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Fiske Families,

October is fire safety month. On Wednesday Kindergarten and first grade participated in a fire safety assembly presented by the Wellesley Fire Department.  Take a moment to discuss with your children your family safety plan in the event of a fire at home.

This is also 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.  At Fiske, we have security doors. Visitors are required to ring the bell and state the reason they are visiting Fiske. Visitors then enter the building and sign in at the office. All visitors will be given a pass to wear while they are in the building. Visitors should not enter the building without signing in at the office.  In addition to the security doors, the entire school has an intercom system, classroom doors with locks, motion detector lighting, parking lot lighting, and surveillance cameras.

Along with these safety features, the Fiske staff is working closely with the Wellesley Police Department (WPD) and other town emergency personnel to enhance our security protocols and training.   This includes staff participation in an A.L.I.C.E.  (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training that includes an active shooter simulation facilitated by the Wellesley Police Department (WPD) this fall.  Throughout the school year, students will participate in practice emergency evacuation drills, fire drills and bus evacuation drills. All of these protocols are practised so our students and staff are prepared for emergencies at school.


Dreambox is a math program that compliments our math curriculum.  Dreambox is funded by the PTO and is a valued resource for all students. Please see the attached letter to find information to use this resource at home.

DreamBox- Parent Letter 2018-19 – Fiske.docx 

BOKS is Back!

We are pleased to offer BOKS, a before school physical activity program at Fiske this fall. Classes are filled with team-oriented games and provide plenty of opportunity for play since the program focuses on fun!

BOKS will be held on Monday and Thursday mornings.  The first BOKS class will start on Monday, October 15. Drop-off is at 7:30 a.m.  Students will be dismissed at 8:15 for before school recess.

Typical BOKS Class

  • 30-40 minutes long

  • Fun warm-up game or movement drills

  • Running activity, relay races, obstacle courses and strength movements

  • Fun game

  • Cool down and a BOKS Bit – a nutrition component of the program

If you would like your child to participate in BOKS, fill out the attached form and send it into your child’s s teacher.  

2018_19 BOKS Registration Form NO T-Shirt Info_0.pdf ​​​​​​​

This program can not run without parent volunteers. Please consider signing up to come and help.

BOKS Parent, Danielle Nixon

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Fiske Costume Drive

The Fiske staff will be collecting gently used costumes sizes 5T and up

Bin in the front lobby of the school

Oct 15th-Oct 24th

Thank you for your donations

Your donations will allow students to have a memorable experience this Fall

Have a wonderful weekend.

Important Dates:

  • Thursday, October 18th – School Council Meeting – 7:30-8:15 a.m.

  • Wednesday, October 31st – Halloween Parade on the backfield:  9:00 a.m.

  • Wednesday, October 31st – Parent Teacher Conferences

  • Tuesday, November 6th – Parent Teacher Conferences

  • Wednesday, November 7th – Parent Teacher Conferences

  • Thursday, November 8th – PTO Meeting – 8:45 a.m.

  • Thursday, November 15 – School Council – 7:30-8:15 a.m.

  • Wednesday, November 21st – Early Release – Thanksgiving

Friday Fiske News 10/12/2018

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