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					           WILLIAM MASON NEWSLETTER
                                           SEPTEMBER, 2010

                                       UPCOMING EVENTS
        Thurs. /Fri., September 9, 10      -        School Closed in Observance of Rosh
                                                    Hashanah
        Wednesday, September 15            -        Home & School Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
                                                    Library/Media Center
        Thursday, September 23             -        Back-To-School Night, 7:15 p.m.
        Friday, September 24               -        Early Dismissal, 12:50 pm
        Friday, October 1                  -        School Picture Day
                                                    Welcome Back B-B-Q
        Wednesday, October 6               -        Home & School Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
                                                    Library/Media Center
        Monday, October 11                 -        District Closed for Teacher In-Service
        Tuesday, October 19                -        Parent Visitation Day 9 -11 a.m.
        Friday, October 22                 -        DVD Day (Dad Volunteer Day)
        Friday, October 29                 -        Halloween Parade, 1:30 p.m.
        Mon. – Wed, Nov. 1 – 3             -        Parent/Teacher Conferences
                                                    Early Dismissal 12:50 p.m.
PRINCIPAL’S CORNER
I would like to welcome back all of our Mason Families, and a special greeting to those families who are
entering Mason for the first time. I know in just a short time you will get acquainted with our facilities and
programs and will be able to see first hand all of the marvelous activities that the children are experience on
a daily basis.

As we start the new academic year I would like to welcome aboard our new school nurse, Mrs. Jane
Donohue, who comes to us with several years of experience working at the elementary school level. During
our Back to School evening, please don’t hesitate to stop by her office with any medical concerns or
questions, or just to introduce yourself.

Our successful and effective Williamsburg Electronic Field trips for our fourth and fifth grade will begin its
tenth year at Mason. The schedule is as follows:

October 14, 2010          The Will of the People            February 10, 2011         Freedom Bound
November 18, 2010         The Bill of Rights                March 10, 2011            Women of the
December 16, 2010         Founders or Traitors?                                       Revolution
January 13, 2011          The Amazing Trade                 April 7, 2011             Making History Live
                          Shop Science Race

You can watch the live broadcasts at home on these dates, by turning to channel 8 at 10:00 a.m. (est.).

Our hot lunch program from the vendor Simply Gourmet will continue this year. Please refer to the memo in
the handler folder regarding the program and how to utilize the Internet site listed to order on line. A
reminder that whenever there is a half day of school, NO HOT LUNCHES will be served. Instead, students
will need to bring a brown bag lunch from home (the milk/beverage program will still be operating on these
days).

We are pleased to announce the continuation of the Study Island program for grades 2-5. This program is
designed specifically to help students master the content specified in the New Jersey Core Curriculum
Content Standards. Study Island’s focus on the Content Standards enables students to improve their
performance in all skill areas tested on the NJASK. This is a web-based program and therefore, students will
be able to utilize this program not only during school time, but at home, or anywhere there is an internet
connection. During our Back-To-School Night parents who have children in grades 2-5 will learn more about
Study Island and see first hand the program’s components.

I would like to acknowledge and express my thanks and appreciation to all of the parent volunteers who
came in over the summer to assemble the Handler Folders for our students. Their energy and time has and
always will be appreciated and valued.

A reminder, that whenever a delayed opening is called, there will be a two hour delay. This means that
school will be open to receiving students starting at 10:05 a.m. with youngsters being marked late after 10:20
a.m. Dismissal will be at the usual time of 2:55 pm.

A special thank you goes out to our Home & School organization for providing all classrooms once again
this year with boxes of tissues. In addition, the anticipated welcome breakfast that they will be providing for
                                   nd
all staff members on September 2 I know will be greatly appreciated.

In closing let me share that the faculty joins me in welcoming all of our new students (please see Back To
School Welcome page). The Mason Staff and I look forward to working with you throughout the year in
providing an outstanding educational environment.

