Dolphin Dispatch

Discovery Bay Elementary Newsletter July 2022

Principal's Message

Hello Dolphin Families!

Happy July!

I hope this finds your family safe, happy, healthy, and enjoying these long (and hot!) summer days. After a short break we are back in the office and preparing for the new school year. We have a year planned with new events combined with long standing traditions - which means we are headed for a year full of learning and fun!

The first step in our return is our Online Aeries Student Data Validation, which includes verifying your address, emergency contact information, Family Handbook acknowledgement and more! For the fastest possible experience, please read the document below titled "Portal Reminders." Whether it is difficulty logging in, printing documents, or making sure you are complete - the answer is there! If you are feeling frustrated - please don't! We will have a computer lab set up here in the gym on July 27th starting at 2pm where we can provide assistance. You will just head to the gym first, complete your portal steps, and then head to sneak-a-peek.

For all students in grades TK through 5th grade, please complete the data confirmation and print and bring the emergency card to Sneak-a-Peek / Family Picnic on July 27th. This is your ticket in! If this is not complete when you arrive, you will be referred to the gym to complete this process here.

Also below is information for our PTA and Classroom Supply Lists.

Our theme for this school year is "DBE...Your Adventure Awaits!" You will see many camping and adventure themed items around campus this year. I feel like our staff picked the perfect theme. We all embrace that learning is an adventure - we know we are all going to the same place, but everyone gets there a little differently!

Most importantly, we are so thankful that once again we have the privilege of partnering with our Dolphin Families in our students' learning adventures. We have the best campus community supporting one another through all of life's adventures. We sure proved that over the past few years.

Please note the upcoming dates:

  • July 18 - AERIES Parent Portal Opens for Back to School Data Validation
  • July 27 - Whole School Sneak-a-Peek 3:00-3:30pm
  • July 27 - Welcome Back Family Picnic 3:30-5:00pm
  • July 28 - First Day of School (arrival 8:20-8:32)
  • July 28 - Kindergarten Parent BooHoo Breakfast 8:35am
  • July 29 - School Picture Day
  • Aug 17 - Coffee with the Principal 8:45am


Mrs. Parlog


School Lunch Menu Link

School Lunches are free for all students this year! See the lunch menu by clicking here, and then look for the "Elementary School Menu" button in the middle of the page.

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Support our students by joining and/or donating to our school PTA!

PTA Updates

  • PTA has been hard at work! They sponsored our new planners for our 4th and 5th grade students, are supplying dessert for our family picnic, and are hosting the BooHoo Breakfast for our new Kindergarten Families on the first day of school.

  • What makes all of these amazing things happen for our school and our students is TEAMWORK! We need YOU! Please join us - no matter what your interests or time constraints we have a way you can help.

  • WE HAVE AN APP! Download our free DISCOVERY BAY ELEMENTARY APP to have school information at your fingertips - phone numbers, website links, school events calendars, and more!

iPhone users:

Android users:

  • We have many fun events planned for next year, that can only happen with YOU! The phrase "Many hands makes light work" is the best way to describe a thriving campus, and a thriving PTA. Our PTA is a wonderful, committed group of parents, who need help big and small. Please plan to use your unique skills to join the fun!

  • Have you joined our PTA yet? If not, please click HERE.

  • Joining our PTA helps support so many programs here on campus, and our PTA puts together so many great opportunities for our students. Your participation and support helps us be able to do more.
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