Mason Crest Field Day 2018
Our second annual Field Day is on Tuesday, June 12th. The theme this year is Star Wars. Here’s a reminder to appropriate attire for the day:
- T-shirts (preferably one with the Star Wars theme)
- Sunscreen (please have this applied prior to going to school)
- It is highly recommended to have your child bring a water bottle with their name on it, a change of clothes (as there will water activities), a plastic bag to carry the wet clothes home and a towel
- Please, please, please no flip-flops, swimsuits or onesies
This just in, a message from the the Assistant Superintendent of Region 2, Fabio Zuluaga, Ed.D. regarding our Mason Crest Elementary School principle position.
Good Afternoon Mason Crest Community:
I am pleased to announce that Ms. Sherry Shin has been named the new principal of Mason Crest Elementary School. Her official start date will be July 2, 2018.
Ms. Shin is currently the assistant principal at Mason Crest Elementary School where she has been a leader since 2015. Prior to Mason Crest, she worked as an Elementary ESOL Mathematics Instructional Support Teacher in the Office of Language Acquisition and Title I. She has also served FCPS as a math resource teacher at Mount Eagle Elementary School, and as a classroom teacher at Bush Hill Elementary School.
Ms. Shin brings a wealth of experience in the implementation and evaluation of a Professional Learning Community as a framework to ensure all students reach their full potential. The Mason Crest Collaboration in the Core clearly has delineated the PLC work at Mason Crest; this is evidenced by Ms. Shin’s desire to develop capacity for distributive leadership by providing staff members with leadership opportunities. As a result of this strategic and systemic PLC work, Mason Crest was awarded the 2016 Rick DuFour National PLC Award while Ms. Shin was the assistant principal. As collaboration is a key component to Ms. Shin’s leadership style, she understands that it is important to create a positive culture of collaboration, trust, and learning which will then ultimately lead to higher rates of engagement for students, staff, and the community.
Additionally Ms. Shin has extensive experience working with students of diverse backgrounds and English language learners. Ms. Shin has also been involved in the Cultural Proficiency Team for Fairfax County Public Schools, researching and training teams, administrators, content specialists, and other FCPS departmental staff in an effort to deepen the understanding and use of culturally responsive teaching practices.
Ms. Shin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master of Teaching degree, and a Master of Education degree in mathematics from the University of Virginia. She received her leadership and administrative endorsement from the University of Virginia, as well.
Please join me in welcoming Ms. Shin as the new principal of Mason Crest Elementary School!
Fabio Zuluaga, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent, Region 2
Attention Parent or Guardian of a Current Fifth Grade Student:
Virginia Law requires that all students entering sixth grade receive a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine prior to the beginning of school. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) and is usually given around the age of 11, although it can be given as early as seven years of age.
In order for your child to begin 6th grade you will need to submit one of the following documents before the first day of school. It is recommended that all paperwork is submitted to the school office by June 8, 2018.
Acceptable documentation can be one of the following:
- A copy of your child’s immunization record showing the Tdap vaccine.
- A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Tdap vaccine was given.
- A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
- A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf
The Tdap booster is available from your child’s healthcare provider or The Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online at: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/hdclinicsite.htm, or by calling 703-246-2411. Please note that students receiving immunizations at the Health Department must be accompanied by an adult, and should bring their immunization records with them.
For questions regarding immunization documentation, please contact the school student information assistant (SIA) or registrar.
Sixth grade students will not be allowed to begin school in August 2018 without submitting proper documentation.
School Health Aide
Mason Crest Elementary School
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To all the parents who have donated to the school supply drive, we thank you so very much! If you are still looking for ways to help please visit our Volunteer Page for items still in need and other ways to help.
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