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The Week Ending 10/31/14

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Low Cost Internet Available

The deadline for the Free and Reduced Lunch application has been extended until Wednesday, November 5th.  Title I money is the largest single federal funding source for education. This supplemental funding aims to meet the needs of at risk and low-income students. It can be used for hiring teachers, providing tutoring, increasing parental involvement, professional development and purchasing materials and supplies.

Students are considered low-income if they qualify for a Free or Reduced Lunch.  Although Polaris Charter School does not offer a school lunch program, we still need parents to submit a Free and Reduced Lunch application in order to receive this funding.

In addition, those families who qualify for the Free and Reduced School Lunch Program are eligible for low-cost Internet access from Comcast. This includes:

  • Fast home Internet for just $9.95 a month + tax
  • No price increases, no activation fees, or equipment rental fee
  • A computer available at initial enrollment for just $149.99 + tax
  • Access to free Internet training – online, in print and in classroom
  • For more information go to: http://www.internetessentialspartner.com/

Please review the application here and complete it if your family meets the income guidelines. Place your completed application in a sealed envelope and address it to Jennifer Murdock-Smith. Your information will be kept CONFIDENTIAL. The deadline has been extended to November 3rd.

Thank you!

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Halloween/Fall Dress Up

Polaris staff and students celebrated Halloween/Fall Dress Up on Wednesday, October 29th. We all had a fabulous time.  We especially appreciated all of the creative, healthy snacks that parents sent in.  While the students were very excited, they were also very well-behaved.  A special thank you to the parent volunteers who helped make the day such a success.

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Announcements

  • YOU’RE INVITED!!

    Come see your friends perform THIS WEEKEND in the Polaris Fall Show Choir Performance!
    Where: Bedford Old Town Hall,10 Meetinghouse Rd, Bedford NH 03110
    When: November 1st 2014 7:00pm

  • We are looking for donations of color paper, white boards and dry erase markers for children to use during indoor recess
  • Upcoming event that you might be interested in:What: NH TechFest
    When: Saturday 11.01.2014 9AM-3PM
    Where: Nahsua North High School (10 Chuck Druding Drive Nashua, NH 03063)
    Admission is free
    http://www.nhtechfest.org/index.php/activities/exhibits

 

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Core Value – Friendship

On Tuesday we reviewed Superflex© Takes on Rock Brain and the Team of Unthinkables…A New Beginning© by Stephanie Madrigal. I was very pleased with how well students remembered about the Team of Unthinkables©.  We will be doing more activities to develop strategies for overcoming “Rock Brain” and soon we will take on “Glass Man!”

We also watched a video about friendship soup.  Ask your child if they remember the ingredients.

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Mrs. Post’s Class Share Day

Mrs. Post’s class performed several skits where students acted out scenarios where they demonstrated what being a good friend looks like:

 

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What Comes Next?

Many parents have asked us about options for their child when it is time to move on from Polaris.  Mrs. Putnam has compiled a list of possible options following 5th or 6th grade.  You can click here to view it.

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Star Students

Our “friendly” Star Students from last week were recognized on Monday for their acts of friendship. Way to go Allie, Emmy, Izzy, Liam, Manny, Serena and Torrey!

 

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STEM in Mrs. Rainey’s Class

We have been learning a lot about matter over the last few weeks. This week students conducted a lab about Measuring Matter! Students worked in groups to practice measuring with graduated cylinders and drawing conclusions about their data.

On Wednesday, students were given 50 marshmallows and 50 tooth picks and were given the challenge of creating the tallest structure. Everyone did a great job!

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Chinese Language Paradise

Dear Parents,

Guess what we learned this week?  Yes, Halloween words in Chinese! The kids had fun learning how to say them.  Some think they are funny sounding. We also played some activities in reviewing numbers from 1 to 10. The kids loved the games! Please ask them how to say candies, ghosts, pumpkins and so on when going out to Trick or Treat.

Thank you!

