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PCS News 04/09/18

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Update From the Board

The Board of Trustees have changed their monthly meeting day to the third Thursday of each month.  Their next meeting will be on Thursday, April 19th, starting at 6 PM.  Prominent on the Agenda will be the current financial status of Polaris and our future plans, including a five-year budget forecast and the budget for the 2018-2019 school year.  Members of the public are always welcome to attend the Board of Trustee meetings and have an opportunity to share their thoughts and suggestions at the beginning of each meeting.

 

School Calendar Changes

Due to the number of school cancellations, we have made the following adjustments to our calendar:

 The third trimester Learning Celebrations have been moved from June 6th/7th to June 13th/14th

We now have school June 15th, 18th, 19th and 20th (regular early release day)

Our last scheduled day is June 20th. This is subject to change if we have more cancellations

Parent/Teacher/Student conferences will take place the afternoon of June 20th and June 21st

We will also be adding one full day of school on a Wednesday. The date is to be determined as we plan this to be our Field Day at Camp Carpenter.

 

Intermediate Learning Celebration

It was great to see so many families!

Polaris students worked hard this past trimester learning “How Things Work.”

All of the projects were very creative!

 

 

 Vela Class Share

Mrs. Fesh’s class is starting to learn about different types of Journeys and Cycles. Each student wrote about “When I think of a journey, I think of….” and came up with ideas like birds flying North back from the South, traveling to my summer house in Maine, planets moving around the sun and many more!

Star Student

Our Star Students recognized so far this month were:

Serena, Keegan, Andrea, Sawyer, Cooper and Connor.

Congratulations!

Izzy, Morgan, Binta, Calvin, Noah, Sydney, Temperance and Dominik.

Congratulations!

 

Mrs. Apac’s Class

Mrs. Apac’s class did an asteroid STEM activity this week. Students were given a list of materials (foil, golf balls, tennis balls, ping pong balls, paper bags, tape) with which they could engineer an asteroid that would create a crate 2″ wide when dropped into a pan of flour from a distance of 3′. The team that came closest made a crater that measured 1 7/8″ across.

 

Upcoming Events

April 23-April 27  April Vacation

May 28  Memorial Day No School

 PEF News

ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT 

Over just a few years, the PEF annual auction fundraiser has evolved from a small breakfast with a few items to a large scale event expected to raise more than $10,000 this year for Polaris.

We’re moving the date of our annual PEF fundraising event to mid-May.

This new upcoming PEF sponsored event is being changed from a “Gala” event to a live “Game-a-Thon” event. We are excited to offer this new and fun way of raising monies for our community of learners at Polaris.

Stay tuned as we will be sharing more information about this event and how you can plan to attend in advance. Thank you for your continued support of our largest fundraising event of the year.

The event will be held in May 2018 at LaBelle Winery in Amherst, NH.

Information on ticket sales will be posted to the PEF Facebook page and Polaris Newsletter in the near future.

 

CHANGES FOR PEF in 2018-2019 – HELP WANTED

Many of those who run the PEF as board members will be completing their final year in 2018.This organization needs several new parents to help backfill these positions and get ready for the 2018–2019 school year.

Please take the time to consider how you may be able to contribute. Free training!

In addition to anticipated vacant board positions, we need a Chair to start a Robotics Program and also a Chair to take over the Student Ambassador program. Contact us please for more information if interested.

Please e-mail pef@polarischarterschool.org

MORE TO COME! 

A sledding party, a student choice event, the annual Read-a-Thon and much more are in progress! Stay tuned…

Best Wishes, 

Jayme Putnam, Miles Martin

PEF Presidents

 

 

PCS News 03/27/18

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From the Board

Polaris Board Meetings will now take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:00pm.

School Calendar Changes

Due to the number of school cancellations, we have made the following adjustments to our calendar:

  • The third trimester Learning Celebrations have been moved from June 6th/7th to June 13th/14th
  • We now have school June 15th, 18th, 19th and 20th (regular early release day)
  • Our last scheduled day is June 20th. This is subject to change f we have more cancellations
  • Parent/Teacher/Student conferences will take place the afternoon of June 20th and June 21st
  • We will also be adding one full day of school on a Wednesday. The date is to be determined as we plan this to be our Field Day at Camp Carpenter.

Lottery

Our Lottery for admission for the 2018-2019 school year was held on Friday March 23rd at 7:00pm.  We were delighted to have Stan Spirou, who recently retired after 33 years as SNHU’s basketball coach, pick the numbers for us.

 

Primary Learning Celebration

It was great to see so many families!

Students chose their own environment to display their simple machines.

They were proud to show their projects of “How Things Work”





Mr. Ford’s Art Class

In culmination of our first trimester’s theme, “All About Me!”, our students have been working hard on their self-portraits. Using a template & special ruler, they first learned the proper dimensions, proportions, and spacial relationships of all the features of the face. They learned some biology of the physical construction, and they viewed a wide array of self-portraits done by famous, amateur, obscure and other student artists, thus combining math, science, and history. This assignment also fosters cultural and racial understanding by examining their visual similarities and differences in a purely aesthetic context.
They were then given mirrors and encouraged to personalize their drawings with their unique individual features, colors, and fashion choices as they see them. They exceeded all expectations. More than a few students achieved a likeness well beyond the scope of the assignment. Virtually all of them are working above age level in accordance with standard proficiency. These drawings exude personality and reflect the hard work they put into the assignment. They will line our front and back stairwells for the next few weeks, please make a point to take a look.

Pavo Class Share

The Pavo Class explored how we associate with a specific color. We reflected on how the color resides with each of us. We wrote how the color looks, smells, sounds, tastes, and makes us feel.

Sparkly Blue looks brand new.
Sparkly Blue smells like a freshly painted canoe.
Neon Pink smells like sugar icing on a cake.
Neon Pink sounds like bubbles popping.
Sweet Apple Green is water trickling off the leaves of a tree.
Sweet Apple Green makes me feel calm and new.
Have you ever thought how you connect to a certain color?

Sculptor Class Share

Mr. Bailey’s class gave a preview of their invention projects they have been working on. Students explained what their projects are, how they work, why they chose it and what the challenges were while doing their project.


Star Student

Our Star Students recognized so far this month were: Spencer, Deeya, Nicholas, Deepthi, Damian, Kayla, Ahmed and Johnny.

