“Honor the leap as well as the landing.” Shannon Donavan-Monti
Fiske Families,Fall is moving along and we are now entering the last week of October. I want to personally thank both the Wellesley Police and Fire Department for their incredible response on Tuesday. Their quick action assured the safety of all Fiske students and staff. School Safety Officer Rosenberg will be attending the Fiske PTO meeting on Thursday, October 28th at 8:45 a.m. to discuss the protocol for these types of emergencies.
On Wednesday, the Kids Care Club met to send books to the African Library Program
. The students have collected 629 books with a total goal of 1,000 books. It was amazing to see so many students working hard to enrich the lives of others. These students were living up to the FISKE values; Fair, Inclusive, Safe, Kind, and Encouraging. To donate books, you can leave them in the collection box in the Fiske lobby.
Student CouncilThe first student council meeting was held on Thursday, October 22. This week we discussed the Halloween Parade, lunch rules, and creating a job program for all 4th and 5th graders. The students are looking forward to exploring these and many other ideas. We are off to a Fiske-tastic start! Thank you to Julie Verret and Christina Gerst for leading this program with me. Our current Student Council members are:Grade 4 Grade 5Julia Harding Mark HerlihyMaiwenn Kamdje David MaggiacomoCaroline Kenny Reagan O’Neil Mirabella Kushner Myles SiskindJiho Lee Isabelle LeeLucy Savarese Aaron Lai
The BOKS program began on Tuesday, October 20th and over 30 students participated. BOKS is off to a great start. The skill of the week was the plank. I personally enjoyed running around the school with the students.
Thank you to all our BOKS volunteers. Pictured above is our own PTO Co-President, Jay Staunton, and first Grade Teacher, Michelle Solek, leading the Thursday group. There is still time to sign up to volunteer on the signup genius link.
School CouncilThe School council met last Friday to discuss and update the 2013-2016 School Improvement Plan(SIP). The presentation of this plan will be at the School Committee meeting on Tuesday, November 16th at 7:00p.m. in Town Hall. School Council Members are:
- Rachel McGregor, Interim Principal
- Sharon Grossman, School Psychologist
- Lisa Rodger, Teacher
- Evan Rosenberg, Community Member
- Efi Fotiadis, Parent
- Alka Swarup, Parent
Halloween ParadeWith Fall comes the annual Halloween Parade. Our Fiske School Council members will be leading the Parade on Friday, October 30th at 9:00 a.m. Students are invited to dress up and walk with their class through the neighborhood route. In an effort to be safe, students are not allowed to wear masks, make-up or bring props for their costumes. Students can wear their costumes to school but must change after the parade.
Please inform your child’s classroom teacher if your child will not be participating in the parade. Ms. Verret will be hosting students in the library to make a fun fall craft.
Fiske Family Game NightFriday November 13, 20156-8pm at FiskeBring the whole family and come enjoy an evening of engaging math, logic and out-of-the-box thinking games. Challenge your son or daughter to a game of Connect 4 or Chess, see who can be Farkled, test your fraction skills with fraction bingo, Knoodle your way up to the highest level, or gobble your opponent in Gobblet Gobblers (think tic tac toe with a twist). There will be games for all ages, all with a math, logic or challenge theme. A simple dinner will be served.
Cost: $5/person to cover dinner and facility clean-up expenses
Volunteer: we are seeking a few volunteers to help with set up and cleanup, as well as create direction cards for the games. If you are interested and willing, please note this on the sign-up/RSVP below (sign-up genius)
Game suggestions: we would love additional ideas for fun math and logic games. Please pass along any idea with the name of the game and the age level for which they are appropriate to Hillary (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have a game that you would be willing to share for the evening, please let us know also (also on the sign-up genius link below).We look forward to a fun evening. If you can join, please RSVP at the below link:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4aaeae2ba4fc1-fiskePlease contact Hillary with questions: email@example.comDates
- Parent conferences – October 28th, November 3rd (Tuesday early dismissal), and 4th
- Fiske PTO meeting – Thursday, October 29th at 8:45 a.m. in the music room
- Cradles to Crayons Collection – November 2nd-6th
- Halloween Parade-Friday, October 30 at 9:00
- Most Likely to Succeed Viewing – Thursday, November 19th at 6:30 p.m. at Schofield
Final Thought:Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.
Mattie StepanekHave a wonderful weekend!