Principal's News

Placement Letters

posted Mar 24, 2015, 10:39 AM by Winnie Carey





March 23, 2015

Dear Parent/Guardian of 2nd Graders,

As spring approaches, we begin to think about student placement for next year.  During the placement process we evaluate how the needs of the individual children will be met while trying to create equitable learning groups at each grade level. This balancing act requires attention to academic abilities, social skills, gender, learning styles, personality traits and class size, among other considerations which may not be readily apparent to parents and families. Our placement process includes asking current classroom teachers to communicate information that they feel should be considered for the next school year. Classroom teachers have a good understanding of their students, including academic, emotional and social needs.

If you would like to share information about your child’s learning style or any significant aspect of your child’s background which may impact his or her best placement, please briefly submit your concerns in writing, to my attention on or before Wednesday, April 29, 2015. These letters may be shared with teachers.

Please do not feel there is any advantage in making your perceptions about placement known to us in writing. This is only true and necessary if you have information to share about your child that you do not believe we are aware of already. Equal consideration is given to the needs of every Miller student, regardless of whether or not we have received input from the parents.

I have confidence that all of our teachers are highly qualified and that they will provide an appropriate education for your child. Parents are asked not to include specific requests for teachers, as they will not be considered during the grouping process. If all specific teacher requests were to be honored, it is very likely that the personality of a class could be overwhelming for both the teacher and the other students. If that were to happen, children would not likely become successful in that environment, regardless of the reputation of the teacher.

Please trust our professional judgment as we work to provide all of our children with the best possible

classroom learning environment.

Respectfully,

David N. Keim





March 23, 2015

Dear Parent/Guardian of Kindergarten and 1st Graders,

As spring approaches, we begin to think about student placement for next year.  During the placement process we evaluate how the needs of the individual children will be met while trying to create equitable learning groups at each grade level. This balancing act requires attention to academic abilities, social skills, gender, learning styles, personality traits and class size, among other considerations which may not be readily apparent to parents and families. Our placement process includes asking current classroom teachers to communicate information that they feel should be considered for the next school year. Classroom teachers have a good understanding of their students, including academic, emotional and social needs.

If you would like to share information about your child’s learning style or any significant aspect of your child’s background which may impact his or her best placement, please briefly submit your concerns in writing, to my attention on or before Wednesday, April 29, 2015. These letters may be shared with teachers.

Please do not feel there is any advantage in making your perceptions about placement known to us in writing. This is only true and necessary if you have information to share about your child that you do not believe we are aware of already. Equal consideration is given to the needs of every Placentino student, regardless of whether or not we have received input from the parents.

I have confidence that all of our teachers are highly qualified and that they will provide an appropriate education for your child. Parents are asked not to include specific requests for teachers, as they will not be considered during the grouping process. If all specific teacher requests were to be honored, it is very likely that the personality of a class could be overwhelming for both the teacher and the other students. If that were to happen, children would not likely become successful in that environment, regardless of the reputation of the teacher.

Please trust our professional judgment as we work to provide all of our children with the best possible

classroom learning environment.

Respectfully,

David N. Keim



November 17, 2014

posted Nov 18, 2014, 6:37 AM by Winnie Carey

Donating to the Food Pantry adds a feather!!  


Donating a food item to the Food Pantry provides a feather for our Placentino Turkey! Our turkey is located in the Atrium of Placentino School. Children place a feather, with their name on it, on the turkey when they donate a food item. Teachers have the feathers and children are able to place their feather up during the school day.

FOOD PANTRY DAY

Thursday, November 20th, is Food Pantry Day at Placentino School. The Holliston Pantry Shelf (http://www.hollistonpantryshelf.org/index.html) supplies food free of charge to Holliston residents in need. The Pantry is different from other food pantries in several aspects. First, the Pantry is open five days a week all year. Furthermore, the Pantry allows clients to shop for their own food, a completely unique approach. Finally, the Pantry has no paid staff and relies on volunteers to run it. Therefore, all money received goes either toward buying food or maintaining the space for the Pantry. The Pantry relies entirely on private donations and receives no municipal, state, or federal support. Items most needed at the Pantry: Canned Soups, Peanut Butter, Canned Meats/Tuna, Snacks, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper. Students may bring donations to school which will be collected by the classroom teacher.

