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Dear Fiske Families,

Thank you to Ms. Julie Verret  and the fourth grade classes for presenting the concert, A Man Named Martin.  Our narrator Mr. Cox told the story as our fourth grade students sang the story. This week I have been hearing the echoes of the fourth grade students and the entire audience singing  We Shall Overcome.   It was truly a magnificent performance by all.  


On Thursday,  Ms. Verret and Mr. Russell boarded a bus with the Fiske orchestra and band and went to St. John School to perform for their students.  It was a wonderful opportunity for our Fiske children to perform for other students.  Once again they proved themselves to be a very talented group of musicians. Thank you to Cara Fineman and Tom Coleman for transporting some of the larger instruments to St. John School.  Parent support is vital to the success of our musical programming.


As many of you have heard, the flu season is upon us.  At Fiske we have not experienced a large number of flu cases. Please see the attached letter regarding flu precautions for families.  

Parent flu update-Feb 2018 .docx


A Message from Fiske Cares

Please remember to send in your donation for the Fiske Cares Gift Card Drive.

Fiske Cares is a PTO Committee that focuses on assisting and supporting ALL Fiske families in need of help.  Starting 2017, our school community has come together to provide our vulnerable Fiske families with fresh groceries, diapers, gas and winter gear.  We are now trying to raise much-needed funds through our Fiske Cares Gift Card Drive.  We find that gift cards are a great way to help where we can and where it counts the most.  If you did not receive the flyer with details about the Fiske Cares Gift Card Drive, you can still send in a donation of any amount (cash or check) in an envelope addressed to FISKE CARES.  (Please be sure that the check is payable to “Fiske PTO” and “Fiske Cares” written in the memo line.)  All proceeds donated will be used toward specific gift cards that will allow struggling Fiske families access to basic necessities.  Thank you in advance for any support that you can offer!!

Any questions?  Please email Carol Tham or Hilda Lief at


An Invitation from our Health and Fitness Teacher Mrs. Gerst

You are invited! Come and be a part of your child in “action” during Fitness and Health Open House at Fiske. Parents and family members are encouraged to participate (or watch) in Fitness and Health classes during February 27th to March 9th.   Please find your child’s class and assigned “open house” time (30 minutes). Meet us in the gymnasium and feel free to join us with your yoga mat or share with your child. Participation is greatly encouraged. The students will be participating in a Yoga lesson. This is an exciting experience for you and your child. Looking forward to seeing you soon!


CLASS                    DATE                       TIME

Brophy                   Tuesday 2/27/18        11:05-11:35

Laufer                      Tuesday 2/27/18        10:30-11:00


Hennessey          Monday 3/5/18                 1:00-1:30

Kelley                Monday 3/5/18                  1:35-2:05

Herald                  Tuesday 2/27/18              1:05-1:35


Kamm/Feldman   Monday 3/5/18                  9:00-9:30

Mendoza             Friday    3/9/18                9:00-9:30


Floyd                 Monday 3/5/18                 12:25-12:55

Holtzman           Friday 3/9/18              12:25-12:55

Rodger              Thursday 3/8/18                 12:25-12:55


Gayner                  Tuesday  2/27/18              2:10-3:00

Giorlando        Thursday 3/9/18               2:10-3:00

Hanlon                Thursday 3/8/18                2:10-3:00

    Conrad                  Tuesday 2/27/18                 9:55-10:25

McCarthy             Monday 3/5/18                 9:55-10:25

    O’Sullivan            Thursday 3/8/18                 9:55-10:25


FIELD DAY is in just four months.  Please mark your calendars for Wednesday May 23rd and the rain date will be Wednesday June 6th.  A signup genius will be created and a link will be sent out for volunteers to sign up to help run a station.   Thank you for your help in advance.




Which classroom will take home the Gold Medal for collecting the most Box Tops?  It’s a race to earn an extra recess! The goal is to collect as many Box Tops as we can for our next official submission date, which is March 1st. Please clip and save your unexpired Box Tops from the products you already purchase for your household, place them in a plastic baggie or envelope and label with your name/classroom. As always, they do not have to be precisely trimmed. Send them in via backpack or drop at the front office. I will update the standings weekly!

Last week, the top three classrooms were:

1. Ms. Herald (1MH)

2. Mrs. Kelley (1K)

3. Ms. O’Sullivan (5O)


Thank you to all who have sent in Box Tops so far! Clipping Box Tops is such a fun and easy way to earn “free” money for our school–every Box Top is worth 10 cents and they add up so quickly! Let’s bring home the “Gold” for Fiske!


Kindergarten Round Up

Saturday, March 3 at 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (snow date 3/10/18) Sprague Elementary Library, 401 School St., Wellesley MA 02482

WPS Kindergarten Registration for children 5 years of age on or before August 31, 2018. Please note that the parent(s) of any Kindergarten eligible student should register with the Wellesley Public Schools even if they are interested in deferring their child’s attendance for one school year. Bring registration forms and required documents to the Round Up. Questions regarding Kindergarten registration should be directed to District Registrar Nancy Costigliola at 781-446-6210 ;5600 or Read more or download a packet



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!


Important Dates:

  • Monday, February 12th – BOKS – 7:30-8:15 a.m.

  • Wednesday, February 14th – Walk to School Day

  • Thursday, February 15th – BOKS – 7:30-8:15 a.m.

  • February 19-23 – February Break

  • Thursday, March 1st – School Council -7:30-8:15

  • Friday, March 2nd – Coffee with the Principal -8:45-9:15 a.m.

  • Saturday, March 3rd-Kindergarten Round Up at Sprague – 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 6th – annual town election


Friday Fiske News 2/9/2018
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