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Holiday Cookies for Lunch
  Holiday Cookies for Lunch The holiday season is here, and we would love to show our appreciation to teachers and staff with our annual Holiday Cookies  for Lunch .  If you would like to contribute, please bring 1 or 2 dozen cookies or treats to the office (NOT your child’s teacher) on Monday, December 16th by 9:30 am.  The cookies can be store-bought or homemade. Please attach a list of ingredients, or the sticker (if store-bought). *No Nuts           *Vegan, or Gluten-free also welcome                                 ... read full article
Author:
Sasi Dinesh 
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12/11/2019-12/25/2019

Staff Favorites
Find the Perfect Token of Appreciation this Holiday Saying thank you to the teachers and staff at Discovery can be expressed in a number of thoughtful ways by your family. From handmade cards or pictures with personal sentiments to small tokens of gratitude, it truly is the thought that counts!  We’ve curated a list of teacher and staff favorites to give you some ideas this holiday season and are happy to share them with you. Simply visit this link to explore the list , helpfully organized by grade/position. Learn more here . ... read full article
Author:
Jillian Born 
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12/8/2019-12/20/2019

National PTA's Reflections Art Competition Finalist
Congrats to all the students who participated!  Click here  to know our Finalists who will move on to compete at District Level. Everyone is invited to the Issaquah PTSA Council art viewing at, Issaquah High School on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 from 6:30-8:00 pm.   ... read full article
Author:
Sasi Dinesh 
Show from:
12/11/2019-1/17/2020

Family Literacy Night
Family Literacy Night You're invited to Family Literacy Night, Wednesday January 8th from 5:30-7:30pm. A pizza dinner will be provided by the PTSA and teachers from Discovery and Issaquah School District will be hosting sessions for the whole family to participate in! Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 6th so we can have enough pizza for everyone. You will want to be at this event!! ... read full article
Author:
Jillian Born 
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12/11/2019-1/8/2020

Used Book Collection
Donate Your Books to Discovery! Do you have books at home your children have outgrown? The Discovery PTSA is NOW collecting them!  Please bring your children's books to the Discovery office and place them in the designated blue bin. We will organize, sort and redistribute throughout the school where the need is greatest. If you would like to help sort, please contact us . ... read full article
Author:
Jillian Born 
Show from:
11/15/2019-6/30/2020

Curriculum Grant Awards Fall 2019
Curriculum Grant Awards for Fall 2019 The PTSA is pleased to annouce the curriculum grant awards for fall 2019. Nearly, $9,400 was awarded including 1:1 laptops for 4th grade, diversity books for 3rd grade and much more. This is entirely funded by donations from the Discovery community. Without your donations , these grants are not possible. Join us again in the spring for another curriculum grant presentation. To find out more about what was funded click here . ... read full article
Author:
Jillian Born 
Show from:
11/29/2019-1/31/2020

