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Notes & News

Notes & News

Honor Thy Teacher

I am a former Mason-Rice PTO co-president and a current Board member of the Newton Schools Foundation (NSF). Each year at this time, the Newton Schools Foundation begins its Honor Thy Teacher (HTT) Campaign. HTT is a fundraising campaign that gives parents the opportunity to show appreciation for their children’s

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May 6 Virtual SRTS Celebration

Mason-Rice and Massachussetts is celebrating the Walk and Roll to School day VIRTUALLY on May 6! Massachusetts Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day is held on the first Wednesday of May. Students and families across Massachusetts walk, bike, and roll to school to practice safe active transportation and reduce

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Music lessons Offered

Boston-area resident and professional musician offering Zoom lessons in Bass, voice, ukulele: Berklee College of Music graduate, active performer across Europe and USA, experienced teacher with people of all ages from multiple walks of life. Fun, patient, encouraging, knowledgable. Nearby in Jamaica Plain to move to in person lessons once it

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BABYSITTER AVAILABLE – M-R ALUM

My name is Riley Swint, I am a Mason-Rice alum and freshman at Newton North HS. I am the oldest of 3, and have been babysitting for several years for kids of all ages. I’m available Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons/evenings after 3pm. Please contact me by email at

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CAS – Origamido

This past Thursday, our 4th grade classroom were treated to a visit by Mr. Michael LaFosse from Origamido. Mr. LaFosse is an internationally renowned origami master whose work has been exhibited at many venues, including the Louvre and the Peabody Essex Museum. The fourth graders built a hexahedron out of

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SRTS – Yard Sign Contest – Due March 27

Mason-Rice & Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Yard Sign design contest: Do you know about the new hands-free cell phone law ? It is a strong step to eliminate distracted driving, especially in and around school zones. SRTS is running a yard sign design contest as a way for students

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CAS Author Visit — Scott Magoon

On Monday March 9, the 2nd graders were treated to a visit from author and illustrator Scott Magoon. Scott talked about the process that went into making one of his books, “Big Mean Mike,” showing the children the children how he decides what the characters look like, how he develops

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Mason-Rice Notes 3/6/20

From the PTO Co-Presidents Dear Mason-Rice Families, We had a great turnout for the World Cultures Festival this past Saturday. Thanks to the incredible Gerlinde Munshi, Amy Konary, Florencia Halperin and Fangxin Hong for organizing and to all the amazing parent volunteers who shared their unique culture, food and performances

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After School at the YMCA for 2020-2021 School Year

Looking for after school care for next year? Check out the West Suburban YMCA, https://www.wsymca.org/child-care/after-school-care.  They are enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year.  The Y now has transportation from Mason-Rice to the Y.  If your student attends the after school program and wants to enroll in any other Y programs

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