June 2019
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     Jim From the Superintendent's Desk  

    Dear Carlisle Families,


    June has arrived and we are in the midst of experiencing a myriad of school activities to close out the 2018-2019 school year.  We had perfect weather for Elementary and Middle School field days.  Students at all grade levels enjoyed being outside and participating in the fun and games.  There have been, and continue to be, many special performances, classroom presentations, plays, and field trips.  I have been fortunate to witness many of our students showcasing their special talents.  One of the highlights of the year will be the 8th Grade Graduation, which will take place on Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 pm.  We are all looking forward to what is always a lovely ceremony marking this important benchmark in the lives of our students and their families.  Many members of this class will have just returned from their trip to Washington D.C. where they not only will have seen amazing museums and memorials in our nation’s capital, but also shared an experience that will help them solidify their fond memories of their years together in the Carlisle Public Schools. 

    On Friday, June 7th, from 3:05 to 4:00 p.m. our PTO is hosting Popsicles on the Plaza.  Please stop by and your child can grab a popsicle, talk with friends and celebrate a successful and fun school year. I would like to thank our PTO and our CEF for all of the wonderful events that they have helped bring to our school to enrich each child’s educational experience.

    Also, members of the Student Council will organize and display all of the Lost & Found items on tables during Popsicles on the Plaza. Please stop by the tables to collect any of your children's lost items, including lunch boxes, sneakers, water bottles, sweaters, jackets, and hats.  This is a great opportunity to look through this collection of lost items.  All items not picked up by Friday, June 7th will be donated to a local charity. 

    As the 2018-2019 school year comes to a close, I want to thank all of our families for their continued support of and engagement with our schools.  We are fortunate to have an amazing school system with a dedicated faculty and staff along with happy and enthusiastic students, but we would not be able to achieve the success we do without the ongoing involvement and support of our Carlisle families and the entire Carlisle Community.

    Enjoy the remaining weeks of June and have a safe and joyful summer!


    Warm regards,

    Jim O’Shea



  • School Events and Information

    School Calendar

    Click here to view and download the 2018-2019 calendar.

    Click here to view and download the 2019-2020 calendar.

    Please click below to see the June Lunch Menu:

    June Lunch Menu

    From the cafeteria:
    The cafeteria will be  eliminating the use of plastic straws as of September 2019. Also, if you owe any money on your lunch account it is very important that you send in payment as soon as possible so we can close out for the year. 

    Back Up Plans

    Please make sure you have back up plans that your child is aware of, should after school activities suddenly be cancelled. During cancellations or emergencies, the Main Office phones are usually busy and not available to call home or relay messages. Please go over with your child ahead of time on what they should do in case their activity is cancelled. 

    School Committee Monthly Buzz Postings

    The School Committee would like to wish you and your family a safe and memorable summer.  There will be one School Committee meeting in July, our planning meeting for the fall.  Join us if you can.


    In accordance with IDEA and Massachusetts Chapter 71B, all public schools must provide special education for children determined to be educationally disabled. The law requires a school district to identify such children from age 3 to 21 years of age. This law applies to all children, including those in non-public schools, pre-schools, and hospital settings. In addition, children of migrant or homeless families are entitled to public education. The Carlisle Public Schools is responsible for those students from age 3 throughout their 8th grade year.

    Parents or service providers who suspect a child might have an educationally disabling condition are encouraged to contact their child’s school. Carlisle Public Schools will arrange for the screening and evaluation of any students who are unable to progress effectively in general education because of a disability.

    For more detailed information about the policies, procedures, and services available at Carlisle Public Schools for special education, please contact Will Verbits in the Student Support Services Office at (978) 369–3758.

    Photo Credit: Please note that all photos of Field Day were taken by Rik Pierce.

    Buzz and Event Calendar Information
    The Buzz will be published at the beginning of each month during the school year.  Please click here to review submission deadlines for each issue.  Please add our website to your favorites/bookmarks and make it a practice to check the website for calendar and other updates:  https://www.carlisle.k12.ma.us.  



    Carlisle PTO

    We hope to see you at Popsicles on the Plaza on Friday, June 7, from 3:05-4:00 p.m.  Be sure to check the Lost and Found for your child's missing items during that time as well. 

