Fiske Elementary School
Wellesley Public Schools
Learning • Caring • Innovating

“Honor the leap as well as the landing.” Shannon Donovan-Monti
Diagram of a clock showing aDon’t forget, Sunday at 2:00a.m. is daylight savings time.

Fiske Families,I was walking my dog yesterday and noticed a few crocuses blooming; spring is just around the corner! The weather is certainly making us all feel winter is behind us. However, don’t put your coats away just yet… March is a tricky weather month.Our new student council has been very busy this week.  They are inviting all students to participate in Crazy Hat Day on Friday, March 18th.  Find your craziest hat and join the fun. The Student Council is also planning their first assembly with a focus on how they use growth mindset in their daily lives.  Fifth Grade Parents, please remember that the Wellesley Middle School will be hosting a Fifth Grade Parent/Guardian Orientation Night at Wellesley Middle School on Thursday, March 17th from 6:30-9:00.

Thank you Creative Arts Committee!
Thank you to the Creative Arts Committee for having author Rob Buyea visit our fifth grade classrooms. During his presentation he reminded our fifth graders that authors think about being writers even when they are away from their desk. Mr. Buyea also told the students that they can become a writer by being a reader. Mr. Buyea shared with the children that before his career as an author he was a wrestler. His wrestling days taught him about setting goals, commitment, perseverance and the importance of repetition. All of these skills are brought to his writing. It was a wonderful learning experience for our fifth graders.
News from Fitness and HealthThank you to all of the families who were able to join us in our yoga practice. It was wonderful to see so many special moments between students and their families. Please continue to practice your Yoga at home.

Thank you also for another great year of our annual jump rope for heart fundraiser. Our grand total is $3,879.21.  This money will be donated to the American Heart Association to help in funding research toward heart disease. The students learned a lot about heart disease and how it affects all of us in some way. Raffle prizes are being handed out to the winners this week in their classes. Gifts from the American Heart Association for the students who donated will arrive in a couple of weeks and will be sent home in their backpacks. Please keep a look out for that. Take care and stayed tuned for a sign-up genius link for volunteering for Field Day Friday, May 27th.
Thanks, Christina Gerst
Fiske Fitness and HealthFiske After School Enrichment ProgramWe are currently working on providing new courses for the Fiske After School Enrichment Program after April break. Details regarding upcoming courses will be coming soon!

The Wellesley Recreation Department will be processing all after school enrichment enrollments. February classes filled up in 1 hour so if you have not taken a course through the Wellesley Recreation Department, please set up an account with them now by calling 781-235-2370. Please note that receiving this email does not indicate you have an account.
BOKS will be cancelled on Tuesday, March 15th because of the town election.
Trading CardsThe Fiske staff is requesting that all trading cards be kept at home. These cards have become distracting to students during the school day. Thank you for your support in this effort.

MCASLooking ahead, spring is upon us and grade 3-5 students will be participating in the MCAS. Please note the dates on 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

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.Fiske Science Fair.docx 

Important Dates:

  • Tuesday, March 15th—Town Election/  BOKS will be cancelled for the day
  • Tuesday, March 15th—Incoming Fiske Kindergarten Orientation meeting for parents/guardians, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 17th—Fifth Grade Parent/Guardian Orientation Night at Wellesley Middle School, 6:30-9:00
  • Friday, March 18th—Crazy Hat Day for K-5 students
  • Wednesday, March 23rd Parent Teacher conferences
  • Friday, March 25th—No School, Good Friday

Don’t forget to spring your clocks forward this 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

Wellesley Public Schools would like to continue connecting with you via email. If you prefer to be removed from our list, please contact Wellesley Public Schools directly. To stop receiving all email messages distributed through our SchoolMessenger service, follow this link and confirm: Unsubscribe If you need to update your email address or phone number, please contact the secretary at your child’s school. SchoolMessenger is a notification service used by the nation’s leading school systems to connect with parents, students and staff through voice, SMS text, email, and social media.

Friday Fiske News
Secured By miniOrange