Congratulations!



Core Value – Responsibility

We have been talking about Responsibility during March. We read the book “The Paper Boy” by Dav Pilkey. Each morning, the young boy rises before dawn, gets on his bike and delivers papers to his customers. Doing a job like that requires a lot of responsibility. We also created an acrostic poem.

We used Aesop’s fable “The Wolf and the Crane” to discuss how decisions and actions have consequences. The wolf had a bone stuck in his throat and he told the crane he would pay her if she removed it. After she did it and asked for payment the wolf replied that her reward was that she was permitted to live after withdrawing her head from his mouth. Often in life we do things without thinking about the potential consequences and our safety.  Thinking things through is another way to be responsible.

Upcoming Events

March 23 and April 4 Second Trimester Conferences

March 28  Intermediate Learning Celebration

April 23-April 27  April Vacation

May 28  Memorial Day No School

PEF News

ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT 

Over just a few years, the PEF annual auction fundraiser has evolved from a small breakfast with a few items to a large scale event expected to raise more than $10,000 this year for Polaris.

We’re moving the date of our annual PEF fundraising event to mid-May.

This new upcoming PEF sponsored event is being changed from a “Gala” event to a live “Game-a-Thon” event. We are excited to offer this new and fun way of raising monies for our community of learners at Polaris.

Stay tuned as we will be sharing more information about this event and how you can plan to attend in advance. Thank you for your continued support of our largest fundraising event of the year.

The event will be held in May 2018 at LaBelle Winery in Amherst, NH.

Information on ticket sales will be posted to the PEF Facebook page and Polaris Newsletter in the near future.

AWARD WINNING – NORTH STAR DANCE

SAVE THE DATE!

The dance will be held on April 7, 2018 from 5:00-8:00PM at the Founder’s Academy in Manchester, NH.

The North Star Dance that earned the award by PTO Today as best family event of the year will return and move to Founder’s Academy for more fun!

Students of Polaris are encouraged to choose their “North Star” who is an adult to the dance. Their “star” can be any adult that helps build them up and shine brightly in the classroom and community. And we encourage students to also invite their family as well including older/younger siblings.

We will be moving some of the fun items that were once part of the annual auction to this event. We welcome and appreciate can any gift certificates and/or items to help with teacher, student and adult raffle baskets.

DJ WANTED – do you know a DJ that would be willing to donate his/her time and skills for a great cause? Please let us know.

CHANGES FOR PEF in 2018-2019 – HELP WANTED

Many of those who run the PEF as board members will be completing their final year in 2018.This organization needs several new parents to help backfill these positions and get ready for the 2018–2019 school year.

Please take the time to consider how you may be able to contribute. Free training!

In addition to anticipated vacant board positions, we need a Chair to start a Robotics Program and also a Chair to take over the Student Ambassador program. Contact us please for more information if interested.

Please e-mail pef@polarischarterschool.org

MORE TO COME! 

A sledding party, a student choice event, the annual Read-a-Thon and much more are in progress! Stay tuned…

Best Wishes, 

Jayme Putnam, Miles Martin

PEF Presidents

 

 

PCS News 03/09/2018

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Update from the Board of Trustees

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees is Monday, March 12th, starting at 6 PM.  The agenda includes an overview of the 5-year budget plan for Polaris Charter School.  As always, members of the public are welcome to attend. Time for public comment is reserved at the start of the meeting.
Please note that the Board is considering a scheduling change in their monthly meeting days.  Pending the outcome of the discussion and vote on March 12th, any change in the regular meeting date will be posted and would start in April.

Spirit Week

We had a fun week at Polaris!

 

Crazy Hair Day

 

Backwards/Mismatch Day

 

Pajama Day

 

Polaris Pride

Career Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 14th.

Star Student

Our Star Students recognized on March 5th were: Max, Summer, David, Eliza, AllanaLiz, Eric and Avery.

Congratulations!

Core Value – Responsibility

We read The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey. It is a story about about the mornings of a responsible boy with a paper route. While everyone is still asleep on Saturday morning, the boy sorted the papers, loaded them in a bag, got on his bike and delivered papers.
We also talked about ways we were responsible and helped out at home when we had our snow day.

Upcoming Events

March 14  Primary Learning Celebration

March 16  No School, Teacher Workshop

March 21  Intermediate Learning Celebration

March 23  No School, Conferences

April 23-April 27  April Vacation

PEF News

ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT 

Over just a few years, the PEF annual auction fundraiser has evolved from a small breakfast with a few items to a large scale event expected to raise more than $10,000 this year for Polaris.

We’re moving the date of our annual PEF fundraising event to mid-May.

This new upcoming PEF sponsored event is being changed from a “Gala” event to a live “Game-a-Thon” event. We are excited to offer this new and fun way of raising monies for our community of learners at Polaris.

Stay tuned as we will be sharing more information about this event and how you can plan to attend in advance. Thank you for your continued support of our largest fundraising event of the year.

The event will be held in May 2018 at LaBelle Winery in Amherst, NH.

Information on ticket sales will be posted to the PEF Facebook page and Polaris Newsletter in the near future.

AWARD WINNING – NORTH STAR DANCE

SAVE THE DATE!

The dance will be held on April 7, 2018 from 5:00-8:00PM at the Founder’s Academy in Manchester, NH.

The North Star Dance that earned the award by PTO Today as best family event of the year will return and move to Founder’s Academy for more fun!

Students of Polaris are encouraged to choose their “North Star” who is an adult to the dance. Their “star” can be any adult that helps build them up and shine brightly in the classroom and community. And we encourage students to also invite their family as well including older/younger siblings.

We will be moving some of the fun items that were once part of the annual auction to this event. We welcome and appreciate can any gift certificates and/or items to help with teacher, student and adult raffle baskets.

DJ WANTED – do you know a DJ that would be willing to donate his/her time and skills for a great cause? Please let us know.

CHANGES FOR PEF in 2018-2019 – HELP WANTED

Many of those who run the PEF as board members will be completing their final year in 2018.This organization needs several new parents to help backfill these positions and get ready for the 2018–2019 school year.

Please take the time to consider how you may be able to contribute. Free training!

In addition to anticipated vacant board positions, we need a Chair to start a Robotics Program and also a Chair to take over the Student Ambassador program. Contact us please for more information if interested.

