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Week Ending 4/03/15

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Auction!!

Thank to all who came out and supported Polaris students tonight. Our PEF did such an amazing job!

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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
  • 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

On Tuesday, student volunteers created a circle of “trust.” They passes a ball around from person to person. Students were removed one at a time. As a team, we all rely on each other. When someone “drops the ball” they show they cannot be trusted and the group does not function as well. We also read an Aesop fable this week called the Fox and the Crow. A fable is a story that has a moral or teaches a lesson. In this one, it is “do not trust flatterers.” We also discussed honesty as it related to trustworthiness. You cannot be a trustworthy person if you lie. Hiding the truth is deceitful and this is also dishonest. Not telling the whole truth is lying by omission. When we can be trusted to tell the truth we gradually earn more responsibility.

 

Star Students

Our trustworthy star students were: Ayla, Emma, Ethan, Gus, Lexi, Mohammed, Molly, Talia and Xavier. Super job!

 

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Fisher Cats

Polaris Charter School will be attending the Fisher Cats Educational Day baseball game next Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  Tickets and busing will be provided courtesy of Youk’s Kids (Foundation of Kevin Youkilis, former Red Sox player).  The game time is at 10:35 and school on April 15, 2015 will be a FULL DAY in order to take in all the day has to offer.  Teachers will be provided with curriculum materials that meet common core standards to integrate the day into their learning plans. The day will include: An exhibit from the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Mad Science, a Petting Zoo, Educational messages on the Videoboard, opportunities for students and teachers to participate in on field activities, AND more

Please note:  if you are signed up for extended care will be responsible for your regular payments even though the school day has been extended. This is part of the contract agreement with the YMCA. YMCA Staff will spend this time organizing for fun spring activities on behalf of Polaris students. We hope you agree the value of a tear free snow day make up hours in a fun, team-centered, enriching environment free of other charges while your kids are in good hands is priceless!  

 

Mrs. Fesh’s Class

Students in Mrs. Fesh’s class have been busy! They recently did science experiments with Peeps, they earned a comfy reading day and today was their class share day.

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As part of Journeys & Cycles, Mrs. Fesh’s class has been learning about how some animals, called oviparous animals, hatch from eggs. Today they shared their projects called “What’s Inside the Egg?” Students read the clues they wrote about a particular oviparous animal and then called on audience members to guess which animal it was.

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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

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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