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School's in full swing and it's important that we are connected with our community. All of us are invested in the best for our kids. We hope that you will get involved with us this year, join PTA, volunteer in our classrooms, join us on field trips, become a mentor or a WATCH D.O.G. and connect with your child(ren)'s teacher(s). Together, we will make this a fantastic school year! Don't forget to Like us on Facebook to get regular updates and information about what's happening at Carlisle throughout the year.
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Kindergarten learned all about Crosswalk Safety this Week

Upcoming Dates and Events

Monday 9/3
  • Labor Day ~ Student/Teacher Holiday

Tuesday 9/4

  • CHANGE- 4TH AND 5TH grade CHOIR will NOT start today. It will begin on Tuesday, 9/11 instead. Watch for a schedule coming home from Mr. Jenkins.

Thursday 9/6

Tuesday 9/11

  • 4th and 5th grade CHOIR STARTS today. Contact for more information about 4th and 5th grade choir.

Thursday 9/13

  • Watch D.O.G.S. Kick Off and Pizza Night~ 6:00pm. Are you a "Dad Of a Great Student?" We need you! Come learn about Watch D.O.G.S and how you can get involved at Carlisle!
  • PTA Meeting in the library prior to Watch D.O.G.S at 5:45 pm.

Welcome to our Specials Team, Coach Alexann Yancey!

Alexann graduated from Plano West High School, made one Regional Tournament appearance, and earned District MVP her senior year following offensive player of the year her junior year. Coach Yancey continued her basketball career at The University of Oklahoma and later transferred to Texas Christian University where she graduated. After graduation, Coach Yancey coached at Southlake Carroll, and most recently Spring Hill High School in Longview, Texas. While at Spring Hill she more than doubled their win record as the head coach.She taught Middle School P.E. and High School Health at her previous school.

Her favorite part about teaching and coaching is the relationships she is able to build with her students while being a positive role model. She has a younger sister who plays basketball and will be a junior at West Point, the United States Military Academy in New York.

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Friendly Reminders

Lost and Found

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Plano ISD Food and Nutritional Services (FANS) ~ NOW HIRING

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We'd love for you to come volunteer this year!

All Plano ISD volunteers must have a background check every school year. Volunteer applications for the school year 2018-19 can be entered after July 1. The volunteer application process is online only. Please use this link: to register. Volunteers without home internet access may use their local library’s internet resources, computers available at the Plano ISD Administration Building (Human Resources Dept., 2700 W. 15th St.) or computers at their child’s school library (please check with school office staff). All volunteers must complete a volunteer application every year, after July 1. Click on the link below for a complete list of step-by-step instructions on how to apply to become a volunteer at Carlisle again this fall. We look forward to seeing you around campus!

Clark Cougarettes Drill Team KITTY CLINIC 2018

When: Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 9:00am - 2:00pm

Where: Clark High School Gym

Who: Ages K- 9th grade (will be divided by grades for dances)

Click below for a link to all of your registration information.

Don't forget to Update Your Child's Information in Parent Portal

Many of you have asked how to add or delete emergency contacts from your child's pick up list. Here's how to do it:

  • Log onto PISD's parent portal at:
  • If you have never accessed the parent portal, you will need to set up a new account.
  • Click on "New Registration" and set up and account using your student's ID number (this is the same number your child uses in the cafeteria) and your email address. (If you do not have an email address the easiest way to set one up is through a free service like Yahoo or gmail).
  • Once you have registered and logged into parent portal, you will see tabs for each of your children.
  • Click on each child's name and follow the directions for completing all of the registration information for the 2018-19 school year below.

You will need to complete the following information for each child you have enrolled in school:

  • Emergency information (have current, accurate emergency phone contacts).
  • Be sure to fill out health information completely. In the event of an emergency, it is very important that we have accurate information.
  • Sign the Truancy Warning Letter for 2018-19.
  • Sign the Student Policy Guide.
  • Sign the Student Information Release Form indicating your preferences and consents.

Safety First!

