Fiske Elementary School
Wellesley Public Schools
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“Honor the leap as well as the landing.” Shannon Donovan-Monti
Fiske Families,Wednesday night was the annual Fiske World Heritage Night. The decorations, food, and dancing were fabulous!  It felt like we were traveling the world with our Fiske families. Throughout the evening, we were served treats such as vegemite spread, steamed dumplings, boiled turnips, sweet baklava, and much more. After having food from all over the world, we were entertained with dances from India and martial arts demonstrations. Thank you to Rimi Chaudhuri and Manisha Sethi for coordinating this incredible night that showcased the cultures and traditions that are a part of our diverse community.
IMG_2532.JPG   IMG_2530.JPG                                                Pictured here are two of our own Fiske students, Reina Chaudhuri and Anshika Chadda.

First Grade AssemblyToday the first grade students presented a community assembly that was the culmination of their social studies unit on community helpers. Our first grade reporters interviewed Fiske teachers and staff about the work they do and how they help our community. After sharing the community movie, the students reminded us of ways to follow the Fiske Fundamentals; Fair, Inclusive, Safe, Kind, and Encouraging.

At the conclusion of our first grade assembly, our 4G students shared a community project they are engaged into raise money for clean water in Sudan. Here is some information from 4G regarding the project:The students in 4G shared the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. The story recounts the true story of Salva Dut, a boy separated from his family at age 11. Salva endured many hardships as he walked into Ethiopia and later Kenya, seeking refuge. Salva and many other Lost Boys of Sudan eventually made their way to the United States. Salva now runs a foundation called Water for South Sudan. His group drills water wells for remote Sudanese villages. These water wells change entire communities for the better. The fourth graders were moved by Salva’s story and they are beginning a fundraising campaign. All proceeds will be sent to help Salva’s efforts. More information will be sent home next week.We will keep you apprised of our progress and thank you in advance for your support. Thank you 4G for organizing this incredible fundraising opportunity.
MCASLooking ahead, spring is upon us and grade 3-5 students will be participating in the MCAS. Please note the dates and mark your calendars.

Third Grade ELA MCAS:Session 1- April 4Session 2A- April 5Session 2B- April 6 Third Grade Math MCAS:Session 1 – May 16Session 2 – May 17
Fourth Grade ELA MCAS:Session 1- March 29Session 2A-March 31Session 2B – April 1 Fourth Grade Math MCAS:Session 1 -May 12Session 2 – May 13

Fifth Grade ELA MCAS:Session 1- March 29Session 2A -March 30Session 2B – March 31 Fifth Grade Math MCAS:Session 1 – May 10Session 2 – May 12 Fifth Grade Science MCASSession 1 – May 16Session 2 – May 17

Thank You TextTeacher LuncheonThank you to all the parents who provided lunch for our staff on Wednesday, March 2nd.  The sandwiches, salads, soups, and sweet treats were delicious! The Fiske staff is grateful for your kindness and generosity.   

PTO ActivitiesFiske Day at California Pizza Kitchen and Glow GolfWednesday, March 9th is “Fiske Day at CPK & Glow Golf”What a great reason not to cook!  Please support Fiske and go to California Pizza Kitchen, Linden St., Wellesley on Wednesday, March 9th!  (lunch or dinner, dine in or take out). You must register for Glow Golf & Laser Maze using link below.   Tickets are only $10/child.  For Fiske to receive credit at CPK, you must show your flyer or the email attachment which will be sent on Monday.Thank you!Glow Golf & Laser Maze LinkGlow Golf 2016

Glow Golf 2016Wednesday, March 11, 2015 is “Fiske Day at California Pizza Kitchen”.  In addition, after dinner, we have arranged to have Glow Golf & Laser Maze available for all …
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Fiske Family Game NightFriday March 11, 20166-8 p.m. at FiskeBring 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).Fiske Family Game Night SignUp Genius
Please contact Hillary with questions:

Fiske PTO STEM Committee Science Fair
Microscope, MicroscopyThe Fiske PTO STEM Committee is sponsoring the first Fiske Science Fair on Saturday, April 9th, 3:30-5:00 p.m.! Please see the attached document from the Fiske PTO STEM Committee for more details.
Important Dates:

  • Saturday, March 5th – All Town Kindergarten Roundup at Sprague School, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 11th – PTO meeting in the library, 8:45 a.m.
  • Friday, March 11th -Fiske Family Game Night at Fiske, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 15th -Town Election
  • Tuesday, March 15th -Incoming Fiske Kindergarten Orientation meeting, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

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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