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Back to School/Meet the Teacher Night
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 • Posted August 22, 2012

Parents, guardians, and students are invited to attend the Back to School/Meet the Teacher Night scheduled for Wednesday, August 22nd from 5:30-7:00 PM in the cafeteria located on the Mason Elementary/JH campus. The event is specifically targeted at parents of children in grades Pre-K through 4th grade.

The contribution of parents and communication with parents are important factors in the education of MISD students. The district has a Parental Involvement Policy and each campus has a Teacher-Student-Parent Compact located in the Student Handbook that discusses the partnership between the school, parents, teachers and students.

There will be free hot dogs, chips, water and cookies in the cafeteria. Pre-packaged school supplies will be in the classrooms already. Teachers will have sign-ins in their classrooms for anyone interested in being Room Mothers or volunteers. Please be sure to ask about how your children will be getting home (bus, parent pickup, etc.) during this time.

The following services/organizations will be in the cafeteria during the event:

• Class lists will be posted on the cafeteria walls

• Junior High cheerleaders will be tour guides (using class lists)

• Secretaries will have: school calendar, phone list, school map, etc.

• Larry Smith will have bus information

• Puncher Club

• Band Boosters

• PTO will be selling Mason Elementary t-shirts

• Boy Scouts

• Girl Scouts

• Cafeteria/Lunch information with Mrs. Betty Simon

• Little cheerleaders registration

• Nurse with immunization information

• ACE registration

• PTO membership forms

• 4H (Kristy Powell)

• TOT (Emily Hicks)

• Fall Title I meeting in cafeteria (Janet Schmidt will speak at 5:30 p.m.)

• Anyone else is welcome (just contact the MISD administration office about booth availability)

During the Back to School event parents will have the opportunity to meet the teachers and learn about supplemental programs that ensure that all students have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments. Grants and federal funds such as Title I, Part A assist in providing special programs/projects/personnel such as a Parent Liaison, instructional aides, Reading Intervention Lab, Imagine Learning an academic based language and literacy program, The Leader in Me character education program and the ACE after-school program for K-12 students. The district looks forward to seeing each of you at the August 22nd Back to School/Meet the Teacher Night.

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