Thank you for helping make this an outstanding first week back to school. If it is any indication, we are going to have a terrific year! I am sending out this special edition to provide you with information about a few nuts and bolts.
Curriculum Night: September 1, 2016 at 5:30-6:40
Please plan to attend Curriculum Night on September 1. This adult only night is designed to promote partnership between home and school and to provide you with information to help you best support your child’s learning. In order to facilitate families with more than one student, there will be two identical sessions. The first session begins at 5:30 and runs until 6:00, and the second session will begin at 6:10 and end at 6:40.
Parents of fifth graders, please plan to attend the first session in the auditorium to meet all three teachers.
Morning Drop Off:
You may drop your child off anytime between 8:30 and 8:40. Please do not bring your child to school earlier than that unless you are attending Discovery Link or another special program. There is no staff supervision outside prior to 8:30. Please do not park on the east side of Glenarm (near the building) as this is loading only. It is expected that those who use this loading area will be swift and pull up to the furthest space toward Park Avenue in order to make room for other parents who would like to drop off their children. Thank you for your thoughtfulness!
The east side of Glenarm (nearest the building) is for loading only. Please pull up as far as you can and do not leave your car. If you’d like to park or to chat with friends, we’d love to have you hang out! Please park on the west side of Glenarm or in another designated parking area.
Accessing the building during the school day:
Last year, our safety committee worked with the DPS Safety Department to improve the safety of our children during the school day. As a result, our playground will be locked during the school day. We will keep it open during morning drop off and open it again for after school pick up. If you need to come to the building during the school day, please come to the marked door on Park Avenue and ring the bell. The office staff will always ask you to identify yourself, so please don’t be offended! This new protocol ensures the safety of our children, so please pardon any inconvenience. It’s worth it! Mr. Mey will be designing a student public art display that will mark the entrance in true Polaris tradition!
Gifted and Talented Parent Nomination Form:
This form is available on the Gifted and Talented website. If your child has not been identified HGT, please go to the website and complete the form!
Destination Imagination fosters collaboration, creativity and problem-solving, and it’s great for gifted kids, but Polaris doesn’t have a team. In order to have a team, we need a coach. Please consider whether this is something you would enjoy doing with your student and some other Polaris friends. It is an awesome program! If you are interested, please see Gail Axt. She can provide you with more information. You can also visit the Destination Imagination website.
We still have a few more slots to fill. If you are willing to teach, but need ideas/curriculum, we can support you. Just let me or Melinda know what subject area you are interested in.
Have a great weekend!
Anne Sterrett, Principal