It has been another exciting week at Fiske. On Wednesday students attended an assembly that focused on the Fiske Fundamentals; Fair, Inclusive, Safe, Kind and Encouraging. The book How Full is Your Bucket? For Kids, Written by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer was read to the children. This book teaches children the importance of being kind to one another.
The children also were reminded of the Triangle of Respect. This triangle symbolizes the expected respectful behaviors between student-to-student, teacher-to-student, and student-to-teacher. After the assembly the children engaged in class discussions focusing on the “respect triangle.” Please make sure to ask your children about the triangle and what respectful behaviors they see and demonstrate at school. Thank you
Our Fiske Community Board if filling up with fun pictures. Please remember to send in a picture of your family for our Fisketastic photo collection of our Fiske families.
Dismissal is going very well with our new procedures. We encourage parents, guardians and caregivers who are driving to go through the carline. This will alleviate the difficulties with parking in the neighborhood. Currently the carline is finishing about 5 minutes faster than last year and is usually completed before 3:15 p.m..
Fiske Safety Procedures and Drills
The safety of your children is our number 1 focus. The Fiske School building has an extensive security system that begins with our security doors. All parents, guardians and visitors are required to ring the bell and state the reason they are entering the building. Parents, guardians and visitors then enter the front hall and sign in at the office. All parents, guardians and visitors are given a visitor’s pass to wear while they are in the building. Parents, guardians and visitors should not enter the building without signing in at the office. In addition to the security doors, the entire school has classroom doors with locks, motion detector lighting, parking lot lighting, surveillance cameras, and an intercom system that can be heard both inside and outside.
This Wednesday the Fiske staff participated in an A.L.I.C.E. (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training that included an active shooter simulation facilitated by the Wellesley Police Department (WPD). This is an annual training to review the safety strategies to use during this type of emergency.
Throughout the school year students will participate in practice emergency evacuation drills, fire drills and bus evacuation drills in coordination with the Wellesley Police and Fire Department. These drills are practiced to provide our staff and students with safety protocols in the event of an emergency at school. Please let Rachel McGregor know if you have any questions regarding Fiske safety procedures.
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. Superintendent, Dr. Lussier, will be joining us to discuss the HHU (Hardy, Hunnewell, Upham) project. During this presentation Dr. Lussier will be sharing the internal swing space plan for Hunnewell School and how it will involve our elementary schools throughout the district. Dr. Lussier will share the process and overall timelines for these building projects. We look forward to you joining us.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The PTO will run an election for interested parties during back to school night on Wednesday, September 18th.
The Wild West Roundup is comin’ to town!
Saturday, Sept 21st from 10AM-2PM
Be on the lookout for the Wild West Checklist and Gold Rush raffle tickets, coming home in your child’s backpack on Monday! The checklist contains all the information you need to get ready for the Wild West!
WANTED: VOLUNTEERS to sell raffle tickets at Roche Bros. and The Linden Store this weekend! The kids have a ball dressing in their western gear to sell tickets. Please sign up!
WW RAFFLE SALES
More to come… We look forward to seeing you at the Ol’ Wild West! Yee haw!
For more info, go to: fiskewildwest.com
Have a Fisketastic weekend!
Monday, September 9th – Kindergarten students begin full days
Wednesday, September 11th – Walk to School Day
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
Friday, September 20th – Principal’s Coffee: 8:45 a.m. in the library
Saturday, September 21st -Fiske Wild West Round-Up:10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 25th – Kindergarten Apple Picking Field Trip
Monday, September 30th – Rosh Hashanah – No School
Tuesday, October 8th – 3rd Grade Plimoth Plantation
Wednesday, October 9th – Yom Kippur – No School
Friday, October 11th – Picture Day
Friday, October 25th – Principal’s Coffee – 8:45 a.m.
Thursday, October 31st – Halloween Parade on backfield: 9:00 a.m.