Fiske Family Bulletin
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Fiske School Calendar 

April & May  2016

Apr. 4-8 Gr. 3 ELA MCAS testing
Apr. 9-Sa Fiske’s First Science Fair, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Apr. 12-Tu Talent Show rehearsal after school
Apr. 13-W Talent Show performance for whole school, 10:30 a.m.
Apr. 13-W Talent Show performance for Fiske friends & families, 6:00 p.m.
Apr. 15-F Principal Coffee, 8:45-9:45 a.m.
Apr. 18-22 April Vacation Week—NO SCHOOL
Apr. 28-Th Hale Reservation Information Night for Gr.5 parents/guardians, 7 p.m. @ WMS
Apr. 29-F Music Around the World Assembly for whole school, 8:45 a.m.
Apr. 29-F Kindergarten Dance in the gym, 5-6:30 p.m.
Apr. 30-Sa Hale Reservation Tour for Gr.5 families, 9:30 a.m.
MCAS Information below
May 9-13 Gr. 4 & 5 Math MCAS testing
May 16-20 Gr.3 Math MCAS & Gr.5 Science MCAS  testing
MCAS Information above
May 2-M Creative Arts program for whole school: Bubblemania
May 3-Tu Gr.5 students visit WMS for the morning
May 3-Tu Creative Arts program for Gr.1: Wingmasters
May 3-Tu Creative Arts program for Gr.5: Paulette Morin, Egypt presentation
May 4-W METCO stay day
May 4-W Incoming 2016/17K assessment visits in the morning
May 6-F Creative Arts program Gr.3-5:Jacqueline Davies, author
May 6-F PTO Auction in the evening
May 9-M Creative Arts program for Gr.2: Lyn Littlefield Hoopes, author
May 10-Tu Town Voting in the gym
May 13-F Creative Arts program for Gr.1: LINX performance in the gym
May 13-F Skylab program for Gr.5
May 19-Th PTO meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
May 20-F Gr.3 field trip to Broadmoor Sanctuary
May 23-27 Used Book Fair Week
May 23-M Creative Arts program for Gr.3: Peter and the Wolf
May 24-Tu Gr.1 field trip to Drumlin Farm
May 25-W Day of Play
May 25-W Incoming 16/17K students visit classrooms in the afternoon
May 27-F Field Day (raindate June 7th)

Fiske Family Bulletin 

Fiske School News1.Fiske’s First Science Fair—Saturday, April 9th in the gym from 3:30-5 p.m.
The Fiske Science Fair is a great event for kids to explore, learn soething new and have fun through developing models, creating experiments and gaining exposure to the scientific method. Participation is encouraged and is entirely voluntary. Fiske students from Grades 1-5 are encouraged to participate (alone or in groups) in this fair by doing one of the following: Conduct an Experiment or Build a Model. Participant sign-up is on sign-up genius. Details are in the backpack mail flyer that was sent home earlier this month.2.Community Focus Group for Strategic Plan for Special Education
Dear WPS Community Members,
During the last eight months a group of commu;nity members representing parents, teachers, administrators and the School Committee have begun the important work of establishing a Strategic Plan for Special education in the Wellesley Public Schools.
A critical stip of the strategic planning process is to check in with our stakeholders who help inform this process. In order to capture this feedback, we invite you to participate in one of our forthcoming focus groups in which we will explore the gollowing questions: What are the strengths and weaknesses of special education in Wellesley? What do we see as the opportunities and threats in the next 3-5 years? What are our priorities for improvement? How will we monitor our progress?
Parent committee members will facilitate the focus groups on the following dates: April 7, 2016 and April 13, 2016—9 a.m. Wellesley Police Dept. Kingsbury Room (both dates) and 7 p.m. Wellesley Middle School Library (both dates.)
Regardless of your current involvement with the Special Education Department, we welcome you to participate in one of these events to help us strengthen our District programming. We will approach these forums by identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats as they relate to supporting students.
In preparation we encourage you to review the District Strategic Plan which can be found at the foolowing link: Should you have questions or need accommodations, please call June Ouellette at 781.446.6210 ext.5629 or email We look forward to the conversation!
Sincerely, Lori Cimeno, Director of Student Services3.Safe Arrival Program
We ask that you call the school with all tardy and absent messages,  please do not email these messages. If you know that your child will not be in school, or will be late on any specific day, please call the school office during school hours at 781.446.6265. If your call is made outside of school hours, please call the absence/tardy line 781.446.6219. If your child will be tardy,  please include in your message if your child will be bringing lunch or needs to order a school lunch. Lunch requests are needed prior to 9 a.m. 4.ELA MCAS testing period is scheduled for March 28-April 8, 2016.5.Math MCAS testing period is scheduled for May 9-20, 2016.

Joseph E. Fiske Elementary School
45 Hastings Street • Wellesley • Massachusetts • 02481
Phone 781-446-6265 Rachel McGregor, Interim Principal • Beth Watson, Secretary   CORE VALUES
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Family Bulletin April 8, 2016
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