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Thursday, August 29th 6:00-7:30pm. Please plan to join us for Curriculum Night (adults only), where you will learn about the instructional experience being provided to your child in the 2019-2020 school year. We will begin with a welcome to families in the auditorium from 6-6:25pm. To accommodate families with more than one child, we will have two classroom-based sessions taking place from 6:30-6:55pm and 7:00-7:25pm. Both presentations will be the same in content. Additional information will be communicated by classroom teachers.
Friday, August 16th 3:00-5:00pm Welcome back to school! Come meet your teacher, find your classroom, and have a popsicle on the playground! Enter the school on Tremont St., as the playground gates will be open. See you there!
Starting July 29th, if you have any questions, please contact Ana or Lea in the Polaris main office (720) 424-7860.
It’s the required process during which you verify/update your student’s information, including address and emergency contacts.The AFU window is open from July 15, 2019 through August 30, 2019. The process is quick and easy and will ensure that your student and family are prepared for the start of the school year.
Please visit the following sites for any additional information:
SchoolChoice – http://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org
(Click the green button to begin this process)
Parent Portal – https://myportal.dpsk12.org/
Join up with other friends in your grade for some casual play time over the summer! Dates are listed below by 2019-20 incoming grade level. Contact the summer room parent for more information or an Evite will be sent for each event
- Wednesday, June 5 @ 4pm -5.30 pm, Park Hill Elementary at playground (18th & Elm), hosted by Bacon/Stone Families
- Saturday, July 13 @ 10am – 11.30am, Wash Park : the South/new playground, hosted by The Arnold Family
- Monday, August 12 @ 6pm – 8pm, James Manley Park at 4th & Josephine, hosted by The Schock Family
1st grade Summer room parent : Meghan Schock
- Sunday, June 30 @ 4pm-6pm, Outside Sweet Cow Ice Cream at Stanley Marketplace, hosted by Molly Garg/Julie Gladnick
- Thursday, July 18 @ 6:30pm-7:30pm, City Park Fountains, hosted by Vanessa Constanti & Beth Fleming
- Sunday, August 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am, Cheesman Park, hosted by Lisa Neepmer and Kaimee Martelli
2nd grade Summer room parent : Heather Ottele
- Sunday, June 30 @ 10:00 AM, Stapleton Central Park, hosted by Guffey & Shearer Families
- Sunday, July 28 @ 10am to 12pm, City Park, hosted by Peggy Liao & Benjamin Kupersmit
- Wednesday, August 14 4pm to dark, James Manley Park, hosted by Shock & Getzelman Families
3rd grade Summer room parent: Nicole Getzelman
- Sunday, June 9 @ 3pm-5pm , Outside Sweet Cow Ice Cream at Stanley Marketplace
- Wednesday, July 10 @ 5:30 pm-7:30 pm , Crescent Park, 8th and Roslyn
- Wednesday, August 7 @ 6pm – 7:30pm, City Park. Meet at the playground east of Ferril Lake
4th grade Summer room parent : Wendy Barclay
- Monday, June 24 @5:30pm-6:30 pm , City Park’s wooden playground, hosted by Jami Davis
- Friday, July 19 @ 4:30 pm-6:00 pm , Outside Sweet Cow Ice Cream at Stanley Marketplace, hosted by Kara Chitwood and Molly Garg
- Saturday, August 10 @ 10am- 11:30am, Fred Thomas Park playground (23rd & Syracuse), hosted by Jo-Nell Herndon
5th grade Summer room parent : Heather Ottele
The last day of school is Friday, May 31. It is a half day – students will be released at 12:30 pm. Buses will run 3 hours earlier than normal. Student lunch times will be adjusted 15 minutes earlier than usual to accommodate all grades prior to dismissal.
The Polaris staff would like to thank the parent community for all their volunteer help this school year! They are cooking up some goodies to share at the Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Friday May 17th in the area outside the cafeteria. If you volunteered at Polaris in any way this school year, please come and enjoy a delicious breakfast.
Field Day was postponed from May 10 to May 17 – looks like the weather will be great! Events take place on the field and at Benedict Fountain Park. Fifth graders run each station, but parent volunteers are needed to help out. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0448a5a69-polaris4
Smoothies from Jamba Juice will be available for sale to students only for $2 each. Please send money if your child would like one. Limit one per student.
Even if you’re not helping out, parents are welcome to come watch and cheer on the students. Grades 1-4 will participate from 9:15-11:30. Fifth graders will participate in the afternoon.
The Spring Showcase is our annual end-of-year celebration. Student artwork and classwork will be on display throughout the school, and each grade level will be featured in a short performance in the gym. Honor choir, beginning and advanced band, and the Friday Jump Club will also perform. There will be food trucks outside the playground and the book fair will be open until about 7:15. Come enjoy the evening with the Polaris Community!
5:30pm – 1st Grade
5:45pm – Honor Choir
6:00pm – 2nd Grade
6:15pm – Beginning Band
6:30pm – 3rd Grade
6:45pm – Friday Jump Club
7:00pm – 4th Grade
7:15pm – Advanced Band
7:30pm – 5th Grade
**Students should meet in their classrooms 15 minutes prior to performance time.**
Parent volunteers are needed – please sign up here to help out: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054caaaf22abff2-2019
Hope to see you there!
The annual Book Fair is here! It’s a great chance to stock up on summer reading material. The book fair is in the auditorium and will be open for sales before and after school on Tuesday through Thursday, May 14-16. The fair will remain open Thursday evening during the Spring Showcase until approximately 7:15 pm. Students will preview the sale with their classes on Monday May 13.
Sign up to help run registers here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4fa8a822a3fc1-2019.
Click here for the special Auction edition ePost!
Hey, Polaris Parents—it’s time to ditch the mom jeans, dad sneakers, and carpool respectability. Dress up like your favorite musician, wear your rattiest concert t-shirt, or just bring the moves—but bring your inner rockstar to the annual Polaris Auction! Visit the Auction page for more information!
We are looking for a team of parents to represent Polaris and take on “New Family Ambassador” roles for the 2019-2020 incoming families. Ambassadors will be assigned 2-3 new-to-Polaris families with incoming students similar in age to yours (same grade when possible). Please feel free to sign up for whatever grade levels that make sense for your family.
The basic expectation of the role is to be a reliable resource for them now – as they often have many questions about coming to Polaris – as well as throughout the school year. This is a low commitment volunteer role and you can create what it looks like for you and your assigned families.
The tasks could be as simple as a welcome email or phone call, or you may want to schedule playdates, coffee-dates, or family get-togethers with them over the summer. You might provide them a monthly email check-in throughout the school year explaining upcoming Polaris fundraising/community events and encouraging their participation, or be a resource on how to navigate school paperwork or an IEP process….OR you may make initial contact and never hear from them again (it’s ok, it happens!).
This opportunity fosters community within our parent population, as well as help families feel connected to and informed about our school.
Please sign up here to be a part of the team!
CMAS testing will begin on March 19th for 5th graders, and April 9th for 3rd and 4th graders. See this letter for more information and a detailed test schedule.
On Wednesday April 3rd, the finalists for the principal position will participate in a community forum to give all members of the Polaris community the opportunity to hear about their leadership and vision. This evening will be a time for final candidates to answer key questions, and an opportunity for the Polaris community to provide feedback. Staff, parents, and students are all invited to attend. The forum will be in the auditorium. Please enter the school through the playground doors.
For the full update on the selection process, read this letter from instructional superintendent Dr. Antoinette Hudson. Please note the forum date was changed after the letter was sent.