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Dear Fiske Families,

Thank you to the Creative Arts Chair Dana Lynch for arranging for the Boston Improv Group to come to Fiske on Wednesday, January 17th.  The Fiske students were treated to a program that focused on the 4Cs: Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Communication.  This was an interactive program that included lots of audience participation.  We thank the PTO for sponsoring such a wonderful event.

Students participating in an improvisation about collaboration

Jump Rope for Heart

Dear Fiske Families,

     We are excited again to host our annual Jump Rope for Heart Celebration in Fitness and Health classes this February.

    

During Fitness and Health classes we will be participating in many jumping stations.  We will be using short ropes, long ropes, aerobic steps, hurdles, hippity hoppers, urban rebounders and many other fun pieces of equipment.

We will be also raising money to donate to the American Heart Association.  This part is completely voluntary.  Fundraising forms have been sent home with your children and they will walk you through the fundraising part.

Last year we raised over $3,500. Students are learning how heart disease is still the leading cause of death in America. It all starts with our healthy habits everyday. The American Heart Association has generously donated many balls and ropes to our recess equipment and also many Field Day stations are made possible by generous donations from the Heart Association. They are very grateful for our school and all of our generosity.

    

Thank you for doing your part to save a heart by choosing a healthy lifestyle. To make an online donation or to gather more information please go to heart.org/jump and search for Fiske. Please return all forms by Friday March 2nd.

We will be promoting how jumping rope is one of the best forms of exercise to get to a healthy heart.

Christina Gerst

gerstc@wellesleyps.org

A Parent Reminder about Ken Kay Presentation

The Wellesley Education Foundation and Wellesley Public Schools will be hosting a parent evening with Ken Kay, CEO of EdLeader21.  The evening will focuse on Preparing Students for Their 21st Century Lives .  The presentation is scheduled for Monday, January 22nd, at 7 pm, at Wellesley High School.  Please join us for this informative evening. For more information click on the Preparing Students for Their 21st Century Lives

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BOKS Begins on Monday, January 22

BOKS: Please note the change in days from Friday Fiske News last week

BOKS: Mondays and Thursday–CHANGED DAYS!! Starts Jan. 22

We’ve changed the dates for BOKS, the free morning activity program available to all kids ages K-5th. Mark your calendars for MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS starting this week Monday, Jan 22. We play tag games, run relay races and learn to love life-long exercise skills like jumping jacks, push-ups, donkey kicks and sit-ups. Drop off your kids in the Fiske gym 7:30-7:40 am. Be sure to send them sneakers to play in the gym. If your son or daughter plans to join, please considering signing up to help once per week during the 4-week session. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084baeab22a20-boks7  Questions: Jen Bonniwell, 267-259-0537.

Spring MCAS Dates

Planning for the spring 2018 MCAS has begun. This year third  grade will take the MCAS  with paper and pen. All Fourth and Fifth grade students will be taking the MCAS online.  Please note the testing dates below and make every effort to have your student at school for each testing sessions.  Make up dates will be arranged in the event that your child/children are absent from school on an assessment day.

Third Grade ELA -April 24-25

Fourth Grade ELA – April 9-10

Fifth Grade ELA – April 9-10

Third Grade Math – May 7-8

Fourth Grade Math – April 30-May 1

Fifth Grade Math – April 30-May 1

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the spring like weather!

Important Dates:

  • Monday, January 22rd – BOKS session 2 begins – 7:30-8:15 a.m.

  • Thursday, January 25th- BOKS session 2 begins – 7:30-8:15 a.m.

  • Thursday, February 1st – School Council Meeting – 7:30-8:15 a.m.

  • Friday, February 2nd- Progress Reports are sent home.

  • Wednesday, February 7th – Black History Assembly – 8:45-9:45 a.m.

  • Wednesday, February 14th – Walk to School Day

  • February 19-23 – February Break