Carlisle Connection

Make Good Things Happen~ Thursday September 6, 2018

Connect with Us!

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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Welcome Amanda Casebere, our 2nd Grade Team Leader!

Ms. Casebere is a native Planoite and has lived here the majority of her life. She graduated in 2004 from Plano East Senior High School, and in 2009 from Stephen F. Austin State University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. This is Ms. Casebere's 9th year teaching. She has previously taught third and second grades in Keller ISD. When Ms. Casebere is not teaching, she loves to spend time with her son, reading books, and traveling.

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Upcoming Dates and Events

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.

Monday 9/24- Wednesday 9/26

  • 5th Grade Camp

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Calling all DADS

Are you proud to call yourself a Carlisle D.O.G.?


Every year our dads volunteer one day to come in and spend with our students. If you volunteer for a day, you will travel around the building and play games, read with students, help with supervision on the playground or the cafeteria, help us with carpool, check out activities happening in PE, art or music, but most of all; spend time with your child or children and see what a day is like for them at Carlisle. We need our Watch D.O.G.S. at Carlisle. Watch D.O.G.S are our heroes! We hope you'll consider joining us for a day this year.

Please come to our kick off and pizza night next week, Thursday, September 13th at 6:00pm in the Carlisle gym. Learn more about this great program and how you can get involved. Sorry moms, this one is for dads only.

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Friendly Reminders

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.

Remember your ID

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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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 copy of the form, feel free to contact me.


Joyce Lin

PACE teacher

Carlisle Elementary


Notes from the Nurse

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September is Emergency Preparedness Month

Are you ready for any emergencies that may come our way? It is important for adults, as well as children, to be prepared for emergencies. Knowing what to do and practicing what to do in case of an emergency will help keep everyone calm if an emergency does occur. You can visit Plano’s Disaster Preparedness website at for tips on being ready for any emergency that may affect our area.

The four main principles of emergency preparedness are:

  • Be Informed
  • Make a Plan
  • Build a Kit
  • Get Involved

Some of the ways you can prepare your child are:

  • Include them in conversations about emergency preparedness
  • Educate them on the four principles of emergency preparedness
  • Know the emergency plan for your child(ren)’s school
  • Practice evacuation plan and emergency procedures on a regular basis
  • Learn how you can help your child cope in case of an emergency
  • Help children memorize emergency contacts and/or have them written down in a safe place where child can access them
  • Teach children about emergency numbers and when to use them, for example 911
  • Allow your child to help prepare the family emergency kit
  • Help your child prepare their own emergency kit
  • Include a favorite toy, some board games, and favorite books in the emergency kit

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Counselor's Corner


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A Message from Your PTA

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