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Friday, March 26, 2010

CPC egg hunt

Swing into spring with the Carlisle Parents Connection. Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited to attend the Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the First Religious Society. Participate in the egg hunt, decorate a flower pot or just celebrate the upcoming arrival of spring! This event is free for CPC members and the cost is $10 for non-members.

“Persepolis” at Gleason on April 1

Aimez-vous le cinéma français? Come join the Carlisle Cinéclub on Thursday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at the Gleason Library for “Persepolis.” This animated film, winner of the Prix Du Jury at the Festival de Cannes, is the moving and often humorous story of a young girl growing up during the Iranian revolution. The movie is in French with English subtitles. It is rated PG-13 with some mature themes and is appropriate for adults and students aged 13 and up. Admission is free and snacks will be served. For more information, contact Lura Taylor at

Walk Carlisle’s trails this spring

The Carlisle walking group re-starts on Thursday, April 8. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Center Park for about a two hour walk at a moderate pace. This spring they will start working on the list of trails needed to earn the Carlisle Trekker Award. If you wish to keep a log for the award, it is available from the latest Carlisle Trails Committee Trail Guide or at their website, A few spare copies will be available on April 8.

The group will walk as many trails as possible during April and May. Contact Jane Anderson (1-978-369-9672 or if you have questions. You don’t need to sign up, just show up.

Get ready to clean up! The Trash Party is coming

Be on the lookout for trash! Saturday, April 10, 9 a.m. to noon, the Annual Trash Party is coming to your neighborhood and everyone is invited.

This Mosquito-sponsored event is a community-wide roadside pick-up of trash and litter by individuals and civic groups. The invitation is extended to everyone to stake a “trash claim” on their street or in a neighborhood. All trash is fair game and remember those work gloves.

Free refreshments and trash bags will be available in the parking lot next to Ferns (the Center Park) from 8:45 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Stop by to chat, grab a bag and enjoy coffee, juice and donuts.

Let us know if you would like help retrieving bags from the areas you collect. Most prefer to take their collected trash to the Transfer Station, but we are available to pick up bags from noon to 1 p.m. if you need help.

This is also a wonderful opportunity for students and Scouts to earn community service hours.

RSVP to Lisa Chaffin at 1-978 369-8790 or

Carlisle School Association news

• CSA annual spring T-shirt sale: Start your spring and summer clothes shopping with kid-pleasing Husky apparel! Kids and adults love the ever popular Names t-shirt (lists everyone in the school), Husky logo t-shirts, pin wheel tie-dye t-shirts, sweatshirts, windbreakers and shorts. Husky windbreakers are ideal for hard-to-shop for coach & teacher appreciation gifts. Order forms were sent home in your child’s backpack and can also be found at Send in your order today, Friday, March 26.

•Town budget presentation: The Carlisle Town Finance Committee will discuss the impact of the schools on the town budget at the next CSA sponsored Parent Informational Meeting. This will be held in the Corey Dining Room, at the Carlisle Public Schools, at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13. Come to hear current plans, give your feedback on key decisions and have your questions and concerns addressed.

•CSA fundraiser dollars bring “Shakespeare Guyz” to grades 6 to 8: The Curriculum Enrichment Committee (CEC) is pleased to announce an exciting assembly for grades 6 to 8. Acclaimed actors Richard McElvain and David Zucker will be at the Carlisle School on Friday, April 9, to perform their hilarious and engaging show, “Shakespeare Guyz.” The dynamic duo leads students on a fast-paced trip through Shakespeare’s greatest hits, making the Bard accessible to even the most skeptical middle school students. The production features sword fights, costumes, props, puppets and audience participation, including an Elizabethan-style insult match. The fun-filled show provides a user-friendly way for students to expand their vocabulary and to connect with the passion and beauty of Shakespeare’s characters and plots.

•Register tapes for education deadline March 31: The Register Tapes for Education program allows us to trade receipts from Donelan’s Supermarket in Acton and Littleton, and Crosby’s Market in Concord, for needed school items. We are collecting register receipts in a drop box in the school library, so please deposit your receipts dated between September 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010. If you have any questions or would like to help count tapes today, March 26 at 1:30 in the Corey Dining Room, contact Kevin at 1-978-369-7206.

•Mr. Stamell concert: Mr. Stamell will be holding a CSA fundraiser concert in the Gymnasium at the Carlisle Public Schools at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13 (early release day). Tickets will be available at the door for $5, with a $20 maximum per family.

•CSA board meeting: The next CSA monthly board meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 13, at 10 a.m., in the Corey Dining Room, at the Carlisle Public Schools. All are invited to attend. The board reviews volunteer activities, fundraising events and plans activities. Additional information about the CSA may be found at:

Special Ed Parent Advisory Council Meeting

Join Carlisle’s SEPAC on April 2 at 9 a.m. in the school cafeteria for the annual Know Your IEP/Basic Rights meeting with Karen Slack. This meeting is a great overview of the Special Education system and how to access it so that your child gets what he/she needs. Find out more about IEPs, 504 plans, eligibility, evaluations and how it all works at the Carlisle Public School. There will be time for questions and answers.

Fab Fridays for Teens

On Fridays, April 9, 16, and 30, all fifth through twelfth graders are invited to attend Fab Fridays for Teens at the Gleason Public Library. Fab Fridays will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Hollis Room and will feature crafts, games, and other fun activities. For additional information, including a specific schedule of events, visit the library’s website at, or contact Cassandra, the teen librarian, at

Early release movie

What do an old curmudgeon, a well-intentioned stowaway, an exotic bird and an endearingly dim dog have in common? Find out as the unlikely heroes in this incredibly uplifting adventure tug at the heartstrings and tickle the funny bone. On Tuesday, April 13 (Early Release) day) from 2:30 to 4:10 p.m., come to the Gleason Public Library’s Hollis Room for this PG film. Snacks will be provided.

This movie is for children in grades five through eight only. For further information on the movie, check out the website or subscribe to the Gleason Public Library (GPL) enewsletter in order to learn the name of the film in advance. If you have any questions, call the library at 1-978-369-4898.

Open burning season

It is currently open burning season in Carlisle. For information on how to burn winter’s detritus legally and safely, call the Carlisle Fire Department at 1-978-369-1442 or check for the January 8, 2010 article, “Open burning season regulations.”

Carlisle School Eighth Grade Science Fair

Come one and all to the first annual Carlisle School Eighth Grade Science Fair on Wednesday, April 7, 9 to 11 a.m., in the Robbins Library at the Carlisle School. Parents and community members are invited to view the interesting displays created by the students who have done independent research on a variety of scientific and computing/engineering projects. Ten projects will be representing Carlisle School at the Northeast Regional Middle School Science & Engineering Fair on May 8 at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. For general information or questions, please call 1-978-369-6550 or contact

Volunteers needed for Science Fair judging

If you have a science, technology and/or engineering background, please consider volunteering to participate in our Carlisle School Eighth-Grade Science Fair as a judge. No prior experience necessary. Looking for adults who can bring expertise, encouragement, authenticity, and appreciation in providing feedback to students. Contact Kathryn Marsh at if you can participate yourself or know of someone else who may be interested.

Emerson Pops

The Emerson Hospital Auxiliary will hold its Spring Pops Concert at 8 p.m. on April 4, at the Walden Performing Arts Center (51 Walden Street) in Concord. The Concord Band will perform music with a “Swing into Spring” program. Tickets for the event are $25 per person and can be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting Maryrose Sykes at 1-978-369-9677 or

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