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The Week Ending 12/23/14

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Happy Holidays!

Show Choir

Show Choir

 

Core Value – Diversity/Acceptance

Students in Mrs. Rainey’s class completed a mini-project during the last week.  They worked in pairs to research ‘celebrations around the world’ that occur around this time of year. These included: Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Eid-al Adha and Chinese New Year. The students presented some information about each at Morning Gathering on Tuesday. Later in the day, we were able to view their projects displayed in their classroom. This was a perfect segue from our Core Value of Kindness/Caring to January’s Core Value of Diversity and Acceptance.

I would like to invite any parent, grandparent or student to visit our classrooms during January to share information about their culture, customs, special holidays or history.  Please contact Jen if you are interested.

We are of course a nation of differences. Those differences don’t make us weak. They’re the source of our strength – Jimmy Carter

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Ms. Haynes Share Day 

Students in Ms. Haynes class have been studying the 1700’s. To correspond with that, they wrote and filmed a play re-enacting the signing of the Declaration of Independence which we watched at Morning Gathering on Monday.

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Bollards

The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance (NHLA) Civic Action Fund has launched an online fundraiser for our playground safety needs, specifically for the safety bollards! They have pledged to contribute $1,200 in matching funds. About $800 has been raised so far so we still have a ways to go.

Car Accident 9-30-13

http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/make-our-play-space-safe-/272921

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

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 on the 5th.  If you know of any new families interested in applying, they are required to attended an information session.  These will be held on:

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

 

Announcements

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

  • There is no school December 24th – January 4th

Gingerbread Houses

Primary students had a great time decorating gingerbread houses on Monday.  We also had an adorable visitor – Mrs. Fesh’s son Alex! The children were as excited to meet him as they were to make their houses. Thank you to the volunteers that assisted.

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Star Students

This week’s students that showed caring and kindness were:  Ayla, Emma, Evan, Lasya, Torrey, Tazha and Tia. Nice job!

 

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PEF News

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!

ENRICHMENT NEWS:

The following enrichments will begin in January:

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#

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.

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