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Curriculum Nights: This week!
Thursday, October 29
Note: This is the same as Back-to-School night. Zoom links will be provided by teachers, in advance.
5th Grade Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular
We hope everyone will attend the Halloween Spectacular, sponsored by the 5th grade graduation committee, on Friday, Oct. 30the from 5-8pm. This fun outdoor event will include a pumpkin carving contest and a viewing walk. All proceeds will go to the 5th Grade Class Graduation Fund.
See LINK for more information, to buy timed tickets and for sign-up to enter the pumpkin display.
Families Organized for Racial Justice (FORJ):
Raising Antiracist Kids Panel: October 27, 7-8pm
This program is part of Overdue: Confronting Race and Racism in Newton, a city-wide read and series of events and conversations on race and racism. Click HERE for more details.
Next FORJ Meeting: November 4, 8-9:30pm
The Mason Rice FORJ (Families Organized for Racial Justice) chapter has grown to 25 strong! Please consider joining and learning from our podcasts/books/speaker discussions! Contact us to join this growing group of learners!
Meeting topic: Continuing discussion of the Nice White Parents podcast (all 5 episodes)
Zoom: 890 0700 1229; Passcode: 019357
After School Update: Spaces available
“Give-Back” Business of the Week: Create a Cook
Create a Cook is a culinary studio and event space for kids and adults in Newton, offering in-person and virtual events/classes. Explore the culinary world, learn new techniques, travel the world through food, get into cupcake war or get chopped in the delicious way. Above all, have a good time! Join us for holiday and birthday parties, anniversaries, team-building workshops and many other possibilities! For more information on our programs and menus, please visit our website here.
Just for Mason-Rice families- code MASONRICE10 for 10% off your purchase from the monthly calendar. Offer expires 12/31/2020.
Shopping: Support M-R with your regular purchases
The PTO promotes shopping initiatives as a way to support the school community throughout the school year. If you’re already purchasing from these vendors, consider using our affiliates, partners, and promotions to support Mason-Rice at the same time!
Just Launched!: A New PTO Website
We are looking for 3 volunteers to join our Web Team to help with updates and ongoing maintenance. Experience with WordPress and Divi is preferred, but not required (it’s all learn-able!). It’s a low-lift, volunteer-from-home role that shouldn’t require more than a few hours per month. Interested? Email us here.