Discovery Weekly Newsletter

Week of May 25

Administrative Update

Happy Memorial Day Weekend Families,


Hopefully you have had an opportunity to enjoy the awesome weather! As we prepare for the end of the year we ask for you thoroughly read the information below and email your classroom teacher with any questions you may have. Also we ask for your patience and understanding as we navigate through this tough time.


Thursday, 5/28 and Friday, 5/29 - LCPS and Discovery Material Drop Off ( i.e. - library books )

Time: 8:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Bus loop

  • Please place your items in a bag when returning these into the bins. No staff members will be present during this process


Monday, 6/1 - Medication Pick Up

Time: 9:00 - 12:00

Location: Bus Loop


Discovery will use the following procedure:

The State of VA and VDOE requirements do not allow storage of medications over the summer. Any medication remaining after this FINAL pick up event will be destroyed


1. Parent/guardian will pull up to the curb, with a photo ID. Mask and face coverings are recommended. Parent will get out of the car.

2. Nurse will confirm parent ID at the medication pick up table.

3. Nurse will obtain the student's name and DOB from the parent/guardian.

4. Nurse will compare the student name and DOB provided by the parent/guardian with the medication or supplies to be picked up.

5. Parent will take medication/supplies and steps back from the table.

6. Nurse will confirm receipt form completion and the process is then complete.

7. Nurse will then wipe down the table, pen, and clip board with Virex after each pickup. Please bring your own pen, if possible.

8. Nurse will also sanitize hands or change gloves between parent pickups.


Wednesday, 6/3 - Parent Pick Up

Time: 9:00 - 12:00

Location: Kiss-N-Go Line

Last Name - A-G


Thursday, 6/4 - Parent Pick Up

Time: 9:00 - 12:00

Location: Kiss-N-Go Line

Last Name - H - O


Friday, 6/5 - Parent Pick Up

Time: 9:00 - 12:00

Location: Kiss-N-Go Line

Last Name - P - Z


Thursday, 6/11 - Parent Pick Up Make up date

Location: Kiss-N-Go Line

Time: 10:00 - 12:00


All Items not picked up will be discarded.

Discovery will use the following procedure during parent pick up:

  1. Parent/guardian will pull up to the curb with student name(s) and teacher written clearly on a piece of paper, mask and face coverings are recommended.

  2. Staff member will radio into gymnasium for needed belongings

  3. Parent opens trunk of car

  4. Staff member places bagged items into trunk of car, closes trunk, and signals to parent that items are delivered

  5. Parent exits car rider line


Unless moving outside of Loudoun county, ALL students will keep their computers to use over the summer and take their device with them to their next grade levels (including students transferring to other LCPS schools).


Finally, for any family that DOES NOT want, nor plan on picking up their child’s belongings/school supplies, please complete this simple form by Monday, 5/25. This is not for medication pick up!


Again please reach out with any questions you may have and remember to be kinder than necessary because everyone is going through something.


Your Dean,

Ashley Tyson, M.Ed

This Weeks Save the Dates

PTO Update

The PTO hopes everyone had an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend, honoring those who are no longer with us!


The year is winding down and we have another week under our belts! Don’t forget to order your school supplies for next year. The link is listed just below in the newsletter.


Also, you may want to consider checking out your teacher’s favorite things, a nice way to provide them with a little bit of sunshine to start their summer.


Erin Sullivan & Kristin Stephens

PTO Presidents

discoverydonationsandevents@gmail.com


Stay Connected:

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FB @discovery.pto.trailblazers

Twitter @discoverypto1

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ

Trailblazers - it is very important that you please take the time to thoroughly read the information noted below and understand our upcoming drop off and pick up schedules and processes. During this unique and new process we ask for everyone’s utmost patience and understanding as we navigate this together! Our team has worked tirelessly to develop a safe plan for our teachers and families.


A few notes to highlight...


  • Unless moving outside of Loudoun county, ALL students will keep their computers to use over the summer and take their device with them to their next grade levels (including students transferring to other LCPS schools).
  • For any family that DOES NOT want, nor plans on picking up their child’s belongings/school supplies, please complete this simple form by Monday, 5/25. This is not for medication pick up!

