It’s all about the reading! Read-a-Thon details

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Students will be listed on the football field display as they gather more sponsors through the week of Jan. 19. A friendly tally will be kept between the Primary Hall (K-3) and the Elementary Hall (4-6). Game on!

The 2015 Poly Drive Read-a-Thon kicked off on Friday, Jan. 16. All students have received their pledge sheets and instructions. Here’s the scoop:

From Jan. 17-23, students will set a reading goal and obtain sponsors. Sponsors may either pledge a flat donation or a set amount per minute read (i.e., $0.05 per minute or $10 flat donation). All donations are tax deductible.

Jan. 19-23: students bring sponsor envelopes to school so they can be rewarded for new sponsors they’ve gathered. For each unique sponsor, students get raffle tickets and can choose which prize box they’ll put their tickets in. Prizes will be rewarded from the raffle prize boxes, as well as for most minutes read (individual and by class), most sponsors, and most money earned.

Jan. 24-30: Reading Week! Now it’s time to accrue those reading minutes each student sets as their personal goal. Minutes are logged on the sponsor envelope. In keeping with the Super Bowl theme, local sports celebrities will read in the Poly Drive Library each morning at 8:10 a.m.

Jan. 31: Add up the students’ total minutes read, which includes reading on their own, being read to at home, and 100 minutes from school work.

Jan. 31-Feb. 5: Contact sponsors and collect pledges, put all money and additional reading logs into the envelope, seal and return to the school no later than Friday, Feb. 6.

Funds raised through the Read-a-Thon will go toward a new Chrome Computer Lab and Student Online Supplement Programs. Some of the funds are also used to refurbish library materials.

Prizes:
Primary Hall:
Top Pledge Earner: One week of YMCA Camp
Most Sponsors: Movie Tickets
Most Minutes Read: Trip to Barnes & Noble with Mrs. Caskey to choose new books for the library and have a treat!
Top-earning Classroom: Catered lunch party in the classroom
Classroom with Most Minutes: Classroom party

Elementary Hall:
Top Pledge Earner: $50 Gift Card to Geyser Park
Most Sponsors: Target Gift Card
Most Minutes Read: Trip to Barnes & Noble with Mrs. Caskey to choose new books for the library and have a treat!
Top-earning Classroom: Catered lunch party in the classroom
Classroom with Most Minutes: Classroom party

Raffle Prizes:
5 pack of Steepworld day passes
5 pace of Reef Waterpark day passes
3 Granite Kid Programs with a smoothie
Ferris Wheel Rides @ Scheels
And more!

Poly Drive’s talent to be showcased Feb. 26

The Poly Drive Talent show will be Feb. 26, at Senior High School. Audition forms are available in the school office and must be turned in Jan. 13 to Mrs. Carroll. Tryouts are after school on Jan. 20 and Jan. 22.

This year’s show will be preceded with dinner catered by Poly Food Basket at 5 p.m. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. Student art will also be on display.

Dinner sign-ups will be sent in the January Wednesday Watch. Questions can be directed to Christine Klepps.

Poly Drivers: Barnes & Noble Book Fair Fun and Funds

The November Barnes & Noble Book Fair raised about $3,500, of which Poly Drive will receive about 20 percent back. An additional $200 was raised through the craft sales. The funds will go toward the Poly Drive library and the 6th Grade Fund. Sixth graders took the helm in running the events and entertaining guests during the book fair.

Thanks to all who were involved in this successful event and all who supported it.