149 Pleasant Street
Newton Centre, MA. 02459
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Volunteer Opportunities

Join the Green Team

The Mason Rice Green Team is a group of parents, students, and staff dedicated to bringing environmental awareness and action to the school community. This year we will continue our composting and recycling efforts and launch a monthly kids club for kids who want to be Green Leaders at the

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Book Fair Committee – Looking for New Members

In addition to being an important PTO fundraiser, the Mason-Rice Book Fair is a wonderful opportunity to foster our kids’ enjoyment of books and reading. If you’re looking for a fun way to engage with students, and you’re interested in helping kids connect with books they’ll love, come join the

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Volunteers Needed –  Late Arrivals

We are looking for five parents willing to spend one morning (every other week) from 8:30-8:45 am helping with late arrivals.   Responsibilities include sitting inside the school and writing names for kids arriving at school after the bell and submitting the final sheet to the main office at 8:45 am. 

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We need volunteers to help maintain our garden which students and staff worked so hard to plant. Nurture veggies, pick flowers, sample herbs and cool off under the butterfly sprinkler! Responsibilities include watering, weeding and dead heading flowers. No experience necessary! Sign up for a week here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054eadaf2fabf58-summer1 . After

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Book Swap

BOOK SWAP THANKS! Last week’s Book Swap was a huge success! Thank you to all of the families who donated books, and to all of the parent volunteers who helped with setting up the Book Swap and assisting with the classroom visits. Both the kids and teachers walked away with

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MASON-RICE BOOK SWAP – MAY 30 – JUNE 1 Thank you for all the great book donations! Due to a scheduling change, the Mason-Rice Book Swap will be taking place next week. Classrooms will visit the Centre, and students will select and take home 2-3 used books which have been

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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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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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Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for 4th and 5th grade parents willing to help out with the A+ Magazine this spring.  The publication of the A+ Magazine is a great opportunity for your kids to work together to share their creativity with our school, and we need you to make it happen.  Please contact

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