**Online Silent Auction Bidding Opens Thursday, May 19 at 4:00 PM!**
Click here to preview the items
Join us Saturday, May 21 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.
This year’s theme is The Disco*. After a two year hiatus, we are excited to celebrate our DISCOvery community.
We need your help to make this event a success!
Buy your ticket today!
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. (Need more ideas? Check out the wishlist.)
This fundraiser provides over half of the PTA’s budget, which is used to fund things like author visits, picnic tables for outdoor lunch, Field Day, teacher appreciation activities, and the hydroponic garden–just to name a few. This year’s auction is particularly important due to COVID’s impact on last year’s fundraising. Your contribution will have an immediate impact as some of the money raised will help us fund end-of-year activities like Field Day and 5th Grade Promotion.
*Costumes welcome but not required. Casual or cocktail attire–the choice is yours! We just want you to come support our school community.
Got a question about the parent social and auction? You're not alone! About a quarter of our school community is new to Discovery this year, so we are sharing some answers to questions we have received.
Q: Is the event indoors or outdoors?
A: Both. We have reserved the ballroom at Knights of Columbus and will also have access to the expansive outdoor area on the KoC grounds so if you are more comfortable being outside, that is no problem. Additionally, doors to the ballroom will be open for ventilation.
Q: Is there a deadline to buy tickets?
A: You can buy tickets 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 heavy 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: Costumes are welcome but not required. Many people are planning to dress in 70s-era/ Disco attire but the choice is yours. Casual, cocktail, or something in between–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 an Eastern Shore getaway rental, Caps tickets, one-of-a-kind teacher experiences, a pool membership, and tickets to the U.S. Open tennis tournament, to name a few–but there is no obligation to bid. We are excited to socialize with and get to know other Discovery parents and teachers.
Support Discovery Elementary School PTA by shopping at AmazonSmile! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazomSmile purchase to Discovery PTA.
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 BTFE.com.
Clipping is easy, check out this flyer.
GROCERY CARD SUPPORT
Please Note: GROCERY STORE CARDS MUST BE RELINKED EVERY SCHOOL YEAR!
Link your Harris Teeter VIC card to Discovery! Go to www.harristeeter.com 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 giantfood.com, 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!!!
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Show your Discovery Spirit by purchasing grade-level shirts!
Students are encouraged to wear their grade-level shirts on field trips, spirit days, Field Day, or any other time they feel like showing Explorer pride!
Size chart for grade-level shirts