Mr. David W. Jones
Greetings Mason Community,
Welcome back! I certainly hope each of you had a wonderful time with family and friends. I hope that you were able to build lasting memories and celebrate the customs and traditions that make this such a wonderful time of year.
As we begin the second semester of school at Mason, I ask for your continued support. I ask that you work to make “The Mason Way” a part of your daily discussions at home. The Mason Way is what gives us all a purpose or mission for being in school. That purpose is, “To learn (or teach) as much as we possibly can.” We achieve that mission in a way that shows that we are respectful to those around us, we are responsible for our own actions, and we are always ready to learn. Please read this paragraph again and reflect on how you might include these components in your daily conversations with your Lion. A strong home and school connection creates the necessary support for student success. This is the why and the how for each of us every day.
We have welcomed several new families into our school this week. We are so excited that you have joined the Mason community and look forward to building a strong connection with you. We have a wonderful PTA who is eager to have you become part of the team. Please become a member by accessing the link following through the Memberhub platform. Some have said, “I worry about the time commitment.” At Mason, we are excited for parents to volunteer but recognize that everyone has different availability. If you have time, we have a space for you. If not, your membership in PTA alone means the world to us. Here is the link, https://masones.memberhub.com/store.
We have a big event on January 17th. From 5:00 to 7:00, we will host the community at our annual Science Fair. We have not been able to hold this event in person for a few years, but it is back and bigger than ever. Please mark your calendar and see the link for more information. Science Fair Information
We have welcomed some new staff members over the break. I know that you will make them feel welcome in their new roles. Here is a list with their positions.
Carrie Nicholson – PE Teacher replacing Coach Shirley who has retired
Sharon Yang – Second Grade Support Teacher
Michele Holmes – Special Education Paraprofessional
Nancy Minor – Full Time Custodian
Adriana Araujo Mercado – Part Time Custodian
Dawn Davis – Part Time Assistant Principal
As always, below you will find our Blueprint for the Future for Gwinnett County Public Schools and access to our school’s Local School Plan for Improvement. Please take time to review each when you have the opportunity.
Here are the links,
Yours in service,
David W. Jones