February’s Core Value is respect. On Monday, we introduced the word respect and discussed what respect means. Students had lots of good ideas about how to treat each other and their world respectfully. On Tuesday we watched and listened to the Respect Rap video. You can play it by clicking here. On Thursday, we talked about ways to show respect using our hands. The students volunteered ideas of how to do this: keep them to yourself, raise your hand, help clean up, help someone else, cover your heart when you say the Pledge of Allegiance, and a good hand shake. A student volunteered to demonstrate handshake styles with Mrs. Mathieu. We agreed that a firm shake while looking your partner in the eye was best. We then practiced our handshakes by greeting the students around us.
Enrollment for Next Year
If you have friends interested in enrolling at Polaris,the deadline for new families to enroll is February 17th, 2014. Attending an information session is mandatory and the last one is Sunday, February 2nd at 1:00pm. The enrollment form can be found at www.sycamoreeducation.com/enroll.php?schoolID=2024 (click). Instructions can be viewed here. If you are enrolling a sibling of a current student we MUST HAVE a completed paper application. It is available here.
Polaris Star Students
This week’s students that were honored for showing respect were: Chandler, Charlotte, Jeffrey, Mohammed, Sophia and Tamlyn. Nice job!
There is no school on Monday, 2/17 in observance of Presidents’ Day.
Students in Mrs. Dudley’s class worked on a couple of science projects recently. For the first, students worked together to create a ‘boat’ out of aluminum foil. They were charged with designing it so it could float and then determined if their boat could hold marbles or counters. While there some wonderfully creative designs, the students learned that the boats with the largest surface area held the most marbles. For their next project, the students used oil, water and a little food coloring to create artwork that illustrated the differences in their density and mass.
Our next Dine-Out night is Tuesday February 25th, at the Longhorn Steakhouse
Auction Start getting excited for our spring auction! The online auction will start at the beginning of May, culminating in a silent auction at our Pancake Breakfast in mid-May. Check out the items we’ve had donated already at: http://polariseducationalfoundation.org/get-involved/fundraising/auction/