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WELCOME! The PTSA is the school's Parent Teacher Student Association. We are a registered not-for-profit comprised of parent volunteers, just like you, who help provide many programs and events at Discovery. Help our school by joining the PTSA, today! As a member you will benefit from receiving the most up-to-date information on school activities, programs, volunteer opportunities, directory and more!  CLICK TO JOIN.

NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2019-2020 PTSA BOARD
Looking to get more involved in your child's education next year?  Want to give input on where funds are spent and what programs are sponsored?  Have a few hours each month to foster their positive school experiences?  If so, you should definitely consider joining the Discovery PTSA board!      We have a number of open positions for the 2019-2020 school year and would love to have you join us.  Check out the role descriptions.    If you are interested in a position or simply want to learn more, please contact one of our  nominating   committee  members -  Bethany White ( WhiteB2@issaquah.wednet.edu ... read full article
Author:
Linda Aber 
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3/18/2019-4/30/2019

Decorate your teacher's door for Staff Appreciation Week!
Please help Discovery PTSA to celebrate our Staff during its annual Staff Appreciation Week taking place May 6th - 10th.    Staff Appreciation Week is a special time dedicated to recognize and celebrate our teachers and support staff! More information on how we will be celebrating our staff will come directly from your child’s room coordinator(s).   Our tradition of door decorating will continue but  we need your help to make it happen!   Please SIGN UP to decorate a teacher or staff member’s door.    If you'd like to personally thank your teacher, you can also check out a list of  Staff Favorites  for ... read full article
Author:
Linda Aber 
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4/23/2019-5/7/2019

Gift a Book to Discovery's Library
Help give our library a spring boost by gifting a new book to the collection. Our librarians have curated a list of books to enhance and expand the current library selection. Every gifted book is tagged with the gifting student's name. The student also receives a ticket for entry in the raffle prize drawing, courtesy of the PTSA. Bring your book gift in to the library by April 30th and receive a raffle ticket for the drawing to be held May 1st. Go to Amazon and select a book from the wishlist found here.   ... read full article
Author:
Linda Aber 
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3/18/2019-4/30/2019

It's baseball season! Let's get together and root for the Mariners!
Join us for the PTSA’s last fundraiser of the school year! We have teamed up with the Seattle Mariners to offer our Discovery families and staff discounted  ticket prices with a portion coming back to the PTSA.  Game Day: Sunday, June 2nd at 1:10pm Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angeles at T-Mobile Field, Seattle Based on your feedback from last year, we are now offering two seating options:  100 level: discounted PTSA price of $45 (regularly price $60) 300 level: discounted PTSA price of $20 (regularly price $26) Deadline to place order is May 19th.  We only have a limited ... read full article
Author:
Linda Aber 
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3/12/2019-5/19/2019

Karate West's "Parent’s Night Out" Monthly Fundraiser
Karate West in Issaquah is offering a Parent’s Night Out every month with 100% of the proceeds going to Discovery PTSA. Karate West hosts an event one day a month from 6-9PM at the cost of $35/child which includes a pizza dinner. Registration is required to reserve a spot (no drop-ins allowed). Ages 6-12 only. Please mention Discovery at registration. The more kids who attend, the more money we will earn!   CLICK TO REGISTER for this month's event!     Karate West Parent Night Out 2019 Dates: May 3, June 7 ... read full article
Author:
Linda Aber 
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11/12/2018-6/8/2019
Join us at the STEM Fair this WednesdayLinda Aber4/22/20194/24/2019
Join us at the STEM Fair this Wednesday
From pendulums and dancing raisins to bridge engineering and robotics, there will be a lot to see at this year's STEM Fair, April 24th. We have over 260 students registered. Please arrive by the grade level designated time. Students in Grades K-3rd should arrive between 5-6PM. Students in 4-5th should arrive between 6:15-7:30PM. Carpooling or walking to school is recommended! Don’t forget to explore each domain by participating in a Scavenger Hunt where they can earn prizes, while supplies last.  The wall side tables in the Gym and MPR are reserved for projects with special requirements (power outlet, bigger space for the ... read full article
