September 26, 2018 

Upcoming Events

PTO Meeting Oct 1st- Free Childcare
Please join us at 6:00 in the library for the October PTO meeting.  Enter the library by the Pick up Patio off Glenarm. There will be free childcare for all children. 
Agenda- 6:00-6:30 topic discussions, 6:30-7:30 PTO business.

Focus Topic: Grade Level Parent Socials Feedback
Parent Open Forum Topic: Fundraising & Community Building Ideas
We encourage you to join us and share your ideas.  Help us create a strong Polaris community!

School Pictures Oct 3rd
Lifetouch will be here to take school pictures soon.  The info sheet went home last week in Thursday folders.  Find the digital flyer here and order online here.

Jogathon Oct 5th
The Jogathon will be here before you know it! Please help us fund the $130,000 gap and gather those donations.  More info about the event.   Sign up for specific Jogathon tasks here!
Jogathon run times:

  • 1st grade   9:00 - 9:35
  • 2nd Grade 9:35 - 10:10
  • 3rd Grade 10:10 - 10:45
  • 4th Grade 10:45 - 11:20
  • 5th Grade 11:20- 11:55

Thank you to Carrie Lamb and all families who are helping make this event a success! Donate online here.

Volunteer Needs

Help Needed With 2nd Quarter Electives
Electives are off to a great start & thanks to all the exciting classes offered by Polaris staff, volunteers, and visiting teachers. Help keep the magic and momentum going by volunteering 2nd quarter.
Classes meet Friday afternoons: November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th and Dec. 7th.
Some ways to get involved:
-Propose and develop your idea for a new elective class
-Teach from one of our existing curricula
-Assist in your child’s elective class
-Consider financially sponsoring an elective with one of our visiting teachers from the community.
If interested, please contact Deb Aruca at by Friday, October 5th. 

Jogathon Needs Your Help 
We want your gift cards! Check your junk drawers, dig through your purse, and look in the back of the desk drawer. If you have any gift cards that are loaded and you have no plans to use them, we would be happy to add them to the Jogathon prize pot. $5, $10, $15, $20 - any amount is welcome! Contact Carrie Lamb ( to donate cards.  Click here for Jogathon online giving.

Auction Committee - Members Needed
Help plan this fabulous adults-only spring event! There are many tasks to sign up for - some big, some small. PTO is currently working on finalizing volunteer needs for this event - more specific info coming soon. In the meantime, if you are interested in helping out, please email Kara Chitwood ( Thank you!

Support Our School

Colorado Gives 
Giving via My School Anywhere
Corporate Sponsorship (sign up before 9/31 and earn free logo placement)

Community Projects and Products

Original Works Due Tomorrow
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 (tomorrow!). 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.

From the Front Office

Lifetouch Pictures October 3rd
Click here to view the digital copy of the form the parents received in Thursday Folders 9/20. Parents can order their photos online at using the picture day ID: CG948175Y0

Yay Polaris!

Thanks For Attending Grade Level Socials 
Thank you to all of the parents who came out for our September Grade Level Parent Socials! We hope you had a great time getting to know other parents and learning about how we can support our wonderful school! Didn't get a chance to donate? No sweat! Use the links above & below to contribute to help bridge the $130,000 funding gap. We thank you for your contributions! 

New Art Gallery Wall
A big thanks to Haley Figueroa and Jay Vasconcellos for helping Ms. Rogers' fabulous Gallery Wall come to life! If you haven't been in the school for a few weeks, come in to the atrium to check out the wonderful rotating gallery of our students' artwork!

Did You Know?

Congratulations to Ms. Allen!
Congratulations to fourth grade teacher Katie Allen, her husband and their son Malcolm for welcoming baby girl Joey Elizabeth into the world! We wish them lots of sweet snuggles and restful naps!

From the Calendar

Monday, October 1 - 3:45 CSC & 6:00 PTO meetings
Wednesday, October 3 - Picture Day
Friday, October 5 - Jogathon (click here to help)
Friday, October 19 - NO SCHOOL
Monday, October 22 - NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, October 23 - NO SCHOOL

Monday, November 5 - 3:45 CSC & 6:00 PTO meetings
Monday, November 19 - NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, November 20 - NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, November 21 - NO SCHOOL
Thursday, November 22 - NO SCHOOL

Friday, November 23 - NO SCHOOL
Thursday, November 29 - Science Fair

Keep In Touch

Polaris Website 
Polaris Facebook Page 
My School Anywhere (mobile app download)


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

Thanks To Our Corporate Sponsors

Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors