Fiske Family Bulletin
Wellesley Public Schools
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Fiske School Calendar 

September 2015

Sept. 2-W School begins
Sept.7-M  Labor Day—NO SCHOOL
Sept. 14-M Rosh Hashanah-NO SCHOOL
Sept. 17-Th School Picture Day in the morning
Sept. 19-Sa Wild West Day
Sept. 23-W Yom Kippur—NO SCHOOL

Fiske Family Bulletin 

Dear Fiske Families and Staff,
It is an honor and a privilege to be joining the Fiske Elementary School as your Interim Principal.  I have been a member of the Wellesley Public Schools Literacy Department for the past 13 years, which has allowed me to work across many of our elementary schools in support of teaching and learning. I am particularly excited to be joining the Fiske community, where I know our teachers and parents have worked closely together to provide an education that reaches all students.  
The Fiske School’s core values are Fair, Inclusive, Safe, Kind and Encouraging. I am looking forward to immersing myself in our community and continuing to support these core values as well as the Growth Mindset work, which are such an important part of the culture of Fiske.

As you know, this is a busy summer at Fiske with the major renovation project now well underway.  Due to this construction, our Fiske Office has been relocated for the summer to the WPS Central Office, located on the ground level of the Wellesley Middle School.  We can still be reached by our regular phone numbers during this time and all of our mail will be diverted to this location during the renovation.  I will remain in touch about the details of our return to Fiske in August, which I know will require the same level of collaboration and support as the amazing packing effort that occurred this spring.    
Of course my number one goal over the summer will be getting to know our community.  With this in mind, I will be setting up meetings with teachers, administrators and parents to further familiarize myself with the Fiske community and our shared work.  I am eager to start building these relationships!
I look forward to a wonderful year together and wish you all a relaxing summer that is filled with sunshine and fond memories. If you have any questions please contact me at or 781-446-6265.
Rachel McGregor

1.Before School Child Care Program at Fiske
The Before School Child Care program will be offered for the 2015/16 school year at Fiske. It will start on the first day of school. Adult supervision of children in the program begins at 7:15 a.m. in the library and ends when children are taken to the playground at 8:15 a.m. The program does NOT include breakfast. Cost is $360. per child per semester. Payment in full is expected prior to the start of the program. Minimum number of childen needed to start the program is four. Sign up for the program is done on line.
2.Class Lists & Kindergarten Packets will be mailed August 7th
3.PowerSchool Parent Portal Reminder to Parents/Guardians
You will be receiving information and reminders to update your child’s PowerSchool information in August, prior to the start of school. It is essential that the school be able to reach you in an emergency.

Joseph E. Fiske Elementary School
45 Hastings Street • Wellesley • Massachusetts • 02481
Phone 781-446-6265
Rachel McGregor, Interim Principal • Beth Watson, Secretary

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Fiske Family Bulletin July 16, 2015
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