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Calendar Year End Campaign

posted Dec 10, 2017, 5:57 PM by Mike Hoffberg   [ updated Dec 15, 2017, 5:24 PM ]

Calendar Year End Campaign

Coffee & Catch-up with Principal Brown

posted Nov 5, 2017, 1:30 PM by Mike Hoffberg   [ updated Mar 22, 2018, 3:21 PM ]

Wednesday November 15th, 8:30 AM in the Faculty Lounge (4th Floor)

Masterman Family Dinner - Thursday, December 7th, 2017

posted Oct 22, 2017, 6:15 PM by Mike Hoffberg   [ updated Mar 22, 2018, 3:22 PM ]

There are a variety of ways to keep up to date with Masterman information

posted Oct 20, 2017, 9:43 AM by Mike Hoffberg   [ updated Dec 10, 2017, 6:02 PM ]

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Parent Representatives Needed for School Advisory Council (SAC):

posted Sep 18, 2017, 3:02 PM by Mike Hoffberg

The Masterman SAC is seeking 4 Parent Representatives and 1 Community Representative to serve for the 2 year period October 2017-September 2019.


The SAC is a peer-elected collaborative team composed of Masterman parents, principal, teachers/staff, students and community members. Masterman’s SAC champion the work for improved student achievement, effective teaching, parent and community engagement in the educational process, and communication and support between home and school. Masterman’s SAC has input into important decisions about how our school operates.  SAC members vote on budget and staff decisions and help ensure compliance with School District Policies.


In the past, the SAC conducted the search for a new principal. This year, the SAC members hope to continue addressing issues of diversity, school policies, and projects that impact our students and school.


The 2017-2018 SAC meetings are:

2017: September 19, November 21, December 19

2018: January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19.


The deadline to submit your application for a SAC Representative is

Monday, September 25, 2017.


Candidates should submit the following information to

Karen Simmons @ (267-549-8021)

(Name, Address, Cellphone Number, E-mail, Student’s Name and

Grade, and a Short Bio, explaining why you want to serve on the SAC )

Additional information regarding SACs can be found at the following link:


Note: If we have more applicants than the number of available positions,

your BIO will be included on the Election Ballots.


SAC Election Timeline

9/11-9/25 SAC Application Period Open

9/28-10/6 Ballots Distributed & Voting Period

10/9-10/13 Candidates Notified

10/17 SAC Meeting

For questions and additional information, please contact:

Karen Simmons @ or

Maria Yuen @

Strategic Planning Meeting on September 11th

posted Aug 24, 2017, 5:04 AM by Mike Hoffberg   [ updated Sep 2, 2017, 7:48 AM ]

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year.  

The Masterman Home and School Association is looking forward to a successful year and it is at this time that we look toward developing our goals for the year ahead.  We are proud to have so many interested and connected families at Masterman and we are pleased to invite all families to participate in our first Strategic Planning Meeting on September 11th.  

The purpose of the HSA is to promote cooperation between home, school and community; provide a voice for parents to become involved; coordinate efforts for the growth, education and development of children and raise funds to further those goals.  In order to effectively support our purpose and visions for this school year we encourage you to join us at the Strategic Planning Meeting. 

At this meeting we will determine key areas which will help to comprise the financial budget for the upcoming school year.  All present will be invited to participate in the process.  We value and welcome your ideas.  Refreshments will be provided.  Unfortunately, childcare is not available at this event. If you would like to share any thoughts or ideas in advance of the Strategic Planning Meeting please email Judy Mester, HSA President, at

You can find the HSA calendar on our website at  We hope you will attend as many open meetings as possible this year.  It is a great way to be connected and informed about the many efforts our HSA contributes to the Masterman community.

We look forward to seeing you on September 11th , 6 – 8 pm, 4th floor cafeteria, and throughout the school year!


posted Jun 9, 2017, 4:43 PM by Mike Hoffberg   [ updated Jun 9, 2017, 4:45 PM ]


We are once again kicking off our annual Legacy Fund drive as we approach the end of the year. The Legacy Fund, which is a Principal discretionary fund used for targeted needs of the school, allows us to maintain many of our academic programs by providing much needed resources that supplement our school’s operating budget. At the beginning of June, you received a letter and donation form in the mail, but you can also find it here.  We hope to designate some of the funds to air conditioners. As you know, quality learning cannot take place in a space that heats up to 90 degrees in the spring. We were able to raise $3000 at the Auction towards this goal, and recently, an anonymous donor generously committed to a challenge gift of $5,000 towards our air conditioning goal, but only if we can match the $5,000 by June 28th.  Providing air conditioners for most of the classrooms will cost $20,000, which includes units and installation. We need your help! Please use the donor form to make a contribution to this year’s Legacy Fund Drive or use the Paypal link below to make a credit card donation. If you would like your donation to be go toward the challenge gift, please note that in the box for special instructions. Thank you for your help and support!

Masterman Home and School 2017 Elections:

posted May 31, 2017, 3:54 PM by Mike Hoffberg   [ updated Oct 31, 2017, 2:01 AM ]

The Masterman Home and School Association Board conducted elections in June.  A thank you to all who voted.  The current board is listed on this page.

6th Annual Laps for Education

posted May 9, 2017, 7:07 PM by Mike Hoffberg   [ updated May 9, 2017, 7:09 PM ]

Members of the Masterman community, including students, teachers, parents and alumni can run or walk laps (1/4 mile) around the school to raise money for Masterman Clubs, Activities and Athletics.

Date: Friday, June 9, 2017

Rain date: Fri., June 16, 2017

Time: 8:30-2:38

·      Registration: Thursdays, May 25th, June 1st  and June 8th from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Masterman in the main hallway near the patio doors; $20 for all participants. A completed waiver form must be submitted at time of registration.

·      DAY OF REGISTRATION IS $25 so register early!

·      Participants seek pledges in advance, based on the number of laps they commit to complete, or flat pledges.

·      Please submit registration fees and pledges on Thursday, May 25th, June 1st or June 8th, at the registration table on the first floor in a sealed envelope labeled with your name, section, and amount collected. We would like to avoid same day registration or collection.

·      100% of the money you raise will go to the middle school or high school activity, club or team that you designate. Please be specific and make sure you write MS for middle school & HS for high school when listing your group. You may select one or two groups to receive your funds. If you do not allocate your money it will go to the general Laps for Education Activity fund.

·      Participants are encouraged to raise $100.00 by using the pledge sheet on the back form. Advertise your participation to your classmates, family members, social media networks, etc.

Thank you for your support!

Registration Form is Below:

Staff Luncheon - May 26th -

posted Apr 19, 2017, 5:51 PM by Mike Hoffberg

Dear Masterman families,

Our annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon will take place on May 26, 2017. This is a potluck event to thank our wonderful teachers and staff for going above and beyond every single day for our children. In order to provide food, raffle baskets and token gifts to the staff, we rely on help and generosity of our families.

We are organizing this effort by using SignUp Genius. It will help us avoid overlapping efforts and unmet needs. You don't need to create an account in order to sign up, just your name and email address. Please go to this web link to sign up for anything you can contribute:

If you have any questions, please contact one of the committee co-chairs listed below.

Thank you!

Natasha Andjelkovic

Barbara Dallao

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