September 12, 2023

    Dear Carlisle Families, 

    It is my pleasure to welcome you back for the start of the 2023-2024 school year. 

    We have had another wonderful start to the school year, and while the weather and its impact these first few weeks may have been unexpected, it didn’t dampen the spirits of our students, who returned to school with smiling faces and the joy of seeing old friends and new.

    This year we welcome a number of new faculty and staff to our school community.  In the Main Office we have been joined by Trisha Adams, who is working as Dr. Sidell’s administrative assistant.  We are also joined by Linda Cavallo-Murphy, who will be serving as our Registrar and Recess Supervisor.  In addition to Trisha and Linda we have quite a few new folks joining us, as well as folks who have been with us previously taking on new roles.  We are pleased to welcome back Caitlin Green (Candito) teaching 3rd grade, Stephanie Schneider in the Preschool, and Jaqueline Baer teaching Health. We will also be joined by Peter Proulx teaching 7th grade Social Studies, Caroline Whelan teaching Elementary Art, Erin Lane teaching Chorus, and Jodi Wollner will be our new literacy specialist.  The Special Education Department has three new members with Chloe Lazar joining us in a permanent position and Gina Mach and Racquel Yutkins, both joining us in the capacity of one-year positions filling in for folks on leave.  Both the middle and elementary schools have new Tier 2 support personnel and they are Fofe Vasquez, for the middle school, and James Bailey, for the elementary school. We also welcome new  special education and kindergarten aides including MJ Amini, Shawna Crowley, Beth Johnson, Hannah Landry, Sarah Whipple, Erin Harrington, Valeska Nova, Jennifer Moeller, and Olivia Senneville.  In addition we have two new building substitutes, Frances Morgan and Jessica Smith.

    Please be sure to mark your calendars for the Middle School and Elementary Open House events, which will be taking place this week and next week. The Middle School Open House will take place on Thursday, September 14 at 6:45 PM and the Elementary Open House is scheduled for Thursday, September 21 at 6:45 PM.

    As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any question, thoughts, ideas or concerns you may have.

    Looking forward to a great year. 


    Warm regards,

    Jim O’Shea