Fiske Families,

Where in the World is Mrs. McGregor with Ms. Gayner

We had a Fisketastic Hallloween at Fiske. Above is one of my favorite costumes, Ms. Gayner dressed up as Where in the World is Mrs. McGregor.  For the first time since I have been Principal we had to have the parade inside.  The feedback from both the parents and children was the parade was a huge success.  

 The Wellesley Dental group is once again doing a candy drive for the troops.  The school that collects the most candy will get a $1,000.00 donated to their PTO.  Please consider donating your extra Halloween candy to our collection. Children are also encouraged to write notes to our troops thanking them for their service.  These notes can be passed into the office.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Next week parent/teacher conferences will begin.  This is a wonderful time to talk with your child’s classroom teacher about your child’s progress at this time.  Teachers will be spending a few moments sharing a Standards Based Report Card sample and brochure. For more information regarding this new report card please click on this link.

Picture Retake Day

If you would like your child’s picture retaken, or your child was not here on picture day, picture retake day will be on Thursday, December 5th.  For more information please see the below attachment.

Retake Day Instructions 2019.pdf 

Mathematics Workshop for Elementary Parents

Are you interested in learning more about our Elementary math program? Please join the Math Department on;

  • Wednesday, November 13th from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at the Wellesley Community Center


  • Thursday, November 14th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Bates Elementary School

For more information please see the attached flyer.

Elementary Mathematics Workshops_.pdf 

Save the Date for PTO Speakers

This year the PTO Board has been working to have speakers present at each PTO meeting.  In September we had Superintendent, Dr. David Lussier and the School Committee present on the HHU project. In October we had the new Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Dr. Charmie Curry talk with parents about her new role and work moving forward.  We are very pleased to announce our November and December speakers are:

  • Thursday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m. Our School Psychologist Sharon Grossman will be speaking with parents about childhood anxiety and heightened stress during the holiday seasons.  

  • Friday, December 13th at 8:45 a.m. Dr. Mark Klein from HRS will come to speak with parents about managing technology and screen time in the home.  

More information will follow but please mark your calendars and join us for these two informative meetings.

Title One School

Did you know that Fiske is a Title One School?  The Title I Targeted Assistance Program (TAP)is a federally-funded  program. This program provides financial resources for supplemental academic programming in order to ensure that all of our students meet the State’s challenging content and performance standards. Please see the attached letter for more information.

SY19-20_Title I Letter_Fiske.pdf 


Thank you Fiske families for your participation and support of our Box Tops for Education drive in October! Thanks to all of you, we have submitted 1550 box tops!  

As promised, two classes have earned an EXTRA RECESS REWARD for collecting the most Box Tops! It was a close competition and the winners are: 1F and 5R! Congratulations!  We also want to give a shout out to 3R and 4H for great participation.

Please continue to clip those Box Tops, tell your relatives to save theirs also and stay tuned for our next donation drive. Box Tops for Education is also moving digital and offers options to scan your receipts directly into their app to give Fiske credit – it’s easy! Watch for more information on digital submissions coming soon; save your receipts or scan them through the app in the meantime! For a complete list of all participating products, please visit

Thank you everyone! 

Questions? Shannon Smith,

Have a wonderful weekend.

Important Dates:

  • Tuesday, November 5th -Early Release PreK-5 Parent Conf

  • Wednesday, November 6th – Assembly w/Blake Lothian

  • Wednesday, November 6th -Early Release PreK-5 Parent Conf

  • Wednesday, November 6th – METCO Stay Day

  • Thursday, November 7th – Grade 4 Celebration of Veterans

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

  • Monday, November 11th – No school in observance of Veteran’s Day

  • Wednesday, November 13 -Early Release PreK-5 Parent Conf

  • Thursday, November 7th-Grade 4 Safety Talk with Fitness

& Health and Officer Poirier

  • Wednesday, November 13th- Teacher Appreciation Lunch

  • Thursday, November 14th – PTO meeting 6:30-7:30 a.m.

  • Friday, November 15th – Kindergarten, Kids on the Block Puppet Show

  • Tuesday, November 19th – Grade 4 Geology Walk

  • Tuesday, November 19th – METCO Late Day

  • Monday, November 21st – WEF STEAM Assembly 1:30-2:10 p.m.

  • Friday, November 22nd- Principal’s Coffee – 8:45-9:30 am

  • Wednesday, November 27th – Fiske Turkey Trot (backfield) – 8:45 a.m.

  • Thursday, November 28th-Friday, November 29th – No school in observance of Thanksgiving

  • Monday, December 2- No school -Staff Professional Development

  • Wednesday, December 4 – METCO Stay Day

  • Thursday, December 5th- School Council 7:30-8:15 a.m.

Friday, Fiske News 11/1/2019

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