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Dear Fiske Families,

On Wednesday evening our Fiske community came together to enjoy the first ever Fiske Reads! This was truly an amazing event that was enjoyed by all. Our celebrity readers shared how much they enjoyed reading to your children and spending time with the Fiske community. When walking around it seemed families were enjoying their time sharing some books together, seeing books that can be found in the classroom and purchasing some books to bring home.

Thank you to all our guest readers and teachers for making Fiske Reads such a special event. This event could not have happened without our Literacy Specialist Kristin Stoetzel working behind the scenes to get the entire night organized. A huge thank you to Megan LeBlanc and Pam Allen for working to bring such an amazing book fair to Fiske. For a review of our guest readers and their books please see the chart below.


Guest Reader



Sarah Zhu, Fiske Parent

Bilingual Mandarin/English Session


Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin


School Committee Member Anthony Bent


One Green Apple by Eve Bunting


K-12 METCO Director Kalise Wornum


The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah


Carmen Francoy, Fiske Parent

Bilingual Spanish/English Session


The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister


Superintendent David Lussier


This Is The Rope by Jacqueline Woodson


Lieutenant Scott Whittemore, WPD


Yoon and the Jade Bracelet by Helen Recorvits


Khanh Trinh, Fiske Parent

Bilingual Vietnamese/English Session


Elmer and Rose by David McKee


Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Joan Dabrowski


Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco


Karelyn Perez, Fiske Parent

Bilingual Spanish/English Session


Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

Red Theater Curtains Free ...

Fiske Revue

On to the next big show…Please join our talented 4th and 5th graders for the Fiske Revue on Wednesday, April 5th from 6:00-7:00 pm in the gymnasium. We have dancers, singers, actors, musicians and graphic artists! Please come and watch the amazing show the students and Director Cindy Wright have prepared for you!


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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

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

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

  • Wednesday, March 29th, Tuesday, April 4th and Wednesday, April 5th—Parent teacher conferences

  • Tuesday, April 4th—12:00 p.m. early release for students

  • Wednesday, April 5th—Fiske Revue performance for families, 6:00 -7:30 p.m.

  • Monday, April 10th, Wednesday, April 12th, and Thursday, April 13th—Third and Fourth grade ELA MCAS

  • Friday, April 14th—No school in observance of Good Friday

  • Monday, April 17th-Friday, April 21st—April break, no school

  • Tuesday, April 25th, Wednesday, April 26th, and Thursday, April 27th—Fifth grade ELA MCAS

  • 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

  • Monday, May 8th and Tuesday, May 9th—Third grade math MCAS

  • Monday, May 15th and Tuesday, May 16th—Fourth grade math MCAS

  • Tuesday, May 9th and Thursday, May 11th—Fifth grade math MCAS

  • Monday, May 15th, and Tuesday, May 16th—Fifth grade Science MCAS

Have a wonderful weekend!

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