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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 or

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, and submitted to the Placentino office. 

LUNCH MENU:  September Lunch Menu

Dates to Remember:


                          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