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From the PTO

Auction

MASON-RICE ONLINE AUCTION –  ONE WEEK AWAY! Last call for donations! The annual online auction will go live next Friday, January 17! Did you get any gift cards from the holidays that you won’t be using? Have a last minute idea for an event you’d like to host? Let us

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Mason-Rice World Cultures Festival

Bonjour! Ever wondered how to travel around the world without leaving Newton? You’ll be able to do just that. Mason-Rice’s very own World Cultures Festival is coming up: Saturday, February 29, 1-4pm — mark you calendars! Visit displays, watch performances, and enjoy the tastes of the many cultures represented through

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Creative Arts and Sciences Presentation–Historic Newton

With Creative Arts & Sciences funding, each third grade class was engaged in a hands on mapping activity led by local organization Historic Newton. Third graders took on the role of city planners as they developed the city of Newton with green space and residential, commercial, and institutional buildings. Students

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Shop this Holiday season and generate donations to Mason-Rice!

Amazon: Do you know that when you start your shopping via the Amazon button on the Mason-Rice website, your purchase generates donations to the school? Just go to www.masonrice.org and click through the Amazon button to start your shopping. If you’re unable to view the button, please turn off your

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Ralph Masiello’s visit with 2nd Grade

Thanks to PTO Creative Arts & Sciences funding, second graders had a fun-filled, engaging presentation by illustrator and author Ralph Masiello. Ralph has been visiting Mason-Rice for the past 19 years and each time, he joyfully and enthusiastically teaches students step-by-step how to draw things like robots, sea serpents, and

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Gift of Giving 2019

GIFT OF GIVING – FINAL REMINDER Thanks to all who have so kindly signed up to fulfill a child’s wish list for the Gift of Giving this year – All of the Wish Lists have been taken!!! We do still have many remaining Star Market/Target/Visa gift cards needed for families

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Auction

MASON-RICE ONLINE AUCTION On January 17-28, 2020, the PTO will host its annual online auction. The auction is the second largest of the five fundraisers we do each year. It enables us to to support a variety of enrichment programming that would otherwise be unaffordable, including field trips, author visits, multicultural programs, classroom supplies,

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Gift of Giving 2019

GIFT OF GIVING UPDATE Thank you to all who have so kindly signed up to fulfill a needy child’s wish list for the Gift of Giving – there was a great response after last week’s Notes and the email that went out this Tuesday! We still have a few wish

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Creative Arts and Sciences Kindergarten Presentation–Kemp Harris

On November 12, kindergarteners were treated to a presentation by local storyteller, author, songwriter, and musician Kemp Harris. A former kindergarten teacher himself, Mr. Harris’ stories incorporated movement and expression and involved the audience. His stories included African folk tales, original stories, and familiar stories, some with musical accompaniment. It

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