The enrichment schedule for the winter/spring semester is in the works! Enrichments will run Tuesday, January 22nd through Friday, May 10th 2019. Registration will open for all enrichments on Friday, December 14th.
Fourth and fifth graders should be working through the planning stages for their science fair experiment. A science fair project is required of ALL fourth and fifth graders. Third grade students will complete an experiment with all parts of the scientific process in class. They may choose to complete an optional independent project as well. First and second graders may also complete an optional, independent project if they wish.
For more information, helpful links, or to download a new science fair packet, visit the Science Fair page.
Join us for the annual Polaris shopping event at The Bookies! The Bookies is an amazing independent bookstore that focuses primarily on children’s books, but also has a good selection of adult bestsellers as well as games, toys, puzzles, gifts, crafts, and more.
Bring the family and get a jump on your holiday gift buying. Shop any time during the week and mention Polaris, and a portion of all sales will be donated to the Polaris library. On Wednesday 11/28, join Ms. Axt and the Polaris community for a special shopping night with snacks and extended store hours. 4315 East Mississippi Avenue (off of Colorado Blvd. and Mississippi). Spread the word to friends and family too!
Questions? Contact Gail Axt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you there!
For a limited time only, place your order for the 2018-19 student-designed T-shirt! According to Polaris tradition this year’s 5th graders designed the graphics, and proceeds will benefit the Polaris art program. Shirt color is heather gray. This is your only chance to get one of these shirts. Order online through the My School Anywhere store, or turn in an order form (with payment) to the school office by 4:00 pm on Friday, November 30th. Online orders will be accepted through Saturday December 1st. Shirts will be delivered prior to winter break. Questions? Contact polarisPTOsecretary@gmail.com.
Join your student for the annual Polaris Thanksgiving Lunch on Thursday, November 15! The cafeteria staff will serve a special meal of turkey and fixings to students and guests with tickets. Student cost is the standard lunch cost ($2.25 or qualifying reduced price). Tickets for adults are $5 each, and non-Polaris student children are $3 each. Tickets are limited and must be pre-purchased. Ticket orders are due by Friday, November 9th. Download the ticket order form here.
Meal times for each grade are as follows:
- 1st Grade: Eat 11:15-11:45, Recess until 12:10
- 2nd Grade: Eat 11:30-12:00, Recess until 12:20
- 4th Grade: Eat 11:45-12:15, Recess until 12:30
- 3rd Grade: Eat 12:00-12:30, Recess until 12:45
- 5th Grade: Eat 12:15-12:45, Recess until 1:00
We also need volunteers to help out with this event! Click here to sign up for an easy 1/2 hour shift before or after your child’s meal time.
We will celebrate Halloween at Polaris with a parade and classroom parties on Wednesday, October 31st. Please do not dress your children in their costumes in the morning – they will change into them prior to the parade. The parade will begin at 2:15 pm and will be followed by classroom parties. Parents are welcome to attend the parade and parties.
- All costumes should be “G-Rated”.
- Please apply fake blood to costumes ahead of time and ensure that it does not drip.
- Absolutely no weapons (real or fake)!
- We welcome costumed parents and family, but please no adult masks.
- Please remember we have little ones, so nothing too scary!
Please contact your room parent for more detailed information.
Frozen custard and steak burgers anyone? End your fall break by meeting your friends and family at Freddy’s in Northfield Stapleton from 4-8 on Tuesday, October 23. Dine in or just pick up a convenient meal to go. Be sure to mention the Polaris fundraiser and 15% of sales will be donated to our school! This is a fun and easy way to support our school.
A huge thanks goes out to the entire Polaris community for another successful Jogathon! Donations are still being tallied, but are at $31,000 and counting. The online donation link will remain open through this Friday, October 12th for any final contributions.
We also want to send out a big thank you to all of our sponsors that helped to make this day possible: Nestman Orthodontics, Mici’s, Spider Monkey, Freddy’s Frozen Custard, Sweet Cooies, Sweet Action Ice Cream, Menchies, Dog Haus, Runners Roost, Ninja Brand Parkour, Bounce, and Mindcraft. Be sure to thank these businesses next time you are there!
Jogathon is coming up! Students are hard at work gathering donations in preparation for the main event on Friday, October 5th. Help them reach the $35,000 fundraising goal!
Please be sure to enter your student’s name, grade, and teacher in the Special Instructions.
Visit the Jogathon page for day-of-race information, additional pledge forms, a sample email template to send to friends and family, volunteer needs, and more.
New this year, Polaris has spirit wear for sale! Options include kids navy t-shirts and adult size baseball tees and hoodies. Check them out and place your order through the MySchoolAnywhere store.
Don’t have MySchoolAnywhere? It’s a website and mobile app we use for the school directory, gear sales, volunteer signups, and more. Download the free app to your iOS or Android device. Contact Allison Pettersson at email@example.com if you need your login credentials resent.
For other Polaris gear inquiries, email polarisPTOfundraising@gmail.com.
There will be a free family event at Benedict Park this Saturday, September 8th, from 11:00 am -2:00 pm. Our neighbors at 100 Park Ave. West have organized the event, and encourage Polaris families, faculty, and friends to attend! There will be BBQ food, kid activities, music and representation by community police officers and local businesses. See you there!
This year’s Jogathon will be on October 5th, and the Jogathon Committee needs your help to make it a success! We need people to fill the following roles:
- Gift card solicitors
- Swag bag coordinator
- Race Day Volunteer Coordinator
- Jogathon treasurer
The Jogathon committee will meet on Tuesday, August 28th at 5:30 pm at St. Mark’s Coffee House, 2019 E 17th Ave. Please RSVP to Carrie Lamb at polarisPTOjogathon@gmail.com if you are able to attend, or reach out if you can’t attend but would like to help.
Polaris offers a wide variety of before- and after-school enrichment opportunities, some taught by our own wonderful teachers. To view the weekly schedule, learn more about what is offered, and register for classes please visit the Enrichments page.
Registration for the Fall 2108 semester opens Monday, August 27th. Most classes begin the week of September 10th and run through mid-December. Please direct questions to Heather Ottele at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come by the school on Friday, August 17th from 4:30 to 5:30 and meet your teacher! Class assignments will be available at the event, and classrooms will be open. The PTO will have informational tables and POPSICLES!
If you can’t make it, class assignments will be available in the Parent Portal after the event. Hope to see you there!
To keep the school paperless we will be participating in the online verification to register your student for the 2018-2019 school year.
The Annual Family Update is a new online registration program that will allow you to update your family’s information straight to us or your other children’s school if they are DPS students. The new program will also allow you to download any of the documentation that you might need to register your student, if you have any questions please visit the Office of Choice and Enrollment website.
The Annual Family Update will be available from July 16th through August 6th and you can do it through the new Parent Portal https://myportal.dpsk12.org/Pages/Default.aspx. If you need help setting up your parent portal please sign up on the web or call 720-423-3163.
Polaris will not be holding a registration date.
The staff is out for the summer 6/6/2018-8/1/2018 and will be back to help you with any registration needs when we return.