Volunteer of the Month - December 2019
Volunteer of the Month TERESA BACKUS They say it takes a village, and volunteers are our village! Volunteers give so much of their time to Discovery, helping make sure our kids have the best school experience possible. While we can never fully repay our volunteers for all they do, we’ll be selecting a “Volunteer of the Month” to give them much-deserved recognition. When you see a volunteer at school, be sure to thank them! Take a moment to learn more about Teresa . ... read full article
Author:
Jillian Born 
Show from:
12/1/2019-1/18/2020
Holiday Cookies for LunchSasi Dinesh12/11/201912/25/2019
Holiday Cookies for Lunch
  Holiday Cookies for Lunch The holiday season is here, and we would love to show our appreciation to teachers and staff with our annual Holiday Cookies  for Lunch .  If you would like to contribute, please bring 1 or 2 dozen cookies or treats to the office (NOT your child’s teacher) on Monday, December 16th by 9:30 am.  The cookies can be store-bought or homemade. Please attach a list of ingredients, or the sticker (if store-bought). *No Nuts           *Vegan, or Gluten-free also welcome                                 ... read full article
Staff FavoritesJillian Born12/8/201912/20/2019
Staff Favorites
Find the Perfect Token of Appreciation this Holiday Saying thank you to the teachers and staff at Discovery can be expressed in a number of thoughtful ways by your family. From handmade cards or pictures with personal sentiments to small tokens of gratitude, it truly is the thought that counts!  We’ve curated a list of teacher and staff favorites to give you some ideas this holiday season and are happy to share them with you. Simply visit this link to explore the list , helpfully organized by grade/position. Learn more here . ... read full article
HOLIDAY GIFT BARNSowmya Konda11/6/201912/2/2019
HOLIDAY GIFT BARN
Holiday Gift Barn! Discovery Elementary PTSA is once again proud to be a donor of the Holiday Gift Barn, an annual event put on by the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. This event helps families in need that reside in the Issaquah School District during the holiday season. Thanks to thousands of donors and almost 400 volunteers, over 1,800 children received gifts for the holidays last year.  Find out how you can help. Last day to donate is Monday, December 2nd at 4:00pm! ... read full article
Register your booths or performances by Monday, Nov 11thSasi Dinesh10/24/201911/13/2019
Register your booths or performances by Monday, Nov 11th
     Multicultural Night A C e l e b r a t i o n o f D i v e r s i t y and  I n c l u s i o n Wednesday, November 13th 6:00 to 8:00 pm,  Discovery Elementary School   Click here to register or find out more ! Parade Of Nations There will be a parade of nations towards the end of the event from 7.50 pm-8:00 pm. All kids are encouraged to come in their ethnic wear for the parade. ... read full article
Meet the Principal Sasi Dinesh9/20/20199/24/2019
Meet the Principal
  PTSA GENERAL MEETING   "Meet The Principal"   Please join us for the first PTSA General Meeting of the school year on Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 pm . Each General Meeting this year will have a theme, and our first theme will be “Meet the Principal”! Principal Kathy Keegan will share her background, vision for Discovery, and answer any questions you may have. You’ll also get the chance to meet members of your PTSA board, and find out about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. Childcare is available - and so is PIZZA! We hope to see you there! ... read full article
Last week to order Spirit Wear!Linda Aber9/5/20199/19/2019
Last week to order Spirit Wear!
Order a Discovery T-Shirt by Thurs., Sept. 19th We're rolling out the new school logo on t-shirts and hoodies in this year's online-only Spirit Wear Shop. Youth shirt sizes - our most popular option!: offered in blue or pink, are super soft with an interior tagless label so that you can easily write your child's name on the inside. In cold weather, it's great to have a short-sleeved option when the school heaters crank up.  (5th graders -- have your friends sign the back at the end of the year for an awesome souvenir.) Adult shirt sizes:  are available in a different shade of blue so that ... read full article
Let's Get Together for a Back to School Social!Sasi Dinesh8/14/20199/12/2019
Let's Get Together for a Back to School Social!
Back to School Social   The new school year is upon us and what better way to get to know each other than to have some fun and refreshments together. The event is FREE for the entire family. Date/Time: September 13th, 6-8pm  Location: Discovery MPR   RSVP HERE                                         Would you like to Volunteer?  Click Here                   ... read full article
National PTA's Reflections Art Competition FinalistSasi Dinesh12/11/20191/17/2020
National PTA's Reflections Art Competition Finalist
Congrats to all the students who participated!  Click here  to know our Finalists who will move on to compete at District Level. Everyone is invited to the Issaquah PTSA Council art viewing at, Issaquah High School on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 from 6:30-8:00 pm.   ... read full article
2019 Fall FundraiserLinda Aber10/7/201911/2/2019
2019 Fall Fundraiser
Today is the LAST DAY  of our fall fundraiser and your LAST CHANCE TO DONATE  and have your child entered to win our grand prize: a Chromebook laptop! There are also many other prizes still available, including a Harry Potter Lego set and so much more! DONATE NOW! PRIZES CORPORATE MATCHING Discovery PTSA's 2019 FALL FUNDRAISER - October 15-31, 2019 We're holding a "Prize-a-thon!" to raise $40,000 for our school.  The PTSA holds  one  major fundraiser a year, and without your support, our programs are at risk. From community building events and educational enrichment programs, to teacher and classroom support, every dollar ... read full article
