Arts Created Together (ACT) Programming
Working with classroom teachers, parents arrange for and book arts related programs that enrich the curriculum at Fiske. Example programs are Chinese Ribbon Dancers, Classical Café, Tepee Building, and Visiting Authors.
A series of parent lead nature walks in fall, spring and winter (depending on grade) mostly on school property and nearby land that enhances the science and social studies curriculum for each grade. No prior experience is needed and training will be provided. More ...
Kids Cooking Green
Parent liaisons help 5th grade students with hands-on cooking and lively classroom presentations. Participants will learn about nutrition and the positive impact eating locally can have on the environment, and their bodies. The group meets weekly after school for several weeks in the early spring.
Halloween Fun Fest for the Arts
Parents plan a fall festival to raise money to support Arts Created Together curriculum enrichment programs. Volunteer opportunities include planning the event and volunteering and setting up the various activity centers on the day of the event.
Boxtops for Education
Our Box Tops committee helps collect and count the Box Tops clipped and sent in by families and sends them in twice a year to earn a donation for Fiske.
Fiske Frost Social & Silent Auction
Parents assist in the food, beverage, decoration, and entertainment selections for this adults-only evening event. Parents are also needed to solicit donations of items to be auctioned to raise money to fund PTO programs as well as to volunteer on the day of the event.
Volunteers focus on publicizing the January event, obtaining prizes and recruiting a Bingo Master to make the calls using the PTO bingo machine.
Diversity Pot Luck Supper
Volunteers help generate publicity and set up the gym for an evening of international cuisine in November.
Family Math Nights
Parents help set up a fun-filled night of grade appropriate math games in the school cafeteria.
Parents run all aspects of the annual fair which includes planning all the games and activities (e.g. dunk tank, cake walk, moon bounce, etc.) as well as planning and coordinating refreshments, set up for the event, coordination of volunteers and more! The fair is held in late May/early June and provides a fun filled community building event.
Parents assist the PE teacher in coordinating volunteers to staff a June morning full of outdoor games and sports.
Parents add some color to the grounds with perennials and annuals, as needed.
Parents work with staff and students to lighten Fiske’s “environmental footprint” by reducing, re-using and recycling.
Organized by parents, the Science Fair showcases inventions and experiments of participating students in Grades 2- 5.
Fourth Grade Science Club
A series of parent led science experiments working with 4th Grade students in the Science Club. The club meets weekly after school over a three month period to explore different scientific experiments and projects.
help comb hair and straighten collars at the annual school picture day held in
Teacher Silent Auction
This parent committee works with the Teacher Representative to solicit donations from teachers (e.g. private lunch with the Principal). Volunteers are needed to publicize the donations, and run the auction on the day of the Fiske Fair.
Metco Family Friends
Families are matched with a Boston Family and participate in monthly "family friend playdates" on Thursday afternoons and also an end of year pizza party.
Parents organize events for new families and answer questions and concerns of parents new to Fiske.
Fiske School Website
Parents with web design skills update and maintain the Fiske PTO Website.
Parents help with organizing events from the Fiske PTO and the town to celebrate Lexington’s 300th Anniversary (e.g. volunteer at our booth at the Country Fair, help build a float for the Patriot’s Day Parade).
Room parents help facilitate classroom to home communication, recruit volunteers for PTO events and work with teachers to plan class celebrations.
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Parents plan, set-up and serve a delicious “pot luck” lunch for all Fiske teachers and staff on the first Thursday afternoon in May.
Safe Routes to School
Promote 'walk to school' days and advocate anti-idling and less traffic at our school.