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Week Ending 10/11/13

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NECAPs

NECAP testing has proceeded smoothly.  We will have our last math session next Tuesday from 9:15-10:45 and on Wednesday and Thursday 5th graders will take the Writing test from 10:00-11:30.  Please make every effort to have your child attend school. All tests need to be completed by October 23rd. Thank you to the parents who have volunteered to help take the children to the park after testing.  Ninety minutes is a long time to sit quietly and the kids have really needed that time to expend some energy.

Day of Unity

IMG_1239Morning Gathering on Wednesday  was a sea of orange.  Polaris students and staff came together as a community to show that we stand united against bullying. Did you know that in 88% of bullying incidents there are bystanders. In 90% of these incidences when the bystander speaks up, the bullying stops.

Polaris Star Students

Polaris Star Students

Polaris Star Students

Congratulations to Marx Burtram, Shea Champman, Mayla Dumais, Natalie Mellina, Giuliana Normandin and Allison Turcotte for being selected as this week’s star students.  They all showed what it meant to  be a helpful member of their classroom community.

Welcome Mrs. Mathieu

Michelle Mathieu

Michelle Mathieu

Michelle Mathieu is thrilled to join Polaris Charter School as Administrative Assistant.  She earned her Bachelor’s in Environmental Conservation and her Master’s in Education at the University of New Hampshire.  She began her professional life as an 8th-grade science teacher.  After a period of travel, Ms. Mathieu entered the business world as the Office Manager and Executive Assistant in a fast paced sales office.  While stepping outside the professional world to raise her children, Ms. Mathieu ran her own business teaching music and creative movement classes to young children throughout south-central NH.  Now, she is excited to weave this varied background together to benefit the entire Polaris community.  Outside work, Ms. Mathieu loves to spend time “hanging out” with her husband and two daughters, Julianna and Sarah.

Playground Fence

2013-10-09_10-57-24_578We have been told that the fence company will be here “early next week” to make the needed repairs.  We will keep you updated as we learn more.

Donation

Teachers are hoping to purchase educational apps for their classroom iPads.  Please consider donating an iTunes gift card!

Reminders

  • No school on Monday in observation of Columbus Day
  • Pizza orders are due on Thursday by noon
  • School Pictures are on Friday, October 18th.  There will not be retakes.

PEF News

Game / Movie Night

Please come join us for games and a movie next Saturday, October 19th.  From 4:00 – 6:00 will be game night, pizza will be available at 6:00 and we’ll be showing the Lorax starting at 6:30.
Gamewright games has sent us a ton of games for your families to come and play.  We’re going to need some volunteers to become “Game Gurus,” Folks who can learn the games ahead of time and help players figure them out at the event.  We’ll also have some games for sale, and the teachers will have wish lists of games they’d like for their classrooms.
The playing and the movie are free, pizza and other food will be available in exchange for donations.

Gift Bazaar:

IMG_2783The 2nd Annual North Star Gift Bazaar was very successful!  Thank you to all the vendors and all the attendees who came and helped us raise money to help support our school.
The raffles were won by parents Paul DeGregorio and  Kim Hebert, grandparent Ann Misenheimer, and one of our vendors.

Dine Out Night:

Our first Dine Out night will be at Pizza Hut on South Willow St., on Tuesday October 29th.  Stay tuned for more information.

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Giving Tuesday

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