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Eager Reader
Get Ready for Eager Reader! Encourage a love for reading by participating in this year's Eager Reader program.   This year's Eager Reader program will be Monday, January 10 - Monday, February 28, 2022 . Enjoy 50 days of Eager Reader! Read every day to earn 4 books ! Eager Reader's goal is to build daily reading habits outside of school.   If you don't have a FREE PTSA account yet, open an account below. Open Free Account    |    Log Minutes & More Info. ... read full article
Author:
Jillian Born 
Show from:
1/7/2022-3/1/2022

ISD Levy 2022
Issaquah School District 2022 Levy: Development Committee is meeting now Do you know what Levies fund in our district? See link below - Page 12. The current Levy will expire on December 31, 2022. A renewal/replacement levy will need to be approved by voters next year to continue to fund the programs and activities that are now in our schools. Click here for a list of what is funded by our local Issaquah School District levies. The Levy Development Committee will consider the proposed content, total cost and tax impact of three ballot measures: an Educational Programs and Operations Levy ... read full article
Author:
Jillian Born 
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1/4/2022-4/30/2022

Golden Acorn Nominations
Golden Acorn Award Nominations Each year, the  Discovery  Elementary  PTSA  recognizes people who are exemplary volunteers , educators and advocates in the Discovery community. In addition to receiving a certificate and a Golden Acorn pin, a contribution of $75 will be made in the honoree’s name to the Washington State  PTSA  Scholarship Foundation. Now is your chance to nominate them to be recognized for their tireless work and dedication.  Submit your nominations here  | D ue April 8, 2022 ... read full article
Author:
Jillian Born 
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1/19/2022-4/8/2022

PTSA General Meeting
February PTSA General Meeting - Virtual Our second general meeting of the year will be held via Zoom on Thursday, February 10 at 5:30 pm. We will have a special guest to discuss and answer questions regarding the upcoming level as well as  Principal Keegan .  Tuesday, February 10, 2022 at 5:30 pm via Zoom Register HERE  and a fter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. ... read full article
Author:
Jillian Born 
Show from:
1/9/2022-2/10/2022

Order Yearbook
  Yearbooks Are On Sale NOW! We are making so many great memories this year and to ensure your child has a keepsake to remember this year by, we encourage you to purchase a yearbook now. This gurantees a copy will be reserved for them. If you do not purchase now, we cannot promise we will have a copy for you at the end of the year.  Yearbooks are only $20 and will be filled with 100s of photos! Below are the options to purchase: If you have a PTSA account, order HERE . If you don't have a free ... read full article
Author:
Jillian Born 
Show from:
12/9/2021-4/29/2022

Platinum Membership Award
Platinum Membership Growth Winner Washington State PTA Recognizes Discovery PTSA  with the Platinum Membership Growth Award The Discovery PTSA has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Platinum Membership Growth Award recipient! PTSAs are presented with this award for enrolling at least 20% more members this year compared to last year. That means our PTA is growing! Thank you to everyone who has become a member so far this year: YOU are the reason our PTSA achieved this award! If you haven’t yet signed up for a 2021-2022 PTSA membership, please consider joining today! By doing so, you are ... read full article
Author:
Jillian Born 
Show from:
11/19/2021-6/30/2022

Math Challenge
  Sign Up for the Math Challenge This year the Discovery PTSA is sponsoring the Math Challenge hosted by Math in Action.  Math Challenge is an enrichment program open to all Discovery Elementary students. All students K to Grade 5 are invited to participate.  There will be 14 challenges throughout the school year; each set is published every other week starting in late September or early October and ending in May.  Each challenge presents 10 to 18 problems ordered by level of difficulties. More Info. Here      |     Flyer ... read full article
Author:
Jillian Born 
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9/28/2021-6/30/2022

