Originally delivered on 9/2/2021 4:00 pm

SUBJECT: PTA News 9/2: Enrichment, T-shirts, & more...

Thursday, September 2, 2021
In This Issue:
  • Registration for After-School Enrichment Opens Tomorrow!
  • Ice Cream Social: Friday, 9/17 at 6:30 pm
  • Grade Level T-shirts Available
  • Online Ordering for Discovery Merchandise
  • Reflections “I Will Change the World By…”
  • Volunteer with the PTA!
  • Community News

Don’t forget to sign up for the PTA! It’s quick and easy! The Discovery PTA provides financial and volunteer support for a wide range of school programs and community-building activities. Your membership helps support our programming and provides you access to the online directory of other parents. Sign up here.

Events & Programs
Registration for After-School Enrichment Opens Tomorrow!

Baroody after-school enrichment registration opens Friday, September 3 at 9 am. LEGO, basketball, Spanish, robotics, even slime...there’s something for everyone! To see the full list of offerings, click here. Registration will close on Sunday, September 26.

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Ice Cream Social: Friday, 9/17 at 6:30 pm

We will be holding an ice cream social for all Explorers and their families on Friday, September 17 at 6:30-8 pm. Join us on the Discovery veranda for ice cream treats while you catch up with old friends and meet new ones! 

Please note: the building will be closed, so there will be no bathroom access. Masks are required when not eating or drinking. 

Grade Level T-shirts Available

If you missed us at the Open House and want a grade-level shirt, please email your student’s grade level and size to gradelevelshirts@discoverypta.org. Orders can be placed until Friday, September 10 and will be available for pickup the week of September 13. Pick up instructions will be emailed to you when your order is confirmed. 

Shirts are $10 and are available for Pre-K through 5th grade.

Online Ordering for Discovery Merchandise!

For anything other than grade-level shirts, you can order directly online! We have moved to a new merchandise ordering system. It will follow the Scholastic book order model: you will have a window of time to place an order; when the window closes, items will be shipped and then distributed to your student at school. There will be multiple opportunities to order throughout the school year.

The first order window is open until October 4. We have LOTS of new items this year! Check them out.  

Reflections “I Will Change the World By…”

For over 50 years, National PTA's Reflections program has provided opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life. Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. 

Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. Top winners from the local level have the opportunity to advance to the council, state and national level. The student-selected theme for the 2021-2022 program year is I Will Change the World By....

To learn more about this program, click here.

Volunteer with us!

The PTA needs your help! We have several volunteer jobs open, with more to come as the year progresses. Volunteering with the PTA is fun, easy, and a great way to get to know other parents. And we can't host fun events and programs without your help. Check out our website for more information on open positions and email president@discoverypta.org with questions. 

Community News
Girls On The Run!

Registration for the Girls On The Run program for Discovery Elementary is open! We have two teams running this fall and girls in grades 3-5 are eligible. 

AM Team: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM.

PM Team: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM. 

Registration is open through September 7th. For more information and to register visit https://gotrnova.org.

Girl Scouts at Discovery Elementary

Girl Scout Troups are now forming at Discovery Elementary.

Learn more!

Cub Scouts at Discovery Elementary
Fundraising Reminders

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 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.

Harris Teeter Logo

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.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

We are currently offering sponsorship opportunities on the PTA website and newsletters. Becoming a sponsor allows you to advertise your business while supporting our PTA. If you know anyone who is looking to market their business or may be interested in becoming a sponsor, please let us know at fundraising@discoverypta.org.

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