Discovery Fundraising


Join us Saturday, March 18 for the Discovery Parent Social and Auction–our biggest fundraiser of the year! Come get to know other parents and teachers and catch up with friends. 


We need your help to make this event a success!

  • Donate an item to the auction! Family/personal donations are easy; just use this link to submit your item. Some examples include: sports game tickets; vacation home use; hosting a backyard badminton party or poker tournament; professional services; etc.


    Buy a ticket! 

This fundraiser provides over half of the PTA’s budget, which is used to fund things like author visits, picnic tables, field trips, academic enrichment, and the hydroponic garden–just to name a few. Your contribution will have an immediate impact.


Got a question about the Discovery Parent Social and Auction? We’ve got you covered!


Q: What is the auction?

A: The Discovery Parent Social and Auction is an adults-only event for Discovery parents. It is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and it’s also a chance to catch up with friends and meet new ones. Parents of all grade levels, along with some teachers and staff, attend the event. 


Q: Is there a deadline to buy tickets?

A: No. Regular priced tickets will continue to be sold up until the event–including at the door–but we ask that you purchase them as soon as possible to allow us to better plan for food and beverage needs


Q: Will dinner be served?

A: A variety of hors d'oeuvres will be provided. There will also be beer, wine, mixed drinks, and a specialty bourbon cocktail, along with soft drinks. Food and drink are included in the ticket price. 


Q: What is the dress code?

A: 80s costumes are welcome but not required. Casual, cocktail, or costume–the choice is yours! All we care about is that you come and support our school community!


Q: Can I attend just to socialize? Am I obligated to bid on an auction item?

A: We have a fantastic variety of items–including rental homes, Caps, Wizards, and Nats tickets, one-of-a-kind teacher experiences, a pool membership, and more–but there is no obligation to bid. We are excited to socialize with and get to know other Discovery parents and teachers. 


Q: What is the price point of auction items?

A: There is something for everyone! Some of the auction items start as low as $10 for the opening bid. You are guaranteed to find something of interest! 


Q: How do I bid on silent auction items?

A: We will send out detailed instructions on how to do by Tuesday, March 14. It is the same software we have used in the past, which works well and is easy to use. 





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Save those Box Tops for Discovery PTA!  Don't let your Box Tops EXPIRE!! You can help us reach our goal and make our first earnings check big by sending in your Box Tops in the next couple weeks. DROP OFF BOX IS LOCATED IN DISCOVERY OFFICE.

Some optional tips that will make our submission process easier: Bundle your Box Tops in groups of 10 or 50 using a sealable bag or envelope or Tape your Box Tops on a collection sheet, available at

Clipping is easy, check out this flyer. 




Harris Teeter
Link your Harris Teeter VIC card to Discovery! Go to and click "Community" then "Together in Education". Search for Discovery (#2977).  Harris Teeter cards may be linked now for the 2020-2021 school year!

Please note: Giant cards may not be relinked until mid-September.  Please register your Giant cards to benefit Discovery. Go to, click on Savings & Rewards, then "A+ School Rewards." Discovery is school #40035.

Kids love veggies – if they’re SEASONAL ROOTS veggies! Sign up here for freshly harvested local produce that’s packed with flavor and nutrients, plus pastured eggs, grass-fed dairy and meat, and wholesome artisan fare, all local and home-delivered.


Use the code EATLOCALDES and you save $15 on the annual membership AND Discovery PTA will receive $20!

Thank you for all you do to help our school!!!