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
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
First and Second Grade Stationery
|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
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.