Friday, November 29, 2002
Shorts from the Carlisle School Committee, November 19
· Band Concert. The Carlisle School winter band and choir concerts will be held Tuesday, December 10 and Thursday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Corey Auditorium.
· Guys and Dolls. Guys and Dolls Jr. has been selected as the seventh grade play to be performed March 27-30. An informational meeting for parents of seventh graders will be held January 6 in Corey Auditorium.
· Future kindergartener alert. If you have a child who is planning to enter kindergarten the fall of 2003 please let the school know. You may call Sharon Grossman or Joanne Graziano at the school (1-978-369-6550).
· Sixth grade social dance. Sixth graders will have the opportunity to learn the waltz, rumba, foxtrot and swing dance in a series of five lessons on Friday nights beginning February 28. An application will be sent home from the school in the near future.
· CEF/CSA auction. The Carlisle Education Foundation (CEF) in conjunction with the Carlisle School Association (CSA) will hold an auction on Saturday, March 15, 2003 at the Middlesex School in Concord to raise money for the Carlisle Schools.
· Summer opportunities fair. The fair, to be held in the Concord-Carlisle High School cafeteria on January 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., will allow students to explore available summer programs and experiences. Representatives from summer camps, wilderness programs, academic enrichment programs, volunteer opportunities and sports camps will be present. Brochures and catalogues will also be made available. For information contact Marie Fiedrich at 1-978-369-0076.
· Professional Development. Grade 1 teacher Daryl Greenwood and Grade 3 teacher Liz Gray have started a professional development newsletter for the staff of the Carlisle school. The newsletter provides information about conferences, workshops and professional development activities. Current articles by teachers describe conferences attended by the staff on subjects such as: dyslexia, memory and other neurologically-based learning disorders, sharing ideas and experiences in systems thinking, methods to improve the teaching of writing, and strategies to teach social understanding to persons with autism and related disorders.
· Thanks. Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson thanked parent Sean Flynn and others who completed the T-internet project, the school's internet link with the Town Hall. She also thanked school parents the Rubensteins for the donation of a Hewlett-Packard monitor.
The next school committee meeting will be December 3.
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