Carlisle Connection

Make Good Things Happen- October 19, 2017

Your SEL Segment for the week...

AVID Elementary is here!

AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a series of systems and supports that began at the secondary level across Plano and, after much success, has moved into elementary schools throughout the district as well. Ask your child about AVID strategies we're teaching here at Carlisle and what they mean to your son or daughter and his/her learning.


AVID is a College Readiness System and AVID Elementary was created as a foundational component of that system. AVID Elementary is designed to be embedded into the daily instruction of all elementary classrooms and across entire grade levels, to impact schoolwide structures. Like AVID Secondary, AVID Elementary Essentials focus on the four necessary areas to ensure that all students are poised for academic success: Instruction, Culture, Leadership, and Systems. AVID strategies, such as goal setting, time management, organization, using an agenda, note-taking, and levels of thinking are incorporated into the school day.


What does this have to do with SEL? AVID is about the growth of the whole child. It seeks to build a growth mindset in students so they are building all of the necessary skills for success later in life. Coupling AVID with our curriculum makes a potent combination for your children as they are learning to be critical thinkers and decision makers.

Ask your child what it means to "SLANT".

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Costa's Levels of Thinking and Questioning

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Friendly Reminders

Volunteering here at Carlisle

Everyone who enters our building must be cleared to be here. All employees wear PISD badges, all including custodial, maintenance and PASAR staff have district provided badges and anyone visiting must bring a driver's license to be scanned through our Raptor screening system to receive a temporary visitor's badge to wear while in the building. Please help us in our efforts to maintain a safe school environment by checking in at the front office when you come to visit and wearing the badge we give you for the duration of your time here.


If you would like to volunteer at Carlisle, you must complete a criminal background check through Plano ISD. You may volunteer at Carlisle once your name has come back as cleared through the district. This includes volunteers who wish to go to camp with our 5th graders in November. Get your application in early!


All volunteer records are inactivated June 30 of each year and volunteers must reapply after July 1st to be considered for volunteer opportunities the following school year. If you would like to volunteer with us and have not completed your application for this school year, please click on the link below to be guided through the application process.

Don't forget to vote on the 2018-19 School Calendar!

There is still time to give your input about the proposed calendars for the 2018-19 school year. Please click on the link below and take a survey to share your thoughts and opinions about the calendars before November 1st, 2017.

Upcoming Dates and Events

October 20, 2017

  • End of 1st Nine Weeks

October 23, 2017

  • Oct. 23-27- Red Ribbon Week

  • Red Ribbon Assembly K-2/9:15am

  • Red Ribbon Assembly 3-5/1:30pm

October 27, 2017

  • Report Cards go home for the first nine weeks

October 30, 2017

  • Parenting class 8:15-9am

October 31, 2017

  • Halloween
  • PTA Board Meeting 9:15-10:30am

November 2, 2017


  • History Fair


November 3, 2017


  • Safety Clowns Visit Carlisle


November 5, 2017


  • Daylight Savings Time Begins- Don't forget to set your clocks back an hour!


November 6, 2017


  • 5th Grade Adventure Camp Chaperone Kick Off Meeting 6pm
  • Mom and Pop Fundraiser Kick-Off for K-2 from 3-5pm

November 9, 2017



  • Lil Pups in the Library 8-8:45
  • 3rd Grade Program 2 pm and 6:30 pm
  • PTA Meeting 6:30 pm

November 13, 2017


  • November 13-17th- Book Fair
  • Progress Reports go home


November 14, 2017


  • Math and Science Night 6:30-7:30
  • Family Night at the Book Fair


November 16, 2017


  • Grandparent's Day


November 17, 2017


  • 5th Grade Colonial Day
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Counselor's Corner

Join us as we celebrate healthy habits during Red Ribbon Week

Monday Oct. 23rd- Friday Oct. 27th

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Notes from the Nurse

Fifth Disease

Dear Parents,

We are all familiar with Measles, Mumps, Rubella (German measles) and Varicella (chicken pox). But, did you know there is a “Fifth” disease? Fifth disease is a viral rash illness that is more common in children than we realize. It is caused by the Parvovirus B-19 and is also known as erythema infectiosum.

What is Fifth Disease?

Like many viral illnesses it is spread through respiratory transmission, especially when an infected person coughs or sneezes. During the time when children are contagious, we don’t usually even know they have the disease. Symptoms at that point are mild and may include a slight fever, tiredness or just not feeling 100%. We can be sure the child has Fifth disease once they break out in the rash. However, by the time the rash appears, the child is no longer considered to be contagious.

What Does Fifth Disease Look Like?

The rash is very identifiable for two reasons. First, the cheeks are usually very red. It is said that child looks like the cheeks have been slapped. On the rest of the body the rash has a lacy appearance. It can be seen on the arms, legs and / or the trunk. The rash may last a few days to a few weeks. Once it has disappeared, it may re-emerge after a warm bath or if the child is overheated.

How is Fifth Disease Prevented?

Good handwashing and learning to cover coughs and sneezes is the most effective means to prevent Fifth Disease. Sounds easy! You can help by reinforcing these habits with your children.

School Exclusion Policy

Children with Fifth Disease are not excluded from school unless they have symptoms for which we would normally exclude a child including fever greater than 100 degrees or vomiting. Please let the school nurse know if your child has been diagnosed with Fifth Disease or if Fifth Disease is suspected.

Complications of Fifth Disease

Joint aches are common in older adolescents and adults who get Fifth Disease and can be quite painful. Women who are pregnant are often tested to see if they are immune to Fifth Disease. Having the virus during pregnancy can cause problems for the fetus although this is very rare.

Here is a link to the CDC website information on Fifth Disease:

https://www.cdc.gov/parvovirusb19/fifth-disease.html

A Message from your PTA...

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4th Grade Mind Mission

3rd Grade Arcade