Please remember to bring your Driver's License or government issued photo ID with you when you come to Carlisle to visit the campus for any reason. We cannot allow visitors past the front office who have not had their ID checked through our RAPTOR screening system and been printed a visitor's sticker. You will be asked to do this every time you come Carlisle; whether you are here once a day or once a semester. Please help us to keep our children safe by always remembering your ID when you come to campus. You will be asked to go get it and return if you come to the school without it.

This is true for volunteering, lunch visits, attending Good Morning Carlisle on Fridays ~ anytime you are going past the front office. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Carpool Reminders

Thanks to all of you who are getting your kids to school on time and modeling the importance of being at school, ready to learn at 7:45 (or earlier) each morning! Carlisle students are ready to go each day and excited about learning!

Please remember that safety comes first no matter how you are traveling to school. Please use the crosswalk when crossing the street and drive safely in carpool. Children should always exit on the right side of the car when coming through carpool. Children should not exit cars in the middle of the driveway or in the street. Safety Patrol members are stationed along the front sidewalk to assist your children until the 7:45 bell rings. Adults should not get out of the car for any reason while in the driveway. Please have your children ready to get out of the car as soon as the car stops in the carpool lane.

Thanks you for your cooperation with each of these carpool safety rules and thank you for modeling respect for our rules and for one another when bringing your children to school each day!

Fast Pass- There are TWO!

There were TWO lucky Fast Pass winners at last year's carnival auction. These cars are allowed to come to the very front of the carpool ines both in the morning and the afternoon everyday for the entire 2018-19 school year. Please be courteous in carpool always, but especially with our Fast Pass holders and remember that they have paid a high price for the privilege of being able to skip the lines.

Free and Reduced Lunch for 2018-19

The Federal Meal Program is here to assist families in need. A student’s eligibility (meal benefits) from the 2017-2018 school year will rollover only for the first 30 operational days of the 2018-2019 school year. Please apply as soon as possible in order for your child to receive meal benefits for the entire 2018-2019 school year. Click on the tab below to access the information you need to apply for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program.

PACE- Plano Academic and Creative Education

Dear Parents,

This is a reminder about testing for Plano’s gifted program, PACE.

The deadline for PACE referrals is on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

If you would like your child assessed for PACE, please complete the online form here:

Under the “Referral Process” section, click on Elementary Form. If you have any additional questions, or would like a paper copyof the form, feel free to contact me.


Joyce Lin

PACE teacher

Carlisle Elementary


Notes from the Nurse

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month!

Below are some tips for keeping eyes healthy!

Healthy Vision Tips:

  • Eat different fruits and veggies
  • Exercise can prevent vision problems in the future
  • If your vision changes or you are having trouble seeing things at home or school – tell a parent, the school nurse, or your teacher
  • If you have glasses – wear them – believe me, you look super cool!
  • Wash your hands before touching your face
  • Use protective eyewear to prevent injuries when you’re participating in sports, helping mow the lawn, or performing a fun experiment in class
  • Wear sunglasses – chose sunglasses that protect from UVA and UVB radiation and do not look directly at the sun
  • Take a break from screens, remember the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, look 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
  • Say no to smoking – it can cause serious vision problems
  • Talk about eye health with your family and get to know if anyone in your family has vision/eye problems

First Aid Tips for Eye Care

  • If you get dust or sand in your eyes – do not rub them! Wash them out with water
  • If an object hits you in the eye – put a cold compress on your eye for 15 minutes to help relieve swelling and pain. If pain/swelling continues, ask an adult to take you to see the doctor.
  • If any chemical gets in your eye – wash your eye with water for at least 10 minutes and ask an adult to take you to the doctor immediately
  • If an object (like a pencil) gets stuck in your eye – it is very serious! Do not pull it out. Have an adult put a loose bandage on your eye and do not put pressure on the object. Have an adult take you to the doctor immediately!

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Counselor's Corner

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A Message from Your PTA

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A Fond Farewell to Mr. Llamas!

On Tuesday afternoon, we celebrated Mr. Llamas and thanked him for his many years of service to the students and community of Carlisle Elementary and Plano ISD.

You will be missed, Mr. Llamas. We love you!