Tuesday, March 28, 2017
HOOT'S HAPPENINGS
UPCOMING
APR 03-05       Grade 5 - MCAS
APR 05-06      
School Conferences - 12:15 Dismissal
APR 07            Parents Night Out
APR 07,10,13  Grade 4 - MCAS 
APR 12-13       School Conferences - 12:15 Dismissal
APR 14-21       April Vacation
APR 25,26,28  Grade 3 - MCAS
MAY 05           Fiske's Got Talent Show K-2

MAY 12           Fiske's Got Talent Show 3-5 
JUN 11            Fiske Fair
PTO NEWS AND EVENTS

ARTS CREATED TOGETHER - 
Roots of American Music
Thursday, March 30

The Fiske PTO through the work of the ACT committee will be presenting Roots of American Music.   During  this Thursday's  all school meeting, the band Roots Music Collective, comprised of three jazz musicians and educators, will explore the different influences that have made up popular American music.  This interactive performance will illustrate how the music of early African-Americans evolved from work songs and spirituals and let to blues, jazz, country and eventually rock.

PARENTS' NIGHT OUT - SPRING AWAKENING
Friday, April 7
7:30 - 10:00 pm
Stacey and Dan Raiche's home
12 Glen Road, Lexington
Free

Space is limited so RSVP by Tuesday, April 4 at fiskeschoolpto.org/spring
 
Join us for a Spring night to reconnect with Fiske Parents at the home of PTO board member, Stacey Raiche. Bring a beverage of your choice. 

FISKE'S GOT TALENT SHOW
Fiske Gymnasium
6:00pm

Our annual student talent show will take place over TWO NIGHTS

Grade K - 2  Friday, May 5
Grade 3 - 5   Friday, May 12

Participation in the show is open to all Fiske students in Grades K - 5.  Students may perform solo or with a group. More details on how and when to register your talented student will be coming home in backpacks next week.

FIT GIRLS - GRADE 4 & 5 GIRLS RUNNING CLUB
Wednesdays & Fridays
3:15 - 4:30 pm
Fiske Playground
Registration: $35 (includes T-shirt & Water Bottle)

Fit Girls ( www.fitgirls.org) is a non-competitive fitness initiative for Grade 4 & 5 girls  that also consists of a reading and community service component.

A ll the participants will have the opportunity to run in a local 5K race and/or the Color Run, on June 11 at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA. 
Here we are at the starting line, can you help to make it go? 

To register, please go to http://www.fiskeschoolpto.org/fit-girls/

For more information contact Vanessa Keeney at vanessakeeney@gmail.com
WHOOS HELPING
SCIENCE FAIR THANK YOU

The Fiske PTO would like to applaud the 176 Fiske students who presented their science experiments on 3/22 .  A great time was had by all!  
We would like to extend a thank you to  Science Fair  Committee members: Shikha Anand, Priya Krishna, Karen Lynch, Brindha Muniappan, Catherine Yan, and Jon Zerkowski.  In addition, we would like to thank the Lextended Day Team and Mr. James and Mr. Perry for their help with the setup.  A final thank you to our wonderful students, families, teachers and staff for coming out to see the presentations.

GREEN TEAM VOLUNTEER CALL

The Green Team is seeking volunteers to assist at the Fiske Lunch periods on Fridays throughout the school year.  The volunteer will help students sort their lunch remains into recycle, compost, trash.  This great team is eager to assist and educate our students and families.

To sign-up for a shift, please visit  fiskeschoolpto.org/fiske-recycling-team/.  If you have any questions, please email  recycling@fiskeschoolpto.org
COMMUNITY NEWS
LEXINGTON 20/20 VISION COMMITTEE - TOWN SURVEY
March 13-March 31

Please share your thoughts and expectations on what you would like Lexington to be by completing the Lexington Town-Wide survey accessed at http://www.lexingtonma.gov/2020survey.This survey is performed every five years and helps Town officials determine what our residents want and need for town services and policy. 
 
  The survey site will accept responses from March 13 to March 31, 2017.  Hard and translated (Korean, Mandarin) copies of the survey forms will also be available at the Cary Library, the Lexington Community Center and other public venues in town.  
 
