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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:
Submissions open now until 10/29/23

Discovery PTSA 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 categories: Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts, Film/Video, and Choreography/Dance. Check out Discovery's Reflections website for information.

Math Challenge
Math Challenge

Chair:
When:
Sept - May

The Discovery PTSA is sponsoring a virtual Math Challenge hosted by Math in Action. Math Challenge is a free, no cost, at home 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 and ending in May. Each challenge presents 10 to 18 problems ordered by level of difficulties.

Eager Reader
Eager Reader

Chair:
When:
January- February 2024

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 earn new books as prizes!



Family STEAM Night
Family STEAM Night

Chair:
When:
5/1/24

Come enjoy Family STEAM Night at Discovery for an evening of hands on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities and demonstrations from local school clubs.

Additionally, Discovery students have the opportunity to participate in a Virtual STEAM Fair by completing a STEAM project at home and putting it on virtual display for our Discovery community to enjoy.

Seeking Chairperson(s) for 2023-24 school year!

Art Instruction with Mrs. White
Art Instruction with Mrs. White

Chair:
(none)
When:
All Year

We are so excited to bring back quality art instruction to every K-5 student at Discovery. Check out this year's program highlights from Mrs. White here.

Student support

Lost & Found at Discovery
Lost & Found at Discovery

Chair:
(none)
When:
All Year

Take a look at the Padlet site to claim your child's lost sweatshirt or jacket.
https://padlet.com/Discoverylostandfound20222023/jo0n0nghapspg5ee

If you recognize your child's clothes, direct them to pick it up ASAP at the lost and found outside the MPR during their recess!
Or, make a comment on Padlet and we will help it get back to your child.

The lost and found rack will be placed outside the school on 10/24/22, during conferences on 11/30-12/1, and on 12/14/22 for parents to pick up lost items. All unclaimed items will be donated to Eastside Baby Corner during winter break.

The best way to prevent lost items is to label items with your child's name, particularly their last name and grade. Thank you!

We need help with organizing what is in the lost and found so email us at askdiscoveryptsa@gmail.com if you can help for a short time every other week or so. Thank you!

School Supply Kits
School Supply Kits

Chair:
(none)
When:
Order now!

One stop shopping for all your teacher-approved Discovery school supplies in one convenient purchase that is mailed to your home. Sale is open now and runs through 9/30/24!

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.
Popsicles on the Playground
Popsicles on the Playground

Chair:
(none)
When:
June/July/August

Join Discovery families this summer at Discovery for Popsicles on the Playground!

Fundraising

Employee Matching Funds
Employee Matching Funds

Chair:
(none)
When:
All Year

Do you or your spouse work for a company that matches your financial donations to non-profits/501(c)3 organizations? If so, don't forget to complete the process to match your donation to our Discovery PTSA - a registered non-profit with tax deductible donations. Check out our comprehensive list and let us know if we need to add your company if applicable.

Shop & Eat to raise money for Discovery PTSA
Shop & Eat to raise money for Discovery PTSA

Chair:
(none)
When:
All year

Check out the link for scheduled events to shop or eat and raise money for Discovery PTSA. We call that a win-win for everyone!

Seattle Mariners
Seattle Mariners

Chair:
(none)
When:
4/28/24

Details coming soon to purchase tickets to attend a Seattle Mariners Game!

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.

Community Events

Family Cocoa
Family Cocoa

Chair:
When:
Saturday, 12/2/23 from 11am-2pm


PTSA General Meetings
PTSA General Meetings

Chair:
(none)

Join us to learn more about the Discovery PTSA at a General Membership Meeting. These meetings occur three times per school year Current PTSA members vote to approve agenda items. Any Discovery family may attend whether you are a member or non-member. Check the website for the next meeting date!
Multicultural Night
Multicultural Night

Chair:
When:
3/22/24

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!

Ice Cream Social
Ice Cream Social

Chair:
(none)
When:
Friday, 9/29/23 from 6:00-8:00pm

RSVP here to join us at the Discovery PTSA Ice Cream School on 9/29/23 from 6:00pm-8:00pm!

