The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, January 28, 2005


Benjamin Merrill Newman

David Newman and Angela Merrill of East Street are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Merrill Newman, born on December 29, 2004 at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. Grandparents are Peter Merrill of South Portland, Maine, and Sally Merrill of Washington, D.C.

• An adult-child workshop entitled "Create Your Own Computer Bugs" was held at The Discovery Museums in Acton on Wednesday, January 26. The program, led by sculptor Bonnie Miskolczy and engineer Gabor Miskolczy of Cross Street, inspired the creation of art from recycled components. Bonnie Miskolczy's sculptures have been exhibited in art association shows, juried arts festivals, libraries and at the Market Barn Gallery in Falmouth. She is a regular contibutor to Musketaquid, the Arts and Environment Program of the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts in Concord. Bonnie was the founder of the community newspaper that became the Carlisle Mosquito. Gabor is a Registered Professional Engineer and holds eight patents in a number of fields such as explosive detectors, cement kilns, heat pipes and industrial furnaces. Gabor has been an elected member of the Carlisle Board of Health for 12 years.

Minuteman students from Carlisle named to first-quarter honor roll

High Honors
Deran Manoukian
Nicholas Ritchie
Meaghan Levey
Brendon Smith

Tsunami fundraisers at Carlisle School

During math time, second-grade teacher Peter Darasz watches as his students Cody Machen (left) and Caleb Perlman count up piles of coins for the class penny drive. Thanks to a generous contribution from the Shohets of Bedford Road, who had been collecting pennies since 1970 in a four-foot plastic bottle situated in a downstairs powder room, the class received more than $120 and are still counting. The money that the children raise will be sent to children of the tsunami disaster. (Photo by Ellen Huber)

Fundraising activities at the school for tsunami victims have increased, reported Carlisle School Superintendent Marie Doyle at the January 19 meeting of the Carlisle School Committee. "It's the children helping children," she said. Efforts include a penny drive by students in Mr. Darasz's second-grade class, the Student Council dance held the previous week, and a third-grade bake sale. Seventh-grade students Brooke and Mark Cragan will be selling t-shirts, bearing their own fundraising design, to the whole Carlisle community.

Fundraiser educational

The fourth grade is involved in a two-week educational fundraiser called a "Coin Challenge." The teachers invite students to earn coins through chores at home. The students distribute the coins into classroom jugs from 8:40 to 9:00 a.m. each morning for two weeks. Reinforcing the understanding of coins, classrooms can earn points by having pennies, nickels, and dimes dropped into their jugs, but lose points if they are stuck with quarters. "I mopped the floor," said Madison Creighton, a student in Liz Gray's fourth grade. "It was fun." Danny Hales, also in Gray's class, said, "I cleaned the bathroom because I was having a birthday party. I put a 'do not use' sign on it. But my sister used it anyway. She's eight," he added. "I don't get it," put in Roxanne Sayde. "There's a class that wants to lose. They want all the quarters!"

Community welcome to contribute

Donations are being sent to Save the Children. The community is welcome to donate through the school by sending a check, made out to Town of Carlisle, with the notation "Save the Children," to the school office.

2005 The Carlisle Mosquito