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October 6, 2014

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


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.



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 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!



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!



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


This Thursday, October 16th, is Food Pantry Day at Placentino School. The Holliston Pantry Shelf ( 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.


October Lunch Menu



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