Fiske Elementary School
Wellesley Public Schools
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“Honor the leap as well as the landing.” Shannon Donovan-Monti

Fiske Families,The week started with an evening to welcome incoming Kindergarten parents/guardians to Fiske. Kindergarten Teachers, Mrs. Gonzalez and Mrs. Brophy; school psychologist, Mrs. Grossman; school nurse, Mrs. Hindmarsh, and I were excited to share a day in the life of a Fiske Kindergarten student.

Our new student council has been very busy this week. They planned, filmed, and presented a movie on how they use Growth Mindset when learning something new.  Some examples included learning music pieces, mastering sports moves, and improving their writing. After the presentation many K-5 students shared how they use Growth Mindset in their lives.
IMG_0246.JPGToday was Crazy Hat Day. We saw tall hats, short hats, colorful hats, animal hats, and countless other types of hats. The hats truly showed how creative our Fiske children are!  We are in the process of planning our next Fiske spirit days so look for details over the next few weeks.

IMG_0256.JPG4G’s South Sudan Water project is moving along. During morning announcements representatives from 4G encourage our students to donate to the cause.  Each donor fills out a waterdrop that is displayed in the Fiske main hall.  The entire Fiske community is very proud of the 4G students for coordinating this project to help people in South Sudan.

Fiske After School Enrichment ProgramWe are currently working on providing new courses for the Fiske After School Enrichment Program that will begin after April break. Details regarding 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.
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:

  • Monday, March 21st – Principal Finalist Parent Meeting in the Fiske Cafeteria at  8:45-9:15
  • Tuesday, March 21st – Principal Finalist Parent Meeting in the Fiske Cafeteria at  8:45-9:15
  • Wednesday, March 23rd-Parent Conferences in the afternoon
  • Friday, March 25th – No school, Good Friday

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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