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Week Ending 12/11/15

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The Cane Library

We had a special presentation where we dedicated our school library to Dr. Jill Cane. Dr. Cane was Polaris Charter School’s founding director for our first year. Susan Hartford, founder and board member recounted her many contributions to opening our school. She laid the ground work for what we are today and we could not have accomplished what we have without her. Thank you Dr. Cane!
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Learning Celebration

This trimester we have focused on Community and we came together as one to celebrate students’ accomplishments on Wednesday evening. Families were able to view writing samples, artwork, projects and several classrooms put on presentations. We were able to learn about such things as westward expansion in the 1800’s, helpers in our community, important individuals who have contributed to our community and about our New Hampshire community.

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Gallery Walk

While our Learning Celebration was wonderful, Thursday morning was even better. Students were able to share their work with one another. First, Primary students visited the Intermediate classrooms where they were able to view projects and ask questions. Everyone was excited and they learned so much from each other. For example, Mark’s community helper project was about fireman and he was able to see Mohammed and Lucas’s project demonstrating firefighting in the 1800’s. After the Primary classes were done, Intermediate students took turns visiting each other’s classrooms. It is difficult to convey what a joyful morning it was. 

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Core Value – Caring/Kindness

This week, we read about 11 year old Taylor Meehan. He and his mother volunteer making sandwiches for the homeless at a shelter. On a snowy night in January, he noticed a man shuffling in shoes that were too small and were falling apart. He took off his own socks and shoes and gave them to him. Students also created an acrostic poem using the word caring. They came up with some great qualities that show people you care.

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Star Students

Our Star Students who showed Caring/Kindness last week were: Calvin, Crosby, Emma, Julian, Madison and Teagan. Mrs. Rainey also recognized the group that held a food/supply drive for New Horizons. Great job Adam, Chandler, Daniel, Manny, Mohammed and Nathan.

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*Note – last week’s star student was Joshy not Noah.

Holiday Giving

One again, we have adopted two families to assist during the holiday season. Each classroom has one person that they are buying for. They are as follows:

Family 1

Ms. Haynes – 40 year old Female

pants- 11 jeans
shirt- xl (hoodies)
shoes- size 4 kids, Nike
bra 36DD, hoodies, winter jacket XL

Mrs. Dudley – 12 year old boy

pants- 12/14
shirt- large
shoes- size 6 (adidas)
child 1: erector set, science kit, legos, hats, gloves, snowpants

Mrs. Rainey – 7 year old female

pants- 7
shirt- 7
shoes- 1.5 girls
child 2: arts & crafts, drawing kit, hat, gloves, coat, snowpants

 

General Needs & Wants For Family
soap, shampoo, conditioner
Just for me hair milk (detangler for little girl)
soft toothbrushes (3)
toilet paper, deodorant
Pots and pans
plate sets and silverware set
gift card to purchase books for their kindle
King sized flannel sheet set
queen sized flannel sheet set
twin sized flannel sheet set

Family 2

Jen/Liz/Anyone – 32 year old female

pants- 24 women
shirt- 3x
shoes 11 (12 if boots)

Ms. Gilbert – 7 year old boy

pants- 10/12
shirt- 10/12
shoes- 3 wide
legos, minecraft

Mrs. Vlasich – 6 year old girl

pants- 5T
shirt- 5T
shoes- 10
Frozen, Barbies

Ms. Perham – 3 year old girl

pants- 4T
shirt- 4T
shoes- 8
Minnie Mouse and baby dolls

Ms. Meli – 3 year old boy

pants- 4T
shirt- 4T
shoes-9
Mickey Mouse and cars/trucks

 

General Needs & Wants For Family
Basic household needs: laundry detergent, dish soap,
sponges, toilet paper, paper towels.
Market Basket gift card
Wal-Mart Gift Card

 

Bake Sale

Ayla and Allie organized a bake sale at the Learning Celebration to raise money to purchase new pajamas for the pediatric unit at Concord Hospital. Andrew and Calvin graciously volunteered to help bake items for them to sell. Their goal was $60 but they raised $233! Not only did the girls do an amazing job, all four kids showed great kindness and teamwork!

Reminders

  • 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.

School Needs

9 – 12 oz paper cups

Plastic spoons

Ziplock bags – gallon size

Rolls of Paper towels

PEF News

Box Tops

Don’t forget to clip and send in your Box Tops! Although submissions usually occur twice per year there is a lot of trimming and bundling that occurs before they get submitted, so the PEF accepts them year round.

Volunteers

Volunteers with availability to go to the school to be in a shortlist in the event of staff being shorthanded

Volunteers for the auction

Classroom volunteers

Please contact Volunteers Coordinator at danielareyes@comcast.net for more details

PEF Meeting

Don’t forget the next Polaris Educational Foundation meeting is at Polaris on Friday December 18th, at 7pm. Parent/teacher organizations are important at every school, but even more so at a small school like Polaris. Come to the meeting to find out all the great ways you can get involved in your children’s Polaris experience!

Giving Tuesday

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