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 2019/2020 School Year Monthly Newsletter

May 11, 2019 - Issue 4

Your Voice Was Heard: Nearly $9,400 Awarded in Grants

During our November General Meeting, PSTA Members were presented with from grant requests from teachers and support staff and over members overwhelmingly voted to approve nearly $9,400 in grants, including:

  • Laptops for the 4th grade to ensure a 1:1 to laptop-to-student ratio ($6,190)
  • Licenses for Lexia, an exceptional reading program used by Kindergarten classrooms ($360)
  • 90 Multicultural books for the 3rd grade team to expand upon cultural diversity education ($1,053)
  • Badminton racquets to be used by all students during P.E. ($468)

For a complete listing of all grants awarded, please click here

Make sure to join our Spring General Meeting (Tuesday, March 31), where another round of grants will be presented and voted on. Make your voice heard!


 

Find the Perfect Token of Appreciation this Holiday with Staff Favorites

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 click here to explore the list, helpfully organized by grade/position.


 

Holiday Cookies for Lunch 

A much-loved tradition at Discovery is showing our appreciation to teachers and staff with our annual Holiday Cookies for Lunch. 

If you’d like to contribute, please bring 1 or 2 dozen cookies or treats to the office (note: please do NOT bring them to your child’s teacher) on Monday, December 16, by 9:30 a.m. These tasty treats can be homemade or store-bought, but we request that NO NUTS be included in the recipe. Please be sure to include a list of ingredients (if homemade) or the ingredient label (if store-bought).


 

Overflowing with Generosity: Our Holiday Gift Barn Donations

We are overwhelmed by the generosity of Discovery families...after filling the bin to overflowing one time, it was filled AGAIN and we were able to donate over 200 items to kids in need this holiday season. THANK YOU to everyone that donated!


 

Volunteer of the Month

December’s Volunteer of the Month is Teresa Backus. Teresa has been a key member of the volunteer team at Discovery for over 5 years! When we look back at her time at Discovery (this is her last year as her son Carter, is in Ms. Bieck’s 5th grade class), it’s almost easier to list what she hasn’t helped with. Her contributions run the gamut from Popcorn Friday and Bus Greeter,  to Library Helper and Running Club (and everything in between!).

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


 

RSVP Today for Family Literacy Night

Family Literacy Night is Wednesday, January 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This event (which the entire family should attend!) will feature your hard-working Discovery Elementary teachers sharing tips and resources during hosted sessions to encourage and facilitate a love for reading.

Your student will even have the opportunity to read with a police officer or firefighter!

Dinner is provided for FREE, courtesy of the Discovery PTSA, but you'll need to RSVP. Please click here and register no later than Wednesday, December 18.


 

Spelling Bee: Coming Soon

Mark your calendars for Discovery Elementary’s 2020 Spelling Bee!

Preliminary qualifiers will happen during lunch recess for 1st through 5th graders on Friday, January 17. 

More details to come in the next few weeks.


 

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