EduKit school supply kits have all the supplies your student needs for the school year, packaged in one convenient box and customized to our teacher’s requests!
The July 31 order deadline has passed, but you can see the supply lists to purchase your own at www.edukitinc.com.
Questions? Contact Elizabeth O’Rear.
It’s time for our Annual Summer Reading Book Fair! The fair will take place in the auditorium May 9-11 at the start and end of the school day, and will be open during the Spring Showcase.
Volunteers are needed to help Ms. Axt run the fair. Duties include:
It’s fun and a great way to keep students excited about new reading opportunities over the summer. Sign up here to help out.
Enrollment packets for families currently enrolled in Discovery Link are now available – check with the Discovery Link staff if you haven’t received one! Packets for new enrollments will be available starting May 1st. If you have questions, please visit the DPS Discovery Link website or contact the Polaris site director, Shavon Glasper at 720-692-7987 (cell) or 720-424-7909 (office).
EUREKUS SUMMER CAMP 6/12-6/16
Master Makers – For Polaris Students Only
Join us for an immersive full-week, full-day summer camp of cool engineering and Maker projects. Dig deep while designing, building and exploring with visiting artists Tyler & Monica Aiello. Imaginations are charged with more complex sculpture projects and inventing with emerging technologies. Campers enjoy woodworking, soldering, electronics, circuitry, motors and more. This camp is dedicated to Polaris students and is designed for upper elementary and those with some making experience. Min 10/Max 25
Times: June 12-16, 2017; 8:30am – 3:30pm; Polaris Art Room
Grades: 3rd – 5th; Or younger students who have taken Eurekus and/or other basic electronics classes
Tuition: $260/week; $20/sibling disount; Payment Plan Available (Includes all materials, tech & snack)
Contact: Monica Aiello – email@example.com | www.eurekus.org
Details & Registration on our Website: http://www.eurekus.org/summer-camps-2017/
School Out Day Art Camps, Let’s get Creative!
March 27th-31st 9:00am-12:00pm Ye Old Community Firehouse in THE HIGHLANDS $45.00 a day $165.00 for the week
April 3rd 9:00am-12:00pm Ye Old Community Firehouse in THE HIGHLANDS $45.00
We will use a wide variety of art materials to make projects that relate to the season. Lunch Bunch is available from 12:00pm-1:00pm each day for an additional $10.00. Full details and to enroll: SweetRidgeStudios.com. Art Makes Life Sweet!
Enrollment is Open for 2017 Summer Art Camps!
Full details and to enroll: SweetRidgeStudios.com. Art Makes Life Sweet!
Discovery Link, DPS’s after school program, is hosting its first annual Summer Opportunities Fair at Teller Elementary!
March 15th, 2017 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Over 100 day and overnight camps, summer classes, and unique program providers have been invited to meet with families and talk about options available for kids, open house style. Opportunities start as young as four years old and go all the way through high school graduates. Free for families to attend, fun for the whole family!
For more information please visit our website!
Looking for options for your child on school holidays and spring break? Consider the Greenway Foundation’s SPREE (South Platte River Environmental Education) camps. SPREE is a DPS partner, providing field trip opportunities throughout the school year. Download the informational camp flier here.
Calling all Polaris parents in the fourth and fifth grades! If your student is a dancer, singer, musician, comedian, juggler, magician—or has another talent—they are invited to perform at the Polaris Talent Showcase. This annual event is held in the auditorium in conjunction with the January 26 Family Fun Dance Night.
Fourth or fifth graders who want to perform (individually or as a group) can have the stage for up to 5 minutes for any kind of performance. Click here to sign up! We have only ten performance slots remaining at this point.
We recommend that you sign your child up by Friday, January 13, even if they are not sure exactly what their act will be. After Friday, remaining spots will be offered to 3rd graders on a space-available basis.
To be clear, this is NOT A CONTEST, just a showcase of the wonderful talent of our Polaris stars!
Please visit the science fair page for information about this year’s science fair.
Every year, Polaris students participate in a Holiday Giving Project as a way to give back to the community. This year, Student Council has selected The Gathering Place to be the recipient. In December, students will sell greeting cards hand-made by homeless women and sponsor a toiletry drive. Please visit the Polaris Random Acts of Kindness page or download this flier for a list of items needed, the dates the cards will be sold and more information about this project.
The Sticky Fingers Cooking after-school enrichment class is now enrolling for the winter session! The start of the session has been postponed from 11/29 to 12/6 due to low enrollment – don’t miss out on this chance to get your kids cooking! See the enrichments page at http://polarisprogram.dpsk12.org/parent-resources/enrichment for more information.
On October 10, Polaris students kicked off a school-wide social emotional program called Random Acts of Kindness (RAK). RAK is an organization that believes spreading kindness will make the world a significantly better place. Their website is a great resource full of kindness ideas, stories and resources (www.randomactsofkindness.org). The program director for RAK, Brooke Jones, is a parent of a 5th grader at Polaris. We expect you will be hearing a lot about kindness since our wonderful Polaris teachers will be using the RAK curriculum with students this school year.
With the leadership of our school psychologist, Lisa Strassburger, and our Student Council, Polaris will kick off the RAK program with a “star project” focusing on acts of kindness to self and others. Look for stars to decorate the halls all over our building. We will continue the kindness theme throughout the year. In December, students will focus on kindness to the community by participating in the Holiday Giving Project. In Spring, we will focus on kindness to the earth with a “green project”. The culminating event with be at the Spring Showcase where students can share displays of their kindness work in the community by creating a display board.
We look forward to watching the kindness spread in our school, community and homes.