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Week Ending 5/26/17

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Update From the Board of Trustees

The Board has agreed to be a part of New Hampshire’s Day of Giving- an opportunity to raise funds online for Polaris and to connect our school to a much larger community of givers in New Hampshire and beyond.  We need lots of help planning and implementing a cohesive marketing strategy to get the most out of our participation in the 24 hours of NH Gives, which is scheduled for June 6th, starting at 6 PM and ending at 6 PM June 7th.

Our success depends on our volunteer effort.  Please help!!  For more information on NH Gives, please refer to the toolkit for nonprofits on www.nhgives.org


Due to the Holiday weekend, the deadline to order yearbooks has been extended by one day.  Yearbook orders are now DUE no later than Tuesday, May 30th.  All orders must be turned in with payment to your child’s teacher or paid online (https://polariseducationalfoundation.org/) and the form sent to pef@polarischarterschool.org  .

You can download the form here.

Field Day 

This year’s Field Day will take place on Wednesday, June 14th and it will be held at Camp Carpenter. There will be lots of fun activities and this year we will even have a DJ courtesy of the PEF. In order for this celebration to be a success, we need parent volunteers. Please contact us if you are able to are able to assist.

Sculptor Class Share

For part of their preparation for the third Trimester Learning Celebration, students in Mrs. Rainey’s class have been learning the sign language for the song “Its a Small World.” This corresponds to the trimester theme of “Who Counts.”


Star Students

Congratulations to our students who showed courage: Ella, Evan, Izzy, Kayla, Lilly, Nathan and Tula (not pictured).


Important Dates

  • Charter Renewal visit is on Wednesday May 31st
  • Intermediate Learning Celebration is June 7th
  • Primary Learning Celebration is June 8th
  • Field Day June 14th
  • Our last day is now Friday, June 16th.
  • Conferences are on Wednesday June 14th beginning at 1:30 and on Monday, June 19th.

PEF News

Next PEF Meeting: Monday, June 5 at 7pm at Polaris with special Volunteer Appreciation social prepared by Polaris Staff to begin at 6:30pm  All parents are invited to our next PEF Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Social on Monday, June 5th 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. We have very full agenda and we want to hear your voice. The Volunteer Appreciation Social will begin at 6: 30pm and the meeting will begin at 7pm. We will be voting on next year’s officers and finalizing our budget for the upcoming year. Please attend if you are able.

Read-a-thon- The Polaris Educational Foundation’s Read-A-Thon is officially over.  All reading logs, paper pledge forms (and any checks/cash collected) need to be turned in to your child’s teacher by Tuesday May 30th. Any child who participated in the Read-a-thon, reading at least 420 minutes will be receiving a stainless steel Polaris water bottle. Additionally, any child who raised at least $30 will receive a percentage of their total raised in the form of Barnes & Noble gift cards to buy books of their choice. Classrooms with the most minutes read will also receive a $50 gift card. The PEF is utilizing an online component https://99pledges.com/fund/PolarisReads2017 to aid friends/family to with providing their sponsorships to your child via credit cards. Any online donations need to be filled in to the system by May 30th as well.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at pef@polarischarterschool.org.

Yearbook–  Don’t miss your one and only opportunity to get OUR FIRST EVER YEARBOOK!! For the low price of only $18 you can own this piece of Polaris history. Please make sure you send exact cash or check made payable to the Polaris Educational Foundation (PEF).  You can also go online to https://polariseducationalfoundation.org/ and click on “Donate Now” and in the notes section indicate your child’s name and type “Yearbook order”.  If you are paying online, you must still turn in your paper form for our record keeping but indicate that you paid online.  Due to the Holiday weekend, the deadline to order yearbooks has been extended by one day.  Yearbook orders are now DUE no later than Tuesday, May 30th. No orders can be accepted after this date.

Pizza Ordering– Reminder: if you wish to place a weekly order, we ask that you please use the order forms.   If for some reason you are not able to use the forms, 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!

Box Tops– We will be having a Box Top for Education campaign for Polaris throughout the end of the school year.  Please be saving your Box Tops.  You can send them in to school in a plastic bag and turn them in to the front office.  Thank you.

PEF Elections– The PEF is an amazing organization that could not function if not for the time dedication of parents. For this, we are blessed.  We have the most terrific parents who go above and beyond.  Our officers in the PEF need to shift positions within the PEF and not all can stay in their current role.  Therefore, we have three openings on our board for the positions of Member-at-Large (2) and Event Coordinator.  If you are interested in joining the PEF in a more active role, please contact pef@polarischarterschool.org and a board member will be in contact.  We can use all levels of help/leadership.

Polaris End-of-Year-Picnic  June 3rd 10:00am- 12:30pm Clough State Park: Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a splashing and playing with other Polaris families. A Polaris “hub” meeting zone will be established so that new families and those looking for playmates can meet. Bring all the towels, sunscreen, food and beach chairs you need to make this a great morning! This is a great event for new families to come join the fun and meet next year’s classmates. PEF members are always happy to help introduce you and their children to those who attend.

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

  • Next PEF MeetingJune 5th -6:30/7pm at Polaris
  • June 3rd– 10:00am-12:30pm- Polaris End-of-Year Picnic (Clough State Park)



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