Please e-mail pef@polarischarterschool.org

MORE TO COME! 

A sledding party, a student choice event, the annual Read-a-Thon and much more are in progress! Stay tuned…

Best Wishes, 

Jayme Putnam, Miles Martin

PEF Presidents

 

 

PCS News 02/23/2018

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Update from the Board of Trustees

The Polaris Board of Trustees is very pleased to announce that  Angela Olesen Seggie  has joined the Board of Trustees as our newest parent representative.  Angela comes to us with many years of experience in marketing and sales, which will enhance the capabilities of the current Board as we work toward our outreach and fundraising goals for 2017-2018.
The other two parent representatives who are currently serving on the Board of Trustees are Sharon Klardie  and Elizabeth Velez.  Our four current community representatives, who hold a majority of the Board membership, (as stipulated in our Charter,) are Jill Cane, Camila Miranda, Jeff Tatro and Don Winterton.  Biographies and photo  of all seven Trustees will soon be updated on the Polaris Charter School website.

Members of the public are always welcome to attend the Board of Trustees meetings.  Time is reserved at the beginning of each meeting for anyone wishing to make a public comment.  The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be Monday, March 12th, starting at 6 PM.

Spirit Week

We are very excited for Spirit Week here at Polaris!

Monday, March 5, 2018- Crazy Hair Day

Tuesday, March 6, 2018- Backwards/Mismatch Day

Wednesday, March 7, 2018-Pajama Day

Thursday, March 8, 2018- Career Day

Friday, March 9, 2018- School Color Day/School Gear Day and Free Pizza Day

School Gear can be purchased here: https://ssastores.com/polarischarterschool

Primary Class Field Trip

The Primary Class visited the SEE Science Center on Thursday. This was a great learning experience that tied into their study of Simple Machines and “How Things Work”. Students got to experience a Van-de-Graaff, Harmonograph and a Moonwalk. Students also participated in a LEGO team build!

 

Intermediate Field Trip

Mrs. Apac and Mr. Bailey’s classes visited the Manchester Millyard Museum Friday. The students learned about the industrial revolution in New Hampshire. Some of the topics covered were hydro power, steam engines and what life was like for children during the industrial revolution. We completed a fun scavenger hunt activity where each group became experts in one area of the museum and presented what they learned to the whole group. We also learned about inventors, including “Lady Edison”, Margaret Knight. She started inventing when she was only 12 years old and received 27 patents in her lifetime. Her inventions include shoe-manufacturing machines, a “dress shield” to protect garments from perspiration, a rotary engine as well as an internal combustion engine.

Star Student

Our Star Students recognized on February 19 were: McKensey, Gwenan, Yousif, Oliver, Camilla, Alexandria and Jonas.

Congratulations!

100th Day of School Celebration

Primary Students celebrated the 100th Day of School this week. Students were challenged to build structures using 100 marshmallows, made necklaces and showed how to count 100 several different ways.

 


Dorado Class Share

The Dorado Class reflected this week on our past 100 days together. Each student shared their favorite memory they have from the start of the school year until now!

Upcoming Events

Feb 26-March 2  No School, February Vacation 

March 5-9  Spirit Week

March 9  Free Pizza Day

March 14  Primary Learning Celebration

March 16  No School, Teacher Workshop

March 21  Intermediate Learning Celebration

March 23  No School, Conferences

April 23-April 27  April Vacation

PEF News

ANNUAL GALA UPDATE 

Over just a few years, the PEF annual auction fundraiser has evolved from a small breakfast with a few items to a large scale event expected to raise more than $10,000 this year for Polaris.

This year the fundraising event will evolve yet again. In lieu of the auction fundraiser, we will be hosting a Gala to raise additional monies for Polaris. We expect the 2018 Gala will attract local businesses and philanthropists leading to a wider net of donors.

We are privileged this year to have some very influential and experienced Gala chairs working hard to coordinate this event in ways that will maximize the overall financial benefit to Polaris and our children.

This year’s gala will have no auction component. It will be a fun, adult only gala event with a more upscale menu.

Thank you in advance for understanding this new concept to widen the support for Polaris Charter School, as we aim to fulfill the Polaris Educational Foundation mission for 2018.

The event will be held March 24, 2018 at LaBelle Winery in Amherst, NH.

Information on ticket sales will be posted to the PEF Facebook page and Polaris Newsletter in the near future. Mark your calendars!

SPIRIT WEEK IS COMING !

 March 4-9!

FREE PIZZA FOR ALL 3/9

MORE FUN ACTIVITIES AND PRIZES TO BE ANNOUNCED…Lets brighten the gloomy weather with warm, school spirit

GET YOUR SPIRIT WEAR NOW

School Spirit Wear is a great way to show your Polaris Pride. This year we have chosen a supplier that offers more colors, more logo options, more styles and more item including bags, hats, coats, pants and coffee mugs.

Spirit Wear can be ordered any time—there is no order deadline but it takes 2-3 weeks to arrive so ORDER NOW. A portion of your purchase will go to Polaris. There is no requirement to order Polaris Spirit Wear but it a fun way to show school pride and makes participating in school spirit days more fun. Choose a shirt, sweatshirt, hat or anything you can think of!

Ordering is simple:

Log on to: https://ssastores.com/polarischarterschool

You can order via smartphone or tablet but the app works best on a real computer.

Choose the item you want and then choose one of a dozen Polaris designs from the right. Please note that one Polaris Logo has a white background for darker colors. Choose the one that looks best on your preview screen. When you click on the design it will preview on your shirt. Choose the color and size you wish to order and quantity. Verify on the left that the preview item is what you want it to look like and then add it to your cart.

Custom Labels: To choose designs that can be unique to your family member or as a teacher gift choose the blue box above the designs that says Get More Designs. Choose the design that fits best such as Grandma, Pops, Aunt, Dad, Mom, Godmother, Sister, Brother (and many more). After you choose this title a series of design options will appear. Pick the design you like and it will be available to preview on your item to the left.

AWARD WINNING NORTH STAR DANCE

PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE: The dance will be held April 7, 2108 NOT April 8, 2018

The family dance event that earned the award by PTO Today as best family event of the year will return and move to Founder’s Academy for more fun! The event will be April 7th.

