Fiske Families,

The Fiske Community is ready for another great Wild West Round Up so come join us tomorrow(Saturday, September 24th) from 10-2pm! Today we had numerous cowboys and cowgirls decked out in full Western gear to get ready for the big day. The sun will be shining so come enjoy the crafts, games, rides, food and prizes.

Please join me for our first Principal’s coffee on Wednesday, September 28th at 8:45 in the library. This is a time to discuss questions and areas of interest you have in regards to Fiske. If you would like to send your questions ahead of time please email them to me at mcgregorr.

... Kinder, Playground, Swing

Playground News

Today the primary play structures were fully opened for lunch recess! The DPW is currently working on the intermediate playground. Much of the work in the intermediate play structures will be completed for the Wild West. Thank you to all of the DPW workers getting the play structures safe and ready for our children.

A note from our Librarian: Pam Allen

Dear Parents,

The WPS Library Department would like parent feedback on the use of the 2016 Summer Reading List. Please use the following link to take a brief survey. The link to this survey is also being posted on the Monday Memo. Please complete the survey just once.

Thank you very much,

Pam Allen

Shoes, Sneakers, Trainers ...

A word from our BOKS Coordinator: Jen Bonniewell

BOKS Before-School Activity — Every Tues and Thurs @ 7:30-8:15am

Active bodies = Active Minds! We still have space for your kids to join our popular Tuesday and Thursday before-school exercise program BOKS ( This is a FREE program led by Fiske parents who organize warm-ups, stretching, relay races, cartwheels, tumbling, and fun team-oriented games. The first session of BOKS will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 20-Dec. 15 (not on voting days of school holidays). Drop off is 7:30 a.m. in the Fiske gym.

This is a PTO program that requires parent volunteers to assist and to lead the morning sessions. If each participating family signed up for 3 sessions this fall, then we will be able to keep the program running through December. This is a great way to spend fun quality time with your children. Sign up to help:

If you have any questions please contact Jen Bonniewell at : JenBonniwell

The football used in most ...



(on our borrowed field at Weston High)

Wellesley Varsity Football

Friday 9/23

PLAN ON A BIG GAME THIS FRIDAY – Weston is the Varsity’s borrowed home while the turf field gets its finishing touches. They need your help to ROCK the Raider Pride – Come with family, friends, neighbors and let’s show them how it’s done, even when the show is on the road (Weston Road to be exact!) – We appreciate LOYAL WELLESLEY FANS attending and generating FAN ENTHUSIASM. Plans in the works for:

Location: 444 Wellesley St, Weston, MA 02493

  • 6 PM Pre-Game Fan Picnic – Food & Spirit Wear sold by Gridiron

  • 7 PM Varsity Kickoff

  • Wellesley High Pep Band and Cheerleaders will show off their music and moves

  • Weather Looks Great – Sunny and High of 73 low of 62.

Come Help us Cheer the Raiders On!

NOTE: Stay tuned for notice of Wellesley vs. Dedham location and time on 9/30. Look for sandwich board signs around town letting you know time and location.

Wellesley Community Event

On Tuesday, October 25th, the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) is hosting an author’s event for all to enjoy.

Title: “An Intimate Look at Race: Growing Up Biracial in a Racially Torn World”

What: Author Sil Lai Abrams reads from her memoir, Black Lotus: A Woman’s Search for Racial Identity, about growing up mixed Black and Asian in a white family that would

not acknowledge her “of color” heritage + a response panel by WCW researchers (myself, Linda Charmaraman, and Linda Williams) addressing racial identity development, the role of social media, and family violence.

Time: 4:30-7:00pm

  • 4:30-5:00pm Reception with the Author

  • 5:00-5:30pm Book Reading

  • 5:30-6:00pm Response Panel

  • 6:00-6:30pm Audience Discussion

  • 6:30-7:00pm Book Signing (discounted event price for book $20)

Location: Wellesley College Campus, Clapp Library, Library Lecture Room.

For more information please visit WCW’s website.

Calendar, Day, Event ...

Important Dates:

  • Saturday, September 24th-Fiske Wild West 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, September 28th- Principal’s Coffee 8:30-9:30 a.m.

  • Monday, October 3rd – No school in observance of Rosh Hashanah

  • Friday, October 7th-Walk to School Day

  • Monday, October 10th – No school in observance of Columbus Day

  • Wednesday, October 12th – No school in observance of Yom Kippur

I look forward to seeing you all at the Wild West Round Up!

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