Originally delivered on 1/28/2021 4:00 pm

SUBJECT: PTA News 1/28: Valentines, Spirit, & more...


January 28, 2021

In This Issue:

  • Valentines for Seniors
  • Share the Love Event Coming Up
  • Weekend Bags Program
  • Spirit Day on Feb 5th: Favorite Team
  • Challenging Racism: Building Understanding (3 Part Series)
  • Bingo: Feb 23rd
  • Yearbook Update: Music Photos and Purchase Link
  • YHS PTA Online Movie Night: Tomorrow, 1/29

Valentines for Seniors

Everyone can use a little extra love and joy this year, especially seniors living alone. Explorers are encouraged to make them Valentines! Drop off your Valentines at Library Pickup on Wed, Feb. 3 and Wed, Feb. 10 in the Valentine box.

♥️Share the Love Event Coming Up!♥️

Our Fourth Annual Share the Love Event kicks off next week! We have several opportunities for Explorers to “share the love” with others in our area, from making beds for shelter cats and dogs to compiling a scavenger hunt kit for kids seeking shelter from domestic violence. Visit the PTA website for all of the info!

Weekend Bags Program For Barcroft Families

Please consider donating to the Weekend Bag program for Barcroft ES families.  Every week, Discovery families have provided at least 60 families with a bag of essential pantry staples. Now more than ever, families can use the support. There is also an online shopping option. Sign up here!


The notes of kindness and jokes have been a HUGE hit, so keep them coming!

Spirit Day: Favorite Team!   

Celebrate your favorite team on the first Friday in February! On Feb 5th, wear your favorite jersey, cap, socks---whatever you’ve got!

Challenging Racism: Building Understanding (3 Part Series)

The Discovery PTA is offering up an opportunity for parents and faculty to participate in a three part Zoom seminar on the topic of Challenging Racism. All sessions start at 6 pm, are 2 hours long, and will take place on the second Thursday of each month, starting in February (2/11), March (3/11), and April (4/8/). Sign up is required, and only 12 slots will be available on a first come, first served basis. Click HERE for the flyer.


B-I-N-G-O: Tues, February 23 at 5:30pm

Our Bingo Nights have been so much fun, we’re adding more! Mark your calendar for the next one on Tuesday, Feb 23rd at 5:30 pm via Zoom. A sign up will go out next week.


NEW PHOTO TOPIC... MUSIC PHOTO!We are looking for photo submissions of your Explorer playing an instrument or singing! Be creative! 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 


YHS PTA Online Movie Night: Friday, January 29


Onward, Pixar 2020

All APS Students, Families, & Staff are welcome to join movie night this Friday. The event runs from 5:00 pm to 11:59 pm. You can log in and watch at any time within this range. Join the event link here.
Passphrase: CA0B798E0BD1406FB41067D63EBCD510
The movie description can be found here
Google Chrome is the recommended browser. Some devices and smart TVs also allow for projecting the movie onto your TV.
Translation and subtitles are available in numerous languages. Spanish translation and Arabic subtitles are available, among others.
This event is sponsored by the Yorktown High School PTA.

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