Fiske Families,

Welcome back!  It was such a pleasure seeing our families on opening day.  The building is buzzing with children’s excitement about seeing their teachers and friends. I had the opportunity to visit classrooms, recesses and lunches throughout the week and heard about the children’s summer highlights. We are hoping that each family would be willing to send in a family picture taken this summer. These pictures will be placed on our Fiske Community board in the front hall.  These pictures can be handed to classroom teachers. Thank you

Each week I will be sending home the Fiske Friday News via email.  This email is intended to keep our Fiske families informed of Fiske events.  At the end of each email there is a list of important dates, please mark these on your calendars.  Thank you

Crossing Guard

School arrivals and dismissals are off to a safe start.  The carline is running smoothly and children are exiting and entering vehicles with great care.  If you have not done so already, please put your carline name card in the right hand corner of your front windshield. Safety is on the top of our minds during arrival and dismissal procedures, and we thank you  for your attention to the safety of our children during these busy times of the day.

Wednesday afternoon, September 4th, the Fiske school and playground WILL BE CLOSED from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

On Wednesday afternoon, September 4th, the Fiske school and playground WILL BE CLOSED from 2:00-3:30 p.m. for the Fiske Staff to practice routine safety drills. We will be collaborating with the Wellesley Police Department to practice and standardize our safety protocols and procedures.  All afternoon campus activities have been moved to accommodate this training. We ask that students and families leave the building and playground area during the 2:00-3:30 p.m. training window. The office and staff will not be open for calls during this period. 

These safety drills reflect the ongoing commitment Wellesley Public Schools maintain to ensure the safety of all students and staff.  Thank you for your assistance. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience of not being able to use the Fiske playground Wednesday, September 5th from 2:00-3:30 p.m.



PTO Meeting- Thursday, September 12th at 6:00pm

Please join us for the first PTO meeting of the year on Thursday, September 12th at 6:00 p.m. in the library. Superintendent of WPS, Dr. Lussier, will be joining the PTO meeting to discuss the HHU project. During this presentation Dr. Lussier will be sharing the overall building timelines, process and internal swing space plan for Hunnewell School and how this will involve our elementary schools throughout the district. We look forward to you joining us for this informative meeting.

We are looking for one new parent representative for the Fiske School Council Site-Based School Councils are mandated by the Education Reform Act of 1993 as part of the Act’s decentralization of decision-making.  The Fiske School Council is composed of equal members of elected teachers and parents working together with the Principal and one community member.  Members serve for two-year terms. 

The role of the Fiske School Council is to advise the Principal, especially in creating and evaluating the School Improvement Plan.  The School Council meets approximately once a month on Thursdays from 7:30-8:15 a.m. Minutes of all meetings are published on the Fiske website.  If you would like to nominate yourself, or a friend, please contact PTO President Megan LeBlanc at The PTO will run an election for interested parties during back to school night on Wednesday, September 18th. 

Important Dates:

Important Dates:

  • Monday, September 2nd – Labor Day – No school

  • Wednesday, September 4th – Fiske Staff School Safety Drill – Fiske playground closed from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

  • Monday, September 9th – Kindergarten students begin full days

  • Thursday, September 12th – Instrument demonstrations grades 2 – 5:  8:45 a.m.

  • Thursday, September 12th – PTO Meeting: with Superintendent , David Lussier-6:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, September 18th – Back to School Night:  6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

    • 6:00-6:30 p.m. 3-5parents/guardians classroom visits

    • 6:30-7:00 p.m.  All parents/guardians meeting in the gym

    • 7:00-7:30 p.m.  K-2 Parents/guardian classroom visits

  • Saturday, September 21st -Fiske Wild West Rpound-Up:10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

  • Friday, September 20th – Principal’s Coffee:  8:45 a.m. in the library

  • Monday, September 30th – Rosh Hashanah – No School

  • Wednesday, October 9th – Yom Kippur – No School

  • Friday, October 11th – Picture Day

  • Thursday, October 31st – Halloween Parade on back field:  9:00 a.m.

Friday Fiske News 8/30/2019

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