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Week Ending 4/03/15

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Last Day to RSVP for the Auction!!

Please join us for our third annual auction! The items available to bid on are better than ever. Examples include hopper passes to Disney, passes to other various attractions nearby, at two night stay on Cape Cod and even classes at Mount Washington College!  The deadline to RSVP is TODAY and the event is at The Yard, on Friday April 10th, at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $25 per person and this includes dinner, a live band and social time with our awesome Polaris staff 🙂

To RSVP, or more info, email auctionRSVP@polarischarterschool.org

Or click here to pay for tickets online. (Online orders have a $1 processing fee per ticket.)

See http://polariseducationalfoundation.org/get-involved/fundraising/auction/  for a list of the exciting items we’ll have available at the auction! A BIG Thank You to all the vendors who have donated!!

 

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Registration for the summer programs  that Ms. Haynes is running is open. There are five week long sessions offered: Creative Writing/Story Telling, Computer Programming, Art, Engineering and Musical Theater.  For more information click here. Share with your friends and family as it is open to the public! To register click here.

Trustworthiness

This week we wrapped up responsibility and began discussing trustworthiness. We brainstormed what it means to be trustworthy. The ideas shared were, a person is honest and tells the truth, they do what they say they are going to do, you can count on them and they keep their friend’s secret (unless its something that would hurt them or someone else). We also examined a ‘trustworthy friend kit’ which you can view below:

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Star Students

Our star students recognized for their responsibility were: Alyssa, Corey, Crosby, Ethan, Katie, Noah and Toby. Congratulations!!

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Mrs. Dudley’s Class Share

Mrs. Dudley’s class focused on Science this week.  They used vinegar and taco sauce to shine dirty pennies. They then experimented with vinegar and uncooked eggs. Each student placed an egg in a cup of vinegar. They made predictions about what would happen and noted the changes to the egg over several days. Eventually the vinegar, which is a mild acid, ate away the egg shell leaving a membrane still holding the white and yolk in place. Mohammed graciously volunteered for us to use his egg at Morning Gathering. Students were able to feel it and then from a few inches off the floor, he dropped it and it bounced twice! When dropped from a higher level it eventually broke. It was a really neat experience that shows the effect that acid has on items.

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Cozy Reading Day

Mrs. Post’s class met their listening goal so on Wednesday they earned a cozy reading day. Great job!

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Reminders

  • We are now taking applications for our 2015-2016 wait list. The application can be found on our website under the Admissions tab

  • There will be a FULL day of school on Wednesday, April 15th  so staff and students can attend the Fisher Cats Educational Day baseball game

Executive Function Family Night

We would like to thank all of the parents and students who were able to attend our third and final Executive Function Family Night hosted by the students of Southern New Hampshire University.  Everyone in attendance gave enthusiastic thumbs up for the fun games and activities that help improve response inhibition, planning, and organizational skills.  We will be offering a similar program next Fall.  We are very pleased to partner with Dr. Sarah Sarette from SNHU and will be developing this collaboration moving forward into next year.  The undergrad students LOVE Polaris and are extremely thankful for having the opportunity to work with such wonderful students.  Thanks again to everyone who attended any of the evenings and if you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to call or email one of us.

What Next? 

Dear families,

Next Wednesday April 8th at 6:00 Michelle Mathieu and Kim Russell will be hosting an informal meeting in the  Polaris Gathering room about the options families have for their children following Polaris. We will be discussing current schools as well as the possibilities of opening a new charter school for ages 12 and up! Please let us know if you are able to attend and if you have information or ideas that you would like to share with other families please let us know.

Sincerely

Kim Russell and Michelle Mathieu

PEF News

Wild Things! The Birds and Beasts of JJ Audubon and Others

Four artful studio sessions that focuses on JJ Audubon and other artists who were and are inspired by animals and birds in their natural environments.  These animals’ ability to integrate and camouflage themselves into their surroundings ensured their continued existence. The artists in this program understood that, and this was/is a critical aspect of their art.  This program is inspired by the exhibition From Birds to Beasts: Audubon’s Last Great Adventure on view at the Currier Museum of Art from May 23 – August 30, 2015. Featured artists are: JJ Audubon, David Bates and William Zorach.

Cost is $75/student.  Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27 from 1:15-2:30.  Registration opens tomorrow. 

PEF meetings (all at 7 PM at the school):

Thursday 04/16

Friday 05/15

June meeting – date TBD

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