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Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week: May 3 - 7, 2021 Even in uncertain times, it’s important to celebrate those in our lives that have made a difference for our families.  With that in mind, we’re happy to let you know that your Discovery PTSA will be celebrating STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK May 3 – 7.  More details here ... read full article
Author:
Jillian Born 
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4/23/2021-5/7/2021

General Meeting
May PTSA General Meeting Our last general meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 6pm . Most importantly, we will be voting on next year's board members and budget. Meeting Access:  Register here    |   Agenda-TBD ... read full article
Author:
Jillian Born 
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5/6/2021-5/25/2021

Golden Acorn Award Winners
Congratulations Golden Acorn Winners! Each year, the  Discovery  Elementary  PTSA  recognizes people who are exemplary educators ,  advocates and  volunteers  in our Discovery community. Please take a moment to congratulate our winners for the 2020-2021 school year. Outstanding Educator:   Sherri Gage  | Natalie Ploetz | Kenlee Ducoing | Mary Flett Outstanding Advocate:   Kathy Keegan | Cynthia Park | Miriam Espinosa Golden Acorn Volunteer:   Stephanie B.M. | Gayathri D. In addition to receiving a certificate and Golden Acorn pin, a contribution of $48 will be made in the honoree’s name to the Washington State  PTSA  Scholarship Foundation. Additionally, we would ... read full article
Author:
Jillian Born 
Show from:
4/27/2021-6/1/2021

Gratitude Wall
Gratitude Wall: Send a Message   Our Discovery teachers, specialists and support staff are giving us their best during these unprecedented times.   And while we are all very busy, and our days are filled with unique challenges, taking a few moments out of your day to express gratitude can make someone’s day.   With this in mind, your Discovery PTSA has created a Gratitude Wall in hopes that you’ll share words of thankfulness, gratefulness and kindness about the Discovery staff members that are making a positive impact on your student.   Post messages as often as you’d like, for ... read full article
Author:
Jillian Born 
Show from:
11/12/2020-6/30/2021

Book Donation for 2020-2021
Supporting Civics Education with Book Donation Voting and civic engagement is an important part of our community and country. We hope to educate our future voters by teaching them about how to be an engaged citizen and to effect change. For the 2020-2021 school year, the PTSA has donated $500 worth of books supporting this idea. Mrs. Gage has been sharing the books with every class. See our social media pages to see some of the available titles. ... read full article
Author:
Jillian Born 
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11/6/2020-6/30/2021

Our Mission
Our Mission to Support Diversity 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. Below are our statements in support of our diverse community: 3/19/2021: The Discovery Elementary PTSA stands in solidarity with our Asian and Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. There is absolutely no room for hate and our PTSA’s mission to advocate, support and enrich our students extends far beyond the classroom. We will continue to not only speak up to combat intolerance, but ensure our ... read full article
Author:
Jillian Born 
Show from:
6/14/2020-9/30/2021
MOD Pizza FundraiserJillian Born4/23/20214/29/2021
MOD Pizza Fundraiser
Support the Discovery PTSA at MOD Pizza! Enjoy a delicious meal at MOD Pizza and support your Discovery PTSA! On Thursday, April 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 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 GR184082D . All details here . Thank you for the support! MOD Pizza Sammamish: 22833 NE 8th St, Sammamish, WA 98074 ... read full article
Staff Appreciation WeekJillian Born4/23/20215/7/2021
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week: May 3 - 7, 2021 Even in uncertain times, it’s important to celebrate those in our lives that have made a difference for our families.  With that in mind, we’re happy to let you know that your Discovery PTSA will be celebrating STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK May 3 – 7.  More details here ... read full article
General MeetingJillian Born2/16/20213/8/2021
General Meeting
March PTSA General Meeting Our second general meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 6pm . Most importantly, we will be voting on our nominating committee members and discussing what we have accomplished so far this year and what we still have planned. Meeting Access:  Register here    |    Agenda ... read full article
Golden Acorn Award NominationsJillian Born2/2/20214/11/2021
Golden Acorn Award 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.  Submit your nominations here  | D ue April 10, 2021 ... read full article
Multicultural Week EventJillian Born2/1/20213/7/2021
Multicultural Week Event
Multicultural Week Virtual Event Discovery PTSA is excited to host Multicultural Week celebrations virtually this year. Let us come together in this unprecedented year to share and celebrate the cultural diversity that makes up our Discovery community and the world. Students and their families hAve participated in the following ways: CULTURAL DRESS |  SHOW AND TELL |  PERFORMANCES | RECIPES February 28 — March 5, 2021 | Click Here to View Submissions   ... read full article
Eager Reader Registration is OPEN!Jillian Born12/3/20202/6/2021
Eager Reader Registration is OPEN!
