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Week Ending 3/10/17

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Special Messages

Kylie and Maru created a special bulletin board outside of their classroom where kids can take a post-it and write an inspirational message and hopefully make someone feel good. In the one day its been up, some wonderful messages have been sent! This was such a wonderful idea!


Playground Sweepstakes

The link to vote and register is: http://www.togethercounts.com/healthy-playground-makeover

Core Value – Responsibility

This week we began talking about this month’s Core Value of Responsibility. Students had lots of thoughts on what it means to be responsible. We also talked about things that they have noticed others doing that showed they are responsible and then worked through some scenarios and thought about what the responsible thing to do was.  Finally, we analyzed the quote:

“I must do something” always solves more problems that “Something must be done.”
~Author Unknown

Star Students

Our Star Students who were selected before vacation were: Alex, Ayla, Cole, Ella, Ephrim, Leo, Lexi, Tricia and Tyler. Awesome job!

Pegasus Class Share

In science, Ms. Gilbert’s class has been learning about matter and identifying solids, liquids, and gases. Students worked on a project in which they picked a place that is interesting or familiar to them (beach, theme park, campground, etc.) and identified examples of solids, liquids, and gases found at this scene.  In literacy, we have been celebrating the work of Dr. Seuss this month. Earlier this week we listened to the story, “If I Ran A Zoo” and did some follow-up activities related to the book. Some students chose to share their “Create Your Own Animal” writing assignment and some chose to read their “Animal Poem” that they wrote about their favorite animal.

Upcoming Events

  • Primary Learning Celebration: 5:30 to 6:30 March 15th
  • NO SCHOOL March 17th:  Charter School Conference Day
  • Board Meeting: 6:00pm March 20th
  • Intermediate Learning Celebration: 5:30-7:30 March 22nd
  • No School for Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences: March 24th
  • Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences: Wednesday March 29th

PEF News

All parents are invited to our next PEF Meeting on Monday, April 3rd at 7pm at the school.  Every parent, guardian, teacher, administrator and Polaris Board of Trustee are members of the Polaris Educational Foundation. We encourage all Polaris community members to attend these meetings.

5th Annual Polaris Charter School Auction Gala: Reach for the Stars is tomorrow March 11th at 6pm.  We look forward to seeing you there!

More information about the Silent Auction the Gala, please visit our Reach For The Stars Silent Auction Gala Website

What: An evening of dinner, music, dancing and a silent auction.
When: March 11, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Where: The Executive Court Banquet Hall. 1199 Mammoth Rd, Manchester, NH
Why: All proceeds will be used for Polaris teachers to transform ordinary classroom experiences into extraordinary.
Who: The Polaris Community, friends and family

Functional Art After School Enrichment Class.  A new four-week art session begins on Tuesday, March 14!  The student will receive an introduction into fibers, metals and porcelain crafts over the course of the 4 week study.  All projects will be functional objects used for warmth, in the kitchen or other aspects of life. To sign up, please use this link: Functional Art Class Sign Up

Fundraising Committee Meeting– The Fundraising Committee will be meeting at Panera in Bedford at 6:30pm on March 27th to plan out the remaining fundraising events for the year.  Events include the very popular Read-a-thon, possibly a community yard sale, penny drives and more.  All are welcome.

Pizza Ordering– 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:

  • Next PEF Meeting– April 3rd -7pm at Polaris
  • Polaris Auction!!! – March 11th
  • Fundraising Committee Meeting March 27th



Giving Tuesday

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