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The Week Ending 12/12/14

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Introducing Star Child! Jayme Putnam found a company called Budsies that brings art to life.  They were able to create our little mascot from a picture.  Its so awesome!  Thank you Jayme.

Learning Celebration

The school-wide learning celebration took place on Wednesday, December 10th. As you can see from the photos, students were SO excited to show off all of their hard work. Thank you to everyone who came and showed their support. A special thank you to the students and teachers who worked so hard!

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Bake Sale – Thank You!

Thank you for letting us have a very successful bake sale here. We couldn’t have done it without your help. We made about $ 150 dollars that will be donated to the Manchester Animal Shelter. We really want to thank you for your help.


Thank you!


Hafsa, Alyssa, Charlotte, Courtney, and Joe




Funding for Bollards!

We must raise the money to purchase the bollards. Today the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance (NHLA) Civic Action Fund is launching an online fundraiser for our playground safety needs, specifically for the safety bollards! They have pledged to contribute $1,200 in matching funds.

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Please click the link below to donate to the effort here & now as your contribution (up to $1200) will be doubled!!


Please also share this link today or tomorrow on your facebook pages, twitter, etc!

You can also visit their facebook page to share the link https://www.facebook.com/NHLiberty

We are well on our way to making our play space joyful and safer for our kids and with your help  we will reach our goal!


Re-Enrollment/Admission 2015 -2016

Re-enrollment at Polaris for next school year will begin January 5th.  The deadline to complete the online re-enrollment process will be January 23rd.  Additional instructions will be emailed in December.  If you know of any new families interested in applying, they are required to attended an information session.  These will be held on:

  • December:
    • Mon 15th (6:30pm)
  • January:
    • Wed 14th (6:30pm)
    • Sat 24th (10am)
  • February:
    • Sun 1st (1pm) – Alternate Date. In case of previous cancellation.



  • We need 15-20 long-sleeve button down shirts or smocks for art class

  • Parent/Teacher Student Conferences are on Wednesday, December 17th after school and on Friday, December 19th. There will be NO SCHOOL on the 19th.  The Y will be running Wednesday afternoon but not on Friday.


  Holiday Help 

Three families need our help to have a joyful holiday experience.  Items that are still needed are:  a toaster, pots and pans, food/toiletries, diapers (size 4,5,6), Market Basket gift cards, Target gift cards, a stand up jewelry box, winter clothes, board games and an ipod shuffle. Teachers sent out information about age and sizes.  If you have any questions and would like to donate any of these items please contact Jen Murdock-Smith.  The deadline is Monday, December 15th.


Core Value – Kindness

Tuesday at Morning Gathering, we listed to a song/watched a video on being kind. You can view it here. On Wednesday, we read a poem about kindness.

Star Students

This week’s students that really exemplified kindness were:

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Gallery Walk

Mrs. Post and Mrs. Rainey’s class celebrated student’s learning by having a gallery walk. They were given the opportunity to view one another’s work and give them positive feedback and constructive criticism.

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Ms. Gilbert’s Class Share Day

Ms. Gilbert’s class brainstormed and came up with a list of random acts of kindness that people can show every day. Each student read their idea and then students acted out scenarios such as allowing someone to join in a game and picking up trash.  Nice job!

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Mandarin Chinese Paradise

Dear Parents,

Your children are in the process of learning and combining vocabulary with phrases more and more every week.  We are finishing up some of the vocabulary on colors this week and we also learned two different phrases to converse with each other on the topic of colors. Please ask your children about them. Some of them have also had fun being me – the teacher- standing up in front of the class and conversing with their classmates!  Have a great weekend.

Ms. Wong


PEF News

Nature’s Vision items should be coming home with students today, Friday, December 12th.

The PEF is still collecting shoes, so feel free to bring in gently used shoes if you or your child get new ones for the holidays. It’s a way for us to raise funds without asking anyone to spend money!

PEF meeting: Thursday, December 18th, 7 PM at the school.


Registration is ongoing for the following activites:

MC Escher (begins Jan. 7th): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17_kJaSN-Y6KD_gC8GC2jj4z1RXNVaQNkZnIsE5FgFB8/viewform

Guitar (begins Jan 8th):  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CR43mRuHqfJK_aAkVhhoagQCyP3Km4haoXsa58Ieoh4/edit#

Spring Show Choir(begins Jan 5th):  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bE1Z9PzNFOEDCcvw-MYMmG6yhuLMeFzsFmD9Yj8hNVs/edit#

I am working on finalizing the details on the new location and date for the Winter Show Choir Performance and will release those details as soon as I know them.

Violin Update:

We anticipate that the violin lessons will begin in January at the time originally planned on Thursday afternoon.

If your child wanted to participate, but you did not originally sign up, please do so here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iHCsgIL-UqOllK_S6P2FWpHkRWxptQmFMlJ9k11Xy7g/edit

Ski Program at McIntyre:

The McIntyre ski program is coming up after the Holiday Break.  The 6-Week Session begins Jan. 7th and runs from 1:30-3:30 PM on Wednesdays.  Registration is now closed.

Enjoy the weekend!

Abby Pierson

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