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Important! Multicultural Night


Multicultural Night

Our Discovery PTSA is so excited for the return of such a treasured Discovery family event. 

Wednesday, 3/29/23

Free event registration is now open. Pre-registration is required to attend the event. Limited capacity for sessions at 5:30-6:30pm or 6:30-7:30pm.

Sign up now to:

  • Volunteer for a shift at the event. The event is 100% parent volunteer run! No volunteer experience necessary. Middle and high school students are welcome to sign up too. 
  • Cultural Performances: If your student is interested in performing, express your interest now as we are collecting of list of those interested. Final registration and confirmation will be emailed by early March.  
  • Share 50 bites of food! Contribute a dish from your cultural background or a recipe special to your family to a potluck to share with guests. 
  • Cultural Tri-Fold Presentation: Sign up your student, family, or group of friends to make a tri-fold poster of your cultural background. 

More information and sign up here on our Discovery PTSA website. 

Many thanks our lead volunteers - Maha, Samiksha and Vyshnavi - for planning a treasured Discovery family event!

If you don't have a FREE PTSA account yet, open an account below.

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Congratulations Golden Acorn Winners!

Congratulations Golden Acorn Winners!

Each year, our Discovery PTSA recognizes people who are exemplary volunteerseducators and advocates in our Discovery community. Please take a moment to congratulate our winners for the 2022-2023 school year.

Golden Acorn Volunteers:  Maha S. | Pooja T. | Katie R.

Outstanding Educators:  Megan Leonard (3rd grade) | Patricia Brewer (ECE Preschool)

Outstanding Advocate:  Hilda Ruiz (ECE Preschool)

We are so honored to have each of them as members of our school community. 

Read more about our recipients' contribution HERE.

We appreciate all you do for Discovery. Thank you!

Thank you to Noreen Awan and Lisa Reeder for serving on our Golden Acorn award committee this year. 

Kindergarten Registration

Please share with neighbors and friends:

Now is the time to register for next year!

Issaquah Schools Foundation Grant Recipient












Issaquah Schools Foundation

2023 Grant Recipient 


Did you know Discovery was awarded a grant to purchase Vox Books for library circulation to serve ALL Discovery students? These books are typical hardback picture books or chapter books with a built-in audio player that reads the books out loud in English or in a second language. 

The priority is to select these audiobooks in languages that represents the cultural and language diversity of our Discovery community. We want these books to be in languages familiar to our students and families and be books our students can learn more about our cultures and languages making up Discovery! You can look at Vox Books here. 

We appreciate the work Issaquah Schools Foundation does for ALL students in the Issaquah School District!

Click on the link to learn more about the Issaquah Schools Foundation as the foundation provides 'resources district-wide to help students reach the promise of their potential. We strive to be the unifying organization that enables the Issaquah School District to provide access to exceptional opportunities district-wide that ignite learning, improve educational outcomes and prepare all students to be confident, competent and engaged citizens.'

Issaquah Schools Foundation has a fundraiser and showcase coming up on Thursday, 4/27/23 if you are interested in learning more about Issaquah Schools Foundation and hearing stories of student success. More information here

Many thanks to Issaquah Schools Foundation!

Lost & Found

Order your yearbook now!

 Order Your Yearbook Today!


Your yearbook volunteers are working hard on this year's yearbook to make a great memory book for the 2022-23 school year! Don't let your student miss out of all the great pictures of life at Discovery.

If you have a PTSA account, order your yearbook HERE.

If you don't have a free PTSA account, it is required to order. Open an account HERE and follow the path to order a yearbook.

If you aren't sure if you already purchased a yearbook, check your order history HERE.

Cultural Bridges

Cultural Bridges

Did you know Cultural Bridges is an electronic magazine made just for families in the Issaquah School District? It is published in 8 languages including Arabic, Chinese, English, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Vietnamese. 

Some of the topics for this edition are: Highly Capable Programs, Safe Schools for Our Children, Family Life and Sexual Health Curriculum, and Parenting Without Power Struggles. Please note that the Cultural Bridges magazine is now only published online. In the last 6 months, families accessed information from the online publication over 95,000 times!