We will be moving some of the fun items that were once part of the auction part of the gala to this event. If you have any items, gift baskets or can get gift certificates from your business we welcome your donations!

WE ARE IN NEED OF A FREE DJ-and we know there is a parent that volunteered but have not been able to find them, can you help?

We also need a strong committee to keep the best event all year going. Please e-mail pef@polarischarterschool.org to get started.

If you could run an event such as a robotics tournament, ninja challenge, hoops tournament or something that will be appealing to our non-dancers please let us know!

MAJOR CHANGES FOR THE PEF NEXT YEAR 

The overwhelming majority of those who run the PEF as board member will be completing their final year this year. This organization needs several new parents to step up and get ready to take on the challenges of next year and get some training on how things run before the current members leave their posts (and in many cases the school). Please take the time to consider how you can contribute.

In addition to current board positions, we recognize a chair to start a robotics program and take over Student Ambassadors.

MORE TO COME! 

A sledding party, a student choice event, the annual readathon and much more are in progress! Stay tuned…

Best Wishes, 

Jayme Putnam, Miles Martin

PEF Presidents

 

 

 

PCS News 02/16/2018

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Update from the Board of Trustees

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for Monday, February 19th, at 6 pm in the basement office of Polaris Charter School.  As always, our meetings are open to the public and we welcome your suggestions and questions during the public comment section at the beginning of our meeting.
The agenda for this meeting will include our regular monthly reports on finances, the PEF activities, and an update from our Director, Jen Murdock-Smith.  In addition, we will have updates on the Gala being planned for March 24th at LaBelle Winery and on our 2018 Outreach goal to increase Board membership to nine representatives.  The final agenda will be posted at school a week prior to the meeting.

Spirit Week

We are very excited for Spirit Week here at Polaris!

Monday, March 5, 2018- Crazy Hair Day

Tuesday, March 6, 2018- Backwards/Mismatch Day

Wednesday, March 7, 2018-Pajama Day

Thursday, March 8, 2018- Career Day

Friday, March 9, 2018- School Color Day/School Gear Day and Free Pizza Day

School Gear can be purchased here: https://ssastores.com/polarischarterschool

Pegasus Class

Students from Ms. Gilbert’s class showed their love of Polaris by drawing pictures!

 

Core Value – Fairness

 

We read the book the “The Little Red Hen” by Paul Galdone.  The little red hen lived with at cat, dog and mouse in a cozy house.  While the hen did all of the house work, the rest napped all day. One day, the little red hen found some grains of wheat which she planted and tended to. When she asked for help, the cat, dog and mouse all replied “not I.” Eventually, the wheat was harvested and ground into flour which the hen used to make a delicious cake. As soon as the cat, dog and mouse smelled it baking, they woke from their naps expecting it to be shared with them. However, since the little red hen had done all of the work, she ate the cake all by herself.

We related to this to our work in the classroom on projects. It’s not fair if one person does most of the work while others sit back. It is important for everyone to share the responsibility and the rewards.

Star Student

Our Star Students recognized on February 12 were: Daisy, Lucas, Christian, Molly, Madelyn, Mason and Bella.

Congratulations!


Pegasus Class Share

The Pegasus classroom celebrated Valentine’s Day this week by writing compliments for each other with an activity called “I give a rose”. We talked about recognizing the good in people, even if that person isn’t our best friend. We tied this activity in with our core value of fairness by assigning each student a different classmate to write a compliment for. Some students stepped up and made a second compliment for those who were absent the day of our activity to ensure that no one felt left out! 

Upcoming Events

Feb 26-March 2  No School, February Vacation 

March 5-9  Spirit Week

March 9  Free Pizza Day

March 14  Primary Learning Celebration

March 16  No School, Teacher Workshop

March 21  Intermediate Learning Celebration

March 23  No School, Conferences

April 23-April 27  April Vacation

PEF News

ANNUAL GALA UPDATE 

Over just a few years, the PEF annual auction fundraiser has evolved from a small breakfast with a few items to a large scale event expected to raise more than $10,000 this year for Polaris.

This year the fundraising event will evolve yet again. In lieu of the auction fundraiser, we will be hosting a Gala to raise additional monies for Polaris. We expect the 2018 Gala will attract local businesses and philanthropists leading to a wider net of donors.

We are privileged this year to have some very influential and experienced Gala chairs working hard to coordinate this event in ways that will maximize the overall financial benefit to Polaris and our children.

This year’s gala will have no auction component. It will be a fun, adult only gala event with a more upscale menu.

Thank you in advance for understanding this new concept to widen the support for Polaris Charter School, as we aim to fulfill the Polaris Educational Foundation mission for 2018.

The event will be held March 24, 2018 at LaBelle Winery in Amherst, NH.

Information on ticket sales will be posted to the PEF Facebook page and Polaris Newsletter in the near future. Mark your calendars!

SPIRIT WEEK IS COMING !

 March 4-9!

FREE PIZZA FOR ALL 3/9

MORE FUN ACTIVITIES AND PRIZES TO BE ANNOUNCED…Lets brighten the gloomy weather with warm, school spirit

GET YOUR SPIRIT WEAR NOW

School Spirit Wear is a great way to show your Polaris Pride. This year we have chosen a supplier that offers more colors, more logo options, more styles and more item including bags, hats, coats, pants and coffee mugs.

Spirit Wear can be ordered any time—there is no order deadline but it takes 2-3 weeks to arrive so ORDER NOW. A portion of your purchase will go to Polaris. There is no requirement to order Polaris Spirit Wear but it a fun way to show school pride and makes participating in school spirit days more fun. Choose a shirt, sweatshirt, hat or anything you can think of!

Ordering is simple:

Log on to: https://ssastores.com/polarischarterschool

You can order via smartphone or tablet but the app works best on a real computer.

Choose the item you want and then choose one of a dozen Polaris designs from the right. Please note that one Polaris Logo has a white background for darker colors. Choose the one that looks best on your preview screen. When you click on the design it will preview on your shirt. Choose the color and size you wish to order and quantity. Verify on the left that the preview item is what you want it to look like and then add it to your cart.

Custom Labels: To choose designs that can be unique to your family member or as a teacher gift choose the blue box above the designs that says Get More Designs. Choose the design that fits best such as Grandma, Pops, Aunt, Dad, Mom, Godmother, Sister, Brother (and many more). After you choose this title a series of design options will appear. Pick the design you like and it will be available to preview on your item to the left.