STEM Fair registration closes April 19thLinda Aber3/26/20194/19/2019
STEM Fair registration closes April 19th
Our annual STEM Fair will be held on April 24 th , 2019. STEM Fair and Family Engineering Night will be held on the same evening this year. What is STEM? STEM curriculum is based on 4 specific disciplines of educational success – S cience, T echnology, E ngineering, and M athematics. It is important for youth of today to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information through these four important subjects. This year! Students will choose a domain and present a project in that domain.  What ... read full article
MOD Pizza Fundraiser Feb. 13thLinda Aber1/29/20192/13/2019
MOD Pizza Fundraiser Feb. 13th
It's pizza night...or pizza day... you decide!) Make it a family Valentine’s dinner and attend the Discovery PTSA 2.6.9 Fundraiser at MOD Pizza in Sammamish on Feb. 13th, all day!  20% of our sales will come back to the Discovery PTSA. The more people who attend, the more money we will earn so spread the word!   Download Flyer ... read full article
Discovery PTSA presents the Scholastic Book Fair during student conference weekLinda Aber11/14/201812/8/2018
Discovery PTSA presents the Scholastic Book Fair during student conference week
Scholastic's "Enchanted Book Fair" arrives Dec. 3-7 Shop our amazing selection of books & gifts -- just in time for holidays. 100% of the proceeds will be gifted back to our teachers and the library.  Additionally, our book fair will also fund all the Eager Reader prizes later in the school year. Shop during the week, school conferences, or wait for our first ever  Grandparents' Night at the book fair on Friday . Invite your grandparents, extended family, friends and neighbors. Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog, enjoy story time, snack on milk and cookies, complete fun activities and take a ... read full article
Join us for Family Fun Night May 17th!Linda Aber5/3/20195/17/2019
Join us for Family Fun Night May 17th!
It's time to celebrate another fabulous year at Discovery Elementary at this year's Family Fun Night Friday, May 17th from 6-8PM. We'll dance and enjoy games with a professional DJ.  Plus, eat pizza and take silly photos with our friends and family in the photo booth. Glow necklaces will be available to purchase at an additional cost. Tickets for Family Fun Night are $5 per adult. Kids enter free.*  Order tickets here. We need your help to make this fun event happen.  Please volunteer when purchasing tickets or click here . *Please note, this is not a drop off event. Kids must be accompanied by a ... read full article
NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2019-2020 PTSA BOARDLinda Aber3/18/20194/30/2019
NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2019-2020 PTSA BOARD
Looking to get more involved in your child's education next year?  Want to give input on where funds are spent and what programs are sponsored?  Have a few hours each month to foster their positive school experiences?  If so, you should definitely consider joining the Discovery PTSA board!      We have a number of open positions for the 2019-2020 school year and would love to have you join us.  Check out the role descriptions.    If you are interested in a position or simply want to learn more, please contact one of our  nominating   committee  members -  Bethany White ( WhiteB2@issaquah.wednet.edu ... read full article
Jan. 9 - DIGITAL SAFETY 101 with Jo LangfordLinda Aber1/4/20191/9/2019
Jan. 9 - DIGITAL SAFETY 101 with Jo Langford
If your kids are clamoring for phones and social media or like to surf the web, this month's ParentWiser seminar is for you! Speaker Jo Langford helps parents balance kids’ digital lives with boundaries, etiquette and good judgment. He provides an overview of adolescent digital behavior with the risks and benefits of online life. Jo will discuss the social sites you need to know about --the good, the bad and the ugly, all explained! Including a primer on sexting, cyberbullying and more. Learn to set limits, monitor behavior, and start the important conversations around kids’ relationships to tech in a connected world. PLUS ... read full article
Eager Reader: Students can read and win prizes Jan.4 through Feb.2Linda Aber1/2/20192/2/2019
