Poly Drivers: Vision screening

On Oct. 8, school nurses and parent volunteers ran an efficient and effective vision screening. The vision screening consists of a distance visual acuity test for grades K-2 and grades 3-5. It detects those students who aren’t seeing well at a distance. It is important for parents to note that this test does not take the place of a comprehensive eye exam with an eye doctor, which also addresses near vision and eye health. The American Optometric Association recommends that children have a full eye exam prior to kindergarten and at least every two years thereafter.

Special thanks to school nurses Melissa Archilla and Debbie Davis. And thank you to parent volunteers Caroline Chviliek, Robyn Willett, Amber Erlenbusch, and Jon and Jessica Peel.

Poly Drivers: Saturday Live offered fun in the sun


A gorgeous, sunny day and lots of helping hands made for success for Poly Drive at this year’s Saturday Live event. The Poly Drive booth hosted Kettle Corn, Bungee Run, Mystery Doors and Coffee/Cocoa/Tea. There were lines all day long, save for the hot drinks given the unseasonably warm temperatures. Next year’s booth will include lemonade, so we’re ready for whatever weather.

Proceeds increased this year, netting $1,930. Miss Vicki will again receive a $100 gift certificate from 360 Office Solutions, the third place prize for ticket pre-sales.

Thanks to the parents and students who stopped in and helped throughout the day.

Big thanks to these businesses that donated or discounted services and supplies: City Brew Coffee, Lave Masonry, Sweet C’s Kettle Corn, and Splat Inflatables.

And huge thanks to these volunteers:
Teachers/staff: Annette Bohn, Renee Wizeman, Amy Sanders, Nicole DelCamp, Tiffany Bell, Katie Tatum, Megan Malia-Edwards, Desiree Caskey, Hannah Monson, Teal Gibson, Tanna Schaff, John Bunderson, Bob Knight, Cici Kelling, Cindy Stubbs, Ashley & Ryan Hall, Jenny Walker, Ursula Richter, Kally Dreikosen.

Students: Destiny L, Katherine S., Jenacey J., Camden H., Matthew H., Lauren P., Lindsey K., Kaden D., Addison L., Scotlyn K., Zoee D., Harrison B., Reagan W., Andrea C., Alyvia J., Maryemma S., Rowan K., Hannah S., Jack R., Savanna C. And Poly alums – Julia L. and Tealy D. who sold Kettle Corn all morning.

 And if you were in the park that day and came to support our booth  – thank you!


Barnes &Noble Bookfair 11/22

Come and enjoy an afternoon of family, friends and fun! Get your holiday shopping done early while you support our school. 
Poly Drive receives a portion of the net sales to buy new books for our library. In-store purchases can be made Nov. 22.

If you can’t make it to the bookfair, shop online at bn.com/bookfairs from Nov. 22 through Nov. 27.  Enter Bookfair ID 1137665 at checkout. Friends and family can also benefit Poly Drive with their online purchases at bn.com during those dates, using the same Bookfair ID 1137665.

2:30 pm: Story with Principal Croff
3-5 pm: Makerspace Showcase
3 pm: 1st grade performance
3:20 pm: French Club carols
3:45 pm: 3rd grade performance
4:30 pm: 5th grade performance

And gift wrapping is available for your purchases!

Butter Braids 2015: a delicious Poly Drive tradition with sweet rewards

The annual Butter Braid fundraiser has begun! Order forms and instructions are coming this week (Nov. 18). Here’s a FAQ on the fundraiser. Last year $6,500 was raised through the Butter Braid Fundraiser, with proceeds being used toward the purchase of Chromebooks that are used daily by our students.

What’s a butter braid?
A butter braid is frozen pastry dough, made with 100% real butter, giving them a rich, homemade taste. There are different filling flavors: Apple, Bavarian Crème, Blueberry & Cream Cheese, Cherry, Cinnamon, Raspberry, Strawberry & Cream Cheese, and Double Chocolate.

They arrive frozen and can be stored for up to six months.

To use them, set on the counter the night before baking and then in the oven for 25-30 minutes, cool, and drizzle with icing for a delicious and beautiful treat.

You can see them at http://www.butterbraid.com.

How much is a butter braid?
They are sold for $14 each. Profits will go toward PTA initiatives.

Are there prizes for selling?
Yes, top sellers are rewarded.

Any tips for selling?
Sell safe – if going door to door, students must be accompanied by a parent.
Sell by phone, to relatives, work places, church groups and other groups your family’s involved in.
Payment must be collected at the time of the sale! Poly Drive PTA purchases the butter braids up front.
Checks should be made to Poly Drive PTA.
Double check your students’ orders and the money collected– accuracy is important for a smooth-running fundraiser.

Important dates:
Friday, Dec. 4: Order forms due back to the school.
Thursday, Dec. 17: Delivery of butter braids to the school. Pickup between 2-4 p.m. on Dec. 17.

Thanks you in advance for all your hard work! Questions can be directed to Tori Koch.