AWARD WINNING NORTH STAR DANCE

PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE: The dance will be held April 7, 2108 NOT April 8, 2018

The family dance event that earned the award by PTO Today as best family event of the year will return and move to Founder’s Academy for more fun! The event will be April 7th.

We will be moving some of the fun items that were once part of the auction part of the gala to this event. If you have any items, gift baskets or can get gift certificates from your business we welcome your donations!

WE ARE IN NEED OF A FREE DJ-and we know there is a parent that volunteered but have not been able to find them, can you help?

We also need a strong committee to keep the best event all year going. Please e-mail pef@polarischarterschool.org to get started.

If you could run an event such as a robotics tournament, ninja challenge, hoops tournament or something that will be appealing to our non-dancers please let us know!

MAJOR CHANGES FOR THE PEF NEXT YEAR 

The overwhelming majority of those who run the PEF as board member will be completing their final year this year. This organization needs several new parents to step up and get ready to take on the challenges of next year and get some training on how things run before the current members leave their posts (and in many cases the school). Please take the time to consider how you can contribute.

In addition to current board positions, we recognize a chair to start a robotics program and take over Student Ambassadors.

MORE TO COME! 

A sledding party, a student choice event, the annual readathon and much more are in progress! Stay tuned…

Best Wishes, 

Jayme Putnam, Miles Martin

PEF Presidents

 

 

 

PCS News 02/09/2018

star boy

 

Update from the Board of Trustees

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for Monday, February 19th, at 6 pm in the basement office of Polaris Charter School.  As always, our meetings are open to the public and we welcome your suggestions and questions during the public comment section at the beginning of our meeting.
The agenda for this meeting will include our regular monthly reports on finances, the PEF activities, and an update from our Director, Jen Murdock-Smith.  In addition, we will have updates on the Gala being planned for March 24th at LaBelle Winery and on our 2018 Outreach goal to increase Board membership to nine representatives.  The final agenda will be posted at school a week prior to the meeting.

Late Arrival Policy

We provide a full twenty minute arrival period to allow for unpredictable traffic conditions and to
ensure that your child is able to settle before Morning Gathering starts.
Because of the importance of this Gathering time, we ask that parents attempt to limit late arrivals to
unavoidable circumstances. If you cannot avoid a late arrival, please contact the school office before
8:20 a.m. to notify us that your child will be late.
EITHER:
Email attendance@polarischarterschool.org. Messages should include the student’s name,
parent’s name, and the reason for the absence.
OR:
Call the attendance line (634-0034) AND submit a written verification of the reason for the
tardiness to the school office upon the student’s arrival.
If you arrive after 8:20, please accompany your child into the school building and sign them in on the
Student Attendance Log on the main floor. They will be marked tardy. The tardiness will be
considered unexcused unless one of the designated exceptions applies or there was an unavoidable
travel delay

Core Value – Fairness

February is Fairness month! We first talked about what it means. To help illustrate this, we viewed the following cartoon:

Students were able to really grasp that everyone getting the same thing is not necessarily fair.

Star Student

Our Star Students recognized on February 5 were: Matthew, Kamden, Mikail, Tricia, Jolie, Nicholas and Kaelan

Congratulations!

 

Vela Class Share

The Vela Class shared recent projects they have been working on.  Students have been learning about Simple Machines and made marble ramps on the walls to control which direction their marbles traveled.  They also recently did a writing/art project based on the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and wrote snowmen poems.

Primary Class Visit

Primary had ANOTHER parent visit this week!!  Mr. Whitney came in on Friday, and taught us all about Polarized Light!!  He first taught us about what an engineer is and what they do.  Then he told us all about Polarized Light and what that is!  Mr. Whitney explained what a polarizer is, and had enough for each student to try using two polarizers to look at the light!  We learned that when you have one polarizer, the light still comes through, but when you add a second one and turn it, the light is blocked.  We also learned that if you add a third polarizer to the MIDDLE, diagonally, the light was no longer blocked!  We then got to create Polarized Light Art!  Thank you for the AMAZING visit Mr. Whitney!  I know the kids won’t soon forget this visit!!

Upcoming Events

Feb 26-March 2  February VacationMarch 14  

March 5-9 Spirit Week!

March 14  Primary Learning Celebration

March 16 No School Teacher Workshop

March 21  Intermediate Learning Celebration

March 23  No School due to conferences​

April 23-April 27 April Vacation

PEF News

ANNUAL GALA UPDATE 

Over just a few years, the PEF annual auction fundraiser has evolved from a small breakfast with a few items to a large scale event expected to raise more than $10,000 this year for Polaris.

This year the fundraising event will evolve yet again. In lieu of the auction fundraiser, we will be hosting a Gala to raise additional monies for Polaris. We expect the 2018 Gala will attract local businesses and philanthropists leading to a wider net of donors.

We are privileged this year to have some very influential and experienced Gala chairs working hard to coordinate this event in ways that will maximize the overall financial benefit to Polaris and our children.

This year’s gala will have no auction component. It will be a fun, adult only gala event with a more upscale menu.

Thank you in advance for understanding this new concept to widen the support for Polaris Charter School, as we aim to fulfill the Polaris Educational Foundation mission for 2018.

The event will be held March 24, 2018 at LaBelle Winery in Amherst, NH.

Information on ticket sales will be posted to the PEF Facebook page and Polaris Newsletter in the near future. Mark your calendars!

SPIRIT WEEK IS COMING !

 March 4-9!

FREE PIZZA FOR ALL 3/9

MORE FUN ACTIVITIES AND PRIZES TO BE ANNOUNCED…Lets brighten the gloomy weather with warm, school spirit

GET YOUR SPIRIT WEAR NOW

School Spirit Wear is a great way to show your Polaris Pride. This year we have chosen a supplier that offers more colors, more logo options, more styles and more item including bags, hats, coats, pants and coffee mugs.

Spirit Wear can be ordered any time—there is no order deadline but it takes 2-3 weeks to arrive so ORDER NOW. A portion of your purchase will go to Polaris. There is no requirement to order Polaris Spirit Wear but it a fun way to show school pride and makes participating in school spirit days more fun. Choose a shirt, sweatshirt, hat or anything you can think of!