Spooky Spaghetti is Friday, October 25th from 6-8 pmLinda Aber10/7/201910/25/2019
Spooky Spaghetti is Friday, October 25th from 6-8 pm
Online ticket sales and volunteer sign-ups have now closed. You can still purchase tickets ($8 each/CASH ONLY) outside the school doors, starting at 6 pm on Friday.   Click here for more info.     ... read full article
Spooky Spaghetti is Oct. 25thLinda Aber9/29/201910/6/2019
Spooky Spaghetti is Oct. 25th
Join us for spooky (not scary) fun to Discovery Elementary, Friday, Oct. 25th from 6-8 PM.   Purchase tickets online before Oct. 23rd . Pasta dinner & dessert Pumpkin carving contest Games Story time   DJ $5 per person (tickets online) $8 (at the door, cash only) Kids 4 and under are free Click to find out more, buy tickets, and volunteer. Spooky Spaghetti Flyer Translations: Chinese ,  Korean and  Spanish (Thank you PTSA translation volunteers for providing this service for our school community. ... read full article
Spirit Wear 2019Linda Aber8/27/20199/4/2019
Spirit Wear 2019
Where can you get an awesome Discovery Elementary t-shirt and sweatshirt? Our Spirit Wear Shop will be open, online only, from Sept. 5-19.  The t-shirts, offered in blue and pink, are super soft with an interior tagless label so that you can write your child's name on it. The hoodies, which are on-trend gray camo with either a blue or pink logo, are moisture-wicking for our playground-loving kids. All orders will be delivered to your child's classroom before Spirit Week in October. Plus, your children are encouraged to wear their school swag every Popcorn Friday to show off their Eagle Pride. Check back Sept. 5th for a link ... read full article
Welcome Back to School for the 2019-2020 school year!Linda Aber8/7/20199/3/2019
Welcome Back to School for the 2019-2020 school year!
COMPLETE   GATHER    Elementary Student Enrollment Verification between Aug. 7-13th        Click here to view the School Supply List. Bring your school supplies to the Meet the Teacher event, Sept. 3rd. JOIN   SIGN UP    Become a member of the Discovery PTSA.        There are many ways to get involved! Volunteer at Discovery. ... read full article
On behalf of the PTSA, we wish you a safe and happy summer. Thank you for your support!Linda Aber7/1/20198/1/2019
On behalf of the PTSA, we wish you a safe and happy summer. Thank you for your support!
Dear Discovery families, As the school year comes to a close, I would like to thank everyone for helping Discovery PTSA accomplish our goals this year including, PTSA Board members, program chairs and volunteers, as well as Ms. Marti Shefveland (Principal), Mrs. Hollie Vance (Dean of Students) and all staff who were equally committed and supportive. We encourage you to read Discovery’s End-of-Year Report  which outlines your contributions and our successes. We held many events and programs this year that were educational and fun. Your generous support allowed us to fund a variety of enrichment activities, tools and curricula that ... read full article
Seeking Chairpersons for the 2019-2020 School YearSasi Dinesh6/2/20197/31/2019
Seeking Chairpersons for the 2019-2020 School Year
There are many ways to get involved at Discovery. Please consider volunteering to lead one of the PTSA programs, below, during the 2019-2020 school year: Bus Greeter Chair  Lunch Helper Chair Yearbook  -  seeks co-chairs Multi-Cultural Night Chair Hearing & Vision Testing Chair Staff Appreciation Chair For more details, please click here . ... read full article
Seeking Chairpersons for the 2019-2020 School YearLinda Aber6/1/20196/1/2019
Seeking Chairpersons for the 2019-2020 School Year
There are many ways you can get involved at Discovery. Please consider volunteering to lead one of the PTSA programs during the 2019-2020 school year:   We are pleased to announce all the chair positions have been filled.   If you'd like to chair something next year, reach out to Jillian Born. If you like to help out with a specific event, check the "Volunteer" icon in the left-hand menu or reach out the the current chair person . For more information, contact Jillian Born at jillian.born@comcast.net ... read full article
Family Literacy NightJillian Born12/11/20191/8/2020
Family Literacy Night
Family Literacy Night You're invited to Family Literacy Night, Wednesday January 8th from 5:30-7:30pm. A pizza dinner will be provided by the PTSA and teachers from Discovery and Issaquah School District will be hosting sessions for the whole family to participate in! Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 6th so we can have enough pizza for everyone. You will want to be at this event!! ... read full article
Used Book CollectionJillian Born11/15/20196/30/2020
Used Book Collection
Donate Your Books to Discovery! Do you have books at home your children have outgrown? The Discovery PTSA is NOW collecting them!  Please bring your children's books to the Discovery office and place them in the designated blue bin. We will organize, sort and redistribute throughout the school where the need is greatest. If you would like to help sort, please contact us . ... read full article
Multicultural Night ChairpersonSasi Dinesh9/30/201910/2/2019
Multicultural Night Chairperson
  We are pleased to announce we have had found two volunteers to continue Discovery's great tradition of Multicultural Night. Give a BIG thanks to Gayathri D. and Radhika S. We look forward to seeing you all on November 13. More information and volunteer opportunities will be announced soon. ... read full article
Kindergarten and ECE parentsSasi Dinesh8/14/20199/8/2019
Kindergarten and ECE parents
                                                  Coffee & Cry             JOIN fellow kindergarten and ECE parents after morning drop- off on the first day of school. Enjoy complimentary coffee, pastries and some tears together.   ____________   Date/Time: September 9th, 9:15 to 10 am Location: Room 174 at Discovery ... read full article
