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PTO MEETING

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on Thursday,

January 11, 2018 at 7PM

Parents,

A representative from FCSP will be in attendance to discuss and answer your questions regarding the principal selection process that will begin soon. Please be aware of the new FCPS Principal Selection Process which has changed since last spring. You can find the new selection process at https://www.fcps.edu/careers/career-opportunities/administrative/principal-selection-process. We encourage all parents to attend this important meeting.

PTO Meeting Agenda:

  1. Principal Selection
  2. Outdoor Learning Space
  3. Financial Overview
  4. Upcoming Events

*Child Care provided for school aged children

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.

PTO Meeting Thursday, October 27th 6:30pm

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The PTO Meeting is followed by presentations from the school counselors, school psychologist and social worker.

Agenda

  1. Approve the PTO Budget (Membership may vote)
    1. Click HERE for the proposed budget and please email all questions and inquiries to  Treasurer@masoncrestpto.org
  2. Review Upcoming Events
    1. Election Day Bake sale – Tuesday, 11/8
    2. Fun Run Fundraiser – Rock the House, 11/18
    3. Restaurant Night
  3. Announcements
    1. Spirit Wear Design Contest
    2. Odyssey of the Mind

*Child Care provided for school aged children

BOOK FAIR WEEK CONTINUES!

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Please visit the link below to help make this event a success! Really need help on Wednesday evening.

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

Wednesday 5/11 Evening Events
5:30pm – Ice cream Social – $1 (non dairy options available)
6:30pm – Kindergarten and 1st grade concert
7:00pm – Bedtime stories with the Principals

Raffles! – Visit the book fair any day to win a chance at these prizes! Tickets only $1
– Principal for a day
– Annandale Swim and Tennis Membership
– Class Ice Cream Party
– Class Pizza Party
– Stained Glass Dragon

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Orders are due June 1st! See Tuesday folders for more infomation!

PTO BOARD ELECTIONS

It is time to elect our PTO board of officers for the 2016-2017 school year!

Please plan to attend the PTO meeting on June 9th at 6:30pm to meet the nominees and cast your vote.

The board nominees are…
President: Christy Fase
Treasurer: Sandra Miracle
Secretary: Monica Buckhorn
Ways & Means: Michaela Nuckels
Communications: Johanna Murphy/Dani Cao
Volunteer Coordinator/Membership: Patrick Krason

Non-elected Positions (and where we need your help – can be held by two people working together)
Folder copying: WE NEED YOU!
Kindergarten summer play dates: WE NEED YOU!
Green committee: WE NEED YOU!
Restaurant nights: WE NEED YOU!
After school programs: Allison Gilbert (could use one more person)
Spiritwear: Mary Johnson
Hospitality: Becky Adye
Yearbook: Daniela Raik
DJ/MC: Christian Nuckels
Rewards program: Thurraya and Absolon Kent
Election day bake sale: Chrystal Krason
For more information, contact the nominating committee:
Daniela Raik (danielaraik@gmail.com)
Lisa Wolfe (lisa.wolfe1@gmail.com)

For more information, contact the nominating committee:
Daniela Raik (danielaraik@gmail.com)
Lisa Wolfe (lisa.wolfe1@gmail.com)

PROPOSED CHANGES TO BY-LAWS
Please review the attached red line by-laws changes. They will be discussed/approved during our next PTO meeting on June 9th at 6:30pm.

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/d31fb28462503bc582b684473/files/MASON_CREST_BYLAWS_PTO_redline_amendments_with_explanation_to_membership_May_2016.docx

The Mason Crest Elementary PTO Election will be held June 11 during the June PTO Meeting

Eight candidates will be on the June 11 ballot for the six seats on the Mason Crest PTO Executive Board. The election will take place during the Mason Crest PTO meeting on June 11 at 6:30 pm in the Mason Crest Library. Paid members of the PTO who cannot attend in person may assign another paid member to vote in proxy by completing the Special Meeting Proxy Form available at masoncrestpto.org.

The nominees for the position of PTO President are Tim Sample and Monica Buckhorn. The President manages the overall objectives and strategies of the PTO, acts as a liaison between the parents and the Mason Crest staff, and organizes the PTO meetings and events.

Johanna Murphy and Cara Annexstad are the nominees for the VP of Communications. The Vice-President of Communications coordinates the electronic and print communications of the organization including weekly announcements and regular newsletters, arranges language translations and interpreters for official events sponsored by the organization.

