Originally delivered on 2/4/2021 4:01 pm

SUBJECT: PTA News 2/4: Spirit Day is 2/5 & more...


February 4, 2021

In This Issue:

  • Town Hall and PTA Meeting: Feb 9th
  • Valentines for Seniors
  • Weekend Bags Program
  • Challenging Racism: Building Understanding (3 Part Series)
  • Bingo: Feb 23rd
  • Yearbook Update: Music Photos and Purchase Link

Spirit Day Tomorrow: Celebrate your favorite team! On Feb 5th, wear your favorite jersey, cap, socks---whatever you’ve got!


Town Hall on Concurrent Teaching Model
and PTA Meeting, Feb 9th

On Tues, Feb 9th, Discovery staff will host a Town Hall to describe and answer questions about the Concurrent Model of Instruction for grades 3 through 5, from 6:30 - 7:00 pm. The PTA meeting will follow at 7 pm. A Google Link will be sent to all families shortly before the start of the town hall. The same link will be your access to the PTA meeting. Please save questions about Return to School logistics until further Town Halls. This meeting will feature the Concurrent Model.


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 10 in the Valentine box.

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 Tue, Feb. 23 at 5:30 pm via Zoom and sign up here.  *Advanced sign-up is required*


This week we are looking for ART PHOTOS! Do you have a photo of your Explorer creating, drawing, painting, using sidewalk chalk?  Send them in for the ART page!! Use the link for Art here or send it to yearbookphotos@discoverypta.org.

Be creative and have fun!! 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