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PCS News 06/20/18

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Update From the Board

Update from your Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is looking forward to our last formal meeting of the 2017-2018 school year.  It has been a busy year for us, supporting Jen Murdock-Smith as the sole Director for Polaris Charter School, welcoming three new Board members, (Angela Olesen Seggie, Jeff Tatro, and Don Winterton), and managing four diverse goals, which we set for the Board and the Administration this year.
The annual goals for 2017-2018 included:
1. Increase the size of the Board to nine dedicated members
2. Develop strategic partnerships between Polaris and the Business Community
3. Increase the Fundraising Efforts within the School Community and Beyond
4. Increase the waitlist of prospective students throughout the 2017-2018 School Year
On Thursday, June 17th, we will be discussing our progress in meeting those goals, with a particular emphasis on the new fundraising efforts we tried in 2017-2018.  The meeting starts at 6 PM and, after a reading of the school’s mission, there is time set aside for public comment.  We always welcome members of the public to attend meetings of the Board of Trustees, which are held on the third Thursday of each month, with the exception of July.
The Board of Trustees wishes all of you, and especially our current and future Polaris students, a healthy and beneficial summer vacation, wherever your imagination and interests take you!


 Learning Celebrations

The students worked very hard on their Journeys and Cycles projects. They were proud to share them with their friends and families.



Field Day

Polaris student’s and staff had a great time at field day!

We enjoyed water games, dancing with the DJ, sports on the field, playing in the fort and an ice cream sundae bar!!



Visit with Geiger 

The students at Polaris enjoyed their visit with Geiger-A Therapy Dog in Training!

Geiger has been working very hard with his trainer Barb, and graduates from therapy dog school in August!

We are so excited for them to visit us again soon!

Perfect Attendance 

The following students did not miss any school during the 2017-2018 school year!


Serena, Casey, Gavin, Yvette and Tricia


Certificate of Completion

We wish all our students leaving Polaris the best of luck!




 Pegasus Class Share

 Ms. Gilbert’s class has been learning about the Solar System. They chose to share about the moon!

Hydra Class Share

Miss Haynes’ class has been spending time reflecting on the year and the time they have spent at Polaris. They each wrote down some of their favorite memories and shared them with the school.


Star Students

Our Star Students recognized so far this month were:

Maryam, Joshua, Spencer, Christian, Kaelan, Delaney and Kylie



Alyvia, Benjamin, Ellie, David, Johnny, Maya and Oliver



Cooper, Dominik, Emmy, Tricia, Nadia and Mrs. Apac’s class.



Upcoming Events

July 14 Polaris Annual Picnic
July 19 PEF meeting
Shorty’s in Manchester, NH at 7:00 PM

PEF News

Polaris Annual Picnic – JULY 14TH starting at 12PM

The PEF annual picnic is set for July 14th , 12PM at Clough State Park, Weare, NH. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a splashing good time with current and new Polaris families. A Polaris “hub” meeting area will be established, so new families can be introduced and friendships can begin to unfold. Bring all the towels, sunscreen, food and beach chairs you need to make this a great event. This is a great event for our new families to come join and meet next year’s classmates. The PEF is always looking forward to meeting new families and introducing them to the Polaris family.

We have officially voted in next years PEF board.
President Melissa McCann
Vice President Jenna Bridgett
Secretary Rebecca Lacy Foxon
Treasurer Pam Spencer-Lienhart
Fundraising Jessica Neuenfeldt Perkins
Events Jessenia Henriquez
Enrichment Elizabeth Velez
Destination Imagination Yvonne Riehl Dusaitis

How to get involved?

Polaris Educational Foundation (PEF) is our version of a PTO

The next PEF meeting is set for July 19 at 7:00 PM at Shorty’s in Manchester, NH.  

Please join us!!!

Please feel free to contact any member of the PEF with any questions you may have. We love to see new faces and get fresh ideas. https://polariseducationalfoundation.org/

The PEF is an integral part of the school and we need your support. If you are unsure of who a PEF member is feel free to contact Jenna Bridgett. She is always willing to talk about the PEF.  jpbridgett@gmail.com





Giving Tuesday

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