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Mason-Rice Book Swap

MASON-RICE BOOK SWAP – WEEK OF MAY 22 The Mason-Rice Book Swap is an annual event that both students and teachers love! Each year students swap about 1,500 books. Here’s how you can help now: • Gather and donate gently used books for K through 5th grade students. We especially

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It’s Raffle Basket Time! Deadline to Donate is April 28

Each classroom has chosen a raffle basket theme. Families are asked to voluntarily donate an item ($5-$10 value) by April 28 that fits with your classroom theme or contribute a cash donation that your room parents will use to purchase items for your classroom’s basket. Donations and/or contributions are voluntary.

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A+ Submissions Needed by 4/28 including Cover Art!

 Have your child create a piece of work over April Break to be included in M-R’s own magazine! A+ Literary Magazine is Mason-Rice’s amazing annual publication of creative work by all Mason-Rice students.  We are looking for poems, stories, artwork, puzzles etc to be featured in the magazine. This year’s edition

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City-Wide Food Drive! – 4/30

Mason-Rice will be a location for a city-wide food drive during NewtonServes on Sunday, April 30.  The food drive will help support the following food pantries in Newton: Arabic Baptist Church Food and Clothing Pantry, Centre Street Food Pantry, Newton Food Pantry, Zola Center Food Pantry.  All non-perishable unexpired donations

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Sign up Newton Serves – 4/30

On Sunday, April 30, Mason-Rice will be a volunteer location for NewtonSERVES, a city-wide community day of service.  We encourage you and your family to volunteer for a few hours or the whole day (9:30am-4pm) to clean classrooms, spruce up the outdoor space and many other projects. Sign up in advance

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PTO Annual Book Swap — Donate Books Now

The Mason Rice book swap is an annual event that both students and teachers love. Each year students swap about 1500 books. Here’s how you can help in April: Gather and donate gently used books for K through 5th grade students. We especially need books for 4th and 5th grade

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Creative Arts and Science: Kindergarteners Bubbles Program

On April 4th the Discovery Museum in Acton sent its Traveling Science Program to teach our Kindergarten students all about Bubbles: How long does a bubble really last? What color is a bubble? Can you predict when a bubble will pop? Students challenge what they think they know about bubbles

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NPS Budget Update – 04/07/17

Thank you to all parents who reached out to the School Committee, Superintendent and Mayor about the budget either in person, via the phone or by email.  Your voices impacted two things — 1. They impacted the priority for addbacks into the budget. 2. They impacted the amount of money

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Creative Arts & Science: First Grade Explores the Ocean

A biologist from Explore the Ocean World, LLC, visited Mason-Rice 1st graders on Tuesday, March 31. The presenter showed the classes a multitude of things found in the Atlantic Ocean, and the students were delighted to touch everything from whale vertebrae to shark teeth. The biggest hit of all were

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