Originally delivered on 10/15/2020 4:01 pm

SUBJECT: PTA News 10/15: Pumpkins, Artwork and more...


October 15, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Calling all Pumpkin Carvers - 10/23 deadline
  • Reflections Artwork - 10/23 deadline
  • Discovery Restaurant Nights -10/28 and 11/10-11/12
  • Volunteer with the PTA: Community Art Project
  • Partnership with Barcroft Elementary
  • Discovery Vegetable Garden: Vols needed!

NEXT PTA MEETING is October 20 at 7 pm! Along with our regular board updates, Discovery’s Counseling team will be stopping in to give a brief overview of the wonderful resources still available (during this pandemic) to all Discovery families. A link to join Tuesday’s meeting will be posted on the PTA website over the weekend. See you then!

Calling All Pumpkin Carvers!

The Pumpkin Carving Extravaganza will take place on Saturday, October 24 from 3:30-5pm via drive-by judging. Look for more information, including how to vote, in next week’s newsletter!

All carved pumpkins must be dropped off the day before, on October 23, at the Discovery Loop. To submit a pumpkin for judging, you must sign upin advance. Fun prizes for all participants!

Submit your Reflections Artwork: Deadline Oct 23

Calling all Artists to create and reflect on the I Matter Because… program theme. Students can enter their artwork in various categories and under their grade-level division. Click herefor more information and instructions on how to upload your work.

Discovery Restaurant Nights!

Support our local restaurants AND Discovery Elementary School!

Oct 28 - Sloppy Mama's will give Discovery 10% back on all dinner purchases

Nov 10, 11, AND 12 - Taqueria El Poblano will provide 20% back to Discovery from lunch and dinner purchases for THREE days.

Details on how to order will be provided in restaurant-specific flyers that will be sent out closer to the events.  


Volunteer with the PTA: Community Art Project

We need help with the Community Art Project, which will provide our Explorers with an opportunity to display their outwork on the Discovery campus and see their classmates’ masterpieces, too. More info on this to come but to help, click here or send an email to volunteer@discoverypta.org

Partnership with Barcroft Elementary
Discovery has partnered with Barcroft Elementary to help provide pantry staples for Barcroft's Weekend Bag Program, which provides 90 families with a weekend bag of groceries.
Volunteers are needed to shop for and donate grocery kits (less than $6/kit) and snack bags (less than $2/bag). We encourage getting your children involved by asking them to create a note of kindness (in English or Spanish) to include in the food bag. Sign up to help here

Discovery's Vegetable Garden STILL Needs Farmers

Looking for a COVID-safe, family-friendly volunteer opportunity to do with your kids? Sign up to take care of Discovery's vegetable garden for one week!  Get all the details and claim your week here

To submit community news for publication in the Discovery PTA newsletter, please email a short blurb to newsletter@discoverypta.org.





We are currently offering sponsorship opportunities on the PTA website.  Becoming a sponsor allows you to advertise your business at an event, on our website, or in our newsletter while supporting our PTA. If you know anyone that is looking to do a little more marketing of their business or may be interested in becoming a sponsor, please let us know at fundraising@discoverypta.org


Grocery Cards-one of our biggest fundraisers! 

Harris Teeter
Link your Harris Teeter VIC Card to Discovery.  Visit harristeeter.com/together-in-education to sign up.  Please note that you need to link your account annually, and credit is given for purchases of Harris Teeter branded merchandise from August through May of each school year.

Please register your Giant cards to benefit Discovery. Go to Giant's website, click on Savings & Rewards, then "A+ School Rewards." Discovery is school #40035.

Amazon Smile

Link your Amazon account to Amazon Smile, and Discovery will receive 0.5% cash back on all eligible purchases.  NOW AVAILABLE ON THE AMAZON APP!

To access on App:
Click on Menu (3 horizontal lines), scroll down to Settings, choose AmazonSmile, and search for Discovery Elementary School PTA.

Box Tops

Box Tops has gone completely mobile!

The app allows you to photograph your receipt and immediately receive credit for Box Top labelled merchandise. If you have tangible Box Tops please contact 
fundraising@discoverypta.org to arrange a pick up.



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