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Newton Centre, MA. 02459
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From the Principal – 4/13

Dear Families, This Tuesday, April 10 our staff was thrilled to enjoy a delicious luncheon prior to our Staff Meeting. On behalf of our entire Mason-Rice Staff I would like to thank all of our grade K-2 parents for their hard work and preparation, as well as Laura Kay Hughes

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From the Principal – 4/6

Dear Families, I hope you all were able to enjoy the lovely spring weather this past long weekend. Last week we welcomed our incoming kindergarten students and families in our Centre for Kindergarten Registration. It was extremely rewarding to have the opportunity to share time and connect with our new

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From the Principal – 3/23

Dear Families, Luckily we escaped this week’s nor’easter with minimal snow and wind and were successfully able to complete a full five-day week of school for the first time in several weeks. Hopefully more spring-like weather and temperatures are on the way! Due to the snowstorm from this past week

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From the Principal – 3/16

Dear Families, This lovely New England weather has graced us with yet another brutal March storm and a couple more snow days this past week. I hope that all of you were able to stay safe and warm. Let’s hope that spring-like weather will be fast approaching! This past Friday,

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From the Principal – 3/9

Dear Families, I hope you are all safe and warm amidst this snowstorm. To think a week ago I was writing about the wonderful, sunny fifty plus degree weather – the blessings of living in New England! This week began our Spring Conference window. I know our teachers have worked

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From the Principal – 3/2

Dear Families, I hope you all had an enjoyable February break and were able to enjoy some extra time with family and friends. It’s been great to reconnect with everyone this week as we transition to the month of March and this incredible weather. This Monday, February 26 our students

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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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