Ms. Wong

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PEF News

Enrichment Pick-Ups

Please be sure to communicate with the enrichment chaperone and sign your child out when you pick up from an enrichment program.

THANKSGIVING SCRIP ORDERS

Check backpacks for a for a Scrip flyer over the next couple of days. We’re putting in our big pre-holiday order. Get a head start on your holiday shopping! You can use cards as gifts, or use them as money to shop on Black Friday/Cyber Monday.

You can order via the enclosed order form, or you can order online at shopwithscrip.com. Now’s a great time to sign up for the PrestoPay program to make Scrip shopping easy and instant! Contact Daniela De Los Reyes (danielareyes@comcast.net) for more information.

Orders are due November 14th, and cards will be delivered before Thanksgiving!

Enrichment Sign-Ups

Pottery Painting with Time to Clay has expanded to 2 rooms on Nov. 19th, so we can accommodate 7 more students. We will reopen this registration Sat., Nov. 1st at noon. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16lLRjNnwyj8Xe0XmZpZb3LweM6JkEu3HvTjGobpVEAI/closedform

McIntyre Ski & Snowboard Registration link:

https://www.mcintyreskiarea.com/snowsports/registration

Program begins Jan. 7. Info Session & rental fittings coming soon!

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Nov 5 – Thanksgiving Pot Luck at 5 PM, at Polaris.

Friday, November 21 – Monthly PEF meeting, 7 PM at Polaris.

Saturday, Nov 22 – Community Service Project with Shire Sharing, 10:30 AM at Polaris.

The Week Ending 10/24/14

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Student Intern

Polaris is very fortunate to have a student from Making Community Connections (MC2) working in Ms. Haynes class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Keisha is in Phase II of her program and her goal is to eventually become a Grade 4 teacher. She has jumped right in with the students and is working on creating a lesson to share with our Intermediate classes. We are delighted to partner with MC2 and hope do more of this in the future!

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An Opportunity For Polaris Families

Title I money is the largest single federal funding source for education. This supplemental funding aims to meet the needs of at risk and low-income students. It can be used for hiring teachers, providing tutoring, increasing parental involvement, professional development and purchasing materials and supplies.

Students are considered low-income if they qualify for a Free or Reduced Lunch.  Although Polaris Charter School does not offer a school lunch program, we still need parents to submit a Free and Reduced Lunch application in order to receive this funding.

In addition, those families who qualify for the Free and Reduced School Lunch Program are eligible for low-cost Internet access from Comcast. This includes:

  • Fast home Internet for just $9.95 a month + tax
  • No price increases, no activation fees, or equipment rental fee
  • A computer available at initial enrollment for just $149.99 + tax
  • Access to free Internet training – online, in print and in classroom
  • For more information go to: http://www.internetessentialspartner.com/

Please review the application here and complete it if your family meets the income guidelines. Place your completed application in a sealed envelope and address it to Jennifer Murdock-Smith. Your information will be kept CONFIDENTIAL. It needs to be returned by October 30th.

Thank you!

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Halloween/Fall Dress Up

The Polaris staff has decided that the school will celebrate Halloween/Fall Dress Up on Wednesday, October 29th. Students are welcome to wear costumes to school on this day with a few exceptions: NO FACE MAKEUP, NO FAKE BLOOD, NO WEAPONS, NO SCARY MASKS.  If you do not want your child to participate that is perfectly fine.  Other options to consider might be to allow your child to dress up as their favorite book character or wear comfy pj’s to school.

Please keep in mind that the school is encouraging healthy snacks for our classroom celebrations; however, if you are going to send in a Halloween themed “treat” please NO FOOD COLORING and NO CANDY.  Also keep in mind that we do have children with a gluten allergy so please take that into consideration.

