New & Upcoming
Spiritweek: TODAY is School Pride Day!
Wear your Mason-Rice gear or the school colors (blue and white) today!
Still need some Spiritwear?
Pop-Up Shop this Morning Outside of School
Tees & Hats available, credit cards only.
Mon. Dec. 20th – Mismatched Socks Day
Tues. Dec. 21st – Sports Spirit Day
Wear your favorite sports team’s hat or jersey.
Wed. Dec. 22nd – Fun and Festive Sweater/Sweatshirt Day
Thurs. Dec. 23rd – Pajama Day
Parent Coffee and Shop!
When: Monday December 20th
Time: 8:20-9:30 a.m.
Where: In front of Mason-Rice
Stop by for a cup of coffee and mingle with other Mason-Rice parents. Our new school spiritwear will be available for sale for all your holiday shopping needs! Or buy online in advance and pickup on Monday!
The Mason-Rice Online Auction
When: Sunday December 19th
Where: Auburndale Cove (outdoors)
All families receiving special education services are invited to join Newton SEPAC for an outdoor gathering this Sunday. This will be an opportunity simply to come together in community informally before the end of the year. Children are most welcome – we will have games, and warm drinks and cookies will be served!
RSVP kindly requested to get a sense of numbers.
Update: If the weather on 12/19 does not make it possible for us to gather comfortably, we will send out a message that day on the SEPAC Listserv and via the Evite.
Questions? Please contact SEPAC Treasurer, Eliza Spaulding.
We look forward to seeing you!
Reminders & Updates
Order Your Holiday Cards at 20% Off!
Still need to order your holiday cards? Take advantage of our Minted promotion! Use promo code: [see e-mailed Notes] for 20% off all card and gift orders and Minted (an independent-artists marketplace for stationery, gifts, and decor) will donate 15% of orders back to the PTO!
Disclaimer: This code was created exclusively for our M-R PTO community. It is not to be shared publicly.
Support the Businesses that Support Us
Your usual shopping can support PTO-funded activities (such as teacher classroom allowances, appreciation lunches, and curriculum-enhancing programming for all our students). Last year, the Mason-Rice community shopped with our partners and raised nearly $1500 while participation in our Spring '21 Restaurant Series raised an additional $1100!
Note that these programs/partnerships, below, run year-round!
- Go to Mabel's Labels homepage and click "Support a Fundraiser"
- Type and select "Mason-Rice Elementary School PTO" in the menu
- Shop your order and check-out as usual
- Mabel's Labels will automatically donate 20% of the order back to the PTO
Select 'Mason-Rice PTO' with AmazonSmile and the PTO Benefits from Your Everyday Purchases. Set it up once and never again!
#1: Select Mason-Rice as Your AmazonSmile Charity-of-Choice
- Visit AmazonSmile and sign in with your Amazon.com credentials.
- Choose and select Mason-Rice Elementary School PTO as the charitable organization to receive donations.
- Start all of your Amazon shopping at the Smile homepage, versus amazon.com. The shopping experience is the exact same, but your purchases will qualify for Smile commissions to the PTO.
#2: Turn On AmazonSmile on Your Amazon Shopping app
- Make sure you're signed up for AmazonSmile in web browser.
- Open the Amazon Shopping app and find “Settings” in the main menu (☰).
- Tap on “AmazonSmile” (under "Programs & Features") and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile in the app.
- Shop as usual!