As an HGT magnet school, and with kids getting bused in from all over Denver, Polaris is a unique—and diverse—community. But what all of us have in common is an incredible gratitude for the opportunities provided by Polaris, opportunities that we all know aren’t available anywhere else. This is a tremendous gift.
But as with all public schools, Polaris is still managing a funding gap. Without the financial support of the Parent Teacher Organization, key programs would have to be cut: paraprofessional support, the Friday Electives program, Specials, Faculty and Staff support programs, and STEAM initiatives, among others. And, as parents of HGT kids know, these programs are especially necessary to meeting the unique needs of our children.
Which is why we are asking that all parents show their gratitude for the many opportunities and gifts that Polaris offers our kids by giving to PTO. If every family gave the equivalent of just one month at a DPS Kindergarten, our kids’ education would be fully funded—that is just $45 per student per month if you sign up for monthly giving. We know that not all families can afford this, so we just ask each family to give what you can—if you can give more, please be generous. Without the generosity of some, all kids at Polaris would shortchanged.
So Polaris parents—how do we love thee? Let us count the ways:
The annual fund works like an NPR membership: whether you give once, or make a recurring monthly donation, every cent goes right back into the programming—educational programming!—you rely on
An annual student-led fundraising event, the Jogathan gets our kids brains AND bodies moving. And by sponsoring a student jogger, relatives, friends, and neighbors can get involved, too!
Held every Spring, the Auction is an adults-only night out with great food, flowing libations, live music, and—of course—an auction. With a different theme each year, Polaris parents ditch the mom jeans, dad sneakers, and carpool respectability, and raise some serious money for the school!
Everyday Ways to Support Polaris
Raise funds for Polaris without spending an extra dime of your own by making everyday purchases at the participating grocery stores or online at Amazon.com.
Goods and Services Fundraisers
Polaris gear for the kids, community dinners, discount days at local retailers—we’re always coming up with ways to show school spirit and bring our community together. Watch the E-Post for details about upcoming events and gear offerings.
Do you have a business that you would like to bring visibility to? How about having your name/logo on a banner hanging on the Polaris school fence for a year? Sponsoring Polaris will support the school AND help your business.