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Dear Fiske Families,

School spirit was shining through each day this week with different themes of dress.  Today, pajama day, it looked like the entire school was ready to crawl up on a couch with a good book and some hot cocoa.  Thank you to the Student Council for hosting such a fun spirit week for us.

Thank you to Ms. Verret and Mr. Russell for hosting the amazing band, orchestra and chorus concert on Wednesday.  As always , the songs were delightful and put us all in the mood for vacation week and hopeful for a snow day.  As the  Fiske Falcons fly off to see family and friends, the teachers and staff wish them all a fun week and a happy New Year.  See you in 2018!

BINGO Blast – Please RSVP & Volunteer!

The Friday after we return from break is Bingo night. We are very low in RSVPs and volunteer sign-ups. This fun family night is Friday, January 5th from 6 pm – 8 pm at Babson College  in Trim Hall.

It is not too late to RSVP to Tracy Cyr (tracylcyr@yahoo.com) and/or volunteer: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4da4aa2fabff2-fiske

You can also come last minute and pay at the door. If your family would like to attend and you need financial assistance or carpool support, please contact either Sara Berenson (617-631-0125) or Rachel McGregor (781-446-6265).

Parent Event

Last year the entire WPS faculty was able to hear Dr. Steiner-Adair, Clinical and Consulting Psychologist and Research Associate at Harvard Medical School and author of the award winning book, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family, speak on the impact of technology in our daily lives.  On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018, Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair will visit with our  Fiske 5th grade students to discuss  how technology  impacts our social and emotional wellness.

Dr. Steiner-Adair will also be holding a parent session on the evening of Wednesday, January 10th, 2018  from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the WMS Auditorium. (Our snow date for this event is Thursday, January 11th, 2018.)  At this event,  she will share her observations from the 5th Grade sessions and offer strategies for helping our elementary students. Please see the two attached documents regarding Dr. Steiner-Adair’s visit.

Fiske After School Enrichment

The Second session of the Fiske After School Enrichment program will start on Monday, January  8th from 3:05-4:05 pm.  Classes will be offered on Monday,  Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.  Please see attached for class listings.

All registrations for Fiske After School Enrichment classes are done through the Wellesley Recreation Department.  To find a class, enter the six digit number seen on the flyer next to the class description.   Online registration can be completed at www.wellesleyma.gov/recreation.  Please make sure you have a username and password before registering online. You can contact the Recreation Department for a username and password. Registrations can be done on the phone  at 781-235-2370. Scholarships are available by contacting our Social Worker, Sara Berenson at berensons@wellesleyps.org or School Psychologist, Sharon Grossman at grossmans@wellesleyps.org .  

Have a wonderful vacation week!

Important Dates:

  • December 25-January 2 – Winter Recess

  • Wednesday, January 4 – Walk to School Day

  • Friday, January 5th – Bingo Night at Babson Trim Hall- 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Friday, January 12th – Fifth Grade Egyptian presentation, Fiske Library -1:30-3:00 p.m.

  • Monday, January 15th – No school in observance of Martin Luther King Day

  • Tuesday, January 16th – METCO Late Day – 3:05-4:15 p.m.

  • Thursday, January 18th – PTO Meeting/MCAS Presentation – 8:45-9:45 a.m.

  • Friday, January 26th – Principal’s Coffee