Category Archives: PTO Projects

We Love Our Volunteers!!!!!

We would like to give a big “Thank You” for all the help we got from parents with sorting supplies this past Friday.  But once again, we need YOUR help with the final phase of supply delivery to our awesome teachers.

Please join us at MCES Monday night 8/29 at 5:30pm as we haul the boxes of supplies right to each classroom’s front doors!  We have dollies, just need the man power.  The more people that show up, the faster we’ll be able to get this done. So please join us!

Staff Appreciation Week at Mason Crest — May 4 – 8

Staff_AppreciationOur theme this year: “Our Staff is the BEST in the World!”

ANNANDALE, Va. — National Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday, May 5. Please help us celebrate the incredible staff and teachers of Mason Crest Elementary School during the week of May 4-8 as we take our wonderful staff on a little trip around the world to thank them for their hard work. Please help us show our appreciation by getting involved. How? Be sure to check for details in next week’s Tuesday folder, but here’s a preview on the schedule and daily suggested activities for students to participate in so you can plan ahead:

Monday, May 4:  Heading to France! Children are asked to dress in stripes on top and black on bottom, or any combo to get in the spirit!
Donations/Volunteers needed:  We will serve coffee and breakfast for the staff in the teacher’s “cafe” lounge. We will need volunteers to donate breakfast items like muffins, pastries, croissants, and fruit. Visit our signup page to volunteer items.

Tuesday, May 5: Headed to Mexico!  This is National Teacher Appreciation Day. Children are asked to dress in BRIGHT cheerful colors and denim. Extra credit: Wear sunglasses to school to celebrate that their “Futures are SO Bright, They Gotta Wear Shades”.

Wednesday, May 6: Headed to Italy! This is National School Nurse Appreciation Day. Children are asked to wear their red Mason Crest Elementary spirit wear to show how much they “heart” our staff. The children can also write and bring in “That’s Amore” notes to their teachers and staff to thank them for their hard work.
Donations/Volunteers needed:  We will serve the staff lunch on Wednesday. Donations of pasta and lunch items are needed. Visit our signup page to volunteer to donate items.

Thursday, May 7: Headed to Asia! Children are asked to wear their teacher’s favorite color (that info will be included in next Tuesday’s folder).
Donations/Volunteers needed:  A variety of $5 – $10 gift cards are needed for random prize drawings. Visit our signup page to donate gift cards.

Friday, May 8: Headed to a tropical island! Children are asked to wear Hawaiian-styled shirts, sundresses or other tropical attire to celebrate how our staff makes Mason Crest such a fun place to visit.
Donations/Volunteers needed:  We are asking for fruit donations for fruit baskets.  Visit our signup page to volunteer items.

Thank you in advance for your participation and efforts. All donations can be dropped off in the Mason Crest Elementary School front office or sent in an envelope with “PTO/Staff Appreciation” on the front.  If you have questions about the Mason Crest PTO Staff Appreciation Week, please contact Sandra Miracle at

Mason Crest Elementary Fun Run Logo

Volunteers are needed for the 2014 Mason Crest Elementary Fun Run

ANNANDALE, Va. — On Nov. 14, the Mason Crest Elementary Parent / Teacher Organization  and the Mason Crest Elementary School faculty and staff will host a fun run for the students of Mason Crest Elementary. The theme of the fun run is “Many Countries, One Community,” and each Mason Crest Elementary School class has selected a country to “run across” as part of emphasizing the diverse backgrounds and heritage that Mason Crest Elementary brings together.

This event will serve as the Mason Crest PTO’s  major fundraiser for the year. In order to make it a success, the PTO is asking for volunteers to help us with various tasks before and during the event.  If you can and are willing to help, please visit our volunteer signup page at For additional information about the fun run contact Kim Grutzik at or Tim Sample at

The 2014-15 Box Tops For Education Program is underway

ANNANDALE, Va. — Did you know that Mason Crest Elementary School can earn 10 cents for every box top under the Box Tops For Education program? If every Mason Crest student sent in just 50 box tops this school year, Mason Crest would earn more than $2,800.

Box Tops for Education
Be sure to clip the official Box Tops for Education from your favorite products to help support Mason Crest Elementary.

Simply clip the special pink Box Tops For Education from your favorite products and turn them in to your child’s teacher on the collection sheet provided in the Tuesday folder or in plastic baggies.

Let’s work together to make those box tops add up.

Volunteer today for the Mason Crest Green Committee

The Mason Crest PTO Green Committee is ready to kick off the new year with a project that will expand Mason Crest Gardening efforts.

New members are welcome to join the committee now and provide assistance as we define the next project, estimate the costs, raise the needed funds, and implement the plan. Many hands make work light, so your time or talent (or both) are needed. Please consider becoming a member of the PTO Green Committee.

For additional information on the Mason Crest PTO Green Committee please email Adriana Niño at

Saturday is Mason Crest Garden Day

ANNANDALE, Va. — Mason Crest Elementary School has been the happy recipient of a Fairfax County Public School’s grant for the completion of our planter project. We were, therefore, able to purchase the second set of planters for our school!

Join us on Saturday June 21, from 9 am to 12 noon to assemble seven additional planters on our front yard. The rain date is Sunday June 22, from 9 am to 12 noon.

Everyone welcome. Adults and children alike.

Mason Crest PTO completes Phase 1 of Garden Project

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ANNANDALE, Va. — On March 15, Mason Crest families gathered at the school to install six new garden beds, which are part of a larger plan to bring gardening to the school.

The garden will support the science curriculum of all grades, while bringing staff, teachers, parents and students together to care for it.

2014-03-15 08.52.10For additional information on the garden project, contact Adriana Nino at

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