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Week Ending 9/30/16

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Star Students

On Monday we announced our first Star Students for the year. Each week, a teacher selects someone who showed they were a STAR (Show responsibility, Treat others the way you want to be treated, Always try your best, Respect ourself, others and the environment around you, Safe, in control and have fun. Congratulations to: Ayla, Belle, Fatoumatu, Foxx, Gwenan, Maya and Rosie.


School Rules

We reviewed two more of our school wide rules this week, focusing on what that rule looks like, sounds like and feels like. First was Show Responsibility. Students thought of many great ways that they could be responsible.


We next discussed Treat Each Other the Way That You Want to be Treated, otherwise known as the golden rule.


I neglected to publish the pictures of our delegates who helped review the 41 rules from all seven classes and boil them down to five common ones. Thanks for the help: Charlotte, Max, Jamari, Solana, Maliha, Crosby, Wendy, Jared, David, Andrea, Emmy, Kayla, Jolie and Lilly!


Important Upcoming Events

Monday, October 10th: No school

Wednesday, Oct 26th: Book Character Dress Up Day

Wednesday, Dec 7th:  6-7pm  Primary Learning Celebration

*Thursday, Dec 8th: 6-7pm Intermediate Learning Celebration. Note that this is a change we have made to our school calendar. 

Science NECAP Results

The results from last spring’s science NECAP assessment were sent home with 4th grade students on Monday. If you have any questions, contact Jen.

Hydra Class Share

Miss Haynes’ class has been learning about mindfulness, and for their Friday share, their taught the school a little bit of what they have been doing. Mindfulness is when you stay in the moment and focus on a specific thing like your breath, someone talking, your food, etc. To do mindfulness, we start by doing the shark fin, which is when you take the side of your hand and move it vertically down in front of your face so you can then do the 5 S’s – sit still, sit straight, sit silent, soft breathing, and shut your eyes. Miss Haynes’ class demonstrated this, gave examples of times when you could use mindfulness, and then did two skits to model situations. They finished their share with the whole school joining them in practicing the 5 S’s.


Math Groups

Primary students began working in their math groups this week. Since each teacher focuses on a different math level, many students have a different one during this time.



PEF News

Pizza Fridays are back!  Please use the attached forms to order Pizza for your child. You may order for a single day, a month, or for the entire school year. You will need to return your order form no later than Wednesday, October 5th for pizza lunch on Friday, October 7th.  All orders are due by WEDNESDAY. There will be No Exceptions.

Monthly Order Form

Weekly Order Form

Annual Order Form

The PEF would like to remind families that we are now allowing families the option of breaking up payments into half for those enrichments that are over $100.  Half of the cost of the enrichment would be due before the enrichment begins and the 2nd half would be due at the half way point of the enrichment.  For those interested in this option, please, let our Treasurer, Colleen Vignale know (her email is below).

We also have available a scholarship of up to $50 per family per year for financial need. If the cost of enrichment is a struggle and you need some assistance please contact Colleen Vignale at colleenlvig@gmail.com. There is one single point of contact for all enrichment scholarships for your privacy. Please keep in mind that scholarships are limited to a budgeted amount per semester and are provided on good faith of need.

There is still space available in some of our enrichments.  Several are beginning next week so:

Engineering FUNdamentals (Delayed Start- New Start date of 10/4): This course needs quite a few more participants in order to run. It is in danger of not being run and registration will be left open to allow more students to sign up.

Pokémon Club: (Starts 10/31)This course has enough participants to run and everyone who has already registered is guaranteed a spot if it runs.  As this program has not reached its maximum capacity, registration will not be closed at this time.

The Sustainable Artist: Making Art from Trash (Starts 11/21): This class needs more participants in order to run. It is in danger of not being able to run. Registration will not be closed at this time in order to allow more students to sign up.

Please contact The Enrichment Team at pefenrichment@gmail.com for questions!

Below, you can find some important dates for your School Calendar:

  • PEF Meeting– October 3rd 7pm at Polaris
  • Movie Night – October 7th @ 6pm at Polaris.  Join us for a family-friendly movie and popcorn (Movie TBA)!
  • Autumn Potluck– November 5th @ 3pm at Polaris. A wonderful shared meal Polaris Families
  • Polaris Auction!!! – March 11th


Giving Tuesday

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