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Weekly Updates from Discovery Elementary - Dec. 4, 2022

Regular School Hours

Mondays - Thursdays – 8:55 - 3:25 p.m.

Fridays – 8:55 - 2:10 p.m. - Early Release for Learning Improvement Time (LIT) for school staff

Message from our Proud Principal

Dear Discovery Families,

It’s hard to believe winter is upon us and a new year is about to begin. As we look forward to the holidays ahead, and as we prepare to welcome in a new year, I want to take time to thank each of you. Thank you for the support you provide to your children and their learning, and also for the support you provide to our staff. Discovery is a great place for teaching and learning, and I am thrilled to be part of such a committed community. We all want the best for our children and we know it takes working together to provide the greatest opportunities for each of them. On behalf of the students and staff at Discovery Elementary School, thank you for your time, effort, and dedication.

We continue to ask for your support when dropping off and picking up students at school. Please help us ensure the safety of students, and be respectful of others, by adhering to the following procedures:

All gates are to remain closed during school hours. Please use the front gates (near the entry to the office) when arriving to pick up your students.

Middle school and high school students are not allowed onto campus until the 3:25 (final bell) (unless with a parent or with permission from principal).

Non-school age children must be chaperoned by an adult, and follow all Discovery school rules.

• Before and after school, when exiting onto Meridian, you must make a RIGHT TURN.

• Please show respect to all members of our community by using the disabled parking spaces appropriately. These spaces should only be used by those persons with appropriate permits, and may not be used for student drop-off and pick-up.

Students and families must use the designated crosswalks, where there are crossing guards present.

Dogs, even on leashes, are not to be brought onto school property.

Again, thank you for your continued support of Discovery Elementary. Here’s wishing you and your family a safe and peaceful holiday season. I look forward to working with each of you in 2023.

In partnership,

Shannon Koehnen

Proud Principal

Schoolwide Monthly Character Trait - GRATITUDE

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Weather Alert

If weather causes the district to delay or cancel school, you will receive an email and/or a text from the district (ParentSquare) If you don't have an email on file, then you will receive a phone call from ParentSquare. This helps ensure we reach everyone, including those without an email address on file, before students stand outside at a bus stop, and before parents leave for work. If you have a mobile phone number on file with our school, you should also receive a text message.

The information will also be posted on the district website and posted through FlashAlert, which also feeds into mainstream local news feeds.

If your child rides the bus, it’s helpful to know your bus route’s alternative pick-up and drop-off location ahead of time. Find limited bus route information on the transportation website.

You can sign up for FlashAlert notifications at, click on the link and create an account by following this steps:

  • For “region” select Seattle/Western Wash
  • Click on Island and Snohomish County Schools
  • Select Mukilteo School District

Free Meals for all Students

This year all children are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch. If your child has dietary restrictions, or you don’t want your child to eat the school-provided meals, please tell your child’s teacher. If you send lunch from home, please make sure your child can independently open all items and that you send healthy foods your child will eat.

Breakfast is served from 8:35-8:50 AM daily.

Lunch is served by grade level at their designated lunch time.

December Elementary School Menu

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PTO School Holiday Shop is Coming!!! - Next Tuesday and Wednesday

Next week, on the evenings of December 13 (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.) and December 14 (4:00- 6:00 p.m.), our PTO is offering a Holiday Shopping experience for students and families. Students will have an opportunity to pick out and shop for their own inexpensive gifts for family and friends. The "SchoolHolidayShop" is a program designed for children to shop on their own at school, in a safe, non-commercial environment. They can learn to budget their money and spend wisely, while also experiencing the joy of giving. Gifts are priced from a range of approximately $0.25 to $10.00, with most priced between $3.00 to $7.00.
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Wednesday, December 7 - Student Leadership Club (3:30 - 4:30 p.m.)

Friday, December 9 - 2:10 p.m. Early Release

Monday, December 12 - School Board Meeting

Tuesday, December 13 - PTO School Holiday Shop (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, December 14 - Student Leadership Club (3:30 - 4:30 p.m.)

- PTO School Holiday Shop (4:00 - 6:00 p.m.)

Friday, December 16 - 12:55 p.m. Early Dismissal (Please note the earlier dismissal time)

December 19 - January 2 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

Tuesday, January 2, 2023 - 1st Day of School in the New Year

Additional Dates!

Dec 6 St. Nicholas' Day

Dec 8 Bodhi Day

Dec 9 Dismissal (2:10 PM)

Dec 10 Human Rights Day

Dec 12 School Board Mtg. (6:00 PM)

Dec 16 Early Dismissal (12:55 PM)

Dec 16-24 Las Posadas

Dec 18-26 Hanukkah

Dec 19-30 Winter Break (NO SCHOOL)

Dec 21 Yule

Dec 24 Christmas Eve/Nochebuena

Dec 25 Christmas

Dec 26-Jan 1 Kwanzaa

Mukilteo School District Calendar 2022-23 (Click here)

Discovery Elementary

Principal: Shannon Koehnen,

Asst. Principal: Mary Helen Bever,

Dean of Students: Alysha Yeamans,

Elementary Support Specialist (ESS): Kristen Ching,

Elementary Support Specialist (ESS): Alexzia Wagner-Rasmussen,

Administrative Assistant: Debbie Fischer,

Location: 11700 Meridian Avenue South, Everett, WA, USA
Phone: (425) 366-2700

Mukilteo School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator Simone Neal (425-356-1319),, Section 504 Coordinator Lisa Pitsch (425-356-1277),, and the ADA/Access Coordinator Karen Mooseker (425-356-1330), Address: 9401 Sharon Drive in Everett, WA. Inquiries regarding ADA/Access issues at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center should be directed to Wes Allen, Director (425-348-2220) Address: 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.