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Week Ending 2/5/16

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  Enrollment Reminders

If you are enrolling siblings of a current student, you must complete an application for each one. The deadline for the paper application is February 12, 2016. 

Core Value – Respect

Its hard to believe that it is already February! The Core Value we will be focusing on this month is Respect. We began visualizing what we think of and how we show it to start.

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Oliver shared that, for him,Respect means: R – Respond, E – Example, S – Speak, P – Propertyy, E- Earn, C- Care, T- Try. It was such a wonderful message that I asked him to write it down. IMG_6730
We then brainstormed different places and people that we show respect to. The students had so many ideas to contribute that it took us two days to finish!IMG_6749

 

Star Students

This week’s Star Students that were recognized for showing acceptance were: Allie, Madison, Matthew, Maya, Toby and Tristan. Great job!

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Perseus Class Share

Due to the snow day on Friday, this will be included in next week’s newsletter.

Special Poster

Colton was working on a challenging math pre-assessment with some other students and they were having difficulty. Suddenly, he shared many of his thoughts with his teacher and classmates. Ms. Gilbert expressed how she wished she could put everything he just said on a poster to hang in their classroom. Colton asked “should I write it down for you?” He spent the next day working on a shortened version of his thoughts during recess. “Though it is fun to know. It’s much more fun to learn.”

In Ms. Gilbert’s words: “As a teacher, you hope all of our kids have a passion to learn and a positive mindset. Even if they don’t enter school with that passion/mindset you hope there’s something you can do to change that along the way.” She is so grateful to have his poster to always remind her of the love of learning.

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Reminders

  • The next Information Sessions is:

    o   Saturday, February 6th at 1pm

  •  Don’t forget to send in pizza money before noon on Thursdays.
  • Check our lost and found – we have many coats, gloves, sweatshirts, etc. Please do your best to label your children’s outerwear and lunch boxes.


PEF News

Library

We are looking for a volunteer (or volunteers) to continue the electronic cataloguing of our library.  The wonderful parent that has been keeping track is leaving next year, and we are hoping to train someone to take it over, preferably long-term.   Contact Daniela at danielareyes@comcast.net

PEF Committees

We are actively looking for a Co-Chair for the Events committee and a Chair for the Enrichment committee. All parents/guardians are automatically members of the PEF and are free to join any of the committees of the PEF: Events, Volunteering, Fundraising, and Enrichment.  You do not have to be a committee chair to help out, but just providing support would be a great help.  If you are interested, please contact me at danielareyes@comcast.net or any of the committee chairs to find out more information. 

Pizza

Please only send in orders/payments for pizza weekly or monthly. Our great pizza program is run by several parents who volunteer here at Polaris. It takes a lot of time and effort to organize those pizza orders, and the volunteer who organizes the orders is only set up to receive orders monthly or weekly. 

Also, we will no longer be offering water for pizza orders, effective after this week.

PEF Meetings

The PEF meeting schedule for the rest of the school year are; Feb 19,  Mar 17, Apr 22 andMay 19. They are always at 7pm at school (alternating Thursday and Friday).

Giving Tuesday

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