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Placement Update

posted Jun 21, 2019, 11:52 AM by Winnie Carey

Dear Parents and Guardians of Placentino Students,

Placement letters for PreK, Grade 1, and Grade 2 were mailed on Friday, June 21st. 
Kindergarten placement letters will be mailed the first week of August. 

Thank you and have a wonderful Summer!

Placentino News May 3, 2019

posted May 3, 2019, 11:18 AM by Winnie Carey   [ updated May 3, 2019, 11:20 AM ]

Placentino News 5/3/19

Adjective Day!

posted Apr 23, 2019, 3:10 PM by Winnie Carey   [ updated Apr 23, 2019, 3:12 PM ]

Adjective Day - April 30th

On Tuesday, April 30th, Placentino Elementary School is hosting its second annual Adjective Day as a school spirit day to help students learn new words and expand their vocabulary while also having fun!  The school will participate in a whole school read of a book about adjectives to set the stage for our special day! Throughout the day, the students will engage in learning activities that center around building new vocabulary.

Here is what students will need to do:

  1. Select an adjective. An adjective is a word that describes a noun (a person, place or thing).  

  2. Design an outfit, hat or sign to wear that demonstrates the meaning of that word. *Please use material from home you already have! If wearing a costume, it must be school appropriate with no weapons or masks. Students should arrive with all clothing for the day on and plan on wearing it for the duration of the day.

  3. Display your adjective on your outfit, hat, or sign.

Family Communication April 3, 2019

posted Apr 3, 2019, 9:13 AM by Winnie Carey

Please read these important reminders/updates and mark your calendars!

  1. Placentinkers: Placentinkers combined art and technology this month through our exploration of Pixels and Pointillism!  We discovered that the pixels on a computer screen are just like the dots in a Pointillist painting!  It was exciting to see students "connect the dots" between technology and art. Combining our knowledge of pixels and pointillism we created two forms of art. Chromebooks were used to create our own pixel art.  And each class collaborated on creating a beautiful pointillism painting using bingo daubers!   

  2. 2019-2020 Class Placement: Please see the attached letter from Mrs. Slaney regarding class placement.

  3. Placentino Reading Night: Mark your calendars for our spring reading night on, Wednesday, April 10 from 6:30-7:30 PM. Pack a picnic, put on your pajamas, come listen to some great stories, and a visit from someone special!

  4. Spring Break: There will be no school on April 15-19.

  5. MakerSpace Donations: The MakerSpace needs cardboard tubes (paper towel, toilet paper, etc.) for the month of April. The donations will be collected in a box in the Placentino foyer labeled Placentinkers/MakerSpace.

  6. Substitutes: If you are interested in being a substitute at Placentino Elementary School please contact Cheryl Lassey at to inquire.

  7. Food Pantry:  Our next Food Pantry collection day is Friday, April 26.

  8. Instagram & Twitter: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @SamPlacentino

Kindergarten Registration

posted Mar 11, 2019, 12:21 PM by Winnie Carey

Dear Parents/Guardian’s of Incoming Kindergarten Children,

Welcome to the Holliston Public Schools!

An Information Night for parents of incoming Kindergarten children will be held at Placentino School on Tuesday evening, March 19, 2019  beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafetorium.

The purpose of this evening is to:

  • Provide parents with an overview of our Kindergarten programs

  • Provide a brief overview of our curriculum

  • Discuss the three programs of choice

  • Provide an opportunity for parents to visit our Kindergarten classrooms

  • Review online registration process

Children who are eligible for Kindergarten in September must be 5 years old by September 1, 2019.

For additional information, please call the Placentino School at 508-429-0647 between the hours of

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Calendar of Events

March 19* Information Night (Adults Only Please)

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Placentino School Cafetorium

*Snow Date: March 20

March 21 - 29 Online Kindergarten Registration

March 26, 27, 28 In-Person Kindergarten Registration- If you prefer to register in person to utilize a school computer to fill out the registration form, prefer not to upload documents, and/or need to speak with a nurse regarding a health concern you have for your child you may come into the Placentino office on March 26, 27 or 28 between the hours of 10:00AM-2:00PM

Welcome to Placentino!


