We hope everyone enjoyed the first full week of school in what seems like a very long time. The frigid temperatures and snow made for a challenging return, but we’re excited for the New Year and for the exciting events on the horizon.
Next Thursday we kick off our second biggest PTO fundraiser of the year, the annual On-line Auction. With your participation and enthusiasm, we hope to raise $22K by the end of this month!!! Liza Harris, Meredith Tzouros, Carol Ann Delmonico and our tireless auction team have been busy gathering many items from donors far and wide for you to bid on, and all net proceeds go to the Mason-Rice PTO. The success of our fundraisers ensures we can continue to provide support to classrooms, fund enrichment programs and host school events like our Fall and Spring Picnics. Today, as part of our PTO funded Creative Arts & Sciences program, our Fourth Graders will attend a poetry workshop with poet Lynn Hoopes. Thank you for helping to bring this and many other wonderful opportunities to Mason-Rice.
This week, parents of children in grades 3-5 provided the Mason-Rice faculty with a well-catered and delicious luncheon. Thank you to Laura Kay Hughes for all her hard work and efforts in organizing the event and thank you to all the parents who volunteered their time and generosity. We look forward to the next Staff Luncheon in the Spring!
As we observe and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the coming days, we wish you a happy and safe holiday weekend.
Will Adams & Jas Rai