Core Value – Friendship

We had a lot more great discussions about friendship. On Tuesday, we watched the Pixar short film For the Birds. In the film, a group of small blue birds are sitting on a wire. Then a large, awkward looking bird attempts to join them. The small birds respond by making fun of his looks and move away from him. Eventually the large bird moves into the middle of all of them. Its weight causes the wire to sag almost to the ground and all the small birds slide down toward it. As the large bird keeps trying to make friends, the small ones try to push it off the wire and it loses its balance and hangs upside down by its feet. The two small birds nearest the center start pecking at its toes, encouraged by the rest. Eventually the large bird’s toe slides off, the wire snaps upward and flings all the small birds out of sight. They eventually fall to the ground missing all of their feathers. The film illustrates that we should not bully someone based on their looks – it hurts us in the end. Along the same line, on Wednesday I showed the kids a kiwi and asked them to describe it. It was “brown,” “hairy,” – generally not very nice looking on the outside.  However when it was sliced open, inside was a fruit that was a beautiful green. We discussed the expression “don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” It is what is on the inside that counts and we need to take the time to discover the beauty inside others.  On Thursday, we listened to the song “You’ve Got a Friend” by James Taylor. We played really close attention to the lyrics!

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This week, Ms. Murdock-Smith visited all of the classrooms and read the book Superflex© Takes on Rock Brain and the Team of Unthinkables…A New Beginning© by Stephanie Madrigal. It is part of a curriculum and emphasizes “Social Thinking©” or thinking about others.  Ask your child about the Team of Unthinkables©.  See if they recognizes times when they take over their brains and how flexible thinking can help them manage our actions!

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Ms. Haynes’s Share Day

Amana and Maverick shared their I Am project at morning gathering on Friday. Words that described themselves were written in a large letter “I.”  Some of these were: friendly, adventurous, lover of Chinese, creative, generous and mindful.

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Sirus and Maverick also explained how their class has also been learning about the process of publishing a book. They have spent the last two months completing research to get as much information as they can because their end goal is to publish some of their own work! The class is going to create one book together that they are going to publish through Scholastic Treasures, and then they will each individually try to get some of their work published either online or through other publishing programs. Wish them good luck!

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Ms. Haynes class also shared a song that Ethan wrote this this week.  It went like this:

N-E-W-T-O-N-I-A-N spells newtonian, newtonian
Thats the only normal type of liquid, liquid
Man who made it must have been really gifted, gifted
N-E-W-T-O-N-I-A-N you see
Its a liquid in the sink
Guaranteed to make you think
Its a newtonian fluid!

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Star Students

Our Star Students were recognized on Monday for their acts of friendship.  Congratulations to: Cole, Crosby, Dory, Mayla, Noah, Sirus, Skylar, Toby and Wren.

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Chinese Language Paradise

This week, we are reviewing numbers from one to five and learned six to ten. We are also learning how to write numbers from one to five in Chinese characters stroke by stroke in their right orders. The kids had a lot of fun writing them.  Please ask them to show you their work.  Thank you!

PEF News

Thanks to all who made the North Star Dance a success! Polaris students and their special adults danced, did crafts, ate, and enjoyed the party atmosphere. Special thanks to organizer Jayme Putnam, DJ Nancy Dumais, and photographer Bob Falco.

Upcoming Events:

PEF meetings are scheduled for Friday, November 21 and Thursday, December 18th at 7 PM at the school.

Annual Thanksgiving Potluck – Saturday, November 15, 5 PM at the school.

Giving 360 – Saturday, November 22, 10:30 AM to 1 PM. Details to come.

Enrichment:

Registration opens Saturday, October 25 for Homemade Cosmetics. Here’s the registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UbOjEXkeDGUrHkXpwebYZjdy0FpeuENPGONjdvxgxfA/closedform. Financial assistance is available and confidential; contact Thuy Mancebo (thuymancebo@gmail.com) for details. Check out the Enrichment Brochure (http://polariseducationalfoundation.org/enrichment/) for other upcoming activities.

Pizza Fridays:

Monthly ordering will begin in November! Weekly orders will still be accepted every Thursday. Monthly orders will only be accepted on the FIRST Thursday of each month. The order form is here.

