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.

Fall into reading with Read-A-Thon

Poly students, it’s time to get your Read On! The annual Read-A-Thon fundraiser kicks off today with the packets sent home. Fall into reading as you gather sponsors to support your reading efforts.

From Oct. 16-18, students will receive raffle tickets for each new sponsor they acquire. Students choose the raffle bucket they wish to place tickets in. Primary prizes include Chuck E Cheese gift package (top pledge earner), and a $50 AMC Movie giftcard (most minutes read); intermediate hall winners receive 6 passes to the Reef (top pledge earner), and $50 AMC Movie giftcard (most minutes read). See the Read-A-Thon packet from the Oct. 11 Wednesday Watch for more information on the fabulous raffle prizes available. If students gain more sponsors after the Oct. 18 date, raffle tickets will still be provided for additional sponsors.

Top earning classes in each division will receive an ice cream party, and the classes with most minutes read receive an extra recess and gummy bookworm treats.

Next up, time to read on and on! From Oct. 20-27 is Reading Week; special guest readers will be featured in the gym before school begins on Oct. 24-26. After logging all those minutes, students will collect pledges from their sponsors, turning in their log and monies no later than Nov. 3.

Last year’s Read-A-Thon netted $10,620. The bulk of the funds raised went toward STEM initiatives at Poly Drive, including 1:1 computing for primary grades. Funds raised will be allocated toward the 2017-18 Poly Drive PTA budget, including STEM efforts.

To volunteer for Read-A-Thon, use myschoolanywhere.com online or via the app.

Poly Drivers: Read-a-Thon a spooky success

Poly Drive students found time to gobble up good books with their Read-a-Thon efforts. One hundred fifteen students read thousands of minutes and raised $10,115 for various PTA programs. Of this amount, $2,000 will go to Poly Drive’s library.
In the primary hall (grades K-3), the top pledge earner was Stella N. with $625. The top sponsor earner was Armin V. And Emma O. read the most, at 1,206 minutes. The primary classroom with the most minutes was Mrs. Colby’s, and the top earning classroom was Mrs. Whittmeyer’s.
In the intermediate hall (grades 4-6), Lydia P. won honors for top pledge earner, most sponsors and most read, with $435 pledged for her 3,077 minutes of reading. Top earnings and most minutes read classroom honors went to Mrs. Hanley’s class.
Poly Drive PTA extends a tremendous thank you to the Read-a-Thon’s sponsors: The Grand Escape Room, Get Air, Zoo Montana, Centennial Ice Arena, Wise Wonders Children’s Museum, Grandpa’s Corn Maze and Playnation, for their great prize contributions. We also thank Mrs. Caskey for her assistance and support with this event. And a huge thank you to all the Poly Drive students, parents, PTA volunteers and pledge supporters that participated in Read-a-Thon 2016!

Goblin up some good books with Read-a-Thon!

The Fall 2016 Poly Drive Read-a-Thon kicked off on Friday, Oct. 7 All students have received their pledge sheets and instructions. Here’s the scoop:

From Oct. 10-14 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.

During this week, 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.

Oct. 15-21 (Saturday-Friday) 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. Guest readers will read in the Poly Drive Library Monday-Wednesday morning at 8:10 a.m. Additional sponsors may be added during reading week.

Oct. 23: Add up all minutes read by students, including on their own, being read to and 100 minutes from school work.

Oct. 22-28: 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, Oct. 28.

Funds raised through the Read-a-Thon will go toward STEM activities and initiatives, as well as other PTA-sponsored programs. Some of the funds are also used to refurbish library materials.

Rock Star Readers – Read-a-Thon is on!

The 2016 Poly Drive Read-a-Thon kicked off on Friday, Jan. 22 All students have received their pledge sheets and instructions. Here’s the scoop:

From Jan. 23-29 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. 25-29: 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. 30-Feb. 5: 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. Guest readers will read in the Poly Drive Library each morning at 8:10 a.m. Additional sponsors may be added during reading week.

Feb. 5: Add up all minutes read by students, including on their own, being read to and 100 minutes from school work.

Feb. 6-11: Contact sponsors and collect pledges, put all money and additional reading logs into the envelope, seal and return to the school no later than Thursday, Feb. 11

Funds raised through the Read-a-Thon will go toward STEM activities and initiatives. Some of the funds are also used to refurbish library materials.

 

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!

Read-a-thon continues

Students are getting their “read” on during this week’s Read-A-Thon. Each day features a guest reader and theme. Guest readers begin at 8:10 in the library. Students can count those minutes in their read-a-thon totals.

Monday: Mr. Croff “Read with Style” (Dress up for school)
Tuesday: Officer Sheldon “Veg Out Reading”… (Bring a can of veggies for the Food Bank)
Wednesday: Jeff Ewelt of Zoo Montana “WWW – We Wear Words” (Wear clothing that features appropriate words)
Thursday: Fireman Tim Stavnes “RED – Read Every Day” (Wear red to school)
Friday: The Cat in the Hat “Hat Day” (Wear a hat in honor of Cat in the Hat)

Students may continue to gather sponsors during this reading week. Additional sponsor sheets are available here.

Read-A-Thon is On!

Poly Drive Read-A-Thon sponsor sheet
The Poly Drive Read-A-Thon began Friday, Feb. 28, when packets were sent home.

The Read-A-Thon funds will be put toward the playground resurfacing project at Poly Drive.

This week (March 3-7), help your children to gather sponsors for their reading efforts. Prizes will be awarded throughout the week for participating. For each new sponsor they get, students receive a raffle ticket to place in one of six raffle boxes.

March 8-14 is the reading week. Each morning at 8:10 guest readers will be in the library for students to enjoy, along with dress up days. Students may continue to get sponsors during the reading week.
Special Theme Days during the Read-A-Thon reading week:

    • March 10- Read with Style (dress up)
    • March 11-Veg out (Bring canned vegetable for the food bank)
    • March 12 – WWW (“We Wear Words”)
    • March 13- Read Every Day (wear red)
    • March 14 – Hats Off for Reading (wear a hat)

Pledges will be collected March 15-21, due no later than March 21. Final prizes will be awarded the first week in April.

SAVE THE DATE! Read A Thon in March

The Poly Drive Read A Thon will begin Feb. 28, when packets are sent home.

The Read A Thon funds will be put toward the playground resurfacing project at Poly Drive.

When you receive the packet, help your children to gather sponsors for their reading efforts. Prizes will be awarded throughout the week for participating. March 8-14 is the reading week. Each morning at 8:10 guest readers will be in the library for students to enjoy, along with dress up days.

Pledges will be collected March 15-21, due no later than March 21. Final prizes will be awarded the first week in April.