End the summer with a splash with a discount to Wild WavesLinda Aber6/27/20199/3/2019
End the summer with a splash with a discount to Wild Waves
Save $19 off main gate price and $3 of each ticket sold will go toward Discovery! Valid for any operating day June 17 - Sept. 7, 2019. Please check calendar for operating hours. Children 3 & Under are FREE.  Buy tickets online, visit: tinyurl.com/DiscoveryWW .        ... read full article
Curriculum Grant Awards Fall 2019Jillian Born11/29/20191/31/2020
Curriculum Grant Awards Fall 2019
Curriculum Grant Awards for Fall 2019 The PTSA is pleased to annouce the curriculum grant awards for fall 2019. Nearly, $9,400 was awarded including 1:1 laptops for 4th grade, diversity books for 3rd grade and much more. This is entirely funded by donations from the Discovery community. Without your donations , these grants are not possible. Join us again in the spring for another curriculum grant presentation. To find out more about what was funded click here . ... read full article
Volunteer of the Month - November 2019Jillian Born11/11/201912/1/2019
Volunteer of the Month - November 2019
Volunteer of the Month PORTIA WILCOCK They say it takes a village, and volunteers are our village! Volunteers give so much of their time to Discovery, helping make sure our kids have the best school experience possible. While we can never fully repay our volunteers for all they do, we’ll be selecting a “Volunteer of the Month” to give them much-deserved recognition. When you see a volunteer at school, be sure to thank them! Take a moment to learn more about Portia . ... read full article
Kindergartners can make new friends at a Discovery playdateSasi Dinesh7/15/20199/8/2019
Kindergartners can make new friends at a Discovery playdate
Kindergarten is both an exciting and nervous time for our youngest students. To help them make some new friends before the first day of school, we have set-up several summer playdates. All meet-ups will happen at Pine Lake Park at the main play structure. Hope to see you there! Please sign up via this link or just show up. UPCOMING PLAYDATE 9/07: Saturday, 3-5pm ... read full article
Volunteer of the Month - December 2019Jillian Born12/1/20191/18/2020
Volunteer of the Month - December 2019
Volunteer of the Month TERESA BACKUS They say it takes a village, and volunteers are our village! Volunteers give so much of their time to Discovery, helping make sure our kids have the best school experience possible. While we can never fully repay our volunteers for all they do, we’ll be selecting a “Volunteer of the Month” to give them much-deserved recognition. When you see a volunteer at school, be sure to thank them! Take a moment to learn more about Teresa . ... read full article
Movie Night CelebrationJillian Born11/6/201911/22/2019
Movie Night Celebration
Movie Night Celebration! WE'RE THANKING YOU WITH A FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT!   Friday, November 22, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm  Details & RSVP ... read full article
Do you have an eye for Art?Sasi Dinesh11/6/201911/15/2019
Do you have an eye for Art?
Come judge Reflections entries Reflections entries are here. We have received some amazing work from students, too hard to select a winner. So, we need your help to judge the entries.  Anyone can judge entries  by simply stopping by the school, signing in at the office, and using the scoring sheets inside the judging binder in the library. The binder is located to your right as you enter the library on the cabinet behind the librarian's desk. The art is hanging on in the main hallway near the library.  Judging will start Tuesday 11/12  to 11/15.   Winners will be selected to move on ... read full article
It’s the last day of Spirit Week! Show your Discovery pride!Linda Aber10/27/201911/8/2019
It’s the last day of Spirit Week! Show your Discovery pride!
  Friday, 11/8: Discovery Pride and Veterans Day Wear your official Discovery spirit wear (new or old) or wear our school colors -- blue, gray and white.  Let’s show our guests our Eagle Pride as we honor our veterans for their service! Parents, can you help make this week super exciting for our kids?   We need volunteers to join our pep squad for Spirit Week. Volunteers will greet students outside with cheers and compliments. We hope you’ll dress in the theme of the day too! Timings are 8:55 am - 9:15 am, 11/4 through 11/8.   If you haven't signed up yet, just show up. We'd ... read full article
SpiritWear RE-ORDER available for a limited timeLinda Aber10/15/201910/21/2019
SpiritWear RE-ORDER available for a limited time
Forget to order your SpiritWear? We're offering a limited sale through Oct. 21st. Plus, we're adding a new Eagles Pom Pom Hat to keep the winter chill at bay. Items will arrive as soon as possible in November, but may not arrive in time for Spirit Week. All sales are final. Please view sizing charts. (Our recommendation is to order a size up if you're uncertain.)   Thank you. This is the last opportunity to order shirts/sweatshirts for the school year.  Order now, before the sale ends Oct. 21st!  CLICK HERE TO BUY SPIRITWEAR.     ... read full article
Parents, join our Spirit Week Pep SquadLinda Aber10/12/201911/2/2019
Parents, join our Spirit Week Pep Squad
Parents, we need your help to make Spirit Week special. Please consider joining our Spirit Week Pep Squad Nov. 4-8. The Parent Pep Squad will cheer and greet students with a smile during school arrival. We'll compliment the kiddos on their themed Spirit Week wear and welcome them with a bit of fun. Let’s show our Eagles know how proud we are of them!  The commitment is only 20 minutes in the morning from 8:55-9:15 a.m. (20 min.).  Pick the days that work for you by signing up here.  (It would be great to have a big crowd ready to show our Discovery ... read full article

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