Seeking Volunteers for 2021-2022
  Seeking Volunteers The programs and events provided to the school by the Discovery PTSA cannot happen without volunteers from our school community. While we don't know what the 2021-2022 school year holds for volunteers opportunities and in-person events, we want to plan for every scenario If you would like to be included in receiving more information about any of our planned programs or events, please sign up via the link below. You are not committing to help, just to receive more information. If you cannot be present at school, there are still opportunities to help from home, so don't ... read full article
Author:
Jillian Born 
Show from:
6/30/2021-6/23/2022
Eager ReaderJillian Born1/7/20223/1/2022
Eager Reader
Get Ready for Eager Reader! Encourage a love for reading by participating in this year's Eager Reader program.   This year's Eager Reader program will be Monday, January 10 - Monday, February 28, 2022 . Enjoy 50 days of Eager Reader! Read every day to earn 4 books ! Eager Reader's goal is to build daily reading habits outside of school.   If you don't have a FREE PTSA account yet, open an account below. Open Free Account    |    Log Minutes & More Info. ... read full article
ISD Levy 2022Jillian Born1/4/20224/30/2022
ISD Levy 2022
Issaquah School District 2022 Levy: Development Committee is meeting now Do you know what Levies fund in our district? See link below - Page 12. The current Levy will expire on December 31, 2022. A renewal/replacement levy will need to be approved by voters next year to continue to fund the programs and activities that are now in our schools. Click here for a list of what is funded by our local Issaquah School District levies. The Levy Development Committee will consider the proposed content, total cost and tax impact of three ballot measures: an Educational Programs and Operations Levy ... read full article
Sweets for StaffJillian Born11/22/202112/13/2021
Sweets for Staff
  🍪 Sweets for Staff ☕ Discovery PTSA will be hosting ‘Sweets for Staff’ on December 13 th for all Discovery staff members. This annual event is a day where we can show them just how much we appreciate what they do for our school community. PTSA volunteers will assemble boxes of pre-purchased cookies to present to staff, and a coffee company will be hired to serve specialty coffees, teas and hot chocolates. Due to COVID restrictions families are NOT permitted to bring baked goods to the school, but if you would like to make a monetary donation towards this ... read full article
Staff Favorites ListJillian Born11/19/202112/25/2021
Staff Favorites List
Find the Perfect Token of Appreciation 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 also 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 visit the link below  to explore the list , helpfully organized by grade/position. Staff Favorites List ... read full article
PTSA General MeetingJillian Born11/1/202111/16/2021
PTSA General Meeting
November PTSA General Meeting - In Person Our first general meeting of the year will be held in person on Tuesday, November 16th at 5:30 pm. We will have Principal Keegan as our guest to answer questions. We will also be approving the year's budget, voting in the nominating committee, discussing the fundraiser and our future plans for programs and events. Vaccination cards or a negative COVID test in the last 72 hours will be checked at the door. Masks required.  Apologies, but children must remain at home. Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 5:30 pm at Discovery's MPR ... read full article
Tutta Bella Neapolitan PizzeriaJillian Born10/18/202111/11/2021
Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria
  Support the Discovery PTSA at Tutta Bella! Enjoy a delicious meal at Tutta Bella and support your Discovery PTSA! From Sunday, November 7 through Thursday, November 11 from 11 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tutta Bella will generously donate 20% of your purchase to our PTSA when you use code "EasyAsPieDiscovery" for delivery, take-out or pick-up only. Dine-in not included. Thank you for the support!   All Tutta Bella locations will accept the fundraiser code, but our closest location is: 715 NW Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA 98027   https://tuttabella.olo.com ... read full article
Brick & Mortar Books FundraiserJillian Born10/10/202111/3/2021
Brick & Mortar Books Fundraiser
Brick & Mortar Books Fundraiser! On November 3 from 5-7 pm, join Mrs. Gage, the Discovery librarian, and your school community at Brick & Mortar Books in Redmond to shop for books for yourself, your family, holiday gifts or any occasion. 20% of all purchases will be generously donated to the Discovery PTSA. Invite your friends, family and neighbors to join. November 3 from 5-7pm Brick & Mortar Books in Redmond Town Center 7430 164th Ave NE, Suite B105, Redmond 98052 ... read full article
Trick or Treat TrailJillian Born10/5/202110/29/2021
Trick or Treat Trail