Eager Reader: Students can read and win prizes Jan.4 through Feb.2
Encourage a love for reading by participating in this year's Eager Reader program.  Prizes will be awarded to students for at-home reading from Jan. 4 to Feb. 2. This year's theme is "Reading Gives You All The Feels!" and the Grand Prize is a Kindle E-Reader.  To record reading minutes, or to learn more about the prize system,  click here.   To volunteer to help with prize distribution,  follow this link.   ... read full article
Spelling Bee Qualification Round is Jan. 14Linda Aber12/18/20181/14/2019
Spelling Bee Qualification Round is Jan. 14
Discovery PTSA’s Annual Spelling Bee for students 1st through 5th grade is coming up! The purpose of the spelling bee is to help children improve spelling and increase vocabulary in a friendly and supportive environment. Complete word list If your child would like to participate, please make note of the following date, Monday, January 14th , for the preliminary written round.  Click Here for more details. ... read full article
Discover the world at Multicultural Night, Nov. 14Linda Aber11/11/201811/14/2018
Discover the world at Multicultural Night, Nov. 14
This is one of our school's favorite events! The “Taste of Discovery,” Nov. 14, celebrates our wonderful multicultural school community by coming together to explore facts of countries around the world, taste international food and enjoy performances by our students and families.   For more information or to register for this event, please click here.  CLICK TO VIEW THE MULTICULTURAL NIGHT FLYER IN THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGES:  KOREAN ,  CHINESE  OR  SPANISH   ... read full article
Decorate your teacher's door for Staff Appreciation Week! Linda Aber4/23/20195/7/2019
Decorate your teacher's door for Staff Appreciation Week!
Please help Discovery PTSA to celebrate our Staff during its annual Staff Appreciation Week taking place May 6th - 10th.    Staff Appreciation Week is a special time dedicated to recognize and celebrate our teachers and support staff! More information on how we will be celebrating our staff will come directly from your child’s room coordinator(s).   Our tradition of door decorating will continue but  we need your help to make it happen!   Please SIGN UP to decorate a teacher or staff member’s door.    If you'd like to personally thank your teacher, you can also check out a list of  Staff Favorites  for ... read full article
Golden Acorn Award Nominations due Mar. 6thLinda Aber2/4/20193/6/2019
Golden Acorn Award Nominations due Mar. 6th
Each year,  Discovery  Elementary  PTSA  recognizes people who have given exemplary volunteer and educational service to children and youth in our school. The recipients of the awards promote the mission of the  PTSA : To enhance the educational experience of children and their families by working in partnership with teachers, educational staff, and local community. In addition to receiving a certificate and a pin, a contribution of $75 is made in the honoree’s name to the Washington State  PTSA  Scholarship Foundation.  Click here to submit your nominations no later than Friday March 6, 2019. Once someone receives an award, they ... read full article
Discovery's Got TalentLinda Aber1/25/20193/3/2019
Discovery's Got Talent
Discovery PTSA is pleased to present DISCOVERY’S GOT TALENT!  Students K-5 th grade are invited to create one solo 60 second act or a group 90-second act for our school talent show. To participate students must commit to BOTH an audition and rehearsal before the performance. Performance slots are limited, first come first served.   Online registration is closed and all slots were full Auditions - Feb. 26 th and 28 th , 4-6 pm in Discovery MPR (multipurpose room) Dress Rehearsal - March 5 th , 6:30-8:30 pm at Pacific Cascade Middle School Talent Show – March 8 th , ... read full article
donate to the Gift Barn through Dec. 4thLinda Aber11/21/201812/4/2018
donate to the Gift Barn through Dec. 4th
  We are excited once again to join the  Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank  during the holiday season to help local families. The goal of this program is to help all families with holiday cheer through the giving & sharing of gifts.  To view this year's wish list and learn more about this program, please click here. Last year Discovery donated over 200 new gifts to the Holiday Gift Barn. Thank you for making a difference. Please know all the gifts stay local and support Issaquah School District children that are in need of services.  Click to view in Chinese ... read full article
