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Discovery PTSA Curriculum Grants

Our Discovery PTSA has so much pride in providing curriculum grants that benefit our Discovery students and often our whole Discovery school community. It is exciting and fun to see what staff identify that will enhance our students' learning and school environment. 

 These grants directly benefit our Discovery students and happen because our Discovery's teachers and staff identify a need in the school community and submit a grant application to our PTSA. These grants are entirely funded by donations from Discovery families. Without your donation, these grants are not possible. Join us at our Discovery PTSA General Membership Meetings for current curriculum grant presentations.

Discovery staff: Curriculum Grant application here.


Curriculum Grants Awarded in 2023-2024

Our Discovery PTSA is pleased to announce the following curriculum grant award recipients.

  • 2nd set of soccer goals outside at recess for daily use for all Discovery students. Ms. Ploetz (PE).
  • Live music assembly for all Discovery students (rescheduled to May due to snow). Ms. Kruse (music).
  • Books for 1st grade classroom to serve students this year and future classes. Ms. Ducoing (1st grade teacher)
  • Ellie Peterson, in-person author/illustrator visit during Read Across America Week for all Discovery students in March. Ms. Gage (Discovery Librarian)
  • In person training for math practice and thinking concepts for two Discovery teachers. Practical skills and techniques will be shared with all Discovery teachers through Professional Development training. Ms. Keegan (Discovery Principal)
  • Alternative seating chairs to serve students in need. Ms. Denise (counselor), Ms. Park (Special Education Teacher)
  • Calming and self-regulation tools available for all Discovery students when in need. Ms. Denise (counselor), Ms. Park (Special Education Teacher), Ms. Chandarana (Occupational Therapist), Ms. Kaushik (Speech Language Pathologist)
  • Scholastic Magazine subscription for all 3rd grade students. Ms. Vance, Ms. Belding, Ms. Jacobs (3rd grade teachers)
  • Social Emotional Learning Book Set for Transitional Kindergarten and to be shared with Discovery classes. Ms. Perkin (TK teacher)
  • Everyday Speech, a social emotional learning program funding for this school year and next, that serves student groups arranged by Discovery specialty staff. Ms. Park (Special Education Teacher), Ms. Denise (counselor)
  • 2 set of BeeBots, tangible coding and STEM skills for primary grades, to be shared among the classrooms. Ms. Peterson, Ms. Premoe, Ms. Scott-Winkler (Kindergarten teachers) and Ms. Perkin (TK teacher)


Curriculum Grants Awarded in 2022-2023

  • Scholastic News Magazine subscription (1st grade)
  • Reading Program subscription (LAP reading program)
  • Soccer goals (Recess/all school)
  • Cricket equipment (Recess/all school)
  • Virtual author visit with Peter Brown - Shared with Sunny Hills (Library/all school)
  • Music conference (Music teacher/all school)
  • Math games for all classrooms in support of the School Improvement Plan (all classrooms/all school)


Plus our Discovery PTSA will provide support to Discovery staff who want to apply for an Issaquah Schools Foundation grant. We helped to receive funding for additional multilingual and multicultural Vox audiobooks. 


Curriculum Grants Awarded in 2021-2022

  • Outdoor musical instruments installed in recess area.
  • Art instruction with Mrs. White for multiple lessons for K-5 for 2022-23. 
  • Two tetherball sets installed on playground (This grant was submitted by a 5th grade student!)
  • Library – Vox audiobooks for younger students.
  • Library book topics – Autism awareness and acceptance books
  • Library book topics – Bilingual books (Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog)
  • Music – Headphones for classroom use
  • Music – Percussion instruments for 4th/5th grade students
  • Health Room – Books on health topics
  • Hallway sensory paths for brain breaks for all students
  • Assembly – Author Virtual Visit – Jerry Pallota of the Who Would Win? series

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

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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