Eager Reader registration is OPEN! Encourage a love for reading by participating in this year's Eager Reader program.   Book p rizes will be awarded to students for reading from January 8, 2021 to February 6, 2021. This year's theme is "Take an Adventure to the Land of Reading" . Get excited for individual book prizes, grade-level and class-level prizes including one lucky winner who will receive a Kindle E-Reader .   Register Here    |    Log Minutes & More Info. ... read full article
November General MeetingJillian Born11/9/202011/17/2020
November General Meeting
November PTSA General Meeting - Virtual Our first general meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 4:30pm . Find helpful links and meeting access below. You won’t want to miss it as we have three guest speakers sharing a wealth of information: Principal Kathy Keegan will discuss the School Improvement Plan and how it impacts your students’ learning. Instructional Coach Michelle Moon  will be sharing literacy goals, Lexia, and an update on iReady for 4th and 5th grade students.  PBSES Coach Teal Morse  will be sharing how she is supporting students and families through positive behavior and social-emotional learning ... read full article
Chipotle FundraiserJillian Born11/5/202011/22/2020
Chipotle Fundraiser
Support the Discovery PTSA at Chipotle! Enjoy a delicious meal at Chipotle Mexican Grill and support your Discovery PTSA! On Monday, November 23, from 4-8pm, Chipotle will generously donate 33% of your purchase to our PTSA when you mention "Discovery PTSA" while placing your order in-person OR ordering online using code 3TCMMX9 . Thank you for the support! More info here . Chipotle Sammamish: 22704 SE 4th St #210, Sammamish, WA 98074 ... read full article
Scholastic Book FairJillian Born9/24/202010/12/2020
Scholastic Book Fair
Virtual Book Fair Our VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR starts September 29 and runs through October 12!   Shopping at our exclusive  shopping site  gives you the following online features: Access to over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers and value packs All orders are shipped  direct to your home  Receive  FREE SHIPPING  on book-only orders over $25 All purchases support Discovery, as we earn 25% in  Scholastic Dollars ™ rewards  Shop our book fair  and place your orders before October 12. ... read full article
Let's show our school pride!Linda Aber8/6/20209/17/2020
Let's show our school pride!
Connect with our 2020 Spirit Wear, on sale now. Whether learning at school or at home, there's one thing connecting us all -- our Eagle Pride! Show off your school spirit with fun tie-dye shirts or a moisture-wicking t-shirt; add a cozy zip hoodie with a blue or pink logo to combat the morning chill. Everything layers together perfectly! Shirts range from $14-$18 and hoodies from $20-$32. Available in kid and adult sizes.  Now more than ever, it's important for us to remember that no matter where we are, TOGETHER WE SOAR! PTSA MEMBERS: order here GUESTS: order here   ... read full article
School is out for Summer!Sasi Dinesh6/24/20208/1/2020
School is out for Summer!
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Yearbooks have arrived!Sasi Dinesh6/19/20207/24/2020
Yearbooks have arrived!
YEARBOOKS ARE HERE!   For information on how to pick-up your copy or order a copy, please click here . ... read full article
General MeetingJillian Born5/6/20215/25/2021
General Meeting
May PTSA General Meeting Our last general meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 6pm . Most importantly, we will be voting on next year's board members and budget. Meeting Access:  Register here    |   Agenda-TBD ... read full article
Golden Acorn Award WinnersJillian Born4/27/20216/1/2021
Golden Acorn Award Winners
Congratulations Golden Acorn Winners! Each year, the  Discovery  Elementary  PTSA  recognizes people who are exemplary educators ,  advocates and  volunteers  in our Discovery community. Please take a moment to congratulate our winners for the 2020-2021 school year. Outstanding Educator:   Sherri Gage  | Natalie Ploetz | Kenlee Ducoing | Mary Flett Outstanding Advocate:   Kathy Keegan | Cynthia Park | Miriam Espinosa Golden Acorn Volunteer:   Stephanie B.M. | Gayathri D. In addition to receiving a certificate and Golden Acorn pin, a contribution of $48 will be made in the honoree’s name to the Washington State  PTSA  Scholarship Foundation. Additionally, we would ... read full article
Order a yearbookLinda Aber3/12/20215/6/2021
Order a yearbook
Our school's 2020-2021 memory book showcases our unique year with...     QR codes for online content Photos from parents and teachers I-Spy games, journaling spots, and quizzes Results from student polls It's a great yearbook for all of our Eagles -- remote, hybrid and concurrent! Order  by May 6 to secure your book . Books will be sold first come, first served after that date. CLICK HERE   to buy a yearbook and for more information. ... read full article
