Fiske Weekly News

Week Ending 12/1/2017

Upcoming Events/Dates:

December 8, 2017 Fiske PTO Annual Pep Rally

December 15, 2017 Math Parent Coffee (AM) Time to be announced

December 21, 2017 Theme Day: Pajama Day

December 22, 2017 Last day of school before Winter Break

December 25, 2017 Schools AND Office Closed: Christmas

December 26 -29, 2017 Schools Closed, Offices Open

January 1, 2018 New Years Day: Schools AND Offices Closed

January 2, 2018 Students return to school

January 15, 2018 Martin Luther King Day: Schools AND Office Closed

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Celebrate Monday and Positive Messages!

Maybe you haven't noticed, however, over the past two years, we've worked to make sure that we have a positive message for students every morning that they come in to school. Our goal is to make sure that our students know just how much they're appreciated and how happy we are to have them at Fiske School!


Additionally, we have been "Celebrating Monday" (#celebrateMonday) every Monday for the past year as well. We do this with staff, posting a positive message on Monday's as they enter the building and by posting a positive celebratory message on our intra-website each Monday as well. Our goal is to focus on the positive of being back together and to be a united "front" in helping students, and viewing school as a great place to be and not "racing to Friday" to get the week done! Our thought is...."If adults are racing to get to Friday, why would kids want to be here?"


We'll continue our work on positive messaging for students and staff as one way that we help our school be an engaging place for everyone!

METCO Family Friends Needed

We need volunteers to be “Family Friends” to METCO students.


There is a commitment of a few pre-scheduled play dates once a month throughout the

school year on Thursday afternoons from 12:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Our goal at Fiske is to assign the students to a Lexington Family Friend before the 1st

scheduled Family Friends Day.


This program means a great deal to the participating families (both Boston as well as

Lexington). The Fiske community has been a successful example of how to create an

environment where students from Boston and Lexington successfully come together to learn and grow. Help us to continue this effort by volunteering for the following school year METCO Family Friends Program.


If you are at all interested in participating in the program, please contact us.

We have Boston students in most grade levels!


Please contact us and ask any questions you may have in regards to the program.


Ms. Butterfly’s Contact Information

cell (617) 480-6978

Fiske’s Main office (781) 541-5001

bcastaneda@lexingtonma.gov


Lisa Gilbert Contact Information

(781) 862-3245

lgilbert@bidmc.harvard.edu

Fiske Theme Days 2017-2018

Hawaiian Day: 9/28/2017

Dress in your favorite Hawaiian Shirt/Clothes


Crazy Hair Day: 10/26/2017
Come to school with your hair styled in a crazy way!


Mismatch Day: 11/30/2017
Wear mismatched clothes to school today!


Pajama Day: 12/21/2017
Show off your favorite pajamas by wearing them to school!


Hat Day: 1/25/2018
Wear your favorite hat or a crazy hat to school!


Fiske Spirit Day: 2/15/2018

Dress in our school colors: Blue and Yellow!

Fiske Student Twitter Center

See the Fiske November News with information about this initiative from Mr. Martellone and also check out the video below that was shared with students at our most recent All School Meeting! Fiske is sharing out the great things happening with the world!
Fiske Twitter Center

Safe and Supportive Schools


The Lexington Public Schools strives to ensure that all students have full and equal access to all programs and services. Accordingly, the School Committee has amended its anti-discrimination policies to reflect the Act Relative to Gender Identity that went into effect in Massachusetts in July 2012. A key component of this law was the amendment of various Massachusetts statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identification. For further information regarding safe and supportive schools please go to the following web-address: www.doe.mass.edu/ssce/GenderIdentity.docx.

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