DU Newsletter

January 2020 * Explore Excellence*

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Important Dates


  • 1/7/20 Student's Return from Break

  • 1/9/20 PBIS Field Trip for Quarter 2 Winners

  • 1/20/20 No School-MLK Day

  • 1/21 PTO Meeting 3:30pm-4:30pm

  • 1/27 Classroom Spelling Bee

Happy New Year!

I hope that you all have enjoyed time as a family throughout the winter break. We are hard at work at Discover U ensuring that everything is ready for your child's return on Tuesday, January 7th.


As 2020 begins it is always a great opportunity to stop and reflect on the previous year and look forward to the new year. Many people choose to set a new year's resolution, but there is a new idea out there that I happen to love. That is the 'One Word Challenge'. The 'One Word Challenge' can be done as a family. The challenge is simple: lose the long list of changes you want to make this year and instead pick ONE WORD that centers on your character and creates a vision for your future. Here are a few examples of words picked by others: joy, laugh, growth, lead, connect, gratitude, shine, flourish.


At Discover U we pick one word to start each school year. Our word for this school year is EMPOWER. Empower means to make stronger and more confident. This is our goal everyday this year and is one of our 3 values NURTURE, INSPIRE, EMPOWER.


Enjoy each and everyday with your family and we cannot wait to see you!

Flashback From Quarter 1 & 2

It's Getting Cold Out!

We know that it is starting to get chilly out. Even with the chilly temperatures Discover U still proudly supports a uniform policy.


To stay warm in class, students may wear a solid long sleeve shirt under their polo. They may also wear a DU sweatshirt or a solid navy blue uniform sweater/cardigan (see pictures below).


We recommend that students put their names on their sweaters and cardigans in case they get lost.


Shirts and sweaters are for sale in the front office. Please call if you have any questions 623-974-4827.

Quarter 2 Classroom Attendance

Congratulations to Mrs. Leonard's 5th graders for winning our quarter 2 popcorn and movie party!


Research shows that when students attend school consistently it is more likely they will succeed in their academics and in their future. To support student attendance we have exciting incentives for our classrooms with perfect attendance.


Remember it is the law in Arizona that all students must be in school 90% of the time. This means the most days students can miss in a school year is 18 days. Please be sure to get your child to school on time and regularly.

Donations Needed

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Interested in Volunteering?

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We encourage families to volunteer at Discover U. Volunteering can include time in your child's classroom, preparing materials at school or at home, attending PTO meetings and working school events. Please talk to your child's teacher or the front office to learn more.

Please read our Volunteer Handbook. In order to volunteer at Discover U, you must have the following:
We ask that volunteers make alternative arrangements for non-school age children when volunteering to minimize classroom distractions.

Angela Wegner, Principal

Angela Wegneris honored to lead Discover U. She earned her master’s degree in Educational Leadership and her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the Arizona State University. Her work has been devoted to creating a positive, safe, caring environment where students are nurtured, inspired, and empowered as learners.


See what's going on at Discover U by following our hashtag #DUexplorers