Parents and guardians are invited to join the Fiske teachers and staff for Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 13th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Please leave your children at home as this is an information night for parents and guardians. The schedule for the night is as follows:
6:00-6:30 p.m. grade 3-5 parents/guardians are invited to visit their child’s classroom.
6:30-6:55 p.m. All parents/guardians are invited to the gym to meet with the Principal, specialists, Wild West Committee, and PTO.
7:00-7:30 p.m. Kindergarten- second grade parents/guardians are invited to visit their child’s classroom.
Please remember that Back to School Night is an evening for parents/guardians to meet their child/children’s teacher/s to learn about classroom expectations and curriculum. Teachers will not be able to meet with individual parents. We look forward to seeing you all during this informative night.
On Monday, September 11th our Kindergarten students will be starting their full day schedule at Fiske. It is such a pleasure to see our newest students enter the school each morning with big smiles and ready to start their day. We look forward to having them at school for the entire day.
ATTENTION, ATTENTION, ATTENTION
Fiske Wild West Round-up
Saturday, September 23 from 10:00-2:00
It is just a little over two weeks before the Fiske Wild West Round-up! The Fiske Wild West Committee is in need of families to help sell raffle tickets over the next two weekends here in town. If you’d like to help out with the Wild West and have an hour or two to spare this weekend, check out our sign up sheet and see if there is a shift that works for you! Definitely bring your kids and some friends, it’ll help your sales for sure! Here is the link if the above doesn’t work: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d45abad2ca7fd0-wild
Hilda Lief and Carmen DeMena
Looking for a way to get more involved at Fiske? Join the Fiske PTO for the first meeting of the year on Monday, September 18th at 8:45 a.m. in the library. The multiple activities and fundraisers hosted by the Fiske PTO provides funding for our creative arts programming, field trips, Dream Box, Raz kidz and so much more. Please come to this meeting to join this incredible organization that provides so much for all our Fiske children.
Notes from Ms. Verret
The music room is really hopping these days!
• K’s are learning beat and movement games.
• Grade 1 is reviewing a folk dance and expanding their solfege skills
• Grade 2 is dancing and learning a two-part rhythm poem.
• Grade 3 was introduced to the recorder, and are really excited to start a year of learning to play an instrument and learning to read music.
• Grade 4 learned to play a four-part piece with xylophones, claves, and glockenspiels.
• Grade 5 has had their first chorus rehearsal, reviewed two dances, and is learning about ostinato patterns and how to play them.
In addition, children in grade 2-5 attended the annual Instrument Demonstration. After-School lesson teachers came and performed flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, and bass. Student can sign up to take lessons on these instruments. The goal is for students to enter band and orchestra.
If you’re child is interested in learning to play one of these instruments, there is a registration event at the middle school on Tuesday, September 19 from 6:00-7:30. At that event, you can meet the teachers, sign your child up for a lesson day/time, and rent an instrument. One stop shopping!!! If you have questions about this program, feel free to contact me or check out the Performing Arts Department website.
Insider’s Guide to Fiske
The Insider’s Guide to Fiske is now on our Fiske website! This resource, along with many others, can be found on the Fiske Website: https://wellesleyps.org/fiske/back-to-school-packet/ . Please take a moment to review this document for information on arrival and dismissals, lunches, health guidelines and other important information. The Wellesley Public Schools also has a Student Handbook K-5 that can be found at: https://wellesleyps.org/ under the “Student and Families” tab. Please do not hesitate to call ( 781-446-6275) or email (email@example.com) me with any questions you may have.
The afternoon car line takes approximately 10 minutes from beginning to end. To keep all safe it is imperative for parents/guardians to stay in their car and have children enter the car through the curbside door. Do not for any reason pass or pull around cars in carline as this compromises the safety for students getting in cars and staff directing cars. To expedite the car line, put the carline signs that were sent home last week in the right corner of your front window. If we all follow the car line rules then we will all arrive and leave school safely.
We are looking for two new School Council parent members
Site-Based Councils were mandated by the Education Reform Act of 1993 as part of the Act’s decentralization of decision-making. The Fiske School Council is composed of equal members of elected teachers and parents, together with the Principal and a community member. Members serve for two-year terms. The role of the Fiske School Council is to advise the Principal, especially in creating and evaluating the School Improvement Plan. The School Council meets several times during the school year. Minutes of all meetings are published on the Fiske website.
The Fiske School Council currently has three parent representatives; Kenneth Largess, Danielle Nixon and Priya Datta. We are looking for two more parents to join the School Council. If you would like to nominate yourself, or a friend, please contact PTO President Manisha Varma at atulandmanisha. The PTO will run an election for interested parties during back to school night on Wednesday, September 13th.
Recycling at Fiske
Last year, in conjunction with the Fiske Green team and the Fiske staff, the Fiske students started a lunch recycling program. Children placed trash and recyclables in the respective containers after eating their lunch.
Our Kindergarteners will begin this program on Monday, September 11th. We are looking for parent volunteers to help the Kindergarteners learn the recycling procedures. Please consider volunteering for a 20 minute lunch session to help with this exciting program. Volunteers must have a current CORI form on file. To sign up please go to the signup genius: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4ea5a623a6f85-come
Thank you for helping our Kindergarteners with this program.
Monday, September 11th—Kindergarten students begin full days
Wednesday, September 13th—Back to School Night: 6:00-7:30 p.m
6:00-6:30 Grades 3-5 classroom visits
6:30-6:55 Join the specialists, Principal McGregor, Wild West Committee and the PTO in the gymnasium to hear about Fiske programming
7:00-7:30 p.m. Kindergarten – second grade classroom visits
Monday, September 18th – PTO meeting: 8:45 a.m. in the library
Tuesday, September 19th—School Picture Day
Tuesday, September 19th – Registration for instrument lessons at Wellesley Middle School: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 21st – Rosh Hashanah – No school
Saturday, September 23rd -Fiske Wild West Day:10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Friday, September 29th – Principal’s Coffee: 8:45 a.m. in the library
Monday, October 9th – Columbus Day- No School
Friday, October 27th – Coffee with the Principal- 8:45 a.m. in the library
Tuesday, October 31st – Halloween Parade on back field: 9:00 a.m.
Have a wonderful weekend!