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Welcome to the Mason-Rice PTO

We're glad you're a part of our vibrant community.  If you can't find something, have feedback about the site, etc., please send an email to Carol Ann, Sarah and Maureen (our PTO co-Presidents) at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

 
NEWS & EVENTS
Welcome to New Families!

Hello and welcome to Mason-Rice! If you are new to our school, you can learn a lot about the PTO by clicking the PTO Business page.  There are also resources specifically for those new to our community on the New Family page.  For those new to K who want to be included in the K email list, please email Marci Shyavitz at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We loolk forward to meeting you in September.  Please let us know if you have any questions prior to the start of school.  

Carol Ann, Sarah & Maureen
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Incoming K Information

Kindergarten visiting day is Thursday, September 3 from 10:00-10:30. This will give your child the opportunity to meet his or her new teacher, see the classroom, become familiar with the school and meet some new friends.  Please check-in at the tables near the garden.  Please RSVP by September 1 at:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4eada82aa75-masonrice/

We also wanted you to be aware of the upcoming school schedule and important information:

  • On Tuesday, September 8, Kindergarteners in GROUP A ONLY will attend school. Group A parents are invited to join a welcome breakfast at 8:30. 
      
  • On Wednesday, September 9, Kindergartners in GROUP B ONLY will attend school.  Group B parents are invited to join a welcome breakfast at 8:30.  

  • Starting on Thursday, September 10all Kindergarteners will attend school.

  • For the month of September, Kindergarten starts at 8:20 (the late bell rings at 8:30) and ends at 12:30 every day.  

  • From October - June, the start time remains the same.  The end time, depending on your group, is as follows: 

    Group A - 3:00 on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 12:30 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

    Group B - 12:30 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and are 3:00 on Thursdays and Fridays.

  • You can drop your child off at the front door of the school or escort him/her to the classroom.  

  • You can pick up your child in front of the octagon doors (to the right of the main doors).  Parents/caregivers must wait outside. A teacher must see you/your child's caregiver before the child will be released.  

 

 

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YOUR ACTION NEEDED....

School Supplies!  Get your school supplies here!

Still need to purchase your child’s school supplies for the up and coming year?  Please consider clicking through to Amazon to access the supply lists and take advantage of one-stop shopping, while benefitting Mason-Rice.  Lists are organized by grade.  If you wish, you can also purchase optional items such as wipes for the classrooms and sustainable lunch ideas like reusable water bottles, food containers and more! 

To access the lists by grade in Amazon, click HERE. Select your child's grade from the left navigation bar, then select the items in the list.  They will be shipped to you.  Please remember to have your child bring all of his or her supplies in to school on the first day.

If you want to do your shopping in person, click HERE for the full printable lists.    

Any questions about school supplies, please contact Sarah Housman.

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