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Dear Families,

The Fiske Falcons had a delightful spirit week.  Thank you Student Council Members for planning our spirit days. Each day brought a whole new level of enjoyment among our students.  By the time Friday came along we were all happy to relax in our pajamas. Have a wonderful February vacation week.

Thank you to Anshal Chadda and Alex Hicks for coordinating another amazing science fair.  We had over 20 displays that included growing crystals, seeing the workings of a heart, learning about static electricity and so much more. Thank you to our 40+ scientists for participating in our science fair. You were all Fisketastic!

Thank you to Mrs. Gerst for hosting an outstanding 80’s Open House.  Parents, guardians and students had a wonderful time dancing to the music and getting their hearts pumping.  We thank all those who participated and look forward to next year.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Math Parent Information Session

The last two math parent nights filled up quickly so the Math Department is hosting a third event on Thursday, March 7th from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at the Wellesley Community Center. To sign up please click here to register .  See attached document for more information

Elementary Mathematics Workshops March Encore.pdf 

Fisketastic Day of Play

Make the World a Better Place

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What is the Fisketastic Day of Play? On Wednesday, March 6th  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. Children will work together to make items that grow from their creativity.

On Wednesday, March 6th, 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. Please do not do any construction before coming to school.

If you are willing to donate packing tape, please have your child bring a roll to school on March 5th. 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 8:45-9:45, as well as the second creating/building block from 10:15-11:15 (clean-up help will also be needed during this second block).

PAWS Book Collection

Please help P.A.W.S. Preschool Collect 1,000 Books!

The Preschool At Wellesley Schools (P.A.W.S.) is starting the process of developing a 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program! The goal of the program is to provide families with easy and convenient access to hundreds of high-quality children’s books, of all different genres and titles, in order to ensure students have the best advantages and access to the many benefits of reading prior to entering kindergarten.

They need our help in order to make this dream a reality!  From now until April vacation, we will be collecting new and gently used children’s books for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Project at P.A.W.S.! As you and your friends, neighbors, and relatives start to do spring cleaning or begin to tidy your homes and are ready to say goodbye to books that don’t serve your family any more, please bring your books to Fiske and place them in the box in the hall marked 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

They will take board books, ABC books, nursery rhymes, fairy tales, song books, fiction books, nonfiction books, paperback, hardcover, counting books, shape books, any books!!

Thank you in advance for helping with this project, and please pass the word along to your friends or to your social media groups! The goal is to collect 1,500 books by April vacation!  


It’s time to send in your Box Tops!  One class from grades K-2 and one class from grades 3-5 will earn an extra recess for collecting the most Box Tops! Our next official submission deadline is Friday, March 1st, so please clip Box Tops from the products you already purchase for your household and send them in via backpack in an envelope or baggie. Be sure to label with your name and/or classroom! If you have already sent in Box Tops since the last classroom contest and remembered to include your name or classroom, you will receive credit for this new contest. Every unexpired Box Top is worth 10 cents and that adds up so quickly for our school! Take a look through your kitchen cabinets and pantry and you just might find something with a Box Top on it.  For a complete list of all participating products, please visit  Let’s see how many Box Tops we can collect for Fiske this month!

Spring MCAS Dates

Planning for the spring 2019 MCAS has begun.  Third, 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 session.  Make up dates will be arranged in the event that your child/children are absent from school on an assessment day.

Spring 2019 MCAS Schedule

Third Grade ELA – Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26

Third Grade Math – Friday, May 10 and Monday, May 13

Fourth Grade ELA – Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5

Fourth Grade Math – Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17

Fifth Grade ELA – Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9

Fifth Grade Math – Monday, May 6 and Tuesday, May 7

Fifth Grade Science and Technology – Thursday, May 16 and Monday, May 20

Tell all your friends who have entering Kindergarten students, Kindergarten Roundup is here!

Kindergarten Round-Up

Kindergarten Registration 2019-20

Round Up Dates:

Saturday, March 2 at 9:00am-12:00pm (Snow Date 3/9/19)

Location: Sprague Elementary School Library, 401 School St, Wellesley MA 02482

For children 5 years of age on or before August 31, 2019. Please bring registration forms and required documents to the Round Up. Download a registration packet on the district website: If required, nurse follow-up and English Learner screenings will occur at individual schools by appointment.

Have a wonderful week!

  • Monday, February 18th-Friday, February 22nd – February Break

  • Tuesday, February 26th – Fourth Grade Tsongas Center Visit

  • Saturday, March 2 – Kindergarten Registration – Sprague School 9:00am-12:00pm

  • Tuesday, March 5th – Town Election

  • Wednesday, March 6th – Day of Play

  • Thursday, March 7th – PTO Meeting 8:45 am

  • Monday, March 11th – Kindergarten Top Secret Science

  • Thursday, March 14th – Grade 1 Emilie Boone Creative Arts Program

  • Thursday, March 21st – 4th Grade Trip to Lowell Mills

  • Wednesday, March 27th – Parent Teacher Conferences

  • Saturday, March 30th – Fiske Auction

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