Please take note of the following dates and times outlined below for specific drop off / pick up occasions....

LCPS & Discovery Material Drop Off

WHEN: May 28 and May 29; 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

WHERE: Bus loop


We will be offering curbside drop off for any Discovery items that still need to be returned. This will mainly be library books, but could also be any borrowed items from your child’s classroom. When returning these items, please place them into a bag. (Families with multiple students may bag everything together.) There is no requirement to label the bag of materials with your students’ name(s).


You may drop these items off between the hours of 8:00 am - 2:00 pm on Thursday, 5/28 and Friday 5/29.There will be flat bed, bins, and/or trash can on wheels located at the front of Discovery by our main entrance where you may place these items. You can easily pull into our bus loop to return these items.

Medication Pick Up

WHEN: June 1; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

WHERE: Bus Loop


Discovery will use the following procedure:


The State of VA and VDOE requirements do not allow storage of medications over the summer. Any medication remaining after this FINAL pick up event will be destroyed

  • Parent/guardian will pull up to the curb, with a photo ID. Mask and face coverings are recommended. Parent will get out of the car.
  • Nurse will confirm parent ID at the medication pick up table.
  • Nurse will obtain the student's name and DOB from the parent/guardian.
  • Nurse will compare the student name and DOB provided by the parent/guardian with the medication or supplies to be picked up.
  • Parent will take medication/supplies and steps back from the table.
  • Nurse will confirm receipt form completion and the process is then complete.
  • Nurse will then wipe down the table, pen, and clip board with Virex after each pickup. Please bring your own pen, if possible.
  • Nurse will also sanitize hands or change gloves between parent pickups.

PARENT PICK UP

WHEN: June 3 - 5, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (by alpha order noted below)

WHERE: Kiss-n-Go Line


Retrieving your child’s supplies and items still remaining in the classroom will occur between Wednesday, 6/3 and Friday, 6/5. For this process we will use Discovery’s car rider line as all student items will be located in the gymnasium. When arriving we ask that you clearly write down your students name and teacher on a piece of paper to hold up when you come to pick up your belongings. When you pull up, we will retrieve your belongings and then we ask that you open your trunk so we may place the contents into your trunk. This will maximize our everyone’s safety.


Please follow the schedule below by alpha order...


Wednesday, 6/3

Last Name - A - G


Thursday, 6/4

Last Name - H - O


Friday, 6/5

Last Name - P - Z

PARENT PICK UP - (MAKE UP DATE)

WHEN: June 11; 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

WHERE: Kiss-N-Go Line


All Items not picked up will be thrown away.


Discovery will use the following procedure during parent pick up:

  • Parent/guardian will pull up to the curb with student name(s) and teacher written clearly on a piece of paper, mask and face coverings are recommended.
  • Staff member will radio into gymnasium for needed belongings
  • Parent opens trunk of car
  • Staff member places bagged items into trunk of car, closes trunk, and signals to parent that items are delivered
  • Parent exits car rider line

Time to Order Supplies for next year

The Discovery Sprout store is open for orders! Your school's store is located at the link below and the code is DES005.


Get your back-to-school shopping done in minutes and never leave home with the Discovery (LCPS) Elementary back-to-school supplier. The exact, teacher approved supplies for every grade level are just a couple clicks away. Use the School Code: DES005


Skip the trip and the crowds at the store. Order with Sprout to enjoy FREE school delivery and have your student’s supplies waiting for you at school upon your return.


Enjoy your summer, Sprout will still be ready to support your students and communities’ back-to-school!

Help Us Thank our Health Care Workers

Hi Trailblazers! Our amazing and generous technology teacher Mrs Smith, has been spending her quarantine time making face shields for local health care workers. She has teamed up with a couple of other schools and they have been using 3-D printers to make these life saving face shields.


If you would like to help with this project, she is asking for you to write a thank you note, draw a picture, or just send words of encouragement. Attached below you will find a flyer with six different drop off locations in our neighborhoods. Look for a plastic tub marked “Health Care notes”. You can leave them with no contact and they will then be added to each face shield package.


If you would like to donate funds for supplies to make the shield you may donate to their GoFund Me acct.


