Join the PTA!
*Open to all Discovery families, faculty, and staff!*

Sign up or renew your membership for the

2021-2022 school year!

 

 Membership is $10.00 per adult or $20.00 per family

for the 2021-2022 school year


Meet the Discovery PTA Board

Our PTA is made up of hard-working parents & teachers who combine their talents to provide practical support for our school. Those listed below volunteered to provide leadership this year. Get to know their names and faces, and feel free to ask them if you have questions.

 

Interested in open board positions? Contact us!

 

 


Kate Coleman
 President
President@DiscoveryPTA.org


  1st VP for Fundraising
Fundraising@DiscoveryPTA.org

Sarah Reynolds
Community Events
Volunteer@DiscoveryPTA.org

Liang Jensen
  Treasurer
Treasurer@DiscoveryPTA.org

Mike O'Leary
 Recording Secretary
Secretary@DiscoveryPTA.org 

Jane Kim
Public Affairs
PublicAffairs@DiscoveryPTA.org 

 

Discovery PTA Officer Job Descriptions

 

 

President

Duties:

  • Oversee all activities of the PTA and work with other volunteers to carry out PTA objectives.
  • Attend weekly meetings with Principal and Assistant Principal.
  • Respond to parent and teacher inquiries.
  • Manage PTA calendar and help coordinate all dates for events and activities.
  • Work with Treasurer to build budget and coordinate spending.
  • Sign and deliver reimbursement checks as needed.
  • Sign contracts.
  • Update social media accounts as needed.
  • Update PTA website as needed.
  • Lead monthly PTA meetings and quarterly executive committee meetings.
  • Review PTA newsletter.
  • Maintain PTA closet.
  • Attend as many PTA events as possible...sign autographs as needed.

 

Time Commitment: Approximately 60 hours per month

Term: 1 year term, renewable for 1 additional term.

For more information email president@discoverypta.org

 

Vice President, Fundraising 

Duties:

  • Oversees and assists volunteers leading PTA fundraisers (Parent Auction, Restaurant Nights, Spirit Wear/Merch, Book Fair, School Supplies, etc.)
  • Works with President and Treasurer to budget for fundraisers.
  • Oversees spending budgets for all fundraising events
  • Oversees marketing of fundraisers including posting updates in newsletters and social media
  • Provides updates on fundraising activities at PTA meetings.

Time Commitment: Approximately 4-5 hours per week

Term: 1 year term, renewable for 1 additional term.

For more information email president@discoverypta.org

 
 

School Programs Chairperson

Duties:

  • Oversees several programs that occur during and after school (and each has their own lead volunteer): Rising-K playdates, room parents, after-school enrichment, Yearbook, Reflections Contest, Lost & Found, Winter Coat Drive, Military Family Outreach, and Teacher Appreciation
  • Works with President and Treasurer on budgeting for school programs
  • Works with the Recording Secretary to market all school programs (i.e. website, newsletter, social media)
  • Provides updates on school programs activities at PTA meetings

Time Commitment: Approximately 2-4 hours per week

Term: 1 year term, renewable for 1 additional term.

For more information email president@discoverypta.org

 

Vice President, Community Events

Duties:

  • Oversees and assists volunteers leading Community Events.  (PumpkinFest, World Heritage Night, Share the Love Event, Bingo Night, DJ Dance Party, Ice Cream Socials, etc.).
  • Works with President and Treasurer on budgeting for Community Events.
  • Works with the Recording Secretary to market all Community Events (i.e. website, newsletter, social media, etc)
  • Provides updates on Community Events activities at PTA meetings.

Time Commitment: Approximately 5-10 hours per week

Term: 1 year term, renewable for 1 additional term.

For more information email volunteer@discoverypta.org

 

Treasurer

Duties:

  • Oversees PTA finances and budget
  • Produces and present monthly financial reports.
  • Prepares annual budget, and propose ongoing budget changes as necessary.
  • Ensures annual audit is carried out and tax return filed.
  • Balances PTA checking account.
  • Controsl PTA debit card usage.
  • Trains Assistant Treasurer to take over Treasurer duties.
  • Creates membership reports with new member information for state and national PTA membership submission. (November and February).

 

Time Commitment: Approximately 20 hours per month

Term: 2 year term, not renewable; preceded by term as Assistant Treasurer

For more information email treasurer@discoverypta.org

 

Assistant Treasurer

Note: This is not an Executive Committee position. The Assistant Treasurer takes over as Treasurer after serving as Assistant Treasurer.

Duties:

  • Assists Treasurer with preparing financial reports, expenses, cutting checks, and other duties as needed.

Time Commitment: Approximately 10 hours per month

For more information email treasurer@discoverypta.org



Recording Secretary

Duties:

  • Oversees membership communications including email contact database.
    • Works with Board members to determine membership drive dates for Fall and Spring.
    • Advertises membership drive (announcement at PTA meetings, Facebook posts, emails, and newsletter update).
    • Creates drive for Teacher members including coordination with Principal, separate registration/payment site, and inclusion of contact information in membership reports.
    • Per request, removes contact information from Constant Contact database for those no longer wishing to receive PTA information.
  • Works with Webmaster to ensure all information is up to date.
  • Works with Newsletter Editor to
    • Collects information from PTA board, PTA committees, Discovery staff, and others for newsletter content.
    • Ensures newsletter link is published to the Discovery PTA website.
  • Ensures the EC has access to provide updates to Social Media including Facebook and Twitter
  • Work with President to prepare agendas for monthly PTA meetings and quarterly Executive Committee meetings.
  • Promotes PTA meetings and agenda topics on social media.
  • Prepares PTA meeting minutes and circulates to community.
  • Special projects as assigned/created.

 

Time Commitment: Approximately 2 hours per week

Term: 1 year term, renewable for 1 additional term.



Public Affairs Officer

Duties

  • Provides updates to school community at PTA meetings and in weekly newsletters about APS, County and State actions affecting Discovery, including providing information on how the community can get involved.
  • Ensures that various APS committees (e.g., CCPTA, ACI, SEPTA, ad hoc working groups, etc.) have Discovery representation and coordinate reporting back to the community on the activities of those groups.

 

Time Commitment: Approximately 10-15 hours per month

Term: 1 year term, renewable for 1 additional term.

For more information email publicaffairs@discoverypta.org



Upcoming Events

After School Enrichment

 

The Discovery Elementary School PTA partners with Baroody Camps to offer fun enrichment opportunities!

 

Winter 2022 Program Information

Class Dates: January 18 - April 1

 
Registration OPENS: Wednesday, December 15 @ 9 AM
Registration CLOSES: Sunday, January 9 @ 11:59 PM
 
Click here to view the list of classes and to register.
 

  

 

In Northern Virginia, Baroody Camps has been providing summer camps since 2003 and after-school enrichment classes since 2014.

Learn More