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Week Ending 5/03/16

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  Science NECAP

On May 17th, 18th and 19th, from 9:00-11:00 fourth grade students will be taking the Science NECAP exam.

Teacher Appreciation 

Thank you so much Polaris parents for our staff appreciation lunch. It was yummy and so very appreciated!


Congratulations Mrs. Rainey!

Welcome to the world Aubrey Brooks! Mrs. Rainey and her husband Alex welcomed their baby girl on April 26th. She weighed 6 pounds 14 oz and was 20 inches long. Everyone is healthy and happy.


During May, we will focusing on the Core Value of Perseverance. We started of discussing what it means. The next day we read the book “Beautiful Oops” by Barney Saltzberg. It is a story about how mistakes can turn into opportunities that can be explored, celebrated and turn into something beautiful.



Finally, we read the poem below:

Don’t Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow–
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out–
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit–
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

– Author unknown –

Star Students

Our trustworthy students this week were: Dominik, Joey, Jonas, Lexi, Lolo, Raden and Tania. Congratulations!


Mrs. Rainey also awarded her entire class commending them on the time they had together this year and how she trusts that they work well with Ms. Meli for the remainder of the school year.


 Vela Class Share

Mrs. Fesh’s class worked on coming up with ideas for one of our whole school morning songs “Down by the Bay.” Students worked in groups of four to come up with pairs of rhyming words that work with the song like, “Have you ever seen a camel shopping with a mammal” down by the bay?


PEF News

Open Positions

Although you may run for any position on the PEF, we currently have no one to running for the following positions: Vice President, Secretary, Fundraising Chair, Enrichment Chair, and Volunteer Chair. This potentially means we will have no means of fundraising for the school next year, no after school enrichments, and no one to coordinate volunteers for the teachers. Several of these positions will be vacated due to the 2 year term limit. Please contact us with any questions you might have about these positions at pef@polarischarterschool.org! Below are some descriptions of the positions.

Vice President

The Vice President acts as President if the President is unable to carry out the job and assists the President as needed. The V.P. works with the Secretary to produce and send Thank You notes for donations. Ideally, the V.P. is in training to be President and would take over the President’s job at the end of the President’s tenure but it is not required. This position did not take a great deal of time at all and is great for a working parent who cannot come to the school during the day to volunteer. It does require attendance to PEF meetings once a month.


The secretary is responsible for the recording keeping of the PEF, including being present to take and record minutes, preparing the agenda, handling correspondence, and sending notices of meetings to the membership. It does require attendance to PEF meetings once monthly.

Volunteer Chair

This position involves emailing and coordinating with parents and school staff to make sure that the school has the volunteers needed to help the school run smoothly. This position would be ideal for a parent that cannot come to the school physically but has access to email and phone throughout the day. However, it does require attendance to PEF meetings once a month.

Fundraising Chair

The Fundraising chair plans and executes all fundraisers that the PEF runs. Access to email and phone throughout the day would be recommended. This is time and labor intensive, but has been done very well by working parents in the past. It does not require much time in the school, however availability for events is crucial. 

Enrichment Chair

The Enrichment chair coordinates all of the after school programs at Polaris. Frequent access to email and phone throughout the day is recommended. It does require an occasional in-school presence, however the Enrichment chair could arrange volunteers with the Volunteer chair.

May Meeting

The May PEF meeting will occur on May 19th, at 7pm, at the school. All parents and staff are welcome to attend, as they are already voting members of the PEF.


Kids yoga does not have enough participants to run, and thus has been cancelled.


Engineering has a makeup day on 5/11.

Giving Tuesday

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