Mrs. Smith was also featured recently on NBC4 News for her amazing work! See the newslink below.


Let’s show our Discovery Love!!

NBC4 Video

Tech Teachers Use 3D Printers to Make Thousands of Face Shields

Helping Our Community

Dearest Discovery Families,


I am truly humbled by all the support and generosity you have shown during these past few weeks. I am so grateful for all of you and your kind hearts. I just want to remind you all that if there is ever a need please reach out to me. No one has to be alone during this time of uncertainty when you belong to a family as big and kind as the Discovery family.


If you have any questions about giving or receiving assistance please see the resources below or feel free to contact me at my email also noted below. Please know that all conversations written or verbal are completely confidential.


Please stay safe.

Neremaan Qureshi

Parent Liaison

Neremaan.Qureshi@lcps.org.

ways to Donate or help financially

Community Foundation Emergency Relief Fund

Providing relief to those affected by COVID-19 in Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.

3D Print COVID-19 Face Shields NoVa

Mrs Smith has been using 3D printers to make face shields for local health care workers. The team is seeking donations to help fund additional printers to make more shields.

Loudoun Education Foundation

Help mail school supply kits to LCPS students who may lack access to basic school supplies. The red "Sponsor a $25 Kit" button will direct you to the LEF Donation page where you should select, "School Supply Kits."

Mobile Hope Loudoun

Helping to improve the lives of homeless youth in Loudoun County.

Northern Virginia Diaper Bank

Committed to alleviating the inadequate supply of diapers which put families with babies and young children at an increased risk for health problems and complications.

Where Help is Available

COVID-19 Emergency Fund and Helpline

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington and Loudoun Cares are offering financial support to individuals impacted by COVID-19 that led to a loss of wages or the loss of employment.

Loudoun Hunger Relief

Loudoun Hunger Relief provides fresh groceries for the whole family, as well as other emergency resources during this time of COVID-19.

Mobile Hope - Listen for the Honk

Mobile Hope continues to focus on collecting food and hygiene products and distributing them into neighborhoods, through their program called Listen for the Honk.

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer

A temporary food benefit available to families with children who would have received free or reduced-price meals if schools were open.

LCPS Meal Service

The LCPS meals service is continuing to provide breakfasts and lunches for students throughout the week. Please visit the interactive map to identify the nearest bus stop for mobile service and the list of schools where meals are being provided is also available online.


Pick-up meal service from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm remains open at Broad Run High School, as well as other school locations noted in the links above. The locations (and times) servicing the Broad Run High School Cluster are as noted below..


10:07 AM Dodge Terrace & Thatcher Terrace

10:07 AM Silo Creek Terrace & Greenstable Square 2

10:09 AM Windmill Drive @ Crittenden Park/Pool

10:09 AM Farmwell Station Middle School Bus Stop

10:11 AM Dominion Trails Elementary Bus Stop

10:19 AM Summerwood Circle Shopping Center

10:22 AM Gloucester Parkway & Tillman Terrace

10:23 AM Home Depot/ Giant on Greenway Corporate Drive

10:28 AM Goose Preserve Drive @ The Tot Lot

10:31 AM Golden Meadow Circle @ The Pool

10:33 AM Navajo Drive/Apache Circle & Mohegan Drive

10:34 AM Hartley Place & Hyde Park Drive

10:36 AM Killawog TE & Potter TE

10:44 AM Russell Branch Parkway & San Joaquin Terrace

10:46 AM Blossom Hill Terrace @ Blossom Hill Terrace

10:57 AM Courtland Drive & Crew Square

10:58 AM Grottoes Drive @ Pool

11:00 AM Discovery Elementary Bus Stop

11:01 AM Lotto Shopping Center On Michener Drive

11:13 AM Cheltenham Circle @ Pool

11:30 AM Stoneyrun Place & Stone Roses Circle

11:47 AM Estate Place & Oldetowne Place

Meal Delivery Help Guide

Here Comes the Bus is an app for your phone, or web-based application, that will let you know when your bus is approaching your meal stop location and let you see in real-time the location of the bus. For further detail and instructions on how to use, please see the PDFs attached below or click on the button.


NOTE: Our County Code is: 79902

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