October 3, 2018 

Upcoming Events

Jogathon Week Is Here!
Our elective kids have decided this year's theme is UNDER THE SEA. Kids can dress or accessorize with this theme in mind; it's not required...but it sure is fun!  All parents are welcome to come cheer on your child!   Please be sure to check in and receive a lei to identify yourselves as part of the Polaris community. Still want to donate online? Click here!

Run Times for Friday October 5th -
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

**Please be mindful of the two-hour parking limit on the street and no parking in the teacher lot.

Girl Scout Info Night

Interested in Girl Scouts?  A parent information night for all students K-12th will be held in the Polaris cafeteria, Tuesday, October 9th from 6:15-7:15pm.  New troops forming soon! Questions? email Amanda Eckert or call (303) 607-4802.  Click here for flyer

October Staff Appreciation Lunch
This month's lunch will be on October 10th hosted by the Staff Appreciation Committee. Contact Jami Davis at ksujami@hotmail.com if you would like to join the committee.

Volunteer Needs

Volunteer for Jogathon
Check out the SignUp Genius Link to see how you can help.  There are many slots still available- please help out if you can.  Thank you!

Help Needed for Round Two of 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 Polaris.Electives@gmail.com by Friday, October 5th.

Support Our School

Jogathon Pledges Are Due TODAY
Get those envelopes turned into the white Jogathon box in the office. If your child has not yet knocked on doors, sent a few emails, or shamelessly solicited donations at your workplace now is the time. Every 5 pledges they earn gives them an extra chance at our fabulous raffle prize drawing! Don't forget the winning class earns a class party and super cool swag bag! We are aiming for $35,000 so this is the time to step it up and help your child and their class win. Please contact Carrie Lamb at polarisptojogathon.comClick here to donate online!

Fund the Gap Update
As of October we've raised $9,660 towards our dollar goal of $130,000 to fund paraprofessionals in our classrooms, our amazing Friday Electives program, and STEAM equipment and supplies. Thank you to everyone who has contributed. Didn't get a chance to donate? No sweat! Help bridge the funding gap by clicking here. We greatly appreciate any contributions. 

Polaris Gear
Got school spirit? Purchase a t-shirt, baseball tee or hoodie for your student, yourself, or family member. Check out gear and place your order through the MySchoolAnywhere store

Boxtops - Submission deadline is Oct 31st
If you have been collecting those little purple Boxtops for Education coupons on merchandise, please have your child bring them into school and turn them into the collection box in the front office. Our first submission deadline will be on Oct 31. Thanks!

Community Projects and Products

Parents of Polaris 5th Grade students- We are in need of baby photos of this year’s 5th Grade class for the Polaris yearbook. Please upload ONE baby photo of your child to the Polaris Yearbook Community Page by going to https://community.lifetouch.com/ Set up an account by using the access code ZVPMPV. Baby photos should be between 1 & 10 MB. Please upload the photos and type their name into the comments box. The deadline for this project is November 16, 2018. Space is limited to 2 pages, so please get your photos in today.
For Questions, please contact Joel Fischer at info@joelfischerphoto.com

Did You Know?

Polaris Elementary was built in 1924 and was originally called Ebert Public School. It closed in 2005 with only 122 students.  Shortly after, Polaris took over!

From the Calendar

Wednesday, Oct 3 - Picture Day & Jogathon donations due
Friday, Oct 5 - JOGATHON!
Friday, Oct 19 - No school
Monday, Oct 22 - No school
Tuesday, Oct 23 - No school

Monday, Nov 5 - 3:45 CSC & 6:00 PTO meetings
Monday, Nov 19 - Friday, Nov 23 - No School

Wednesday, Nov 28 - Night At The Bookies

Keep In Touch

Polaris Website 
Polaris Facebook Page 
My School Anywhere 

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

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