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Sweets for Staff 2022
Sweets for Staff Want to spread some holiday cheer to the teachers and staff of Discovery Elementary School? Bring homemade or store bought treats to the school on Monday December 12th by 9 am. Include a list of ingredients ! The PTSA will also be hosting a coffee cart for the staff. Please consider making a donation HERE towards the cost of the coffee vendor and any supplementary supplies. We appreciate your participation in celebrating our Discovery teachers and staff! IDEAS OF WHAT TO BRING cookies, cakes, brownies, as well as vegan and gluten-free options.  ... read full article
Author:
Noreen Awan 
Show from:
11/16/2022-11/30/2022

Eager Reader Design A Bookmark Contest!
              Eager Reader Design a Bookmark Contest! We are excited to announce that Eager Reader — a Discovery favorite — is just a few weeks away! This popular reading program motivates daily reading habits and lets students earn NEW books that they select themselves…all for FREE! And of course these new books will need a bookmark, so every student participating will receive a FREE bookmark! And as a fun treat, this year’s bookmark will be designed by a Discovery student! All Discovery students are encouraged to design a bookmark! If your student would like ... read full article
Author:
Stephanie Blecha-Maharaj 
Show from:
11/13/2022-11/27/2022

Help a local child in need enjoy the holidays!
UPDATE! The Issaquah Food Bank relayed they have met their need for the Holiday Gift Barn. But, please consider a donation to the Food Bank to help families in need of food this winter and holiday season. Donate to the Food Bank here: https://issaquahfoodbank.org/online-donations/ Did you know there are students in Issaquah Schools who are in need this holiday season? Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank provides donations to 1,300 children so their families can have a great holiday season too. See their goal and progress here. Another option is to donate directly online to the Holiday Gift Barn. This is ... read full article
Author:
Stephanie Blecha-Maharaj 
Show from:
11/12/2022-12/9/2022

Math Challenge Tournament
Math Challenge Tournament This National tournament is open to all students in grades 2 – 6.  Students in grade 1 can participate, however, they will be competing at a grade 2 division 2 level. Location:  Online Date:  Saturday December 3, 2022 Time:  Anytime between 10am - 5pm Duration : 1 hour Fee : $25 per student 3 Digit Code for Registration : 324 (15% of the fee is donated to Discovery PTSA) Information and Registration This is an optional math enrichment opportunity run by an outside company. It is not connected to curriculum and Discovery will not receive testing results.   ... read full article
Author:
Stephanie Blecha-Maharaj 
Show from:
11/3/2022-11/28/2022

Ice Skating
  ⛸Bellevue Ice Skating⛸ Bellevue Downtown Park November 18th, 2022-January 8th, 2023 Go ice skating with your family and friends for a fun winter activity and when you mention Discovery a $3 donation for each paid admission will be donated to our Discovery PTSA. A fun time for all! Buy tickets and get more info here ... read full article
Author:
Stephanie Blecha-Maharaj 
Show from:
11/1/2022-1/8/2023

Smith Brothers
Smith Brothers Home Delivery Discount for you, Donation for us! Discovery Elementary PTSA is partnering with Smith Brothers Farms to raise money. Each new Smith Brothers Farms customer who signs-up for home delivery using code DISCOVERY receives $15 in free groceries and activates a $50 donation from Smith Brothers to our PTSA!    Join Smith Brothers Farms today! Smith Brothers Farms, the Puget Sound's homegrown dairy and grocery home delivery brand, is continuing their legacy of partnering with local schools. Donations support local programs, education, and extra-curricular activities in our community.  Sign up here and you will automatically get the ... read full article
Author:
Stephanie Blecha-Maharaj 
Show from:
8/26/2022-6/30/2023

