Every week I have the pleasure of visiting the classrooms at Fiske. It is a joy to see children grow both socially and academically over the school year. This week I was able to join the fifth grade while learning about fractions, the fourth grade exploring nonfiction, the third grade read their persuasive essays, the second grade participate in exercise stations in fitness and health, the first grade talk about their reading and the Kindergarten learning new songs in music. Your children are growing every day and it is a pleasure to see their progress.
Hour of Code
Many Fiske students participated in the Hour of Code on Thursday, December 8th. The annual Hour of Code is organized by our Instructional Technology Specialist, Amy Jankins, and Code.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting computer science in education. Code.org provides a variety of hour long student guided tutorials. Students were excited to participate in this coding activity and expressed interest in learning more about coding. Thank you Amy Jankins for organizing the Hour of Code for our students.
After School Enrichment Classes
Planning for session 2 of the Fiske After School Enrichment classes is in full swing. Session 2 will run from January 8th–February 12th. At this time Tuesday class choices will be Board Games with Ms. Joy, Programming Scratch with Mr. Bell, and Coding with Ms. Crane. Thursday class offerings will be Art History with Ms. Joy and Exciting Engineering with Mr. Bell.
Registration for these classes will begin on Wednesday, January 3rd at 7:00 a.m. All registrations go through the Wellesley Recreation Department. Online registration can be completed through the Wellesley Recreation Department online system at berensons or School Psychologist, Sharon Grossman at grossmans .
Gearing up for Winter Recess
The snow and frigid weather are here! Please remember to send your children in with boots, snow pants, hats, mittens and a coat. It’s very helpful if clothing items are marked with your child’s name. If you are in need of any of these items please contact our social worker, Sara Berenson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three Important Reminders!
To ensure the safety of our students, all school visitors must enter through the main entrance of the school and sign in at the office. There are no exceptions to this safety rule. Beth Watson will give all visitors a yellow visitor’s pass when they check in at the office. If visitors are in the building without a pass they will be asked to get one from the main office.
2. Hastings Street Parking
Please do not park on Hastings Street during arrival and dismissal. Parking on Hastings Street makes it difficult for two way traffic to flow safely during dismissal. If you would like to get out of your car to pick up your child then please park in the lower parking lot.
3. Car Line
The car line is moving along. Please be mindful that the car line is a “live” line. This means caregivers must stay in their car and drive to the end of the circle. Once all cars are stopped, children are instructed to walk to their cars. Do not pass or pull around cars in car line as this creates an unsafe situation for Fiske children and faculty.
These are very important rules that are in place to keep all children safe at Fiske. Thank you for adhering to these safety rules.
Fiske Spirit Wear
The wait is over! Fiske Spirit Wear is for sale! You can even have your hoodies, sweat pants, beanie hats, water bottles, and car magnets by the last day of school this year, December 23 – order by noon on Monday, December 19th. Click here to print your order form. Please submit your order by paper form, including payment by cash or check, in an envelope labeled: Fiske Spirit Wear Order. You may return this envelope by backpack mail or directly to the Fiske front desk.
Hoodies may be ordered in either gray or royal blue. For only $5 more, you have the option of having your child’s name embroidered on the right sleeve. Please specify the text to be embroidered on the bottom line of the order. The photo of the sweat pants in not included, but we will update you later with a photo of them as well.
If you miss the Monday December 19th noon order deadline, your order will be delivered in mid-January! If you have any further questions, please email Anna Papoutsis at apapo3.
P.A.W.S Open Enrollment is in full swing. Please see the attached documents or go to the P.A.W.S website for more information.
BINGO NIGHT BAKE SALE
Please volunteer to bring a dessert to Bingo Night on January 6th. Proceeds benefit the 5th grade class for end of year activities and a class gift to Fiske. We are looking for nut free cookies, cupcakes, brownies or other finger desserts. Also, if any 5th graders would like to help sell desserts at Bingo night, they may sign up below.
Tuesday, December 20th—METCO Late Day
December 26th-January 2nd—Winter Break
Friday, January 6th—Family BINGO Night, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Monday, January 16th—NO SCHOOL in observance of Martin Luther King Day
Tuesday, January 17th—METCO Late Day
Thursday, January 19th—PTO Meeting, 8:45-9:45 a.m.
Wednesday, January 25th—Principal’s Coffee, 8:45 a.m.
Have a wonderful weekend!