Fiske Family Bulletin
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Fiske School Calendar 

February & March  2016

Jan. 29-F Progress Reports go home
Feb. 3-W Walk to School Day
Feb. 3-W METCO Stay Day
Feb. 5-F Black History Month assembly, 8:45 a.m.
Feb. 10-W All Town Kindergarten 2016/17 Registration at Sprague, 3:00-6:00 p.m. (snow date 2/24/16)
Feb. 11-Th Creative Arts Gr.K: Pumpernickel Puppets
Feb. 12-F Principal Coffee, 8:45-9:45 a.m. in the library
Feb. 15-19 February Vacation—NO SCHOOL
Feb. 26-F School Council meeting, 7:30 a.m.
Mar. 2-W Walk to School Day
Mar. 2-W METCO Stay Day
Mar. 2-W Fitness & Health YOGA Open House Week, March 2-8, 2016
Mar. 2-W PTO Auction Luncheon for Fiske Teachers & Staff
Mar. 2-W Fiske World Heritage Night, WMS 3–6:30 p.m.
Mar. 5-Sa All Town Kindergarten 2016/17 Registration at Sprague, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (snow date 3/12/16)
Mar. 8-Tu Creative Arts Gr.5: Rob Buyea, author visit
Mar. 11-F PTO meeting, 8:45-9:45 a.m.
Mar. 11-F Gr.4 Field trip to Lowell Mills
Mar. 15-Tu Incoming Fiske 2016/17 K Parent/Guardian Orientation meeting, 6–7 p.m.
Mar. 17-Th Gr.5 Parent/Guardian Orientation Night at WMS, 6:30-9 p.m.
Mar. 23-W Parent/Teacher conferences in the afternoon
Mar. 25-F Good Friday—NO SCHOOL
Mar. 29-Tu Creative Arts Gr.K: Top Secret Science program
Mar. 30-W Parent/Teacher conferences in the afternoon

Fiske Family Bulletin 

Fiske School News1.The dates for All Town Kindergarten 2016/17 Registration are as listed.

  • February 10, 2016 from 3:00–6:00 p.m. at Sprague School with a snow date of Feb.24th, same hours.
  • March 5, 2016 from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Sprague School with a snow date of Mar. 12th, same hours

2.Dear Fiske Families,
We are excited to host Jump Rope for Heart again in Fitness & Health classes this February. We will be participating in many jumping stations, using short ropes, long ropes, aerobic steps, potato sacs and many other fun pieces of equipment. We will be raising money to donate to the American Heart Association as well. This part is completely voluntary. Fundraising forms have been sent home with your children and they will walk you through the fundraising part.
Last year we raised almost $3,000; our best year yet! To make an online donation or to gather more information, please go to and search for Fiske. Please return all forms by Feb. 26th.
Students are learning how heart disease is still the leading cause of death in America. Thank you for doing your part to save a heart by chosing a health lifestyle. We will be promoting how jumping rope is one of the best forms of exercise to get a healthy heart.
Thank you again for your support of our program. Just a reminder that for safety reasons students must wear sneakers in order to participate. We look forward to jumping in gym! Please contact me with any questions.
Christina Gerst, x22383.Just a reminder that children will go out to recess as long as the temperature is 20 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Please make sure that they are dressed warmly enough and that they wear snowpants and boots when there is snow on the field.4.Safe Arrival Program—We ask that you call the school with all tardy and absent messages,  please do not email these messages. If you know that your child will not be in school, or will be late on any specific day, please call the school office during school hours at 781.446.6265. If your call is made outside of school hours, please call the absence/tardy line 781.781.446.6219. If your child will be tardy please include in your message if your child will be bringing lunch or needs to order a school lunch. Lunch requests are needed prior to 9 a.m. 5.ELA MCAS testing period is scheduled for March 28-April 8, 2016.6.Math MCAS testing period is scheduled for May 9-20, 2016.7.Register Online for Instrumental & Vocal Extension Program Spring Session. Deadline to register is February 8th. The second semester fees are as follows:

  • Private Lessons (15 weeks)—30 min.—$437.50
  • Private Lessons (15 weeks)—45 min.—643.75
  • Private Lessons (15 weeks)—60 min.—$850.00

Important Information:
All registration and payments take place online.  Click here to pay online.
Lesson fees must be paid in full prior to the first lesson. Teachers are not to be paid directly. Click here to pay online.
Lessons are scheduled directly through the private lesson teacher. Click here for contact information for private lesson teachers.
For more information about the IVEP program go to
For assistance, please contact the Performing Arts Office at, (781) 446-6210, ext. 5720.

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 January 29, 2016
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