Originally delivered on 12/13/2019 10:05 am

SUBJECT: Discovery Download: APS Boundary Update, Registration Opens for Winter Enrichment Classes, More!


December 13, 2019


After-school Winter Enrichment, Registration Opens Sunday

The Baroody website will be updated this afternoon, and registration opens on Sunday for after-school enrichment classes! Here's a peek at the offerings...(click image to download Winter Preview PDF).

Bakers Needed!

To show appreciation for Discovery staff during the holiday season, the PTA is providing a holiday treat station on Thursday, December 19. We need your help to supply 80 dozen (that's 960!) delicious baked goods for staff to bring home and share with family/friends! Please ensure all cookies, brownies etc are nut free, and drop them off in the front office on Wednesday, December 18. Sign up now! 

Gift Card Drive for Families in Need

This holiday season, please consider purchasing a few gift cards in $20 increments for our gift card drive. Cards to local grocery stores, gas stations, etc. will help make the holidays easier for Discovery families in need. Drop off the cards in the front office anytime before December 20th.

New APS Elementary School Boundary Survey, Due December 18

The Arlington School Board is still planning to vote in February 2020 on alternative proposals for the new Elementary School Boundaries to take effect in Fall 2021.  Many of you may have responded to the APS survey in November expressing  your views on the issue.  APS received 840 responses to the initial questionnaire and a summary of those responses has been published by APS at https://www.apsva.us/engage/planning-for-2020-elementary-school-boundary-process/elementary-school-planning-for-2021-nov-2019-questionnaire-responses/

APS has now posted a second questionnaire which closes December 18.  We encourage you to share your feedback again as it will be a significant factor in APS’ consideration of the alternative proposals.  A link to the questionnaire and information about the proposals is available on the APS website at https://www.apsva.us/engage/planning-for-2020-elementary-school-boundary-process/#ESengagement  APS is also holding a webinar TODAY (12/13) on the process on from 12-1pm which you can join or view a recording of afterwards that will provide additional information on the proposals.

Since the last questionnaire closed, APS has decided to consider just two alternative proposals for the new the boundary process:  (1) Proposal I involving a series of moves of existing Elementary schools; and (2)  “Representative Boundary” Scenario.  Both proposals may include boundary changes County-wide but the impacts under each proposal will likely differ significantly and are described on the APS webpage.

If you have any questions at all please reach out to our PTA Public Affairs officer, Mike O’Leary, at publicaffairs@discoverypta.org.

12/19 - Teachers' Holiday Treat Station
12/20 - Discovery Spirit Day: PJ Day
1/8 - January ACI Meeting
1/10 - DJ Dance Party, 6:30 pm
2/29 - Discovery Speakeasy Auction

Check the PTA Calendar for more information.


Discovery Elementary PTA
5241 N. 36th St.
Arlington, VA 22207