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Dear Fiske Families,

It was wonderful to welcome all our Fiske students back to school on Monday and hear about their vacation week.  It sounds like the children enjoyed a little extra time to be with their families and friends.

As we return to school it is a good time to be reminded of the safety protocols and trainings that are in  place to assure the safety of Fiske students, staff, and community.  During the summer of 2016 both the Fiske and Schofield schools went through the first of a two year renovation project.  Year one included many security features to assure the safety of our school.  These included the installation of  new security doors, intercom system, classroom doors with locks, motion detector  lighting,  parking lot lighting, and surveillance  cameras.  

In addition to the security enhancements, the Fiske staff is working closely with the Wellesley Police Department (WPD) and other town emergency personnel to enhance  our security protocols and trainings.   This included participation in a training on the A.L.I.C.E. model (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) with our staff participating in an active shooter simulation facilitated by the Wellesley Police Department (WPD)  in the fall.  We are also in the process of developing a new evacuation drill for students, in collaboration with the WPD and Wellesley Fire Department, that we plan to practice later this year.  As planning progresses we will notify parents of this training.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  

A Reminder from our Nurse Betsy Hindmarsh, RN

Medication Policy Reminder

The Wellesley Public Schools medication policy is based on the Massachusetts Department of Health regulations. One of our highest priorities is keeping your children safe.  For the safety of  your child’s classmates and all of the students, please review and follow these guidelines.

  1. Students are not allowed to keep medication in their possession at school. Unlabeled medication is also not allowed at school. Please do not put any medication in your child’s lunchbox, backpack, or pocket.  This applies to both prescription and nonprescription medication as well as homeopathic medication. Putting medication in the hands of children without supervision is hazardous.

  2. If your child needs medication at school, please contact our school nurse Betsy Hindmarsh.  Betsy can review the policy with you and guide you so we can get the medication started. The complete WPS medication policy can be found on the nursing website.

Please let me know if you have questions or concerns.. I am happy to help!

Kindergarten Round Up Change of Date

Please note the Kindergarten Round Up date has been changed to Saturday, March 10th from 9:00-12:00 in the Sprague Library.

Fiske After School STEAM Program

Do not forget to register for Fiske STEAM third session of programing. Courses include Board Games, Cooking, 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 NEW 4th and 5th grade play taught by Cyndi Wright and 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.  Revised Fiske 2018 Spring Enrichment Afterschool .docx 

Fisketastic Day of Play

Make the World a Better Place

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What is the Fisketastic 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

If you are willing to donate packing tape, please have your child bring a roll to school on March 7th. 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

Have a wonderful week!

Important Dates:

  • 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

  • Saturday, March 10th-Kindergarten Round Up at Sprague – 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

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

  • Wednesday, March 14th – Walk to School Day

  • New Kids on the block -Kindergarten

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

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

  • 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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