End of Year Party coming to YOU!

The End of the Year Celebration will feature food trucks, fabulous games, and lots of time for friends to celebrate the 2018-19 school year. Join us on the playground from 12-2 p.m. on Friday, May 31.

Poly Drive PTA sponsors this celebration for our Poly Drive community. Enjoy the great activities (free with signed waiver) and tasty treats available for purchase, including gourmet hot dogs and grilled cheese sammies, and Summer Snow frozen treats. Games will include a climbing wall, free photo booth, and game truck. Adult volunteers are needed to help with the games. Please go to bit.ly/pdspring2019 to volunteer. Parents are required to be present during the celebration.

FAQs can be found here: EOYC FAQ 2019. For more information, contact/text Jourdan Guidice.

Poly Drivers: Polar Bears race, among other things

The Great Polar Bear Race of 2018 has come to a close. This membership drive encouraged some healthy competition between classes to get the most new Poly PTA members.

And the results: Classroom Ice Cream Party: Mrs. Watson (kindergarten); Mrs. Robinson (4/5 combo; Ms. Phillips (4th grade)

Teacher Giftcard Drawing: Mrs. Delcamp; Ms. Phillips Congratulations to the winners!

If you haven’t yet joined Poly Drive PTA, come on over! Contest or not, we all win with efforts to make each of our student’s potential a reality, through advocacy, partnership and enrichment. Become a member for just $10 in dues.

Let’s party like it’s the end of the year

The End of the Year Celebration will feature food trucks, fabulous games, and lots of time for friends to celebrate the 2017-18 school year. Join us on the playground from 12-2 p.m. on Friday, June 1.

Poly Drive PTA sponsors this celebration for our Poly Drive community. Enjoy the great activities (free with signed waiver) and tasty treats available for purchase, including gourmet hot dogs and grilled cheese sammies, and Summer Snow frozen treats. Games will include a climbing wall, free photo booth, and game truck. Adult volunteers are needed to help with the games. Please go to bit.ly/pdspring2018 to volunteer. Parents are required to be present during the celebration.

FAQs can be found here: EOYC FAQ 2018. For more information, contact/text Jourdan Guidice.

STEAM Night at Poly

Make Friday night Family Fun Night on April 27. The PTA is sponsoring a STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) Night, from 5-7 p.m. The night will feature STEAM activities that can be completed by students and their accompanying adults. Students will receive a passport to get stamped at each activity in which they participate. They may then turn in their passport to be entered in the student raffle.
We will also be raffling off a new Chromebook for adults who participate in our PTA Survey. SCRaP Billings, a non-profit creative reuse center, will be on hand for an activity, as will Wise Wonders Children’s Museum. Other activites include: a math and engineering project about the membership igloo, STEM games, teepee construction, tin can flashlights, Discouraged Drawer Prevention Society, Poly Neuroscience Club, and Makerspaces. Contact Amber Erlenbusch for more information.
Also that night, Poly Drive Library will host a bookfair from 4-8 p.m., with titles from Usborne Books available for purchase.

Poly Drivers: Igloo serves as membership display, cozy nook and STEAM inspiration

The Poly Polar Bear Igloo Construction was a great success! Thank you to all who donated milk jugs – the support for it was amazing! A snowflake with each of the current Poly Drive PTA family names was placed inside the igloo.

Students enjoyed using the igloo during their library time. And while the igloo was eventually disassembled and recycle, it will serve as a mathematics and engineering model during the upcoming STEAM Night at Poly Drive.

Poly Drivers in brief: Coins for Change, Membership Scoop Drive

COINS FOR CHANGE ADDED UP
During October, the combined effort of KC Club and the Poly Drive PTA-Coins for Change-raised funds to benefit those recovering from hurricanes in the Southeast U.S., and wildfires in Montana. Students raised nearly $225 and the PTA donated an additional $75. In total, $300 was distributed among three charitable organizations. Way to give, Polar Bears!

MEMBERSHIP SCOOP WINNERS NAMED
This scoop just in: Winners from the school-wide Membership Scoop competition that concluded Oct. 15 are:
-Teacher gift card raffle winners: Mrs. Whittmeyer and Ms. Hanley
-Classroom ice cream parties: Mrs. Egan’s and Ms. Phillips’, for having the most family PTA memberships.
Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all who’ve joined Poly Drive PTA. Your membership is a win for everyone, as it helps all of our Poly students to achieve their potential. We currently have 85 families and 22 faculty among our PTA membership.

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 polydrivepta@gmail.com 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.