Black History MonthJillian Born2/7/20212/28/2021
Black History Month
Black History Month February is Black History month and the PTSA board has unanimously  voted to gift the Discovery Library $200 worth of books by Black authors. Mrs. Gage will help select the titles and we hope to have them available for future curbside library pick-up's soon. ... read full article
Help Support Local Families in NeedJillian Born11/12/202011/22/2020
Help Support Local Families in Need
Help Support Local Families in Need Every year Discovery collects toys and other items for students in need in our community to ensure they have a happy holiday season. Due to COVID, there is no in person event for these families, but the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank is asking for $25 gift cards  from both local businesses and online retailers that are suitable for ages 0-18 so these families can shop safely. Last day is 11/23. Options to donate: DONATE ONLINE     |     MAIL GIFT CARDS      |      DONATION RECEIPT ... read full article
SCHOOL YEARBOOKLinda Aber11/5/20203/11/2021
SCHOOL YEARBOOK
Take polls. Send a photo. Buy a book! We are living in historic times! For only $20 , your 2020-21 yearbook will include: photos from home and school student poll results and links to online content opportunities for students to write about how they adapted This keepsake highlights the fact that "We can do virtually anything!" ORDER TODAY!   NOTE: If you're uncertain whether a yearbook was ordered with your membership,  view your order history here. Purchases are non-refundable.    HELP US CREATE AN AWESOME YEARBOOK...   > All students should complete your grade-level poll, by Mar. 15th. (5th Graders -- you MUST complete ... read full article
Discovery PTSA Virtual Spooky EventDiscovery Webmaster10/15/202011/1/2020
Discovery PTSA Virtual Spooky Event
   Discovery PTSA’s Virtual Spooky Event This year Discovery Elementary is going Virtual with all things Spooky! While we can’t have our annual Spooky Spaghetti party at school, we can still celebrate the spooky season with these fun activities:  Participate in our Spooky coloring raffle, costume contest, and/or pumpkin carving contest by Oct. 31.  You can win an awesome watch with an activity tracker to help keep you on task. Find all the rules, entry forms and more information about the prize, here. Discovery teachers and staff can enter too. (Please note: only STAFF are permitted to submit their entry to these ... read full article
Let's have some fun! Guess how many...Linda Aber10/4/202010/9/2020
Let's have some fun! Guess how many...
Guess how many pieces of candy are in the container.   The person with the closest guess wins a carving pumpkin, a carving kit, a family craft kit (actual kit will vary), and ALL the candy in the container with a bonus candy-taster pack! Students: pick the form that matches your grade level to submit your guess. One student per grade level will win. Teachers and staff: pick the form for you. One teacher or staff member from Discovery will win.    Submit your guess by Oct. 9th. View the candy containers on the entry forms, below. Winners will be announced ... read full article
Entries for Reflections due Nov. 2Discovery Webmaster9/29/202011/2/2020
Entries for Reflections due Nov. 2
Reflections is a long-standing National PTA program that helps students celebrate their creativity through the arts. By exploring their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, students will develop their artistic literacy and increase their confidence. We hope all Discovery students create an original work of art in one (or all!) of six available categories.   Read all the entry requirements  here . Your artwork must meet these requirements to be considered.   How do you submit your student's artwork? Download the PTA Entry Form,  here . Fill out the form, scan it in as a PDF to include with your local entry. ... read full article
Pen Pal Program - Make a New Friend!Linda Aber9/23/202010/16/2020
Pen Pal Program - Make a New Friend!
Does your kiddo need a Pen Pal? The PTSA is happy to coordinate a Pen Pal Program with our Discovery students to encourage social interactions and give our kids another opportunity to connect with peers. This program will allow kids to practice good social skills, discover similarities, and celebrate our differences! The more students who sign up, the more robust the experience will be!   Pen Pals will be matched by grade first and then by interest areas. No guarantee that students will find a match in the same grade, but that’s part of the fun and being a part ... read full article
We need photos for the yearbook!Linda Aber8/30/20209/30/2020
We need photos for the yearbook!
