Fiske Elementary School
Wellesley Public Schools
Learning • Caring • Innovating

Fiske Families,The Fiske Falcons flew through this week. On Wednesday the fourth grade presented our school with an incredible assembly that focused on the story, Follow the Drinking Gourd. Their presentation made us laugh and cry.  A huge thank you to Ms. Julie Verret for her incredible dedication to the musical growth of our students. Each and every fourth grade student worked diligently to learn and master the songs for the performance; they have made the Fiske Community very proud!
Ms. Verret employs the Growth Mindset methodology when teaching all of our Fiske students.  Her work was recently highlighted on the Mindset Works Blog. Take a look and learn how she infuses Growth Mindset into her work with students.
On Thursday the Fiske After School Enrichment Program started without a hitch. Our students enjoyed both the Lego and Excting Engineering enrichment classes.  We are now in the process of putting together more programming for April. Details will be provided as the scheduled is developed.
Today I had the opportunity to read to KG.  We read the book The Museum by Susan Verde and illustrated by Peter Reynolds.  This is a story about a little girl who visits a museum and her imagination takes flight.  Our KG friends later took some time to let their imaginations fly with crayons, markers, and pastels.  It would not surprise me to see some of our students’ work hanging in a museum some day.  IMG_2526.JPGIMG_2525.JPG
Speaking of Arts…A big thank you to the Creative Arts Committee for providing our first and second graders with the opportunity to visit with a Japanese storyteller.  When dropping in on 2SV, the students were learning about Japanese volcanoes and topography. IMG_2528.JPG

A word from our Fitness and Health teacher, Christina Gerst
Dear Fiske Families, Thank you for all of your support to our Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser. We have raised over $2,500.00 so far. We have extended our deadline until Friday March 4th. Please make sure all donations forms are brought into school by then or online accounts are set up by then. Each child that donates will be entered into a raffle to win some great prizes. Prizes have been donated from the American Heart Association. Prizes include: A mystery gift box, a recess sports pack bag for a class in grades K-2 and one for a class in grades 3-5, Milo the mission pup stuffed animal, a full collection of all of the super pups (6 in total), and other smaller prizes. Thank you again for doing your part to save a heart. This has already been a very successful and educational experience for our students.  Have a great day,
World Heritage Night Manisha Varma and Rimi ChaudhuriTravel the world on Wednesday, March 2nd at the Wellesley Middle School for World Heritage Night!  Stroll from country to country from 5:00-8:00 p.m. as you and your students learn about different countries, heritages, and taste a variety of culinary creations!  After trotting the globe, relax and indulge in the sights and sounds of the cultural show from 5-6:30 p.m.!  We are lining up fantastic performances from classical and folk dances to rhythmic music.  The cultural program will truly be a memorable one!     
Merci, Grazie, Arigato, Dhanyawad, Sukriya, Gracias, Xie Xie, To-Dah…and THANK YOU to those who have already signed up to volunteer at our World Heritage Night!  We still need many other countries within our student body to be represented and wonderful talent to be showcased.  Please do not miss this opportunity to share your heritage, talent, and help our Fiske students enjoy learning to become knowledgeable global citizens!
For more information, please contact Rimi and/or Manisha or visit SignUp Genius.

IMG_2309.JPGFiske Family Game Night Friday March 11, 20166-8 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: $5/person to cover dinner and facility clean-up expenses. Please contact Mrs. McGregor if you need financial assistance.
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)
Bring a game: if you have a favorite game that you would be willing to share for the evening, please let us know also (also on the sign-up genius link below).
Please contact Hillary with questions:

Some helpful hints from our auction committee co-chairs Erica Flagg, Jill Fulginite, and Amiee MunroFiske Auction 2016 preparations are in full swing. You should have received the blue Auction checklist that was sent home this Wednesday in backpacks. There are lots of ways to contribute and participate in the Auction festivities.  Additionally, you may see someone filming around Fiske or hear about it from your kids over the next month. This is because the Auction committee has commissioned a video about the school that will be shown at the auction. Thank you to Auction committee for all their efforts so far and we look forward to seeing everyone at the Auction on May 6th!

Important Dates:

  • February 29-March 4 – Fitness and Health Open House
  • Tuesday, March 1 – Voting Primary Election
  • Wednesday, March 2- Walk to School Day
  • Wednesday, March 2- METCO stay day
  • Wednesday, March 2- World Heritage Night, WMS 5:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 5- All Town Kindergarten Roundup, Sprague School  9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
  • Friday, March 11- PTO meeting, Fiske Library 8:45-9:45
  • Friday, March 11- Fiske Family Game Night, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Have a wonderful 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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