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Dear Fiske Families,

Thursday of this week, an announcement was sent home informing families that due to a technology difficulty progress reports will be sent home on Tuesday, February 7th.

Thank you to Julie Verret and the entire fourth grade class for hosting such an amazing performance of Escape to Freedom based on the book Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winters. We would also like to thank METCO Director, Kalise Wornum, for narrating the story for the program. The children sang beautifully! It was clear that they used their growth mindset to learn and perform the musical selections. Thank you to our art teacher, Marie Cosgrove, for creating the beautiful quilts with the children. The entire Fiske community is proud of each and every one of our artists.

At the end of the Escape to Freedon program, Kalise Wornum presented our school with a beautiful Wellesley METCO 50th Anniversary banner. We are delighted to have this wonderful banner to remind us of our long history with the METCO program. If you would like to learn more about our METCO program please visit Wellesley METCO.


The final day for signing up is Monday, February 6th!

Calling all budding scientists! The second annual Fiske Science Fair will be held on Feb 11th from 4:00-5:30 in the Fiske gym. This is an entirely voluntary and extracurricular activity—if your child is interested in participating, you can sign up here! The deadline for student participant sign-up is Monday, February 6th. Last year we had exploding volcanoes, floating grapes, and dry ice propelled race cars. For more details on preparation timeline for the Science Fair, please visit the Science Fair website: https://sites.google.com/site/fiskesf/. We are also looking for volunteers to help during the Science Fair. Interested parents/guardians/staff, you can sign-up here.

World Heritage Night is coming!
Join the incredible celebration of our community on Wednesday, March 3rd at the Wellesley Middle School. In collaboration with the World of Wellesley, the Fiske community puts together a colorful global journey showcasing the countries and heritage of our diverse community. Please consider signing up to cook some of your family’s favorite cultural dishes and provide a poster board showcasing your heritage! It’s a wonderful event and something that is truly unique to Fiske.

This year, kids will have passport books which can be stamped when they try something from a different country. We will give out small prizes to these adventurous culinary travelers!

If you have any questions:

Nicole Vecchiotti nvecchiotti@gmail.com

Efi Flotiades efiefi@hotmail.com


Fitness and Health Open House/Jump for Heart Fundraise.

Please come join your child during fitness and health classes, the schedule is below. During these classes you are invited to participate in many jumping stations. We will be using short ropes, long ropes, aerobic steps, potato sacs, hippity hops, and many other fun pieces of equipment.

We will be also raising money to donate to the American Heart Association. This part is completely voluntary. Fundraising forms will be sent home with your children and they will walk you through the fundraising details.

Last year we raised almost $4,141.00. This was our best year yet! The American Heart Association has generously donated many balls and ropes to our recess equipment and also many Field Day stations are made possible by generous donations from the Heart Association. They are very grateful for our school and all of our generosity. To make an online donation or to gather more information please go to heart.org/jump and search for Fiske. Please return all forms by Feb. 28th.

We hope to see you in class!

Teacher Date Time

Solek Wednesday 2/8 10:20-10:50

Gonzalez Wednesday 2/8 10:55-11:25


Rodger Thursday 2/9 10:50-11:35

O’Sullivan Thursday 2/9 12:30-1:00

Kirby Thursday 2/9 1:50-2:20

Conrad Thursday 2/9 2:30-3:00

Giorlando Friday 2/10 10:00-10:30

Gayner Friday 2/10 10:35-11:05

McCarthy Friday 2/10 11:10-11:40

Mendoza Friday 2/10 11:50-12:20

Brophy Friday 2/10 1:20-1:50

Kamm/ Friday 2/10 1:55-2:25


Joy Friday 2/10 2:30-3:00

Floyd Monday 2/13 10:40-11:25

Hennessey Monday 2/13 2:15-3:00

Holtzman Tuesday 2/14 10:40-11:25

Kelley Tuesday 2/14 2:15-3:00

Christina Gerst



A Message from our BOKS coordinator, Jen Bonniwell.

Come join our BOKS program on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 a.m. BOKS is a before-school activity program that is free for all Fiske kids. Kids play fun games while getting exercise. We welcome new participants. If you are interested in having your student participate then please fill out the attached registration form and have your child bring it with them on their first day at BOKS. BOKS Registration Form.pdf

Few reminders:

–Drop-off is 7:30-7:40am

–Remember sneakers for your kids.

–If school is delayed or canceled, then we won’t have BOKS

Parent volunteers can sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084baeab22a20-boks5

Questions: jenbonniwell@gmail.com

Fisketastic Day of Play

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What is the Fisktastic Day of Play? On Wednesday, March 8th Fiske will be hosting a day of play for K-5 students. Students will be spending the entire day making and creating using recyclable materials.

On Tuesday, March 7th, students will need to bring one grocery bag filled with clean, recycled items to school. All supplies are required to be recycled materials. Some examples of acceptable recycled materials are milk cartons, tissue boxes, plastic bottles, shoe boxes, paper towel rolls, plastic cups, racker boxes, toilet paper rolls, appliance boxes, egg cartons and cereal boxes.

If you are willing to donate packing tape, please feel free to have your child bring a roll to school on March 7th. Thank you for your contributions!

Save the Dates!

There are many plans coming together to celebrate our Fiske community. Here is a list of dates to mark on your calendar.

  • Friday, February 3rd – Family Game Night at Fiske – 6:00-8:00

  • Tuesday, February 7th— Progress Reports go home

  • Tuesday, February 7th— METCO late day

  • Wednesday, February 8th—Kindergarten registration at Sprague School, 3-6 p.m

  • Saturday, February 11- Science Fair – 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Fiske Gym

  • March 1st – Fiske Multicultural Night at the Middle School

  • March 3rd—Kindergarten registration at Sprague School, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m

  • March 8th – Day of Play

  • March 20th-24th- Fiske Book Fair(classes attend during regularly scheduled library classes)

  • March 22nd – Fiske Reads! An evening of celebrating reading with community members – 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Have a lovely weekend!

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