Fiske Family Bulletin
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Fiske School Calendar 

February & March  2016

Feb. 24-W Black History Month assembly, 8:45 a.m.
Feb. 26-F School Council meeting, 7:30 a.m.
Feb. 26-F Creative Arts Gr.2: Japanese storyteller
Feb. 29 Fitness & Health YOGA Open House Week, February 29–March 4, 2016
Mar. 1-Tu Voting, Primary Election
Mar. 2-W Walk to School Day
Mar. 2-W METCO Stay Day
Mar. 2-W PTO Auction Luncheon for Fiske Teachers & Staff
Mar. 2-W Fiske World Heritage Night, WMS 5-8 p.m. (Note Time Change—NEW HOURS!)
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. 11-F Fiske Family Game Night, 6-8 p.m.
Mar. 15-W Voting, Town Election
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 listed below. If you have any questions, please contact Central Office Registrar, Nancy Costigliola at 781.446.6210 ext. 5600.

  • 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.Fiske Family Game Night, Friday March 11th, 6–8 p.m. at Fiske
Bring 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, 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 is $5/person to cover dinner and facility clean-up expenses. Please call Mrs. McGregor if you need financial assistance.
Volunteer: we are seeking a few volunteers to help with set up and clean up, 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)
Bring a game if you have a favorite one that you would be willing to share for the evening, please let us know also on the sign-up genius link below.
Please contact Hillary with questions:
3.An Invitation from Health and Fitness
 You are invited! Come and be a part of your child in “action” during Fitness and Health Open House week at Fiske. Parents and family members are encouraged to participate (or watch) in Fitness and Health classes during the week of February 29th to March 4th.   Please find your child’s class and assigned “open house” time. Meet us in the gymnasium and feel free to join us with your yoga mat or share with your child. Participation is greatly encouraged. The students will be participating in a Yoga lesson. This is an exciting experience for you and your child. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Christina Gerst
Fiske Fitness and Health Teacher CLASS                     DATE                           TIMEBrophy                          Wednesday 3/2/16                10:00-10:30Gonzalez                       Wednesday 3/2/16                10:30-11:00Hennessey                    Thursday 3/3/16                    1:35-2:20
Kelley                           Thursday 3/3/16                   11:20-12:05Solek                            Thursday 3/3/16                   12:50-1:35Kamm/ Feldman             Monday 2/29/16                   11:40-12:10Mendoza                        Monday 2/29/16                   11:10-11:40Silva/Joy                       Monday 2/29/16                   12:10-12:40     Floyd                             Tuesday 2/23/16                   11:15-12:00Holtzman                       Tuesday 2/23/16                   12:45-1:30       Rodger                           Friday 3/4/16                         2:05-2:50Gayner                          Thursday 3/3/16                      9:15-9:45Giorlando                      Thursday 3/3/16                      9:45-10:15Hanlon                          Thursday 3/3/16                      8:45-9:15    Conrad                          Monday 2/29/16                        9:00-9:30    Lynch/Dolan                Monday 2/29/16                      10:35-11:05    O’Sullivan                    Monday 2/29/16                       9:30-10:00FIELD DAY is in just four months. Please mark your calendars for Friday May 27th and the rain date will be Tuesday June 7th. A signup genius will be created and a link will be sent out for volunteers to sign up to help run a station. Thank you for your help in advance.4.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.5.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 781.446.6219. 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. 6.ELA MCAS testing period is scheduled for March 28-April 8, 2016.7.Math MCAS testing period is scheduled for May 9-20, 2016.

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 Febuary 26, 2016
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