Originally delivered on 2/27/2020 11:25 am

SUBJECT: Discovery Download: Auction THIS Saturday, Next Week: Camps & Conferences


February 27, 2020

Baroody Camp Open for Students Tuesday, March 3rd

Our students got an unexpected day off this coming Tuesday, and Baroody has stepped up to offer a day camp at Discovery. You can register online. Scroll down to Full Day Camps, and click to register to see the March 3rd option.

With another Early Release Day coming up on March 11th, check out their half-day camp option as well!

Parent-Teacher Conferences & Camps Next Week

Spring parent-teacher conferences are coming up!

If you haven't signed up for your slot(s), start at this link:

If you need childcare on the half day (3/5), be sure to sign up now:
https://bc-arl-discovery.jumbula.com/#/camps  (Note: the full-day camp on 3/6 is full)

Sign up to support our teachers and staff

Please sign up to provide snacks/drinks for our hardworking teachers and staff during those long conference days. These small gestures mean so much to our staff, so thank you in advance for your generosity.

The PTA will be providing District Taco lunch on Friday, but we need your help providing snacks/drinks and setting/cleaning up the snack and lunch stations for our teachers and staff. Please sign up below to bring items or to help set up/clean up on Thursday or Friday. Keep our staff fueled and ready to conference with all of us! Food/beverages may be dropped off in the front office on Thursday or Friday morning. Thanks in advance for helping out! Sign up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0849aaa829a3f58-parentteacher1

Discovery Auction: This Saturday!

Don’t stress – you haven’t missed it. There’s still time to buy tickets for our Discovery Auction this Saturday (February 29) to raise funds for our Discovery Elementary community. Come by the Discovery Speakeasy (ok, it’s Knights of Columbus) and have some fun, hang out with friends and support our school.

This year’s theme is Bootleggers Ball with live and silent auctions, heavy apps, dancing, and gaming tables along with a high-end scotch & whiskey bar (not included in ticket price).

Auction items include some killer vacation packages and house rentals, classes for just you and for your kids, experiences with teachers (ice cream, cupcake decorating, a sibling switch), as well as short getaways and nights out. Oh! And the parties! Those are our favorite!  

And, one more thing about attire. Some people are wearing a fun speakeasy-type costume, while others may give a slight shout-out to the theme (a little fringe or headband, maybe?), while others are just looking forward to a night without kids and are coming as their fabulous selves. That all sounds good to us! We are looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday – oh and here’s that ticket link one more time:


More details:
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Location: Discovery Speakeasy at the Knights of Columbus, 5115 Little Falls Road
Ticket price: $65 per person

Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

2/29 - 2020 Discovery Auction: Bootlegger's Ball

3/3 - NO SCHOOL, Election Day
3/5 - Early Release Day, Jersey Sport Spirit Day, Parent-Teacher Conferences
3/6 - NO SCHOOL, Parent-Teacher Conferences
3/11 - Early Release Day
3/12 - World Heritage Night
3/17 - PTA Meeting, 7pm
3/19 - Parent-Teacher Committee Meetings

Check the PTA Calendar for more information.


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