We will not allow more than 3 vehicles to unload at a time. Students must move quickly away from their vehicle and toward the grass or green back door, staying clear of all vehicles. Students will not be allowed to be released before or in other locations within the parking lot.
2. If a van’s top lights are on, you may not pass it for any reason.
3. No adult other than staff will be allowed to enter Mason Road School through the back door at any time for any reason. Every adult must enter through the main entrance. NO exceptions. This is a security measure.
Beginning next week, we will be collecting canned and dried goods for a family who has connections directly with Puerto Rico and will be able to send these items to where they are very much needed. We will have a box for any families wishing to donate for the remainder of October. We will also have a “Canned Goods Parade” at the front of our stage during our next Kid College. (Gr.1 on Thursday and Kindergarten on Friday) Let’s come together as a school community for the many folks in need in Puerto Rico.
C.O.M.P.A.S.S. (Celebrating Our Mustang Pride As “Kids of Character” Safe & Supportive)
If your child comes home talking about “Compass”, it means they were able to visit a wonderful room of discovery filled with sensory items, quiet activities such as puzzles or manipulatives and areas for active play such as a mini-tramp and BB hoop. This is a room we have created at MRS for when students need a break for any reason for approx. 5-6 min. to help deal with the demands of the day with free choice of a quiet or active activity and supervised by one of our talented IAs. The goal is to help students reset and return back to class more ready to learn. Some students have a built- in break throughout the day and others visit on an “as need basis”. It is open to any child at MRS and we have found it to be very effective and very much enjoyed by the many students who visit.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me and I thank you in advance for your support of our Mighty Mustangs. We are so proud of the strides our students are already making academically this year and of the kind, caring way they are treating one another. That’s “The Mustang Way”!
A note from: The School Psychologist; Mrs. Lauren Dunn Hello Mason Road School Community! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new school psychologist at Mason Road School. This year, I begin my second year as a school psychologist, my first year working in Massachusetts. I completed my year long internship and first year as a school psychologist at a middle school in Rhode Island. As much as I enjoyed working with adolescents, I could not pass up this opportunity to work with young children. In addition to my experience in school settings, I have spent the past ten summers working at a summer camp for children with emotional and behavioral disorders, spent time providing home based behavioral therapy, and worked as a research assistant at the collegiate level. I am thrilled to be a part of this community and wonderful staff at Mason Road School.
Character Trait for October:
Character Trait for October is “Integrity”- Doing the right thing, even when no one is looking. Being an honest person.
October 23 KINDERGARTEN LITERACY NIGHT AT 5:30 – 6:15 P.M.
October 25 Grade 1 Literacy Night at 5:30 – 6:15 P.M.
October 25 School Committee Meeting – CMS at 7:00 p.m.