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The Week Ending 10/17/14

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Welcome Back/Thank You 

This week Mrs. Fesh returned to Polaris following her maternity leave.  Her students were very excited to meet her and the transition has gone very smoothly!  We appreciate all the wonderful work that Ms. Brown did while subbing and we are happy that she is going to be here for a while longer as our Art teacher.

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Reminders

  • If you shop on Amazon and use smile.amazon, you can declare Polaris or PEF as the organization to donate to.

  • Please do not park on Coolidge or Cartier St. and walk into the school to pick up your child during dismissal.

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    A Request From the School Library

We have more books than we can shelve, so we don’t need big donations right now. BUT we have some great series that are incomplete. The missing books are listed in a spreadsheet. If anyone has copies of these books in good condition that you’re willing to donate to the school, please add your name to the spreadsheet in the donation column. We only need one copy of each because there’s no room for more. Thanks!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1g7RXRi1jrq0TIza3V3Fxu-wHUJaZ4S2zfUQ9A4o2zfM/edit?usp=sharing

Core Value – Friendship

This week we talked about empathy and the important role it has in being a good friend.  The children learned that empathy is the ability to stand in someone else’s shoes, or see things from another’s point of view.

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Ms. Gilbert’s Share Day

Students in Ms. Gilbert’s class shared that their class has been working on a “Positive Thoughts” wall hanging for our classroom. As a class, we generated a list of words that remind us of happy or good thoughts (imagine, dream, create, etc). Each student picked a word from our list that felt special to them and then displayed it on a 10″X12″ poster decal. We combined the poster decals to form a class wall hanging that is located next to our “writing center”. The purpose of the wall hanging is to inspire those working at the center to reach for their true potential and to always do their best work.

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Star Students

Our Star Students who showed what great friends they were last week were: Alex, Alyssa, Joey, Lucas, Mayla, Molly and Sarah.  Nice job!

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 Art Class News

This week in art students continued expanding on Cubist techniques that Pablo Picasso was known for. Students were given small wooden geometric shapes like a hexagon and triangle and made original designs by combining the different shapes together, tracing them with pencil and creating a unique result. The tracing took a lot of persistence and manual dexterity, but the students were very focused on the lesson and produced some amazing artwork!

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PEF News

This Weekend!

Remember the North Star Dance is October 18th at 6:00 PM, at the school. Even if you have not RSVP’d, you can still come.

Next Weekend!

A belated back to school pot-luck bbq/bonfire/games is on the calendar for October 25th at the Dumais home. 3-8 PM. Would love to see you there; RSVP to Nancy at ro1guat2@gmail.com Sign up for food here: http://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/qmdaj

Also, it gets dark early now, so have the kids bring a labeled flashlight for a good game of flash light tag at the party.

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Thanksgiving Potluck: We will be having a Thanksgiving Pot Luck on Saturday, November 15th at 5:00 PM.

GIVING 360

 We invite Polaris families to experience the entire cycle of giving as we help Shire Share (an organization that delivers over 1300 Thanksgiving meals to those in need at Thanksgiving). The school will host a food drive, and will have opportunities to bag meals on November 15th from 10 AM to 12:30 PM.  We also will need volunteers to copy and hand write a Thanksgiving message to put in our donated items bags.

Details and sign ups for GIVING 360 will be available next week.

Enrichment

Registration opens Saturday, October 17th at noon for a one-day Pottery Painting enrichment. Follow this link to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16lLRjNnwyj8Xe0XmZpZb3LweM6JkEu3HvTjGobpVEAI/closedformHere is a link to the flyer.

Shoebox Recycling is back! We collect gently used shoes and send them to a company that distributes them to micro businesses in the third world.  We get a donation for every pound of shoes, your shoes get a new life and stay out of landfills, and small business get valuable inventory.  It’s win/win/win!

The collection box is at the bottom of the front stairs on the Coolidge St. side of the building. Send in your gently used, re-usable shoes.  Most shoes are acceptable (adult and child) with the exception of Heavy winter boots, skates, flip flops, and slippers. Click here for a flyer that shows what is and isn’t acceptable. Go to shoeboxrecycling.com for more info.

