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School Spirit & Fun

Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear

Chair:
(none)
When:
September

Purchase your Discovery spirit wear here. Orders will be accepted until mid-September with delivery in early October!
Email askdiscoveryptsa@gmail.com with any questions.
Seeking Chairperson(s).

Popcorn Fridays
Popcorn Fridays

Chair:
When:
First Friday of every month starting in October

Become a school celebrity by joining us to pop popcorn the first Friday of every month. It is the most fun!
Yearbook
Yearbook

Chair:
When:
All Year

Help your kids remember all the fun they had this year with a yearbook. It’s a special full-color keepsake of photos and memories!

5th Grade Promotion
5th Grade Promotion

Chair:
(none)
When:
June 2023

5th Grade is a special time of transition, at the end of the year a ceremony and party is held to celebrate the students' completion of elementary school. Seeking Chairperson(s).
5th Grade Party
5th Grade Party

Chair:
When:
June 2023
5th Grade Yard Signs
5th Grade Yard Signs

Chair:
(none)
When:
May

A new tradition born during the pandemic, but a fun traditional nonetheless. Work with our graphics team to create an idea, promote the sale and coodinate pick-up of signs at school. Could easily be done by one person or a small team.
Seeking Chairperson(s).

Student support

School Supply Kits
School Supply Kits

Chair:
When:
April-September

One stop shopping for all your teacher-approved Discovery school supplies in one convenient purchase that is mailed to your home. This year's sale runs until 9/30/22.

Bus Greeters
Bus Greeters

Chair:
(none)
When:
August- September 2022

This program helps get the wheels rolling during the first two weeks of school.
In the morning, Bus Greeters (parent volunteers) along with Discovery staff will meet students as they exit the bus at school and direct students to the school entrance.
After school, Bus Greeters will assist Discovery staff with getting students to the correct bus.
Approx time investment is 20 mins in the AM and 20 mins in PM.

Lunch Room Helpers
Lunch Room Helpers

Chair:
(none)
When:
Aiugust-September, first two weeks of school

Lunch Room Helpers work alongside Discovery staff with assisting younger Discovery students learn the routines in the lunchroom at the beginning of the school year. The parent volunteers help students learn how to get hot lunch or help open lunch boxes. Volunteers must have a completed background clearance through ISD prior to entering the school building.

Hearing & Vision Screening
Hearing & Vision Screening

Chair:
(none)
When:
October/November

Discovery tests all students for both hearing and vision. Volunteers are needed for morning and afternoon shifts at the beginning of the school year.
Library Volunteer Coodinator
Library Volunteer Coodinator

Chair:
When:
All Year

Discovery has a terrific library program. Volunteers are always needed to help process books and help with other projects. You can coordinate to be there during your child's class.
Kinder Summer Playdates
Kinder Summer Playdates

Chair:
When:
June/July/August

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.

Enrichment Programs

Discovery Garden
Discovery Garden

Chair:
(none)
When:
All year

See updates on the progress on our new Discovery student garden!

Library book donations
Library book donations

Chair:
(none)
When:
All year

Discovery's PTSA uses families' financial donations to purchase curated books for the Discovery library. Mrs. Gage chooses topics relevant to the current events and needs of the student community. Browse books here that have been donated recently!

Reflections
Reflections

Chair:
When:
October - November

Discovery Elementary is a proud participant in the national PTA's Reflections Program. Students of all grades may 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.

See website for more information. 2022-23 submissions are due 10/21/22.

Math Challenge
Math Challenge

Chair:
When:
Sept - May

Tthe 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.

Eager Reader
Eager Reader

Chair:
When:
1/10/2022- 2/28/2022

Turn your child into an Eager Reader! The goal of the program is to foster a love of reading by encouraging students to read outside the classroom. Students can earn prizes by reaching various goals throughout the alotted time period.



STEM Fair
STEM Fair

Chair:
(none)
When:
June 1st, 2022

STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Math and we encourage our children to think in these terms. Students create displays about a STEM subject they are interested in and display it during this well-attended event. Occurs in spring.
Seeking Chairperson(s).

