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Newton Centre, MA. 02459
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From the Principal – 1/19

From the Principal – 1/19

From the Principal – 1/19

Dear Families,

This past Friday, January 12 our entire school participated in an inspiring assembly in honor of Dr. King. Our kindergarten students led us off singing, “Freedom, Freedom,” followed by our first graders singing, “There Was A Man Who Had A Dream.” Third grade students then shared a poem entitled, “Underneath We Are All The Same.” Our second graders then sang, “Sing About Martin.” Fifth grade students followed with a choral reading encompassing many events from the Civil Rights Movement. We concluded the assembly with our fourth graders singing both “We All See The Stars” and “We Share Overcome”. Our staff and students did such a thoughtful and thorough job preparing for this assembly and it was an honor to be a part of our school coming together to celebrate Dr. King’s message.

This Tuesday, January 16 was our first K-2 S.T.A.R.S. Assembly. The students were an incredible audience and were thrilled to show genuine appreciation for their peers as they were recognized for the great work they had done by our school community. It was a wonderful morning and I look forward to our next one with our third, fourth, and fifth graders this upcoming week.

This Wednesday, January 17 our entire school community was treated to a wonderful Winter Concert, which included performances from our fifth grade band, our string orchestra, and our fifth grade chorus. The fifth graders performed in front of the school in the morning and in the evening for their families. Wynn got his first experience of the Mason-Rice community as he helped me introduce the evening concert. Thank you to our fifth grade band directors, Ms. McIntosh and Mr. Sheppard, our string orchestra director, Ms. Bergantino, our fifth grade chorus director, Ms. McIntosh, our accompanist, Mrs. Ross, all of our fifth grade students, as well as a few from other grades for all of your hard work and dedication to putting on a spectacular show.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend.


Jake Bultema




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