The Week Ending 10/03/14

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Volunteers 

Please remember that we rely on your help to keep our school running smoothly.  We ask that each family give 10 hours of time.  It does not need to be during the school day. There are things that can be done from home.  Please contact Michelle Mathieu for more information.

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Announcements

  • There is no school on Monday
  • School Pictures: Proofs from picture day were sent home today. Please send your order, with payment, by next Friday, October 17. Check in with Sarah Shor (sarah@shorewald.com) if you have any questions.

  • Fun Opportunity: New England Reptile Expo 

    Next Show: Sunday, October 12 10:00 am-4:00 pm

    Radisson Hotel
    Expo Center
    700 Elm Street
    Manchester, NH 03101

     

    A Request From the School Library

We have more books than we can shelve, so we don’t need big donations right now. BUT we have some great series that are incomplete. The missing books are listed in a spreadsheet. If anyone has copies of these books in good condition that you’re willing to donate to the school, please add your name to the spreadsheet in the donation column. We only need one copy of each because there’s no room for more. Thanks!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1g7RXRi1jrq0TIza3V3Fxu-wHUJaZ4S2zfUQ9A4o2zfM/edit?usp=sharing

Core Value – Friendship

Look at the picture below.  What do you see – the young lady or the old lady?  Which did you see first?  On Tuesday we talked about how we each have a different way of looking at things.  Just because we see different things does not mean that one is right or wrong. It is OK for friends to have different points of view.

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On Wednesday, we played a music video of the song Count on Me by Bruno Mars.  It is a wonderful friendship song and it had the kids singing along.  You can play it here.

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On Thursday we talked about how words can hurt. To illustrate, I read some statements that I have heard said by students over the past couple of weeks. “I asked to play with them but they said no,” “a group of kids formed an alliance but I wasn’t asked to join” were two examples.  Each time I read a statement, I ripped off a piece of a construction paper heart until it was in pieces on the floor. Words cause damage and hurt another (and it breaks my heart when I see a student sad).

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Mrs. Dudley’s Class Shares

Students in Mrs. Dudley’s class shared what they have been working on at Morning Gathering.  Some shared their name story, others read an acrostic poem they wrote using their name while others read a story that they wrote.

Star Students

Our Star Students were announced on Monday.  Congratulations to Ava, Ayla, Gus, Julia, Lolo, Sophia and Wren for showing what great friends they are!

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 Art Class News

Pablo Picasso is the featured artist of the month for October. This week students were introduced to Cubism.

In Cubism, objects are broken up and reassembled in an abstracted form using many geometric shapes. Students made “Picasso Pumpkins” where they created not only the classic Jack o’ Lantern image, but also a distorted Jack o lantern using Cubist technique. It was quite an interesting pumpkin patch we created!

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Mandarin Chinese Corner

Dear Parents,

We are learning numbers from 1 to 10 and focused on 1 to 5 this week.  Besides learning the numbers verbally, we also played a few memory games to reinforce learning.  Your students were great in those games and enjoyed them very much.

Please send in two folders with pockets inside to Chinese class if you have not had a chance to do so.

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Wong

 Comfy Reading Day

Last week, Miss Haynes’ class earned a comfy reading day by earning points when they were polite listeners. Students wore their pj’s, brought in stuffed animals, blankets, and pillows, built forts, and spent some quality time reading!

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PEF News

Coming Events:

Monthly PEF meeting: Thursday, October 16 at 7 PM.

Polaris North Star Dance – Saturday, October 18th at 6:00 PM. Please take the time to RSVP via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/708301059261915/) or to Jayme (jayme25@aol.com).

