Discovery Primary Update

November 1, 2021

A Note From the Principal

Dear Discovery Families,


Well just like that it is November! I want to start with a huge shout out to our PTO. Our Discovery PTO team has worked hard to support our students through our many school events. They have also poured out love on our teachers providing snacks and inspiration and have provided fun activities for our students.


During conferences we had an amazing book fair hosted by PTO. Thank you to all who both helped with this event and supported it through purchasing books for your family. Funds raised during our book fair support funding books for the library as well as books for the classroom and for students with financial need. We have such a supportive community at Discovery.

In addition to the Book Fair this month PTO volunteers organized and held a very successful Walkathon Fundraiser. A big thank you goes out to PTO leaders and the many families who participated. Results and pictures are below in this newsletter. I truly don’t think there is any goal we can’t accomplish when we work together. Thank you!


Finally, I hope you have a wonderful time with your family this month. We have some fun events planned at school, so take a look at the calendar in this newsletter as well as communications from your child's teacher.


If you have any questions about Discovery please ask. Your questions are probably questions that other people have and we would like to hear them. Our goal is to serve the needs of students in our school. My contact information is at the bottom of this newsletter.


Happy November all!


Julie Bartlett, Principal

Discovery Primary School

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Calendar of Events

November 1: Late Start Monday

November 2: Election Day

November 4: Picture Make UP Day

November 8: Late Start Monday

November 9: PTO Meeting 6:30 ( zoomlink:https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83109887330?pwd=aXYzeTI4UEpEMlJ2VUdXSjRoN3RjQT09 )

November 9: Desert with the Principals during afternoon recess for top funding raising individuals. Families will be contacted by their classroom teacher

November 10: Pizza Party for top fundraising classes (Lundeen, Richardson, Ebbers, Smerer)

November 11: No School Veteran's Day

November 15: Late Start Monday

November 22: Late Start Monday

November 24: Crazy Hair Day

November 24: Early Release

November 25-26: Thanksgiving Break

November 29: Late Start Monday

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Veteran's Pictures Needed

Do you know a Veteran? If so we would love to include their picture in our upcoming Veteran's Day Celebration Presentation. Please email pictures to Jessica Blakeway. .jblakeway@fifeschools.com

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Counselor's Corner

In October, students learned about feelings/emotions. We worked to expand our feeling vocabulary from mad, sad, and happy to include words like frustrated, angry, upset, excited, calm, and relaxed. During the month of November, students will be learning about different strategies they can use to help themselves when they have big feelings. Some of those strategies include deep breathing, taking a break, talking to someone, taking a drink of water, or counting. To find out more, visit Discovery’s Counseling Website.

Tom and Tina Turkey's Food Drive

Tom & Tina Turkey are counting on you to give them a beautiful feather tail!


For every 10 items your class brings, they’ll get a feather to go on Tom or Tina.

For every 100 items your class brings, they’ll get a GLITTER feather to go on Tom or Tina!

The class that brings the most for each grade will get a surprise!


Our school goal is 3,500 items!

If we reach that goal, we’ll have a crazy hair day on Wednesday November 24th!


What can you bring?

Canned Foods (tuna, soup, ravioli, diced tomatoes, formula, baby food, vegetables)

Individually Packaged Food (cup o’ noodles, microwaveable cups of mac & cheese, applesauce pouches, granola bars, oatmeal packets, pretzels)

Personal Care Products (toothpaste, toothbrushes, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, baby wipes, diapers size 3 & up, dish soap, paper towels, laundry soap)

**you do not need to separate items. For example, a box of 12 juice boxes = 12 items!**


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A Note From our Nurse

Families please send in a change of clothes for your child in their backpack. We have changed a large amount of muddy pants from recess in the past few days and we are running low on supply in the health room.


Below is a helpful health screening chart. You may want to refer to it if your child is sick. Please note the Class A and Class B symptoms and follow guidelines accordingly.

Covid Parent Screening Chart

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Vaccinations Offered

Omlife has scheduled a COVID-19 Vaccine clinic on October 30th beginning at 2 p.m. They will administer vaccines for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd doses. The FDA/CDC has approved booster shots for Pzifer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COPVID-19 vaccines. CDC Booster Info.


Booster shots are available for those who completed their vaccinations at least 6 months ago and:

  • 65 and older,
  • people 18-64 at high risk of severe COVID-19 and
  • people 18-64 who live or work in situations where they are at increased risk of severe COVID-19

Interested individuals can sign up at www.covid19tacoma.com/fife21.

In addition, Omlife will be offering the flu shot which can be administered at the same time. Flu/COVID shot

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