Fiske Elementary School
Wellesley Public Schools
Learning • Caring • Innovating

“Honor the leap as well as the landing.” Shannon Donavan-Monti
Fiske Families,Every day I have the privilege of observing classrooms in action. This week I visited KB and was amazed at how much our Kindergarteners have learned in such a short time. They were exploring what a pattern is, and what it is not. The first graders were hard at work in art class building fairy houses. In 4G the students participated in thoughtful discussion regarding the Fiske Fundamentals and being a good friend. On Thursday a group of fifth graders came and had lunch in the principal’s office just for fun. Every day there is growth in each and every child and we are all proud of their accomplishments.
Fiske Family Game NightTonight is the first Fiske Family Game Night from 6:00-8:00 in the cafeteria and gymnasium. This is sure to be a wonderful night so please come and enjoy the evening with friends and family.

Veterans Honored at FiskeIMG_2303.JPGOn Monday, November 10 the Fourth Grade classes hosted a Veterans panel discussion.  The honored guests were:Mr. McCourt,  traveled from New Jersey for the occasion. Mr. McCourt, Mrs. Hanlon’s father, served in the Army.Mr. Gayner, Ms. Gayner’s father, served in the Navy.Mr. Cyr, Tyler’s father, served in the National Guard.Mr. O’Donnell is in the Coast Guard Reserves.Our own Mr. Chips worked as a legal clerk for the Army Reserves. Wellesley IT Department’s own Mr. Johnson, served in the Navy.
The students sang songs and presented a poem to our panel. The students had many thoughtful questions and enjoyed their time with these honored members of our community. Thank you to Mrs. Hanlon, Mrs. Giorlando, and Ms. Gayner for coordinating such a wonderful event for the students to experience.FullSizeRender.jpg

Candy DonationsThank you all for the candy donations. We were able to collect three huge boxes full of candy to add to the over 8,000 pounds of candy already collected by the Wellesley Dental Group. Now that is A LOT of candy!candy corn
Fiske PTO MeetingPlease join us for the Fiske PTO meeting on Wednesday, November 18th from 8:45-9:45 a.m. in the library. There will be a presentation of the MCAS 2015 results.  
Most Likely to SucceedCome join the WEF sponsored Fiske/Schofield screening of Most Likely to Succeed at the Schofield School on Thursday, November 19th from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Sign up for tickets at The Wellesley Education Foundation web page. This is a must see movie that looks at our present and future educational system.  

Auction CommitteeWe hope you can join us at the Auction Committee Launch meeting next Friday morning in the Fiske Library right after drop off — at 8:30 a.m. We will have coffee! Please feel free to bring any friends and neighbors who may be interested in volunteering – we have opportunities to fit every schedule.Thank you,Amiee, Erica & Jill
Book RoomOur literacy specialist, Kristen Stoetzel, is looking for a parent volunteer to help organize a Fiske bookroom.  This activity would take place during the school day.  If you are interested in volunteering please contact Kristin at .
Quick Reminders

  • Tuesday, November 17th School Committee – Fiske School Improvement Plan Update
  • Wednesday, November 18th at 8:45 a.m. – Fiske PTO meeting in the library
  • Thursday, November 19th from 6:30-9:00 p.m. – Most Likely to Succeed
  • Friday, November 20th at 8:30 a.m. – Auction Committee meeting in the library
  • Thursday, November 25th; Friday, November 26th and Monday, November 30th – No school

Have a lovely weekend!

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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