Originally delivered on 10/29/2020 4:01 pm

SUBJECT: PTA News 10/29: Yearbooks, Tacos, and more...


October 29, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Bookworm Virtual Book and Game Fair
  • 2020/2021 Yearbooks: Voting and Plans
  • Taqueria El Poblano Restaurant Nights
  • Next School Board Mtg: Nov 5th, 7pm

Don't forget: Our No Frills Fundraiser for the PTA ends 10/31. Donate here! 

Bookworm VIRTUAL Book and Game Fair

The New Bookworm VIRTUAL Book and Game Fair is coming soon!

    • Nov 16 through Dec 10th. More information will be shared in early November.
    • Free shipping to your house or elsewhere on all orders over $30. You can forward the link far and wide! PTA will earn 15% from every sale.
    • Teachers will have the option to create virtual wish lists that you can easily order.

2020/2021 Yearbooks - Voting and Plans for the Year!

Next week, Discovery Explorers will have a chance to VOTE for their favorite 2020-2021 yearbook cover! Here’s a sneak peek of the cover choices…

The voting link will be live on the Discovery webpage from Monday, 11/2 at 8:00AM - Friday, 11/6 at 2:00pm. Be sure to vote via your student iPad. 


The Discovery Yearbook welcomes our Explorers and families to the 2020-2021 school year!

This year, our yearbook team is excited to announce that YOU are officially on the yearbook staff!  YAY! We are getting creative when capturing those yearbook-worthy memories and we need YOUR help!  We would like to get as many awesome photos of your kids so the yearbook can be filled with as many Explorers as possible.  

  • PLEASE send your pictures to yearbookphotos@discoverypta.org
  • Be sure to read Discovery News each week for links to the different google forms! Complete the form requesting information and pictures!
  • Capture CANDID (non-posed) moments and send them to us!
  • Take photos of ANYTHING that happens in your home that connects back to Discovery...classes, events, clubs, etc., whether virtually or in-person. 

This yearbook will be specially designed by you and your Explorer and we thank you for being a part of this historic year! Feel free to reach out with any questions to jennifer.taylor2@apsva.us or heather.klanderman@apsva.us

Save the Date: Taqueria El Poblano Restaurant Nights coming in November

Taqueria El Poblano is scheduled for THREE Restaurant Day/Nights - Nov 10, 11, 12 for lunch and dinner.  Taq will provide 20% back to Discovery.  Just mention Discovery to your cashier or server for us to get credit for the purchase.  

Next School Board Meeting: November 5th, 7pm

On Thursday November 5th at the School Board Meeting at 7 pm, the Superintendent will present a School Year 2020-21 Update. Staff will present the Elementary School Boundary proposal. Action will be take on SY 2022 Budget Direction.

You can watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41. 

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