Newsletter | September 2022
Hello MASSA Families,

I am pleased to announce that we have welcomed a total of ten new staff members. Please help me welcome our new MASSA staff: Ms. Grichelle (1st grade), Lady Mai (2nd grade), Ms. Karen (2nd grade), Ms. Megan (3rd grade), Ms. Mary Ann (4th grade), Mr. Lorenzo (MS ELA), Ms. Brittney (SPED), Ms. Karla (Para-educator), Mr. Andrew (Para-educator), Ms. Karen (ELA Interventionist) and Mr. Ezequel (Maintenance crew).  As you can imagine, we have been busy onboarding all these wonderful staff members. Thank you for your patience as we assist our new staff to acclimate to our beautiful community. 
Looking ahead, we have our parent-teacher conferences next month from October 4th through October 7th. During the conferences, all K-8th grade scholars will be released at 1:10pm. These conferences will be scheduled for specific time slots, so please make sure that you arrive on time. In order to help your child’s development, it is imperative that you work in partnership with your child’s teacher(s). Take time before the scheduled conference to write down all the questions you would like to address with the teacher(s). Ask your child what questions they may have that could be addressed during the conference. 
Important Note: There will not be any extended care, clubs, and/or sports practices during conferences. Please plan accordingly; all K-8th grade scholars must be picked up by 1:10 pm. 
This is a friendly reminder that during dismissal, please be mindful of our neighbors by not blocking their driveways. We are working very hard to make sure your child gets home safely, so we ask that you abide by all traffic laws when dropping off and picking up your child. 
I thank you for your continuous support. Stay well and remember to be kind.

Ms. Norma Derby 
Breakfast & Lunch

This is mostly for our new families, but as a reminder, Breakfast and Lunch are no longer free for all K-12 students in the state of Arizona. The federal funding to support COVID relief has ended going into this school year. MASSA is offering healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.70; lunch costs $3.33. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced-price meals. The reduced price is $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch. Breakfasts are available in the cafeteria from 7:30 am - 7:45 am. If your student is participating in extended care, snacks are provided at no cost.

Be Kind Movement

Words of affirmation are words that communicate your love, appreciation, and respect for another person. They are positive words and phrases used to uplift, someone.

Mr. Joe collected the words of affirmation we want to to hear the most spoken to us. Our challenge is to use those kind words with as many peers as we can.
2022 - 2023 CALENDAR

  • September 16: $2 Dress Down Friday

  • September 23rd: Cafecito with the Principal (8:15 am)

  • September 23rd: Q1 report cards due

  • September 26th-30th: Interim #1 benchmark for 3rd – 8th Math/Reading/Writing.

  • September 30th: $2 Dress Down Friday

  • October 4th-7th: Parent Teacher Conferences

  • October 17th-21st: Fall Break/ No School 
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