    Popsicles on the Plaza

    Have a wonderful summer!






    Other Items of Interest

    Gleason Public Library
     Gleason      ckh logo  


    Visit gleasonlibrary.org or call 978-369-4898 to register for events or for more information on all library programs.

    The Gleason Public Library is now on Instagram! Follow them at @gleasonpubliclibrary


    Summer Reading Program Begins!
    Saturday, June 15

    Head to the library to get your Book Bingo Sheets and Raffle Tickets! This year we have also added a special Bingo for children Kingergarten-aged and younger!

    Summer Reading Kickoff Event
    Thursday, June 27, 4:30 pm

    Kick off summer at the Gleason Library with some activities and games, and pick up your Bingo sheets and raffle tickets at this drop-in event. After, make your way to the Library Lawn to watch the Hampstead Stage Company at 6 pm.

    Hampstead Stage Company Presents: Stories in the Stars!
    Thursday, June 27, 6 pm

    Soar through the stars in this compilation of Greek Myths! Travel the night sky and explore various constellations and legends about why they are in the sky. Audiences will delight in learning stories of the wind, seasons, sun, and moon. This event will be held on the Library Lawn; alternate location TBD in case of inclement weather.



    Elementary or younger:

    1st and 2nd Grade Book Club: Winter’s Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again by Craig Hatkoff
    Tuesday, June 11, 4 pm
    Registration required; contact Nicole Claire at nclaire@gleasonlibrary.org

    3rd and 4th Grade Book Club: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by John Angleberger
    Thursday, June 13, 4 pm
    Registration required; contact Tahleen Shamlian at tshamlian@gleasonlibrary.org


    For Middle School:

    Henna Tattoos!
    Friday, June 7, 3 pm

    Henna artist Mandy Roberge will make another visit to the Gleason Library just in time for summer vacation to give us all henna tattoos! Choose from one of her designs, come with an idea of your own, or have her do something freestyle. This event is for grades 5 and up.

    Teen Painting 101
    Tuesday, June 18, 4 pm

    Paint an outer space scene with step-by-step instructions from local painting instructor Sherry Hoffman! We will provide you with all the materials, and you will leave with a finished masterpiece. As space is limited, registration is required and can be done by visiting gleasonlibrary.org or calling 978-369-4898.


    5th and 6th Grade Book Club Meeting: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
    Wednesday, June 12, 5 pm
    Registration required; contact Tahleen Shamlian at tshamlian@gleasonlibrary.org  

    Last Day of School Movie
    Friday, June 14, 1 pm

    On the last day of school, the Gleason Library will show a movie for grades 5-8. Popcorn, juice, and soda will be served.


    Summer registration available for School Age Summer Care Camp.

    Dates: June 24th to Aug. 23rd

    Hours 7:30am – 6:00pm

    Registration open until June 14th

    Perfect for “gap” weeks of structured skills camp and family vacations!


    Questions? Call 978-369-5558, or email: exec_director@carlislekidshouse.org

    Website: http://carlislekidshouse.org


    Sunday, June 9th from 1-4pm on the Common

    All are invited to come together on June 9th from 1-4pm (rain or shine) for a potluck community picnic on the town common.

    Join neighbors of all races and backgrounds to celebrate diversity, friendship, and mutual understanding in our community.

    This is a family-friendly event with games and face painting for children.

    Performances by the Carlisle Middle School Chorus and CCHS’ “Take Notes” a cappella group will begin at 2pm.

    Please join us and bring: A dish to share that reflects your culture (or is simply delicious), your family, your friends and neighbors, a picnic 

    blanket, and a smile.

    Race Amity Day Picnic


    Musical Opportunities with IMSCC this Summer and Fall

    IMSCC's Fall Music Lesson Registration opens on June 19. Lessons start in September and are given after school and evenings at CCHS, Sanborn, and the Carlisle school campus.

    Summer Music Lesson registration is underway. Summer lesson schedules are flexible – choose any or all of the nine lesson dates June 25 through August 20. More detailed information at http://www.concordcarlisleace.org/register.

