Reading Night and March Mail

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Once again MARCH MAIL was an amazing success at Placentino!  Our Grade Two and Montessori Second Year students did a fabulous job collecting and delivering the mail.  Our entire school – students, staff…everyone! – spent the month of March writing letters to each other using our custom designed MARCH MAIL stationary and special stamps.  The sale of stamps (10 cents each) totaled $509.00 which will be donated to our Friends at the Holliston Food Pantry Shelf!  Placentino students wrote 5,090 letters to their teachers and friends. That is something to be very, very proud of!

Don’t forget!  Reading Night is Wednesday, April 9th, from 6:30-7:30 in the Placentino Cafeteria.  More information can be found on the Placentino Backpack Express.  See you there!

Our next Food Pantry Day is Thursday, April 10th.

No School on Good Friday, April 18th.

Spring Vacation will run from April 21-25.  We will welcome our Placentino School students back to school on Monday, April, 28th.

Happy Spring!

Mrs. Weene


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This Week at Placentino: March 10 -14 and Important Information Regarding Placement

This is going to be a VERY busy week at Placentino!

The HEPTSA  Book Fair is in the Placentino Library on Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:30 – 8:30.  Author Brian Lies will be visiting Placentino tomorrow and signing his books during the first hour of the Book Fair on Tuesday!

Tomorrow night, Tuesday, is MATH NIGHT!  Family Math Fun for all from 6:30 – 8:00 in the Placentino and Miller Cafeteria!

Tomorrow night is also our first ART SHOW for grades 1-5.  Fabulous art work will be on display in the “Connector” between Placentino and Miller and in the Miller School hallways!

The HEPTSA BASKETS will be on display tomorrow night and Wednesday night from 3:30 – 8:30 in Placentino Room 4!  Money from the Basket Raffle comes back to our schools as teacher grants and other school related projects!  Thank-you!

There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, March 14th.  It is a district-wide Professional Development Day for all staff.

Please check BackPack Express for my letter regarding classroom placement and teacher assignments for next year. Thank-you!  

I hope to see you at some of our family-fun school events this week!

Linda Weene



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This Week at Placentino: February 24 – 28


Welcome back!  I hope all our Placentino families had a fun February vacation!

Family Fun is coming to Placentino!  Save these dates!

  • March 1, Saturday, ScienceFest 10:00 – 2:00 in the Placentino/Miller cafeteria  
  • March 11 and 12, The HEPTSA Book Fair is coming to the Placentino Library.  Guest Author Brian Lies will be here on Tuesday to meet with our students and to stay on for a book-signing opportunity at the Book Fair.  The Book Fair runs from 3:30 – 8:30 on both days.
  • AND…Math Night will also be on Tuesday evening, March 11.  This family fun event is always a HUGE success for all our families!  Math Night runs from 6:30 – 8:00 in the Placentino/Miller Cafeteria.
  • AND…The Art Show will be on display the evening of Tuesday, March 11.  Art work from students in Grades 1-5 will be on display from 6:30 – 8:30.
  • AND…The HEPTSA Baskets will be on display in Placentino Room 4.  This is another opportunity to support our schools through the raffles for the fantastic baskets that classes at both Placentino and Miller will be creating.  The baskets will be available for viewing and raffle participation on both March 11 and March 12 from 3:30 – 8:30.

WOW!  Lots of opportunities to “come back to school” and enjoy learning fun with your children.I’m looking forward to seeing you there!

Linda Weene

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This Week at Placentino: February 10 – 14

Last Tuesday Night we welcomed parents and guardians of in-coming Placentino School Kindergarten students…The Class of 2027!

A reminder that Tuesday and Wednesday, February 11 and 12 are Kindergarten registration days at Placentino.  The registration for students whose last names end A-K will be on Tuesday and for last names ending L-Z will be on Wednesday.  Times for both days will be from 9:15-10:45 AM and from 1:45-2:30 PM.  The registration will be held in the Placentino Cafeteria.

Kindness and acceptance is everywhere at Placentino this week!

Check out our “Kindness Makes our Hearts Happy” wall near the Office.  Each child at Placentino is posting a “heart” that shares an act of kindness that he or she has shown to another child or adult. The children’s “acts” are absolutely wonderful!

We’ll be collecting food and paper items for our Friends at the Holliston Food Pantry all week long.  Children will be placing a snowball on our Atrium big snowman each time they bring in a donation for the Food Pantry. 

The 100th Day of school is tomorrow, Tuesday, February 11th!  The 100th Day is always lots of fun for our Placentino students!

  • Dates to remember:  February vacation – No School February 17- 21
  • Science Fest – March 1

Have a fun February vacation!