The Lexington 20/20 Vision Committee is working on the possibility of  engaging a cross-section of survey respondents in focus groups on the various topics covered.  At the end of the survey, you will have an opportunity to indicate your interest in participating in such a future focus group.

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ON RACIAL JUSTICE
Sponsored by the Lexington Human Rights Committee
Thursday, March 30, 2017
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Parish Hall, Sacred Heart
718 Mass Ave, Lexington
 
Bring your hearts and minds to this conversation on racial justice in Lexington and workshop on what we can do to have a meaningful impact on the lives of those living and working in our town.  

STAND FOR RACIAL JUSTICE AND AGAINST RACISM.  Share stories and explore how you and your neighbors can work together to build a more racially just community.  For more information visit the Lexington Area Interfaith Community Facebook page.  

MUNROE SATURDAY NIGHTS
Sponsored by the Munroe Center for the Arts
Saturdays, April 1, 2017
7:30 PM
First Parish Church
7 Harrington Road, Lexington
 
Munroe Saturday Nights (MSN) is a free performing arts series serving artists and audiences in Lexington and the greater Boston area. Performances range from jazz, classical music, A Capella and Broadway show tunes to innovative dance, poetry and play readings.

Join us for our next show on April 1 at 7:30pm "SINGING THE BODY ELECTRIC"  Poets will read a selection by Whitman followed by a poem of their own, and then briefly discuss the connection.  Reservations are strongly suggested; visit munroecenter.org/reserve-your-seat

FREE TRIAL CODING CLASSES
Offered by Penguin Coding School
Daily, April 1 - 4, 2017
Location varies by date selected
 
Penguin Coding School is offering free trial classes.  Started in downtown Lexington by a former Googler, Penguin Coding School  teaches 4-8th graders real programming languages like HTML, CSS, Javascript and Python to build games and websites. Sign up here:  penguincodingschool.com/freetrialsignup/

STRENGTHENING FAMILIES DEALING WITH ADDICTIONS
Free Supportive Education Group for Parents
First Monday of every month - 4/3, 5/1 and 6/5
7:00-8:30PM
Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Road

Facilitated by LPS Prevention Specialist Julie Fenn, LICSW & Youth and Family Social Worker Kristie Demirev, LICSW

  • Open to all parents
  • Can be any kind of addiction (Alcohol, substances, gaming, etc.)
  • Can be parent of child with peers dealing with addiction
  • guest speakers
  • Talk to other parents
  • Share experiences
  • Gain resources

For more info contact:
 Julie Fenn, LICS 781-861-2320 or   jfenn@sch.ci.lexington.ma.us
  Kristie Demirev, LICSW 781-698-4843  or  kdemirev@lexingtonma.gov


LEXINGTON YOUTH LACROSSE - SPRING REGISTRATION
Grades 1 and 2 - Boys and Girls
 
Lexington Youth Lacrosse is excited to invite all first and second graders to join us for our Spring Lacrosse Season. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WITH LACROSSE IS NECESSARY! 
 
Our Boys and Girls programs are dedicated to introducing, teaching, and expanding youth lacrosse in Lexington, through a fun and instructional environment that teaches individual athleticism as well as teamwork. Sessions are on Sundays afternoons, from April 2nd  through June 18th at Lincoln Fields (no session Easter & Memorial Day weekend).  Come out and join many of your classmates from Bowman, Bridge, Estabrook, Fiske, Harrington, and Hastings!
 
To register for the spring session, please visit:  http://lexingtonlax.org/Registration/Default.asp?org=lexingtonlax.org
 
If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. We hope to see you in the spring!
 
Rob Lyng (Boys Grade 1 and 2)  rob_lyng@yahoo.com
Matt Arnold (Girls Grade 1 and 2) mharnold1@outlook.com

SUSTAINABLE LEXINGTON - ENERGY CHALLENGE
Sustainable Lexington, is hosting the Lexington Energy Challenge.  The coordinator is seeking interested people to contact her. The challenge will encourage Lexington households to sign up for home energy audits.  The company which has been retained for the audits, Home Works, will donate $15 to the house's selected Lexington Public school for each audit. Please contact Lin Jensen at linsbridge@gmail.com.   

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