Free to all Discovery families.

RSVP is required to ensure we have enough ice cream bars or popsicles available.

Trick or Treat Trail
Trick or Treat Trail

Chair:
(none)
When:
Need lead volunteer for Fall 2024

SEEKING LEAD VOLUNTEER FOR FALL 2024's Trick or Treat Trail!
Movie Night
Movie Night

Chair:
When:
3/1/24 &3/8/24

Hooray, registration is open for Movie Nights!

Scholastic Book Fair
Scholastic Book Fair

Chair:
When:
9/29/23

Possibly another Scholastic Book Fair can happen in Spring 2024 with lead volunteers planning a future event.

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:
ON HOLD UNTIL THERE IS A LEAD VOLUNTEER

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

Family Fun Day
Family Fun Day

Chair:
(none)

Family Fun Night is a family event to celebrate our Discovery community by coming together for an evening of fun with music, games, food and more. Watch for registration to open soon.

School Spirit & Fun

SpiritWear
SpiritWear

Chair:
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 November

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:
(none)

A celebration for our Discovery 5th graders.

5th Grade Yard Signs
5th Grade Yard Signs

Chair:
(none)
When:
Orders due by Thursday, 5/2/24

Order a yard sign for your 5th grade student here.

Community Relations

Issaquah Schools Foundation
Issaquah Schools Foundation

Chair:
(none)
When:
3/28/24

Join Principal Keegan at the Nourish Every Mind Student Showcase (Luncheon and Fundraiser) hosted by the Issaquah Schools Foundation on Thursday, 3/28/24 starting at 11am. Registration here: https://isfdn.org/nourish-every-mind/
Learn more about how Issaquah Schools Foundation serves all students and schools in the Issaquah School District. Discovery benefits from teacher grants and more!

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:
(none)
When:
Spring each year

Each year, the Discovery Elementary PTSA recognizes people who are exemplary volunteers, educators/staff, and advocates in the Discovery community. Please take time today while submissions are open to nominate a Discovery staff or volunteer for recognition of their tireless work today!

Holiday Gifts to Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank
Holiday Gifts to Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank

Chair:
(none)
When:
Now until 11/17/23

The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank asks local schools to help local families in need at the holidays. Donate $25 gift cards to Amazon, Target and Fred Meyer so a family in need can choose a the right gift for their child. It is estimated that 1600 local children and 600 families will be in need this holiday season. In previous years, Discovery families have been generous donors to the local families in need. Donate directly online here: https://fundraise.givesmart.com/vf/GIFTS2023/DiscoveryElementarySchool

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.

Volunteering

First Two-Week Helpers
First Two-Week Helpers

Chair:
(none)
When:
1st two weeks of school
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.
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.

General Volunteer Pool
General Volunteer Pool

Chair:
(none)
When:
School Year

Join the General Volunteer group to receive emails when a teacher, staff member, specialist or even the PTSA needs additional help throughout the school year. Opportunities may be for a short period of time or ongoing. You will receive detailed email requests as they come in and only need to reply to those you are interested in and able to fulfill. This is a great way to get involved at Discovery when the timing works with your schedule!

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:
(none)
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)

Local Enrichment Programs

Local Enrichment Programs
Local Enrichment Programs

Chair:
(none)

Click on the Padlet link to find local enrichment programs. These programs are posted to help families learn more about extra-curricular activities in the local area. All vendors are third party organizations that are not affiliated with Discovery Elementary, Discovery PTSA or Issaquah School District. Website links are provided for your convenience only. Discovery PTSA is not responsible for the content of a third-party website.

Parent Support

Kinder Kickoff
Kinder Kickoff

Chair:
(none)
When:
The morning of the 1st day of Kinder

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.

Special Education PTSA
Special Education PTSA

Chair:
(none)
When:
All year

Did you know there is an Issaquah Special Education PTSA that is open to all parents in the Issaquah School District?

Check out their website for monthly meetups open to all families.
https://issaquahspecialeducationptsa.org/

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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