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Week Ending 2/21/14

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Polaris is Growing

The Board of Trustees has voted to add a 7th classroom next year. The age range of the 7th classroom will depend on the ages of re-enrolling students, new applicants, and other factors.

Lottery

Prospective families will receive their numbers for the lottery next week.  The lottery for 2014-2015 will be held on March 7th.

Polaris Star Students

Congratulations to this week’s and last week’s star students who really showed respect. The students acknowledged last week were: Ally, Bindhi, Emma, Maverick, Mikail (not pictured), and Tyler

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This week’s student’s were: Cole, Jennifer, Jesse, Liam, Madison and Maya.

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PEF News

Dine Out
Our next Dine-Out night is tomorrow, 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/ 

Lava Lamps

Mrs. Duggan conducted a science lesson in Ms. Haynes class where oil, water and a little food coloring were used to discuss molecules, density and emulsion. These “lava lamps” demonstrated that oil floats on top of the water because it is less dense or lighter than water. The food coloring has the same density as the water so it sinks through the oil and mixes with the water. Students then dropped a piece of Alka-Seltzer into their containers. The Alka-Seltzer reacted with water to release carbon dioxide, which is less dense than both oil and water. Bubbles traveled through both layers of water and oil until they reached the surface then fell back down. Thank you Mrs. Duggan!

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