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Dear Fiske Families,

We have lots of reading fun planned for next week!

  • The Fiske PTO is hosting a new book fair from Monday, March 20th-Thursday, March 23rd. Proceeds will support our Fiske library. There will be a variety of books including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Children will attend the book fair during their regularly scheduled library class. Book purchases can also be made during the Fiske Reads event. We are in need of many volunteers to make this book fair a successful event. Please consider volunteering for a 1 hour shift on this sign up genius link. Thank you http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f49afaf29a6f58-fiske.


  • On Wednesday, March 22nd, during the school day, Fiske students and staff will be celebrating A Day of Reading! Students will spend the day engaged in reading activities: reading alone, reading with a partner, or listening to a story. To make this even more fun we are encouraging all staff and students to dress as their favorite book character!

  • On the evening of Wednesday, March 22nd from 6:00-7:30 p.m. we are inviting all Fiske families to join us in celebrating the diversity of our community through books. Families will have the opportunity to hear our celebrity readers read multicultural books in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Vietnamese, visit teachers hosting reading displays in the gym and purchase books at our book fair. The book fair will be opening at 5:30 p.m. This is sure to be an exciting night for all!​​​​​​​

Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) presents Catherine Steiner-Adair — THE BIG DISCONNECT: Protecting Childhood & Family Relationships in the Digital Age

Tuesday, March 21, 7:00 p.m. in the WHS Auditorium

Please join us on March 21st for an engaging evening with Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair! Through presentation and skits, Dr. Steiner-Adair will help parents understand the ways in which technology and media are putting children at risk at each stage of development, from infancy through young adulthood, and challenging what it means to be a family.

Drawing on real life stories from her clinical work with children and families and her consulting work with educators and experts across the country, Dr. Steiner-Adair offers insights and advice that can help parents achieve greater understanding, authority and confidence as they come up against the tech revolution that is unfolding in their living room.

The evening will also feature WHS students performing role-play scenarios all too familiar with parents/guardians:

Snapchat Meltdown

The Disconnected Parent

But I need my phone and iPad because… “I’m doing my homework!”

Attendees will learn skills to distinguish between educational, healthy and unhealthy use, and practical strategies for nourishing deep attention, creativity, empathy and meaningful relationships. There will be a book signing of “The Big Disconnect” by Dr. Steiner-Adair after the event.

Visit http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=tezl6lfab&oeidk=a07edwz5drw925b9794 for more details and to register for the event.


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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 well rested 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

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

  • Wednesday, March 22nd—Fiske Reads! An evening of celebrating reading with community members, 6:00-7:30 p.m./ Book fair opens at 5:30 p.m.

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

  • Tuesday, March 28th – 2017-2018 Kindergarten Parent/Guardian orientation, 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Fiske Library

  • 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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