Mrs. Weene



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Today at Placentino – January 31 … and looking ahead…

We had a very fun All-School Pajama Day on Wednesday!  Gathering the children together in the cafeteria to share a story, poems and a sense of community is always a treat for us all!

Parents/Guardians of students in Grades 1, 2 and Montessori 6-8, please check student backpacks for Report Cards which are being sent home with our students today.

Tuesday night, February 4th,  is our Kindergarten Open House Information Night for parents/guardians of students who will be entering Kindergarten this fall.  The evening begins promptly at 6:30 in the Placentino Cafeteria and will conclude at 8:00.

Kindergarten registration days are Tuesday and Wednesday, February 11th and 12th.  Children whose last name ends A-L will register on February 11th and children whose last name ends M-Z will register on February 12th.  The registration times on both days are:  9:15 – 10:45 and 1:45 – 2:30.

BINGO Night will be held on Friday night, February 7th, in the Placentino/Miller Cafeteria.

February 17th -21st, our February vacation days, will be here soon! 

Looking forward to the new month of February and some warmer days (hopefully!) ahead!

Mrs. Weene


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January 23 – 31 at Placentino

The cold is back!  Please remember to label jackets, snow pants and boots so that if an article of clothing is misplaced we’ll be able to find the owner.  Missing something?  Check the “Lost and Found” that is located near the elevator at the rear of the Placentino Atrium.

THANK-YOU to all of our Placentino families who delivered sweet treats to our Office at holiday time!  We were so appreciative of your generosity and holiday wishes.  From the entire Placentino Office Staff – Thanks so much!

We had guests at Placentino last week.  On Thursday we welcomed Commissioner of Early Education and Care, Thomas Weber, State Senator, Karen Spilka, Representative Carolyn Dykema and School Committee members Erica Plunkett and Carol Emmons to several of our classrooms.  The Commissioner was particularly interested to observe the mixed age grouping in our Montessori 3-6 classes. He also had a chance to walk the hallways and peek into other classrooms along the way.  All our visitors offered the highest compliments to our staff and to our school! 

Parent Conferences for PreK and K.  No school for our PreK and K classes today (1/23) and tomorrow (1/24.)

We are planning an “ALL SCHOOL – Pajama Day” on Wednesday, January 29th.  Watch your email on Monday for more details.  It should be lots of fun for the children!

Looking ahead….

Monday, January 27th is Kindergarten Switchover Day for half-day students in Mrs. Parker and Mlle Mason’s classes

Tuesday, January 28th – PreK Information Night for Parents who would like more information regarding our Integrated PreK and Montessori 3-6 Preschool Programs. The meeting will be held in the Placentino Cafeteria starting at 6:30 and ending at 8:00.

Tuesday, February 4th – Incoming Kindergarten Information Night for Parents of students who will be Kindergarten age as of 9/1/14.  The Information Night begins at 6:30 in the Placentino Cafeteria and will end at 8:00.

HEPTSA Family BINGO Night will be held on Friday evening, February 7th in the Placentino/Miller Cafeteria.

February 11th (A-K) and February 12th (L-Z) registration for children entering Kindergarten in September.  There is a morning registration time – 9:15-10:45 and an afternoon session – 1:45-2:30 on each day.

February Vacation – February 17th – 21st.

Looks like we’ve got several more cold days ahead!  Stay warm!

Linda Weene






A reminder that Monday, January 27th, is Kindergarten Switchover Day for the children in Mrs. Parker and Mlle Mason’s half-day Kindergarten classes.

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This Week at Placentino: January 13 -17 IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Happy New Year to all!  The month of January is flying by!  After the snowy, cold days of the last two weeks, these few warmer days are certainly a welcomed change!

I want to remind you of some important dates that are coming this week and in the weeks ahead:

January 14 – Please join us for a HEPTSA Meeting at 9:15 in the Placentino Cafeteria.  All are welcome!

January 17 – NO SCHOOL for all students – It is a Professional Development Day for all Holliston Schools Staff

January 20 – NO SCHOOL – Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 23 and 24 – Conference Days for PreK and K.  There will be NO SCHOOL for PreK and KINDERGARTEN children on these two days

January 27 – Kindergarten Switchover Day for AM and PM Kindergarten only

January 28 – Preschool Information Night for Parents/Guardians who would like to learn more about our Integrated PreK and Montessori 3-6 Preschool Programs  6:30 – 8:00  Placentino Cafeteria – (Snow date will be February 3)

February 4 – Kindergarten Information Night for Parents/Guardians of incoming Kindergarten-age children 6:30 – 8:00 Placentino Cafeteria (Snow date will be February 5)

Please note that Report Cards will be sent home with our Grade 1, 2 and Montessori 6-8 students on January 31st.

Winter wishes,

Linda Weene

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