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Volunteer Opportunities

Save the Date – Cradles to Crayons Volunteer Shift 2/9/19

Save the Date 2/9/19! Mason-Rice has secured a volunteer shift at Cradles to Crayons from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday, February 9. A sign-up will be circulated after vacation. If you have any questions, please email Marci Shyavitz at mshyavitz@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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3rd grade coordinators needed for Understanding Our Differences

We are searching for coordinators to run Understanding Our Differences. The role of the coordinator is to manage two workshops for all 3rd graders. One workshop is related to Deafness and Hard of Hearing, and the second one is about Blindness and Low Vision. For more information, please go to

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Understanding Our Differences need your help!

Understanding Our Differences needs 3rd grade coordinators. We also need further coordinators to help the coordinator in 4th and the one in 5th grade. Understanding Our Differences is a program of Newton Public Schools. For more information, go to: UnderstandingOurDifferences.org. If you are interested in volunteering as a coordinator, please

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Summer Garden Volunteers DESPERATELY Needed

We are DESPERATELY in need of families to volunteer to care for our Mason-Rice Community Garden this summer, mostly in August. Garden duty is simple and EASY — it involves watering, weeding and deadheading spent flowers. You don’t have to go every day, just 2 or 3 times a week.

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Summer Garden Volunteers Still Needed!

We STILL need families to volunteer to care for our Mason-Rice Community Garden this summer. Garden duty is pretty simple–it involves watering, weeding and deadheading spent flowers. You can pick flowers and herbs and maybe an occasional veggie. We’re hoping to get 2 families to sign up for each week

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Summer Garden Volunteers Needed

We need families to volunteer to care for our Mason-Rice Community Garden this summer. Garden duty is pretty simple–it involves watering, weeding and deadheading spent flowers. You can pick flowers and herbs and maybe an occasional veggie. We’re hoping to get 2 families to sign up for each week of

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Thank you 3rd grade UOD volunteers!

On Thursday April 26th, the Blindness and Low Vision unit of the Understanding Our Differences program was presented to the 3rd grade. Students learned about various adaptive equipment people with blindness and low vision use in their daily lives; e.g. they got to use a brailler to print their names,

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3RD GRADE PARENTS: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR UOD ON THURSDAY APRIL 26!

We need YOU…to join us in your child’s 3rd grade class on Thursday, April 26th, from 9-11am! We need several more volunteers to help present the Deafness unit of Understanding Our Differences, (rescheduled from March 8 snow day). More parent volunteers enrich the experience by providing greater support during the

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