Originally delivered on 12/3/2020 4:00 pm

SUBJECT: PTA News 12/3: Togetherness Day and more...


December 3, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Virtual Book and Game Fair is almost over
  • Togetherness Day is Friday, December 11
  • Holiday Gift Card Drive
  • Weekend Bags Program
  • Yearbook Reminder
  • School Board Meeting Dec 3rd
  • CCPTA Book Drive
Yearbook Photos—WE NEED YOUR HELP! Yearbook portraits MUST be submitted by Dec. 8! In order for your child’s photo to be included this year, we must receive a portrait from you. Please see the PTA website for more info.

Only a Few Days Left for the Book Fair!

Just a few days left to order from our virtual book and game fair! Click here to browse a wide selection of wonderful books and educational games. It will run through Thursday Dec. 10 so don’t delay!

  • Teacher Wish Lists—this is a great way to support our teachers! Purchased books will be shipped directly to them, for use in their classrooms.
  • 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
  • Consider a financial donation to our book drive for Barcroft Elementary

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

Togetherness Day: Friday, Dec. 11

Thank you to everyone who has picked up their shirts! If you didn’t get one, please email volunteer@discoverypta.org to arrange a pickup.

All Explorers and teachers are invited to wear their new, school-wide Discovery t-shirts on Friday, December 11! We can’t wait to see everyone.



Holiday Gift Card Drive for Discovery Families

Help our PTA provide assistance to Discovery families this holiday season. We will deliver gift cards to those in need. To donate a gift card (to grocery stores, Target, Amazon, etc.), please drop it off at the veranda during Library Grab and Go (2:30-4:30PM-Wednesdays) or the main office (8:30-3:30PM, Monday-Friday) until Dec. 17.

Weekend Bags Program

Please consider donating to the Weekend Bag program for Barcroft ES families. Sign up here.

 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.  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.

School Board Meeting Tonight, December 3

On Thurday, Dec. 3, at 7 pm the School Board will hold their next Meeting. The Superintendent will present the School Year 2020-21 Update. Action will be taken on Elementary School Boundaries. Action will be taken on the School Year 2021-22 Calendar and on Barcroft Elementary Calendar Alignment.

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