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Dear Fiske Families,

We certainly had a Fisketastic Day of Play on Wednesday! It was amazing to see the planning, teamwork and building that each child was involved in to make their creations. At the end of the day there were dog houses, robots, jetpacks, hockey rinks, forts, basketball nets, and much more leaving the school. The pride in each child’s face was electrifying. On Thursday I had the opportunity to speak with the fourth and fifth grade student council who reflected on their planning, replanning and building of their creations. Growth Mindset was definitely seen throughout the day.

Thank you to all the parent volunteers who worked with the children to help them execute their plans. Walking through the halls the sound of tape being dispensed was humming throughout the building. Thank you to all of the Fiske teachers and staff for making the Fisketastic Day of Play happen. A final thank you to our custodians for making sure that all unused materials were recycled. The entire day was a collaborative effort and showed the incredible strength of working together as a community.

A very special thank you to Cherry Poulicakos who coordinated the Fisketastic Day of Play volunteers, while simultaneously organizing our third session of the Fiske After School Enrichment Program. Both programs could not have happened without her incredible dedication.

Here are some wonderful samples of the creations made on during our special day.

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Robot Doghouse Fort

Today the second grade presented a school assembly on the importance of cooperation. The students demonstrated some cooperative games friends can play and shared ideas of how to make all friends feel included. At the end of the assembly the students shared the story Swimmy by Leo Lionni. This is a story of how many little fish worked together so they could swim safely in the ocean. It was a wonderful reminder of the importance of cooperation in our daily lives.

PTO Meeting

Please come join us for the PTO meeting on Thursday, March 16th from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the library. We look forward to seeing you there to discuss all the amazing activities going on at Fiske. We hope you are able to join us!

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Fiske Reads

March 22, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Calling all Fiske Families! Come join us in celebrating our community diversity through books. Families will also have the opportunity to hear our celebrity readers read multicultural books, visit teachers hosting reading displays in the gym and purchase books at our book fair. This is sure to be an exciting night for all!

Some of our celebrity 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

  • WPD Lieutenant Whittemore

  • Parent Sarah Zhu will be reading a book in Mandarin

We look forward to seeing you all there for a night of fun with reading.


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Please come join the Fiske Community for a book discussion group of Grit the Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth. Mrs. McGregor and Mrs. Grossman will be hosting two discussion groups for parents and guardians. Please join us for one of these groups.

  • Wednesday, April 26th from 8:45-9:45 a.m. in the Fiske Library


  • Thursday, April 27th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Fiske Library


Please note the dates for MCAS. This year third and fifth graders 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 child 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

  • 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 5th—Fiske Revue performance for families, 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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