 

GRADE 1 FIELD TRIP TO THE HOLLISTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

Children in Grade 1 will be attending a field trip to the Holliston Police Department. Please see below for the Grade 1 schedule of attendance:

Tuesday, November 18th

Ms. Flynn & Mrs. Wipfler

Wednesday, November 19th

Mrs. Powers & Mrs. Berman

Thursday, November 20th

Mlle Paillard & Mrs. Bourque

Friday, November 21st

Mme McGovern

Tuesday, November 25th

Mrs. Huot

 

Please check in with your classroom teacher for more details

 

THANKSGIVING FEASTS

Please connect with your classroom teacher to learn more about the Thanksgiving Feasts scheduled for the week of 11/24/14. This is a wonderful time when we come together to share our thanks for each other.

 

CULTURE CONNECTION

The Culture Connection is a wonderful program designed to enrich the learning and core instruction in the classroom. Culture Connection is sponsored by the HEPTSA and artfully scheduled by Mrs. Nora Oquendo, a previous Placentino parent. We are lucky to have these wonderful programs come to our school and put learning to life in first hand demonstrations, music, dancing, and exhibits. This assembly occurs during the school day and is designed for student audience participation only. You are welcome to connect with Mrs. Nora Oquendo, at drno@comcast.net , if you are interested in volunteering your time to help support these experiences for our children.  Here are some up and coming events:

 

December 9th

Grade 1 and Grade 2

Kathak, North Indian Classical Dance

Kathak (Hindi: कथक) is one of the eight forms of Indian classical dance. This dance form traces its origins to the nomadic bards of ancient northern India, known as Kathakars or storytellers. Its form today contains traces of temple and ritual dances, and the influence of the bhakti movement. From the 16th century onwards it absorbed certain features of Persian dance and central Asian dance which were imported by the royal courts of the Mughal era.

 

CORI FORMS

If you are planning to volunteer at Placentino School, please complete a CORI Form prior to your visit during the school day. Our offices require up to two weeks in advance completing this check, so please send in your forms as soon as you can. The CORI Form can be found in the link labeled “Forms” on our website (http://placentino.holliston.k12.ma.us/general-info/publications/forms). Please call the office a few days ahead of your visit to be sure your documents have been processed.

 

LUNCH MENU

Novem ber Lunch Menu

DATES TO REMEMBER

November

26  ½ Day of School

27 & 28 Thanksgiving Break

December

3  School Council

18 Food Pantry

24 to January 2 Winter Break (back to school on January 5)

November 10, 2014

posted Nov 10, 2014, 8:38 AM by Winnie Carey

½ DAY DUE TO CONFERENCES

Our last day of conferences for the Fall are scheduled for Friday, November 14, 2014. Conferences are scheduled for Grade 1, Grade 2 and/or in Montessori 6-8. Please check in with your child’s classroom teacher to schedule if you have not already.


GRADE 1 FIELD TRIP TO THE HOLLISTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

Children in Grade 1 will be attending a field trip to the Holliston Police Department. Please see below for the Grade 1 schedule of attendance:

Tuesday, November 18th

Ms. Flynn & Mrs. Wipfler

Wednesday, November 19th

Mrs. Powers & Mrs. Berman

Thursday, November 20th

Mlle Paillard & Mrs. Bourque

Friday, November 21st

Mme McGovern

Tuesday, November 25th

Mrs. Huot


Please check in with your classroom teacher for more details


CULTURE CONNECTION

The Culture Connection is a wonderful program designed to enrich the learning and core instruction in the classroom. Culture Connection is sponsored by the HEPTSA and artfully scheduled by Mrs. Nora Oquendo, a previous Placentino parent. We are lucky to have these wonderful programs come to our school and put learning to life in first hand demonstrations, music, dancing, and exhibits. This assembly occurs during the school day and is designed for student audience participation only. You are welcome to connect with Mrs. Nora Oquendo, at drno@comcast.net , if you are interested in volunteering your time to help support these experiences for our children.  Here are some up and coming events:


December 9th

Grade 1 and Grade 2

Kathak, North Indian Classical Dance

Kathak (Hindi: कथक) is one of the eight forms of Indian classical dance. This dance form traces its origins to the nomadic bards of ancient northern India, known as Kathakars or storytellers. Its form today contains traces of temple and ritual dances, and the influence of the bhakti movement. From the 16th century onwards it absorbed certain features of Persian dance and central Asian dance which were imported by the royal courts of the Mughal era.


CORI FORMS

If you are planning to volunteer at Placentino School, please complete a CORI Form prior to your visit during the school day. Our offices require up to two weeks in advance completing this check, so please send in your forms as soon as you can. The CORI Form can be found in the link labeled “Forms” on our website (http://placentino.holliston.k12.ma.us/general-info/publications/forms). Please call the office a few days ahead of your visit to be sure your documents have been processed.


