What a fun week it has been at Placentino! With snow on the ground and vacation around the corner, the children have all been energized and very excited!
As many of you know, tuition-free Full Day Kindergarten for all students has been a point of conversation for our community. Some of you may have watched the School Committee Meeting last Thursday evening as Dr. Jackson, Dr. Ahern, Mrs. Gleason and I presented our Full Day Kindergarten for All proposal to the School Committee, Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee. If you would like to view the presentation, the slides are available on the Holliston Schools district website. You might also be able to view it on our local cable channel. Providing Full Day Kindergarten for All will certainly be an important conversation that will continue through the next months.
Looking ahead to the month of January…
January 2 – We will welcome the children back to school after our Winter Vacation Break
January 14 – Join us for a HEPTSA Meeting at 9:15 in the Placentino Cafeteria – All are welcome!
January 17 – NO SCHOOL for all children – 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. NO SCHOOL for PreK and K 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. (Snowdate will be February 3)
January 2014 will certainly be a busy month for us at Placentino!
As the 2013 comes to a close, I want to thank all of our families for your continued support of our students and school community.
Our Assistant Principal Susan Gleason, Student Services Administrator Carol Dicruttalo, and all of the Placentino School staff join me in wishing each one of you, our Placentino family, a festive holiday and vacation time and a Happy New Year!