Discovery Weekly Newsletter
Week of November 4, 2019
Quarter one has come to an end and I could not be prouder of the students and staff at Discovery Elementary. They all have set and maintained expectation for themselves. As a school, we celebrated filling our trailblazer bucket with two positive behavior incentive rewards. In addition to individual classrooms highlighting areas of achievement.
As we move into Quarter two, I am encouraging everyone to remember our 3 R’s, respectful, responsible, and ready to learn. Placing these characteristics at the forefront will ensure all trailblazers and staff experience successful days. Additionally, I charge everyone to spread kindness around like confetti especially during the upcoming months. While many have high spirits and are excited to see the weather change and celebrate different occasions, some view this time as a remembrance of life’s changes and shortages. Please take every opportunity given to show kindness and share happiness. Feel free to volunteer or donate items to the following locations, my husband and I donate our time at these places:
- Dulles South Food Pantry 703-507-2795
- Women Giving Back 703-554-9386
- Loudoun Salvation Army 703-771-8905
At Discovery, we are sharing the love and joy by gathering non-perishable groceries. Classrooms are adopting anonymous families and in the upcoming weeks we will collect items to donate for families to open gifts for the Holiday. Please contribute in anyway possible, no gift is too small. I truly believe that philanthropy is a learned skill set and at Discovery we cease every opportunity to teach our trailblazers.
As we embark on phase two of our journey, think of ways to help display or contribute to the 3 R’s, kindness, and happiness. Until the next Dean's Den remember to be kinder than necessary because everyone is going through something and to have a great day on purpose!
Ashley Tyson, M.Ed
This Week's Happenings
Monday, 11/4 & Tuesday, 11/5
Come have some fun at Atomic Trampoline, Rocket Fizz and Rita's (Villages at Leesburg) between 12:00-2:00 pm.
Spirit Day - Join us for lunch at Burger Fi (Villages at Leesburg) from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Last night included a well deserved extra hour of sleep, after a busy Halloween week! We hope your goblins stayed dry and you found a way to get rid of all that candy!
Looking ahead, to the coming week, we hope you have made plans to join our spirit day tomorrow, Monday 11/4, at The Village of Leesburg. Atomic Trampoline, Rocket Fizz and Burger Fi are all on the docket!
Get out and VOTE on Tuesday, November 5th!
The music department is busy planning the annual Veteran’s Day assembly. Please consider signing up to bring in an item for the veterans breakfast and their families, to enjoy:
Everyone is invited to join the assembly at 9:30 am!
The Holiday Shoppe is right around the corner...Saturday, December 7; 9:00 am-12:00 pm...stay tuned for more details!
Erin Sullivan & Kristin Stephens
Specialist Spotlight Corner
The 'Art to Remember' fundraiser deadline is this Wednesday, November 6 . Don't miss out on the chance to have your child's beautiful masterpiece reproduced on a wide variety of products. These products make fantastic gifts for friends and family. For convenience and ease, orders can be placed on-line or you may send in a check made out to Art to Remember, with your order form, on Wednesday. Your personalized order form was sent home with your child couple of weeks ago.
2nd grade families, do not miss out on making adorable clay turkey bowls this coming Thursday night, November 7, during 2nd Grade Family Clay Night! The fun begins at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria and runs until 7:30 pm. I look forward to seeing you all on Thursday!
VETERans day assembly - breakfast donations still needed
We are looking forward to our Veteran’s Day Assembly next week on Monday, 11/11. The Music departments puts on a moving and patriotic show that honors those who have served to protect our freedom.
The PTO hosts the breakfast beforehand and would appreciate help with donating some items. Please consider donating through our Sign Up Genius.
All are invited. Parking will be limited, please consider carpooling if possible.
November Parent's Night Out
After School Enrichment Program Update
Did you know...?
Got Holiday Cards on your mind?
Hey Discovery Families~
With the holidays around the corner and as you begin to think about family holiday cards, consider ordering through Minted. They have an amazing selection AND Discovery Elementary is eligible for a discount AND we get a donation at the same time! Win Win. Please use the code: FUNDRAISEDISCOVERYPTO when ordering.
Come have some fun at Atomic Trampoline, Rocket Fizz and Rita's between 12:00-2:00 pm.
Join us for lunch at Burger Fi (Villages at Leesburg) from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Thursday Nights are for Bedtime Blast-Off
Support our School Snack Pantry
Our wonderful Counselors maintain a snack pantry at school for our students who are in need ALL YEAR ROUND! Please consider donating the following items to support this much needed and wonderful program.
- Animal crackers
- Cheez-It crackers
- Fruit snacks
Feel free to bring them into the school office at any point this year. We thank you in advance!
Lost and Found
Has your child lost a lunch box? Their jacket or water bottle? The Lost and Found area is located in Room 122. Kindly check in at the front office for assistance to the Lost and Found. 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.
- 4 & 5 - No School; Student Holiday
- 4 - Spirit Day; Atomic Trampoline (w/Rita's, Fractured Prune, & Rocket Fizz); 12:00-2:00 pm
- 4 - Spirit Day; BurgerFi; 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
- 6 - 'Art to Remember' orders due
- 7 - 2nd Grade Clay Night
- 11 - Veterans Day Assembly
- 17 -Spirit Night; Mod Pizza
- 19 - PTO Meeting; The Zone
- 22 - Parents Night Out
- 25 - Spirit Night; Red Robin
- 27 - 29 - No School; Thanksgiving Holiday