Tuesday, December 11, 2018
HOOT'S HAPPENINGS
THIS WEEK   
DEC 14        Parent Math Coffee - presented by Fiske

UPCOMING
DEC 24 -31  NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
JAN 1           NO SCHOOL - New Year's Day 
MATH COFFEE AT FISKE
Friday, December 14
8:45 - 10:00 am
Fiske Cafeteria

The Fiske Staff is hosting a Math Coffee for Parents.   SIGN UP HERE →    http://bit.do/FiskeMathCoffee
5TH GRADE SPAGHETTI SUPPER - PLEASE JOIN US!
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Fiske Gymnasium

All Fiske Families are invited to come to the annual Spaghetti Supper.  The event is hosted by our Grade 5 Students!  
Supper includes: Pasta, Salad, Bread/Garlic Bread, Dessert & Beverage.  5th Grade Students will serve your meals and guide you through a great tradition. 

The event supports the Grade 5 Activities including the camping trip, yearbook and graduation celebration.  Please come for a terrific night of food and fun as well as their Raffle of Amazon Echo speakers! 

TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE AT:  Spaghetti Supper Tickets

Four Seatings:
5:15 pm seating - Served by MS. MCMAHON'S CLASS
6.00 pm seating - Served by MS. SPRINGFIELD'S CLASS
6:45 pm seating - Served by MS. BELLETTI'S CLASS
7:30 pm seating - Served by MS. GAVRIN'S CLASS

For more information contact the Spaghetti Supper Chairs via email .
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FISKE GREEN TEAM: MAKE A "GREEN" DIFFERENCE!

Since start of October this year, our students have been composting and recycling at lunchtime all days of the week.  As a result of our efforts lots of organic waste have been diverted to the Black Earth Compost Facility and  the number of trash barrels has reduced from 6 to 1/2 each day. 

Our collective goal is to make lunchtime composting and recycling self sufficient. In order to do this, we need your help. We would like to double the number of volunteers to effectively partner with the students and manage the process daily, until the students learn to compost and recycle independently.  Please consider being part of the Fiske Green Team, language is not a barrier and we also invite non-english speaking parent to be part of our growing team and "Make A Difference".  S ign in here -  Fiske Lunchtime Composting
FISKE SPIRITWEAR
Are you in need of new items to help show your school spirit?

Visit our store on the Fiske PTO website to purchase 
  • t-shirts
  • headbands
  • socks
  • More!

We will contact you to deliver purchased items at school or send home in your child's backpack.

WHOO'S HELPING
THANK YOU FOR BINGO NIGHT

The Fiske PTO would like to thank the 150+ Fiske community members who joined in the Bingo fun last Thursday.  It was a fantastic time as prizes whizzed into winners' hands!!  

We would like to extend a thank you to those that made Bingo Night 2018 a success!  Thanks to Mr. Brian Baker for kicking off the night with the PTO, Mr. Scott for support from facilities and Jeanine Ferrick and Julie Callahan for running the night!
THANK YOU TO GREEN TEAM

Thank you to all the parent volunteers who are scheduled to come to help, including  Bella Gayeva, Jill Kunchala, Lesslie Levitan, Nobu Ota, Nadine Tassabehji, Reema Barmecha, Chirsty Yu, Tsai Wang, Yoko Kono, Yi Jhang, Sue Chae, Maggie Eaton,  Tsaichieh Wang, Katsue Heginbotham, Bua Semapakdi, Marisa Kearney, Shikma Kinsbruner, Michelle Oldershaw, Cynthia John and Ramani Varanasi who have already served this school year! 
COMMUNITY NEWS
Free Trial Coding Classes for Kids
December 3 - 9
Penguin Coding School, Hancock Church

Free Trial Coding Classes for Kids are being offered at Penguin Coding School.  There are weekend and weekday trial classes.
  • Grades 2-4 Learn Scratch
  • Grades 4-8 Build websites and games
  • Grades 8-12 Intro to Python or Java
If interested, Sign Up Here for Dec 3 - 9th.  Any questions, please contact: 781-277-2755 or info@penguincodingschool.com
Girls' Softball Spring Registration (K - 3 Grade) OPEN

Register now to claim your spot on a Spring softball team.  Spring is just around the corner and T-Ball and Minors Softball are fun, low-key team sports for all abilities.  
Girls K-3rd are placed with players from the same school (note: first-come, first-served based on registration).  Emphasis is on learning softball fundamentals as well as having fun.  

Register and recruit a friend today!   Registration on the new LLL website is OPEN!   Click Available Programs and scroll down to 2019 Spring Softball to find correct programs for your child.  

OPENING DAY is APRIL 27th
T-BALL SOFTBALL - K-1st grade
·  Teams meet Monday or Wednesday (6pm) and Saturdays (1:30 or 3 pm)
·  Each session is 1-1.5 hours; season is 6-8 weeks starting in late April through early June (girls can play soccer or do other Saturday morning activities without any conflicts!)

MINORS SOFTBALL - 2-3rd grades
·  Season runs 7-8 weeks starting in late April through mid-June and games run roughly 1.5 hours
·  Teams play 2 games a week (one weekday, one on Sat) and one practice (TBD).  Weekday sessions are either Tues or Thurs at 6 pm, plus Saturday (with a 1:30 or 3:30 start). 

For more information about LLL Softball programs, visit  us .  If you have any questions about registration, contact LLL Softball Registrar  Christine Minihane .  
Community Endowment of Lexington - Seeking Volunteers
Looking to get involved in our community? Want to give back to Lexington? The Community Endowment of Lexington (CEL) is currently looking to expand its roster of wonderful volunteers, and we welcome you to join our efforts.  CEL enhances the quality of life for all Lexington citizens now and in the future. 

We are a permanent grant-making source that supports community needs, and provides ways for donors to give back and leave a legacy to our community. CEL funds programs and services that help make life healthier and more enjoyable for all members of our community in the areas of health and human services, arts and culture, the environment, and community building. CEL encourages grant applications from nonprofit organizations and town agencies that bring innovative thinking to issues facing Lexington, MA. Learn more at  www.lexingtonendowment.org

CEL is seeking volunteers to aid in all aspects of our work, including social media (helping to promote CEL, manage our social media platforms, etc.) and fundraising (helping to organize our Corporate Giving program).    For more information, please contact Mary Ann Sorel  or Kimberly Hensle Lowrance
Cary Library's 150th Celebration - Save the Date!
Saturday, March 23, 2019
7:00 - 11:00 pm 
Cary Library

Lexington's Cary Memorial Library is turning 150 years old in 2019.  To commemorate this milestone year, the Cary Memorial Library Foundation is hosting a 150th  Anniversary Gala Celebration.   The evening will include dancing to the music of the band Acoustic Roadshow, feature special performances, showcase spaces within the library, and offer a variety of food and drink.   More information:  carylibrary.org/foundation/150
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