Discovery Update

February 1, 2022

A Message From the Principal

We have officially begun the second half of the school year. We just completed our school wide DIBELS reading assessment. In addition, we completed our first report card period. Report cards should be coming home February 4 or February 7. If you have questions about either the DIBELS assessment or the report card, please contact your child’s teacher.


We have some exciting events for students this month, including 100 Day Celebrations, School Spirit - Wear a Hat Day , and the Virtual Family Science Night.


Our regularly scheduled conference dates will be March 9 - 11. Teachers will get more information to you regarding conferences later this month or early in March.


In closing I want to wish you all a fantastic February! I am looking forward to the events ahead.


Sincerely,

Julie Bartlett, Principal

Discovery Primary School

Upcoming Events

February 1 - Kinder Classes Begin Checking out Books This Week

February 5 - OmLife Clinic Vaccinations by Appointment

February 7 - Late Start Monday

February 8 - PTO Meeting Zoom https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83109887330?pwd=aXYzeTI4UEpEMlJ2VUdXSjRoN3RjQT09

February 10 - Virtual Science Night

February 14 - Late Start Monday

February 18 - 21 No School Mid-Winter Break

February 25 - School Spirit Day Wear a Hat To School

February 28 - Late Start Monday

Omlife Clinic - February 5, 2022

Omlife is providing a clinic for students and adults to be vaccinated against COVID-19 on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Columbia Junior High School.

Vaccine Information

Pfizer for Ages 5+

Moderna ages 18+

Johnson and Johnson/Jan ages 18+

***Students under 17 must have a parent, guardian, or legal representative present at the clinic.

***Booster shots are available for those who completed their vaccinations at least 5 months ago. Pfizer booster is available for 12+ and Moderna for 18+ years and older. CDC Booster Information

Flu shots and TDAP (for 12-18 years) vaccines are also available. More information is provided on the Omlife link.

***All individuals must be registered prior to the event.

Interested individuals may register at https://covid19tacoma.com/fife0205/
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Parent Drop off and Pick UP

Please watch the speed when picking up students after school. Surprise Lake Middle School Principal, Mark Beddes is asking that if you need to use the SLMS area and you don't need to park, please use the drive through area next to the school entrance and not the parking area. The time we let students out at Discovery is the same time teachers and SLMS are ending their shift for the day and leaving for home. Some cars are driving too fast through the parking area and it is causing concern. If you are parking in the area to come pick up your student note that there is one entrance and one exit. There are signs directing how the flow should go.

Read and Lead Update

Time to celebrate! Discovery students have been hard at work doing their at home reading! The top 3 classes from each grade level for the month of December have earned a surprise ice cream party, provided by Milton Grocery Outlet. Additionally, the classes with the highest participation for the semester (October-December) have earned a Playdoh party! Reading for at least 10 minutes every day is great for developing a love of reading and has been proven to improve reading and writing skills. Be sure you are tracking your student's reading on the monthly recording log and turn in to your child's teacher at the end of each month. Next semester's celebration will be a Glow Stick Party! Keep reading, Discovery Rockets!
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Please Help Us Spread the WORD - Kindergarten Registration Information Night Coming Soon!

DISCOVERY PRIMARY & FIFE ELEMENTARY

Kindergarten Registration Information Night

WHAT:

Explanation of the kindergarten program offered in 2022 - 2023

Registration process explained

&

Question/Answer Session

WHEN:

MARCH 8th FROM 6:30-7:30

Zoom Link: https://fifeschools.zoom.us/s/82794542566

Pass code: 406569

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device.

***Students must be five years old by August 31, 2022 to register for kindergarten.