Ordering is simple:

Log on to: https://ssastores.com/polarischarterschool

You can order via smartphone or tablet but the app works best on a real computer.

Choose the item you want and then choose one of a dozen Polaris designs from the right. Please note that one Polaris Logo has a white background for darker colors. Choose the one that looks best on your preview screen. When you click on the design it will preview on your shirt. Choose the color and size you wish to order and quantity. Verify on the left that the preview item is what you want it to look like and then add it to your cart.

Custom Labels: To choose designs that can be unique to your family member or as a teacher gift choose the blue box above the designs that says Get More Designs. Choose the design that fits best such as Grandma, Pops, Aunt, Dad, Mom, Godmother, Sister, Brother (and many more). After you choose this title a series of design options will appear. Pick the design you like and it will be available to preview on your item to the left.

AWARD WINNING NORTH STAR DANCE

The family dance event that earned the award by PTO Today as best family event of the year will return and move to Founder’s Academy for more fun! The event will be April 8th.

We will be moving some of the fun items that were once part of the auction part of the gala to this event. If you have any items, gift baskets or can get gift certificates from your business we welcome your donations!

WE ARE IN NEED OF A FREE DJ-and we know there is a parent that volunteered but have not been able to find them, can you help?

We also need a strong committee to keep the best event all year going. Please e-mail pef@polarischarterschool.org to get started.

If you could run an event such as a robotics tournament, ninja challenge, hoops tournament or something that will be appealing to our non-dancers please let us know!

MAJOR CHANGES FOR THE PEF NEXT YEAR 

The overwhelming majority of those who run the PEF as board member will be completing their final year this year. This organization needs several new parents to step up and get ready to take on the challenges of next year and get some training on how things run before the current members leave their posts (and in many cases the school). Please take the time to consider how you can contribute.

In addition to current board positions, we recognize a chair to start a robotics program and take over Student Ambassadors.

MORE TO COME! 

A sledding party, a student choice event, the annual readathon and much more are in progress! Stay tuned…

Best Wishes, 

Jayme Putnam, Miles Martin

PEF Presidents

 

 

 

PCS News 02/02/2018

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Scholastic Book Fair

February 5-9, Polaris will have our first Scholastic Book Fair! This book fair will help us earn free books for our library! The book fair will be held at school as well as online. Students will visit the book fair with their classes for a preview of what is available. They will be able to complete a wish list which parents can then choose to buy books from, or add them to the class wishlist. Each class will have a wishlist for community members and parents who wish to donate a book to their child’s classroom. Donated books will be adorned with a special bookplate acknowledging the donor. If you are interested in donating but cannot attend, please email Mrs. Apac at b.apac@polarischarterschool.org

We will also host a family night so families can shop with their children.  You can also watch a parent video about the book fair at http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/parentvideo

Star Students

Our Star Students recognized on January 29 were: Khoi, Lilly, Maya, Colton, Jace, Tricia and Ahmed

Congratulations!

 

Sculptor Class Share

Last week the Sculptor class shared their planet projects, which includes creating a government system, educational system and inventions for their planet.

Hydra Class Share

Miss Haynes’ class has been learning about poetry, and they read poems from the book Clay Feet. In this book, the illustrator drew pictures and then the poet wrote poems based on the illustrations instead of the other way around. Miss Haynes’ class did the same thing. Each student drew a picture of anything they wanted, and then the pictures were randomly handed out to the class. They then had to write a poem based on the picture they received. Students studied different types of poems and got to choose which kind they wanted to write. They came up  some very descriptive poetry!

Primary Class Visit

Mr.Velez came to visit the Primary Classrooms this week.  During his visit, he led the three Primary classes in an exciting and engaging conversation about the 6 simple machines they have been learning about.  He asked the students questions that tested their knowledge of simple machines!  He ended his visit by challenging the students to engineer a solution to an everyday problem!  The students had to work in groups to figure out how they would get a piano from the Gathering Room to a moving truck in the parking lot!  Students needed to collaborate and decide what they would need, how they would use it, and act out what they would do!  It was a great visit that the students couldn’t stop talking about!!


 

Intermediate Class Field Trip

Mr. Bailey’s and Mrs. Apac’s class went on a field trip to Saint Paul’s School. High school students created presentations about thermodynamics and temperature for Polaris students. The presentations included aerodynamics of aircraft’s, expanding and condensing molecules, temperature in space and much more. After these experiments, we learned a little bit about space and went on a tour of the school. During the tour, we saw Saint Paul’s robotics and engineering lab; where students were working on an autonomous go cart. On the tour we also explored the green house, solar telescoped observatory and other labs.





Perseus Class Project

The Perseus class completed their buoyancy experiments this week by building tin foil boats. Every team conceptualized and constructed a boat and made a prediction of how many marbles it would hold. Several teams beat their prediction several times over! After the first trials, teams revised their design and tested again. The students really enjoyed this project and are looking forward to their next exploration.

Upcoming Events

Feb 5-9  Scholastic Book Fair

Feb 26-March 2  February Vacation

March 14  Primary Learning Celebration

March 21  Intermediate Learning Celebration

March 23  No School due to conferences​

PEF News

The PEF is looking for a volunteer to re-decorate three bulletin boards. If you are able to help out, please email us at PEF@polarischarterschool.org.

Save the date: March 24, 2018 is the Annual Gala at LaBelle Winery. Stay tuned for more information.

Please join us at the next PEF Meeting: February 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM. This meeting will be held at Polaris.

We will be looking for several new PEF board members for the next school year. We anticipate half of the PEF board will need to be replaced. Now is the time to jump in and get involved!

 

 

 

PCS News 01/19/2018-1/26/2018

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Information Session

Our last scheduled Information Session is Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm.  If your student is interested in being a tour guide please contact Nancy.

Core Value – Acceptance

Week before last, we watched the first five minutes of Martin Luther King, J.’s  speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEqnnklfYs and then we watched our favorite “president” (Kids President) speak about the importance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x69xdlzczSs.

Last week, we read the book “Strictly No Elephants” by Lisa Mantchev. It was a story about respecting differences and including others. We also listened to two songs by Peter, Paul and Mary. The first was “Right Field” and you can listen to it here.  The second was called “Don’t Laugh at Me.” Students reflected on the lyrics message as well as the feelings that they illustrated.

