March Mail



Welcome to MARCH MAIL!. This program gives students the opportunity to write and receive letters
 through our in-school postal service. Students, as part of a class language arts lesson, or just for fun, write letters to each 
other or to staff members. The letters are addressed using standard procedures and are placed in the mailbox outside their 
classroom. Second grade students  handle all the jobs responsible for the collection, sorting and delivering of mail. 

The cost of a stamp is 10 cents.  The money collected will go to the Holliston Food Pantry.  Students can buy stamps from their
classroom teacher. 

Within the classroom students are exposed to and practice real-life skills such as writing various types of letters 
(i.e. friendly, persuasive, thank you, etc.) and addressing envelopes. Students may also write letters at home and bring them to
 school and 'mail' them.   We have 3 different versions of Placentino stationery: PreK, Kindergarten and First and Second 
grade students.


PreK Stationery

Kindergarten Stationery

First and Second Grade Stationery

Staff Directory

Placentino Map


Be sure to write neatly when addressing your envelope so your letter will reach its correct destination.
Include the following three items:
  • ADDRESS: This is the name and address of the person (recipient) you are sending the letter to. 
    On separate lines write:
      • Recipient's Full Name
      • Placentino Street Address
      • City, State and Zip Code



      • Use postal abbreviations when writing the state. Postal abbreviations are written in capital letters without periods or other punctuation.

        The postal abbreviation for Massachusetts is MA.      

         

      • RETURN ADDRESS: This is the information about the sender of the letter. In the top left corner on separate lines write:

        Your full name
        Your Placentino Street Address
        Your City, State and Zip Code         

      • STAMP: In the top right corner of the envelope you place a postage stamp. Stamps cost 10 cents.  This pays for the delivery of the letter.  


      Writing a Friendly or Personal Letter
      A friendly or personal letter has 5 main parts.

      HEADING: Includes the address and the date. In some cases, it is OK to just write the date.

      GREETING: The greeting usually starts with 'Dear' and is followed the person's name and then a comma.

      BODY: After skipping a line, you begin the body of your letter which is the main text of your letter. Indent for each new paragraph.

      CLOSING: The closing includes a short capitalized expression such as 'Sincerely' or 'Love' and is followed by a comma. Skip a line after the
       body before writing your closing.

      SIGNATURE: You sign your name beginning directly below the closing.