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From the PTO Co-Presidents – 12/1

From the PTO Co-Presidents – 12/1

From the PTO Co-Presidents – 12/1

Dear Parents,

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! To all the families who participated in our Dues campaign, we met our goal – and couldn’t have done it without your help.  As of today, 191 Mason-Rice families raised $44,690, and lifted us to 112% over our goal!  Dues is our largest fundraiser – and a strong dues campaign supported by many families takes pressure off other fundraisers run by smaller teams. It also gives us the confidence to spend our budget as planned on the many Creative Arts & Sciences events, classroom, curriculum and field trip support, and so much more.  We would also like to thank our co-Treasurer Patrick Song for all his work making sure each donation is counted!  Just one note – we have been getting quite a few inquiries about company matches. We are happy to complete paperwork to get a corporate match for your donation. Please contact our co-Treasurer, Patrick Song, for assistance.

By now you should all have received the Directory, the essential tool for parents looking to connect with each other and schedule playdates. We would like to thank the entire Directory Team and all who helped create and distribute our much valued compendium of names and lists.  As a reminder, you can also access the Directory through our website.  A special thanks to our Committee Chairs, Lucy Mermagen and Scott Michalman, for all their hard work.  In addition, we want to thank Erica Rai and Meredith Tzouros for their beautiful cover design, and Yasmeen Kazimi, Maureen Oates, and Kathy Rinn for their many contributions and help in creating another fantastic Directory.

Please take a minute to mark your calendars for our next Parent Coffee with Principal Bultema.  It will take place on Tuesday, December 5 from 8:30-9:30am in The Centre (located on lower level of Mason-Rice).  Jake will discuss MCAS, our results as a school, and other updates regarding our Math Coach, Literacy Specialist, Principal Stars and school mascot.

We wish all of you a nice weekend.  As always, send us an email if you have questions, suggestions or comments.

Jas Rai & Will Adams
PTO co-Presidents




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