“Purple Up! For Military Kids”

Wednesday, April 21


Did you know (in 2019) Discovery Elementary School became the first Arlington Public School to be recognized as a Purple Star Distinguished School?


Discovery Explorers are encouraged to wear purple today (which represents the blending of the colors of the five branches of our armed forces), to show their support for military-connected students.


More information about our Purple Star program can be found online at

Barcroft Elementary 

Weekend Bags Program


Please consider donating to the Weekend Bag program for Barcroft families.  Every week, Discovery families have provided at least 60 families with a bag of essential pantry staples. Amazing! Let’s keep it up! There is also an online shopping option 🙂 Sign up here

-Discovery Merch Available-

Adult Aprons, Adult Socks, Baseball Caps, Car Magnets, Drawstring Bags, Lunch Bags, Picnic Blankets (thin), Swim/Bath Towel, Water Bottles
...and much, much more!!!
Merch will ONLY be available for purchase at Library Pickup/Grab & Go (on 4/21 & 4/28), from 2:30-4pm.
ONLY Cash or Checks will be accepted.  


Thursday, April 22 (6-7:30pm)


There are two ways to access our celebration, starting at 6pm:
  1. The below PDF (with direct links to live events as well as the link to our Discovery Virtual Museum) will officially 'open' to students Thursday afternoon and will remain open beyond our celebration.
  2. You can also access our celebration by locating the World Heritage Night 'class' on your explorer's Teams app. This 'class' will appear on Thursday and is solely intended for use of World Heritage Night. 
Be sure to start off the evening by dropping by the 'General' channel meeting, moderated by Ms. Upshur, to be entered into our diverse book giveaway!
Please continue to send any questions you may have to Ms. Coulouris at Thank you for your support of this event, and we can't wait to see you!

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- Yearbook Update - 

Signatures Still Needed!


This year's yearbook is going to be AMAZING. We need just one more thing...your Explorers signature! For the past few years, we have included the signatures of our yearbook team on the last page(see photo). This year, the yearbook team includes ALL of our fabulous Explorers! 

  • Simply use the Notes app on the iPad
  • Select the pencil/marker tool on the keyboard (top right). 
  • Choose the marker; select the thicker point and stay with BLACK (any   other color will NOT show up in the yearbook). 
  • Take a screenshot, save to photos and drop in the google form here or email to Submission deadline: Monday, April 26th

Dear Discovery Families,


Thank you for visiting our PTA website. Please explore all of the information contained in this site to learn about the PTA and how parents can get involved and stay informed. This website provides current PTA contacts, dates, forms and descriptions of the programs sponsored by the PTA.


The PTA's goal is to enrich the environment for our children, families and community. It takes many volunteers to make that happen and parent volunteers are always necessary and welcome. Check with this website often to review the many volunteer opportunities. 


Please let me know if you have any questions. We will do our best to keep you updated with what is happening in our PTA, our school and in our community. I look forward to working with you again this year.


Adam Simkin, PTA President

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Join the Discovery PTA


In order to join the Discovery PTA, you first need to create or update your account on this website. Please do this on a desktop or laptop, as using your mobile phone doesn't always work for this step! Once you have completed the above step, you should see a FORM to join for the 2020-21 school year.


Get started! 

The Discovery PTA ended last school year on a high note: 2020 Teacher Appreciation Week!





Why join the PTA?

Successful students make successful schools— which make thriving communities. Everyone benefits when you support students. Learn about and support upcoming events, programs, activities. Plus, gain access to your classroom directory! 

Explorers learn, collaborate, and innovate with the world in mind.

At Discovery Elementary School, children are challenged and encouraged to reach their highest potential through researched-based instructional practices. A rigorous academic curriculum is complimented by a focus on social and emotional wellness. We are a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School (see: State Press Release, Federal Press Release) and a National Wildlife Federation Eco-Schools USA Green Flag School (see: National Dashboard).

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