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Week Ending 12/23/16

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Happy Holidays!  

December 26th – January 2nd – No School

Ice Melt

Our playground resembles an ice skating rink currently and we have had to have indoor recess out of safety concerns. We could really use donations of salt to make it usable again.


Core Value – Caring

Sharing Is Caring

To show you care for someone is to lend a helping hand
A need to be concerned for every woman, child and man
Share whatever you can to help someone in need
Then you will be happier and a better person indeed
When you share with others you unselfishly give of yourself
Then love is given freely instead of sitting on a shelf
Hands that are always clenched nothing can ever get out
Ones that are open and gives is what love is all about
Sharing is caring when given from the heart with pleasure
The good returns are many and the rewards are without measure
Goods given freely brings a smile to the needy person
Holding back when you can give will only continue to worsen

Copyright 2013 by Patricia Grantham

I delivered a van full of goods and holiday cheer for the family we helped out this year. Thank you to everyone who donated items. As you can see, I had lots of helpers for wrapping the presents!

Star Students

Since we had only three days of school last week, we did not do star students this week.

Dorado Class Share

This week, Mrs. Dahlberg taught the Dorado class the song “This Little Light of Mine” and they made motions to go with the words which they showed us on Friday. Afterward, we all joined them in singing and we now have a new song added to our list of choices to sing at Morning Gathering. The students also shared pictures they drew that showed them doing something that they could show they care.




Thank you Hikmat family for treating Mrs. Rainey’s class to the Iraqi dish called Dolma. It was grape leaves and onions stuffed with rice, ground beef and spices. It was delicious and the students were very eager and willing to try it! We also learned that in Iraq, their weekend is Friday and Saturday and families gather to eat this dish on Friday.


Buddy Time

Ms. Gilbert’s class and Ms. Haynes class decorated picture frames for the pictures we took during book character dress up day this week.


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.

Pizza Ordering– When we return to school after the break it will be the beginning of a new month. If you wish to place a monthly order for January, you will need to place it that 1st week by Wednesday, January 4th.  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!

After School Enrichments

We are actively looking for parent volunteers to run enrichment courses in the Winter/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!  Another consideration the PEF is looking in to is an offsite climbing option at Vertical Dreams in Manchester.  We are looking into two options. One would be on a Wednesday which would require multiple parent volunteers and the other option would be on a Friday.   Both options require parents to transport or arrange transport for children from Polaris to the gym. The price for the two options are as follows: Wednesday-  6-8 week, $15 a session and Friday- 6-8 week, $25 a session (unless parents wanted to commit to a 12 week session which would bring the price down to $19 a session) .

If you are interested in the Wednesday option and/or are willing to be a parent volunteer as a (Vertical Dreams would provide training for the role), please let us know as we evaluate these options over the break.

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.

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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