Trick or Treat Trail: SOLD OUT! Trick or Treat Trail is  Friday, October 29th . This event is now officially SOLD OUT .   No more tickets are available. No walk-ups. No exceptions!   We still need volunteers for this large event. Click below to sign up to volunteer: Open Free Account, Start Here    |  Already a Member, Go Here ... read full article
Spirit WeekJillian Born10/4/202110/14/2021
Spirit Week
  Kicking It Off With Spirit Week! ! We are starting off the fall fundraiser with the excitement of spirit week to help bring our school community together. ✔️Monday, 10/11: Pajama Day Wear your favorite pajamas or lounge wear. (No slippers) ✔️Tuesday, 10/12: Wacky Tacky Day We've combined fun hair day and backwards day. Wear a wild, backwards or inside-out outfit and style your hair to match. ✔️Wednesday, 10/13: Wild Workout Day Dress like you're ready to workout or wear your sports uniform. (No cleats or sports equipment.) ✔️Thursday, 10/14: Colors by Grade Day Wear the color that represents your ... read full article
MOD Pizza Fundraiser + Curriculum NightJillian Born9/7/20219/30/2021
MOD Pizza Fundraiser + Curriculum Night
Support the Discovery PTSA at MOD Pizza! + Curriculum Night for 2nd-5th Grade Make it an easy Curriculum Night and get MOD Pizza for dinner while supporting your Discovery PTSA! On Thursday, September 30, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., MOD Pizza will generously donate 20% of your purchase to our PTSA when you mention "Discovery PTSA" while placing in-person or using, takeout or delivery. You can also order online  using code  GR198979D . All details here . Thank you for the support! MOD Pizza Sammamish: 22833 NE 8th St, Sammamish, WA 98074 ... read full article
Post "Meet the Teacher" PlaydateJillian Born8/27/20218/29/2021
Post "Meet the Teacher" Playdate
Post "Meet the Teacher" Playdate Monday, August 30 - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. After you meet your teacher, join us at Pine Lake Park OR Beaver Lake Park (the one with the playground) to meet new and old friends and enjoy a popsicle. Both events are happening at the same time to help spread out the crowd, so pick the location closest to your home.  Masks required. Pine Lake Park: 2401 228TH AVE SE, Sammamish, 98075 Beaver Lake Park (with playground): 2526 244TH AVE SE, Sammamish, 98075 ... read full article
Tissue & Tears EventJillian Born8/24/20219/3/2021
Tissue & Tears Event
"Tissues & Tears" Event for Kinder & ECE Parents The first day of school for kindergarten (and ECE parents) is a big moment filled with lots of emotions. The PTSA is hosting a "Tissue & Tears" event right after drop off on the first day of school. Meet new neighbors and build a school community so you have a place to ask questions and build friendships for your student. The school asks that you wait in your car or away from the entrance to limit crowds. COVID safety protocols require masks to be worn at all times. Friday, September 3, 2021, 9:15-9:45 ... read full article
Spiritwear SaleJillian Born8/14/20219/21/2021
Spiritwear Sale
Spiritwear Sale Extended - Ends Sept. 21 Be ready for spirit week with this year's new spirit wear design. For a limited time, our 2021-2022 spirit wear will be on sale. This will be the only opportunity to purchase for the entire school year. Additional quantities will NOT be available later.   A paid membership is NOT  required to purchase, but a PTSA account is.  However, we do encourage you to become a paid member to show us you support all the work we do and to stay up to date on fun programs and events for your student. Last day ... read full article
Golden Acorn NominationsJillian Born1/19/20224/8/2022
Golden Acorn Nominations
Golden Acorn Award Nominations Each year, the  Discovery  Elementary  PTSA  recognizes people who are exemplary volunteers , educators and advocates in the Discovery community. In addition to receiving a certificate and a Golden Acorn pin, a contribution of $75 will be made in the honoree’s name to the Washington State  PTSA  Scholarship Foundation. Now is your chance to nominate them to be recognized for their tireless work and dedication.  Submit your nominations here  | D ue April 8, 2022 ... read full article
PTSA General MeetingJillian Born1/9/20222/10/2022
PTSA General Meeting
February PTSA General Meeting - Virtual Our second general meeting of the year will be held via Zoom on Thursday, February 10 at 5:30 pm. We will have a special guest to discuss and answer questions regarding the upcoming level as well as  Principal Keegan .  Tuesday, February 10, 2022 at 5:30 pm via Zoom Register HERE  and a fter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. ... read full article
Fall FundraiserJillian Born10/4/202110/30/2021
Fall Fundraiser
🎉 Fall Fundraiser Has Concluded We want to thank those who so generously donated to help keep our Discovery PTSA scheduled programs and events funded! We can look forward to a school year full of exciting programs and events. Our goal was to raise $35,000 to fund the programs and event the Discovery PTSA sponsors and we did it. We raised $36,513. You can still donate if you haven't already. Since we reached our overall school goal, all grades will enjoy a celebration party! THANK YOU AGAIN! More Info.      |     Donate Here ... read full article
