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    Dear Carlisle Families,

    It was wonderful to welcome our students back to school, and the energy and enthusiasm of staff and students was palpable.  It was an incredibly smooth and joyful opening of school and I want to thank our faculty and staff for all of the time and energy they put in to prepare our school and their classrooms for the arrival of our students.  I also want to extend my appreciation to the entire community for the patience, understanding, and cooperation you have demonstrated as we prepared and planned for this opening.  As you know, we once again have a number of COVID protocols in place for the start of the school year, but there is a completely different feel to the start of this school year as compared to last year.

    The start of this year, like the start of each school year, brings some changes with it, and this year we welcome a number of new faculty and staff to our school community.  I would like to introduce and welcome our new faculty and staff starting with Mary O’Regan, who is the new Assistant to the Superintendent.  Mary joined us at the start of the summer and her name might be familiar to you already, as one of her responsibilities is coordinating the buses and bus routes.  This is never an easy assignment and we understand that sometimes we are unable to meet everyone’s needs, but Mary along with the bus company have worked hard to make the system run as smoothly as possible.  In addition to Mary, we welcome a number of other folks who are joining or school staff, including Katie Springer teaching Grade 3, Speech Pathologist Beth Arinsburg, Matt Bastien coordinating our new LEAP Program, Special Education teacher Emily Wrenn, Amy Brodeur our new Occupational Therapist, Rachel Cloutier teaching 8th grade Math, and Dana Meyer teaching 5th Grade ELA and Social Studies.  We also welcome a number of new paraprofessionals including Julia Barshak, Megan Souza, Allison Rittweger, Alex Walters, and we are pleased to welcome back Jon Willard who will be rejoining us as a paraprofessional.  Rebecca Croteau and Alexander Glynis have joined our kitchen staff, Jorge Gomez joined our Custodial staff, and Ruth Crampton is our new Recess Monitor.

    Looking forward to a great year.

    Warm regards,

    Jim