FAMILY READING NIGHT

Come and join the fun! We gather together in the cafetorium, comfy and cozy in our pajamas and blankets to listen to stories read and told aloud. Our readers for the evening are:

Ellen Ahern

Christine Petersen

Susan Gleason

Linda Weene

Tracy Alexander (children's Librarian at the public library)


FOOD PANTRY DAY

Thursday, November 20th, is Food Pantry Day at Placentino School. The Holliston Pantry Shelf (http://www.hollistonpantryshelf.org/index.html) supplies food free of charge to Holliston residents in need. The Pantry is different from other food pantries in several aspects. First, the Pantry is open five days a week all year. Furthermore, the Pantry allows clients to shop for their own food, a completely unique approach. Finally, the Pantry has no paid staff and relies on volunteers to run it. Therefore, all money received goes either toward buying food or maintaining the space for the Pantry. The Pantry relies entirely on private donations and receives no municipal, state, or federal support. Items most needed at the Pantry: Canned Soups, Peanut Butter, Canned Meats/Tuna, Snacks, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper. Students may bring donations to school which will be collected by the classroom teacher.


LUNCH MENU

Novem ber Lunch Menu

DATES TO REMEMBER

November

11 Veterans Day (NO SCHOOL)

12 Family Reading Night

19 School Council

26  ½ Day of School

27 & 28 Thanksgiving Break

December

18 Food Pantry

24 to January 2 Winter Break (back to school on January 5)


November 3, 2014

posted Nov 3, 2014, 11:03 AM by Winnie Carey

PICTURE RE-TAKE

Please see your photo envelopes for information on retaking the school photo. If the photos are 

worthy of a re-take, the photographers from Coffee Pond will be back at our school on Friday, 

November 7th

CORI FORMS

If you are planning to volunteer at Placentino School, please complete a CORI Form prior to 

your visit during the school day. Our offices require up to two weeks in advance completing this 

check, so please send in your forms as soon as you can. The CORI Form can be found in the link 

labeled “Forms” on our website (http://placentino.holliston.k12.ma.us/general-info/publications/

forms). Please call the office a few days ahead of your visit to be sure your documents have 

been processed.

HEPTSA BINGO NIGHT

Come and join in on a family fun event! Families join together to play a game of BINGO. 

Children are encouraged to help call-out numbers and there are prizes for each game, come 

one, come all! The HEPTSA BINGO Night is scheduled for 11/7/14. Please see the HEPTSA 

webpage for additional information. 

FAMILY READING NIGHT

Come and join the fun! We gather together in the cafetorium, comfy and cozy in our pajamas and 

blankets to listen to stories read and told aloud. Our readers for the evening are: 

Ellen Ahern

Christine Petersen

Susan Gleason

Linda Weene

Tracy Alexander (children's Librarian at the public library)

FOOD PANTRY DAY


Thursday, November 20th

(http://www.hollistonpantryshelf.org/index.html) supplies food free of charge to Holliston 

residents in need. The Pantry is different from other food pantries in several aspects. First, 

the Pantry is open five days a week all year. Furthermore, the Pantry allows clients to shop 

for their own food, a completely unique approach. Finally, the Pantry has no paid staff and 

relies on volunteers to run it. Therefore, all money received goes either toward buying food or 

maintaining the space for the Pantry. The Pantry relies entirely on private donations and receives 

no municipal, state, or federal support. Items most needed at the Pantry: Canned Soups, Peanut 

Butter, Canned Meats/Tuna, Snacks, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper. Students may bring 

donations to school which will be collected by the classroom teacher.

, is Food Pantry Day at Placentino School. The Holliston Pantry Shelf 

LUNCH MENU


DATES TO REMEMBER

November

7 Picture Re-Take Day

7 HEPTSA Bingo Night

11 Veterans Day (NO SCHOOL)

12 Family Reading Night

19 School Council

26 1⁄2 Day of School

27 & 28 Thanksgiving Break

December

18 Food Pantry

24 to January 2 Winter Break (back to school on January 5)

October 27, 2014

posted Oct 27, 2014, 8:48 AM by Winnie Carey

BLACK AND ORANGE ASSEMBLY FOR GRADES 1 & 2

Grades 1 and 2 will participate in a sing-a-long for the season on Friday, October 31st. Children will gather in the cafetorium and sing songs that they have learned during their music class with Mrs. Petersen and Mrs. Anderson-York. The assembly is an event for only children and teachers. Please have your children wear black and orange on Friday, no costumes please.