PTSA General Meeting – Nov. 27, 7-8 pmLinda Aber11/20/201811/27/2018
PTSA General Meeting – Nov. 27, 7-8 pm
Our final PTSA General Meeting of 2018 takes place Tuesday November 27th from 7-8 pm in the Discovery Library. Meetings are a great way to learn more about upcoming events, provide input on potential grant requests and hear about issues affecting our school community now and in the future.  We would love to have you join us!     ... read full article
Last Weekend for Ice Skating Fundraiser Linda Aber11/11/20181/13/2019
Last Weekend for Ice Skating Fundraiser
Gather your friends and let's go ice skating at the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink. When you mention you are with Discovery Elementary PTSA at the admission counter, they will donate $3 to our PTSA with your paid admission. The fundraising window closes on Jan. 13, 2019.  Plan a fun day with friends now and lock it in your calendar.  For more information visit  bellevueicerink.com .   ... read full article
Yearbook orders due SaturdayLinda Aber3/21/20194/20/2019
Yearbook orders due Saturday
Have your child remember their classmates, friends, and highlights of the past year by purchasing the Discovery Elementary Annual Yearbook by April 20th! 5 Th Grade Parents – In addition to ordering a yearbook there is a special 5 th grade addendum that can be purchased for just $12. The 5th Grade Addendum offers an additional 48 full-color pages of candid photos of the 5th Grade Class, including photos from Camp! Order your yearbook by clicking  here . If you are not sure whether you ordered a Yearbook, sign in to your PTSA account and check the ORDERS section of the account summary ... read full article
Gift a Book to Discovery's LibraryLinda Aber3/18/20194/30/2019
Gift a Book to Discovery's Library
Help give our library a spring boost by gifting a new book to the collection. Our librarians have curated a list of books to enhance and expand the current library selection. Every gifted book is tagged with the gifting student's name. The student also receives a ticket for entry in the raffle prize drawing, courtesy of the PTSA. Bring your book gift in to the library by April 30th and receive a raffle ticket for the drawing to be held May 1st. Go to Amazon and select a book from the wishlist found here.   ... read full article
It's baseball season! Let's get together and root for the Mariners!Linda Aber3/12/20195/19/2019
It's baseball season! Let's get together and root for the Mariners!
Join us for the PTSA’s last fundraiser of the school year! We have teamed up with the Seattle Mariners to offer our Discovery families and staff discounted  ticket prices with a portion coming back to the PTSA.  Game Day: Sunday, June 2nd at 1:10pm Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angeles at T-Mobile Field, Seattle Based on your feedback from last year, we are now offering two seating options:  100 level: discounted PTSA price of $45 (regularly price $60) 300 level: discounted PTSA price of $20 (regularly price $26) Deadline to place order is May 19th.  We only have a limited ... read full article
Spelling Bee WinnersLinda Aber1/18/20192/24/2019
Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulating our grade level top spellers and the 2019 Discovery Elementary School Champion, Ayush J. ! Ayush will be representing Disovery in the Regional Spelling Bee of King and Snohomish County. We wish him All the Best! The top spellers grade wise are: 1st Grade: Agam S. 2nd Grade: Akhil P. 3rd Grade (tie): Sashmit A. and Shreshta A. 4th Grade: Ayaan Z. 5th Grade: Ayush J. Thank you to all the students who participated in our annual Spelling Bee. We are so proud of all our little spellers!    ... read full article
Congratulations to all "Heroes Around Me" Reflections Art Competition participants !Shruti Johri11/28/201812/21/2018
Congratulations to all "Heroes Around Me" Reflections Art Competition participants !
Our 12 finalist moving onto the Issaquah School District level competition are: Navya C. - Protecting One's Own Aadi C. - Helping Hand for Helpless Animals Dhruv M. - "My Magical hero- My Books" Katherine X. - Ocean Hero Emily C. - A Helping Hand of Hero Aaryan R. - Heroes Around Me Rachana J. - Unsung Heroes Apurva S. - Heroes Around Zachary N. - Animal Savior Lauren B. - Firefighters save the world Khushi A. - All My Heroes Samantha L. - The Heroes Around Me   We will hear results of that competition in mid January. Thanks! ... read full article
Congratulations to our 2019 Golden Acorn Award Winners!  Linda Aber3/29/20194/12/2019
Congratulations to our 2019 Golden Acorn Award Winners! 