    New students may enroll online at https://ccace.asapconnected.com/#PrivateLessons by filling out a lesson inquiry form. Fall session inquiries will be accepted starting on June 19 at 9 AM.

    Returning students will receive an email with instructions on how to re-enroll for the fall.

    Information about IMSCC can be found at http://www.concordcarlisleace.org/instrumental-music-school. If you prefer not to enroll online, you can download a registration form at http://www.concordcarlisleace.org/register. Summer enrollment forms are available now, Fall forms available starting June 19.

    IMSCC Summer Music Classes, Ensembles and Workshops

    IMSCC has lots of music classes to choose from this summer! New this year: Small Ensembles! Join with friends to play music together under the guidance of IMSCC faculty members, or let us place you in a group that fits your level of playing experience. Other opportunities this Summer: Summer Band, Jazz Band, Trombone Choir, Trumpet Workshop, Guitar and Ukulele classes, Rock Band and more – for a complete listing visit https://ccace.asapconnected.com/?org=4701#CourseGroupID=30179 and scroll through the listings.

    Questions? Contact Debbie Levine at dlevine@concordcarlisle.org, 978-318-1400 ext. 7653.

    Come to the Old Home Day CHILDREN’S USED BOOK SALE on June 22nd

    10:30 – 12:30:  The Friends of the Gleason Library Used Book Sale.

    Gently used books for toddlers through teens will be for sale on the library lawn (indoors if there is rain).

                Are there children’s books on your shelves you no longer need? Please DROP OFF gently used children’s books: board books, picture books, early reader books, chapter books, graphic novels for kids and books teens like to read at the Gleason Library only during the following times:

    Wednesday, June 19 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm

    Thursday, June 20 from Noon – 2:00 and 4:00 – 8:00 pm

    Friday, June 21 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

    All proceeds benefit library activities.

    Concord - Carlisle Youth Soccer

    Registration is Open for Concord-Carlisle Youth Soccer’s Fall 2019 Travel & InTown programs for students in Pre-K - 8.

    CCYS Travel Soccer - Registration: open through June 17, 2019. Season runs from September 7th – November 9, 2019. For players in grades 3rd - 8th grade. Teams practice twice a week and play games on Saturdays. Games will  be held over the Coumbus Day holiday. 

    CCYS InTown Soccer - Registration: open through July 29, 2019. For players in Pre-K – 6.  Season runs from September 21– November 9, 2019. Teams practice once a week and play games in Concord or Carlisle on either Saturday mornings or afternoons. Grades 5-6 (play games in Concord and Acton on Saturdays from September 7 – November 9, 2019). Games will be held over the Columbus Day holiday.

    For more information go to www.ccysoccer.org

    Come join the fun at the 11th Annual Adrian Martinez Classic on Thursday, June 13. The race, hosted by Concord Carlisle Track & Field, brings together runners and non-runners alike for a fun, inspiring evening of races, food, music, and community spirit. Over the years, the event has grown to become one of the premier track meets in the Northeast. There are elite races featuring several Olympic medalists and national record-holders, 1-mile races for runners of all ages and abilities, and a family 4 x 400 fun run. Festivities begin at 4:15, with the community races. Hosted at the Emerson playground and free to the public, the event provides intimate access to amazing athletes and draws spectators all evening long. For more information, or to register to run, see the  https://www.martinezclassic.com/.

    Middlesex Commuity College: College for Kids, July 8 to August 15

    Explore program offerings such as Coding for Kids, Minecraft, Lego Mindstorms and more.

    Registration is open.

    Please see flyer below for more details. 

    College for Kids

    Suguart Music & Art: Summer Camp

    Sugart Art Studio is a bilingual (English and Mandarin) arts education studio based in Lexington, MA.

    After a successful winter camp in February, and a Spring Camp in April, Sugart is offering a Summer Camp from July 8th to August 23rd (week by week enrolment). We will combine a music curriculum with a visual arts curriculum in a holistic way that will help children develop their artistic sense in a thorough manner. Throughout the week(s), children will spend three hours in music classes and three hours in visual arts classes. On top of that, children will also engage in group activities and musical theater presentations. In the summer program, there will also be field trips to local museums, galleries, concerts …etc. depending on the week.

