The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 3, 2004


Counting down to kindergarten
Watching my son's future unfold in an uncannily familiar setting

It was a weekday evening early last spring and my husband and I were perched on undersized plastic chairs in the school library. Surrounding us were several dozen other Carlisle parents who, like us, have a child who will be starting kindergarten this fall. Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson welcomed us to Introduction to Kindergarten Night with a "raise-your-hand-if" ...more

Biodiversity Corner coordinator Kay Fairweather writes: ...more

Parents of young athletes learn quickly that their own participation in their kids' sports is par for the course. Whether it's coaching a T-ball team, furnishing orange segments for the home bench, chaperoning an out-of-town meet or listening to endless recaps of the big match the next morning, there's usually a lot more to being a player's parent than cheering ...more

As lazy summer days draw to a close, it's time to check up on our neighbors around town. The Mosquito visited the Gleason Library and Carlisle Post Office to ask people about whether they had done anything special over the summer. A half dozen said "no," a few said "yes, they stayed home," and two people said they were just in town visiting. ...more

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