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Jun 3, 2011

LAKE WALES – Polk Avenue Cardinals washed cars and raised more than $200 to help the American Red Cross with tornado relief efforts.

Maria Jimenez’s multi-age class and the Polk Avenue PRIDE Team held the car wash after school in mid-May. On May 27, a Red Cross representative visited the school to accept the donation and talk to students about the tornado relief efforts going on in several states.

May 20, 2011

LAKE WALES – Polk Avenue Elementary families used space-age technology to search the ancient heavens earlier this month (May 6) during a night of stargazing.

Special guest Kathleen O’Brady, a NASA fuel cell systems engineer, talked to families about constellations, galaxies and planets during an evening dinner. Then everyone moved to the school courtyard for a night of stargazing with two Celeron telescopes, binoculars and iPads, which helped identify stars, planets and constellations.

May 11, 2011

LAKE WALES – The Polk Avenue Cardinals show off their trophy for maximum number of participants in the 12th Annual Pinwheels for Prevention Run. Coaches Elyssa Joyner and Giorgio Guerrero took 21 students to the April 23 event at McLaughlin Middle School’s track.

A team from Polk Avenue has competed all 12 years and won the participation trophy every year. Previously called the Blue Ribbon Run, the free event for K-5 students raises awareness about Child Abuse Prevention Month.