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Week Ending 3/28/14

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Exciting News

Next Thursday, April 3rd, Senator Jim Rubens will be visiting Polaris at 1:00pm.  He has authored charter school legislation in the past and is interested in seeing the end result of this work.  There will be press visiting also.  At the end of this visit, he would like to sit down with some of our students to do a Q & A. We are very excited to show him the wonderful work being done at our school!

Responsibility

Screen Shot 2014-03-24 at 12.43.03 PMDid you know that March is National Nutrition month?  Our discussions at morning gathering this week centered around taking responsibility for making healthy choices.  The food pyramid that many of us grew up learning about has now been replaced with “My Plate.”  On Monday, we talked about the five food groups and named examples of items falling into each.

On Tuesday, we listed to a song about nutrition (you can play it here) and discussed nutrients. They include vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein, water and fats.

We took a little ‘quiz’ on Wednesday to review some of the things we learned. On Thursday, I just had to talk about the learning celebration the previous evening and commend the students.  They showed tremendous responsibility in both their work ethic and their behavior.  Students also shared some of the things that they had learned from another student’s projects.

 

Polaris Star Students

This week’s star students will be recognized in next week’s newsletter. Last week, Ethan was  a star student but wasn’t at school to receive his award so we recognized him on Monday.

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Reminder

There is no school on Monday, March 31st due to parent/teacher/student conferences.  These conferences are student led so please remember to bring your child with you.

PEF News

Red Sox Raffle
We are raffling off a pair of Red Sox tickets again this year.  The game is July 18th and tickets are $5 each.  The winner will be drawn at the Pancake Brunch on May 18th.  To buy tickets or for more information, go to http://polariseducationalfoundation.org/raffle/.  Please send this out to as many people as you can!
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Pizza

Monthly order forms for April are due Thursday, April 3. If you are unsure how far in advance you have paid, or have other questions about pizza Fridays, contact Brianna (briannaanddwayn@gmail.com) for more information. You can download the form here.

Learning Celebration

Our Intermediate students hosted a learning celebration on Thursday evening.  Student presentations took place in our gathering room where we were treated to wonderful poetry, stories, songs and even a dance!  Students also shared some of the ways that they have fundraised for causes such as reducing carbon monoxide in the air by planting trees and raising money for supplies for students in Chad.  The body of work displayed was incredible but what was even more inspiring was the poise and excitement that students showed when sharing their work.  After presentations, guests were invited upstairs to the classrooms to view many other additional projects, writings and multi-media presentations students had prepared.  The evening really was a joyous learning celebration.  We appreciate all of the student’s and teacher’s hard work!

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