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Week Ending 12/04/15

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Visiting Artist

For the past few weeks in Art class, Ms. Zuber has been working with students in Ms. Perham’s and Ms. Vlasich’s classes on designing logos for businesses they created for their classroom projects. With this project, they have explored graphic design, including the use of simplified pictures, colors and fonts to tell the story of their business through a logo.

On Friday, December 4th, the students met visiting artist, Neva Cole. Ms. Cole, Director of Communications at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, is the artist who designed the Polaris logo. After hearing about the process that Ms. Cole went through to design our school logo, the students each presented their work to her for valuable feedback. Throughout the presentation, Ms. Cole spoke about the evolving process of art, and how to turn “mistakes” into “happy accidents”.

The students look forward to sharing their finished logos with you at the Learning Celebration!

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Hannaford Fundraiser

Our earnings from this fundraiser are up to $60!  I know how crazy this month can be for everyone, but the Hannaford Helps blue Good Karma bag is perfect for carrying food and gifts, and they also make great presents! For every bag purchased at the Goffstown Hannaford on Mast Rd. $1 will be donated to Polaris.

Core Value – Caring/Kindness

December’s Core Value is Caring/Kindness. This week we talked about what showing it looks like and sounds like. We also watched the video to a song about random acts of kindness that you can view here.

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Star Students

Last Monday, we honored the students who were great citizens the week before Thanksgiving. Nice job: Adam, Caedan, Colton, Noah, Sebastian, Serena and Yoni.

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Perseus Class Share

Ms. Perham’s students decided to act out the Aesop Fable “The Lion and the Mouse” at Morning Gathering on Friday. In the story, the lion lets the mouse go unharmed and later, the mouse repays that act of kindness by chewing through a net and freeing the lion from hunters. They then put on a dance to the song “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers.

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Math

Miss Haynes’ math groups recently ventured outside to do a few foot races. I assure you that they were doing math! A few students were timed walking 25ft, and their times were recorded. Then everyone got a chance to run 25ft and their times were recorded as well. Next, all of the data was analyzed. They talked about how distance, rate, and time were related and wrote equations to express these relations. They then looked at the different ratios of the time it took to walk vs. the time it took to run, they compared the ratios, they performed some statistical operations like mean, median, mode, and range, and they wrote ratios to compare the different rates.

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Reminders

  • 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
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  • Our first trimester Learning Celebration is December 9th
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  • Parent/teacher/student conferences are on December 16th and 18th.

Playground Sweepstakes

We could win a $30,000 playground makeover! Anyone can enter our school’s name once per day until March 25th. See here for more details.

PEF News

Volunteer Needs

We need Emergency Volunteers- volunteers with availability to go to the school on short notice in the event of staff being shorthanded

Auction Volunteers- various tasks 

Classroom Volunteers

If you’re available to help please contact Volunteers Coordinator at danielareyes@comcast.net for more details.”

4th Annual Gala Auction

The donations have started coming in and we have over $1500 worth of items so far! This year’s auction is ramping up to be the best yet. We will be updating the website with the available items as more come in. Mark your calendars for March 12th. You won’t want to miss this!

 

Win Ski Passes or 2 Tickets to the Auction

Make sure you bring cash or your check book to the Learning Celebration next Wednesday. The PEF will be selling raffle tickets. The first place prize will be a choice of either 2 passes to Macintyre Ski Area or 2 free tickets to the Auction. The second place prize winner will receive the other prize. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. Winning tickets will be drawn on Friday, December 11th. Not able to make it to the Learning Celebration? You can still purchase tickets. Contact Ali Ferriero at Alicia.ferriero@yahoo.com for more information.

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