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From Newton Public Schools

Honor Thy Teacher

I am a former Mason-Rice PTO co-president and a current Board member of the Newton Schools Foundation (NSF). Each year at this time, the Newton Schools Foundation begins its Honor Thy Teacher (HTT) Campaign. HTT is a fundraising campaign that gives parents the opportunity to show appreciation for their children’s

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News from Newton Schools Foundation (NSF)

Season’s Greetings from NSF! Last year, your generous donations provided $155,000 to support the 12,000+ students in Newton’s public schools. This allowed NSF to fund over 20 grants in three areas of focus (http://newtonschoolsfoundation.org/programs-we-fund): New and Promising Programs, Professional Development, and Achievement and Opportunity Gap. These funds are critical to

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New app for school lunch

New website and app! Whitsons, the company that provides school lunches for Newton Public Schools, just launched their FD Meal Planner website and app. It’s a great new tool for families to view menus and access nutritional information for all meals provided in the Newton Public Schools. Perhaps most importantly,

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2019 Honor Thy Teacher Campaign for Newton Schools Foundation

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10! If you want to do something special for your child’s teacher or other staff this year, consider the Newton Schools Foundation’s Honor Thy Teacher program. Make a donation to NSF in the name of one or more teachers. Notifications will be sent to each

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Incoming Parent Group at Brown Middle School

Drop-in Group for 5th Grade Special Education Parents 7:00-9:00pm, Thursday January 24, Brown Middle School Library, 125 Meadowbrook Road Newton, MA 02459. Hosted by Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) Representative, Kim Gallaugher. All parents/guardians of current 5th grade students receiving special education services (IEP/504) at Angier, Countryside, Mason Rice,

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FORJ Update

The Mason-Rice FORJ (Families Organizing for Racial Justice) team is looking forward to the start of Black History Month! This is a great opportunity for us to recognize the central role of blacks in U.S. History. The theme of Black History Month 2018 is “African Americans in Times of War”.

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NEWTON SOUTH PRESCHOOL OPENINGS

Newton South Preschool, a public preschool program, is currently accepting applications for September 2017.  The preschool is a child development lab school and is part of the Family and Consumer Sciences Department at Newton South High School. In addition to providing high quality early education and care, the program serves

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NPS 2017-2018 Budget Update

It’s budget season at the Newton Public Schools so we wanted to keep our parents abreast of developments and the impact on Mason-Rice. A good place to start is this summary from the PTO Council (association of all PTOs) Board: The budget for next year has a $2.1 million gap,

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