Star Students

Our Star Students recognized on January 16 were: Ella, Kayella, Lamija, River, Serena, Sophia, Gwenan and Molly.

Congratulations!

 

Pavo Class Share

The Pavo Class presented their week’s share on Martin Luther King Jr. After listening to class readings and participating in class discussions each student chose a word to describe Martin Luther King Jr. Some of the words they used were unique, kind, observant, passionate and inspiring. Then they wrote what their personal dream or dream for the world is and made an illustration to go with it.

“I have a dream where I’m a professional Boxer, part-time Engineer, and a good cook.”
“I have a dream to go to MIT for college.”
“I have a dream that everyone will be treated fairly, no matter their size, or looks.”
“I have a dream that there will be more acceptance than not, and that there will be World Peace.”

Perseus Class Share

The Perseus Class shared about the upcoming book fair. The students watched a short video with authors talking about their books and the writing process.

 

Upcoming Events

Feb 5-9  Scholastic Book Fair

Feb 26-March 2  February Vacation

March 14  Primary Learning Celebration

March 21  Intermediate Learning Celebration

March 23  No School due to conferences​

Scholastic Book Fair

February 5-9, Polaris will have our first Scholastic Book Fair! The book fair will be held at school as well as online. We will also host a family night so families can shop with their children. This book fair will help us earn free books for our library! If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Apac at b.apac@polarischarterschool.org”  You can also watch a parent video about the book fair at http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/parentvideo

PEF News

The PEF is looking for a volunteer to re-decorate three bulletin boards. If you are able to help out, please email us at PEF@polarischarterschool.org.

Save the date: March 24, 2018 is the Annual Gala at LaBelle Winery. Stay tuned for more information.

Please join us at the next PEF Meeting: February 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM. This meeting will be held at Polaris.

We will be looking for several new PEF board members for the next school year. We anticipate half of the PEF board will need to be replaced. Now is the time to jump in and get involved!

 

 

 

PCS News 01/12/2018

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Update From the Board

Best wishes to all for a healthy, peaceful, and joyful 2018!
 
The Board of Trustees is continuing to pursue the 2017-2018 goals we set for ourselves. One of these goals is to increase membership on the Board of Trustees to a total of nine members. We are currently searching for one or two new parent representatives and two additional community representatives. Attached is a copy of the Trustee job description. If you know of someone who might be interested in becoming a Trustee for Polaris Charter School, please share the job description and encourage the individual to contact our Director, Jen Murdock-Smith at j.murdocksmith@polarischarterschool.org or the Board of Trustees Chair, Jill Cane, j.cane@polarischarterschool.org for more information.
The next meeting of the Board of Trustees is on Monday, January 15th, starting at 6:00 PM.  (Although there is no school that day, the Board is still meeting.) The agenda includes the monthly report on the financials for Polaris and the monthly report from our Director.  We will also have updates on our current projects, including our governance, outreach, and fundraising goals for the current school year.  Visitors are always welcome and a time for public comment is reserved at the start of every Board of Trustee meeting.
 

Re-Enrollment for the 2018-2019 is Open!

You should have received an email with your login/password for Sycamore Education this evening and another one with instructions. If you did not, you should contact Jen.

Information Session

Our next Information Session is Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10:30 am. Please help pass the word about our school by telling people you know.

Weather/Recess

As winter weather is approaching, this is a good time to review Polaris Charter School’s school cancellation/delay policy.  Our school follows the Manchester School District’s weather-related decisions; if they are closed/delayed we are too.  Cancellations or delays will be announced before 6:30 a.m. on the following radio and TV stations:

WZID-FM (95.7)                          WMUR-TV Channel 9

We also typically send an email and post it on the PEF Facebook page.  On occasion, Polaris may make an independent weather-related decision, as our students come from many towns and cities in New Hampshire. In such instances, the radio and TV stations mentioned above will carry any special announcements for Polaris Charter School. Parents are encouraged to use their own discretion in commuting on days with snow or icy conditions. If you decide that travel conditions are too hazardous, whether or not school has been delayed or cancelled, your child(ren) will be given an excused absence. If Polaris is in session, weather-related absences should still be called in to the School Office and followed up with a written excuse, signed by the parent/ guardian. You can also email at attendance@polarischarterschool.org

If there is a delayed opening for the Manchester School District on a Wednesday, Polaris Charter School will be closed.

Recess will be held outdoors unless it is actively precipitating or the “Feel’s Like” temperature is below 20 degrees F. Due to our limited staff, we cannot keep children inside when they are not dressed appropriately.  We ask parents to ensure that their child comes to school dressed for the weather conditions, including appropriate coats, snow pants, boots, mittens, hats, etc. Please label all clothing with your child’s name. Children will not be permitted to play in the snow without snow pants and boots.

Cold and Flu Season

Since the leading cause of student and employee absence each year is illness, we ask parents to use discretion when deciding whether to keep their child home from school. Unnecessary absences should be avoided, however, we ask that you keep your child home until they have been
free of ALL of the following symptoms for AT LEAST twenty-four hours WITHOUT assistance of medication.

○ Vomiting
○ Diarrhea
○ Temperature above 100 degrees  F
○ Undiagnosed rash

 

Donation Request

We are looking for donations of tissues, disinfecting wipes, Lysol, hand sanitizer and three new 13 gallon garbage cans with covers. Please drop them off in the front office.

 

Toy Policy

We have seen an increase in the quantity, and size of toys coming to school from home, which have been a source of distraction and conflicts. Please do not allow your children to bring toys to school. They can bring one stuffed animal but it should be no larger than the size of a lunch box.  We appreciate your help!

 

Core Value – Acceptance

Throughout January, we are going to be talking about acceptance.  We read “The Cow that Went Oink” by Bernard Most. One of it’s messages was the importance of helping others, even if they are different. We also watched this wonderful video that explains autism:

http://amazingthingshappen.tv/projects/amazing-things-happen/

It “aims to raise awareness among young non-autistic audiences, to stimulate understanding and acceptance in future generations.”

Star Students

Our Star Students recognized on January 12 were: Sean, Harlee, Nicholas and Belle.

Congratulations!

