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Newton Centre, MA. 02459
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From the Principal – 2/16

Dear Families, This past Friday, February 9 represented our 100th day of school, which is hard to believe. It was wonderful to watch our first graders as they traveled around the school showcasing their prideful smiles wearing their paper vests each uniquely designed with 100 of the same thing on

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From the Principal – 2/9

Dear Families, What an amazing World Cultures Festival we had this past Saturday, February 3. I was blown away by the thought, effort, and care so many of our Mason-Rice students and families put into creating interactive displays, engaging performances, and authentic foods. As I walked through our classrooms and

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From the Principal – 2/2

Dear Families, It’s difficult to believe that we are already into the month of February. This week we had two highly successful and extremely well attended Work Shares. Our 5th grade Work Share took place on Wednesday, January 31 with families coming in to see the great work their children

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From the Principal – 1/26

Dear Families, This past Tuesday, January 23 I conducted grade level check-ins with students in grades K-4. Each grade level shared 30 minutes with me in the Centre as we collectively revisited our school expectations and rules through the lens of how we should treat everyone within our school community.

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From the Principal – 1/19

Dear Families, This past Friday, January 12 our entire school participated in an inspiring assembly in honor of Dr. King. Our kindergarten students led us off singing, “Freedom, Freedom,” followed by our first graders singing, “There Was A Man Who Had A Dream.” Third grade students then shared a poem

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From the Principal – 1/12

Dear Families, It’s been great to truly get back into the full swing of things with our first full week of school in the past three weeks. The students have really appreciated the warmer temperatures and the opportunity to be outside and enjoy the snow. This Tuesday, January 9 our

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From the Principal – 1/5

Dear Families, Happy New Year! I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season and have had a great start to 2018. Despite the short week back, it has been great to get the chance to reconnect with many of you in the mornings at drop off and pick

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From the Principal – 12/22

Dear Families, On behalf of the entire Mason-Rice Staff I would like to thank our fabulous PTO for the breakfast they provided to our staff this Tuesday, December 19, 2017. It was such a treat to be able to connect with one another in the morning while enjoying the delicious

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From the Principal – 12/15

Dear Families, It’s difficult to believe that we are fast approaching one week before the December break. Our students have been thrilled to have our first snowfall so early in the season and always look forward to recess with a newfound enthusiasm when the ground is covered in snow. Teachers

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From the Principal – 12/8

Dear Families, Our entire school community celebrated Inclusive Schools Week this week by creating a beautiful quilt that will soon be up in our Centre. While visiting classrooms this week I was able to join Ms. Turgeon’s kindergarten class while they were creating their squares for our inclusive quilt. I

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