All-Grade Summer MeetupJillian Born6/22/20218/13/2021
All-Grade Summer Meetup
All-Grade Summer Meetup Saturday, August 14th 9:30-11:30am *last one* Save the date and join us for some all-grade summer meet-ups at Discovery. Whether you are new to Discovery or have always been a Discovery eagle, we welcome you to come, meet new families, make friends and enjoy a free frozen treat . Siblings are welcome. We will follow current safety protocols with masks, social distancing while eating and drinking, having sanitizer available, and only attending when healthy and without any symptoms. This is not a drop off event. Children must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.   Meet us at ... read full article
Pacific Science Center EventJillian Born12/3/202112/29/2021
Pacific Science Center Event
Pacific Science Center: Free Virtual Event The Discovery PTSA is sponsoring a special, virtual event ONLY for Discovery students!  Event will be hosted live by the P acific Science Center via Zoom on  December 29th from 4:00 - 4:40 PM. This event is FREE to Discovery students, but space is limited. Registration is required. A free PTSA account is required to sign up. Zoom link will be emailed by 3pm on the day of the event. Virtual Planetarium: Planetary Geology Take a virtual, wild ride and explore the planets and moons that make up Earth's neighborhood, the solar system. Explore ... read full article
Ice Skating FundraiserJillian Born11/10/20211/8/2022
Ice Skating Fundraiser
Bellevue Ice Skating Fundraiser Join us between November 18  and January 9 at the downtown Bellevue Ice Rink for winter fun and fundraising. Mention "Discovery" for each paid admission at the check-in desk and $3 will be donated back to the Discovery PTSA. Reservations can now be made online . Families can make it a night of holiday fun witha visit to Snowflake Lane at The Bellevue Collections and stroll through the Garden d’Lights  at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Bellevue Downtown Park -  100 100th Ave NE, Bellevue 98006 More Info. ... read full article
ReflectionsJillian Born9/7/202110/31/2021
Reflections
  Reflections: "I Will Change the World By..." The Discovery PTSA has a long-standing commitment to arts education. The Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life. The 2021–2022 Reflections theme is   I Will Change the World By… Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. Submissions Due 10/30     |     More Info. ... read full article
Used Book CollectionJillian Born8/19/20219/28/2021
Used Book Collection
Donate Your Used Books to Discovery! Do you have books at home your children have outgrown? The Discovery PTSA is NOW collecting them! Please bring your children's books to the designated bin outside the office during office hours. We will organize, sort and redistribute throughout the school where the need is greatest. ... read full article
Incoming KindergartenersJillian Born5/21/20218/23/2021
Incoming Kindergarteners
Kinder Summer Meet-Ups Join other incoming 2021-2022 Discovery kindergarten students and their families this summer at Discovery's playground  every   Tuesday from 4-6pm, starting 6/22/21. More info.  here ... read full article
Order YearbookJillian Born12/9/20214/29/2022
Order Yearbook
  Yearbooks Are On Sale NOW! We are making so many great memories this year and to ensure your child has a keepsake to remember this year by, we encourage you to purchase a yearbook now. This gurantees a copy will be reserved for them. If you do not purchase now, we cannot promise we will have a copy for you at the end of the year.  Yearbooks are only $20 and will be filled with 100s of photos! Below are the options to purchase: If you have a PTSA account, order HERE . If you don't have a free ... read full article
Reflections FinalistJillian Born11/18/202112/3/2021
Reflections Finalist
  Reflections Finalists & Gallery The Discovery PTSA has a long-standing commitment to arts education. The Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life. The 2021–2022 Reflections theme is   I Will Change the World By… Thank you to all who submitted their artwork and congratulations to our finalist who are moving onto the district-level competition. Elena Maisie M. Fred Z. Isha P. Dhruv M. Esha B. Sanvi B. Anvika R. Gauri T. Dhruthi M. Jason Z. Navya C. Aanvi B. Saanvi K.     ... read full article
Holiday Gift BarnJillian Born11/2/202111/24/2021
Holiday Gift Barn
Help Support our Greater Community this Holiday! The PTSA is partnering with the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank to help local families celebrate during winter break through the Holiday Gift Barn. The program serves more than 1,200 Issaquah children each year. Due to public health and safety restrictions, the Holiday Gift Barn will collect gift cards for families to purchase goods and presents. Visit IssaquahFoodBank.org for details. All gift cards should be mailed to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, 179 1st Avenue SE, Issaquah, WA 98027, Attn: Holiday Gift Barn program by Monday, November 23rd . Please be sure ... read full article
