Originally delivered on 11/19/2020 4:01 pm

SUBJECT: PTA News 11/19: T-shirts, Restaurants, and more...


November 19, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Restaurant Night: Deli Italiano
  • No Frills Fundraiser
  • School-wide Art Project
  • NEW Special-Edition Discovery T-shirt
  • Virtual Book and Game Fair
  • Save the Date: Bingo Night
  • Yearbook Reminder
  • Outdoor Lab Fundraiser
  • 2020 Gifts That Give Hope Kindness Calendar

Join us for the PTA meeting TONIGHT at 7 pm via Zoom. 

Restaurant Night: Deli Italiano

On Monday, November 23, from 4 pm-9 pm, Deli Italiano will host a restaurant night fundraiser for Discovery. Please write "Discovery" in the Special Instructions box when ordering online or on the app.  Please mention "Discovery" when ordering over the phone or picking up in store.

No Frills Fundraiser -Deadline Extended

The No Frills Fundraiser deadline has been EXTENDED to November 25.  Please help the PTA continue to provide amazing experiences and support to our students and teachers.  PTA funds have been used this school year to:

  • print yard signs so our Explorers can see where their schoolmates live while walking/driving around the community
  • provide teachers with iPad stands to help facilitate their lessons
  • provide and distribute art kits with tiles and markers that will be displayed on the school's Veranda in December
  • (coming soon!) design and print a *2020 special edition* Explorer t-shirt that will be available to all students free of charge

Please make a donation so we can continue to have the flexibility to think outside of the box and provide a “Discovery community” feel to our staff and families in the midst of this unusual year. Donate here 

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! The project will be displayed on the Discovery veranda in January. More details can be found on the PTA website.

Didn’t pick up your art kit? Email volunteer@discoverypta.org to coordinate a pickup.

Get Your NEW Special-Edition Discovery T-shirt

The PTA is giving each Explorer (and 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.  

We will have multiple pickup opportunities:
Mon, Nov. 30 at 12-1:30 pm at the Discovery loop;
Wed, Dec. 2 at 2:30-4:30 pm at Library pickup;
and Thu, Dec. 3 at 11-11:50 am at Library pickup.

Need to Do Some Holiday Shopping?

Our Virtual Book & Game Fair has started! It will run from Monday Nov. 16 through Thursday Dec. 10

Click here to browse a wide selection of wonderful books and educational games.

  • Be sure to check out the Teacher Wish Lists (more coming soon)
  • Consider a financial donation to our book drive for Barcroft Elementary
  • Please feel free to share the link with family and friends. The PTA receives 15% on all purchases.
  • Free shipping on all orders over $30

You can also find this information and online store link on the library webpage.

Save the Date: Bingo Night!

Our next Bingo Night will be Thu, Dec 3 at 6 pm via Zoom. Our last one was a blast, you don’t want to miss this one! We are limiting the number of participants to make it easier for kids to engage, so you must sign up in advance

Yearbook Reminder

NEW PHOTO TOPIC this week!  SUMMER of COVID!! We are looking for photo submissions about your summer during COVID.  Please share a picture and let us know one favorite thing you did over your summer break. You can use the link here or send it to yearbookphotos@discoverypta.org.   Be sure to let us know your student’s name and grade when you upload!  Thank you for all your help! 

Any questions, email jennifer.taylor2@apsva.us or heather.klanderman@apsva.us 

Restaurant Fundraiser for the Outdoor Lab

Calling all burrito lovers: Foil your dinner plans and stop by the Chipotle at 4520 Lee Hwy in Arlington for a fundraiser on Saturday, November 21 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. We're raising money to support The Outdoor Lab (Arlington Outdoor Education Association), so just mention the fundraiser at checkout and they'll donate 33% of the proceeds to the cause! More info at www.outdoorlab.org

Spread Kindness with the 2020 Gifts That Give Hope Kindness Calendar

As part of Arlington's 10th Annual Gifts That Give Hope Alternative Giving Fair, spread kindness with the Gifts That Give Hope Kindness Calendar! Click to download, or print the attached calendar and complete an act of kindness each day with your family. The CCPTA is participating this year!

Mark your calendar for November 23rd when the 2020 Gifts That Give Hope Online Fair will open. Give back to our community during this time of more needs than ever, by supporting charitable giving for 18 deserving nonprofit organizations. With a variety of gift items to donate on behalf of a loved one, this year you can choose a digital download to print or email, or receive a card in the mail to personalize and send. We are also excited to introduce our first ever online Kids Fair, to teach children the importance of giving this holiday season. 

Also, make sure to follow us on Twitter (@novagiveshope) & Instagram, and like us on Facebook! Visit us at ARLGivesHope.org to learn more, and spread the word to your friends & family! Thank you for your generosity and giving gifts of hope this holiday season!

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