MRE Update

November 30, 2021

Winter weather apparel

In true New England fashion, the weather has been varied day to day over the past few weeks. Many days are now starting with frost on the ground and staying cool all day. Other days see bright sunshine and 60 plus degrees by the afternoon. With this in mind, we intend for students to go outside as much as possible this year just as they did last year. This included masks breaks during the day as well as for recess. Please help your child have all the necessary clothing for cold and/or snowy weather.

We will send the students outside as much as possible. As a guideline, MRE will have indoor recess if the temperature is below 20 degrees or if there is heavy precipitation. Student do go out if there is light snow happening.

Please make sure students have boots, a coat, gloves or mittens, snow pants and a hat for the winter. Students are not allowed to play in the snow without boots and snow pants. As students get older, they like to wear sweatshirts instead of jackets. With wind and snow, this is not considered a jacket. Sweatshirts also get wet quickly.

Please talk with your child daily about what is appropriate to wear to school. Take into consideration that the predicted temperature is not assured and that the wind chill often drops the temperature by five to ten degrees. It does get particularly windy on the playground with very little to break the wind coming across the fields. With a 10 mph wind, a 45 degree day quickly becomes 33 degrees just above freezing. Many students want to wear shorts to express their independence and individuality. Please have thoughtful conversations with them each morning about what they wear. If the temperature is near 45 degrees and windy, let your child know that they may be asked to wear pants and a warm jacket out to recess or stay inside.
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*Due to Covid restrictions, parents will not be able to attend this years sing-a-long. It will be a student only event. Thank you for your understanding.*
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From the MRE Literacy Team

MRE Event at the Town Library

Wednesday, Dec. 1st, 6:30pm

717 Main Street

Lancaster, MA

Come to the town library to hear stories read by MRE teachers and staff members.

PTO Fundraiser

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In Our Nashoba Community

The NRHS Holiday Concert is Coming!

Time to get in the holiday spirit! Come enjoy some fun musical selections at the Nashoba Regional High School in December! The NRHS Bands and Choral groups will perform a Holiday Concert on Wednesday, December 15th at 7 pm in the NRHS auditorium (12 Green Road, Bolton, MA). Admission is $5 per person (seniors and students are free), payable at the door. NRSD concerts are family friendly...younger musicians are especially encouraged to attend. Masks for attendees are required. Come and enjoy music at Nashoba Regional High School!

Lancaster's Angel Tree

Each year the lobby of the Lancaster Police department transforms and becomes home to Lancaster’s Angel Tree. Year, after year the generosity and support from the residents and local businesses have always helped to make this event a huge success. This year more than ever, our local families need our help. Please consider getting involved and helping to make a difference for fellow community members. Tags can be picked up in the lobby of the police station any time or email for information on how to participate.

Lancaster’s 2021 Angle tree is dedicated to Francine Moody, Francine was the face of the Lancaster Police department and the heartbeat of the Angle tree for many years. In honor of her memory, we will keep this tradition and all the dreams made possible through the Lancaster’s Angel Tree, alive!

See’s Candies 2021 Holiday Fundraiser

Nashoba Regional Dollars for Scholars’® mission is to recognize student efforts and encourage their future success through scholarships. In 2021 alone, the generosity of our local community members made it possible to award $25,000 in scholarships to 20 seniors, but we need your support to continue this 30-year tradition. Purchase See’s candy for the holidays to help us raise money for scholarships and make the holidays even sweeter. Send a treat for Thanksgiving or do your Christmas shopping early. Just remember to let the recipient know that something sweet is on the way.

Click here to choose your favorites and buy your candy online or go to our website at

See's will begin shipping wrapped candy on November 10th, and the sale ends December 3rd. Nashoba Regional Dollars for Scholars is also seeking volunteers to help administer and award scholarships.

Helpful Information & Links

Nashoba Nutrition Services

Lunch menus and important updates can be viewed here

Reporting a Student Absent & Dismissal Reminders

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Mary Rowlandson Elementary School

To report a student absent, please send an email to: