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Dear Fiske Families,

What a  weather week this has been! Between the warm spring days and cool winter days it is hard to determine what season we are experiencing.  Although, the warmer weather must be an indication that spring is around the corner.

Please come join me in the library for the Principal’s Coffee on Friday, March 2nd from 8:45-9:30 a.m.  We will be highlighting upcoming spring events and activities.  As always, please bring any questions you may have.  

Do not forget to register for Fiske STEAM third session of programing on Tuesday, February 27th. Courses include Board Games, Cooing, Home Alone Safety, Crafts for a Cause, Fiske Makers, 4th and 5th Grade Play, Fun with Clay and Art and Math. Our programming is also introducing a STEM program taught by three of our own Wellesley High School Sophomores!   For more details please see the attached course description and registration form.

Fiske 2018 Spring Enrichment Afterschool (1).docx 

Fisketastic Day of Play

Make the World a Better Place

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What is the Fishtastic Day of Play? On Wednesday, March 7th  Fiske will be hosting a day of play for K-5 students. Students will be spending the day in collaborative groups making and creating using recyclable materials. Our theme this year will be Make Our World a Better Place. Children will work together to make items that enhance our world and bring happiness to others.

On Wednesday, March 7th, students will need to bring one grocery bag filled with clean, recycled items to school. All supplies are required to be recycled materials. Items should not be bigger than the top of a students classroom desk.

Some examples of acceptable recycled materials are:

Cereal boxes Egg cartons Shoe boxes

Milk cartons Tissue boxes Plastic bottles

Paper towel rolls Plastic cups Cracker boxes

Toilet paper rolls Appliance boxes

The children are always in need of extra packing tape. If you are willing to donate packing tape, please have your child bring a roll to school on Tuesday, March 6th. Thank you for your contributions!

To make this day a success we will need 2-3 volunteers per classroom to help assist with the “construction” process (cutting cardboard, etc.) during both the first creating/building block from 8:45-10:00, as well as the second creating/building block from 10:30-11:15 (clean-up help will also be needed during this second block).

To sign up for the day please visit www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0C49ADAB2CA4F85-fiske

Mark Your Calendars!

Spring is a very busy time at Fiske.  Kindergarten Round Up is on Saturday, March 3rd from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Sprague School. If you have a Kindergarten student entering for the school year 2018-2019 please come register them at the Round Up.

All are encouraged to join the Fiske PTO meeting in the Fiske library on Tuesday, March 13th at 6:30 pm.  The Fiske School could not offer all the fantastic enrichment programs without the tireless efforts of our parent/guardian community.  Please consider taking some time to attend the meeting and hearing about the incredible events that are coming up and how you can participate.  

The school book fair will be held Monday, March 19th-Thursday, March 22nd. Students will attend the bookfair during their regularly scheduled library times.  Our Fiske Reads night will be held on Wednesday, March 21st from 6:00-7:30 p.m.  

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 week!

Important Dates:

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

  • 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

  • Tuesday, March 6th -Creative Arts Program- Kindergarten /Top secret Science and Math

  • Wednesday, March 7th – Day of Play

  • Wednesday, March 7th -METCO Stay Day

  • Friday, March 9th – Author Emma Boon visit with first grade

  • Tuesday, March 13th – PTO Meeting – 6:30-7:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, March 14th – Walk to School Day

  • Monday, March 19th-Thursday, March 22 – Fiske Book Fair

  • Tuesday, March 20th -METCO Late Day – 3:05-4:15 p.m.

  • Monday, March 19th-Thursday, March 22nd

  • Wednesday, March 21st – Fiske Reads – 6:00-7:30 p.m.

  • Friday, March 23 – Fourth grade field trip to Lowell Mills

  • Wednesday, March 28th – Parent Conferences

  • Friday, March 30th – No School/ Good Friday

  • Tuesday, April 3rd – Early Dismissal/Parent  Conferences

  • Wednesday, April 4th – Parent Conferences

  • Thursday, April 5th – School Council – 7:30-8:15 a.m.

  • Friday, April 6th- Coffee with the Principal – 8:45-9:30 a.m.

  • Monday, April 9th – 4th and 5th grade ELA MCAS

  • Tuesday, April 10th -4th and 5th grade ELA MCAS

  • April 12 – First Grade Linx Play-9-9:40

  • April 16th-20th- April break


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