Poly Drivers: Fall mixers bring families together

A little food, fun, and conversation – sounds like a great mix! Poly PTA provided pizza, families brought dessert and other sides to share, and the mixing commenced. Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers attended each mixer, respectively, to share a welcome message and visit with families.
Thank you to all who shared food for the event, to teachers and staff for joining us, PTA members for their help with the event, organizer Letha McDowell, and all the families that participated.

Poly Drivers: Polar Bears get their Read-A-Thon on!

Over 31 days worth of reading, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: that’s what Poly Drive students pulled off during this year’s Read-A-Thon. One hundred thirty four students participated, reading 44,976 minutes. Their efforts brought in $11,316 from generous sponsors. Here are the students that won prizes during Read-A-Thon.
Primary Hall (grades K-2):
Class with most sponsors: Mrs. Whittmeyer (1st grade), $1,915.45 (ice cream party); Class with the most minutes: Mrs. Whittmeyer: 3,925 minutes (extra recess)
Student with most sponsors: Stella N., $530 (Whittmeyer), Chuck E Cheese package; Student with the most minutes: Russell C-G., 780 minutes (Whittmeyer), AMC giftcard
Elementary Hall (grades 3-5):
Class with the most sponsors: Ms. Crasco/ Mrs. Davey (3rd grade), $724.30 (ice cream party); Class with the most minutes: Ms. Crasco/ Mrs. Davey: 4,832 minutes (extra recess)
Student with the most sponsors: Allie B., $287.90 (Ms. Phillips), Reef passes; Student with the most minutes: Jace D., 1,600 minutes (Ms. Phillips), AMC giftcard
Emma O. (Davey/Crasco) and Zoey T. (Wilcox/Blakesly) won a trip to Barnes and Noble to help Mrs. Caskey select books for the library because they were the second place winners for most minutes read. Raffle prize winners were: Benji B. (water bottle and Wise Wonders Children’s Museum passes), Sophie S. (Centennial Ice Arena passes), Samantha S. (Zoo Montana passes), Brayton F. (Sunset Bowl passes), Kamber K. (Toys ’R Us giftcard), Jadon T. (iTunes gift card), Everett D. (bookmarks pack), and Abby E. (bookmarks pack).
Special thanks to all the Poly Drive students, parents, teachers and staff, PTA volunteers and pledge donors that participated in Read-A-Thon 2017, as well as the special guest readers, Mrs. Caskey and chairperson Mandy Williams. Poly Drive PTA extends a huge thank you to prize donors: Zoo Montana, Wise Wonders, Sunset Bowl, Chuck E Cheese, Centennial Ice Arena, Mrs. Caskey, and the Williams/Dayton family.
The proceeds from Read-A-Thon go toward PTA-sponsored initiatives and activities, including Spanish Club, STEAM activities, 1:1 student computing, and the Talent Show.

Poly Drivers: A whole lotta miles trekked during fall Walk/Bike to School Week

Poly Drive students and parents logged 1,516.8 miles during the fall 2017 Walk/Bike to School Week, Oct. 2-6. Seventy five parents took 474 trips, logging 582 miles, and 160 students took 1,246 trips with a total of 934.8 miles.

Mrs. Watson’s class won the primary wing free recess with 81.8 miles logged, and Mrs. Egan’s class won the elementary wing recess with 102 miles.

Huge thanks to our walk bike to school week sponsors, Allegra Printing, The Bike Shop on Grand, and Cross Petroleum Service.

Also, we couldn’t have made WBTS week successful without all our parent volunteers.  We appreciate all that you do for Poly Drive Elementary Students.