Math Challenge
Math Challenge 2022-2023 Our Discovery PTSA is excited to offer Math Challenge for the 2nd year! Math Challenge is a free, virtual enrichment program open to all Discovery students from kindergarten to 5th grade. Access the challenges on the website below and submit your student's answers online.  Join anytime in the school year.  Check the Math Challenge for dates for new challenges. Students who complete 12 out of the 15 challenges will receive a prize at the end of the school year! Click here to access the Math Challenge Contact Anjali Tandon at discovery.math.challenge@gmail.com with any questions. ... read full article
Author:
Stephanie Blecha-Maharaj 
Show from:
8/3/2022-5/1/2023
Spirit Week 2022Stephanie Blecha-Maharaj10/30/202211/5/2022
Spirit Week 2022
  Spirit Week is here! Get your student ready to participate in some fun Spirit Week all week at Discovery! Message from Discovery: Please note that dressing up is encouraged as long as clothing is not distracting to the learning environment (think things like props, masks, accessories should stay at home.)       ... read full article
Trick or Treat Trail 2022Noreen Awan10/3/202210/29/2022
Trick or Treat Trail 2022
  REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED If you have already registered but need more information on the event or the pumpkin showcase, please click here 🎃 Food 🎃 Games 🎃 Activities 🎃 Music 🎃 Photo booth 🎃 Pumpkin Showcase 🎃 🎃 Food Trucks 🎃   ... read full article
Spirit wear sale ends soon!Stephanie Blecha-Maharaj9/9/202210/24/2022
Spirit wear sale ends soon!
      Did you miss out on ordering spirit wear?  We are opening orders for a re-order due to popular request.  Order here! This order will close Sunday, 10/23/22 for quickest printing and delivery. Shirts, sweatshirts, and athletic sweatshirts in youth and adult sizes for students, Discovery staff, parents, and volunteers to show your Discovery spirit at school and around town!                       ... read full article
Back to School Ice Cream SocialStephanie Blecha-Maharaj9/7/20229/16/2022
Back to School Ice Cream Social
    Discovery PTSA invites you to our  Back to School Ice Cream Social Friday, 9/16/22 6:00pm-7:30pm Discovery Playground & Undercover Basketball Area Free event for Discovery families. Registration ahead of time is required. Come enjoy an ice cream bar, play with friends on the playground, pose for a photo op, dance to some music, and get to know other Discovery families.  All current Discovery families are welcome. Ice cream bars available for family members of all ages. Come anytime from 6:00-7:30pm. Enter the gate at the North Entrance (near the portables and preschool playground). Register here. Family events cannot ... read full article
Park Meet Up After Meet the TeacherStephanie Blecha-Maharaj8/25/20228/29/2022
Park Meet Up After Meet the Teacher
    Join us for a Park Playdate after Discovery's Meet the Teacher Monday, 8/29/22 9:45-11:30am Meet at Beaver Lake Ballfields at 2526 244th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075 Come meet other Discovery families while the kids play and have a popsicle!  Meet at the park after your session of Meet the Teacher to enjoy some time to chat with parents while kids play as Discovery's playground will not be available.  ... read full article
Tissues and Tears Stephanie Blecha-Maharaj8/25/20229/3/2022
Tissues and Tears
Tissues and Tears Join Discovery PTSA and Kindergarten and ECE parents on the first day of school on Friday, 9/2/22 at 9:15am near the front of the school for a special Tissues and Tears event. Celebrate your child's 1st day at Discovery and meet and connect with other Discovery parents going through the same thing.  ... read full article
ReflectionsStephanie Blecha-Maharaj8/3/202211/2/2022
Reflections
      Reflections "Show Your Voice!" Reflections is a long-standing National PTA program that has helped students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life. Our Discovery PTSA is proud to support our students' participation in Reflections each year. Get Your Young Artist Involved with Reflections 2022-2023. This year's theme is "Show Your Voice!" Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, ... read full article
Mariners TicketsJillian Born6/13/20227/22/2022
Mariners Tickets
Seattle Mariners Discounted Ticket Sale We have teamed up with the Seattle Mariners to offer our Discovery families, friends and staff discounted  ticket prices with a portion coming back to the Discovery PTSA.  ➡️  ORDER HERE  ⬅️ Use Promo Code "DISCOVERYELEMENTARY" ✅ GAME DAY is Sunday, July 24 at 1:10 PM at T-Mobile Park in Seattle Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros ⚾ GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Run Around the Bases (postgame):  All kids 14 and under can run the bases at T-Mobile Park after the game! AND t here will be a special Discovery Elementary “shout-out” on the message board during the ... read full article
Summer Meet-UpsJillian Born6/6/20228/27/2022
Summer Meet-Ups
