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 might be helpful. And remember – you can always contact the office with any questions you may have (scroll down for contact information). 

For our incoming families for the 2019-20 school year, we will contact you via email with important information and dates (and will also post those here as they are available). 

Upcoming Events
- Kindergarten Student & Parent Drop-In | Friday, August 16 from 11-1:30 
Teachers will be in their classrooms to welcome your student, show them around their new "home," and answer any questions you may have. Please bring your child's school supplies as it is very helpful when they don't have to carry all their supplies in on the first day.

- First Grade Parent Meeting | Thursday, August 15 from 7-9 pm
All first grade parents will meet in the first grade classroom. The teachers will be sharing information about the school year and answering any questions you may have. Please bring your child's school supplies as it is very helpful when they don't have to carry all their supplies in on the first day.

- New 6th Grade Parent Meeting | Thursday, August 15 from 7-8:30 pm
This meeting is for all 5th grade parents and 6th grade grade parents who are new to our school. We will be discussing expectations for our 5th and 6th graders. Moving to the 5th and 6th grade hallway is an exciting time for these students!

- New Student Orientation | Friday. August 16 from 9:00-10:00 am
Student ambassadors will be on hand to welcome our new knights, playing get-to-know-you games, touring the school, and learning all about Mason Prep. This is a fun event that helps our new students feel comfortable and prepared for their first day!

School Supplies
There are 2 options for purchasing school supplies.
1. Our PTO provides pre-packaged boxes of supplies that you can order through July 31. Visit the Parent Resources page and look under "Forms & Order Forms" for more information.
2. You may also purchase your own supplies. The list of supplies can be found here as well as on the parent resources page.

Information & Forms
You will receive an email soon with "start of school" forms. Other information and forms may be found on the parent resources page

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 ordering uniforms on the Parent Resources page under PTO Information.

Also, the PTO hosts used uniform sales during the year. Information about these sales will be given to you as they are held.

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. More information may be found on the Parent Resources page under PTO Information.

Additionally, milk may be ordered for your student to have with lunch. More information may be found on the Parent Resources page.

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 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.

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