Community Events

Multicultural Night
Multicultural Night

Chair:
(none)
When:
Early 2023

Seeking Chair (lead volunteer) and team of volunteers to bring back this popular event to Discovery in early 2023.

Celebrate our wonderful multicultural school community by coming together to explore facts of countries from around the world, taste food and enjoy performances from across the globe!

Back to School Social
Back to School Social

Chair:
(none)
When:
Friday, 9/16/22 from 6:00-7:30pm

Register here to join us at the Discovery PTSA Back to School Ice Cream Social on 9/16/22 from 6:00pm-7:30pm!

Free to all Discovery families.

Pre-registration is required to ensure we have enough ice cream bars or popsicles available.

Trick or Treat Trail
Trick or Treat Trail

Chair:
When:
October 28, 2022

Stay tuned for details about this year's Trick or Treat Trail and all the fun it entails!
Movie Night
Movie Night

Chair:
When:
Fall 2022

Watch for updates for a Discovery Movie Night coming this Fall 2022!
Scholastic Book Fair
Scholastic Book Fair

Chair:
When:
To be scheduled

Shop our amazing selection of books & gifts. 100% of the earned proceeds will be gifted back to our teachers, school library, and PTSA programs.
Talent Show
Talent Show

Chair:
(none)
When:
Early 2023

Seeking Chair (lead volunteer) and team of volunteers to make it possible for Discovery's students to show off their talents!

Family Fun Night
Family Fun Night

Chair:
(none)
When:
June

Seeking Chair (lead volunteer) and team of volunteers to host the Family Fun Night in June 2023.

Family Fun Night is a family event to celebrate our Discovery community by coming together for a night of fun. A DJ, photo booths, games, etc.

Staff Support

Staff Favorites
Staff Favorites

Chair:
(none)
When:
All year

Looking for a token of appreciation for a Discovery staff? Look over the Staff Favorites to get them their favorite treat or draw a picture in their favorite colors.

Curriculum Grants
Curriculum Grants

Chair:
When:
All Year

The mission of the Discovery Elementary School PTSA is to provide opportunities to support our children’s education. To that end, the PTSA provides curriculum grants to Discovery teachers and staff to enhance educational opportunities for students.

Teacher Stipends
Teacher Stipends

Chair:
When:
All Year

At the start of every year, we provide all our teachers and staff with a stipend to spend on additional supplies they might need for the school year.
Sweets for Staff
Sweets for Staff

Chair:
When:
December

As a way for Discovery families to say 'thank you' this holiday season, families can donate to the cookie fund to a festive cookie buffet for the teachers and staff to enjoy.

Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

Chair:
(none)
When:
May

Every May, PTSA recognizes the teachers and staff with special activities and treats.
(Seeking Chairperson)

Fundraising

Smith Brothers - Discount
Smith Brothers - Discount

Chair:
(none)
When:
All year

Discovery Elementary PTSA has partnered with Smith Brothers Farms to raise money! Simply use our code DISCOVERY at checkout when you sign-up for Home Grocery Delivery. You can also click thru our link and not need to enter a code: https://www.smithbrothersfarms.com/?dc=DISCOVERY

You get $15 off your first order & we will receive a donation of $50!
So much more than milk! No contracts, no subscription fees, no obligation after 1st delivery & delivery is FREE. Be part of a Northwest tradition & get in on "the secret" (that grocery delivery of fresh dairy & local grocery products beats going to the store any day) & help us raise much needed funds! You'll get the iconic porch box with your 1st delivery!

Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education

Chair:
(none)
When:
All Year

"Box Tops for Education" has gone digital. Download the app and select Discovery Elementary as your school. Shop for your family, earn money for our school!

Fall Fundraiser
Fall Fundraiser

Chair:
When:
October

We hold one major fundraiser a year. We do this to ensure our beloved educational enrichment programs, community building events and teacher/classroom support are funded for the entire year.
Seeking Chairperson(s).