Your hard work and dedication to the Discovery community and students everywhere is greatly appreciated.   Thank you for helping our Discovery Eagles soar!  Golden Acorn Volunteer  -  for volunteers who have given outstanding service to all children in the school community, for service “above and beyond".      Linda Aber      Jillian Born      Matt Winkler   Outstanding Educator - for teacher or any school staff member who goes beyond the normal expectations of their jobs to make the learning environment fun, beneficial, and challenging.      Brelynn Boyce (1st Grade)      Margie Gerrity (2nd Grade)     ... read full article
Discovery student wins Award of Merit in Reflections competitionLinda Aber3/18/20194/1/2019
Discovery student wins Award of Merit in Reflections competition
Congratulations to Ruoxuan (Emily) C., for receiving an Award of Merit in the 2019 National PTSA Reflections Competition Finals. We are so proud of our eagles!  For a list of all winning entries, click here.   ... read full article
Three students move on to state Reflections Art competitionLinda Aber1/21/20192/22/2019
Three students move on to state Reflections Art competition
January 15th was the Issaquah School District Reflections Reception & Gallery event to display finalist artworks from all schools and recognize the participants moving on to the state level. Our school has 3 finalist and 2 honorable mentions! Congratulations Lauren B., Rouxuan (Emily) C., and Samantha L. in moving on to state level, and Rachana J. and Katherine X. awarded Honorable Mentions. Congratulations!  VIEW A SLIDESHOW OF THEIR WINNING ARTWORK. ... read full article
Karate West's "Parent’s Night Out" Monthly FundraiserLinda Aber11/12/20186/8/2019
Karate West's "Parent’s Night Out" Monthly Fundraiser
Karate West in Issaquah is offering a Parent’s Night Out every month with 100% of the proceeds going to Discovery PTSA. Karate West hosts an event one day a month from 6-9PM at the cost of $35/child which includes a pizza dinner. Registration is required to reserve a spot (no drop-ins allowed). Ages 6-12 only. Please mention Discovery at registration. The more kids who attend, the more money we will earn!   CLICK TO REGISTER for this month's event!     Karate West Parent Night Out 2019 Dates: May 3, June 7 ... read full article
Reflections Art judging has begun. You can participate through Nov.14th!Linda Aber11/11/201811/14/2018
Reflections Art judging has begun. You can participate through Nov.14th!
We received many amazing works of art for this year's Reflections program. The theme was "Heroes Around Me." Now, we have the hard task of scoring 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 begins Nov. 7th and runs through Nov. 14th.   Thank you in advance for taking the time to judge! To ... read full article
Discovery PTSA Special General Meeting10/26/201811/5/2018
Discovery PTSA Special General Meeting
Discovery PTSA Special General Meeting Monday, November 5th at 7- 8 pm School Library Two years ago the PTSA membership approved a grant request from the school administration for the purchase of an electronic reader board for the corner of SE 24th St. and 228th Ave. SE. The reader board is no longer a priority and the administration wishes the funds be redirected towards the purchase of 27 laptops for 3rd-5th grades. The grant request will be presented by Marti Shefveland, School Principal and requires a vote by PTSA membership. ... read full article
Important Dates.Shruti Johri8/16/201811/1/2018
Important Dates.
> Judging of Reflections Art - Nov.7 to Nov. 14 > Multicultural Night: A Taste of Discovery - Nov. 14 > PTSA General Meeting - Nov. 27   _______________________ LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: ... read full article
Please sign up to be a Volunteer.8/9/201811/1/2018
Please sign up to be a Volunteer.
