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Newton Centre, MA. 02459
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From the PTO Co-President – 3/23

From the PTO Co-President – 3/23

From the PTO Co-President – 3/23

Dear Families,

It’s officially spring and hopefully the weather will catch on soon, thankfully we were spared another Nor’easter this week and our children had a full week of school finally. It was generally a quiet week on the admin front so we’ll take a few moments to put some previous reminders at the forefront.

Our monthly PTO meeting was last Friday, the balance sheets are healthy from all of your hard work and donations and we are looking forward to supplying an additional CAS (Creative Arts & Sciences) program to the school before the end of year, details coming soon but it would not have been possible without all of your generous support and participation in events such as the auction and other fundraisers. Thank you!

We’d also like to take a moment to thank all the parents currently participating in STEAM activities at the school. I have heard some of you have created amazing projects and hands-on learning materials. Thank you!

On the subject of science, it’s time for all budding scientists to start thinking about their projects and experiments for the upcoming Mason-Rice Science Fair to be held on Friday, April 27. Please see below for additional details.

For anyone with a sweet tooth who was disappointed about the bake sale being cancelled due to the weather, it has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 5 at 3 p.m. Baked goods can be brought to 300 Homer Street on 4/4 or dropped off directly at the school on 4/5 before 3 p.m.

A reminder the monthly HOWLS lunch is today at Noon @ Central, please feel free to join your fellow parents, homemakers and home-office workers for some good company and good.

Speaking of great community events, Fools’ Folly is quickly approaching and you can purchase tickets by clicking here. This year’s theme is Mardi Gras, and you’re encouraged to arrive in a costume fit for a stroll down Bourbon Street on Fat Tuesday. Fools’ Folly is a celebration of our Mason-Rice community and our only Parent/Teacher event. Please join us on Saturday, April 7 from 7:00-11:30PM at the Newton Highlands Congregational Church. (additional details below).

We would like to take this moment to remind those parents who were interested in participating in assisting Michelle London and her family with the Meal Train that you can still do so at this link: https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/n2rqde. We do realize it is logistically difficult to bring meals to Attleboro and in lieu of the Meal Train you can purchase and drop-off gift cards to the PTO box in the lobby or pass them to Will or Jas in passing if you prefer. Gift cards to Chipotle or Bertucci’s are preferred. Please label who the gift card is intended for.

We have also had a few parents ask to re-send the link to the GoFundMe campaign has been created to help with their futures. Here is that link: https://www.gofundme.com/m5jd5-london-girls.

Lastly as many of you are aware Mike Costello is still in the hospital battling a viral condition and he may be in the hospital for quite some time. The PTO will be sending a small token of their support and appreciation shortly. If you would like to help and contribute anything additional… gift cards to Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods would be welcome by the family, again please drop-off gift-cards to the PTO box in the lobby or pass them to Will or Jas in passing if you prefer. Please label who the gift card is intended for.

Jas Rai & Will Adams
PTO Co-Presidents




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