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Week Ending 6/12/15

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Last Day

Our last day of school began with Ethan F. giving a wonderful speech where talked about how everyone has overcome obstacles. He thanked his classmates for their influence and encouraged them to reach for their dreams.

We then announced that Mrs. Mathieu would not be returning to her position next year. The good news is that she hopes to found a middle school that will be an option for Polaris students!

Finally, we recognized our students who are moving on to middle school next year. We presented them with a Certificate of Advancement and a small token that will always remind them to “shine bright.” It is very hard to say good-bye to these wonderful kids.

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Music Show

On Monday, June 8th, the Intermediate classes put on a Music show at our morning gathering.  Angelica Rosenthal, our music teacher, had each class pick a song from a musical and they choreographed a dance routine to go along with it. We had so much fun watching it and it was obvious that the students had a great time performing.


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Student Appreciation Picnic

On Wednesday, we all went to the park for a morning of fun and games. Each teacher ran a station with a game they had organized and classes rotated to each one. We saw a lot of collaboration and cooperation! We ended the time with a picnic lunch and popsicles. Thank you teachers, students and volunteers for a wonderful day!



After-School Care Program:  The YMCA is taking registrations for next year.  If you intend to use their program next year, please sign up a.s.a.p.  As before, they need a minimum number of families to sign-up for them to be able to hold the program at Polaris.  Packets are available at Polaris and at the main YMCA branch at 30 Mechanic Street, Manchester, NH 03101.  You can pick one up during by our front door during Conferences on Monday, June 15th.  More information is attached.



Our Hours:  Afterschool; Dismissal – 6:00PM

Weekly Rates:


Weekly Rate

Full Time (4-5 days)


Part Time (3 days)


*can include early release Wednesdays


1 day


Early Release Program


*Wednesdays from 12:50PM – 2:50PM


Registration Fee:  There is an annual $30 registration fee per child

School Age Child Care Discount: There is a $5 discount for each additional child enrolled (full time program)

School Vacation Days: Child care is provided at the YMCA of Downtown Manchester when the Manchester School District is not in session from 7:00AM – 6:00PM for an additional fee.

Snow Days: Child care is provided at the YMCA of Downtown Manchester when the Manchester School District is not in session from 8:00AM – 6:00PM for an additional fee.

School Age Child Care Director: Nicole Burke | (p)603.232.8670 | (e)nburke@graniteymca.org

YMCA Child Care State Assistance Contact: Lisa Larocque | (p)603.232.8665 | (e)LLarocque@graniteymca.org

Billing Inquiries: Dawn Richardson | (p)603.232.8609 | (e)drichardson@graniteymca.org


Star Students

This week’s star students recognized for various Core Values they have demonstrated. Congratulations to: Corey, Courtney, Eric, Ethan, Joshy, Mohammed and Nevaeh.



Ms. Gilbert also recognized her whole class for their hard work and determination for finishing their projects for the learning celebration.




  • 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.
  • Our Back-To-School Celebration will be held on Sat., August 29th at 3pm.  It’s a great time for your child to meet classmates, their teacher, and see their classroom.  This will also be when you will have your Parent/Student/Teacher Conference.  This is a mini-conference that will last approximately 10 minutes.
  • Our first day of school is Wednesday, September 2nd.

PEF News

Last night, elections were held for PEF positions for the 2015-2016 school year. Join us in welcoming new and returning board members and committee chairs. 

Members at Large:  Abby Pierson and Ellie White

Committee Chairs:  Events Co-Chairs: Jayme Putnam and Martha Pepek co-chair

Enrichment Chair: Tara Veit 

Fundraising Chair: Ali Ferrio 

Volunteer Chair:  Daniela


Treasurer: Sarah Shor

Secretary: Karyn Misenheimer 

Vice-President: Melanie Currier 

Co-Presidents: Amanda Bouldin and Althea Dubravsky 

The PEF will continue to meet monthly over the summer. Meeting dates for July and August are not yet set – the newly elected board will be planning dates soon. Notification of meeting dates will be via email.

Thank you volunteers! On behalf of the PEF, we would like to express our gratitude to all those who volunteered for Polaris and the PEF this school year. You each played an important part, whether you volunteered in the classroom, took home projects, chaperoned enrichment programs, helped at events, or took on one of the many other volunteer positions. Thank you, and have a wonderful summer! ~ Brianna Sargent Merrill and Ali Ferriero, PEF Co-Presidents, 2014-2015 school year

June Gathering at the Dumais Home

Bonfire, backyard games, stories. The Dumais will provide the meat, but are asking for potluck for buns, paper goods, sides, drinks. Email pef@polarischarterschool.org if you need contact info for the Dumais family.

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