We are in need of some volunteers for  the dance. Volunteer opportunities include refreshments, parent and child decorating, and someone with a sound system who is willing to play music. Please sign up via the volunteer sign up sheet:  http://vols.pt/P1DePY

Save the date: The Annual Polaris Thanksgiving Pot Luck will be at 5 PM on Saturday, November 14, 2014. If anyone has any fun ideas to keep kids engaged before and after the meal we would love your input. Please e-mail Jayme Putnam at jayme25@aol.com. We are also working on setting up a food drive and the opportunity for families to engage in community service during that weekend with Shire Share. Shire Share will deliver approximately 1,300 Thanksgiving meals this year to those in need. 

Music Lessons Update:

 Manchester Community Music School may be able to offer lessons for these instruments at the following times:

1. Trumpet (for Intermediate students) Thursdays at 3:00

2. Clarinet Wednesdays at 4:00

3. Piano (for up to 5 children) at MCMS piano lab   www.mcmusicschool.org  (Parents would have to transport their own children to the music school for piano.)

If you are interested in one of these possibilities, please e-mail ariellemargot@gmail.com.

Enrichment Links:

Registration goes live at 12:00 NOON on Sat., Oct. 11th for the following program:

Intermediate Destination Imagination (DI):

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cNdfHVBidUnL2IL3Maj2YWkxvP8mOA0H8XJrRF-faDo/edit#

Registration is still available for Primary DI Try-It day (Tuesday, November 4; there is no cost for this one-day session):

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IWBLh5IiRoZgfKN7A4XmmHioGfvP8dGl77VBitfWTLM/viewform?usp=send_form

Thuy Mancebo will be processing your registrations and tuition payments. After you register online and have received a confirmation e-mail, please remember to send in payment with your child. Please mark the envelopes with “PEF Enrichment” and place them in your child’s Communication Folder so it will go to the office. Thank you.

Financial Assistance is available and confidential; contact Thuy Mancebo at thuymancebo@gmail.com. PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE EVEN IF YOU ARE REQUESTING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. YOU DO NOT NEED TO WAIT FOR APPROVAL. WE CAN ALWAYS WORK OUT SOMETHING REASONABLE!\

Please remember: Students who wish to participate in Enrichment Programs must complete and return a signed Student Behavior Contract for PEF Enrichment Activities. This can be found on page 15 of the Enrichment Brochure. If you misplaced your brochure, it is now available via the Enrichment page on the PEF website: http://polariseducationalfoundation.org/enrichment/

The Week Ending 10/03/14

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Please Help! 

We need snacks! A day does not go by where a child is missing a lunch or snack or just needs something a little extra.  We would appreciate donations of items such as pretzels, popcorn, crackers, dried fruit/fruit cups, granola or cereal bars.

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Core Value – Friendship

This week we transitioned from our Core Value of Community to Friendship.  On Tuesday we discussed our handprint rainbow.  Students recognized that it symbolized that they are a part of their own classroom community as well as the Polaris school community. On Wednesday, students brainstormed “what is a friend?” We had fun listening to the song You’ve Got a Friend in Me from the movie Toy Story on Thursday.  Some of the kids even knew the words and sang along!  You can play it here.

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Miss Browns’s Class Shines Bright

Students in Miss Brown’s class learned the song Lean on Me in recognition of our Core Value of Friendship.  Students were also taught some sign language which they used while performing the song.

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Star Students

Our Star Students were announced on Monday.  Congratulations to Bindhi, Ethan D., Ethan F., Gaby, Joseph, Lexi, Maverick, Nikosia and Yoni!

 

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 Art Class News

Vincent Van Gogh painted hundreds of self-portraits. Often he expressed his feelings through them. This week students made their own self-portraits using pencil, chalk or oil pastel sticks as their mediums.

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Mandarin Chinese Corner

Dear Parents,

This week we finished up our intermediate family theme.  Please encourage your child/children to practice those words at home with you when they can.  For example, instead of calling you Dad or Mom, have them call you in Mandarin Chinese.

We also used the family photos you sent in to do a project and they will be displayed throughout the classroom for a while.

Please have each of your kids bring in two new folders with pockets inside to Chinese Class next week.

Thank you!

