March 2, 2023

    Dear Carlisle Families, 

    It appears that the February school vacation provided everyone with the opportunity to relax and recharge, as students and staff alike returned to school this week refreshed and enthusiastic.  March is one of those long stretches of school when there aren’t any holidays or vacations to break up the time, though we do have a day off for parent teacher conferences later in the month.  Luckily, we have a couple of significant activities this month to keep students and families both engaged and entertained.

    The Annual PTO Book Fair will be held in the school library from March 13-17, 2023.  Gift cards, teacher donations, and pre-order books are available online only, from March 6-10.  This year we are excited to welcome the author of the popular book series “Wings of Fire” Tui Sutherland on Tuesday, March 14 to speak with students.  Also, mark your calendars for Pajama Story Time on Monday, March 13 in the school library from 5:00-7:00 PM.  For more information on the Book Fair visit http://www.carlislemapto.org/book-fair.html

    We are excited to once again have our 7th Graders participate in Challenge Day.  On Wednesday, March 8 our 7th grade students will participate in the Challenge Day program.  The Challenge Day program activities are centered on five competency areas: self management, social awareness, self awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making.  We are incredibly grateful to the WBYC for sponsoring this powerful program, designed to build empathy and compassion in our community. 

    Another highlight of March will be the 7th Grade Play, which will hold three performances starting  on Thursday March 16 and running through Saturday, March 18. This year’s production is “Footloose The Musical, Junior Edition.” Our students have been preparing for this show for months, so don’t miss this opportunity to see our 7th Graders shine on stage. There will be three performances held in the school auditorium on Thursday afternoon, Friday night, and Saturday night.  For more information or to purchase tickets, go to http://www.carlislemapto.org/store/p375/7th_Grade_Play_-_Footloose.html.

    Parent teacher conferences are being held at the end of the month for both elementary and middle school families.  There will be an early release day on Thursday, March 23 and no school on Friday, March 24.

    We hope to see you at some of these events over the next few weeks.


    Warm regards,

    Jim O’Shea