Channel your inner paparazzi and send us your photos. It's been a historic year and our Discovery yearbook volunteers would love to document how well we've all adapted to the change. Please send us photos of your student: participating in a Specials Class -- P.E., Music, or Library. reading in his/her favorite reading spot. having lunch (provided by you or the school district) in his/her favorite Washington park, landmark or scenic place. Our state only, please. Mailing his/her PenPal a letter.   CLICK HERE TO UPLOAD YOUR PHOTOS   Questions about the yearbook? Contact the yearbook committee at  discoveryptsayearbook@gmail.com   ... read full article
ParentWiser EventLinda Aber8/28/20209/11/2020
ParentWiser Event
Talking to Kids About Race and Bias (K-5), Sept. 14 at 12PM How do we learn about various group identities such as female, African-American or middle class? What messages do children internalize about themselves and others? How can you guide effective conversations with your elementary age child about race, bias, diversity, and inclusivity? Rosetta Lee, a local educator, diversity consultant and activist, will teach us how to instill positive self-identity in our children and coach them to be positive influences on the identities of others.   Find out more and register, here. ... read full article
Seeking Chairpersons for the 2020-2021 School YearLinda Aber6/1/20196/1/2020
Seeking Chairpersons for the 2020-2021 School Year
There are many ways you can get involved at Discovery. Please consider volunteering to lead one of the PTSA programs during the 2020-2021 school year: If you'd like to chair something next year, reach out Email Us . If you like to help out with a specific event, check the "Volunteer" icon in the left-hand menu or reach out the the current chair person . ... read full article
For 5th Graders OnlyLinda Aber4/2/20214/26/2021
For 5th Graders Only
  Celebrate your 5th grader with a yard sign or poster COST: $8-$16.  Order by April 26th.   Find out more information here.   ... read full article
School Spirit Week Mar. 29 - Apr.2Linda Aber3/21/20214/2/2021
School Spirit Week Mar. 29 - Apr.2
Last day of Spirit Week  View the day's theme and learn the school song,  here.   Then, post to the PTSA's  Padlet  page during Spirit Week to share the fun — w hether you're in school or at home,  our Eagle Pride connects us all!  ... read full article
Staff Favorites ListJillian Born11/23/202012/18/2020
Staff Favorites List
Teacher & Staff Favorites List Are you interested in giving something special to a Discovery teacher or staff member this holiday season or for Teacher Appreciation Week? We've compiled a list of Staff Favorites to help you pick the perfect gift. View List Here ... read full article
Staff Holiday Cookie EventJillian Born11/19/202012/8/2020
Staff Holiday Cookie Event
Staff Holiday Cookie Event - Donation Request In past years, Discovery families have made and contributed sweet treats for our Staff Holiday Cookies for Lunch event at school. We'd like to honor this tradition while being mindful of current Covid and ISD guidelines. This year, in order to avoid multiple touchpoints, we will be distributing individual boxes of cookies to staff, purchased and handled by a single PTSA member. The boxes will be delivered to the school by December 4th and distributed by office staff. As a way for Discovery families to say 'Thank you' this holiday season and, still ... read full article
Student Picture DaysLinda Aber11/18/202012/2/2020
Student Picture Days
Dorian Photography Student Pictures- Wednesday, December 2 nd & Thursday, December 3 rd Have professional photos taken of your child during your scheduled time at this year's Student Picture Days. Professional portraits are completely optional, but will be used in the school yearbook. You may have your picture taken without purchasing any photo package. Safety protocols, including masks and an attestation, must be followed to participate. To find out more about the requirements and scheduling, please click here.  If you do not wish to come in on Dec 2nd or 3rd for this photo opportunity, please submit a photo of your child ... read full article
Don't forget to become a member!Jillian Born8/31/202011/3/2020
Don't forget to become a member!
