August 2018
Calendar of Events

1: First Half Day (11:15 dismissal)
6: First Full Day
Smart Card Kickoff
7: Kindergarten, Half-Day for A-L
8: Kindergarten, Half-Day for M -Z
9: All Kindergarten Half-Day
Lego Robotics Interest Meeting, 5:30
10: Grades K-6 Full Day,
Boohoo/Yahoo B'fast, 7:45 am
13: Smart Card Turn-in Day #1
17: Smart Card Turn-in Day #2
21: Beta Club Interest Meeting, 5:00
20: Smart Card Turn-in Day #3
24: Smart Card Turn-in Day #4
27: First Yearbook Meeting (3rd-6th), 3:00
30: First Choir Meeting (4th-6th), 3:00


3: Labor Day (No School)
13: Inservice (No School for Students)


1-5: Fall Break (No School)
Classroom Meetings
Monday, August 13
5:00-6:00: 4th Grade
6:00-7:00: 5th Grade

Tuesday, August 14
5:00-6:00: 6th Grade
6:00-7:00: 1st Grade

Thursday, August 16
5:00-6:00: 2nd Grade
6:00-7:00: 3rd Grade

Monday, August 20
5:00-6:00: Kindergarten
New and Notable
Welcome Back!
We are excited about a brand new year at Discovery School and all the wonderful memories and accomplishments to come! This will be a year of changes for the PTA as we take steps to become a PTO. This will allow our organization, together with teachers and administrators, to have more control over how funds are spent for our school. We will be updating you along the way as the process unfolds. If you have any questions or comments, contact us at .
Smart Cards Kickoff--August 6!
Be on the lookout! Smart cards are coming home August 6th (or by the 10th for Kindergartners). Turn-in dates are August 13, 17, 20, and 24 . When students sell just ONE Smart Card, they will get a cool Smiley Band bracelet; and on each turn-in day, the classroom with the most sales will win a popsicle party! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and its success is dependent on the support of our Discovery families.
If you can help process turn-ins on any of the mornings above, please sign up here . Thanks!
BooHoo Yahoo Breakfast

Friday, August 10th, 7:45 a.m.

Will you Boohoo or Yahoo?

Some of us are crying, teary-eyed and blue.
Some of us are cheering, "I'm glad the summer's through!"
Whatever mood you're feeling, stop by and say awhile.
We'll be here to meet you with some goodies and a smile!

Drop off your kindergartner and the join us for the PTA's annual Boohoo/Yahoo breakfast, co-hosted by the 1st grade parents. Younger siblings welcome.
Volunteers Welcome!
Welcome to the new school year! I am excited about what the PTA has in store for us this year and I’m looking forward to volunteering with many of you! I understand that many jobs and/or other life commitments just don’t provide parents with the freedom to spend time in the classroom. However, if your days are somewhat flexible and you are brave enough to give us a little time, we would LOVE to have you! Keep a look out for a sign-up sheet coming home soon, or contact me now at . One immediate need is for volunteers to help on Smart Card turn-in days. If you can help, please sign up here.

Rachel Zelenak
Volunteer Coordinator
Congratulations Beta Club!
The Beta Club competed at the National Beta Convention in Savannah, GA, this summer, and won lots of NATIONAL awards! 

Advertising Design--1st Place: Ambria Greene, Lyla Wiley, Ada Vance, and Ella Kate Harris.

Book Battle - Top 20: Andrew Smith, Ansley Thornton, and Ada Vance

Fifth grade Math - 6th place: Collier Pawlowski

Fifth Grade Science - 5th Place: Griffin Minter

Fourth Grade Math - 2nd Place: Rachel Swicord

Fourth Grade Social Studies - 3rd place: Ellie Gardner

Quiz Bowl - 5th Place: Rett Shaw, Benjamin Elfersy, Henry Ambrose, Cannon Murphree

Woodworking Design - Top 20: Cannon Murphree

Coaches: Dr. Kristy Mall and Jason Page

Congratulations to the kids and to the parents that supported them! We are so incredibly proud of how well they did!
Welcome New Staff Members!
Discovery School welcomes several new faces this year. Watch this space for bios in future issues.

Assistant Principal: Sia Phillips
Guidance: Kelsey McKnight
1st Grade: Kelly Holman
3rd Grade: Fran Jackson
PTA Board, 2018-2019
Officers*/Executive Committee
Ayat Abu Halimah
Vice President*
Laurel Parkerson
Genevieve Borendame
Julie Phillips
Anthony Brownlow
Committee Chairs
Leslie Kekelis
Amy York
Rachel Zelenak
Jen Straka
Holly Holton
K-2 Member-at-Large
3-6 Member-at-Large
My Teachers' Favorite Things
Coming Soon!
Happy Birthday!
Birthday Cake 2
  2- Kelly Kleppinger

12 - Michelle Lloyd

29 - Melissa Carnes
(5th Grade)

29 - Shelia D

31 - Elizabeth Shepherd