The Carlisle Elementary Howler
December 8, 2016 |
In This Issue
Calendar of Events
Upcoming Events are available on the Carlisle PTA website.

Watch D.O.G.S.


Environmental Impact - Oil in Drains
Before your holiday feast hits the table, it could hit your pipes. Fats, oils and grease (FOG) from meats, butter, food scraps, sauces, dressings, dairy products and cooling oils can cause havoc on your home. This gunk can collect in your sewer pipes and lead to expensive plumbing bills. Not to mention the damage a clog can cause when raw sewage backs up into your home, lawn, neighborhood and streets. If the sewage flows into a stream, it could even impact our drinking water.

Defend your drains and protect your pipes with these simple strategies:
  • Trash - Soak up small amounts of grease with a paper towel and throw the towel in the trash. Wipe pans clean with paper towels to remove grease such as bacon drippings before scrubbing them clean.
  • Store - Pour cooled fats and grease into a container to harden. Trash the container when it is full. FREE grease can lids and fat trapper bags are available while supplies last. Get yours at the City of Plano's Parkway Service Center at 4200 W. Plano Parkway.
  • Recycle - Place used, cooled fry oil or cooking oil in a rigid plastic container and secure with a screw-top lid. Call Environmental Waste Services at 972-769-4150 to schedule a free pickup.
Schwan's Cares for Carlisle
From November 1st - December 16th Carlisle Elementary PTA is participating in a Schwan's Cares campaign. 

Life is busy so make meal preparation easy on yourself this fall season and support Carlisle in the process.  Schwan's offers eGift Cards which make excellent gifts for the holidays.  Who wouldn't want the gift of convenience delivered right to their door!  There are so many selections to choose from with breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert in mind. 

Please encourage friends and family to participate as well, we need outreach from everyone in order to make this fundraiser a success. The Carlisle PTA receives $10 for every $25 egift card purchased.
Click here to shop : Schwan's Cares

Yearbook Cover Contest
The 2016-2017 yearbook cover contest winners are:

Front Cover- Traditional free hand winner is Meadow Peterson.
Back Cover- Computer Graphic art winner is Rohan Basu.

Thank you to all of the participants!  We had  a lot of terrific entries and appreciate all of your efforts.  Be sure to look for your art work inside the yearbook this year!  You can still order your yearbook at  
Coyote Club - Carlisle Mentor Program


Adults - Volunteer At Carlisle
There are a variety of ways that you can get involved! 
Whether you can come in once a month, once a week or once in a while, volunteering makes Carlisle better, for you and your children. We are in need of volunteers for the following... 
  • Multicultural Night  
  • Classroom Readers
  • Book Fair 
  • Homeroom Parents 
  • Classroom Volunteers 
  • Library 
  • Classroom Parties
  • Workroom 
  • Hospitality 
  • Watch D.O.G.S. 
  • Field Day 
  • And much more!!!

Please visit to sign up.

Log in to the site, then Click My Account & Orders on the left menu. Click Volunteer Opportunities 2016-17. Select all opportunities in which you are interested.  Volunteers who wish to receive emails from PTA regarding volunteering at class parties should complete this form online.


Remember all volunteers must complete the Volunteer Online Application form each school year in order to be cleared for volunteer duties.

PISD Volunteer Application

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kara Lindsley at
Carlisle Elementary | 6525 Old Orchard Drive
Plano, TX 75023
Contact Bethany Carlisle Morris
at with questions or comments