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

Last call for directory sign up

This is your chance to be included in the Poly Drive PTA directory for 2014-15. Use this Poly Drive PTA directory form, and turn it into the school (PTA mailbox) or scan your completed form and e-mail it to by Sept. 22. This directory provides contact information for Poly Drive families. It is voluntary; please provide the information you are comfortable with sharing. On this same form, you can sign up to support Poly Drive PTA by becoming a member AND selecting volunteer opportunities.

Dues collected from PTA members ($18/year) go toward the many enrichment activities and initiatives sponsored by the Poly Drive PTA.

The Poly Drive PTA is dedicated to enriching the lives of all students at Poly Drive and all families are welcome and encouraged to participate in this effort. Together we achieve more for our children.

Winning with membership

A big thank you to all of the Poly Drive families and staff who turned in their PTA membership, directory and volunteer sign ups. Your involvement helps our school in so many ways! Over ninety families returned their forms to school by Sept. 4, the deadline to be entered into a drawing to win one of ten prizes.
Congratulations to our winners:

The Brown Family · $25 Poly Food Gift Certificate
The Harvey Family · $25 Poly Food Gift Certificate
The Klepps Family · Two Front Row Seats at Show of Choice
The Byrd Family · Two Front Row Seats at Show of Choice
The Marshall Family · Two Front Row Seats at Show of Choice
The Pellandini Family · One Reserved Parking Space at Poly School Event
The Hunnes Family · One Reserved Parking Space at Poly School Event
The Bergeron Family · One Reserved Parking Space at Poly School Event
The Wilailuck Family · Two Free March Madness Wristbands
The Erlenbusch Family · Two Free March Madness Wristbands

Joining PTA does not require you to volunteer your time, though it is always appreciated. Scholarships to cover dues are also available for families in need. Sign up forms are available in the hall by Ms. Vicki’s office at Poly Drive.

Skate Night this Thursday

Each month the PTA holds a Skate Night. This month’s Skate Night is coming up this Thursday 10/24 from 5-8 pm at Skate World (29th Street West and Rosebud Drive). The cost is $5 per skater. That night the rink is closed to the general public and open to all Poly Drive students and families. Mark your calendars for upcoming Skate Nights this school year:

  • November 21
  • December 19
  • January 23
  • February 20