Friday, November 18, 2005
Shorts from the Carlisle School Committee, Nov. 8
• UNICEF. Fifth graders in Jen Reinhard's class had an extra reason to celebrate Halloween this year, Carlisle School Superintendent Marie Doyle explained at the November 8 Carlisle School Committee meeting. After researching what projects could be supported through the UNICEF web site, the class decided to raise enough money through donations to fund a well for an African village. Over $170 was raised by students, enabling the class to also fund medical supplies and other needs. Reached by e-mail, classroom aide Steven Wells explained that the kids were told it was up to them whether to participate, which they did enthusiastically. Students either gathered the donations while trick-or-treating, or by collecting loose change. "It is awesome to see such a generous group of kids in our class this year!" said Wells. "And it is nice to know that their generosity is being nurtured and encouraged by their parents."
• Electrical cables cut. Construction for the wastewater treatment facility is on schedule, reported Carlisle School Business Manager Steven Moore. Carlisle School Committee member Christy Barbee noted that there was a small power loss on Wednesday, November 2, when the construction workers "cut electrical cables to the school." The cables run behind the Wilkins Building, explained Buildings and Grounds Supervisor David Flannery. "It was a case of uncovering something we didn't know was there," he added. In 1987 or 1988, he continued, the cables were buried, but the workers failed to mark the location on the blueprints. The cables carry power to the holding tank for the Corey Building sprinkler system. The cables were repaired the next morning. "The Fire Chief wasn't happy," he said, but allowed the school to remain open. Flannery is also the town Fire Chief.
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