 

Dorado Class Share

For the Dorado Class Share, we explored what Kindness looks like in our own lives.  We made Geometric stars, and connected all of the points through glitter.  We related this to how kindness can be spread like glitter from person to person.  We then wrote what Kindness looks like daily in our lives.


 

 

Upcoming Events

Jan 15– No School Holiday

Jan 20-10:30 AM Information Session

Feb 26-March 2 February Vacation

March 14 Primary Learning Celebration

March 21 Intermediate Learning Celebration

March 23 – No School due to conferences​

Holiday Donation Update

Thank you to those of you who donated to our Holiday Donation Drive. Our donation box was overflowing! We were able to give to many patients at Dartmouth Hitchcock, Lebanon.

 

PEF News

The Polaris Educational Foundation wants to wish you a very new year. It is never too late to join the devoted team of parents that help build the community of Polaris.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your financial support and for your time.  We have done so many great things that are beyond the normal budget with your support! 2018 will finally bring a new, taller fence and (pending city approval) a small expansion to the playground area, the award winning North Star Dance and a school wide field day that is truly a new and remarkable Polaris tradition.  The best is truly yet to come and the future is bright!

I AM GRATEFUL FOR POLARIS HOLIDAY CHALLENGE

You don’t need money or much time to help strengthen Polaris, you just need to share your story.

With little or no marketing budget, Polaris really counts on families to spread the word about the wonderful opportunity for an alternative public education available right in Manchester. Would you please take a few minutes before the January 20th open enrollment session at least five places.

We ask you to:

  • Go to your social media and share your feelings and a link to Polaris
  • Pick up a few flyers from the upstairs office already available and put them up at libraries, your child’s kindergarten, the local convenience store and office community bulletin board.
  • Go on Google and write a great review!
  • Find out what kind of grants and sponsorship opportunities are available for our small charter school through your employer.

Spread the word that Polaris is a special place.

Familiarity brings a strong attendance rate, community sponsors and support.  To be a success Polaris cannot be a secret.

PCS News 12/22/2017

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Stay Safe and Warm!

 Re-Enrollment for the 2018-2019 is Open!

You should have received an email with your login/password for Sycamore Education this evening and another one from me with instructions. If you did not, you should contact Jen.  Happy New Year!

Information Session

Our next Information Session is Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10:30 am. Please help pass the word about our school by telling people you know.

Weather/Recess

As winter weather is approaching, this is a good time to review Polaris Charter School’s school cancellation/delay policy.  Our school follows the Manchester School District’s weather-related decisions; if they are closed/delayed we are too.  Cancellations or delays will be announced before 6:30 a.m. on the following radio and TV stations:

WZID-FM (95.7)                          WMUR-TV Channel 9

We also typically send an email and post it on the PEF Facebook page.  On occasion, Polaris may make an independent weather-related decision, as our students come from many towns and cities in New Hampshire. In such instances, the radio and TV stations mentioned above will carry any special announcements for Polaris Charter School. Parents are encouraged to use their own discretion in commuting on days with snow or icy conditions. If you decide that travel conditions are too hazardous, whether or not school has been delayed or cancelled, your child(ren) will be given an excused absence. If Polaris is in session, weather-related absences should still be called in to the School Office and followed up with a written excuse, signed by the parent/ guardian. You can also email at attendance@polarischarterschool.org

If there is a delayed opening for the Manchester School District on a Wednesday, Polaris Charter School will be closed.

Recess will be held outdoors unless it is actively precipitating or the “Feel’s Like” temperature is below 20 degrees F. Due to our limited staff, we cannot keep children inside when they are not dressed appropriately.  We ask parents to ensure that their child comes to school dressed for the weather conditions, including appropriate coats, snow pants, boots, mittens, hats, etc. Please label all clothing with your child’s name. Children will not be permitted to play in the snow without snow pants and boots.

 

Cold and Flu Season

Since the leading cause of student and employee absence each year is illness, we ask parents to use discretion when deciding whether to keep their child home from school. Unnecessary absences should be avoided, however, we ask that you keep your child home until they have been
free of ALL of the following symptoms for AT LEAST twenty-four hours WITHOUT assistance of medication.

○ Vomiting
○ Diarrhea
○ Temperature above 100 degrees  F
○ Undiagnosed rash

Core Value – Kindness and Caring

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

-Mother Teresa

We cast stones with the words we say, the actions we take and they can have a ripple effect that can continue indefinitely.

 

Star Students

Our Star Students recognized on December 11 were: Amadu, Colton, Eric, Josiah, Josie, Temperance, Kayla and Teagan.

Congratulations!

Pegasus Class Share

Ms. Gilbert’s class read the story “What If Everybody Did That?” by Ellen Javernick. In the story, situations are given and the audience is asked to think about the bigger picture-imagine what would happen if everyone thought it was okay to do something- example littering. For our class project on kindness and caring, we flipped the conversation by brainstorming random acts of kindness that we wish people did more of. We created our own class book titled “What If Everyone…?”

 

 

Upcoming Events

Jan 15– No School Holiday

Jan 20-10:30 AM Information Session

Feb 26-March 2 February Vacation

PEF News

The Polaris Educational Foundation wants to wish you a very new year. It is never too late to join the devoted team of parents that help build the community of Polaris.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your financial support and for your time.  We have done so many great things that are beyond the normal budget with your support! 2018 will finally bring a new, taller fence and (pending city approval) a small expansion to the playground area, the award winning North Star Dance and a school wide field day that is truly a new and remarkable Polaris tradition.  The best is truly yet to come and the future is bright!

I AM GRATEFUL FOR POLARIS HOLIDAY CHALLENGE

You don’t need money or much time to help strengthen Polaris, you just need to share your story.

With little or no marketing budget, Polaris really counts on families to spread the word about the wonderful opportunity for an alternative public education available right in Manchester. Would you please take a few minutes before the January 20th open enrollment session at least five places.

We ask you to:

  • Go to your social media and share your feelings and a link to Polaris
  • Pick up a few flyers from the upstairs office already available and put them up at libraries, your child’s kindergarten, the local convenience store and office community bulletin board.
  • Go on Google and write a great review!
  • Find out what kind of grants and sponsorship opportunities are available for our small charter school through your employer.

Spread the word that Polaris is a special place.

Familiarity brings a strong attendance rate, community sponsors and support.  To be a success Polaris cannot be a secret.