“Honor the leap as well as the landing.” Shannon Donavan-Monti   Fiske Families, Happy 2016! When we left for vacation it was a balmy 60 degrees and now we are in single digits.  I guess it is true what they say, “If you don’t like the weather in New England, then wait a minute.”  The Fiske staff are firm believers in fresh air so if is above 20 degrees we have outdoor recess. Please have your students bring winter gear for the cold weather.

  Bingo Bingo, Juegos De Azar, Juegos Don’t forget to join the Fiske community tonight at Trim Hall, Babson College from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for BINGO!  The cost is $10.00 per person.  Mrs. McGregor will be calling numbers and drawing the lucky winner of the raffle.
  Lost and Found Do you recognize any of these items? IMG_2454.JPGIMG_2455.JPGIMG_2456.JPG        They can be found in the Fiske Lost and Found.
World Language Next year K-2 Fiske students will be learning Spanish three times a week during the school day.  Expert in world language programs, Helena Curtain, will be presenting a parent information session on Tuesday, January 12th at the Wellesley High School Auditorium from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Please come join us to hear about the exciting learning opportunities this program will provide your children.   Lunch Free illustration: Burger After careful consideration, it has been decided that we will revert back to having lunch before recess.  Before vacation, the students and staff took a survey that included a comment section. Although many students enjoyed having recess before lunch, they did not feel there was enough time to finish eating before going back to class.  We looked at many options to see if we could extend the lunch recess period but were unable to at this time.   Thank you all for being so supportive of trying this pilot program.
  MCAS 2016 Mrs. McGregor will be giving a quick update about the 2016 MCAS assessments at the PTO meeting on Thursday, January 14th.   The ELA MCAS test will be given to grades 3-5 during the weeks of March 28th-April 12th.  The grades 3-5 math MCAS, and grade 5 science MCAS,  will be given during the weeks of May 9th-24th.  A more specific schedule will be sent out in the coming weeks.     BOKS Session 2 Session 1 of BOKS was a huge success.  We are delighted to announce session 2 of BOKS at the Fiske Elementary School. Session 2 will run on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from January 12th-February 11th. Drop off time is 7:30-7:40 a.m.  Students will be sent to morning recess at 8:15. This is a cost free program. If your child would like to participate, please fill out the attached registration form. 2015_16 BOKS Registration Form.pdf BOKS is designed to involve the whole community and family. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Jennifer Bonniwell at jenbonniwell@gmail.com or signup online at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084BAEAB22A20-boks.
Important Dates:

  • Friday, January 8th – Bingo from 6:00-8:00 in Trim Hall, Babson College
  • Tuesday, January 12th – World Language Parent Meeting from 7:00-8:00 in the Wellesley High School Auditorium
  • Thursday, January 14th – PTO meeting from 6:30-7:30p.m. in the Fiske Library
  • Friday, January 15th – Fiske School Council Meeting at 7:30 a.m.
  • Friday, Jan 15th- Auction Committee meeting at 8:30am

  Have a wonderful weekend!  

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