PTSA stands for Parent Teacher Student Association. Our non-profit is made up of the Discovery community: parents, teachers, staff and students who all have the common goal of providing every child an enriching education. Show your support and join NOW ! ... read full article
Talent ShowJillian Born3/20/20214/23/2021
Talent Show
Discovery's Got Talent   Discovery has so many talented students, and we love giving them the opportunity to proudly show their stuff!   This year’s Talent Show has over 40 students participating, so grab a snack and get ready to cheer your fellow Eagles on! View Entries  Here ... read full article
PTSA Board Nominations 2021-2022Jillian Born1/27/20214/22/2021
PTSA Board Nominations 2021-2022
PTSA Board Nominations 2021-2022 The Discovery PTSA will be electing executive officers for the 2021-2022 school year. Nominees will be sought for the elected positions of: President , Vice-President , Treasurer   and Secretary . General job descriptions can be found by clicking the above titles. If you are interested or want to nominate someone, please fill out the recommendation for  nomination form  and follow submission instructions.  Questions? Please see contact information within the form. Nominations due April 10, 2021 ... read full article
Gratitude WallJillian Born11/12/20206/30/2021
Gratitude Wall
Gratitude Wall: Send a Message   Our Discovery teachers, specialists and support staff are giving us their best during these unprecedented times.   And while we are all very busy, and our days are filled with unique challenges, taking a few moments out of your day to express gratitude can make someone’s day.   With this in mind, your Discovery PTSA has created a Gratitude Wall in hopes that you’ll share words of thankfulness, gratefulness and kindness about the Discovery staff members that are making a positive impact on your student.   Post messages as often as you’d like, for ... read full article
School Supply List for Remote LearningSasi Dinesh6/24/20209/11/2020
School Supply List for Remote Learning
View updated school supply list  for remote learning  here . ... read full article
School Supplies for Next YearJillian Born5/10/20215/31/2021
School Supplies for Next Year
Order School Supply Kits for Next Year These kits include everything a Discovery student will need, all in one convenient kit! No more searching for specific pens or glue sticks at the store - it's all here for you and ready to buy with just a few clicks. There will be no shared school supplies in the classroom so every child will need to bring in their own supplies. Order here: x School Code: xxxx Last Day to Order is xxxxx Additionally, if you would like to purhcase your own supplies or reuse what you have at home, please find a complete ... read full article
Earth Week at DiscoveryLinda Aber4/21/20214/30/2021
Earth Week at Discovery
We only have one planet Earth! Miss Denise shares the story of "Greta and the Giants" and offers tips on how you can help create a healthier planet. Click here. ... read full article
Winter Story TimeJillian Born12/18/20202/12/2021
Winter Story Time
  Winter Storytime by Discovery Staff Discovery PTSA has launched a  Holiday Storytime on YouTube! The ever generous staff at Discovery have leant their time to reading aloud specially chosen stories for the winter season. There are so many fun stories already on the ‘unlisted’ playlist, and more will come as we get closer to the break.   So, grab a cozy blanket and a cup of hot chocolate and get ready to listen to some wintery stories. Here’s a fun idea! Gather a friend or two on Teams or Zoom, share your screen, and watch together online. ... read full article
Reflection Competition Finalists AnnouncedLinda Aber11/12/202011/26/2020
Reflection Competition Finalists Announced
Thank you for everyone who participated in our Reflections art competition. Twelve artists will advance to district competition. View our school finalists below. This year's theme was "I Matter Because..." Good luck at the next level of competition! This slideshow is best viewed in a Chrome Browser. To view a direct link to the slideshow,  click here. ... read full article
Book Donation for 2020-2021Jillian Born11/6/20206/30/2021
Book Donation for 2020-2021
Supporting Civics Education with Book Donation Voting and civic engagement is an important part of our community and country. We hope to educate our future voters by teaching them about how to be an engaged citizen and to effect change. For the 2020-2021 school year, the PTSA has donated $500 worth of books supporting this idea. Mrs. Gage has been sharing the books with every class. See our social media pages to see some of the available titles. ... read full article
End of Year Wrap-UpJillian Born6/16/202011/22/2020
End of Year Wrap-Up
2019-2020 Wrap-Up We can all agree: what a school year! Even with all of the uncertainty and change that surrounded this year, your Discovery PTSA was still able to make meaningful and positive impacts using your donations to better the experience for students at Discovery Elementary.  From laptops to science explorations, we put YOUR $63,676 in donations to work for all of our Discovery students! Learn more here . ... read full article
Upload Popcorn and Spiritwear Photos!Jillian Born11/6/202011/17/2020
Upload Popcorn and Spiritwear Photos!
Upload your Popcorn & Spirit Wear Photo! We're celebrating the first Popcorn Friday of the year on November 6! So put on your Discovery Spirit Wear, enjoy some popcorn and upload a photo for a chance to see yourself in the yearbook. Upload your photo at anytime. UPLOAD PHOTO HERE ... read full article
Our MissionJillian Born6/14/20209/30/2021
Our Mission
Our Mission to Support Diversity 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. Below are our statements in support of our diverse community: 3/19/2021: The Discovery Elementary PTSA stands in solidarity with our Asian and Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. There is absolutely no room for hate and our PTSA’s mission to advocate, support and enrich our students extends far beyond the classroom. We will continue to not only speak up to combat intolerance, but ensure our ... read full article
New 2020-2021 PTSA BoardJillian Born6/1/20208/27/2020
New 2020-2021 PTSA Board
The new PTSA board for the 2020-2021 school year has been voted on. Please welcome: President:  Jillian B. Vice-President:  Nichole A. Treasurer: Yeon K. Secretary:  Monalisa R. Director of Communications:  Lisa R. Thank you for your dedication to Discovery! ... read full article

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