Friday, January 17, 2003
Shorts from the Carlisle School Committee, January 7
• Carlisle College. All Carlisle Public School personnel are welcome to sign up for classes taught by several Carlisle teachers the School Committee (CSC). The winter term six classes offered by Carlisle College are: "Teaching Reading; The Essentials" taught by grade 2 teacher Donna Clapp and reading specialist Susan Helenius —LaPorte; "Technology: Taking the Next Step" taught by technology integration teacher David Mayall; "PlaceMark" taught by grade 4 teacher Deb O'Halloran; "Infusing Technology into your Curriculum" taught by head librarian Sandra Kelly; "iMovie" taught by Heather Swift; and "Literature Through a Lens" taught by grade 7 SPED teacher Susan Fitzgerald.
• School Drinking Water in Compliance. Supervisor of buildings and grounds David Flannery has notified the school that on November 27
• Teacher requests daughter attend CCHS. Science teacher Wendy Stack has asked that her daughter be permitted to attend the Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) beginning September, 2003. Her daughter Katie Stack has been attending the Carlisle Public School. Michael Fitzgerald, CSC representative to CCHS, agreed to bring the request to the attention of the administration and school committee at CCHS. This is the first request of this nature for Carlisle, but attendance in the past has been a possibility for Concord Teachers. Consent is on a space-available basis.
• State funding of SPED students in residential placements. Superintendent Fox-Melanson and Dr. Linda Stapp, director of special support services told the CSC that they have received notification from the state that it is unable to fund its share of residential placements this fiscal year. Previously, the district has funded the service 50% and the community has funded 50% because the service was costly. "These are individuals with severe medical needs," said Fox- Melanson. "Morally and legally we have to meet the needs of students even though the state is unable to provide the funding." The amount the school needs to absorb this fiscal year is approximately $15,000.
• CPAC Meeting January 15
• Summer opportunities fair on January 27 at CCHS. The summer opportunities fair will be held on January 27 in the CCHS cafeteria from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Representatives from summer camps, wilderness adventure programs, volunteer opportunities academic enrichment programs and sports camps will be on hand for information and to answer questions. For information please contact Marie Fiedrich at 978-369-0076.
• Chess for parents/Chess for teens. The Concord-Carlisle Adult and Community Education is offering a chess course with top-notch instruction and play, alternating Sunday evenings, 7 to 8:30 p.m. January 26—April 6. For more information call community education at 978-318-1540.
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