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Week Ending 5/15/15

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Science NECAP

On May 19th, 20th and 21st, fourth grade students will take the Science NECAP exam. The test sessions will be from 9:00 – 10:30. Please make every effort to have your child here and on time.

Art with Ms. Thompson

Art with Ms. Thompson

HB563

The New Hampshire Senate voted to pass a bill to increase charter funding in a 14-10 vote, but tabled the bill for consideration in the Senate budget proposal. The bill would increase the state grant for each pupil in public chartered school, except online-only schools, by $1,000 a year starting July 1, 2017 which we greatly need. You can read what this means here.

Perseverance

This week we watched a video of Kid President’s pep talk to go out into the world and be awesome and make a difference in this world. I encourage you to view this here.  The following day we watched a news interview featuring Robby Novak aka “Kid President.” What many do not know is that Robby has osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bones disease. He has had more than 70 broken bones, 13 surgeries and has steel rods in both legs. It spite of these challenges, he has positive attitude and does not let them get in the way of celebrating life. You can watch the interview here. When we had our discussion on Thursday, you could really tell that his story made a big impact on the students.

Star Students

Our Star Students this week showed tremendous perseverance. Great job: Cal, Lasya, Lolo, Raden, Sirus and Tazha.

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Mrs. Twitchell’s Class Share

Students in Mrs. Twitchell’s class have been learning about cells this week. They made a poster, a 3D model and made a rap about organelles.

 

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Snacks and Medications

With Spring comes busy schedules and allergy season. We have had a noticeable increase in the number of kids coming to the office looking for food, either because they forgot their lunch or because there wasn’t enough food to hold them over through the day. Mrs. Mathieu has also had several regular visitors to the office lately for Ricola drops and Tums. While we care for the health and comfort of our students, we also struggle with the expense of maintaining our supply of snacks and medications so that we have them for the students who unexpectedly need them on a rare occasion. We ask that you talk with your child(ren) about the purpose of our food and medical supplies and discuss any instances when they may have needed supplies.  If there is a regular need, we encourage you to send a personal supply that can be accessed when your child needs it.  If you have any questions about what they school is able to provide, feel free to contact Michelle Mathieu in the Front Office at 634-0034 or m.mathieu@polarischarterschool.org.

Donations

We thank those who have donated supplies in the past couple of weeks.  We thankfully now have a large supply of wipes and tissues.  We are still in need of the following items:

* Extra large Bandaids (1 3/4 x 4 inches)

* Sun Screen Lotion (please no spray)

* Smart Food, Cheez-Its, Kettle Corn or other similar snacks 

* Paper Towels

* Magic Erasers

Spanish

This week in Spanish, students worked on Todo Sobra Mi (All About Me) papers.

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Reminders

  • There is no school May 25th on Memorial Day
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  • The next Learning Celebration is June 3rd
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  • We be having a School Picnic on June 10th at the park (rain date June 11th).  More details to follow.
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  • The last day of school for students is June 12th. Parent/Teacher/Student conferences will be held Wednesday afternoon on June 10th and Monday June 15th.
  • We are now taking applications for our 2015-2016 wait list. The application can be found on our website under the Admissions tab

PEF News

Annual Meeting

The PEF Annual Meeting is tonight. Refreshments at 6:30, meeting at 7. At the end of the meeting we will be voting on a new PEF Board and Committee Chairs.

At this time, we need more volunteers for key positions to have a full PEF next year.  Not having a full board could mean NO events and NO enrichment classes.

If you have any interest in being part of the PEF next year, please join us at the meeting. 

June Event

Save the date – Polaris Community Gathering Noon to 4 PM June 6th (rain date June 7th). Elm Brook Park, Contoocook. (Check out http://www.nhstateparks.com/hopev.html) Bring your own picnic. Entrance Fee – $1.00 per person, up to $4.00 maximum per vehicle. There is no fee for children 12 and under. A Fee of $3.00 is charged for boat launching. Elm Brook is really nice, with a beach area, playground, horseshoe pits, a field for frisbee/sports, and trails for walking/hiking. email Brianna with questions (pef@polarischarterschool.org). The lake is great for canoeing/kayaking if you are willing to pay the boat launch fee.

 

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