Ms. Wong

 DNA Experiment

This week, students in Mrs. Post’s class extracted their own DNA from their spit by adding pineapple juice, rubbing alcohol, and soap.  The students we able to wrap the DNA around a stick and pull it out of the solution to examine it.  Then the kids made models of the twisted double helix using twizzlers and gumdrops.

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PEF News

Pizza Fridays:

We are still only doing weekly orders. If you have sent a check for a monthly order, your child is being provided with pizza, but we are not able to set up monthly ordering at this time.

A request: When you send payments for PEF-provided programs, please keep them separate from field trip payments and other payments to the school. Checks for pizza should be made payable to the PEF. Please do not put other items in your pizza payment envelopes. Thank you!

Upcoming events:

TONIGHT, October 3, Manchester Community Music School is holding a Suzuki Open House from 5:30 to 7 PM. Suzuki is a method of teaching instruments to children. If you are interested, details are available at the MCMS website: www.mcmusicschool.org . Location: Manchester Community Music School 2291 Elm Street Manchester.

PEF meetings have been changed to accommodate the schedules of committee members. For the remainder of the school year, the PEF will meet during the third week of the month, alternating between Thursday and Friday.

Thursday, October 17, 7 PM

Friday, November 21, 7PM

Thursday, December 18, 7PM

Friday, January 16, 7 PM

Thursday, February 19, 7 PM

Friday, March 20, 7 PM

Thursday, April 16, 7 PM

Friday, May 15, 7 PM

June meeting TBA

Saturday, October 18th, 6 PM: North Star Dance! Paper invitation and information will be sent home on Monday, so check your child’s backpack!

Enrichment Sign-Ups:

Sign-ups will be available TOMORROW, Saturday, October 4 at 12:00 NOON for the following programs:

Winter Show Choir begins Mon., Nov. 3rd: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dvv0Q1rY1BCLJLprpnA4PLxZVn1q6bkMtinzBX0RaMw/edit

The song selection for the Winter Show Choir performance will include: Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah, Oh Christmas Tree, and We Need a Little Christmas

Primary DI Try-It Day is Tues., Nov. 4th:
There is no cost for the Try-It Day, but you must register!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IWBLh5IiRoZgfKN7A4XmmHioGfvP8dGl77VBitfWTLM/edit

Mr. Burtram’s Primary Robotics begins Fri., Nov. 7th:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1r9iLlU6DjL–TaJFqIUfE-TCIUWnXvFWoo6O4VuOz6U/edit

Mrs. Pierson’s Primary Robotics will not be offered at this time.  She is very sorry to cause any disappointment, but she needs to find arrangements for her younger son while volunteering and feels uncomfortable committing to a new program at this time.  Thank you for understanding.

Corrected Registration Link for:
Kids Yoga:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17fJ1qvIrmMrwM-UQHIkP-uWyRpVqn-eXWmXxveGATnk/edit

You can still join the Intermediate Try-It Day on Oct. 7th:
There is no cost for the Try-It Day, but you must register!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eVn6B7Td_I1a6ihheuii7C1yxy4JUsShH2_Dq25zQ_A/edit#

Thuy Mancebo will be processing your registrations and tuition payments.  After you register online and have received a confirmation e-mail, please remember to send in payment with your child.  Please mark the envelopes with “PEF Enrichment” and place them in your child’s Communication Folder so it will go to the office.  Thank you.

Financial Assistance requests should be directed to Thuy Mancebo at thuymancebo@gmail.com. PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE EVEN IF YOU ARE REQUESTING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. YOU DO NOT NEED TO WAIT FOR APPROVAL. WE CAN ALWAYS WORK OUT SOMETHING REASONABLE!

Please remember: Students who wish to participate in Enrichment Programs must complete and return a signed Student Behavior Contract for PEF Enrichment Activities.  This can be found on page 15 of the Enrichment Brochure.  If you misplaced your brochure, it is available via the Enrichment page on the PEF website:  http://polariseducationalfoundation.org/enrichment/. Thanks!

Brianna Sargent Merrill