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Dear Fiske Families,

A huge thank you to Efi Fotiadis, Nicole Vecchiotti and Manisha Varma for organizing the World Heritage Night. This was an outstanding evening of celebrating the foods, artifacts, and dances of our many cultures at Fiske. Thank you to all the parents who provided displays and food for the night. Thank you to all our Fiske students who danced in the performances.

Thank you Christina Gerst for hosting the Fitness and Health Open House. Many parents attended and enjoyed running, jumping and experiencing a health and fitness class with their children. One parent was heard saying, “That was a real workout!” In addition to having fun, the families at Fiske raised $3,000.00 for the American Heart Association. Congratulations to all for such an outstanding effort!

The Fisketastic Day of Play is here!

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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 day making and creating using recyclable materials.

On March 6th or 7th, students need to bring one grocery bag filled with clean, recycled items to school. All supplies are required to be recycled materials.

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

We are in need of Fisketastic Day of Play volunteers. Please consider volunteering for one of the building sessions in your child’s classroom. There are 2 time slots in each classroom; 2-3 parents are needed for each shift.

  • 8:45-10:00 am: Parents will help with setup and assist students as they create and build.
  • 10:30-11:15 am: Parents will assist students as they continue to build. Parents will also help with cleanup at the end of the session.

Please click the following link to sign up to help in your child’s classroom:


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Fiske Reads

Calling all Fiske families! Come join us in celebrating our diverse community through books. Do you like to hear read alouds? Then join our celebrity readers as they read their favorite picture books that represent our Fiske community. Some of our guest readers are:

  • State Representative Alice Peisch

  • School Committee Member Anthony Bent

  • Superintendent Dr. David Lussier

  • Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Dr. Joan Dabrowski

  • Wellesley METCO Director Kalise Wornum

  • Police Chief Jack Pilecki

  • Parent Sarah Zhu will be reading a book in Mandarin

Families will also have the opportunity to see teachers hosting reading displays in the gym and to purchase books at our book fair. This is sure to be an exciting night for all!

Kindergarten Registration Round Up—Saturday, March 4th from 9:00-12:00 at the Sprague School Library

Do you have an incoming Kindergartener for the 2017-2018 school year? The next Kindergarten Registration Roundup is on Saturday, March 4th from 9:00-12:00 at Sprague School. For Kindergarten registration information please visit the Wellesley Public School website. All registration forms can be downloaded from this site.

Fiske After School Enrichment

Session 3 of the Fiske After School Enrichment program will run from March 14th– May 2nd. This will be our final Fiske After School Enrichment session for the school year. Registration for these classes begins on Monday, March 6th. 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 .



Looking for something fun to do indoors when it’s chilly outside? Try some indoor miniature golf and a trip through the laser maze at Glow Golf! Tickets for 3 rounds of golf and one trip through the laser maze are $10 dollars each, or 3 tickets for $25 dollars. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will support the Fiske 5th Grade Activities fundraising!

To purchase Glow Golf tickets, please sign up via the signup genius link below, and indicate the number of tickets you would like to purchase. Please also include your email address or preferred contact information, as we will reach out to you to arrange the best way to provide you your tickets (e.g. regular mail, pick up, etc.) and payment.


If you use them on March 8, you can combine your visit to Glow Golf with lunch or dinner at CPK! Mark your calendars for Wednesday March 8,because it is Fiske Day at CPK….20% of your purchase (dine in or take out) will be donated to the Fiske 5th Grade Activities!

Just bring the attached flyer with you to CPK to ensure your CPK purchase is included in the donation.

Thank you!

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BOKS resumes Thursday, March 9th (No class on Tuesday, March 7th because of Voting Day.) We’ll meet Tuesdays and Thursdays until April vacation. New children are welcome (pick up the registration form in the gym when you drop off your child.) A few reminders:

  • Drop-off is 7:30-7:40 a.m.

  • Remember sneakers for your kids.

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

We need parents/guardians to sign up for the next session, beginning March 9th. PLEASE sign up to help. We need at least 2 adults each morning to keep the kids safe (and happy!):


Questions: jenbonniwell@gmail.com


Please note the dates for MCAS. This year third and fifth grade will take the MCAS with paper and pen. All Fourth grade students in Massachusetts will be taking the MCAS online. Please note the testing dates below and make every effort to have your student at school for each testing session.

5th Grade ELA

April 25, 26, 27

4th Grade ELA

April 10, 12, 13

3rd Grade ELA

April 10, 12, 13

5th Grade Math

May 9 & 11

4th Grade Math

May 15 & 16

3rd Grade Math

May 8 & 9

5th Grade Science

May 15 & 16

Important Dates

  • Saturday, March 4th—Kindergarten Roundup (Registration)

  • March 8th—Day of Play

  • March 14th—Fiske Kindergarten Parent/Guardian Information Night, Fiske Library, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

  • March 16th—Fiske PTO Meeting, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

  • March 20th-23rd—Fiske Book Fair (students attend during regularly scheduled library classes)

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

  • Thursday, March 23rd – 5th Grade Parent Night at Wellesley Middle School, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

  • March 29th—Coffee with the Principal, 8:45 a.m.

  • Wednesday, April 4th—Fiske Revue, 6:00 -7:30 p.m.

  • April 26th—Morning Community Discussion of Grit by Angela Duckworth, 8:45-9:45 a.m. in the Fiske Library

  • April 27th—Evening Community Discussion of Grit by Angela Duckworth, 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Fiske Library

Have a wonderful weekend!

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