• June 7, 2022

    Dear Carlisle Families,

    June has arrived and we are in the midst of year end school activities to close out the 2021-2022 school year.  Students at all grade levels are enjoying 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.  

    Welcome back to our 6th grade students who enjoyed a trip to Nature’s Classroom last week.  We had perfect weather yesterday and today for elementary middle school field days.  We wish our 8th grade class a successful trip to Washington D.C. this week where they will not only see amazing museums and memorials in our nation’s capital, but also have a shared experience that will help them solidify their fond memories of their years together in the Carlisle Public Schools. 

    Carlisle Race Amity Day Celebration and Potluck Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, June 12th from 2:00-5:00 PM.  Everyone in the school community, including families, teachers, and staff, is warmly invited to celebrate Race Amity Day with a potluck picnic. Enjoy the multicultural celebration, live music, poetry reading, and activities for kids, including performances and presentations by the CPS Drama Club, Cross-Cultural Club, Students for Understanding and Belonging Club, Early Act Rotary Club, and more. Join neighbors of all races and backgrounds to celebrate and reflect on racial, religious, and ethnic diversity in our community. This event is organized by the Carlisle Race Amity Day Committee and CPS DEICAC. 

    On Wednesday, June 15th the PTO is hosting Cones on the Castle.  Come for a scoop from the Chillwagon and say goodbye to friends and classmates before vacation officially starts. (Don't forget to check the lost and found - it will be your last chance before everything left behind is laundered and donated.)  Following Cones on the Castle, will be the Wish for Change Mural Creation Event at  4:00 PM.  This art mural project is a joint PTO, CPS, and CPS DEI Community Advisory Council activity. Community artist, Nadya Cuervas, will help facilitate the Wish for Change mural that will be hung in the school.  The CPS community is invited to come out and participate in sharing their hopes through an expressive community art project. 

    Another highlight of this month will be the 8th Grade Graduation, which will take place on Friday, June 17th 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.

    As the 2021-2022 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, 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