KINDERGARTEN HALLOWEEN PARADE ****PLEASE SEE PARADE ROUTE MAP BELOW*******

The Placentino Kindergarten Parade is scheduled for the 10/31/14 with a rain date of 10/30/14. The plan for our parade takes on a new shape as we have two parade sessions! Children in the AM Kindergarten session will parade in the morning, children who attend Full Day Kindergarten will parade twice, and children who are in the PM Kindergarten session will parade in the afternoon. Families are asked to remain outside the school house during the parade session for photo opportunities. The parade route will be entirely outside this school year!

                           9:45 A.M.

    PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE FOR THE PARADE BEFORE 9:30.

·         A.M. Preschool: Ms. Beaver, Mrs. McGorty, & Mrs. Radcliffe

·         A.M. French Kindergarten:  Mlle Mason

·         Traditional Kindergarten: Mr. Almeida, Mrs. Came, Mrs. Hastings, Mrs. Locke, Mrs. Lupien & Mrs. Parker

·         Montessori 3-6: Mrs. Cebrowski, Miss Jackson (Preschool & Kindergarten students)

·         Montessori K-1:  Mrs. Bradley (Kindergarten students)

 

1:15 P.M.

PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE FOR THE PARADE BEFORE 1:00.

·         P.M. Preschool:  Ms. Beaver, Mrs. McGorty, & Mrs. Radcliffe

·         P.M. French Kindergarten:  Mlle Mason

·         Traditional Kindergarten: Mr. Almeida, Mrs. Came, Mrs. Hastings, Mrs. Locke, Mrs. Lupien & Mrs. Parker

·         Montessori 3-6:  Mrs. Cebrowski, Miss Jackson

(Kindergarten students)



*Parking is limited!  Please carpool if possible.  Thank you!





PICTURE RE-TAKE

Pictures are due home to you this week. If the photos are worthy of a re-take, the photographers from Coffee Pond will be back at our school on Friday, November 7th.

 

CORI FORMS

If you are planning to volunteer at Placentino School, please complete a CORI Form prior to your visit during the school day. Our offices require up to two weeks in advance completing this check, so please send in your forms as soon as you can. The CORI Form can be found in the link labeled “Forms” on our website (http://placentino.holliston.k12.ma.us/general-info/publications/forms).

 

HEPTSA BINGO NIGHT

Come and join in on a family fun event! Families join together to play a game of BINGO. Children are encouraged to help call-out numbers and there are prizes for each game, come one, come all! The HEPTSA BINGO Night is scheduled for 11/7/14. Please see the HEPTSA webpage for additional information.

 

NEW LOOK FOR OUR WEBSITE

The Placentino School website has a brand new look! Winnie Carey, our Technology Integration Specialist has worked to create a more user friendly Google Site. Click on the link below to view:

Http://placentino.holliston.k12.ma.us

 

FOOD PANTRY DAY

Thursday, November 20th, is Food Pantry Day at Placentino School. The Holliston Pantry Shelf (http://www.hollistonpantryshelf.org/index.html) supplies food free of charge to Holliston residents in need. The Pantry is different from other food pantries in several aspects. First, the Pantry is open five days a week all year. Furthermore, the Pantry allows clients to shop for their own food, a completely unique approach. Finally, the Pantry has no paid staff and relies on volunteers to run it. Therefore, all money received goes either toward buying food or maintaining the space for the Pantry. The Pantry relies entirely on private donations and receives no municipal, state, or federal support. Items most needed at the Pantry: Canned Soups, Peanut Butter, Canned Meats/Tuna, Snacks, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper. Students may bring donations to school which will be collected by the classroom teacher.

LUNCH MENU

October Lunch Menu

DATES TO REMEMBER

October   

31 Kindergarten Halloween Parade

November

7  Picture Re-Take Day

7  HEPTSA Bingo Night

12 Family Reading Night

19 School Council

26  ½ Day of School

27 & 28 Thanksgiving Break

October 20, 2014

posted Oct 20, 2014, 5:53 PM by Winnie Carey   [ updated Oct 20, 2014, 5:54 PM ]



NEW LOOK FOR OUR WEBSITE

The Placentino School website has a brand new look! Winnie Carey, our Technology Integration Specialist has worked to create a more user friendly Googe Site. Click on the link below to view:

Http://placentino.holliston.k12.ma.us


GRADE 2 NATIVE AMERICAN TRAIL – CULTURE CONNECTION- DATE CHANGE

Due to the predicted weather for this week, the Native American Trail Culture Connection activity has been moved to Tuesday, October 28th and Wednesday, October 29th.


