Welcome to Mrs. Mast's Third Grade
Room: D1

Mrs. Mast's Summer Letter


Dear Parents and Students of D-1,

My name is Stephanie Mast and I will be your child’s 3rd grade teacher this upcoming school year!  I was born and raised in a little town called Clarinda in Iowa.  I earned my Elementary Education degree in 1998 at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa.  I also received an endorsement in Mathematics and Science.  After graduation, I promptly moved to Arizona.  Since then I have taught everything from 3rd grade to multi-age Special Education and everything in between.  I first became interested in teaching when I was a lifeguard and taught swimming lessons in high school.  It has been my passion ever since.  This coming Fall, we will also have the addition of a student teacher from ASU, Taylor Dowding.

I have lived in Mesa for 17 years, not far from MacArthur.  I have a wonderful family that includes my 4 twelve-year-old children (yes, quadruplets) and my husband, Bill.  We also have 2 crazy dogs, 2 rats (one is hairless), a kitten, and a sulcata tortoise!  I enjoy sewing, playing games with my family, and swimming.  I also adore all things sock monkey!

I love teaching third grade and I can’t wait to get to know my new students and their families! 

These are the school supplies your child will need this school year.  The supplies will be pooled.  You may want to write your child’s name in permanent marker on their scissors (they will keep their scissors). 

·       Colored pencils (no more than a 24 pack)—no markers or crayons, please

·       1 one-inch white binder with clear pouch in front

2      2 plastic folders with prongs (red and purple)

·       1 three-hole punch sturdy folder of your choice

·       1 pack of pencils (Ticonderoga are best!)

·       Black dry erase markers (set of 4)

·       4 small/medium glue sticks

·       Scissors (medium-sized is better than small)

·       2 boxes of tissues

·       2 reams of copy paper


Additional items on my “wish list”:

·       Skinny, black dry erase markers (We use a lot of them!)

·       Hand sanitizer

        Antibacterial wipe containers

Important dates to remember:

Meet the Teacher:  Monday, August 6th from 4-6pm

First Day of School:  Wednesday, August 8th (start time is 8:25am and Wednesdays are early release at 1:55pm)


Mrs. Mast's and MacArthur's Calendar

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May 21st: Report Cards, Last Day, Memory Book, Yearbook
Dear Parents, Hard to believe that our time together is almost over!  Summer and Fourth Grade is right around the corner! If your child would like a yearbook, they can purchase one from the office.  It is first come, first serve until they are gone! On Wednesday, your child will be bringing home a memory book they made with a special page created by me for each student, so...
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May 17th: Sundae Party Sign Up
Dear Parents, For our last day, we are going to have a sundae party filled with ice cream and toppings.  If you are able to donate something, I would greatly appreciate it!  Since we will be having the party on May 24th, all the donations will have to be turned in by May 23rd .  Ice cream will go into the freezer in the staff lounge or nurse's office.  All other...
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