Placentino/Miller Read-a-Thon
Oct
2
to Oct 27

Placentino/Miller Read-a-Thon

Last year the Elementary PTO Read-A-Thon helped raise over $17,000 and encouraged our students to read nearly 300,000 minutes during the month of October.  We are excited to see if the students can beat their reading time record this year!

Parents, Grandparents, Family Friends will be invited to pledge support for our young readers efforts over the four weeks. = Yes, homework reading time will count! =)

Learn more - and donate your pledge to support our readers here!

 

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Dr. Ruth Potee seminar on drugs and alcohol abuse.
Nov
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Dr. Ruth Potee seminar on drugs and alcohol abuse.

The legalization of marijuana in MA has resulted in mixed messages and confusion about the dangers of drug use. Dr. Potee, a board-certified Family Physician and Addiction Medicine physician, will address this during her seminar to parents and students to provide education and insights about substance abuse and addiction. As the Medical Director for the Franklin County House of Corrections, the Franklin Recovery and Treatment Center and the Pioneer Valley Regional School District, as well as the Chair of the Healthcare Solutions of the Opioid Taskforce of Franklin County, Dr. Potee has wide ranging experience on this subject and will speak candidly to her audience to inform and educate students and parents alike

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Psychologist Dr. Larry Cohen, PhD talks about Playful Parenting
Dec
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Psychologist Dr. Larry Cohen, PhD talks about Playful Parenting

  • Robert Adams Middle School Auditorium (map)
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Larry Cohen, PhD and author of the popular book Playful Parenting is a licensed psychologist specializing in children’s play and play therapy. He will offer practical advice on how to have fun with your child while fostering connection, building confidence, and resolving problems through play.

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Elementary Used Book Fair
Oct
17
to Oct 18

Elementary Used Book Fair

17th and 18th 3:30-8:00 PM

Kids books pile up FAST -  This year we are trying a newfundraising event that not only helps parents clear off the bookshelves, but lets kids come choose a pile of "new" reading adventures at a fraction of the cost. We need your books!  The PTO is collecting good condition, age-appropriate (K - 5) books for our Used Book Fair.   Please, no adult books or board books.On October 17 - 18, in addition to our Book Ends vendor (brand new books), the Elementary PTO will have tables of used books for sale for between $0.25 - $3.  It's a great way to try out a new series or refill your shelves with more challenging story adventures! Books left at the end of the sale will be donated to teacher classrooms (as desired), school libraries and the town library. Book donations can be dropped at 315 High Street or 47 Pilgrim Road.   Donations can also be brought to the PTO table at Back to School Nights or Celebrate Holliston.

If you have questions, or would like to volunteer to help - let us know!  

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Joani Geltman, Child Development and Parenting Expert will discuss adolescent psychology
Oct
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Joani Geltman, Child Development and Parenting Expert will discuss adolescent psychology

Industry guru, Joani Geltman, will discuss how the brain affects our teen's behaviour. Her seminar will cover; the battle of the thinking brain vs the feeling brain, effective strategies for arguing - the 4 ways of fighting, effective strategies for keeping your teen safe as they explore the new world of teen life, how to teen-proof your home and cell-proof your teen.

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