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Weekly Updates from Discovery Elementary - Dec. 11, 2022

This FRIDAY - EARLY DISMISSAL - 12:55 p.m. (NOT 2:10 p.m.)

This Friday is an Early Dismissal day, which means all students will be dismissed at 12:55 p.m., NOT 2:10 p.m. (This is different than our typical early release time of 2:10 p.m.)

Winter Break - NO SCHOOL - Dec. 19, 2022 - Jan. 2, 2023

We wish all of our our Discovery families Happy Holidays and a restful Winter Break. We will be away from school for two weeks beginning on December 19, 2022. Please remember there is also no school on Monday, January 2, 2023. We look forward to seeing students back at Discovery on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Happy New Year!
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12 Days of Giving - Last Week to Donate Cereal

This week is the last week of our 12 Days of Giving campaign. Students are working hard to reach our schoolwide goal of donating 250 boxes of cereal by this Friday, Dec. 16. We are not quite half way to our goal. Every box of cereal helps and supports our Discovery Food Backpack program.
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Tuesday - Dollar Bookstore is Back!

Tuesday is Dollar Bookstore Day

Each Tuesday, during lunch recess, students have the opportunity to buy books for one dollar ($1). These books are gently used and are ready for new homes. Students love shopping for books and can even earn "free book" certificates from teachers and staff.

Donations of gently used books are always welcome! If your child has outgrown their books, please consider donating them to Dollar Bookstore.

PTO Winter Wonderland Holiday Shop - THIS TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY!!


Tues. December 13 - 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Wed. December 14 - 4:00-6:00 p.m.


Portable 34 on the North side of the Discovery campus. Entry will be through the gate at the north end of campus and families are welcome to park in the staff/bus parking for the event.


"School Holiday Shop" is a program designed for children to shop on their own at school in a safe, non-commercial environment. The shop will be set up in Portable 34 and run by Discovery PTO and family volunteers. Gifts are priced between $0.25 to $10.00, with most priced between $3.00 and $7.00. These gifts are available for all members of your family! Cash is preferred, but you can also purchase gift certificates at and is a great option if you'd prefer to use a credit card.The gift certificate is then emailed to your family to use at the holiday shop. A flyer with this information, along with a Shopping Budget Envelope should have been sent home with your child already.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Discovery Elementary PTO

Schoolwide Monthly Character Trait - GRATITUDE

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Gratitude - Dinner Conversation Starters

In our busy world, quality family time doesn't always come easy. Dinner is a great opportunity - why not make your dinner conversations a little more intentional to boost your quality time together? There are more benefits than just bonding as a family. Did you know that regular family dinners can boost literacy and academic success in children and teens? We're providing you with some great conversation starters to take your family dinners to the next level!

Instructions - Sit down as a family, pass the food around, and choose a conversation starter or two. Give it some time…this process will become richer the more you implement it. Once you get the hang of it, encourage family members to create their own conversation starters. Bon appetit!

● What does Gratitude mean to you?

● What is something you are grateful for every day?

● When you show Gratitude, how does it make you feel?

● When someone shows you Gratitude, how does it make you feel?

● What is a sound/taste/smell that makes you are Grateful for?

● Share a time that someone showed you Gratitude, what did they do?

● Who is someone in our lives that we could show more Gratitude towards?

● What gets in the way of us showing Gratitude to others?

● How can we help each other remember to show Gratitude?

● What has made you laugh lately that you are Grateful for?

● What is a strength you have that you are Grateful for?

● Name something cute you are grateful for.

● What is something that makes you feel peaceful?

● Name something you are grateful for that makes you smile.

● Who is someone who helps you see the good in situations?

● Think about your day, who is someone that you are grateful for? How can you show them? ● Did someone show you gratitude today? What did they do?

● Was there a time when you were hoping for some gratitude shown to you and didn’t get it? How did that make you feel?

● What is a gratitude goal you can set for tomorrow?

● Is there something in your life that you think you should be more grateful for?

Did you receive the SCHOOL DELAY and SCHOOL CLOSURE notifications?

Did you receive a ParentSquare notification for November's school closure and delay announcements? If not, there are a few possible reasons for that:

  • ParentSquare only sends phone calls to people who don't have other valid contact points listed, so if you got a text or other notification, you likely didn't receive a phone call.
  • You have your work or landline number listed as your phone number. You cannot receive a text on a landline, so you should add a current cell phone number in Skyward Employee Access if you'd like to receive a text notification. Skyward can be found in the staff portal SharePoint.
  • Your contact information may be outdated. To update your cell phone number, please do so in Skyward as described above.

If you activate your ParentSquare account (which involves confirming your contact information), you can set your notification preferences about how you'd like to receive general messages.

Want to get the notification before 5 a.m.?

You can sign up for FlashAlert to get the same quick, early announcements that are shared with local media stations. Those are typically posted as soon as the decision is made, which is around 4:30 a.m.

Still not sure if the district is delayed or closed?

You can check the district home page, social media and local TV stations for delay and closure announcements which are also usually updated by about 5 a.m.

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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Monday, Dec. 12 - School Board Meeting

- Spirit Week - Hat Day

Tuesday, Dec.13 - PTO Winter Wonderland Holiday Shop (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)

- Spirit Week - Toasty Tuesday

Wednesday, Dec. 14 - Spirit Week - Candy Cane Day

- Student Leadership Club (3:30 - 4:30 p.m.)

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

Thursday, Dec. 15 - Spirit Week - Discovery Day

- Dolphin Pride Assemblies (in p.m.)

Friday, Dec. 16 - Spirit Week - Pajama Day

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

December 19 - January 2 - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - 1st Day of School in the New Year

Additional Dates!

Dec 16-24 Las Posadas

Dec 18-26 Hanukkah

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.