                                                                                          Dr. Stephanie Adams
                                                                                                  Head Learner



                                  Back to School
                                              Welcome
KINDERGARTEN
Vivek, Barot             Ethan Brown               Aaron Caso                Matthew Colatrella
Nicolas Coppola          Nicholas DePalma          Domink Kloda              Cameron Potter
Dante Rivera             Jack Steckelman           Justin Vogt               Laura Adrignolo
Joleen Amer              Taylor Fortunato          Grace Kowalski            Lilianna Mahan
Grace Mastroangelo       Sydney Rosenkranz         Kendall Smolar            Rachel Usatine
Gianluca Bollo           Jackson Bassin            Roberto Bulleri           Samuel Chaung
Aiden Espositio          Benjamin Halpern          Max Iaci                  John Kobilarcik
Michael Shelly           Jason Vogt                Gabriella Doncoes         Antonia Gorga
Claire Grau              Payton Grevesen           Jenna Iervolino           Melanie Lehner
Lucia LoPresti           Sara LoPresti             Madison Merlino           Tori Monsen
Jocelyn Salles

GRADE 1                  GRADE 2                   GRADE 3                   GRADE 4
Jack Cassidy             Taylor Smith              Joshua Gordan             Trent Caudill

GRADE 5
Tianna Groelly   Rachel McHale Tim Pelleray
                Minutes of Home and School Meeting – June, 2010
Note: H&S minutes have not been approved and are subject to change. The final approved minutes will be
                                    posted on the H&S website.

                                          No June Minutes to Report!




                                        BOXTOPS REPORT September, 2010
Welcome back to another school year! We hope you had a wonderful and relaxing summer. It’s time to start
collecting boxtops in again! Our first contest will be ending in November. That gives everyone plenty of time to
send the boxtops in. There is a collection sheet in the Handler Folder. There will also be extra sheet in the “Boxtop
Mailbox” located in the main hallway.

September Report: Sign in to become a member of the Box Tops community and enter our grand prize and weekly
drawings, then play our shuffle game to see if you'll instantly win one of 450,000 Bonus Box Tops prizes! If you are
already a Box Tops member, you will need to re-enter your information and confirm (or change) the school you are
supporting. Sorry for any inconvenience. Y

Clip: Clip the Box Top from hundreds of participating products and send them to school. Each one is worth 10
cents when our school redeems them.
E-Labels for Education: Shop Rite is introducing E-Labels for Education from Campbells. Go to the
Shoprite.com, and register William Mason to receive your e-label points. You get 100 bonus points when you sign
up!

Shop online: Shop at your favorite online stores through the Box Tops Marketplace.
(boxtops4education/com/marketplace.) Up to 15% of your purchase total is automatically donated to our school, at
no additional cost to you. Plus, you’ll get exclusive Box Tops deals and discounts!

Read: Buy books online through the Reading Room, a partnership between Box tops and Barnes and Noble. Our
school receives up to 6% of qualifying purchases.

Sign up: It’s easy and free. Sign up to support William Mason at boxtops4education.com where you can:
                       See how much our school is earning with Box Tops.
                       Enter online promotions for chances to win Bonus Box Tops and other prizes.
                       Print money-saving coupons for your favorite Box Tops brands.
                       Make mealtime easier with family-pleasing recipes.
You can also sign up for Box Tops email newsletters that will keep you updated on the program, and for
Marketplace newsletters with Box tops members-only deals on discounts.
Thanks for all your support and help. We couldn’t do it without you!

Sincerely - Valerie Herwood & Rose Papera, Co-Committee Heads
                     Note: For More Collection Worksheets and projects, go to
                            www.boxtops4education.com/activitycenter
                                          Congratulations to

                                         LAURA D’ANDREA
                                           the winner of the
                                     Sixth Annual William Mason
                                   Alumni Scholarship
              The scholarship in the amount of $2500 was awarded at the
                           Senior Awards Banquet in June

If you are interested in being a volunteer for the next scholarship reading or taking over
the Scholarship committee (this is my last year at Wm. Mason), please contact Donna
Mason at (973)263-5805 or email msdonna305@aol.com

				
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