    The daily art class provides the students with a professional visual art education. Students explore big ideas inspired from relevant artists in a way that combines culture, literature, and history with Western teaching methods. Art media include: drawing, watercolor & acrylic painting, Chinese painting, mixed media and etc.

    The daily music class explores various aspects of Western and Eastern music including daily thematic music appreciation and analysis, fundamental music training in identifying notes, singing or playing back pitches and/or rhythms. Finally, kids will be preparing and rehearsing a short musical theater project and presenting it on the last day of the camp. There will be piano, winds, strings and percussion instruments provided. Children are welcome to try all instruments under the supervision of one of the teachers. There will be daily sign-up sheets for kids who are interested in having mini lessons with one of the music teachers during break time!

    Children will be involved in small groups with limited availability in order to assure high quality lessons, make sure to get your spots ASAP!

    For more information on classes, faculty and tuitions please visit our Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/318353305467522/

    Email sugartboston@gmail.com

    We are also on Instagram: sugartboston

    Chat with our Art Director Ms. Yan on Wechat ID:joyiaxi

    Or simply to apply it on Sugart official website


    SUGART SUMMER MUSIC AND ART CAMP, July 8th - August 23, 2019, Monday-Friday, Week by Week Enrollment, Age: 5-12

    430 Marrett Road, Suite 1, Lexington, MA 02421



    Join us for the PMC Kids Ride on Sunday, June 16th from 8:30am - 12pm at Willard Elementary School, 185 Powder Mill Road, Concord.  

    Kids ages 5 to 15 are invited to ride either a 1, 4, 8 or 12 mile route to support the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. There will be a separate 1/4 - 1/2 mile Jr. Ride for riders with training wheels and those under 5. Celebrate at the finish line with delicious food, music, games and activities. 

    To register, volunteer or donate, go to kids.pmc.org/concord. Help us make a difference in the fight against cancer!

    Babysitter Training from Community Ed

    Our 4-H Babysitters Training Course teaches youth ages 11 and older what they need to know to be caring, trustworthy, responsible, and competent babysitters. The course includes units on: safety, first aid, child development, nutrition, entertaining children, and the business of babysitting, taught by an experienced instructor. Become a responsible babysitter & spend the summer earning money! 2-day summer session, 6/24 & 6/25 from 8:30-12:30, at CCHS. Fee is $95. To register go to www.concordcarlisle.org or call 978-318-1432.

    Callen Tennis - Fall 2019 Registration

    It's that time of year again....Callen Tennis Fall registration will open on Monday, June 10th at 7:00AM and run through June 23rd!  

    The program will be hosted by Jen Callen Beveridge, former WTA pro and NCAA D1 Women’s coach, the CCHS boys' varsity coach, Alex Spence and Kara Johnson, former CCHS graduate and full scholarship tennis player at Boston College. 

    As always, registration is on a first come, first serve basis so please be sure to register early. To register, please visit our online REGISTRATION FORM.   Upon receipt of your registration, you will receive notification from us that your child has a spot and payment will be due within 48 hours. Please note any registrations done online prior to June 10th cannot be accepted. 

    See below for details about the classes; we look forward to seeing your kids again on the courts this fall!

     Red Ball: Grades K-3   Thursdays - 4:30-5:15PM (45 minutes) for  8 weeks starting September 5th.  Fee is  $200

    Orange/Green Ball: Grades 4-5   Thursdays - 4:30-5:45PM (1.25 hours) for  8 weeks starting September 5th.  Fee is   $280

    Middle School: Grades 6-8   Thursdays 3:15-4:30PM (1.25 hours) for  8 weeks starting September 12th. Match Dates TBD.  Fee is  $305

    For more  information please visit  http://www.facebook.com/callentennis  or email us at callentennis@yahoo.com.

  • Next Buzz Issue
    The next Buzz will be published in September, 2019. Please email your submissions to Nancy Anderson at nanderson@carlisle.k12.ma.us by August 26 at Noon.  Please attach information to the email in a Word file. Have a great summer!