Math Night and March Mania

posted Mar 5, 2019, 5:57 AM by Winnie Carey   [ updated Mar 5, 2019, 6:00 AM ]

Family Math Night is tonight, Tuesday, March 5th from 6:30PM - 8:00PM for Placentino and Miller Schools in the cafeteria.

In addition, our Spring Book Fair for Placentino and Miller Schools begins today. The book fair will be open from 3:00PM - 8:00PM today, March 5th through tomorrow, March 6th in the Miller Multipurpose Room. Please note, Placentino students will NOT visit the book fair during class time.

Please see the March Mania flyer for more details.

February News

posted Feb 27, 2019, 5:59 AM by Winnie Carey

Please read these important reminders and mark your calendars.

  1. Dr. Seuss Spirit Week February 25-March 1: March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday, what better way to celebrate than to read? Please join us in celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday with our spirit week celebrations. 
    Monday, February 25th: The Foot Book - Wear mismatched shoes or socks Tuesday, February 26th: Oh, The Places You’ll Go - Wear a shirt or hat from a place you have been or would like to visit. Wednesday, February 27th: Green Eggs and Ham - Wear something green! Thursday, February 28th: The Sleep Book - Wear your pajamas to school. Friday, March 1st: The Cat in the Hat - Wear black, white and/or red.

Substitutes: If you are interested in being a substitute at Placentino Elementary School please contact Cheryl Lassey at to inquire.

Placentinkers kicked off the new year with the book Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen.  Violet is a science-loving girl inventor who creates flying machines and “glorious contraptions” made out of misfit and broken parts from the junkyard next door. What better platform to encourage invention, innovation, and creativity!  We followed Violet’s lead by tinkering and inventing in our own “junkyard” of broken electronics and toys. Armed with screwdrivers and determination, our Placentinkers reworked disassembled parts in creative ways.  There was a keyboard controlled microscope, a solar-powered robot and the impressive “typer-flyer” to name a few! We love our “Breakerspace” and our inventions!
In addition to the Tinker/Invention table, students also rotated through stations around the room.  Stations included a Lego Wall, a Marble Maze Run, an Exploration Station (with the ever-popular electronic typewriter), MagnaTiles, Gears, and a K’NEX table.  Thank you, Violet, for your inspiration! Please visit the Placentinkers Website for more information and some wonderful photos of our students in action!

Instagram & Twitter: Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @SamPlacentino

Preschool Open House

posted Jan 9, 2019, 12:11 PM by Winnie Carey

The Holliston Preschool Open House will be held on January 29, 2019.

Holliston parents who are interested in enrolling their children (must be 3 years or older by September 1, 2019) in any of our Preschool Programs at Placentino Elementary School in Fall 2019 are invited to a Preschool Information Night on January 29th at 6:30 pm at Placentino Elementary School.  We ask that only parents/guardians attend the information night as this evening is explicitly geared to adults. 

Online registration will take place from January 30th through February 6th.  If you prefer to register in person to utilize a school computer to fill out the registration form, prefer not to upload documents, and/or need to speak with a nurse regarding a health concern you have for your child you may come into the Placentino office on February 1st, 4th, 5th or 6th between the hours
of 10:00am-2:00pm.

A $100 non-refundable deposit, an original birth certificate, immunizations and two proofs of residency are required at the time of registration. Payments can be made online or by bringing a check to our school office. Our Preschool programs are open to Holliston residents only.  If you have any questions, please contact the school at 508-429-0647.

Snow Date for Information Night:  January 31, 2019.

9/14/18 Family Communication

posted Sep 17, 2018, 5:56 AM by Winnie Carey

9/14/18 Family Communication

September 6 Family Communication

posted Sep 12, 2018, 6:33 AM by Winnie Carey   [ updated Sep 12, 2018, 6:53 AM ]

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