Click here to read or download the Cultural Bridges Magazine in Arabic, Chinese, English, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Vietnamese.  

Reflections Finalists






Reflections Finalists 

The Discovery PTSA has a long-standing commitment to arts education. The Reflections art program gives an additional way for our Discovery student artists to demonstrate their skill and share their work with the community. 

Thank you to all who submitted their artwork and congratulations to our finalists who are moving onto the district-level competition.

Krishna B., Second Grade

*Dhruthi M., Second Grade* Advancing to State

Gauri T., Second Grade Honorable Mention

Jason Z., Second Grade Honorable Mention

*Anvika R., Third Grade* Advancing to State

Dhruva U., Third Grade

Cali C., Fourth Grade

Isha P., Fourth Grade

Insiya P., Fifth Grade

*Genevieve R., Fifth Grade* Advancing to State

Ayzah W., Fifth Grade

*Katherine X., Fifth Grade* Advancing to State

Click here view the Reflections submissions!

An appreciative thank you to Anjali Tandon for coordinating Reflections at Discovery and for the entire Issaquah School District!

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.

Click here to access the Math Challenge!

Contact Anjali Tandon at with any questions.

Movie Night


Discovery PTSA presents 

Movie Night

Friday, March 31, 2023 at 6pm

Registration is now open here.

$5 per student.

Only those pre-registered may attend.

Limited to 100 students.

This is a drop off event with volunteer supervision.

Registration will open on Wednesday, March 15th.

Eager Reader winners

We have a school full of Eager Readers!

All classes came back to Eager Reader this week for their 2nd book of their choice and an additional 3rd book for those that recorded their reading for the majority of the Eager Reader time. This means our students are taking home and enjoying at least 1,200 new books!

Congratulations to the class winners!

The class that won for each grade level had the highest average reading days recorded and classmates participating in Eager Reader. The grade level winners are:

Kindergarten – Ms. Ducoing

1st grade – Ms. Greene

2nd grade – Ms. Gerrity

3rd grade – Ms. Somnis

4th grade – Ms. Platt

5th grade – Ms. Hsia

These winning classes have earned a bonus recess after we return to school in early March!

Grade level winners!

The grade level winners were randomly selected so all those participating in Eager Reader had a chance to win. Congratulations to the following winners!

1st grade: Kathy in Ms. Kim’s class

2nd grade: Eva in Ms. Figone’s class

3rd grade: Rafay in Ms. Leonard’s class

4th grade: Tanmay in Mr. Besbeas’ class

5th grade: Meghana in Ms. Schneider’s class


Each student won a gift card to buy more books at Brick & Mortar Books in Redmond!

Thank you to Discovery for all the support so every student could come select their own book. Thank you to all the families for taking time to record reading on our PTSA site.

PTSA Board Volunteer Nominations

PTSA Board Nominations 2023-2024

The Discovery PTSA will be electing executive officers for the 2023-2024 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. These volunteer positions are great ways to add to a resume and relevant work experience.

If you are interested or want to nominate someone, please fill out the recommendation for NOMINATION FORM and follow submission instructions. 

If you are interested a position, but something other than what is listed, please email us to discuss options. Questions? Please reach out to us at

Nominations due April 19, 2023

Save the Date


Save the Date for these Discovery Family Events

3/1/23 5-7pm: Community Learning Night hosted by Discovery staff. Pizza slices provided by Discovery PTSA. First come, first served. Come for the pizza, stay for the tips on supporting your children's learning! All families (parents and students) are welcome. 

3/9/23 9:15am-10:00am (note date change)- Community Connections with Kathy at 9:15am. Everyone is welcome to chat with Discovery staff and families. Invite a neighbor or friend and join us for coffee and snacks and meet other Discovery families. Watch for the monthly meeting dates in April, May and June!

3/29/23 - Multicultural Night

3/31/23 - Movie Night.  

4/26/23 - Family STEAM Night 

May 2023 - PTSA General Meeting

6/9/23 - Family Fun Night

June 2023 - 5th grade Promotion & Celebration

Watch for information to sign up to volunteer and for event registration for our PTSA events!

Staff Favorites

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

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 discount and Discovery will get the donation! Thank you!

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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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