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Mason-Rice SEPAC Liaison

Does your child have an IEP or 504 plan? Are you interested in learning more about the special education process or the types of supports and services provided to students with disabilities? Then check out the Newton Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) at newtonpac.org. We are a volunteer organization

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Mason-Rice Afterschool Enrollment for 2018-2019

Mason-Rice Afterschool Program (MRASP) Enrollment for 2018-2019 Applications and information are on our website at http://www.mrasp.org. If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Protheroe, 617-244-7260, or e-mail Wendy_Protheroe@newton.k12.ma.us. New Family Applications are due March 23. Current Family Applications are due March 16. MRASP does not discriminate on the basis

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Mason Rice Annual Bingo Night

SAVE THE DATE – MASON-RICE FAMILY BINGO NIGHT – 3/9/18. Please save the date for the annual Mason-Rice Family Bingo Night which will take place from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9. More information and sign-up to follow after February vacation. Contact Marci Shyavitz mshyavitz@yahoo.com with questions.

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Volunteers Needed for Understanding Our Differences!

Please join us in your child’s 3rd grade class on Thursday March 8th, from 9am to 11am, to help present the Blindness & Low Vision unit of Understanding Our Differences. We will also be presenting the Deafness & Hard of Hearing unit on Thursday May 17th, also from 9am to

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Mason Rice Heart Week – February 12 – 18

It is national Heart Week next week and Mason Rice kids get the opportunity to decorate one or more paper hearts, to write down their healthy habits, and to hang the pieces of heART in our gym. Teachers will be distributing the hearts and children can then be creative. During

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Fools’ Folly Kickoff Meeting on 1/24

Mark your calendars! Fools’ Folly is Saturday, April 7th and we will have a kickoff meeting next week, Wednesday, January 24th at 8:30 am downstairs in the MRASP room at Mason Rice. Fools’ Folly is our one Parent/Teacher social and it’s so important to our community and we need more

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Mason-Rice 3rd Graders Had A Visit From Black Snake Woman

On Monday, December 11th, Creative Arts and Sciences brought Gale Blacksnake and James Whitbeck to our third grade classrooms to share some amazing things about the Native American culture. Gale, known as Black Snake Woman, and James, known as Traveling Medicine Dog, shared history, song, stories and traditions with the

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Gift of Giving – Final Reminder – 12/3/17

Thanks to all who have so kindly signed up to fulfill a needy child’s wish list for the Gift of Giving. You can still sign up to purchase and donate the remaining gift cards needed at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084aaeaf29ab9-gift. Please remember that gifts and gift cards are due on or before this Sunday,

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Mason-Rice Online Auction – Donate a Parent Event!

Over the years, our most popular auction items have been parent-hosted parties and experiences. Not only do these adult-only events bring in much needed funds, they also provide a great opportunity to get to know other Mason-Rice parents and have fun! Past events have included a Belgian Beerfest, Dodge Ball,

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