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Dear Fiske Families,

Today our Fiske community was able to the amazing Music Around the World program presented by music teachers Julie Verret, Alison Iannuzzi and all of the Fiske children. Over the past several months the children have worked to learn both the dances and songs. This was a truly fabulous celebration of cultures and community.

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Thank you to Ceida Chan and Manisha Varma for providing our staff with a lovely coffee break. Cookies, coffee and tea were provided and greatly appreciated by all of our staff.

School Safety

School safety is a conversation that is ongoing both at Fiske and district wide. On Wednesday, May 3, myself and Head Custodian Steve McHale participated in an afternoon of district sponsored school safety drills. In collaboration with the Wellesley Police Department we practiced and standardized our safety protocols and procedures across the ten school settings. This work reflects the ongoing commitment Wellesley Public School maintains to ensure the safety of all students and staff.

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WINGS registration is now open! Please see the attached document for more information. WINGS Summer Program 2017

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The Fiske children are saving the planet one lunch at a time. Previously, three lunch periods created 6 bags of trash, now we are down to 1.5 bags of trash a day! The parent support is amazing so we are extending this volunteering opportunity for two more weeks. We are asking for one parent volunteer per lunch session. Please sign up if you can. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4ea5a623a6f85-cafeteria1

The time slots are:

11:25-12:05 Grades 1 and 5

12:05-12:45 Grades K and 3

12:45-1:25 Grades 2 and 4

Your feedback on the process based on your experience is welcome. Please contact Jeanne Hoerter at 303.408.5815 or orphajean@hotmail.com if you have any suggestions.

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“PIZZA PLAYDATE IN THE PLAYGROUND” for Fiske and Schofield families!!

Date: May 12th (Friday)

Time: 5-7pm

Location: Barton Community Playground, Barton Road, Wellesley.

Fiske Cares and Schofield Cares are jointly hosting a Pizza Playdate at the Barton Community Playground for families within our school communities. It is a great opportunity for parents and kids from both schools to enjoy a Spring day with snacks, refreshments and outdoor play! In order to help us get a headcount for pizza order, please RSVP at:


If you have any questions or requests, please contact fiskecares@gmail.com. Thanks!


Please note the remaining MCAS testing dates below.

5th Grade Math

May 9 & 11

4th Grade Math

May 15 & 16

3rd Grade Math

May 8 & 9

5th Grade Science

May 15 & 16


Fiske Field Day Reminder

Field Day is Friday May 26th. The rain date is Tuesday June 6th .

Session I – 8:40-10:00 for grades 3, 4, and 5.

Session II – 10:10- 11:15 for grades K, 1, and 2. Fifth graders stay out during the 2nd session to be station helpers.

More information about the stations and volunteering can be found on our sign up genius link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e49a4ae22a64-fiske2

Field Day is an event for students to participate in fun and challenging activities with their class. Your child will be outside in the sun for an extended period of time. Please remember to send them with sunscreen on, a hat, sneakers and loose and comfortable clothes and water bottle with their name on it. I have been reminding the children about these tips as well.

Thanks for all your help and support. This Field Day is sure to be a success!!!!

The Gr. 5 vs Staff kickball game will be held on the Fiske baseball diamond at 1:30 p.m. on Monday June 19th. The entire school will be able to watch this fun and exciting game. Please send your child to school with sunscreen on and a hat as they will be sitting outside for an extended period of time. The 5th graders will wear their class t-shirts for this fun event.


Christina Gerst

Important Dates

The last day of school will be Tuesday, June 20th and will be a half day.

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

  • Thursday, May 11th – Final PTO Meeting – 8:45 a.m.

  • Friday, May 12 – Creative Arts Assembly for K-5, Queen’s Cartoonist

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

  • Tuesday, May 16th – METCO late day

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

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

  • Wednesday, May 17th – 2017-2018 Kindergarten class visit, 1:00-2:00

  • Monday, May 22nd – Thursday, May 26th – Used Book Fair

  • Thursday, May 25th – School Council Meeting – 7:30-8:15 a.m.

  • Friday, May 26th – Field Day (Rain date June 6th)

  • Monday, May 29th – No school in observance of Memorial Day

  • Wednesday, May 31st – Principal’s Coffee

  • Monday, June 19th – Fifth Grade Concert/graduation – 8:45 a.m.

  • Tuesday, June 20th – Last day of school

Have a wonderful weekend!

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