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Week Ending 11/20/15

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Smarter Balanced Assessment Results

Individual reports for student who took the Smarter Balanced Assessment at Polaris last spring were sent home with students today. Students were assessed in Math as well as English language arts/literacy (ELA).  A description of the achievement levels can be viewed here.

Hannaford Fundraiser

We received our first check from the reusable bag fundraiser:

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Core Value – Citizenship

This week we had a discussion about being a good Polaris citizen. Given the fundraisers and special projects students have been doing this trimester, many students have created posters/flyers that they have hung around the school to advertise. On several occasions, they have later discovered them ripped or torn off the wall which has been very disappointing. Everyone agreed that if some did that to them, they would be upset about it and that we should respect the work that others have put into doing them.

We also read a passage called “Citizenship – What Does it Mean from the book What Do You Stand For – For Kids by Barbara A. Lewis. It discussed democracy and that while we have certain freedoms, we also have rules and laws to follow and we need to be responsible. When you are a good citizen, people will look up to you and you will be more trusted by adults.

Star Students

This week’s star students were: Alex, Evan, Dominick, Maryam, Nikenan and Yousif. Congratulations for being good citizens!

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Mrs. Rainey gave out a special group award to the students who organized the movie night/bake sale to benefit Webster House. Nice job Christian, Dory, Gaby, Gus, Haya and Mayla.

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Hyrda Class Share

Miss Haynes’ class has been learning all about the Oregon Trail. They are creating their own community to move out West and start a new life. To document their learning and their experience, they are each creating a scrap book that holds information about their life and the things they come across.

They have also been working hard on fictional story writing as well as learning how to classify animals.

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Community Giving

Andrew and Calvin held another very successful bake sale during lunch on Friday. They raised $52.85 and donated it to Polaris. Thank you!

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Reminders

  • There is no school November 25th, 26th and 27th due to Thanksgiving

  • Please remember to pack a snack for your child on pizza Friday’s

  • Polaris will receive $1 for every reusable blue Good Karma bag sold at the Hannaford store on Mast Rd. in Goffstown
  • 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.
  • Our first trimester Learning Celebration is December 9th

PEF News

Read-A-Thon

Only two more days – the Read-A-Thon ends Sunday, November 22nd.  

Auction

The Auction planning is in full swing, but there are still plenty of opportunities for you to help! Please email Ali Ferriero,ali.ferriero@gmail.com, if you would like to join the Auction Committee. We need as much help as possible to make this year’s auction the best one yet. Stay tuned for details on all the volunteer opportunities available!!

100 Envelopes Fundraiser

There are still envelopes left in the 100 Envelopes fundraiser for the emergency facilities and maintenance fund. 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.

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