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Friday, April 1, 2005


Notes from the Buzz

Attention parents of current fifth-grade students. The Fifth Grade Transition Meeting for Parents, will be held in the Corey Auditorium on June 13, at 7 p.m.

Family Math Games Nights. Families are invited for the school's first and hopefully annual Family Math Games Nights; K-4 on Thursday April 28 at 7 p.m., and grades 5-8 on Thursday May 5 at 7 p.m. Families will have the opportunity to play some of the Math Games used in the Everyday Math program. Meet in the Corey Auditorium for a short introduction and then proceed to the games. In order to figure out how much space or how many classrooms will be needed, please sign up by calling or e-mailing Joanne Graziano 1-978-369-6550 or by April 1 with your name, number of attendees, which grades the students are in, and which night or nights you plan to participate.

Baseball and Softball Tryouts.

Tryouts for Carlisle Middle School Baseball and Softball Teams will take place during the week of March 28 to April 1. Baseball tryouts will be on Monday and Tuesday, March 28 and 29, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Corey Gym or Spalding Field, depending on field conditions. Softball tryouts will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, March 30 and 31, at the same time and location. Students in grades 6-8 may try out. Youngsters making the teams will play a schedule that includes practices and games four days per week, Monday through Thursday, from April 4 to June 2.

Evening Parent Workshop.

Come to the school library on Tuesday, April 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. for the second in a series of new parent workshops. "Friendship" is being piloted at the Carlisle Public Schools as a result of a collaborative grant between Open Circle at Wellesley College and Families First of Cambridge. Marilyn Buckler, former Carlisle School Psychologist will offer this new parent workshop. The mission of both Open Circle and Families First is to support families in raising happy, productive children. "Friendship" will explore the most current information about children's friendships and social needs and how parents can best be supportive when concerns and challenging situations inevitably arise. Participants will learn specific ideas and activities to immediately implement at home. Call Marilyn Buckler at 1-781-259-8886 or e-mail: to reserve a space as group size will be limited. Participants will receive confirmation of their reservation during March.

NotifyQuick system. The NotifyQuick system will not be used to inform parents of snow days or delays, but will be reserved for during-the-school-day school closings or emergencies. Remember to check radio and television announcements of school closings on snowy days. Announcements are made on: WHDH Channel 7 (television) and WFXT (television), WBZ Channel 4/10:30 A.M. (television and radio), WBUR 90.9 (radio). Check more than one station/channel, as the volume of incoming calls may preclude Carlisle's posting from getting in to some outlets.

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