Dear Families,

St. Patrick’s Day always make me hopeful that spring is right around the corner.  As I look out my office window there are daffodils slowly coming out of the ground so we must be almost there.

Baseball Glove

Baseball glove collection

You will notice there is a collection box for gently used baseball equipment.  Schofield student, Owen Coggins, is collecting gently used baseball gloves, bats and balls to donate to the Roberto’s Kids organization.  Please help Owen with this wonderful collection.

WPS is  looking for parent input on the new Standards Based Report Card!

The Wellesley Public Schools has been working on revising our current progress report over the past few years and the Standards Based Report Card Committee is now looking for K-5 parents to participate in a Focus Group opportunity for feedback on their work.  Each K-5 school has been asked to send a few representatives to sessions on Wednesday, March 27th at the Wellesley Community Center. Two sessions will be held: 8:30-10:00 a.m. and 6:00-7:30 p.m. (you would only attend one session, not both) If you are interested in representing our school, please email Rachel McGregor at or  PTO President, Megan LeBlanc, at  Thank you in advance for your help!

Profile of a Graduate

The WPS school district has worked for over two years to develop our Profile of a Graduate?  This work was done with the guidance of Battelle for Kids CEO Ken Kay, administrators, teachers, parents, community members, students and School Committee members. The final draft of the WPS Profile of a Graduate is;

WPS aspires to be a school system that develops the heads, hearts, and hands of its students by inspiring them to:

Think Critically & Solve Problems

● Create & Innovate

● Engage Locally & Globally

● Communicate & Collaborate

● Respect Human Differences & Challenge Inequities

● Attend to their Physical, Social & Emotional Health

As the district moves forward to create a new 5 year strategic plan, the Profile of the Graduate will be at the center of our work.  As we move further into the year be on the lookout in the Friday Fiske News for updates on the strategic plan.

Auction Time!

The Fiske Auction is just around the corner so come join the Fiske community for a night of fun.





Drop off Locations

The Steinberg’s Home – 9 Spruce Park

The Peters’ Home – 48 Sheridan Road


Meg, Sarah and Teresa

Jacqueline Davies is coming to Fiske!!!

Thanks to the Fiske Creative arts Committee, Author Jacqueline Davies will be coming to Fiske on Wednesday, April 10th.  All grades will attend an assembly with Ms. Davies who will share her writing techniques with the students. After the assembly both third grade classrooms will participate in a workshop with Ms. Davies. The PTO has generously offered to purchase two books for each classroom.  Book orders for students will be sent home on Monday, March 18th.

Jacqueline Davies Author of :

The Lemonade Wars series

Panda Pants

Nothing but Trouble

The Night is Singing Lullabies and many more…

Book order slips will be going home the week before her visit.

Spring MCAS Dates

Third, Fourth and Fifth grade students will be taking the 2019 MCAS online.  This week all grade 3-5 students participated in a 30 minute infrastructure trial. This trial was to test the capacity for the WPS internet system. We are happy to report that the trial went well.  

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

Important Dates

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

  • Wednesday, March 27th – Parent Teacher Conferences- early release at 12:00

  • Wednesday, March 27th -California Pizza Kitchen 5th grade fundraiser

  • Thursday, March 28th – Fifth grade parent night at the Middle School – 6:15 pm

  • Saturday, March 30th – Fiske Auction

  • Tuesday, April 2 – Parent Teacher conferences- early release at 12:00 pm

  • Wednesday, April 3 -Parent Teacher conferences- early release at 12:00 pm

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

  • Saturday, April 6th – 5th Grade CycleBar Fundraiser – 1:30-2:30 pm

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

  • Wednesday, April 10th -Author Jacqueline Davies visit

  • Thursday, April 11th – School Council Meeting – 7:30-8:15 am

  • Thursday, April 11th – PTO Meeting – 6:00-7:00 pm

  • Monday, April 15- Friday, April 19th – School Vacation Week

  • Wednesday, April 24th – Kindergarten Class of 2019 Parent Orientation Night – 6:00-7:00

  • Wednesday, April 24th – Garbage is My Bag assembly for students

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

Friday Fiske News 3/15/19

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