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Week Ending 3/18/16

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  Learning Celebration

Our second trimester is winding down and we came together to celebrate all of the hard work that has gone in to pursuing projects in the area of Conflict and Cooperation. Some of the topics we explored were the Hundred Years War, various countries and literature from various cultures surrounding a common theme. Pictures speak a thousand words!

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Auction

This year’s auction was a huge success as well as a lot of fun. The PEF went above and beyond and raised almost $7,800!  This was about 60% more than was raised last year. The money will be used to support our staff and their professional development. Thank you to everyone who volunteered many hours to make this happen. Thank you also to those who donated items and to everyone who supported our cause.

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Core Value – Responsibility

 

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Star Students

Our responsible Star Students this week were: Adam, Caedan, Emma, Jael, Jordan, Julia, Molly and Oliver.

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The Shor Room

At the auction, there was a special presentation to honor Sarah Shor and the many contributions she has made to Polaris over several years. She was our first PEF president and has spent countless hours in service to Polaris. She also established our school library. In her honor, the former “specials” room is dedicated to Sarah.

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 Sharing

One of the best parts of the end of a trimester is when our students visit other classes and  are able to see presentations, projects and ask questions. It is a tremendous opportunity to learn from one another and it is so rewarding to the see the pride and excitement of both teachers and students!

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Reminders

  • Parent/Teacher/Student conferences are Friday March 25th (no school) and Wednesday March 30th after school
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PEF News

The North Star Dance is coming Saturday April 2nd and the volunteer sign-up sheet is up! Please visit http://vols.pt/u9U39x to sign up and let Daniela know if you have any questions and/or suggestions

The North Star Dance is an event similar to a mother-daddy/son-daughter dance. Your child can invite their “North Star,” any adult who has been a positive, guiding influence in their lives. Invitations will be coming home soon for children to give to their North Star!

Enrichments

*Introduction to Math Olympiad and Show Choir are both set to start this week, but we haven’t met the minimum number of registrants yet, so if you haven’t yet signed up, please do so!  

*Creative Kids Yoga also needs at least 7 more kids, and You! Are the Artist needs at least 2 more, registration will remain open on these until at least May 1st.

*Time to Clay, First Aid with Jenna Pedone, and Hip Hop Dance with Unbound Academy, all have a little bit more room in them! This means that if you registered already, your child/ren definitely have a spot in the class, and the class will definitely run. Registration will remain open until the class is either set to start, or has been filled, at which point an email will be sent out with additional details.

Registration links are below!

*Time to Clay

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11Wh__mzMmdPbLIqxgpv3HZVSeFfjGAQ84DDaov8V0pA/edit#*

*Creative Kids Yoga

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QncokKAVF3xaF8A9AOSIIeUOV42RhuMOOTZUWDqBy3s/edit#

*First Aid with Pharmacist Jenna Pedone

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZZtsJ6RzvJ-6dFdZrqnToF-mqocJdk4eOjiJW7I7S2c/edit#

*Hip Hop Dance with Unbound Academy

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qT6X-Wdlbk5YSShRhbFRx5EWXJx5SiEEcg_fu0aGZ6s/edit#

Introduction to Math Olympiad

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1A7P9PZdVVan_UppbTH7C87I2DLvJb9c1znKAzmJbk_g/edit#

*Show Choir with Miss Jenn Coletti

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OcveFgwtKy9FVUR7JVy5xT4ofFZ3dpkXu4ntX7pvmxs/edit#

*You! Are the Artist

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OcveFgwtKy9FVUR7JVy5xT4ofFZ3dpkXu4ntX7pvmxs/edit#

Thanks,

Althea

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