Fiske Elementary School
Wellesley Public Schools
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“Honor the leap as well as the landing.”

Shannon Donovan-Monti

Fiske Families,

This week our fourth and fifth grade students took the ELA MCAS. During the assessments I had the opportunity to observe in each classroom and saw students putting forth their best effort. Next week the third graders will take the ELA MCAS and then we look forward to the math and science(5th grade)MCAS in May.

Reminder, Tuesday, April 5th is an early release day for parent/teacher conferences. Please pick your child up at 12:00. Thank you

2016 MCAS Schedule

Third Grade ELA MCAS:

Session 1- April 4

Session 2A- April 5

Session 2B- April 6

Third Grade Math MCAS:

Session 1 – May 16

Session 2 – May 17

Fourth Grade Math MCAS:

Session 1 -May 12

Session 2 – May 13

Fifth Grade Math MCAS:

Session 1 – May 10

Session 2 – May 12

Fifth Grade Science MCAS

Session 1 – May 16

Session 2 – May 17

What is all that tape on the walls of Fiske???

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Mr. Haberstroh has once again come up with a very creative art display in the Fiske halls. In teams of 3-5, the Fifth Grade students started to create temporary Masking Tape Murals. There are three ideas driving the project. First, getting art out of the Art classroom and into the “public”. Second, working collaboratively in creative teams to struggle and succeed in making art together. Third, being exposed and enjoying the temporal nature of art installations. The Fifth graders chose their own teams and their own imagery under Mr. Haberstroh’s guidance. It is an amazing display of art and teamwork. Thank you Mr. Haberstroh!

Student Council’s Spring Cleanup at Fiske!Flowers Clipart


On Thursday, the Student Council embarked upon the beautification of the front of Fiske. The first step in the process was to rake up all the dead leaves and debris. Once winter has finally decided to leave us, they will start step two by planting annuals in the front of the school. We can’t wait for spring to arrive and STAY!

Attention Fifth Grade Parents!!!

Save The Date: April 14, 2016, 6:30-8:00

1:1 Parent Information Meeting – WMS Cafeteria

Dear Grade 5 parents-

Please save the date for the incoming Grade 6 1:1 Information Night on April 14 from 6:30-8:00 at the Wellesley Middle School Cafeteria. During this event you will receive detailed information on the program including participation options, pricing and registration instructions. Registration for the program will open on April 14.


Kathleen Dooley

Technology Director

Wellesley Public Schools

Mark your calendar for the biggest concert of the year!

Music Around the World

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Come join us on Friday, April 29, at 8:45 AM in the Fiske Gym. Students in grades K-5 will be presenting songs and dances from Mexico, Ghana, Nigeria, Japan, Russia, USA, and India.

Fiske After School Enrichment Program

We 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 next week!

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.

The Science Fair is 1 week away….

Microscope, Microscopy

The Fiske PTO STEM Committee is sponsoring the first Fiske Science Fair on Saturday, April 9th, 3:30-5:00 p.m.! If you have not signed up, please go to the Fiske PTO website and be part of this amazing scientific exploration event!

Important Dates:

  • Monday, April 4th – Friday, April 8th: ELA MCAS Make up days

  • Monday, April 4th: Third Grade ELA MCAS, 8:30 a.m.

  • Tuesday, April 5th:

    • Third Grade ELA MCAS, 8:30 a.m.

    • Parent/Teacher Conferences – Early Release

  • Wednesday, April 6th:

    • Walk to School Day

    • Third Grade ELA MCAS, 8:30 a.m.

    • Parent/Teacher Conferences

  • Saturday, April 9th: Fiske Science Fair, 3:30-5:00 in the Fiske gym

  • Tuesday, April 12th:

    • METCO late day

    • 3:05 Talent Show Dress Rehearsal

  • Wednesday, April 13th: Talent Show, 10:30 a.m.; Talent Show, 6:00 p.m.

  • Friday, April 15th: Principal Coffee, 8:45 in the Fiske Library

Have a wonderful weekend! Hopefully the snow will miss us.

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