KINDERGARTEN HALLOWEEN PARADE

The Placentino Kindergarten Parade is scheduled for the 10/31/14 with a rain date of 10/30/14. The plan for our parade takes on a new shape as we have two parade sessions! Children in the AM Kindergarten session will parade in the morning, children who attend Full Day Kindergarten will parade twice, and children who are in the PM Kindergarten session will parade in the afternoon. Families are asked to remain outside the school house during the parade session for photo opportunities. The parade route will be entirely outside this school year!

    9:45 A.M.

   PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE FOR THE PARADE BEFORE 9:30.

  • A.M. Preschool: Ms. Beaver, Mrs. McGorty, & Mrs. Radcliffe

  • A.M. French Kindergarten:  Mlle Mason

  • Traditional Kindergarten: Mr. Almeida, Mrs. Came, Mrs. Hastings, Mrs. Locke, Mrs. Lupien & Mrs. Parker

  • Montessori 3-6: Mrs. Cebrowski, Miss Jackson (Preschool & Kindergarten students)

  • Montessori K-1:  Mrs. Bradley (Kindergarten students)


1:15 P.M.

PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE FOR THE PARADE BEFORE 1:00.

  • P.M. Preschool:  Ms. Beaver, Mrs. McGorty, & Mrs. Radcliffe

  • P.M. French Kindergarten:  Mlle Mason

  • Traditional Kindergarten: Mr. Almeida, Mrs. Came, Mrs. Hastings, Mrs. Locke, Mrs. Lupien & Mrs. Parker

  • Montessori 3-6:  Mrs. Cebrowski, Miss Jackson

(Kindergarten students)


*Parking is limited!  Please carpool if possible.  Thank you!


CORI FORMS

If you are planning to volunteer at Placentino School, please complete a CORI Form prior to your visit during the school day. Our offices require up to two weeks in advance completing this check, so please send in your forms as soon as you can. The CORI Form can be found in the link labeled “Forms” on our website (http://placentino.holliston.k12.ma.us/general-info/publications/forms).


HEPTSA BINGO NIGHT

Come and join in on a family fun event! Families join together to play a game of BINGO. Children are encouraged to help call-out numbers and there are prizes for each game, come one, come all! The HEPTSA BINGO Night is scheduled for 11/7/14. Please see the HEPTSA webpage for additional information.

FOOD PANTRY DAY

Thursday, November 20th, is Food Pantry Day at Placentino School. The Holliston Pantry Shelf (http://www.hollistonpantryshelf.org/index.html) supplies food free of charge to Holliston residents in need. The Pantry is different from other food pantries in several aspects. First, the Pantry is open five days a week all year. Furthermore, the Pantry allows clients to shop for their own food, a completely unique approach. Finally, the Pantry has no paid staff and relies on volunteers to run it. Therefore, all money received goes either toward buying food or maintaining the space for the Pantry. The Pantry relies entirely on private donations and receives no municipal, state, or federal support. Items most needed at the Pantry: Canned Soups, Peanut Butter, Canned Meats/Tuna, Snacks, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper. Students may bring donations to school which will be collected by the classroom teacher.

LUNCH MENU

October Lunch Menu

DATES TO REMEMBER

October   

20 & 21 Culture Connection: Native American Trail, Grade 2 

21 & 22 HEPTSA Book Fair – Miller Multipurpose Room

23 &24 Culture Connection: Owl and Birds, Kindergarten

31 Kindergarten Halloween Parade

November

7  Picture Re-Take Day

7  HEPTSA Bingo Night

12 Family Reading Night

19 School Council

26  ½ Day of School

27 & 28 Thanksgiving Break




October 14, 2014

posted Oct 14, 2014, 9:42 AM by Winnie Carey   [ updated Oct 14, 2014, 9:44 AM ]

CULTURE CONNECTION

The Culture Connection is a wonderful program designed to enrich the learning and core
instruction in the classroom. Culture Connection is sponsored by the HEPTSA and artfully
scheduled by Mrs. Nora Oquendo, a previous Placentino parent. We are lucky to have these
wonderful programs come to our school and put learning to life in first hand demonstrations,
music, dancing, and exhibits. This assembly occurs during the school day and is designed for
student audience participation only. You are welcome to connect with Mrs. Nora Oquendo, at
drno@comcast.net , if you are interested in volunteering your time to help support these experiences
for our children. Here are some up and coming events:

October:

Grade 2

Native American Trail

A view into the Native American traditions

10/20/14 and 10/21/14

Kindergarten

Windows on Wildlife-Owls and Birds

An exhibit and live observation of birds of prey and discussion to describe these fascinating and 
important animals in our environment

10/23/14 and 10/24/14

IN-HOUSE CONFERENCES

In-house conferences are scheduled for 10/23/14 and 10/30/14. Please contact your classroom 
teacher to set up a time if you have not had the opportunity. 