Guest Donation
Guest Donation

Chair:
(none)
When:
All Year

For guests who would like to make an extra donation to the PTSA.

Member Donation
Member Donation

Chair:
(none)
When:
All year

People who have signed up for PTSA and would like to make an extra donation to the PTSA.

Volunteering

Yearbook Photographers
Yearbook Photographers

Chair:
When:
All year

Do you have a love of taking pictures? Complete your ISD volunteer background clearance and come to Discovery for the big moments - 1st day of school, celebrations, events - and for the everyday moments - recess, lunch, friendship and fun. Coordinate with our PTSA Yearbook Coordinator so we can add even more great pictures to our yearbook.
Parking Lot Support
Parking Lot Support

Chair:
(none)
When:
All Year

Discovery Elementary is looking for parents to help make after school pick-up in the parking lot a little safer and smoother. During this time, you will help direct vehicles, and navigate traffic. This is a short, but impactful volunteer opportunity.
Lost & Found Help
Lost & Found Help

Chair:
(none)
When:
All Year

Every month the school needs help with organizing what's been collected in the lost and found. Work will take place outside in front of the school undercover.
Future Opportunities
Future Opportunities

Chair:
(none)
When:
All Year

Add your name to specific events and programs you are interested in supporting through volunteering.

The programs and events provided to the students, families and school by the Discovery PTSA cannot happen without volunteers from our school community. If you would like to be included in receiving more information about any of our below programs or events, please check what you are interested in. You are not committing to help, just to receive more information. If you cannot always be present at school, there are still opportunities to help from home, so don't hold back on checking what interests you.

Community Relations

Membership
Membership

Chair:
(none)
When:
All Year

When you join PTSA, you join a community that encourages student achievement and enriches the learning environment. Our goal is 100% membership! You don’t have to have a child at Discovery… everyone in our community is encouraged to join.

This committee handles the PTSA membership drive at the beginning of the year. We are striving for 100% membership!

See Co. Matching Forms on the left side column under Fundraising for a matching form for your company. Not there? Please email the link for the form to the website administrator for future reference. Thank you.

Golden Acorn Awards
Golden Acorn Awards

Chair:
When:
April/May

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 Golden Acorn pin, a financial contribution 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.

Holiday Gift Barn
Holiday Gift Barn

Chair:
(none)
When:
November

This program coordinates holiday gift donations to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. In previous years, Discovery families have been generous donors to the local families in need.
Seeking Chairperson(s).

PTSA Cares
PTSA Cares

Chair:
When:
All Year

In partnership with Discovery staff, we offer assistance to Discovery students and families in time of need with complete anonymity. If you would like to help or need help please visit the attached link.

Community Resources
Community Resources

Chair:
(none)
When:
All Year

If your family needs support with food, clothing, academic assistance, counselors, before and after care, etc. please reference this resource guide produced by Issaquah Schools Foundations. You can also reach our to any Discovery staff for assistance.

Before and After School Enrichment

Before & After School Programs
Before & After School Programs

Chair:
(none)
When:
All Year

These programs are provided by third-party companies and are not sponsored by or affiliated with the PTSA or by Issaquah School District. Website links are provided for convenience only. Discovery PTSA is not responsible for the content of a third-party website.

Parent Support

Tissues & Tears
Tissues & Tears

Chair:
When:
Friday, 9/2/22 at 9:15AM

Join kindergarten and ECE parents after the morning drop off on the first day of school to have a little cry and a little celebration!
Parent Wiser
Parent Wiser

Chair:
(none)
When:
10/4/22, 11/7/22, 12/9/22, 1/18/23, 2/6/23, 3/7/23

Join ParentWiser for virtual lecture events this school year. Go to parentwiser.org to see upcoming events and to register.

ParentWiser brings the latest research and educational information into the homes of our student families to support parents in raising thriving individuals. We are made possible by a partnership with the Issaquah School District PTSA and Issaquah Schools Foundation.

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

Tax ID # 94-3152614

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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