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 2019/2020 School Year Monthly Newsletter

Jan 16, 2020 - Issue 4

2020 Discovery Spelling Bee

The 2020 Discovery PTSA Spelling Bee starts this Friday, January 17 for students in 1st through 5th grade! 

The purpose of the spelling bee is to help children improve spelling and increase vocabulary in a friendly and supportive environment. If your child would like to participate, please make note of the following dates:

Preliminary Written Round
Friday, January 17
Conducted during your child’s first recess

Spelling Bee Finals
1st, 2nd and 3rd grades
Monday, February 3
Multi-Purpose Room; 6:00-8:00 p.m.

4th & 5th grades and
CHAMPIONSHIP
Tuesday, February 4
Multi-Purpose Room; 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Our website is full of helpful information on the Spelling Bee, so make sure to check it out for the word lists, qualifying rules and much more!


 

Get Your Paws on a Good Book with Eager Reader

Eager Reader is a voluntary program sponsored by your Discovery PTSA with the goal of encouraging students to read for their enjoyment outside of school.

Eager Reader started last week on January 10, and runs through February 8. Parents are encouraged to register their students, who will then read to their goal minute level, record and log their time. 

The more minutes they read, the more prizes they can achieve, including books, bookmarks, pencils and more! And one lucky Eager Reader will win a Kindle e-reader with a protective case!

Click here to learn more about the program and to register your student. 


 

Mark Your Calendars: PTSA General Meeting 

Save the date for Tuesday, January 28 when we’ll be holding our third PTSA General Meeting of the 2019/2020 school year. 

As a reminder there is FREE pizza and childcare available. We hope to see you on the 28th at 6:30 p.m. in the library.


 

Volunteer of the Month

January’s Volunteer of the Month is Novilia Peng. Novilia is in her first year of volunteering at Discovery, and is already making a huge impact! Along with helping out in her children’s classrooms, she has also worked on Spooky Spaghetti and our Holiday Cookies for Staff event. Willing and able to do whatever it takes — and with a friendly smile — Novilia is proving herself to be a vital part of the Discovery volunteer team.

Please click here to learn a little bit more about Novilia.

 

February Renewal Levy: Everything You Need to Know

Levies are the only locally approved ballot measures that directly pay for classroom and education needs in our schools that the state does not fund. This February 11, 2020, voters will have a chance to continue supporting programs and services funded by the previous levy expiring in 2020.

The 2020 EP&O Renewal Levy Continues Support For:

Career & Technical Education Mental Health Counselors in our schools Special Education Early Childhood Learning Safety and Security Highly Capable Programs Dual Language After School Activities and Athletics

This is NOT a new tax. The proposed 2-year levy replaces the expiring 2018 levy at a lower overall tax rate. With voter approval of this renewal levy, we can ensure these programs continue benefiting our students for another 2 years. Please click on the links below for more information and why you should VOTE YES for our schools on February 11th!

Click here to view informational videos on your levy dollars at work in our schools

Click here to download a fact sheet with details

Click here to view more details and tax rate chart


 

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