KINDERGARTEN HALLOWEEN PARADE

The Placentino Kindergarten Parade is scheduled for the 10/31/14 with a rain date of 10/30/14. 
The plan for our parade takes on a new shape as we have two parade sessions! Children in the 
AM Kindergarten session will parade in the morning, children who attend Full Day Kindergarten 
will parade twice, and children who are in the PM Kindergarten session will parade in the 
afternoon. Families are asked to remain outside the school house during the parade session for 
photo opportunities. The parade route will be entirely outside this school year! 

 9:45 A.M. 

 PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE FOR THE PARADE BEFORE 9:30.

• A.M. Preschool: Ms. Beaver, Mrs. McGorty, & Mrs. Radcliffe

• A.M. French Kindergarten: Mlle Mason

• Traditional Kindergarten: Mr. Almeida, Mrs. Came, Mrs. Hastings, 

Mrs. Locke, Mrs. Lupien & Mrs. Parker 

• Montessori 3-6: Mrs. Cebrowski, Miss Jackson (Preschool & 

Kindergarten students)

• Montessori K-1: Mrs. Bradley (Kindergarten students)

1:15 P.M.

PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE FOR THE PARADE BEFORE 1:00. 

• P.M. Preschool: Ms. Beaver, Mrs. McGorty, & Mrs. Radcliffe

• P.M. French Kindergarten: Mlle Mason

• Traditional Kindergarten: Mr. Almeida, Mrs. Came, Mrs. Hastings, 

Mrs. Locke, Mrs. Lupien & Mrs. Parker 

• Montessori 3-6: Mrs. Cebrowski, Miss Jackson 

(Kindergarten students)

*Parking is limited! Please carpool if possible. Thank you!

SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING

Our second School Council meeting will take place on October 15, 2014 at 3:30 in the 
Placentino Library. 

FOOD PANTRY DAY

This Thursday, October 16th, is Food Pantry Day at Placentino School. The Holliston Pantry 
Shelf (http://www.hollistonpantryshelf.org/index.html) supplies food free of charge to 
Holliston residents in need. The Pantry is different from other food pantries in several aspects. 
First, the Pantry is open five days a week all year. Furthermore, the Pantry allows clients to 
shop for their own food, a completely unique approach. Finally, the Pantry has no paid staff and 
relies on volunteers to run it. Therefore, all money received goes either toward buying food or 
maintaining the space for the Pantry. The Pantry relies entirely on private donations and receives 
no municipal, state, or federal support. Items most needed at the Pantry: Canned Soups, Peanut 
Butter, Canned Meats/Tuna, Snacks, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper. Students may bring 
donations to school which will be collected by the classroom teacher.

LUNCH MENU


DATES TO REMEMBER

October 

16 Food Pantry

21 & 22 HEPTSA Book Fair – Miller Multipurpose Room

31 Kindergarten Halloween Parade

October 6, 2014

posted Oct 6, 2014, 7:46 AM by Winnie Carey   [ updated Oct 6, 2014, 8:49 AM ]

HEPTSA BOOK FAIR!

The HEPTSA Bookfair will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 21st and 22nd from 9 am to 7 pm in the Miller Multi-Purpose room. Miller students will attend the bookfair during the school day. We will have a variety of books for students from preschool through fifth grade and will also have a selection of french books.  All proceeds benefit our elementary school libraries.

 

A REQUEST FOR HELP

Of course, as is so true in Holliston, many adults are asking how they can be help.

What is most needed are donations of platelets. The Boston Children's Hospital is greatly in need of platelets. 

These donations will benefit not only our Placentino child but many children in need. 

Platelet donations completed at Boston Children's Hospital remain right at Boston Children's Hospital,

whereas donations given at Red Cross locations are shipped elsewhere in the country.

 

Please consider taking the time to support one of our precious young ones! You can go directly to the 

333 Longwood Avenue address in Boston.  Just tell the receptionist that you are from the Placentino Elementary School,

 as it will be helpful.

