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Week Ending 10/18/13

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Anti-Bullying Education Continued

photoThe three intermediate classes convened to continue discussion of maintaining a positive school climate.  They talked about name calling and how it impacts others and reflected on behavior that is appropriate and inappropriate.  They also discussed tattling versus telling and how it is important to tell an adult at school if something has happened that makes a student feel bad.

NECAPs

NECAPs are over!  Several kids do have to make up a test if they were absent so if your child missed a day, please make every effort to have them at school next week.

Visits

Your children might mention seeing some new faces at school in the coming weeks.  Word about our school has spread throughout the education community.  Educators from other schools are interested in observing our practices and learning about our program.  Next Friday, two teachers from the Guilford School District will be observing in our classrooms.  In addition, our professional development for teachers continues next Thursday when Ms. Petzold and Ms. Haynes visit an award winning elementary school to observe Responsive Classroom practices.  The Responsive Classroom approach emphasizes that optimal learning will take place when children’s social/emotional as well as academic needs are met.  When positive behavior is continually taught, modeled and reinforced it promotes kind behavior and reduces discipline problems.  Ms. Petzold and Ms. Haynes will share what they learn with the rest of the staff.

Playground Fence

2013-10-17_10-59-30_901Our fence is now fixed and everyone has enjoyed being able to get outside for recess again.  We were fortunate that the weather was beautiful!

Polaris Star Students

POLARIS STAR STUDENTS

photoCongratulations to  Liam, Juju, Finn, Caeden, Talia, and Serena for being selected as this week’s star students.  They all showed what it meant to  be a helpful member of their classroom community.

Special recognition was given to Corey for his contribution to our school community.

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 game playing and the movie are free, pizza and other food will be available in exchange for donations.

Dine Out Night:

Our first Dine Out night will be at Pizza Hut on South Willow St., on Tuesday October 29th.  Click here to print out the coupon.  Be sure to show it so that the PEF gets 20% off your purchases.  Print as many coupons as you can and ask friends and family to join us!

Spirit Wear:

Order forms for Spirit Wear were sent out this week.  Show your Polaris Pride by purchasing a t-shirt, sweatshirt, pants, tote bag or hat.  These items make great gift ideas as well.  Please remember to indicate whether you are ordering child or adult sizes (or both!)  Orders are due by October 24th.

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