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Week Ending 10/16/15

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Exciting News!

The “Hannaford Helps” Reusable Bag Program represents a partnership
between Hannaford Supermarkets and area nonprofits. Their goal is to make our community an even better place to live and work by helping the environment as well as a local cause. Polaris has been chosen as a recipient of this opportunity! From October 15th through December 31st, Polaris will receive $1 for every reusable blue Good Karma bag sold at the Hannaford store on Mast Rd. in Goffstown. This is not just those bought by Polaris supporters – it includes everyone!

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This is in addition to the Hannaford Helps Schools program where the purchase of participating items results in a $3 donation. Please remember to send in your Hannaford Helps slip from whatever Hannaford you shop at.

Core Value – Fairness

This week we read a short story about a girl who didn’t think it was fair that some people are homeless and hungry. She wished that there was a law that everyone has food and shelter. Since that wasn’t in her control, her mom pointed out things she could do in the meantime to help. They donated groceries to a local homeless shelter, they had a car wash and bake sale to raise money. They also prepared Thanksgiving dinner and served it at the shelter.  Polaris has been asked to be involved in something similar called Shire Sharing. It was started by parent Amanda Bouldin as a way to honor her late father. It’s main goal is to raise funds to purchase food for families at Thanksgiving. This year, their goal is to feed 500 families. You can donate, shop for food and/or volunteer to assemble the bags that will be delivered. You can get more information at http://www.shiresharing.org or you can search for Shire Sharing on Facebook.

Several groups of students at Polaris agree that hunger and homelessness is not fair and have committed to community service projects in order to help. Lexi and Skylar asked to share their’s at Thursday’s Morning Gathering. They are going to be doing Wicked Fit Run on Saturday, October 31st at Rollins Park in Concord, NH. You can donate or join them on the walk to chase away homelessness.


Star Students

This week we began recognizing those student who exemplified our Core Value of Fairness. Congratulation to: Andrea, Emma, Katie, Manny, Max, Taya and Ryenn!




Sculptor’s Class Share

Students in Mrs. Rainey’s class chose to do  service projects to make a difference in the community. One group is learning more about The Webster House and is doing a drive for stuffed animals and games to donate to the children there. The other group has been learning about New Horizons. They are doing a drive to donate items on New Horizons’ wish list. More information will be coming home this week. For our share each student wrote about why they chose to do this service project and why it’s important to them.

This trimester Mrs. Rainey’s class is also taking part in a Science simulation. They have been studying the impact humans have on the environment and possible solutions to reduce these impacts. Students are divided up into four groups and each focuses on a different area of human impact. The Resource Rescuers are learning about different types of renewable and non-renewable resources and how these resources impact the environment. They will also be creating a model of the effects of two of these resources and developing a presentation to share with a panel of students. The Agriculture Activists and Industry Investigators are finding out the impacts that agriculture and industry have on  lakes, rivers, streams, vegetation, air and space. They will also be creating a model to share with the panel and an expository piece that will share their findings. Lastly, the Hazard Hunters are researching various hazards and whether they are predictable or not. In addition, they will be finding out the locations these have occurred and the frequency. They will be presenting a map with their findings and a persuasive essay.

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Box Tops

Send in your Box Tops this week!  Though Box Tops are collected throughout the school year, they can only be submitted twice per year, and the Fall deadline is fast approaching.     Please send in any Box Tops by Friday, October 23rd to get them into the Fall submission packet.   Then keep on clipping to start our submission for the Spring submission deadline.  


  • The next Board meeting is October 20th at 6:00 pm
  • On Wednesday, October 28th we will be having a school “dress up as your favorite book character day.” Students are encouraged to use their creativity and create their costume

  • The Manchester School District is changing their schools’ hours at the end of November.  This does NOT impact Polaris.  Our hours will remain the same.  

PEF News

We are ramping up for the 4th Annual Polaris Charter School Silent Auction, March 12, 2015, and we need your help! Stay tuned for announcements regarding Auction Committee meetings and requests for volunteers.

There are still envelopes left in the 100 Envelopes fundraiser for the emergency facilities and maintenance fund. If the amounts remaining are too high, consider teaming up with your friends and family to fill one. Every envelope counts! Contact Ali Ferriero at ali.ferriero@gmail.com with questions or to pick your envelope.

Please don’t forget to clip and turn in your Box Tops for Education. Box Tops are each worth 10¢ for Polaris.

Kris Wine’s Art of Education is a program designed to help support the arts in schools. This program has helped support art education at Polaris, so please don’t forget to vote daily, and remind your friends and family as well.


Giving Tuesday

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