Summer Meet-Ups Join Discovery PTSA for our Discovery summer meet ups for all new and returning Discovery students and our incoming kindergarten families. Come meet up with classmates, have a popsicle  and play on the school playground. ☀️   Thursday, June 23, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday, July 30, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Saturday, August 27, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ... read full article
Sweets for Staff 2022Noreen Awan11/16/202211/30/2022
Sweets for Staff 2022
Sweets for Staff Want to spread some holiday cheer to the teachers and staff of Discovery Elementary School? Bring homemade or store bought treats to the school on Monday December 12th by 9 am. Include a list of ingredients ! The PTSA will also be hosting a coffee cart for the staff. Please consider making a donation HERE towards the cost of the coffee vendor and any supplementary supplies. We appreciate your participation in celebrating our Discovery teachers and staff! IDEAS OF WHAT TO BRING cookies, cakes, brownies, as well as vegan and gluten-free options.  ... read full article
Eager Reader Design A Bookmark Contest!Stephanie Blecha-Maharaj11/13/202211/27/2022
Eager Reader Design A Bookmark Contest!
              Eager Reader Design a Bookmark Contest! We are excited to announce that Eager Reader — a Discovery favorite — is just a few weeks away! This popular reading program motivates daily reading habits and lets students earn NEW books that they select themselves…all for FREE! And of course these new books will need a bookmark, so every student participating will receive a FREE bookmark! And as a fun treat, this year’s bookmark will be designed by a Discovery student! All Discovery students are encouraged to design a bookmark! If your student would like ... read full article
Help a local child in need enjoy the holidays!Stephanie Blecha-Maharaj11/12/202212/9/2022
Help a local child in need enjoy the holidays!
UPDATE! The Issaquah Food Bank relayed they have met their need for the Holiday Gift Barn. But, please consider a donation to the Food Bank to help families in need of food this winter and holiday season. Donate to the Food Bank here: https://issaquahfoodbank.org/online-donations/ Did you know there are students in Issaquah Schools who are in need this holiday season? Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank provides donations to 1,300 children so their families can have a great holiday season too. See their goal and progress here. Another option is to donate directly online to the Holiday Gift Barn. This is ... read full article
PTSA General MeetingStephanie Blecha-Maharaj10/2/202210/18/2022
PTSA General Meeting
First PTSA General Meeting Our first general meeting of the year will be held in person on Monday , October 17 at 5:30 PM at Discovery in the library. Learn how our PTSA supports our Discovery students and families and hear about our plans for this year. Questions and comments are always welcome.   ... read full article
Volunteer for Hearing & Vision Screening Stephanie Blecha-Maharaj9/30/202211/6/2022
Volunteer for Hearing & Vision Screening
Volunteer at Discovery's Hearing & Vision Screening Sign up for a shift on Monday, 11/7/22 in the morning or afternoon or both.  Sign up here . You must be cleared as a volunteer. If you haven't started your application process, click here. You can sign up for a shift now while your volunteer clearance is processing.  Email Discovery's nurse, Taimay Jones, at jonest@issaquah.wednet.edu with any questions.  ... read full article
Fall Fundraiser 2022Jillian Born9/29/202210/21/2022
Fall Fundraiser 2022
🍁 FALL FUNDRAISER 2022 🏈 Raising money to benefit Discovery's students! October 3 - 17, 2022 Our Fall Fundraiser starts Monday, October 3 and ends Monday, October 17 . Our goal is to raise $35,000 to fund programs and events sponsored by the Discovery PTSA. If we reach our goal, Blitz from the Seattle Seahawks will visit Discovery! *1st grade wins the classroom visit from Blitz* DONATE NOW! ... read full article
ParentWiserStephanie Blecha-Maharaj9/26/202211/8/2022
ParentWiser
        Join ParentWiser for a virtual lecture offered to families in Issaquah Schools December 9th at noon Smart But Scattered: Executive Function    Register on  Eventbrite *Register now to have access to the live event and a recorded version emailed after the event.* Is your student disorganized, forgetful, and easily distracted? Do they have trouble starting tasks, keeping track of papers, or handing in their homework?  Dr. Peg Dawson will help you better understand executive skills within the context of brain development, and how they impact school performance and daily living. See all the 2022-23 upcoming ParentWiser virtual ... read full article
Join Discovery PTSAStephanie Blecha-Maharaj8/25/20229/8/2022
Join Discovery PTSA
  Join Discovery's PTSA today! Our Discovery families join our PTSA for many reasons. What is yours? Stay up to date on what is happening at Discovery. Participate in our General Membership Meetings and vote on current agenda items. Register for PTSA-sponsored events at Discovery. Find volunteer opportunities to be involved in our school and community programs.  Contribute to all the work the Washington State PTA does for local and state advocacy for our children. Receive PTA membership discounts like these. Annual membership rates are $35 Family / $20 Individual / $10 Discovery staff  We appreciate your support to our ... read full article