 

Another option is if we can guarantee 30 adults, we can have the Bloodmobile come to us!  

Please contact Mary Beth Numbers at numbersm@holliston.k12.ma.us if you are interested

 in this option and we can schedule a weekend opportunity as soon as we have enough volunteers. 

Thank you kindly for your support!

 

HEPTSA MEETING

There is a Holliston Elementary Parent Teacher Student Association meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 9:15 a.m. in the Placentino Café. Please join us!

 

SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING

Our second School Council meeting will take place on October 15, 2014 at 3:30 in the Placentino Library.

FOOD PANTRY DAY

This Thursday, October 16th, is Food Pantry Day at Placentino School. The Holliston Pantry Shelf (http://www.hollistonpantryshelf.org/index.html) supplies food free of charge to Holliston residents in need. The Pantry is different from other food pantries in several aspects. First, the Pantry is open five days a week all year. Furthermore, the Pantry allows clients to shop for their own food, a completely unique approach. Finally, the Pantry has no paid staff and relies on volunteers to run it. Therefore, all money received goes either toward buying food or maintaining the space for the Pantry. The Pantry relies entirely on private donations and receives no municipal, state, or federal support. Items most needed at the Pantry: Canned Soups, Peanut Butter, Canned Meats/Tuna, Snacks, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper. Students may bring donations to school which will be collected by the classroom teacher.

LUNCH MENU

October Lunch Menu

DATES TO REMEMBER

October        

7  HEPTSA Meeting at 9:15 – Placentino Café

10 NO SCHOOL – Professional Development Day

13 NO SCHOOL – Columbus Day

16 Food Pantry

21 & 22 HEPTSA Book Fair – Miller Multipurpose Room

31 Kindergarten Halloween Parade

September 15, 2014

posted Sep 15, 2014, 10:10 AM by Winnie Carey   [ updated Sep 15, 2014, 10:11 AM ]

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT: I know that you are all very excited to visit your child’s classroom on his or her annual “Back to School Night.”  Please remember that this evening is designed for parents only-no children please.

“Back to School Night” for each grade will begin at 6:30 in the Placentino Cafetorium with a short group session for all parents and guardians.

At 7:00 p.m. parents/guardians will proceed to their child’s classroom.  The classroom visit provides an opportunity for teachers to discuss the “details” of their classroom procedures and describe our academic programs and curriculum.  Teachers will present general information to their parent groups at this time.  You will also have an opportunity to sign-up for a conference with your child’s teacher.  Thank you for remembering that if a parent has concerns or information specific to their child, it should be shared with the teacher through a private telephone call, note, email, or at conference time and not during the format of our “Back to School” program.  The evening will conclude at 8:00.

               

·            Tuesday, September 16                Traditional Grade Two

                                          French Immersion Grade Two

                                          Montessori ages 6-8

                                          Montessori K/1 (Mrs. Bradley)

 

·            Tuesday, September 23               Traditional Grade One 

French Immersion Grade One

 

** If you would like to bring a paper or canned item to our “Back to School Nights” our friends at the Food Pantry would greatly appreciate it.  We will have bins available in our Atrium.  Thank you.

 

HEPTSA  MEETING:  There is a Holliston Elementary Parent Teacher Student Association meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 16th at   9:15 a.m. in the  Placentino Café. Please join us.

SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING: The first meeting of the Placentino School Council will be held this Tuesday, September 16th  in the Placentino library at 3:30 p.m. These meetings are open to the public and parents are welcome to attend.

FOOD PANTRY DAY: This Thursday, September 18th, is Food Pantry Day at Placentino School. The Holliston Pantry Shelf (http://www.hollistonpantryshelf.org/index.html) supplies food free of charge to Holliston residents in need. The Pantry is different from other food pantries in several aspects. First, the Pantry is open five days a week all year. Furthermore, the Pantry allows clients to shop for their own food, a completely unique approach. Finally, the Pantry has no paid staff and relies on volunteers to run it. Therefore, all money received goes either toward buying food or maintaining the space for the Pantry. The Pantry relies entirely on private donations and receives no municipal, state, or federal support. Items most needed at the Pantry: Canned Soups, Peanut Butter, Canned Meats/Tuna, Snacks, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper. Students may bring donations to school which will be collected by the classroom teacher.

 

PICTURE DAY: This Friday, September 19th is picture day at Placentino School. Forms  will  be sent home on Wednesday.  Let us know in the office if you need an extra form. 

