PTA Meeting Schedule

Past Meetings:

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - Agenda - Slides


Please join us to vote on the 2018-19 PTA Proposed Budget (see budget below).  We will also vote in the new Executive Committee for 2018-19.


Final Proposed Budget 2018-19 (Budget Explanatory Notes)


2018-19 Budget was Approved: Approved Budget (with Explanatory Notes)

Financials for May 2018: May Statement of Financial Position & May 2018 Budget to Actual  


May 1, 2018 - Agenda - Minutes


Please join us to hear an update from Dr. Russo about the new Profile of a Graduate, review the PTA Budget 2018-2019, discuss the Elementary School Planning Initiative, and receive an update on shades for Discovery's playgrounds.  



Tuesday April 3, 2018 - Agenda - Minutes


Please join us for our April PTA meeting where we will provide PTA Budget, APS Budget, and Redistricting updates.


March 2018 Treasurer's Report, Statement of Financial Position



Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - Agenda - Administrative Slides - PTA Slides - MINUTES


February 2018 Treasurer's Report 


January 2018 Treasurer's Report 



Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - Agenda - Slides - MINUTES


Please join us for our February PTA meeting to hear from the administration about some exciting Responsive Classroom news. In late January, a Responsive Classroom consultant visited and walked through our classrooms and common spaces. We are excited to share her data and her recommended next steps at our February PTA meeting. In addition, we will share some of the ways Discovery teachers incorporate Responsive Classroom strategies in academics and social emotional lessons. We hope you leave the meeting understanding why the Responsive Classroom approach thrives in so many APS schools.


The PTA will also discuss upcoming events and have a mid-year review of the budget with some new updates.


Treasurer's report - Feb 2018


2017-2018 Field Trip Request & Costs (must be logged in to view)


Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - Agenda - PTA Slides - Minutes


Dr. Russo and her team will be continuing the conversation from last month's meeting.  Parents will choose two sessions to attend:
  • Zones of Regulation: A Self-Regulation curriculum..What is it? How can it help my child?- Susan Clark, Occupational Therapist
  • Counseling Curriculum: A Peak into the Lessons Taught- Elise Kenney, Counselor
  • Diving into the Function of Behavior- Judy Concha, Assistant Principal
  • Bridging Home and School To Create a Preventative Culture- Erin Russo, Principal
7:00-7:05 - Quick overview
7:10-7:25 - Session A
7:30-7:45 - Session B
7:45-8:15 - reconvene for PTA business


WEDNESDAY, November 8, 2017 - Agenda (Minutes)


Kindness and Bullying Prevention Meeting

At the November PTA meeting, Elise Kenney and Dr. Erin Russo presented on the topic and shared a new goal for Discovery - to reduce the number of behavior incidents by 25% by June of 2018.
Promoting kindness and bullying prevention requires involvement from all parties...students, teachers, administration, and parents (slides below).  We suggest that parents review the material and look for further information in future PTA meetings.  If you need to report an event, please use this form available on the Discovery website.


October 3, 2017 - Minutes


Reading Units, PumpkinFest, and Budget Requests - Agenda (slides)


September 7, 2017:  Budget and 2017-18 Events (slides) - Minutes

The budget was approved and discussed and the Audit from 2016-2017 was approved.  


June 2017 - Minutes





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 630 seat capacity Pre-K through 5th grade 

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