Please join us for a volunteer appreciation breakfast on Friday, May 20th before field day. We will have food set up outside the cafeteria from 8:00-9:00 am for all of our wonderful Polaris volunteers. If you’ve spent some time helping out in your child’s classroom, chaperoning a field trip, or pitched in anywhere else in the school this year, we would like to thank you with a breakfast provided by Polaris staff.
Looking for a summer camp for your child? Here are some options to consider:
School of the Poetic City The School of the Poetic City summer camps promote the having of wonderful ideas through contemporary art practices, exploration of the city, and art making. They are intentionally mixed-age, for children 5 to 15 years old.
Summer Art Camps with Polaris para Melinda Stewart
–numerous half day art camps, held at Stevens Elementary in Wheat Ridge
Kaleidoscope Corner Kids Camps
–weekly theme camps available at various DPS schools
Check out this video of Polaris students using simple machines to build Matchbox Rovers:
Check out these fun family events hosted by South Platte River Environmental Education (SPREE):
Saturday April 30: Family RiverSweep
Saturday May 7: Art on the River
Both events are free but require prior registration. Get more information here.
Due to low participation in the For the Love of Art event, PTO, Polaris arts staff and administration have decided to incorporate art appreciation into the May Gala. There will be no event on April 14. Thanks for your flexibility as we seek to provide great community activities that showcase our student talent!
Polaris PTO and Polaris Administration
Thanks to everyone who donated clothing for the Clothes To Kids Denver community service project! The drive was a huge success! A BIG thanks to Ms. Angie Brown for her leadership on the project, and to drivers Marisa, Moyra, Kirsten & Stephanie for delivering all the clothes. Way to go Polaris!
Did you miss Romancing the Vine? You can still support STEAM education at Polaris!
Proof Wine and Spirits will continue to accept wine and beer orders through Friday, March 25th. Proof is donating 20% of all purchases to Polaris. Download the order form here.
There are still a number of items available from the wishing wall. These are specific items desired by teachers to help support STEAM education in the school. Check out what’s still needed!
Both forms can be dropped off at the office or emailed to Cedra Goldman at email@example.com.
PARCC testing for 3rd-5th graders begins Tuesday, April 5. Click here for the detailed schedule, and look for more information from your child’s teacher.
Students from Student Council and The Green Team are joining forces to bring you the final school-wide community service project for this year, which will benefit Clothes to Kids Denver, a non-profit that provides clothing to school-aged children grades Preschool through 12th grade. Collection boxes will be in classrooms from Friday, February 26 – Friday, March 11.
Here is how you can help:
- Bring in gently used (clean, in good condition) or new clothing to be donated to Clothes to Kids Denver between 2/26-3/11. More info at http://clothestokidsdenver.org/donate/
- March 11th is PAJAMA DAY!!! Kids can wear their pajamas to school on March 11th as a reminder of the final day to bring donated clothing and shoes.
- Volunteer to transport some of the donated clothing to Clothes to Kids Denver after school on March 11th. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0448a5a69-volunteers
Polaris at Ebert was selected as the school recipient placement in Whole Foods Q2 (January 18 – April 10) bag credit donation program at their Colorado Blvd location (870 S Colorado Blvd, Glendale, CO 80246)! What does this mean? This means every time you, your family, or friends shop and bring your own shopping bags Whole Foods will donate the $.10/per bag directly to our school. This is a huge opportunity for our school to raise “free” money, so please spread the word!
Planning for your summer already? Order tickets to Harkins Summer movies through school:
- Download order form
- Make checks payable to Polaris PTO
- Leave forms/checks in PTO box
- Deadline for submitting your order forms: Monday, March 14
- IMPORTANT!! Forms will be submitted as they are received. Order sooner rather than later as movie days will sell out.
Tonight’s CSC and PTO meetings have been rescheduled to next Monday, 2/8 due to inclement weather.
$19 each – Order now online at http://community.pictavo.com/
School name is Polaris at Ebert.
Please enter CHILD’s first and last name for each book ordered and select correct teacher/grade.
Dedications can be purchased under “Other Products” at top of webpage once you choose our school.