The nominees for the Vice-President of Finance (Sandra Miracle), the Vice-President of Administration (Elizabeth Bille), the Vice-President of Ways and Means (Christy Fase) and the Vice-President of Community Outreach (Patrick Krason) are all running unopposed. The Mason Crest PTO Vice-President of Finance maintains custody of all organizational funds, keeps a full and accurate account of receipts and expenditures, and makes disbursements. The Vice-President of Administration records the minutes of all meetings, ensures all meetings follow procedures and rules or order and maintains membership and an accurate historical record of the association. The Vice-President of Ways and Means identifies and organizes the organization’s fundraising opportunities (and events that benefit the PTO mission as well as its primary financial needs), and is responsible for the recruitment of committee members for fundraising events. The Vice-President of Community Outreach coordinates the recruitment of volunteers for PTO needs, establishes family-outreach programs, maintains a volunteer database, and creates a PTO presence at all school events.

For questions regarding the election, contact the current Mason Crest PTO president, Rock Rockenbach at rock.rockenbach@masoncrestpto.org or our Nominating Committee members, Crystal Krason at crystal.krason@masoncrestpto.org and Daniela Raik by email at daniela.raik@masoncrestpto.org.

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Nominations open for the 2015-16 Mason Crest PTO Executive Board

Nominations are now open for the Mason Crest PTO Executive Board for the 2015-16 school year. This is an excellent opportunity to show your Mason Crest Tiger pride and connect with other families. Any PTO member in good standing can be nominated for the position of President, Vice-President of Finance, Vice-President of Administration, Vice-President of Ways & Means, Vice-President of Communications and Vice-President of Community Outreach. The election for all board positions will be voted on at our final PTO meeting of the year in June.

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone for a position or if you have any questions about the process, please contact both of our Nominating Committee members, Crystal Krason (crystal.krason@masoncrestpto.org) and Daniela Raik (daniela.raik@masoncrestpto.org), before the May PTO meeting on May 28 at the Parliaments Apartments to be added to the the official election ballot.

The President of the Mason Crest PTO manages the overall objectives and strategies of the PTO, acts as a liaison between the parents and the Mason Crest staff and organizes PTO meetings and events. The Vice-President of Finance maintains custody of all of the organization’s funds, keeps a full and accurate account of receipts and expenditures and makes disbursements. The Vice-President of Administration records the minutes of all meetings, ensures all meetings follow procedures and the rules of order and maintains the membership and historical records. The Vice-President of Ways & Means identifies and organizes the fundraising opportunities and events that will benefit the PTO mission and its primary financial needs and recruits committee members for fundraising events. The Vice-President of Communications coordinates the electronic and print communications of the organization including weekly announcements and regular newsletters, and arranges language translations and interpreters for the organizations events. The Vice-President of Community Outreach coordinates the recruitment of volunteers for the PTO, establishes family outreach, maintains a volunteer database and creates a PTO presence at all school events. 

Other PTO committee and coordinator positions that do not require an election include:

Please note that the above positions can be held by two people working together. If you are interested in filling one of these positions or you know someone who you think would be great in one of these positions, please share that name with the Nomination Committee and they will contact the person to see if they are interested in serving.

Reminder: Join us on Dec. 11 for Math and LIteracy Night

math_literacyANNANDALE, Va — Mason Crest Elementary will be hosting Math and Literacy Night on Thursday. Dec. 11. The event will begin with a free family dinner in the school’s cafeteria beginning at 5:30 pm. Afterwards, the Mason Crest staff will conduct math and literacy activities in the classrooms. Each student who attends the Math and Literacy Night will receive a free book.

The students are setting goals in math and literacy at school and parents and families are encouraged to work with the student to set a goal at home as well. For each goal the student achieves, they are asked to fill out a goal sheet provided by the school and each sheet they turn in will be entered into a drawing for a change to become Principal for the Day. If the entire school turns in 500 goal sheets, all of Mason Crest will have Friday Sunday on Dec. 12.

Math and Literacy Night Schedule
5:30 – 5:50 pm — FREE family pizza dinner (Cafeteria)
5:50 – 6:10 pm — PTO Update (Cafeteria)
6:10 – 7:30 pm — Math and Literacy activities (Classrooms)

Mason Crest PTO set to hold the first meeting of the 2014-15 academic year

ANNANDALE, Va. — The Mason Crest PTO will hold its first general membership meeting on Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Mason Crest Elementary Cafeteria.

Following the meeting, members of the Mason Crest PTO will be on hand during the Mason Crest Elementary Back to School Night on Sept. 18. The Back to School Night will begin at 6:30 p.m. Members of the PTO will be present to answer questions, sign up volunteers and assist parents as they prepare for the new school year.