Fiske Families,

What beautiful weather we had this week.  If you are looking for a fun fall activity tomorrow,  then head over to the 50th Annual Bates Pumpkin Fair from 2:00-6:00 p.m. It is sure to be a fun time for all.

After School STEAM Classes

Don’t forget, after school STEAM class registration is Monday, October 18th through the Wellesley Recreation Center. The classes will be held at Fiske from 3:05-4:05 p.m. Classes include; STEAM Studio, cooking, coding and drama.   Please see the attached document for more information. Fiske Fall 2021 Enrichment Afterschool.docx Scholarships are provided based on need. Please email Rachel McGregor or Sara Berenson if interested in a scholarship.

The week of October 18-22, 2021 schools throughout Massachusetts will be celebrating STEM week. In Wellesley, we acknowledge the importance of arts in STEM, so we are celebrating it as STEAM week. The goal of the week is to have every student in our Wellesley Public Schools community “See yourself in STE(A)M”.  In Wellesley, PK – 12, will be engaging in the same design challenge. At the elementary level, these activities will happen during art and library. We are looking forward to seeing all the amazing creations your children design.  

Halloween Parade

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Parents and guardians are invited to join us for our annual Halloween Parade on Thursday, October 29th at 8:45 a.m. Parents and guardians will be asked to line up outside on the primary playground or the field to view the parade. If the weather does not cooperate we will have the parade inside for the students.  Unfortunately, if the weather requires us to have the parade inside we will not be able to have parents or guardians join us.   Let’s hope for nice weather!

Be aware that students should refrain from wearing masks, face paint or makeup and leave all props at home.

Please inform your child’s classroom teacher if  they prefer to not walk in the parade.  A fall activity will take place in the library for students who are not participating in the parade.

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Parent/Guardian Opportunity

WHAT: BU Wheelock Presents: Directly Addressing Bias and Stereotypes with Young Children and Families

WHEN: October 21 at 3:30-4:30pm via Zoom

Description: In this follow up webinar, we will explore why it is important  for adults to build their own awareness and skills for responding to bias and stereotypes as the first step in addressing these issues with children. This session will help adults name and address incidences of bias regarding race, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, and disability with young children (up to age 8). We will address concerns that prevent us from explicitly addressing these topics with young children, and how to move past this hesitancy to directly talk with young children about stereotypes, bias, exclusion, and bullying based on differences. 

Please register here


Melody Brazo, education consultant

Ellie Friedland, clinical associate professor at BU Wheelock

Eleonora Villegas-Reimers, clinical professor, department chair for teaching & learning at BU Wheelock


Christina Dobbs, assistant professor at BU Wheelock 


Important Dates:

  • Wednesday, October 27-  Parent Teacher Conferences

  • Friday, October 29- Halloween Parade on back field -8:45 a.m.

  • Tuesday, November 2- Early release for Parent Teacher Conferences

  • Wednesday, November 3 – Parent Teacher Conferences

  • Thursday, November 4 – School Council Meeting – 4:00 p.m.

  • Thursday, November 4 – PTO Meeting – 7:00 p.m. 

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

  • Thursday, November 25 – Friday, November 26 – No school in observance of Thanksgiving

Friday Fiske News 10/15/2021
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