Don’t wait, the price increases to $25 on 2/28!!!
Don’t forget your DEDICATION as a tribute to your child’s time at Polaris.
Only a limited number available…
Our yearbook staff will edit your jpeg or doc and your dedication to create a great memory!
- $8 for text only (120 characters)
- $25 (2″x3″ photo/art & text – jpegs or docs, no pdfs)
- $40 (4″x3″ photo/art & text – jpegs or docs, no pdfs)
Order now online at http://community.pictavo.com/
Please contact Kelly Proctor if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-601-2648.
Also, have your pictures be a part of the YEARBOOK!
Parents, teachers & students- please submit candid photos for the 2015-2016 Polaris Yearbook. We would love to have your photos of field trips, school activities, special school parties, and electives. Send in photos to help commemorate your time in the Polaris Community! Please upload photos to the Pictavo Community site at: http://community.pictavo.com/ select the UPLOAD
PHOTOS button and select a folder for your photos.
You don’t want to miss this! Mark your calendars and secure your sitter! Our annual adult-only social event – Romancing the Vine: A Community Social to Support STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Math) – is going to be an outing you won’t want to miss!
- What: Romancing the Vine: A Community Social to Support STEAM
- When: Friday, Feb. 26th, 7pm-9:30pm
- Where: The Metropolitan State University Center for Visual Arts – 965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204.
- Cost: $45/person, $75/couple, $25/Sponsor-A-Teacher
Why? This is a fun and elegant event that raises funds to support the art and science programs for which Polaris is known. Mingle with fellow parents and Polaris staff, nosh on appetizers, and in collaboration with Proof Wine & Spirits, purchase great wine and beer to re-stock your holiday-depleted stash. All funds raised help sustain educational efforts that support the development of the whole student. Buy your tickets now, as this event is sure to sell out!
Note the NEW location this year, plus you can donate to the Polaris Wishing Wall while listening to tunes provided by local band The Clarkson Street Band (which includes two Polaris parents)!
RTV: INK SPEAKS! Themed Student Art Show
Which school/social issue concerns your child? The theme of the student art competition this year is Ink Speaks! to compliment the exhibit that will be showing at CVA at the time of the event – Under the Guillotine: Political Satire of James Gillray and Contemporary Counterparts.
Requirements: Ink Speaks! themed 2-D art of any medium (i.e. paint, colored pencils, markers, collage, etc.), no larger than 18×24.
- Coach D will work with students in his classes to help ensure all students are provided an opportunity to submit an original art piece.
- Three prizes for each grade grouping (K-1, 2-3, 4-5) will be awarded by our community judges.
- Winners will be displayed at the event on February 26th.
- For questions please contact Renee Allen at email@example.com
Can’t make the event? Please consider sponsoring event-entry for a teacher/staff member and their guest. Sponsorship is only $25 and can be done via the PayPal link above. This is an easy way to contribute to the event as well as show our staff how much we appreciate them.
The 2016 RTV is sponsored by:
- The Metropolitan State University Center for Visual Arts
- Proof Wine & Spirits
- Foodie Call Catering
- The Clarkson Street Band
- Cherry Creek Dentistry
- Sanitas Skin Care
- Terra Fortis
- Berenices Aveda Salon
- Confluence Kayaks
- Facilitate Learning Solutions
- Gisi Designs
- Kent Denver School
- Neighborhood Music Stapleton
- QUICK-BEND Design
- SPO LLC
- Ceramics in the City
- Urban Luxe Real Estate
Dear Prospective Kindergarten Parents,
We would like to invite you to a Parent Tour for the 2016-17 Advanced Kinder Class here at Polaris. We are sorry for the delay in scheduling, but many parents have not yet received their notification letters from DPS. For those of you who have received qualifying letters for ADK though, we would like to go ahead and offer you the following dates for tours
- Thursday, January 14th at 10:00am
- Tuesday, January 19th at 9:00am
Please call our office at 720-424-7860 to RSVP for your tour. Please note that these tours are for adults, not children. We look forward to meeting you and answering your questions about the Polaris program!