Discovery Update

November 4, 2020

Principals' Message

Dear Discovery Families,

Well just like that it is November! We are learning more and more about instruction during our remote learning adventure this fall. I had the opportunity to observe several lessons recently and am in awe of how independent and flexible our students are becoming with their remote. They use skills with the technology that we have never thought of using with this age group before. I have witnessed students logging on and completing assignments with some independence. They pop in and out of break out sessions like they have been doing it all of their lives. While I have only gotten to see a few classes I look forward to more observations as we go.

One thing that was brought to my attention is that in some of our classes were saying the Pledge of Allegiance daily and some we were not. That was not an intentional decision, just an oversight on our part. We are required to start each day with the Pledge of Allegiance. In our remote world some of us simply forgot. When we are in school we always start our school day as well as every assembly with the Pledge. We will be saying the Pledge of Allegiance at every morning meeting for the remainder of the year.

When we are in the school building we are busy during the month of November. The same is true for our virtual world. We have been working hard on developing activities that will help students and families make connections with each other. This newsletter is filled with invitations for you this month. We are having a GREAT BOOK HUNT, Veterans Day presentation, and Spirit Week activities for students. Parents we would love for you to join in on our PTO meetings and join our first webinar (see below).

If you have any questions about Discovery please ask. Your questions are probably questions that other people have and we would like to hear them. Our goal is to serve the needs of students in our school. My contact information is at the bottom of this newsletter.

Happy November all!

Julie Bartlett, Principal

Discovery Primary School

Students Fantastic Work

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Veterans Day

For Veterans Day, we would like to honor Veterans of our students here at Discovery by sharing a special video presentation for the community to access. Please send a picture and/or name of a Veteran from your family and the branch that they served in to Mrs. George at by November 5th so we can recognize them. Please help us say "thank you" to our Veteran's for their service.
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We're In This Together: Fife Family Webinar Series

Join us next Monday for our first Zoom webinar for families! Teachers and parents will answer questions and share strategies they use at home or in the classroom to support student success.

Topic: Helping Kids Focus, Get Motivated, and Get Work Done

When: Monday, 11/9 at 10:00am

Click here to sign up!

Have a question you want answered in the Webinar? Let us know!

PTO Meetings

Our PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) is a group of dedicated people who plan for and lead special events that support students and staff at Discovery. All parents and families at Discovery are automatically members of this organization, meaning everyone is welcome to join us. We do not collect dues, however, we do meet once a month. This year, due to the situations that Covid has given us, we do not plan to do a fundraiser. However, we do plan to develop some fun events for children and their families to participate in. We would love your ideas and your help. Please consider joining us at our next PTO meetings.

December 1 6:30-7:30

January 12 6:30 - 7:30

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 827 2583 7951
Passcode: a3Je0m

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