Fiske Family Bulletin
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Fiske School Calendar 

October/November 2015

Oct.5-22 Costume Collection Drive
Oct. 20-Tu BOKS begins for all kids, 7:30-8:15 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays
Oct. 21-W Kids Care Club meeting in library, 12-1:30
Oct. 21-W Parent/Teacher Conferences in the afternoon
Oct. 28-W Parent/Teacher Conferences in the afternoon
Oct. 29-Th PTO meeting @ 8:45 a.m.
Oct. 30-F Halloween Parade @ 9 a.m.
Nov. 2-6 Cradles to Crayons collection drive week
Nov. 3-Tu Noon Dismissal for all Fiske students
Nov. 3-Tu Parent/Teacher Conferences in the afternoon
Nov. 4-W METCO Stay Day
Nov. 4-W Walk to School Day
Nov. 4-W Parent/Teacher Conferences in the afternoon
Nov. 5-Th Wellesley Spelling Bee, 7 p.m. at Sprague
Nov. 11-W Veterans Day—NO SCHOOL
Nov. 18-W PTO meeting @ 8:45 a.m.
Nov. 19-Th Fiske & Schofield parents/guardians viewing of Most Likely to Succeed movie, 6:30 p.m. at Schofield
Nov. 26-27 Thanksgiving Recess—NO SCHOOL
Nov. 30-M Professional Day for Teachers—NO SCHOOL

Fiske Family Bulletin 

School News
1.Advance Notice to all Parents/Guardians—Noon Dismissal—TUESDAY, November 3rd
All Fiske students will be dismissed at noon on Tuesday, November 3rd so that Parent/Teacher conferences can be scheduled for those afternoon hours. No lunch will be served. We have sent home a dismissal form specifically for that day. We hope this gives you plenty of time to plan for this date.
2.Fiske Costume Drive—October 5–22, 2015
The Fiske staff will be collecting gently used costumes this month from Oct.5 thru Oct. 22nd. A box will be placed outside by the gym’s side door for the collection. Your donations will allow other students to have a memorable experience this Fall. Thank you for your contributions.
3.Fiske Fitness & Health Schedule
Please wear sneakers on the following days.
Students may wish to bring a water bottle too.
All students should have their hair pulled back with an elastic band/headband for safety purposes.
KB—Mon. 1:30-2:00, Wed. 10-10:30
KG—Mon. 2:00-2:30, Wed. 10:30-11:00
1H—Thurs. 1:35-2:20
1K—Thurs. 11:30-12:05
1S—Thurs. 12:50-1:35
2K/F—Mon. 11:40-12:10, Tues. 1:35-2:05
2M—Mon. 11:10-11:40, Fri. 10:40-11:10
2SV—Mon. 12:10-12:40, Fri. 11:10-11:40
3F—Tues. 11:15-12:00
3H—Tues. 12:45-1:30
3R—Fri. 2:05-2:504.Rollerblading for Grades 4 & 5
Rollerblading will begin the week of October 5th for 4th & 5th graders. During their Fitness & Health class, students will learn to rollerblade. This is a very exciting unit for them. Fiske provides all of the gear from the rollerblades to the safety equipment (elbow pads, knee pads, and wrist guards) and helmets. We sanitize the equipment after each class. Your child may bring in their own gear from home. Helmets need to fit their heads properly and fasten underneath their chin and all gear needs to be labeled with their name. It is strongly suggested that you place all of the gear in a bag and clip the helmet on the outside so that they can carry their equipment safely. Classes are scheduled as follows:
4GN—Wed. & Thurs. 9:15-9:45
4G—Wed. 8:45-9:15, Thurs. 9:45-10:15
4H—Thurs. 8:45-9:15, Fri. 11:45-12:15
5C—Mon. 9:00-9:30, Fri. 1:30-2:00
5L/D—Mon. 10:35-11:05, Fri. 12:30-1:00
5O—Mon. 9:30-10:00, Fri. 1:00-1:30
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Christina Gerst
Fiske Fitness & Health
phone ext. 22385.Wellesley Service League’s Annual Toy Drive
For over 40 years, the Wellesley Service League has been collecting toys to distribute to Wellesley Friendly Aid families in the Wellesley community. Now is a great time to clean out those toys your kids have outgrown or aren’t playing with anymore and donate them to the Toy Drive. We accept new and nearly new toys, books and sporting equipment (most sought after items are Legos, Knex, dolls, toy cars, trucks and bikes.)
And if you don’t have toys to donate but would like to give, we also accept donations that go toward gift cards for older age kids.
So clean out and help make some less fortunate members of our Wellesley community very happy this holiday season!!
Look for the Wellesley Service League toy collection boxes during October at all the Wellesley schools and at the Wellesley Free Library. If your item is very large or if it is more convenient, we will be happy to pick it up from your home.
If you have any questions, please contact Laura Hill at or 781.738.10476.School Pictures
Haywood Photography will be sending us your pictures in several weeks. We will schedule a retake date at that time. On retake day pictures will be done for students who were absent on the original date and for students whose parent/guardian requests a retake.
Fiske sibling photographs can also be taken on retake day.
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 October 16, 2015
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