September 12, 2018 

Upcoming Events

Grade Level Parent Socials In Full Swing
Come socialize with other parents, talk with teachers and the principal, nosh on light apps and treats, and to learn more about how you can support our fabulous school. You should have an evite in your inbox for your grade-level event! If you haven't seen your invite yet, please email Social Chair Frankie Newman at

Enrichments Start This Week
Our first semester is underway and runs through Friday, December 14th. Several programs still have space, so don’t hesitate to reach out to providers if you are interested in signing up. Please remember that we’ve streamlined our pickup procedures to improve student safety. When picking children up from enrichments, please enter the playground through the gates and meet your children and providers at the playground doors.

Staff Appreciation Lunch- TODAY!
Thank you to the 5th grade families who are hosting the September staff appreciation meal today. The meal will be catered by Garbanzos. Our next staff appreciation meal will be October 10th, hosted by the Staff Appreciation Committee.
Please email Jami at if you would like to help with future events and/or join the committee.

From the Calendar

Thursday September 13 - 2nd Grade Parent Social
Friday September 14 - 4th Grade Parent Social
Thursday September 20 - 3rd Grade Parent Social
Thursday September 20 - 1st Grade Parent Social

Monday, October 1 - 3:45 CSC & 6:00 PTO meetings
Friday, October 5 - Jogathon
Friday, October 19 - NO SCHOOL
Monday, October 22 - NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, October 23 - NO SCHOOL

Volunteer Needs

Electives Program Looking For Tech Help
The Electives Program is looking for volunteers who would be interested in taking the lead and/or assisting in some of these classes, so that they may continue in the years ahead. You don’t need to be a tech expert, just enthusiastic about technology.
Through the years there have been many exciting technology options offered through the Electives Program including:

  • Lego Robotics
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • 3-D Printing 
  • Bloxels (video game development)
  • SparkFun Electronics

If you want to share your skills with Polaris students or develop new ones along with them, please contact Deb Aruca at Thanks for your consideration.

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities?
Here is the current list of open volunteer roles. Please email PTO Chair Kara Chitwood ( for more info or to get involved!

  • Room Parent Lead
  • Auction Committee Members
  • Polaris Dining Out Nights Coordinator
  • Monthly Buy-A-Share Parties Coordinator
  • Edukits Coordinator
  • Staff Appreciation Team Members
Support Our School

Jogathon 2018  
Fundraising has begun! Students should have received their donation envelope and instructions in last week’s Thursday folder. Please encourage students to reach out to friends, family, co-workers, neighbors – every dollar helps us reach our goal! Check out this email template under "2018 Jogathon Forms" to help your child ask for donations. We know it’s not always easy to ask for money but our school needs us!
Thank you to:

  • Oblios, Cake Crumbs, Sweet Action Ice Cream, Sweet Cooie’s, Chipotle, Runners Roost and more for donating fantastic prizes for our post-race fun.
  • Nestman Orthodontics for making sure every kid gets a water bottle! 

The more pledges you get, the more chances you have to win these great prizes. Contact Carrie Lamb ( with questions!

Community Projects and Products

Original Works
Historically Polaris has used Original Works as the vendor for the visual arts department optional fundraiser. After much feedback, we are trying something different this year. We will still use Original Works but all art will be completed at home. This will ensure your family can customize pieces that fit your individual lives. (Visit for ideas and inspiration.)
Art is due back to Polaris by 9/27. At that time we will send home order forms.
If you are not interested in purchasing art from OW but would still like to donate funds to the Polaris Visual Arts program, please drop a check off in the main office.

Keep In Touch

Polaris Website
Polaris Facebook Page
My School Anywhere


Our fundraising goal is $130,000 for the 2018-2019 school year.