Discovery Weekly Newsletter

Week of March 18, 2019

Principals Corner

It is great to hear spring in the air, feel the warmer weather outside, and now March Madness is just around the corner. I know many households will be glued to the T.V. following the games and action over the course of the tournament. This time can bring such excitement and energy around an event. On Saturday, 3/23 at 6:30 p.m. in Broad Run’s gymnasium we are hoping to bring the same level of joy and excitement to our students during Discovery’s Volleyball game. This year, Mr. Brown and I will be selecting teams that will compete against each other and let me tell you the competitive juices are already flowing with the staff in preparation for the game. As well as students, whom are starting to determine which team they should root for during Saturday’s game! We hope that your family will be able to join us for a fun and exciting evening.

Don’t forget that 3/29 and 4/1 are student holidays and school will be closed those two days so teachers can wrap up 3rd quarter report cards. It is truly hard to believe that we are heading into the 4th quarter! As you know the last quarter is also filled with much excitement with many exciting events, but it also testing season for our students in grades 3-5. Remember it is always important that your children are arriving to school on time. They need to be in their seats and ready to learn, no later than 7:50 in the morning. We ask that you please try to schedule any appointments for after school hours. Finally, a nutritious well rounded dinner and a well-balanced breakfast will help your children be successful each school day. We appreciate your support and providing positive encouragement for your children to be successful each day at school and during the upcoming testing season. Please be on the lookout for additional information coming home regarding how you can support your child and Discovery during this time of the year.

In closing, I wanted to highlight our incredible Art teacher, Heidi Zimmerman, who hosted another great 4th grade Art night on March 7th. This was an incredible event attended by many students and parents. We are so grateful that Ms. Zimmerman is so passionate about creating and celebrating Art in a manner that promotes family fun. Thank you, Ms. Zimmerman!

Your Principal,

Christopher Painter

Mark Your Calendars

Mr. Painter's Team vs. Mr. Brown's Team

Discovery's Volleyball Match!

Saturday, March 23rd, 6:30pm

21670 Ashburn Road

Ashburn, VA

THIS SATURDAY at Broad Run High School! Don't miss out on the big Volleyball Duel of Mr. Painter's team versus Mr. Brown's team amongst Discovery teachers, staff, and maybe even some guest players! To pre-order tickets, click on the flyer below.

Doors open at 6:30pm & games will begin at 7:00pm. Walk-ins welcome.

A big thank you to our generous sponsors!

Williams Martial Arts

Ashburn Orthodontics

Loudoun Pediatric Dentistry

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Seeking Volunteers and Donations for the Volleyball Match

We are currently seeking volunteers and donations for the following in regards to the Volleyball Match this Saturday:

We thank you in advance!

PTO Update

Our current PTO Board has reached their term limits and will be looking for replacements for next school year. Being on the Board is a great way to get involved and make a difference in the lives of every Discovery student. If interested, but would like more information, please reach out to Joy Widding at

2019-2020 School Supply Kits Now On Sale

Believe it or not, we are already thinking about next school year! Save yourself time and aggravation by buying your school supplies online. Kits will be delivered to the school in August and waiting for you in the classroom. Order before May 1 and be entered to win a FREE supply kit! Visit this link to order and use our online code: DES005.

Yearbooks are on Sale!

The 2018-2019 Yearbooks are now on sale! Order forms were sent home with your child a couple of weeks ago or you may order online by April 12 for $20. When ordering online, use the School Code: 11868319.

Volunteers needed in the Music Classroom

Hey parents! Miss Heck and Miss Zumbach are looking for sharp parent volunteers to help around the classroom. Volunteers would be a huge support during our 3rd Grade Musical in March, along with aiding in the finishing touches needed for class manipulatives to make music more engaging for all students. Let your talents sing in the music room, your help would be instrumental to us!

Sign up here. Thank you in advance!

Lost & Found

Has your child lost a lunch box? Their jacket or water bottle? The Lost and Found area is located right outside of the cafeteria. All items will be donated at the end of each month to a local charity.

Please label your child’s belongings; it’s the best way to be sure it gets found or returned quickly.

Discovery's Calendar



  • 1 - Student Holiday; No School
  • 15-19 - Spring Break

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