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Mr. Butler and Mrs. Kerr’s Farewell International Potluck Dinner

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Join us Thursday, June 8th at 5:30 p.m. for an International Potluck and to say goodbye to Mr. Butler and Mrs. Kerr, who are both leaving Mason Crest at the end of the school year. Past and present students and families are encouraged to join us.

Bring a dish to share. Sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090944a5ac29a13-farewell

***Prior to dinner will be a short PTO membership meeting to elect a new slate of officers for the 2017-2018 school year.

***A bus from the Parliament Apartments will be leaving at 5 p.m. to take families to Mason Crest.

Parents and Guardians are invited to complete the FCPS Survey on Full-day Monday Schedule for Elementary Schools

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — The School Board is discussing the possibility of lengthening the current shortened Monday schedule for elementary schools to a full instructional day and is asking parents to provide feedback before the School Board is scheduled to vote on the issue at its June 26 meeting. Parents and teachers are invited to complete a survey (available online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/fulldayMondayparents) on this proposed change by Monday, June 23 at 5 p.m. More details are available at www.fcps.edu/news/fulldaymonday.shtml .

At its May 28 and June 16 work sessions, the Board heard the results of a working group composed of 23 members, including principals and central office staff, whose charge was to review the current practices for scheduling students at the elementary, middle and high school levels, and then, make recommendations to Superintendent Karen Garza that will improve effectiveness and efficiency. Several recommendations to lengthen Mondays were shared with the School Board, including providing 20 minutes of recess each day within the regular elementary schedule and providing additional resources and policy flexibility at the elementary level to increase teacher-directed planning time. In addition, the School Board heard from the working group reasons to switch from the 180-day calendar to the 990-hour option for meeting state accreditation requirements. This change would eliminate the need to add snow makeup days to the end of the school year.

Fairfax County Schools will be closed on Mar. 18

All Fairfax County public schools, including Mason Crest Elementary, will be closed on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Offices also be closed.

The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled:

· extracurricular activities
· interscholastic contests
· team practices
· field trips
· middle school after-school programs
· professional learning and training courses
· all adult and community education classes
· recreation programs and community use by outside groups not affiliated with FCPS

School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are closed.

Source: Fairfax County Public Schools Emergency Announcement (www.fcps.edu).

Fairfax County Schools will be closed on Mar. 4

All Fairfax County public schools, including Mason Crest Elementary, will be closed on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Offices also be closed.

The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled:

· extracurricular activities
· interscholastic contests
· team practices
· field trips
· middle school after-school programs
· professional learning and training courses
· all adult and community education classes
· recreation programs and community use by outside groups not affiliated with FCPS

School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are closed.

Source: Fairfax County Public Schools Emergency Announcement (www.fcps.edu).

Fairfax County Schools will be closed on Mar. 3

All Fairfax County public schools, including Mason Crest Elementary, will be closed on Monday, March 3, 2014. Offices also be closed.

The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled:

· extracurricular activities
· interscholastic contests
· team practices
· field trips
· middle school after-school programs
· professional learning and training courses
· all adult and community education classes
· recreation programs and community use by outside groups not affiliated with FCPS

School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are closed.

Source: Fairfax County Public Schools Emergency Announcement (www.fcps.edu).

Fairfax County Schools will be closed on Feb. 14

All Fairfax County public schools, including Mason Crest Elementary, will be closed on Friday, February 14, 2014. Offices also be closed.

The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled:

· extracurricular activities
· interscholastic contests
· team practices
· field trips
· middle school after-school programs
· professional learning and training courses
· all adult and community education classes
· recreation programs and community use by outside groups not affiliated with FCPS

School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are closed.

Source: Fairfax County Public Schools Emergency Announcement (www.fcps.edu).

Fairfax County Schools will be closed on Feb. 13

All Fairfax County public schools, including Mason Crest Elementary, will be closed on Thursday, February 13, 2014. Offices also be closed.

The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled:

· extracurricular activities
· interscholastic contests
· team practices
· field trips
· middle school after-school programs
· professional learning and training courses
· all adult and community education classes
· recreation programs and community use by outside groups not affiliated with FCPS

School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are closed.

Source: Fairfax County Public Schools Emergency Announcement (www.fcps.edu).

Fairfax County Schools will be closed on Jan. 23

All Fairfax County public schools, including Mason Crest Elementary, will be closed on Wednesday, January 23, 2014. Offices will be open with an unscheduled leave policy in effect.

The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled:

· extracurricular activities
· interscholastic contests
· team practices
· field trips
· middle school after-school programs
· professional learning and training courses
· all adult and community education classes
· recreation programs and community use by outside groups not affiliated with FCPS

School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are closed.

Source: Fairfax County Public Schools Emergency Announcement (www.fcps.edu).

Fairfax County Schools will be closed on Jan. 22

All Fairfax County public schools, including Mason Crest Elementary, will be closed on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Offices will be open with an unscheduled leave policy in effect.

The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled:

· extracurricular activities
· interscholastic contests
· team practices
· field trips
· middle school after-school programs
· professional learning and training courses
· all adult and community education classes
· recreation programs and community use by outside groups not affiliated with FCPS

School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are closed.

Source: Fairfax County Public Schools Emergency Announcement (www.fcps.edu).