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Week Ending 4/18/14

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Polaris Pride

photo 3We are going to show our school spirit next week!

The schedule is:

  • Monday:   Crazy hair or hat day
  • Tuesday:   80’s day 
  • Wednesday:   Wear school colors day – blue and/or orange OR your Polaris spirit wear 
  • Thursday: Backwards day
  • Friday:  Pajama day

Let’s show our Polaris Pride!!

Trustworthiness

photo 2On Monday we did a demonstration with a bowl of water, a quarter and some pennies.  The quarter represented a lie and the pennies represented other lies that people tell to try to cover up their original lie. Students took turns dropping the pennies into the water to try to cover the quarter. While the pennies partially covered the quarter,  you can still see the “lie.” We then discussed that Abraham Lincoln is featured on the penny.  Our 16th president is often referred to at “Honest Abe” due to his many acts of integrity. On Tuesday,we listened to the story of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” This Aesop fable told the tale of a shepherd boy who repeatedly amused himself by tricking the townspeople into thinking that a wolf was attacking his sheep. The day came when a wolf really did attack the flock but no one came to help.  The moral of the story is that no one believes a liar, even when they are telling the truth. On Wednesday, students shared examples of ways they have shown that they are trustworthy.  We also discussed who we can trust in our community, school and at home.  At Thursday’s morning gathering we watched a short video of tattling versus telling.   We learned that tattling is to get someone else in trouble while telling is to keep yourself or someone else safe. When we tattle on our friends, they lose trust in us.

Polaris Star Students

This week’s star students who demonstrated trustworthiness were: Allison, Amana, Dory, Fofi (not pictured), Raden and Serena.  Nice job!

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Announcements

MAKE UP HOURS

Due to school cancellations, we have some hours that we need to make up at the end of the school year.  Wednesday, May 28 will be a full day of school. Please note that Wednesday, June 11 was already scheduled as a full day of school. The last day of school will be Monday, June 16 and it will be an early release day ending at 12:50. Parent/Teacher Student conferences will be held Monday afternoon and on Tuesday, June 17th.

LOST AND FOUND

Our lost an found is overflowing with coats, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, water bottles, etc.  We encourage the children to look through the Lost and Found for their items, but we also ask that parents make time to look through and claim items that have been lost over the winter.  Thank you!

SUPPLY DONATIONS

Thank you to those who donated items during the week!  We could still use donations of the following:

  • Tissues
  • White copy paper
  • Clorox wipes
  • Kitchen trash bags (13 gallon)
  • AA or AAA batteries

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PEF News

NEW PEF BOARD MEMBERS

The PEF Annual Meeting in May is coming up fast.  We need a whole lot of new blood and help for next year. We’re looking for a new President, Vice President, Events Committee Chair, and Enrichment Committee Chair. Please contact Sarah for more information.

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!

PEF BRUNCH

Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 18th!  The PEF will be hosting a Sunday Brunch at Milly’s Tavern.  Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/290278561122164/?ref=4 for details.

ANNUAL AUCTION

Our annual auction fundraiser will have a bunch of great items in it.  It will open online on May 1st, and go for two weeks.  A few items will be held over for bidding at the Brunch event.  Go to http://polariseducationalfoundation.org/get-involved/fundraising/auction/ to see a list of current items.

CHESS WIZARDS: SUMMER CHESS CAMP The PEF is hosting a chess camp this summer at Polaris, provided by Chess Wizards.  It will be offered for two separate sessions: June 23rd – June 27th or July 14th – July 18th, with half-day or full-day options.  The children will participate in an array of games and activities throughout the day. Each child will receive a chess board, a trophy, and a Chess Wizards t-shirt.  Find out more or register at www.chesswizards.com or by phone at 866-949-4386.

Lego Camp

Summer LEGO® and Robotics Camp will be held at Polaris Char­ter School June 23rd–27th from 9:00am — 3:00pm.  The cost is $295 and early drop-off is avail­able from 7:45– 8:45am or an additional $25.

Super Hero League   Ages: 6–9 

Minecraft Robot­ics and Hov­er­crafts    Ages 9–13

Please visit their website for more information.

http://letgoyourmind.com/

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