February 2019
Calendar of Events
1-19: Box Tops Drive
9: LEGO Robotics Competition, TTU
​14: Kindergarten musical performance and
PTO general meeting, 5:30 p.m.
18: Presidents Day (no school)
19: Box Tops Final Turn-in
24: Spirit Night, Climb Murfreesboro, 4:00-10:00 p.m.

March :
4-8: Scholastic Book Fair
7: Parent/Teacher Conferences (no school)
19: STEAM Night, 5:30-6:30
25-29: Spring Break
19: Good Friday (no school)
24: 4th Grade Recorder Concert

May :
​9: Choir Performance
15-17: BOGO Book Fair
16: Talent Show
23: 5th Grade BIZTOWN
​24: Last Full Day
New and Notable
Membership Update
We have had a fantastic membership drive--our first ever as a PTO! Thank you to the over 160 families who have joined the PTO, and the many, many families who donated additional funds to get us restarted. During our membership drive, we have raised nearly $2000! As we told you last time, we had to spend down our previous balance before closing our PTA account, or else send the remainder to the national PTA. We invested that previous balance in classroom/teacher support, new playground equipment, and school murals.

Your membership support means that we will be able to invest in our school again next year, with the added flexibility that comes from being a self-governed PTO. If you haven't yet joined the PTO, you may do so online at http://www.discoveryschoolpto.org/membership .

We will have our next general membership meeting on February 14 at 5:30 p.m.
February Box Tops Contest
Collection Dates : February 1-19

How : Send them in a plastic bag or attach to the collection sheet sent home in your child's folder in early February (or download one here )

Why? Discovery School gets 10 cents for every Box Top we send in. Most years we earn over $1000 from Box Tops alone! Also...

The winning class from each grade level will receive an ICE CREAM PARTY!
Spirit Nights are Back!
February 24, Climb Murfreesboro
Spring Book Fair, March 4-8

"Stomp, Chomp, and READ!"
Travel back in time to our Dino-mite Book Fair and discover some new and amazing books! You'll be able to roar through some fantastic titles during our Spring Book Fair, March 4th-8th . The book fair will be open: 
  • Monday the 4th through Wednesday the 6th: 7:30am-4:30pm
  • Thursday the 7th ALL DAY during Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Friday the 8th: 7:30am until we pack up the fair at 1:45pm
We need parent volunteers to make our book fair the best it can be! We have opportunities to help with setup, take down, running registers, assisting shoppers, and donating items. (Plus for volunteering we give you 15% off your book fair purchases!) For more information about volunteering visit our book fair homepage here:   http://www.scholastic.com/bf/discoveryschool3  

Look for more information to come home in the next couple of weeks. Can't wait to see you at the fair!

Upcoming Musical Performances

February 14: Kindergarten Musical Performance

April 24: 4th grade recorder concert

May 9: Choir Performance

Trivia Night Success!
Thank you to everyone who came out to play at Trivia Night on January 24. We had a fantastic time, and the PTO raised over $1000!

We appreciate the Beta Club and CMS students who volunteered to help set up and sell concessions, and we especially want to thank our prize and table sponsors:

Gold's Gym TN
Tangerine Salon and Spa
Mrs. Allison Brownlow, Maroney Real Estate
Mrs. Allison Barmore, Hi Ho Vacation Planner
Dr Abu Halimah, Vanderbilt Heart
McKee, Curry and Stanley, Pediatric Dentistry Partnership
Smile Doctors Orthodontics (Drs Togrye and Woods)
Wild About Smiles

Support Discovery When You Shop!
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 hang 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!

Teacher and Staff Favorite Things
Happy Birthday!
Birthday Cake 2
9 -- Randall Campbell (Cafeteria)
12 --Susan Barrett (EA)
13 -- Susan Martin (Cafeteria)
20 -- Bethany Foy (MDA)  


5 -- Kayla Mullen (3rd)
10 -- Jason Page (EA)
18 -- Whitney Heckert (5th)
18 --Brandy Smotherman (Cafeteria)
23 -- Fran Jackson (3rd)
26 -- Kristen Jackson (2nd)
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