Originally delivered on 12/10/2020 4:00 pm

SUBJECT: PTA News 12/10: Restaurants, Yearbooks, & more...


December 10, 2020

In This Issue:

  • LAST Day for the Virtual Book + Game Fair
  • Togetherness Day: TOMORROW
  • Thank You
  • Restaurant Night
  • Holiday Gift Card Drive
  • Weekend Bags Program
  • Yearbook Update: Sports and Purchase Link

NEXT PTA MEETING: Tuesday, December 15 @ 7 pm. Don't miss out! Along with our regular board updates, we will be announcing a slew of new PTA events for January/February. December’s guest speaker will be Gretchen Odegard, Barcroft Elementary School’s PTA President, chatting about our newly formed (Discovery/Barcroft) community partnership. The link to join us on Zoom will be posted on the PTA website on Tuesday morning.


Only a Few Hours Left for the Book Fair! 

Don’t delay! Order from our virtual book and game fair up until 11:59 pm tonight! Click here to browse a wide selection of wonderful books and educational games.

  • This is a great way to support our teachers! Purchased books will be shipped directly to them, for use in their classrooms. On the Book Fair landing page, select School Wish Lists from the menu across the top to find your teacher!
  • 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.

TOMORROW is Togetherness Day!

On Friday, Dec. 11, all Explorers and teachers are invited to wear their new, school-wide Discovery t-shirts! We can’t wait to see everyone. If you haven’t gotten your t-shirt, email volunteer@discoverypta.org ASAP (before 9pm!!) to arrange a pickup. No cost—shirts are free!

Thank You!

A very special thank you to all of the families who contributed to the No Frills Fundraiser!  The PTA was able to raise nearly $7500!  Your generosity is very much appreciated, and the PTA plans to put the funds to good use for our teachers and students!

Restaurant Night on December 15, 16 and 17

Zofia's Kitchen - pierogies, sandwiches, soups, and desserts
Dec 15, 16, 17
Delivery and pick up (Ballston Commons) available. 
20% of your check will be donated to the PTA.
enter code DISCOVERY in order for us to receive credit for the purchase.

Holiday Gift Card Drive for Discovery Families

Help our PTA support Discovery families this holiday season. 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.  The link to sign up is here. Thank you for your support so far this year!

 Yearbook Reminder

NEW PHOTO TOPIC this week!  SPORTS! We are looking for photo submissions of your Explorer involved in whatever sports or exercise they enjoy! Please share a picture and let us know your favorite sport/exercise. You can use the link here or send it to yearbookphotos@discoverypta.org. Be sure to include your student’s name and grade when you upload!  

Purchase your copy of the Discovery Yearbook NOW! Don’t miss out on ordering your yearbook, created by ALL of YOU!  Thank you for all your help in making this historic yearbook possible. Order your copy here! Yearbooks are $15.

Steps for ordering your yearbook:

  • Use the link provided above to access the Online Pay Website. Click on the Register button.
  • Fill in the required information and click Submit.  **This step is ONLY registering your info...NOT ordering**
  • You will be taken to your Account Page. To view the product, click on the Memory Book by Jostens logo at the top of the screen.
  • Choose the Standard Yearbook. Once you have selected the yearbook, you will need to enter your student’s name and choose the class they are in. You will need to enter this information for each student you are ordering yearbooks for. 
  • Select quantity. Continue to checkout. Follow prompts to check out. 

**NOTE: you will receive an email confirming your purchase from Memory Book by Jostens. This is your receipt** 

Please email questions 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