What an exciting week at Fiske! In the cafeteria the Kindergarten students are learning their lunch routines. First, third and fifth grade students are diving into their independent reading. Yesterday while visiting second grade classrooms, students were completely immersed in writing their narrative stories. Fourth graders are building community through playing a variety of cooperative games in Fitness and Health. Just this morning, while walking down the hall, I heard beautiful singing coming from the music room. The 5th grade chorus was practicing a song about snow days, please not yet, and they sounded BEAUTIFUL. It is amazing that we have been in school for just 12 days and it is as if we never left. Your children are truly wonderful to work with.
Looking for a way to get more involved at Fiske? Join the Fiske PTO! The first meeting of the year is 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.
It is school picture day!
Tuesday, September 19th
Hayward Photography picture envelopes were sent home this week. Please send in your envelope with your package selection on picture day. To prepay for your pictures go to https://www.haywardphotography.com/ with the school code FSK17.
We are ready for the Wild West Round-up, are you?
Fiske Wild West Round-up
Saturday, September 23 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Wild West volunteers are needed!
In a week the Fiske Wild West Round-up will be here! The Fiske Wild West Committee is in need of families to help sell raffle tickets this Saturday at the Linden Store. If you’d like to help out with the Wild West and have an hour or two to spare, check out our sign up sheet! 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
BOKS (Build Our Kids’ Success) is starting on Tuesday, September 26th- Thursday, Nov. 9th. BOKS is a before school physical activity program designed to get elementary school aged children moving in the morning to have a more productive school day. In 2009, Kathleen Tullie from Natick read the book, Spark, by Dr. John Ratey. The book clearly set forth the research as to why kids should be active before school, and she was inspired to create a program at her children’s elementary school. Since fall 2009, BOKS has grown from one elementary school in Natick, Mass., to over 1,500 elementary schools in six countries in 2015. For more info, visit www.bokskids.org.
The goals of BOKS are:
· Start the morning with active play to jump start children’s brains and make them better equipped for learning.
· Increase opportunities for children to be physically active and gain nutritional knowledge; creating healthy, lifelong habits.
· Empower communities to collaborate and make a positive difference in children’s lives
It’s time we make difference and create a healthier generation of children. Don’t sit still, Active Kids = Active Minds. For more, go to www.bokskids.org.
The BOKS program cannot be run without parent volunteers. Please consider signing up to run some sessions at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084baeab22a20-boks6
Please see attachment for BOKS enrollment forms. Enrollment forms can be retruned to the front office.
Thank you, Jen Bonniewell
BOKS Parent Committee Chair
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!