April 2019
Calendar of Events
April :

10-11: Donatos Spirit Days
19: Good Friday (no school)
22-29: TNReady 3-6 grades
24: 4th Grade Recorder Concert and PTO General Meeting, 5:30 pm

May :
​2: Field Day and Luau
6-10: Teacher Appreciation Week
​9: Choir, Drama, and Band Performance; Food Around the World Festival
10: Readathon; All Library Books Due
13-17: Book Swap
16: Talent Show
23: 5th Grade BIZTOWN
​24: Last Full Day
New and Notable
President's Corner
Now that spring break is over, it feels like summer break is just around the corner. TNReady will be here soon (April 22 is when main testing starts), and so will our Food Around the World festival. Be on the lookout for ticket information. Our Spirit Night at Chipotle was very successful, and we look forward to TWO nights at Donatos this month. Although we started off with a zero balance when we switched to a PTO in December, we have already raised enough through memberships, individual donations, Spirit Nights, and Box Tops to be able to buy a much needed new laminator for the teacher workroom. We appreciate your support as we advocate for the needs of our teachers and students.
Spirit Night @ Donatos
April 10-11, 11am-10pm

Upcoming Performances

April 24: 4th Grade Recorder Concert

May 9: Choir Performance, Band Concert, and Drama Presentations

Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10
I Love My Teacher

Stay tuned for more information about how we can honor and celebrate our teachers and staff this week!
Food Around the World Festival
May 9, 5-7 p.m.

We are excited about our upcoming food festival! For $10 per person or $25 per family, you can sample cuisines from many different countries including Venezuela, France, Egypt, Jordan, India, China, Hungary, Chile, and more! Plus view clothing and artifacts and listen to to music from around the world. This will be the same night as the choir, drama, and band performances, so if you are involved in those, come eat before or after the show!

We will be pre-selling passes so participants know how much food to make, so keep your eyes open for information coming soon.
Support Discovery When You Shop!
Did you know that you can earn money for our school every time you grocery shop?
Do you enter your phone number at these stores to use coupons and earn gas rewards? Make sure you go online and select Discovery School as your community reward recipient. Use the links below to log in or create an account.

Last year we earned $3713 from Kroger and $700 from Publix!
Support Discovery School every time your use your Kroger Rewards card. Enroll at

Publix has changed their reward system to be more like Kroger. You no longer need to carry a card or tag, but can sign up for an account linked to your phone number. Designate Discovery School as your "Publix Partner."
Volunteers Wanted! PTO Board and Committee Members
Discovery School has the BEST parent volunteers. We can always count on your to pitch in at events throughout the year. If you would like to take on a leadership or more formal supporting role in the PTO next year, we would love to hear from you! We will soon be looking for board members and committee chairs, so whether you are good with people or numbers, event planning or technology, or just would like to help in any way needed, we'd love to hear from you!

Happy Birthday!
Birthday Cake 2

24 -- Kristina Maddux (principal)

Teacher and Staff Favorite Things
Free Square Processing for You and the PTO

This year we have been experimenting with online payment through Square with no processing fees. Our free processing promotion is about to end, but if you need a Square account and use our referral link, we both win! Use this link for free processing for up to 6 months or $1000, whichever comes first. We'll get the same deal again, as well. Click the image below to get started.
PTA Board, 2018-2019
Officers*/Executive Committee
Ayat Abu Halimah
Vice President*
Laurel Parkerson
Genevieve Borendame
Julie Phillips
Anthony Brownlow
Committee Chairs
Leslie Kekelis
Communications/Newsletter Editor
Amy York
Rachel Zelenak
Jen Straka
Holly Holton
K-2 Member-at-Large
3-6 Member-at-Large
Amy Roeder