Originally delivered on 11/12/2020 5:00 pm

SUBJECT: PTA News 11/12: Art, T-shirts, and more...


November 12, 2020

In This Issue:

  • School-wide Art Project
  • NEW Special-Edition Discovery T-shirt
  • Barcroft ES Winter Coat Drive
  • Barcroft ES Weekend Bags Program - New Online Shopping Option
  • Yearbook Reminder

Don't forget: Tonight (11/12) is the last Taqueria El Poblano Restaurant Night. Taq will provide 20% back to Discovery.  Just mention Discovery to your cashier or server for us to get credit for the purchase. 

School-Wide Art Project

Explorers are invited to “draw the world you want to see” in a school-wide art project. Build community, showcase your artistic flair, and use your imagination all at once! Art kits containing a ceramic tile, markers, and instructions can be picked up on Monday, November 16 at 9-11am in the Discovery car loop. The project will be displayed on the Discovery veranda in January. More details on our website!

NEW Special-Edition Discovery T-shirt

The PTA has a surprise for all Explorers and their teachers! A brand-new, school-wide Discovery t-shirt! We know it’s tough to be apart but we hope that providing this visual reminder of our community helps.  Each Explorer will be given this t-shirt free of charge. Look for distribution information in next week’s newsletter and check out a sneak peek below:

Barcroft ES Winter Coat Drive

Accepting new or lightly used jackets! Drop off by Friday, November 20th. There are three drop off options:

  • Library grab and go:
    Wednesday 11/18 2:30-4:30 pm
    Thursday, 11/19 11-11:50 am
  • Barcroft Elementary School: Mon - Fri, 11 am -1 pm
  • 4827 30th Street N – bin on front porch

Info about how to purchase new jackets from the wish list can be found here on the PTA website.

Barcroft ES Weekend Bags Program

Please consider donating to the Weekend Bag program for Barcroft ES families. Every week, Discovery families have provided at least 50 families with a bag of essential pantry staples. Now more than ever, families can use the support. There is also an online shopping option for food donations, which allows your purchases to ship directly to Barcroft! 

Sign up here!
 (The notes of kindness (and jokes!) have been a HUGE hit, so keep them coming!)  

Yearbook Reminder

The yearbook needs YOU! Discovery yearbook is taking a creative approach to putting together the 2020-2021 yearbook. They need help from our Discovery community to create a yearbook to remember.  Please be on the lookout in Discovery Parent News for links to submit photos and/or stories, or you can email them to yearbookphotos@discoverypta.org.

Any questions, please reach out to jennifer.taylor2@apsva.us or heather.klanderman@apsva.us.

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