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Committee Chairs

Committee Chairs

Committee Chairs

The PTO is able to sponsor so many programs and initiatives thanks to the work of our many committee chairs.  We welcome new volunteers throughout the year and encourage all parents who are interested in volunteering to contact the committee chairs directly.  Please send any questions to the co-Presidents at masonricepto@gmail.com.

Committee  Committee Chairs
A+ Magazine Kim Kinaka, Anand Dighe
Auction Liza Harris, Meredith Tzouros, Sarah Housman
Back-to-School Picnic Becky Cohen, Justine Kelley
Bingo Marci Shyavitz
Book Drive Eleni Firkusny
Book Fair Eleni Firkusny, Rebecca Diamondstein, Dani Boudreau
Box Tops Katy Anderson
Creative Arts & Sciences (CAS) Martine Bennett, Lucy Mermagen
Crystal Lake Classroom Laura Kay Hughes
Directory & Lists Scott Michalman
Field Day Coordinators Nick Grossman, Jonathan Allen
Fifth Grade Graduation Eleni Firkusny, Maureen Oates, Leslie Ziarko Valera
FORJ Emily Frank, Sara Penn
Fun Run Rob Swint, Shawn Konary
Grant Writer Amy Konary
Green Team Heather Friedman, Wendy Sheu
Hospitality Vera Tarbayeva
Kindergarten Liaisons Liz Bouvier, Dani Boudreau, Sara Orenstein
Late Check-in Shawn Fitzgibbons
Library Liaison Amanda Mahajan
Lost and Found Katy Anderson, Lauren Engel
Mason-Rice Ambassador (New families G1-5) Rebecca Diamonstein
Mason-Rice Notes David Jellinek, Maureen Oates, OPEN
METCO Family Rep Jessica Harnett
Musical Mornings Amy Cobaugh, Jay Wood
NewtonPAC Abby Hemani, Marcia Neiberg
Online Shopping Yasmeen Kazimi
Outdoor Sign Update OPEN
Parents Social Liz Bouvier,
Raffle Baskets Sara Penn,
Room Parent Coordinator Amanda Mahajan
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Barbara Nestle
SRTS: Grade 2 Pedestrian Safety Barbara Nestle
SRTS: Grade 4 Bicycle Safety
Safety Committee Rich Frost, OPEN, OPEN
School Garden — Classroom Anne-Marie Oliphant
School Pictures Leslie Ziarko Valera
Science Fair Nevin Ekici
Social Action Christina Perez, Kate Wissel
Social Action Programs Birthday Wishes:
Cradles to Crayons:OPEN
Gift of Giving: Michele Niepel, Jay Wood
Newton Serves:OPEN
Speaker Committee Sara Penn
School Supplies Inna Adler, Sylvia Eng
STEM Discovery Week Aedin Culhane, Sharon Topper
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Lunch OPEN
Teacher/Staff Fall & Spring Lunches Laura Kay Hughes, OPEN
Technology Committee Amy Konary, Maureen Oates, Russell Schwager
Understanding Our Differences G3 OPEN, OPEN
G5 ,
Volunteer Coordinator OPEN, OPEN
Website Webmaster: Jessica Hughes 
Editor: Maureen Oates
World Cultures Festival Amy Konary, Gerlinde Struhkamp Munshi,
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