DU May Newsletter

May 2019 *Explore Excellence*

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Important Dates

5/3 Last Day of Explorer Clubs

5/6-5/10 Scholastic Book Fair & Teacher Appreciation Week

5/10 Muffins with Mom PreK & Kinder

5/22 Last Day of School (Early Release) & Kinder Graduation at 10am

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Classroom Celebrations!

“I am a HAPPY DREAMER. I’m really good at dreaming. Daydreams. Big dreams. Little dreams. Creative dreams. Dreamer maximus!” -Peter H. Reynolds


Everyday at Discover U it is our job to nurture, inspire and empower all of our Explorers. This year we focused as a team to INSPIRE our students. This started on the first day of school with posters, music, high-fives and new artwork of all of your smiling faces around our school. Now that the year is winding down to an end, we hope that our students have felt inspired.


I’ve enjoyed watching as they explored their interests during our Friday Explorer Clubs. I watched as our Explorers saw their plants grow in Garden Club, practiced a new language in Spanish Class, took apart computers in MakerSpace, learned to measure in No Bake Cooking and produced our daily news in Media Club. In our classrooms I watched as they became voracious readers, thoughtful writers, mindful mathematicians and creative problem solvers during project based learning. Monthly, our Explorers were intrigued by community members sharing how they ‘Explore Excellence’ in their careers by being respectful, kind, proactive and courageous just like you. I loved seeing our families at school for our Science Fair, Field Day, Reading Under the Stars, Thanksgiving Feast, Winter Musical, Book Fairs and more. Each day watching our Explorers has inspired me and I hope each day has inspired you as parents.


We are excited to invite all parents to an end of year classroom celebration! There is so much to celebrate! Teachers will be recognizing each student with an individual award and a recap of their year. Please be on the lookout for invitations coming home.


Classroom Celebrations- Parents Welcome!


Kindergarten Graduation- 5/22 at 10am

Mrs. Tuhy- 5/17 9:00am-10:00am

Ms. LaMarsh- 5/21 9:00-10:00am

Mrs. Matie- 5/17 11:30am-12:30pm

Mrs. Collins- 5/20 9:00am-10:00am

Mrs. Leonard- 5/20 2:15pm-3:15pm

Mrs. Davis- 5/21 2:15pm-3:15pm

Mr. Pitera- 5/22 11:00am-12:30pm

Our Starting Lineup for the 2019-2020 School Year!!

PreK- Ms. Garcia


Kindergarten- Ms. Cooper & Mrs. Spatz


First Grade- Mrs. Tuhy


Second Grade- Ms. LaMarsh


Third Grade- Mrs. Matie


Fourth Grade- Mrs. Collins (Younan)


Fifth and Sixth Grade (Departmentalized) - Mrs. Leonard & Mrs. Davis


**As our enrollment increases additional classes may be added**

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Summer Programs

Thank You!!

Thank you for another fantastic school year! Please help us continue to grow to meet the needs of our students and families by providing feedback below.
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Mission

To provide a school that works for all students: socially*emotionally*academically

Vision

To be the most student-centered school working to nurture, inspire, and empower our learners so that they become strong, successful individuals with 21st century skills

As Explorers We Are

Respectful, Kind, Proactive, Courageous

21st Century Skills: Critical Thinkers, Collaborative/, Curious, Creative, Empowered, Resilient

Angela Wegner, Principal

Angela Wegner is 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 #ExploreExcellence