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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.

Enrichment Programs

Art Instruction with Museo
Art Instruction with Museo

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Art lessons will be taught by a local art instruction company called Museo. All lessons are designed to exceed the National Standards for Arts Education, teaching the elements and principles of art and design using a variety of mediums, tools, and techniques. Instructors are experienced and qualified, guiding children in an engaging and educational environment focusing on the creative process, while developing skills in the arts.

While this will replace our former Art Docent program, there will be opportunities for parents who wish to volunteer. Our children's art education will vastly improve with this enhancement in curriculum.

Eager Reader
Eager Reader

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When:
01/03/2020- 02/7/2020

Turn your child into an Eager Reader! The goal of the program is to foster a love of reading by encouraging students to read outside the classroom. Students can earn prizes by reaching various goals throughout the alotted time period.



Reflections
Reflections

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When:
October - November

Discovery Elementary typically participates in the literature, visual arts and photography contests within the national PTA's Reflections Program.

STEM Fair
STEM Fair

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When:
April

STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Math and we encourage our children to think in these terms. Students create displays about a STEM subject they are interested in and display it during this well-attended event. Occurs in April.

Spelling Bee
Spelling Bee

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When:
January/February

Spelling Bee qualifying written events and the oral spelling bees and championship round will be held in January and February.

School Spirit & Fun

Spirit Week Pep Squad
Spirit Week Pep Squad

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When:
October 7-11, 2019

Dress up in the theme of that day and cheer on our amazing Discovery students as they enter the building during Spirit Week. Let's create some excitement and show our Eagle Pride!
Popcorn Fridays
Popcorn Fridays

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When:
First Friday of every month starting in October

Become a school celebrity by joining us to pop popcorn the first Friday of every month. It's the most fun!

Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear

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When:
September 2019

Buy your Discovery Spirit Gear here, preorder while supplies last!

Yearbook
Yearbook

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Help your kids remember all the fun they had this year with a yearbook. It’s a special, 80-page full-color keepsake of photos and remembrances.

Student Support

Watch D.O.G.S. (Dad Volunteer Group)
Watch D.O.G.S. (Dad Volunteer Group)

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When:
All Year

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is a family and community engagement educational initiative. We invite fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to volunteer at least 1 day, all day at their child’s/student’s school during the school year. If you would like to participate in this program, or would like more information, please contact Matt Winkler at discoverywatchdogs@gmail.com.
Kindergartner Summer Play date
Kindergartner Summer Play date

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(none)

Kindergarten is both an exciting and nervous time for our youngest students so to help them make
some new friends before the first day of school, we have set-up some summer playdates.
All meet-ups will happen at Pine Lake Park at the main play structure.
Bus Greeters - First 2 Weeks of School Only
Bus Greeters - First 2 Weeks of School Only

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(none)

This program helps get the wheels rolling during the first 2 weeks of school (Sep 5th-19th). Bus greeters will meet kids 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 and direct them to their classes. After school, they will hold signs with bus numbers and assist children to get to the correct bus. Approx time investment 20 mins in the AM and 20 mins in PM.

Library Helper
Library Helper

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Discovery has a terrific library program. Volunteers are always needed to help process books and help with other projects. You can coordinate to be there during your child's class.
Lunch Room Helpers - First 2 Weeks of School
Lunch Room Helpers - First 2 Weeks of School

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(none)

This program helps in assisting the younger children in the lunchroom each day with their student numbers and getting their lunches. It may also be helping them with little things like open their pudding cup or juice box. Volunteers are needed for 11:30 am-12:00 pm, 12:00 pm -12:30 pm and 12:30 pm- 1:00 pm. Please feel free to sign up for multiple shifts and days per your convenience.

School Supplies
School Supplies

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When:
June

The PTSA provides an opportunity to order pre-packaged school supplies. Parents pre-order the supplies at the end of the previous year online. The supplies are then shipped to the parents before the first day of school.

Community Events

Scholastic Book Fair
Scholastic Book Fair

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When:
June 5, 2020

Shop our amazing selection of books & gifts just. 100% of the proceeds will be gifted back to our teachers and the library. Additionally, this amazing event funds all the Eager Reader prizes later in the school year. Occurs during Family Fun Night.
Spooky Spaghetti
Spooky Spaghetti

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When:
October

Bring the family, dress in your costumes, and enjoy dinner and a ghoulish good time!
Holiday Gift Barn
Holiday Gift Barn

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When:
Early December

This program coordinates donations to local families in need over the holidays. We collection gifts for local families for the holidays.

