Welcome Back! First Grade Open House is This Week!

Welcome back to all our Placentino students!  I hope that everyone enjoyed a fun spring vacation break.

A reminder that our Open House for Traditional and French Immersion Grade One classrooms will be held on Thursday evening, April 28th, from 6:30-7:30.  Please remember that this night is specifically designed for our students to share their work and accomplishments with  their parent(s) or guardians only.  I’ll look forward to seeing our Grade One families on Thursday night at the Open House!

Placentino Moves!  Family Fitness Night is coming to Placentino on Tuesday, May 3rd, from 6:30-7:30!  This is the first time we’ve organized an evening event of this type for our PreK – Grade 2 students,  and I am very excited about bringing families back to school in the evening to focus on fitness and developing life-long good health habits.  The event will focus on games and fitness activities that children of all ages and abilities can do with their families.  Stations will be set up around the gym and cafeteria and will include:  a shuttle run, an obstacle course, a sit-up challange, a bean bag toss and more.  Every participant will receive a ribbon!

The concept of a “Family Fitness Night” is described in our Placentino 2010-2011 School Improvement Plan.  I am very grateful to our teachers, HEPTSA and several parents from the Holliston Healthy Kids Initiative for helping me get the idea launched.  Check the Placentino  “BackPack Express” for more information.  Placentino Moves!

My “Word of the Week” this week is “respect.”  We talk with our students about the importance of respecting each other at school, in the community and as citizens of the world.  Ask your child what the word respect means to him or her.

Spring wishes,

Mrs. Weene

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