149 Pleasant Street
Newton Centre, MA. 02459
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Mason-Rice Update 6/16/19

Mason-Rice Update 6/16/19

Mason-Rice Update 6/16/19

Last Day of School Release at 12 noon!

Don’t miss our newest tradition!  We’ll be celebrating the last day of school on Tuesday, June 18, with a shaved ice station serving some yummy shaved ice treats (rain or shine!)   This sweet sendoff is provided by the PTO and free for all in attendance. 

A Note from Neil, Pleasant St. Crossing Guard

Dear Mason-Rice Community,
I wanted to let you know that it has been such a pleasure working this year with the parents, students, and staff of the Mason-Rice. If it wasn’t for the winter I would probably do this job for the rest of my life but … I’ll be back for next year. These are really the years when kids are such a pleasure to greet every day. When I was in Crossing Guard training, I did do middle school for one day and it just isn’t the same.
I feel lucky to have connected in a small way with so many parents who go out of their way to say “thank you” or “have a nice day”. It sounds simple but it makes the day that much more pleasant.  You’re a great gang who makes getting up at a ridiculous hour well worth it. This is a great job for a retired person like myself.
I hope you all have a wonderful summer and I get to see you next year.
Take good care,

Calling All Library Books!

Please help your child(ren) collect and return any library materials they have at home or at school.  We have over 300 books still in circulation! If you have any extra time around drop off or pick up, we welcome any minutes you can spare for checking in and shelving books!

Order your School Supplies!

Calling all procrastinators…  This is your friendly reminder that if you plan to order school supplies, you should do so ASAP as no orders will be accepted after the due date Sunday, June 30.  ALL orders must be placed ONLINE by that date.
  • Just click here – or click this link — https://www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com/, enter the school zip code 02459 and select Mason-Rice.
  • Choose your kit(s) for your child(s) grade(s) next year.
  • Enter your child’s name and Add to Cart.
  • Complete the payment information.
All supplies will ship directly to the school the week of August 26. Place your order today, relax and enjoy the summer!!
If you are not ordering school supplies, here are the school supply lists.
If you have any questions about ordering, check out the FAQs first and then contact Inna Adler or Sylvia Eng if you still have questions.

Our PTO willingly supports those families who might benefit from a scholarship for school supplies. Please contact Jake Bultema (jacob_bultema@newton.k12.ma.us) for assistance.

4th Grade Parents:  Need 2 More Volunteers to help with 5th Grade Graduation on Monday Afternoon

Traditionally at Mason-Rice, 4th Grade Parents assist during the 5th Grade Graduation, scheduled for tomorrow, Monday afternoon, June 17. We still need one person starting at 2:30pm to help man a photo booth during the reception and one person at 3pm to help with clean up.  Please consider signing up for a volunteer slot.
If you have any questions, please contact Eleni Firkusny at espheeris@hotmail.com. Thanks for your help!

Jessica Hughes



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