Make sure to complete  Issaquah School District volunteer registration  for year 2018-19. Multicultural Night Helpers (Nov. 14) Sign Up  Lunch Room Helpers (Mon, Thur) Sign Up  Library Helpers Sign Up  Yearbook Photographer Sign Up  Art Docents Sign Up   These volunteer positions are an enormous help to students and staff, helping to ensure an amazing start to the school year. ... read full article
Eager Reader Raffle winners announcedLinda Aber2/26/20193/12/2019
Eager Reader Raffle winners announced
Below is a list of our Eager Reader raffle drawing winners. Thank you to everyone who participated in this event! Grand Prize winner of a Kindle e-Reader w/ protective case:  Madhuja B.  Additional raffle drawing winners for various Collector Edition books, Box Sets of popular book series and emoji gear: Abbigail D. - Pokemon box set and note book Abhiram D. - Minecraft box set  Saanvi A. - Bad Guys box set  Swanthana K - Raina Telgemeier box set  Issac Q. - Harry Potter box set Avani B. - Percy Jackson Illustrated edition Holden W. - Star Wars Jedi Manual ... read full article
New Visitor/Volunteer Check-in SystemLinda Aber1/25/20192/4/2019
New Visitor/Volunteer Check-in System
Visitors and Volunteers Need to Bring A Picture ID to School The Issaquah School District is taking steps to ensure the safety of our children by implementing new security measures. Starting Jan.28, 2019,  visitors AND volunteers ,  must: Enter through Trailer 1 (Main Office) Show your picture ID  – your ID will be scanned into the school system and a photo ID sticker will be printed for you to wear while you are on school property. Your badge  must  be visible Sign-in  on the clipboard in the office Sign-out  – even without a badge to return, it is very important to ... read full article
Five classrooms still need Art Docent volunteers. Can you help?Linda Aber11/11/201811/25/2018
Five classrooms still need Art Docent volunteers. Can you help?
We are currently looking for 1-2 volunteers to serve as an Art Docent in each classroom.  The following classes do not have docents: Kim (1st grade), Yamamoto (1st grade), Flett (2nd grade), Hoffman (3rd grade), and Ogden (5th grade).  The Art Docent Program gives students hands-on learning experiences that enrich their development. It gives them an opportunity to express their feelings and ideas, freely, in a variety of mediums while teaching them how to follow a process to get amazing results. This is true creative thinking for the 21st century!    To learn more or to volunteer, click here.   ... read full article
Thank you for an amazing "Discovery's Got Talent!" ShowLinda Aber3/4/20193/18/2019
Thank you for an amazing "Discovery's Got Talent!" Show
More than 40 talented performers showcased their talents at this event. Without our dedicated chairpersons, volunteers and family members this event would not be possible. The talent show is another way that the PTSA builds community and helps our eagles soar at Discovery. Thank you for being a part of it! ... read full article
PTSA approves $15,386 grant to expand school's technology lineupLinda Aber11/13/20181/4/2019
PTSA approves $15,386 grant to expand school's technology lineup
  On 11/5/18 the PTSA membership approved grant requests totaling $15,386 to purchase 27 laptops, digital pens and a charging/storage cart that will be used for Discovery students in grades 3-5.  Thanks to all those parents able to attend and take part in the discussion.   Our final PTSA General Meeting of 2018 takes place Tuesday November 27th from 7-8pm.   Meetings are a great way to learn more about upcoming events, provide input on potential grant requests and hear about issues affecting our school community now and in the future.  We would love to have you join us!   ... read full article
Thank you for helping us "Fill the Pumpkin!"Linda Aber11/11/201811/23/2018
Thank you for helping us "Fill the Pumpkin!"
WE MET OUR GOAL!  Your donation during this year's Fall Fundraiser helps subsidize technology purchases, provides curriculum support, and builds our school community during a hectic construction year. To celebrate your generosity, we hosted a free movie night at the school. We hope you enjoyed it!   If you missed the fundraiser deadline but would still like to contribute, please donate here.   Thank you!   ... read full article

DISCOVERY ELEMENTARY PTSA 2.6.9 is a 501(c)3.  TAX ID # 94-3152614

The mission of the Discovery Elementary PTSA is to enhance the educational experience of the children and their families by working in partnership with the teachers, educational staff and local community. The PTSA gives each child a legislative voice while providing safe, fun and educationally enriching activities, supported by its own fundraising.