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Fiske School Calendar 

September 2015

Sept. 14-M Rosh Hashanah-NO SCHOOL
Sept. 16-W Back to School Night (see Principal’s letter)
Sept. 17-Th  School Picture Day in the morning
Sept. 19-Sa Wild West Day
Sept. 23-W Yom Kippur—NO SCHOOL
Sept. 24-Th Instrument Registration  at Sprague 4-6:30 p.m.
Sept. 25-F Creative Arts assembly for whole school: The Brain Show

Fiske Family Bulletin 

From the PrincipalDear Fiske Families,
It has been another fabulous week at Fiske. Today was the first indoor arrival and I was able to greet each child as they walked through the gym door. All the bright faces and shining smiles were such a wonderful way to start the day. Thankfully the rain stopped and we were able to go out for recess.Reminders
Rosh Hashana
h–Monday, September 14–No school
Back to School Night–Wednesday, September 16 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
This night is a time for parents and guardians to hear about a day in the life of your Fiske student. Please do not bring your children to this event. 
Grade 3-5 classrooms will be hosting parents and guardians from 6:30-7:00. All parents and guardians are invited to come to the gym from 7:00-7:30 to hear a principal and PTO presentation and visit with the art, music, F&H and library teachers. This is also a wonderful time to explore the variety of volunteer opportunities the PTO has for the school year. From 7:30-8:00 grade K-2 classrooms will be hosting parents and guardians. We look forward to seeing you all on this very informative night.
Picture Day-Thursday, September 17th…Remember to bring your best smile!
Instrument Demo- Friday, September 18—All Students in grades K-5 may sign up to learn to play an instrument!!! Grades K-5 may play violin, viola, cello or bass (beginning in grade 2). Grades 4-5 may play flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone euphonium, tuba, or percussion.
You can register your child at Instrument Registration Night Thursday, September 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Middle School Cafeteria. For more information click on this link: Instrument Information or you can contact Mrs. Verret at
Wild West – Saturday, September 19 from 10:00-2:00
A quick reminder that the Wild West will be on Saturday, September 19th from 10:00-2:00. I can not wait to be part of this fun family Fiske tradition. This is one of the biggest PTO fundraisers of the year so please mark your calendars and join the fun.
The Fiske Wild West could not happen without A LOT of volunteers. To find out more about the various oportunties to participate and volunteer please go to the Wild West website:
I just ordered my first Wild West t-shirt. You can order your family t-shirts at:!wild-west-t-shirt/c3fk.
Remember that Friday is dress Western day. It is a great day to wear your new Fiske Wild West t-shirts. I’ll have mine on!
Please sign up for your family volunteer shifts as soon as possible. To sign up go to:!menu/cfpj
Would you like to be a sponsor of the Wild West? Then go to:!sponsorship/c1xut .
Last but not least, please stuff your Treasure Jars, Arrest Rascals and sell Raffle tickets – all due back by Tuesday, September 15th.
This Fiske community is counting on all to help with the Wild West. See you there!Volunteering
Our Fiske School could not be the amazing place it is without the incredible efforts of the PTO. I am reaching out to all parents and guardians to consider joining the PTO and being part of this group that provides so much to our students. I am excited to announce that the first PTO meeting of the year will be on Wednesday, September 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the library. This year we will be alternating evening and morning PTO meetings, giving more opportunities for involvement. I look forward to seeing you at our first meeting!Car Line
The car line is off to a great start.  Please remember to stay in your car and move to the end of the circle. Please do not pass or pull around cars in car line.  This week car line signs for dashboards were sent home. Please put your sign in the front window of your car so it can be easily seen. Thank you all for another amazing week at Fiske. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  I look forward to seeing you at Back to School Night. Have a lovely weekend.
Warmest Regards,
Rachel McGregor
School News
1.PowerSchool Parent Portal Reminder to Parents/GuardiansPortal Closing September 18th
The portal is scheduled to be open from August 21-September 18, 2015. Any questions about the portal should be directed to As you know, it is essential that the school be able to reach you in an emergency.
2.School Picture Day—Thursday September 17th
Order forms for school pictures have been sent home. Please note that the envelope is bar coded and labeled with your child’s name. The form needs to be completed and returned in the envelope by picture day. Please return the envelope even if you don’t plan to order a picture package as it is used to keep the classroom list organized.
Fiske sibling photographs will also be taken on September 17th. Order forms for sibling pictures are separate and available in the Fiske Office.

Joseph E. Fiske Elementary School
45 Hastings Street • Wellesley • Massachusetts • 02481
Phone 781-446-6265 Rachel McGregor, Interim Principal • Beth Watson, Secretary   CORE VALUES
Academic Excellence • Commitment to Community • Respect for Human Differences • Cooperative and Caring Relationships

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Family Bulletin September 11, 2015
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