Originally delivered on 2/25/2021 4:00 pm

SUBJECT: PTA News 2/25: Movies, Shirts & more...


February 25, 2021

In This Issue:

  • Diversity and Inclusion Movie Night
  • Weekend Bags Program
  • Grade Level T-Shirts are available
  • Discovery Yard Signs
  • Yeabook Update - Portraits and Books
  • Arlington CCPTA Book Drive

TODAY Discovery marked the 100th Day of School!
We will celebrate this milestone by publicly recognizing the hard work of our Explorers--stop by Discovery's campus today or tomorrow to check it out!

Diversity and Inclusion Movie Night: Ruby Bridges

Explorers are invited to enjoy a movie night hosted by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and funded by the PTA. Students will watch the film Ruby Bridges on Friday, February 26th, and then document their experiences with #DESmovienight. The link we are sharing is only open to Discovery community members. Please do not repost on any personal social media accounts.

How to watch the film:
Website: https://tinyurl.com/5y5e89qo
Passcode: BC557D3917B7497581C2D2B1E7626A66
Availability window: All day Friday 2/26/21 until midnight (24-Hours)


 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!


Grade Level T-shirts

Grade level Tshirts are restocked and available for sale! Email discoverytshirts1@gmail.com with your grade and size request. After placing your order, you will receive a confirmation email with pick up details. 

Act now, as Grade level Tshirt day will be held on Friday, March 26.

KINDERGARTEN SHIRTS: Kindergarten only t-shirts will be available for purchase between 2-4 pm on Monday, March 1 during K classroom visits at Discovery. Shirts are $10 each, and only cash and checks are accepted.

Discovery Yard Signs, Available Once Again!

New to Discovery, or missed us the first time around in September? Now’s your chance to pick up a free Discovery yard sign, courtesy of the PTA, while we still have them in stock. Yard signs will be available for pickup on Wednesday (3/3 & 3/10) during Library Grab and Go (from 2:30-4pm), at our PTA table.


LAST CALL for yearbook PORTRAIT photosWe have received over 75% of our student body...yay!!  If you missed the first opportunity or are new to our Explorer community, and would like your student’s portrait included, please read on!! Guidelines for portraits:

  • File name should be clearly labeled with child’s name, grade level, and teacher (ex: JohnDoeGrade2Pollard.jpeg)
  • No screenshots or images downloaded from social media. Cell phone photos work great!
  • One child per photo (no family, friends, siblings, etc.)
  • Files should be JPEG
  • Student should be visible from the shoulders up

(If you have already submitted your child’s photo, you do not need to submit again!)

Please submit your student’s portrait photo to portraits@discoverypta.org. Photos are due by Friday, March 12th. Deadline extensions will not be possible due to printer’s deadline. 

Questions: reach out to jennifer.taylor2@apsva.us or heatherklanderman@apsva.us


NEWPHOTO TOPIC…YOU & YOUR FAVORITE BOOK! We are creating a “Book Nook”  spread...a first for Discovery yearbook, and we are excited!! Snap a photo of you Explorer reading their favorite book! Along with the photo include a short answer with why they enjoy it. Is it the illustrations, the storyline, a character? We want to know! 

Send your photos to this link 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