Board Positions
President The leader of the Discovery PTSA and the board. Works closely with board members and school staff to ensure events and programs meet the goals and objectives set forth in our charter. Acts as a liaison between the council and our local unit. Ensures our legal entity remains in good standing at all levels. See full description
Vice President The Vice President (VP) shall assist the President when called upon and shall perform the duties of the President in the absence or inability of that officer to serve. In case of a vacancy in the office of President, the Vice President shall temporarily assume the duties until the vacancy is filled.
Secretary Documents all board and general membership meetings. Ensures meeting minutes are accurate and available to the general membership. See full description
Treasurer Handles the finances of the Discovery PTSA. Process checks, deposits, federal and state registrations and filings. Creates and maintains the budget. Works closely with committee chairs and school staff. See full description
VP (Membership) Promote and organize our membership drive each Fall to ensure 100% membership. Process forms, payments and data entry into the WA State PTA membership database. See full description
VP of Communications Manages all aspects of communication for the Discovery PTSA. Ensures the eNews, email distribution, website and paper communications include relevant and up to date information for our community. See full description
VP of Fundraising Oversees all fundraising activities. Implements or modifies fundraising activities as needed. See full description
VP of Programs Oversees all non-fundraising events and programs. Implements or modifies programs as needed according to the needs of the student population. See full description
VP of Volunteers Recruits, organizes and trains volunteers. See full description
Legislative Representative Keeps the board and general membership informed of local and state legislation taking place in regards to the education system. Attends convention and any other relevant events.
Member at Large Acts as general guidance and gives input or historical perspective regarding events and programs.
Webmaster Maintains the PTSA website. Works with the Communications Director.
Committee Chairs
Art Docent The Art Docent chair will identify a parent volunteer from each classroom to provide art lessons to students as an extension of the classroom curriculum approximately once per month. The chair will work with classroom docents to provide training at the beginning of the year, will update and revise notebooks and resource materials, and will work with volunteers to plan and organize the annual Art Show in May. Classroom art docents implement already designed grade-level art lessons in coordination with the classroom teacher requests. "NO" experience is necessary and all materials are provided. Classroom docents sign up at classroom level.
Book Drive Organize the Spring Dr. Seuss Book Drive which takes place at Discovery. Work with the librarian(s) and the school to plan the event.
Box Tops Organize the Box Tops & Labels for the school. Clip, sort & count the labels and mail them in according to the deadline. Organize classroom competition and prizes.
Bus Greeters Helps get the wheels rolling during the first week of school. Bus greeters meet kindergarteners as they exit the bus at school. They will help kids learn their bus numbers, by writing the bus number on their hand as they exit the bus. After school, they hold signs with bus numbers and assist children to get to the correct bus.
Caring Through Sharing Organizes food & clothing drives based upon the needs of our community and oversee the Caring Through Sharing Program.
Eager Reader Organize and facilitate this wonderful reading program including buying of books, procuring prizes and tracking minutes read. This is a school year long program.
Family FunNight Relatively large event. Chair person helps plan and organize this fun and family-oriented social activity in the spring.
Golden Acorn/Outstanding Educator The Golden Acorn Award honors people who have given exemplary volunteer service to children and youth in our school community. Last Year's winners solicit nominations and organize the Golden Acorn and Outstanding Educator Awards.
ISF Representative The ISF representative is Discovery's liaison to the Issaquah Schools Foundation. The ISF Rep promotes the foundation's message and recruits volunteers for honk & wave and other activities.
K-Kids K-kids empowers children to make their world a better place. This club, sponsored by the Kiwanis, is a kids group that plans and puts into action ideas to help others. K-Kids get to learn about neighbors-in-need, students in other countries, distressed animals, and our environment. K-Kids help children develop friendships, leadership, caring, empathy, planning skills and self esteem.
Math Club Discovery Math Club is for 4th and 5th graders who are interested in taking their math skills to the next level! The Math Club will meet mornings before school, and the kids will be exposed to advanced math concepts. Beginning in November, the kids will compete in online and local math competitions (Knights of Pi, Math is Cool, Math League & Math Olympiad) against kids from other schools.
Popcorn Students love Popcorn Fridays! The Chair coordinates volunteers to pass out popcorn the first Friday of every month during lunch.
Reflections Reflections is a National PTA art program. Each year, students are recognized for bringing the theme to life through dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Distributes information about theme, accepts entries, recruits judges, and submits them to district level.
School Supplies Organizes and implements the sale of school supplies to families for the upcoming year.
Science Fair The Science Fair chair facilitates science fair entries for all grade levels and organizes Science Fair Night.
Spelling Bee Annual Spelling Bee requires passing on from the qualifying written events before moving on to the oral spelling bees and championship round.
Spirit Wear The Spirit Wear Chair/co-chair promote and sell Discovery t-shirts, sweatshirt etc. during the school year. Works with vendor on samples, logo etc. for gear.
Staff Appreciation Week The Staff Appreciation Chair/Co-chair plans and organizes one week of activities in May to thank Discovery's fabulous teachers and staff.
Taste of Discovery A night of tastes! Come to the annual Taste of Discovery. Sign up to bring samples of a family favorite recipe, a cultural food tradition or a decadent treat for all to try.
Vision & Hearing For Discovery Vision and Hearing Testing Day, the Chair/co-chair provides volunteers to assist the school nurse with the testing.
Yearbook Coordinates all aspects of the yearbook including: candid pictures, design & layout of the book, marketing sales of the books, and distribution of the yearbooks the last week of school.
Welcom Back BBQ Organizes the family BBQ at the beginning of the school year including: RSVPs, food and beverage.
5th Grade Promotion Coordinates the graduation ceremony for the Discovery 5th graders moving on to middle school. 5th grade parents on the team are responsible for the ceremony itself while several 4th grade parents provide and serve treats and beverages.