LUNCH MENU:  September Lunch Menu

 

Dates to Remember:

September         

 

                        16                   Back to School Night – Grade Two and Montessori 6-8, 6:30 p.m.

                        16                   School Council Meeting 3:30 p.m.-Library

                        16                   HEPTSA  Meeting   -  9:15 a.m.  Placentino Café

                        18                   Food Pantry Day

                        19                   School Picture Day  

                        23                   Back to School Night – Grade One, 6:30 p.m.

                        25                   NO SCHOOL – Rosh Hashonah

 

September 8, 2014

posted Sep 8, 2014, 8:44 AM by Winnie Carey

BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC: HEPTSA (Holliston Elementary Parent Teacher Student Association) invites families to the 2014-2015 “Back To School Picnic” on Friday, September 12 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on the ‘Loop’ outside Placentino/Miller Cafeteria

·         Pack a picnic (or bring a pizza) & blanket

·         Bring the family

·         Watch the kids play

·         Enjoy the music

·         Meet new friends

Any questions, contact pattybaribeau@gmail.com or missymcelligot@gmail.com

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT: I know that you are all very excited to visit your child’s classroom on his or her annual “Back to School Night.”  Please remember that this evening is designed for parents only-no children please.

“Back to School Night” for each grade will begin at 6:30 in the Placentino Cafetorium with a short group session for all parents and guardians.

At 7:00 p.m. parents/guardians will proceed to their child’s classroom.  The classroom visit provides an opportunity for teachers to discuss the “details” of their classroom procedures and describe our academic programs and curriculum.  Teachers will present general information to their parent groups at this time.  You will also have an opportunity to sign-up for a conference with your child’s teacher.  Thank you for remembering that if a parent has concerns or information specific to their child, it should be shared with the teacher through a private telephone call, note, email, or at conference time and not during the format of our “Back to School” program.  The evening will conclude at 8:00

·            Tuesday, September 9                  Pre K and Traditional Kindergarten,

French Immersion Kindergarten

                                                                          Montessori ages 3-6

·            Tuesday, September 16                Traditional Grade Two

                                          French Immersion Grade Two

                                          Montessori ages 6-8

                                          Montessori K/1 (Mrs. Bradley)

 ·            Tuesday, September 23                                Traditional Grade One 

French Immersion Grade On

** If you would like to bring a paper or canned item to our “Back to School Nights” our friends at the Food Pantry would greatly appreciate it.  We will have bins available in our Atrium.  Thank you.

 PLACENTINO SCHOOL COUNCIL NOMINATIONS: The Holliston Elementary Parent, Teacher, Student Association (HEPTSA) is asking you to consider serving on the Placentino School Council as a parent representative. We are currently looking for representatives for the following grades:

·         Pre-K – One year term

·         Second Grade – Two-year term (1st year as second grade rep, 2nd year as third grade rep).

·         All Parent Representative – One-year term representing all grades.

The School Council meets monthly to review issues and discuss ideas for the Placentino School Community.  The Council develops the annual School Improvement Plan and monitors its progress throughout the year.  Members include Placentino School Interim Principal Mr. Steve Silvestri;  Placentino Assistant Principal Mrs. Susan Gleason; four teachers; four parents (one from each grade plus an at large parent member); and a community member.  The meetings are typically held once a month on a Wednesday from 3:35 to 5:00 p.m. Serving on the School Council is a wonderful way to get involved in your child’s education and to have an active and positive role in improving the Placentino Elementary School for all students. Interested parents should send a one-page letter about yourself and why you would be a positive addition to the Council.  Please be sure  the letter includes the grade you are interested in representing.  All letters should be addressed to Mr. Steve Silvestri, silvestris@holliston.k12.ma.us and submitted to the Placentino office. 

LUNCH MENU:  September Lunch Menu

Dates to Remember:

September         

                          9                   Back to School Night – Pre K and Kindergarten. 6:30 p.m.   

                        12                   HEPTSA Family “Back to School” Picnic,   6:00-7:30 p.m.

                        16                   Back to School Night – Grade Two and Montessori 6-8, 6:30 p.m.

                        16                   School Council Meeting 3:30 p.m.

                        16                   HEPTSA  Meeting   -  9:15 a.m.  Placentino Café

                        18                   Food Pantry Day

                        19                   School Picture Day  

                        23                   Back to School Night – Grade One, 6:30 p.m.

                        25                   NO SCHOOL – Rosh Hashonah

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