Welcome to the Mason-Rice PTO!

Welcome to the Mason-Rice PTO, an all-volunteer group committed to enriching our children’s educational experiences at Mason-Rice and building a vibrant community at our school.

Review of the School Day Schedule Starting April 5th for in-person learning and DLA students:

Please plan accordingly for the new school day hours:

Students’ School Day:

  • 8:25 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday)
  • 8:25 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Wednesday)

**Note for in-person families: 4/5 and 4/8 are early release days to allow for conferences and students will be dismissed at 12:30p those days.**

NOTE Changes for DLA families:

  • DLA live instructional time will be at least 20 hours per week in grades 1 through 5.
  • Kindergarten schedules will be adjusted to accommodate new arrival and departure times; live
    instructional time will remain consistent.
  • Students will be uncohorted for specials and attend with peers from their own class.


WHAT IS THE BLUE ZONE: These are the blue curbed areas directly in front of the school on both sides of Pleasant St.  These are areas for a QUICK drop-off or QUICK pick-up.  There is NO PARKING and drivers do not get out of the car.  Children enter and exit the cars from the sidewalk.  Still not sure what the Blue Zone is?  Please watch our video below!

PTO Notes

PTO Notes 4-3-21

NEW & UPCOMING: Join the PTO Leadership • Springtime Restaurant Series
REMINDERS & UPDATES: CAS AuthorFest Updates • FORJ • A+ Magazine • STEAM Planning Update • Join SEPAC • Safe Routes to School • Spiritwear for Sale • NPS Calendar Reminders • Whitson’s
SUPPORT: Give Back Business: Johnny’s Luncheonette • Shopping Promotions: Minted, Mabel’s Labels, Amazon

PTO Notes 3-28-21

NEW & UPCOMING: • Safe Routes to School • Newton SEPAC • A+ Magazine
REMINDERS & UPDATES: • School-Wide Art Project • FORJ • CAS AuthorFest Updates • STEAM Planning Update • NPS Calendar Reminders • Whitson’s
Support:• Give Back Business: Dots & Stripes Organizing • New Shopping Promotions: Minted, Mabel’s Labels, Amazon