Family Fun Night
Family Fun Night

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When:
June 5, 2020

A fun evening event of music, pizza and fun.
Fifth Grade Promotion
Fifth Grade Promotion

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When:
June, 2019

Fifth Grade is a special time of transition, at the end of the year a ceremony and party is held to celebrate the students' completion of elementary school.
Multicultural Night
Multicultural Night

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(none)
When:
November 13, 2019

Celebrate our wonderful multicultural school community by coming together to explore facts of countries around the world, taste food and enjoy performances from across the globe!

Talent Show
Talent Show

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When:
March

"Discovery's Got Talent" Just like the reality show on tv, your student gets to perform in front of an audience. Students create a 1 minute act to present at auditions and perform in a one evening show.

Staff Support

Lunch Room Breakdown Helpers
Lunch Room Breakdown Helpers

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(none)

The school construction has created challenges. The school needs help cleaning and organizing the multipurpose room in time for the kids to use the space for P.E., which is right after lunch. Please arrive by 1:00 p.m. to help. (Volunteer time: 20 min. or less)

Duties:
-wiping tables
-folding and rolling tables/benches away
Picture Day Helpers
Picture Day Helpers

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(none)
When:
September 19-20, 2019

Help the photographer and students with individual picture day.
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

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(none)
When:
May 4-8, 2020

Every May, PTSA recognizes the teachers and staff with special activities and treats.

Fundraising

Box Tops
Box Tops

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Save your "Box Tops for Education"! Clip them from General Mills cereal boxes and other items labeled "Box Tops for Education" We will send home collection sheets throughout the year. The money collected from box tops allows us to purchase PE and recess equipment. So, save your Box Tops!
Guest Donation
Guest Donation

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(none)
When:
All Year

For guests who would like to make an extra donation to the PTSA.

Member Donation
Member Donation

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(none)
When:
All year

People who have signed up for PTSA and would like to make an extra donation to the PTSA.

Parent Support

Translation Committee
Translation Committee

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When:
All Year

The Translation Committee is a group of parents that help translate PTSA newsletters and announcements into Chinese, Korean and Spanish.
Parent Education
Parent Education

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Coordinate with the Issaquah School District on the advertising of Parent Education seminars within our area. Pass on information to PTSA members via e-mail.

Other Committees

Golden Acorn/Outstanding Educator/Youth Advocate
Golden Acorn/Outstanding Educator/Youth Advocate

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(none)
When:
March

Every year these awards are presented by the PTSA to school staff and community volunteers in recognition of their dedication and service to children. When the form comes out in the spring, please be sure to nominate an inspiring volunteer, educator or child advocate.
Legislative Representative
Legislative Representative

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When:
All Year

If you are interested in what is going on in Olympia and how it affects our children become our legislative representative. Help Discovery families learn and understand political education issues by passing on information from our state legislation rep via email.

Health and Safety

Hearing & Vision Screening
Hearing & Vision Screening

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(none)
When:
November 21, 2019

Discovery tests all students for both hearing and vision. Volunteers are needed for morning and afternoon shifts at the beginning of the school year.

After School Enrichment

Math Club - 4th Grade
Math Club - 4th Grade

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When:
October - May

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.

Math Club - 5th Grade
Math Club - 5th Grade

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When:
October - May

Discovery Math Club is for 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.

Community Relations

Membership
Membership

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When:
All Year

When you join PTSA, you join a community that encourages student achievement and enriches the learning environment. Our goal is 100% membership! You don’t have to have a child at Discovery… everyone in our community is encouraged to join.

This committee handles the PTSA membership drive at the beginning of the year. We are striving for 100% membership!

See Co. Matching Forms on the left side column under Fundraising for a matching form for your company. Not there? Please email the link for the form to the website administrator for future reference. Thank you.

School Enrichment Programs

Parent Classroom Artistic Support with Museo
Parent Classroom Artistic Support with Museo

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When:
All Year

This year we have Museo, a profession art instruction company, teaching 4 exciting art lessons this year. If you are interested in helping out during the lesson, we invite you to join. You will NOT be teaching, but helping the instructor and students.
Art Walk
Art Walk

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When:
May 20, 2020

This year's art show will be all about art. We invite families to join us for an evening for strolling the halls and enjoying all the posted art. There is also be cookies and refreshments in the MPR and some wonderful live music.

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.

Thank you for enhancing student learning, providing teacher support
and creating an amazing school community with the Discovery PTSA.