Support and Operations
The Mason-Rice PTO provides a support function to the school through programs and operations which include: teacher, staff, and student support, building and grounds support, safety committees, event and logistical support, and anything else the school needs support with during the year.
School Supplies Lists 2022-2023
Safety- Blue Zone Information
These are the blue-curbed areas directly in front of the school on both sides of Pleasant Street. 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:
You can read in more detail on the Blue Zone page.
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Each year, the PTO sponsors a Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon to say thanks to all of Mason-Rice teachers and staff! On the first Tuesday of May, we transform The Centre and provide a beautiful lunch for all of the teachers, aides, specialists, staff, crossing guards, etc. The food, beverages, flowers and packaging for leftovers are provided through the generous contributions of Mason-Rice families on that day. Watch for the sign up coming in April to contribute to this event.
We also sponsor two smaller lunches for faculty meetings in the Fall and Spring. The Fall luncheon is typically sponsored by Grades 3-5 and the Spring luncheon is sponsored by Grades K-2. We hope you can participate in one of these events in the future by donating food and/or your time to the set-up and clean up efforts.
The Technology Committee ensures that we are making the best use of technology in school and supports teachers and staff as needed within equity guidelines.
We work to best utilize the outdoor spaces available to the Mason-Rice community, both for education and recreation.
Lost & Found
Supporting and coordinating the collection and retrieval of the numerous items our children misplace throughout their time at Mason-Rice. We also arrange for donations of any usable items left behind at the end of the year.
Parent volunteers support the Mason-Rice front office by helping check in late students and help them to make the transition into the school day.
The PTO coordinates with an outside vendor to arrange individual, class, and staff photographs each year. Everyone is photographed as they are part of the school community, however, purchasing photographs (either digitally or prints) is optional.
Field Day is an annual event organized by the PE teachers and supported by the PTO, which brings together the whole school for an outdoor day of fun and games.
Parent volunteers support events at the school to ensure they have what they need to have a comfortable and successful event.