149 Pleasant Street
Newton Centre, MA. 02459
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From the Co-Presidents – 2/2

From the Co-Presidents – 2/2

From the Co-Presidents – 2/2

Dear Families,

We understand a large amount of families are feeling the affects of the flu and stomach bugs that are so rampantly circulating through the community at this time. Wishing everyone impacted a speedy recovery. Remember children must be fever-free for at least 24hrs after being off fever reducing medicine before returning to school. We do understand how difficult it is when juggling schedules and careers and appreciate everyone’s compliance in reducing the impact in the community.

On a more positive note … Thank you to all the generous donors that provided items in the auction, and thank you to all the bidders for making this year’s auction another exciting success! There were so many great items to purchase. Preliminary numbers show we exceeded our budget goal! In past years exceeding our goal has allowed us to do things such as reserve money for current and future technology needs in the classroom. Thanks to all of the hard work of the auction team, including the Auction Committee of Liza Harris, Carol Ann Delmonico, Meredith Tzouros, and the army of volunteers including Liz Bouvier, Mali Brodt, Martine Claremont, Lucy Mermagen, Marcia Neiberg, Michele Niepel, Maureen Oates, Sirimon Parker, Irit Shalom, Molly Smith, Patrick Cheng Song, Joelle Tomb, and Bill Yeskel. Preliminary numbers indicate we have raised close to 37k though some adjustments still are pending and 282 bidders participated.

On an personal note I’m still short a few poker players to make our game happen. If you’re interested you can still have an impact, get free drinks and win some money – email (me@jasrai.com) and we can always move the date if folks who were interested had a conflict with the date and time.

The fun doesn’t just stop there … this Monday 2/5 is the parent winter social – Trivia Night at Union Street Bar and Grill. There is no cost to attend this event, but food and drink are available for purchase. Please RSVP so we know you’re coming: MR Trivia Night

Lastly we hope to see you all at Mason Rice World Cultures Festival this Saturday 2/3 (1-4PM). The Mason-Rice World Cultures Festival celebrates the diversity of our school community, which represents 30+ countries from around the world. Filled with delicious food, engaging displays, and inspiring performances, the World Cultures Festival brings to life the history and cultures of our many countries represented by the M-R community. Please feel free to enjoy the entire event, or stay for as long as you can and enjoy one or more of the many cultural experiences.

1-3PM: Tour the World! with interactive displays, cultural games and learn of the many countries our community represents.
1:45-2:30PM: Watch the World! come alive with beautiful performances by our community members.
3-4PM: Taste the World! with delicious foods from our cultural and country ambassadors that will delight your tastebuds.

We look forward to sharing and tasting our schools rich diversity with you on Saturday.


Jas Rai & Will Adams
PTO co-Presidents




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