Platinum Membership AwardJillian Born11/19/20216/30/2022
Platinum Membership Award
Platinum Membership Growth Winner Washington State PTA Recognizes Discovery PTSA  with the Platinum Membership Growth Award The Discovery PTSA has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Platinum Membership Growth Award recipient! PTSAs are presented with this award for enrolling at least 20% more members this year compared to last year. That means our PTA is growing! Thank you to everyone who has become a member so far this year: YOU are the reason our PTSA achieved this award! If you haven’t yet signed up for a 2021-2022 PTSA membership, please consider joining today! By doing so, you are ... read full article
Math ChallengeJillian Born9/28/20216/30/2022
Math Challenge
  Sign Up for the Math Challenge This year the Discovery PTSA is sponsoring the Math Challenge hosted by Math in Action.  Math Challenge is an enrichment program open to all Discovery Elementary students. All students K to Grade 5 are invited to participate.  There will be 14 challenges throughout the school year; each set is published every other week starting in late September or early October and ending in May.  Each challenge presents 10 to 18 problems ordered by level of difficulties. More Info. Here      |     Flyer ... read full article
Seeking Volunteers for 2021-2022Jillian Born6/30/20216/23/2022
Seeking Volunteers for 2021-2022
  Seeking Volunteers The programs and events provided to the school by the Discovery PTSA cannot happen without volunteers from our school community. While we don't know what the 2021-2022 school year holds for volunteers opportunities and in-person events, we want to plan for every scenario If you would like to be included in receiving more information about any of our planned programs or events, please sign up via the link below. You are not committing to help, just to receive more information. If you cannot be present at school, there are still opportunities to help from home, so don't ... read full article
Snoqualmie Tribe Ancestral Lands MovementJillian Born11/2/202112/31/2021
Snoqualmie Tribe Ancestral Lands Movement
National Native American Heritage Month Snoqualmie Tribe Ancestral Lands Movement Book Donation to Discovery Library America is a land of many cultures dating back thousands of years to the original inhabitants of the land. The history and heritage of Indigenous families is honored throughout the year, and especially during November, which has been proclaimed  National Native American Heritage Month . On a local level, we would like to recognize the Snoqualmie Tribe Ancestral Lands Movement. Through education and awareness, individuals can integrate land acknowledgment and respect for the Snoqualmie Tribe into their recreational practices and experiences, helping the Tribe restore ... read full article
Nominating CommitteeJillian Born10/19/202111/15/2021
Nominating Committee
Help Shape Next Year's PTSA Board We are looking for PTSA members who can help shape next year's board. This group is called the "Nominating Committee". Their work is brief, but very important. In the spring, this committee will process nominations from those who are interest in filling one of four elected board positions. If you are interested in helping or have more questions, please contact us .   ... read full article
School Supply ListsJillian Born6/29/20219/13/2021
School Supply Lists
School Supply Lists You can access the list of teacher-approved school supply lists by grade here . If it is a hardship to purchase supplies, please reach out to our school counselor, Miss Denise. She has supplies available.  darnelld@issaquah.wednet.edu . Go Green Using supplies you already have is absolutely acceptable and encouraged. New supplies are not required. ... read full article
PTSA Board for 2021-2022Jillian Born5/25/202110/4/2021
PTSA Board for 2021-2022
Meet the 2021-2022 PTSA Board   Welcome to our new executive board for the 2021-2022 school year. President: Jillian B. |  Vice-President: Stephanie B.M. Secretary: Nichole A. |  Treasurer: Yeon K. As we work towards next year, we will be looking for parents who would like to get involved and help support our programs. To learn what opportunities would be a good match, please contact us . ... read full article

Discovery PTSA 2.6.9 is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

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The mission of the Discovery PTSA is to advocate, support and enrich our students with educational programs and community building activities in partnership with teachers, staff, parents and the local community.

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