PTA Meeting: Tuesday, April 21 at 7pm
We will be holding our first virtual PTA meeting for the Discovery community this week: Tuesday, April 21 at 7pm. We will host the meeting using Zoom. We will be sharing some PTA updates, discuss the budget for this year and next and give everyone an overview of the nominating and voting process for the Discovery PTA Board for 2020-21. Please tune in and participate!
We are asking everyone to register for the meeting (as an extra safety precaution since there have been some issues with Zoom). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Register in advance for this meeting:
You can find the agenda here.
It's Spirit Week!
Discovery’s Encore teachers put together a fun Spirit Week (April 20-24). They miss our kids as much as the kids miss them!
Here are the guidelines to participate:
1) Take a picture each day participating in the day’s theme.
2) Tweet @DiscoveryAPS using #DiscoveryHomeSpirit and tag an Encore teacher that day. (Here's where to find some of them: @JohnDuffyPE @MsWilliamsArt @MissKrupaDES @MsHarrisDES @DiscoveryLibr
3) Be sure to maintain social distancing throughout!
Discovery Town Halls
Dr. Russo and Dr. Seeber have been hosting weekly Virtual Town hall meetings. Recordings for each are on the website. The next one will be on Tuesday, April 21st at 11:30AM. They plan to devote this time to sharing instructional resources, as well demonstrating how to access them. They send an email with a link to participate just before the Town Hall begins, so check your email.
ORDER your 2019-2020 yearbook!!
NEW DEADLINE is JUNE 1, 2020
Yearbooks are $15.
Order online here: Yearbooks Available
Be sure to include your photos of the Virtual Encore Spirit Week, April 20-24! We will close out the link for photos on May 1st. https://photos.app.goo.gl/W2Gpuhwvf1vXdAH47
Contact Jennifer Taylor with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Stixrud Recording
If you missed it, here is the recording of Dr. Stixrud’s talk from last week: https://vimeo.com/408675112
. He is the author of The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives.
Virtual Field Day: May 8th, 2020
The Discovery PE team is planning to join “National Field Day” coordinated by OPEN Phys Ed., Friday, May 8th. This is a “virtual” Field Day with activities students complete at home. More details to come!
Connect with other Families - Please Share
Have you heard about families trying to "virtually" connect with other Discovery families? Since you are getting this email, you already have an account on the PTA website, but please share with others!
Create an account on the PTA's website (it's free!). Discovery’s PTA is allowing ALL parents to access the online family directory (no PTA membership required). Once you've created your account, you can access the family directory. You can likely find their information in the directory. Start here: https://discoverypta.membershiptoolkit.com/home
Please note: You MUST create/update your account via the PTA website on a computer browser. It can not be done on your phone browser or in the app. Once you have updated your account via a computer, you should have access to everything else via the app (called Membership Toolkit).