Discovery Primary Update

April 1, 2022

A Message From the Principal

Each year in the fall Discovery staff members plant daffodil bulbs in the front of the school. These flowers signify "new beginnings" for us. We know when our bulbs are blooming we will be meeting our goals and our hard work will be paying off. This year the beginning of the bloom was right at the beginning of our conferences where we were able to celebrate great growth students are making.

We are just wrapping up our month long literacy celebration. During the last week of the festival, students all chose a book to take home in our “used books for new homes” event. Most of our books were found on the Great Book Hunt. The March Madness - Battle of the Books was a lot of rousing fun. Reading to students daily is a strategy that helps students become strong readers. Reading the same book on repeated occasions can help students develop fluency and comprehension. Ask your child about The Day the Crayons Quit, The Book with No Words, and Dragons Love Tacos. These were the stand out books this year.

Welcome spring! We have some great fun events planned this month. Please read below for more information.

Spring here we come!

Julie Bartlett, Principal

Discovery Primary School

Important Dates

April 4 - 8: Spring Break No School

April 11: Late Start Monday

April 11 - 15: Kindness Week

April 12 - PTO Meeting 6:30 Zoom Link:

April 18 Late Stare Monday

April 18 - City of Milton Name the Sweeper entries are due

April 25 - Late Start Monday

April 29 - Western Day - Wear your jeans to school

Counselor Corner

Counselor Corner: During the month of April, the counseling classroom lesson focuses on friendship. All students will be learning about good friendship behaviors and those that are not so good. Here are some examples:

  • Good Friendship Behaviors: helping, encouraging, moving on after an argument, playing together, taking turns, and listening to each other

  • Not So Good Friendship Behaviors: telling others what to do, constantly yelling/arguing with each other, making fun of others, and ignoring each other

Want to start more conversations about friendships at home? Try these tips/tricks

  • Ask your child what it means to be a good friend.

  • Ask your child what they did today (or this week) to be a good friend.

  • Talk with your child about what they can do if someone isn’t being a good friend. This might include Kelso’s Choices.

  • Read some children’s books about friendships. Helpful Book Link

Want more information? Try these articles.

Books That May Be Helpful

All are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman

Keywords: diversity, inclusion

Alphabreaths: The ABCs of Mindful Breathing by Christopher Willard, Daniel Rechtschaffen

Keywords: Mindfulness, breathing strategies

Breathe Like a Bear by Kira Willey

Keywords: mindfulness, calm, focus, activities

Breathe with Me by Mariam Gates

Keywords: mindfulness, breathing, calming

Breathing Makes it Better by Christopher Willard and Wendy O’Leary

Keywords: mindfulness, breathing, calming, feelings

Bubble Gum Brain by Julia Cooke

Keywords: growth mindset, perseverance, learning

Cool Down and Work Through Anger by Cheri J. Meiners

Keywords: anger, emotional regulation, coping strategies, calming

Good Morning Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Wake Up Story by Mariam Gates and Sarah Jane Hinder

Keywords: yoga, mindfulness, physical wellness

How Full is your Bucket? For kids by Tom Rath

Keywords: kindness, citizenship, empathy

I Can Handle It by Laurie Wright

Keywords: problem-solving, emotions, mantras

Listening to my Body by Gabi Garcia and Ying Hui Tan

Keywords: yoga, mindfulness, physical wellness

Kindness is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler by Margery Cuyler

Keywords: acts of kindness, citizenship, empathy

Kindness Starts with You: At School by Jacquelyn Stagg

Keywords: kindness, citizenship

Meddy Teddy by Apple Jordan and Nicholas Hong

Keywords: yoga, mindfulness, physical wellness

My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing by Nick OrtnerKeywords: mindfulness, breathing, calming, feelings

My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cooke

Keywords: impulse control, blurting

One by Kathryn Otoshi

Keywords: upstander, mean behavior, empathy

Soda Pop Head by Julia Cook

Keywords: anger, emotions, emotional regulation

The Very Hungry Worry Monsters by Rosie Greening

Keywords: worry, anxiety, emotions

The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach

Keywords: patience, emotions

The Way I Feel by Janan Cain

Keywords: feelings, emotions

When Sophie’s Feelings are Really Really Hurt by Molly Bang

Keywords: feelings, emotions, expression, empathy, creativity

When Worry Takes Hold by Liz Haske

Keywords: worry, anxiety, breathing strategies, emotions

Worry Says What? by Allison Edwards

Keywords: worry, anxiety

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PTO Volunteers Needed

If you would like to volunteer with PTO click here. We could use your help. It's also a really great way to connect with school and other parents.
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A Special Milton Event

Students will be brining home a packet from the City of Milton with an invitation to participate in a coloring contest and/or a Name the Street Sweeper contest. If your child chooses to participate they may bring their entries back to school and give them to their teacher or to Mayor Shanna directly. In the event the packet doesn't make it home it is also included below.
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