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Week Ending 12/16/16

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2017-2018 Admissions  

It is hard to believe but Re-Enrollment/Enrollment for the next school year will begin in January. More information will be coming.

Special Visitor

Kevin Skarupa from WMUR visited Polaris yesterday. Ms. Perham’s and Ms. V’s class recently completed some weather studies, even making their own instruments. Mr. Skarupa gave a presentation and then answered questions. He also briefly visited all of our other classrooms. We learned a little secret: if he wears a blue tie with white snowflakes during his broadcast, he is pretty sure that we are going to have a snow day so keep a look out 🙂 http://www.wmur.com/article/visit-polaris-charter-school/8503073


Core Value – Caring

We read the book “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” by Carol McCloud and we have been talking sharing ways people have filled our buckets.

We have extended the deadline for receiving goods for the family we adopted for the holidays until Monday, December 19th. The items we still need are:

16 Year Old Girl: leggings or skinny jeans size 9/10 juniors, shirts- medium juniors, shoes/boots size 8, socks

15 Year Old Girl: leggings or skinny jeans size 3 juniors, shirts- small juniors, shoes/boots size 7, socks, winter coat, gloves

11 Year Old Boy: pants boys size 18, shirts boys size 18, shoes/boots size 6, winter coat, gloves, snowpants

Newborn: Pack n Play, high chair

Food, Cleaning supplies, paper towels, feminine products, silverware, dishes

Star Students

Our students who went about and beyond to Care this week were: Andrea, Daisy, Kayella, Julianna, Lexi, Ryan and Ryleigh. Great job!


Recorder Concert

On Wednesday, our students that took recorder lessons for enrichment showcased their new talent for reading and playing music. They did a wonderful job and the whole school enjoyed listening to them. A new recorder enrichment will begin next Trimester.


Founders Visit

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to tour The Founders Academy. It also gave me an opportunity to see several of our former students!

Founders is an open enrollment chartered public school for grades 6-12 in Manchester, NH. If you are interested in learning more, they are having an Admissions Information Night for prospective families on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.   The evening’s program includes brief presentations on the school’s mission, rigorous and challenging curriculum, and admissions process.   The evening concludes with a self-guided tour of the school and opportunities to talk individually with teachers and administrators.  For more information you can visit: thefoundersacademy.org/admissions



Pavo Class Share

Ms. V’s class performed several choreographed dances at last week’s Learning Celebration and the kids performed their “dance off” for us on Friday.

They also have been reading the book series “Teddy Mars” by Molly B. Burham. In the first book, he set out to break a world record. They then learned about Saint-Bernard school in Drummondville, Quebec where 1500 students from kindergarten to high school plus all of the staff got together and broke the world record for most people performing the ‘Cups” song “When I’m Gone” by Anna Kendrick at the same time. Pavo class learned the routine and performed that as well.



Thank You

Polaris students made thank you cards for Kevin Sheppard, Manchester Directory of Public Works for his assistance with getting our playground bollards and he emailed expressing his appreciation:

Good Morning Elizabeth,

 Yesterday, I received a magnificent Thank You card from the students of your school!

 I did take a ride by and the bollards look great. I understand the process was time consuming, but am glad the playground is safer for the students.

 The card means a lot to me and it is truly one of the best thank you’s I have ever received as the Director!

 I hope you have a great Holiday Season.

Upcoming Events

December 20th – Board Meeting 6:00 pm at the school

December 21st – Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences continue in the afternoon

December 26th – January 2nd – No School

PEF News

All parents are invited to our next PEF Meeting on Monday, Jan 12th at 7pm at the school.  We have many exciting things going on and are eager to have parent input.

After School Enrichments

We are actively looking for parent volunteers to run enrichment courses in the Spring Semester. If you have a skill you’d like to share with the students at Polaris please email us at pefenrichment@gmail.com. Some ideas that have been suggested in the past are sewing, astronomy, and computer programming, but all ideas are welcome!

PEF Auction– The PEF Auction Planning Committee will be having a meeting at the Bedford Panera on Tuesday, January 5th at 7pm.  The Committee could use parent volunteers as well as parental input as this event is planned.  Please attend if you are able.

Polaris Game Day– The PEF is excited to announce a Game Day! This fun event will be held on January 14, 2017 at 10am.

Pizza Ordering Reminder– Please use the order forms.  If for some reason you are not able to use the form, it is very important that you include your child’s NAME, CLASS, and # of pizza slices and if the pizza is Gluten Free (GF) with the money that you turn in.  Otherwise, your order may not be placed correctly and your child is likely to be disappointed. Thank you!

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

  • PEF Meeting– January 12th -7pm at Polaris
  • PEF Auction Committee Meeting– January 5th– 7pm at Panera in Bedford
  • Game Day January 14th at 10am
  • Polaris Auction!!! – March 11th


Giving Tuesday

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