Reading Incentive Program launched

A new reading incentive program was launched in October. This program is supported by the Poly Drive PTA.

WHAT: An effort to encourage students to enjoy reading or being read to outside of school. This DOES NOT take the place of the annual
READ-ATHON which will take place the end of January.

WHY: Reading is so important for our youth. Our hope is that by hanging the reading incentive calendar on the fridge, on the door or the bathroom mirror, it will be a constant reminder to both parents and children to pick up a book and read!

Making reading a habit pays off for students. Think about it this way–Student A reads 20 minutes a day, compared to Student B who reads 4 minutes or less a day. After one school year, Student A has read 3,600 minutes compared to 720 minutes for Student B. The information retained widens considerably over time, and most likely improves school performance! Now imagine the knowledge gained from reading just 20 minutes a day… year after year!

GOAL: Read OR be read to 20 minutes/ night, record your minutes on the calendar… watch how quickly those minutes add up! At the end of the month turn in the calendar to your teacher and be entered for a chance to win one of many fun prizes!

400 minutes- K-2

600 minutes- 3-6

Poly Drivers: Vision screening thank you

The PTA-sponsored vision screening went flawlessly thanks to the help of the following Poly Drive volunteers: Samantha Duncan, Robyn Willett, Tanya Dahlberg, Amber Erlenbusch, Julie Lien, Caroline Chvilicek and Cindy Stubbs.

Students kindergarten, first through third grades, and fifth grade had their vision screened by school district nurses on Sept. 23.

Thank you for giving the gift of your time to our students and the nurses.

Walk & Bike to School Week pledge form available

As Walk & Bike to School Week draws to a close, students will be gathering their pledges. Pledge sheet will be turned in next week, Oct. 13-15. Prizes include gift cards to sporting goods stores and more, as well as bonus recess periods for classes.

Funds raised from the weeklong activity support Walk & Bike to School activities throughout the year.

Download the WTS Fall Log-Pledge Sheet now.