Math Challenge TournamentStephanie Blecha-Maharaj11/3/202211/28/2022
Math Challenge Tournament
Math Challenge Tournament This National tournament is open to all students in grades 2 – 6.  Students in grade 1 can participate, however, they will be competing at a grade 2 division 2 level. Location:  Online Date:  Saturday December 3, 2022 Time:  Anytime between 10am - 5pm Duration : 1 hour Fee : $25 per student 3 Digit Code for Registration : 324 (15% of the fee is donated to Discovery PTSA) Information and Registration This is an optional math enrichment opportunity run by an outside company. It is not connected to curriculum and Discovery will not receive testing results.   ... read full article
Ice SkatingStephanie Blecha-Maharaj11/1/20221/8/2023
Ice Skating
  ⛸Bellevue Ice Skating⛸ Bellevue Downtown Park November 18th, 2022-January 8th, 2023 Go ice skating with your family and friends for a fun winter activity and when you mention Discovery a $3 donation for each paid admission will be donated to our Discovery PTSA. A fun time for all! Buy tickets and get more info here ... read full article
Smith BrothersStephanie Blecha-Maharaj8/26/20226/30/2023
Smith Brothers
Smith Brothers Home Delivery Discount for you, Donation for us! Discovery Elementary PTSA is partnering with Smith Brothers Farms to raise money. Each new Smith Brothers Farms customer who signs-up for home delivery using code DISCOVERY receives $15 in free groceries and activates a $50 donation from Smith Brothers to our PTSA!    Join Smith Brothers Farms today! Smith Brothers Farms, the Puget Sound's homegrown dairy and grocery home delivery brand, is continuing their legacy of partnering with local schools. Donations support local programs, education, and extra-curricular activities in our community.  Sign up here and you will automatically get the ... read full article
Math ChallengeStephanie Blecha-Maharaj8/3/20225/1/2023
Math Challenge
Math Challenge 2022-2023 Our Discovery PTSA is excited to offer Math Challenge for the 2nd year! Math Challenge is a free, virtual enrichment program open to all Discovery students from kindergarten to 5th grade. Access the challenges on the website below and submit your student's answers online.  Join anytime in the school year.  Check the Math Challenge for dates for new challenges. Students who complete 12 out of the 15 challenges will receive a prize at the end of the school year! Click here to access the Math Challenge Contact Anjali Tandon at discovery.math.challenge@gmail.com with any questions. ... read full article
PTSA Board for 2022-2023Jillian Born5/26/20229/30/2022
PTSA Board for 2022-2023
Meet the New 2022-2023 Executive Board   Welcome to our new executive board for the 2022-2023 school year. Thank you for your dedication to our PTSA! President:  Stephanie Blecha-Maharaj |  Vice-President:  OPEN Treasurer:  Erin Daniels |  Secretary: Megan Walters 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
School Supplies for Next YearJillian Born5/19/20229/19/2022
School Supplies for Next Year
School Supply Kits for Next Year on Sale These teacher-approved kits include everything a Discovery student will need, all in one convenient box! Kits will ship directly to your home approximately 10 days after you order. Last day to order is September 30, 2022. See flyer HERE . ➡️  ORDER HERE  ⬅️ If you would like to purchase your own supplies or reuse what you have, please find a complete list of teacher-approved supplies by grade here. If it is a hardship to purchase supplies, please reach out to our school counselor, Ms. Denise at  darnelld@issaquah.wednet.edu . She will have supplies ... read full article
School Supplies for Next YearJillian Born5/7/20225/8/2022
School Supplies for Next Year
Order School Supply Kits for Next Year These teacher-approved kits include everything a Discovery student will need, all in one convenient kit! Kits will ship directly to your home. There will not be an opportunity to buy these kits 6/25 Order HERE Sale ends xxxxx If you would like to purchase your own supplies or reuse what you have, please find a complete list of teacher-approved supplies here  by grade. If you need assistance, please connect with Issquah Schools Foundation for anonymous support from their Tools4School program. Sign up here . ... read full article
Help Make 2022-2023 a Success!Jillian Born3/13/20229/1/2022
Help Make 2022-2023 a Success!
Chair an Event or Program Next Year! The Discovery PTSA is looking for chairs/co-chairs to support our beloved programs and events next year, 2022-2023. With Covid-19 on the decline, we hope next year will allow us to bring normalcy back to our programing.   However, without volunteer leadership support, we simple cannot do it. This SURVEY  will help us connect with you and provide you more information and answer questions about the programs and events you are interested in. This is not a commitment. All chairs will receive training and guidance. We are one big team. This is also a ... read full article

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