New Families

 

We are so happy to have our new families joining the Mason Prep family! Though it won’t take long for you to feel right at home at Mason Prep, we thought the following information and dates might be helpful. And remember – you can always contact the office with any questions you may have (scroll down for contact information).

You may be thinking, "What should I be doing now?" Don't worry! You will be alerted to everything you need to do between now and the beginning of school by email or mail. Over the summer, you can:
- Fill out your summer packet forms and information (see below).
- Purchase PE uniforms (see below). 
- Register for orgsonline.com, our lunch ordering system (see below).


Information & Forms
You have received an information packet via mail. Please fill out these forms and return them with your student on the first day of school. If you need extra copies of any of the forms, they can be found on the parent resources page.

Summer Work
Summer was mailed home the first part of June. The work is also available online here.

Uniforms
Mason Prep students are not required to wear an everyday school uniform. Your child will wear a PE uniform twice a week for PE class. Students are also required to wear a collared Mason Prep shirt for field trips. 

PE Uniforms
Girls - On the bottom, girls typically choose to wear one of the skorts or athletic shorts. On the top, the younger girls seem to like the “Peter Pan” collared polo. The older girls seem to like the athletic performance t-shirt. 
Boys - On the bottom, there are different styles and fits of athletic shorts. On the top the boys seem to like the athletic active poly polo or the athletic performance t-shirt.

You can find information about uniform ordering here.

Also, the PTO hosts used uniform sales during the year. Information about these sales will be given to you closer to the start of the year.

Lunch
You may opt to have your student bring a lunch or to order from outside vendors through our lunch program organized by our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Ordering is done through orgsonline.com, and you can choose which days your student will receive lunch. Each month, you will receive an email from the school reminding you to sign up for lunches for the following month. It’s a good idea to sign up with orgsonline now so you will be ready when you receive your email reminding you to order near the end of August. More information about lunches may be found here.

Additionally, milk may be ordered for your student to have with lunch (information and the order form will be available over the summer).

Extended Care and Afterschool Programs
Extended care is available nearly every day of the school year from 3:05 – 5:45pm. Extended care is available on an as-needed basis; no commitment or reservations are needed. Parents will be billed monthly.

Information about other afterschool programs will be sent home near the beginning of each semester. For an idea of the offerings, view the current list of afterschool programs here.

Team Sports
Information about team sports will be sent home or emailed at the appropriate point during the year. If your child is participating in a team sport, you will need to complete three forms which can be found on the parent resource page.

Dates to Remember (2017-18 school year)
August 14, 5:30 – 7:00pm: Drop-in Reception for parents of families new to Mason Prep (parents only, please)
August 17, 9:00 – 10:00am: new student orientation (grades 2-8)
August 17, 7:00 – 9:00pm: first grade parent meetings, in first grade classrooms
August 17, 
7:00 – 8:30pm: 5th grade and NEW 6th grade parent meeting, in lunchroom
August 18, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm: Kindergarten student/parent drop-in
August 22, 8:00am – 12:00pm: first day of school; Kindergarten drop-off is 8:15 – 8:30
August 22, after drop-off: PTO-Sponsored Sip & Sob (parents of kindergarteners and first graders); location TBA
September 7, 7:00 – 8:30pm: PTO Meeting / Open House (“Meet-the-Teacher Night”)

Contacts
Main Office: 723.0664; mainoffice@masonprep.org
Millie Copeland, Executive Administrative Assistant to Head of School: copelandm@masonprep.org
Kim Hendriks, Administrative Assistant: hendriksk@masonprep.org
Kathleen Duffy, RN, School Nurse/Front Desk Receptionist: duffyk@masonprep.org

Business Office (tuition, extended day billing, etc.)
Stephanie Pierce, Director of Finance: 805.6340, pierces@masonprep.org

Extended Day (after 4:00pm): 723.8566

 

Mason Preparatory School
56 Halsey Blvd Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-0664 (843) 723-1104