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 Ayat Abu Halimah
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 Jennifer Stacey
Beata Abbott

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Discovery School PTA                        October 9, 2017     
2-6: Fall Break
10: Box Top turn-in day
10: Discovery @ Reeves Rogers
12: Discovery Home Game vs Scales
13: Auditions for our Spring Production in the Gym (3:00 - 5:00 pm)
16: Spirit Night @ Chick fil A (5:00 -7:00) Old Fort Pkwy
17: Discovery @ Black Fox
17: Town Hall meeting 6:30@Hobgood Elementary  (more information)
19: Discovery Home Game vs Bradley
23-27: Fall Book Fair
23: First turn in date for Reflections
24: Discovery Home Game vs Cason
26: Half day for students (11:15 dismissal)
26: Discovery Fest-o-Fall 5:30 - 7:00
28: BEST Robotics Game Day @Lipscomb University 
30: Discovery @ Siegel

 1: Parent Teacher Conferences (no school)
 6: Reflections Final turn in date.
 6: PTA General Membership Meeting and 1st & 2nd Grade                    Veterans Day Program @5:30 
 7: Box Top turn in day
13-15: Holiday Lunches (more info to come)
16: Reflections showcase
19-21: State Beta Club Convention
22-24 Thanksgiving Break
Presidents Corner
Discovery School has 390 students & 300 families. Thank you to Discovery families for your incredible generosity!
173 families contributed $8160 to the General fund!
256 students participated in our Smart Card fundraiser and raised $18,920!!
Between June 1st and August 31st 132 families raised $928.13 just by shopping at Kroger!
Please link your Kroger Rewards to the Discovery School today!

Grandparents Lunches
I would like to send out a Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who were able to attend our Grandparent's lunch. The children really seemed to enjoy this special time spent with their families during their lunch. I also would like to thank all of our parent volunteers that helped to make the lunches run as smoothly as possible.

  We have had 301 families join PTA as members.
The following teachers have reached 100%
Mullen-K                                 Lloyd-3rd
Newsome-K                             Kaiser-4th
Bunyi-1st                                 Payne-4th
Ouellette-1st                            Carnes-5th
Spirit Night Results!
T hank you to our Discovery School family for your support at Chipotle Spirit Night! With your help, we raised $277.90 for our PTA .
Thank you to our Discovery School family for your support at Red Robin Spirit Night w e raised $193 for our PTA.

 Spirit Night!
  October 16th
Chick-fil-a Old Fort Location, 5pm-7pm
*must show cashier the flyer or show flyer on your phone
Box Tops collection will be the first Tuesday of every month. Click here for a collection sheet!


Mrs. Kaiser's class won the first Tops for Tuesday contest with an amazing 380 Box Tops! The class will get a popsicle party to celebrate.  

JENNIFER ALLEN: My name is Jennifer Allen and I am the PTA K-2 Member at Large. I am a voice for parents of children in grades K-2. If you have any questions, comments or concerns you can email me and I can get answers or address your concerns confidentially.
I have 2 children at Discovery, Harrison (5th grade) and Maliyah (2nd grade). I have volunteered at the school for the past 5 years and have served on the PTA board for the past 2 years. I have worked full time as a nurse at Vanderbilt Children's hospital for 18 years. This year I made a career move to a school nurse at a Rutherford County Middle School. I am enjoying being home with my family in the evenings and on the weekends, but am sad to not be able to be as active during the day at Discovery. I miss working with all the wonderful staff at Discovery, but am looking forward to working with the wonderful parents. You can reach me at

AMY ROEDER: She is the mother of Peyton who is in 4th grade in Mrs. Kaisers Class and Chloe who is in 3rd grade in Mrs Lloyds Class and both are at Discovery School. She grew up in the Nashville area when she was in elementary school but moved to multiple states like Texas, Virginia and Georgia for high school, college and dental school. She moved back to Murfreesboro in 2007. Amy is a pediatric dentist here in Murfreesboro at Dr. Amy Pediatric Dentistry. She is enjoying being apart of this community and especially Discovery School. Feel free to contact Amy for any concern you have for grades 3-6.
Fall Book Fair - "That's SOME Book Fair!"
Jump into the story of Charlotte's Web and get caught up in some terrific books! You'll be able to cozy up to some radiant new titles during our Fall Book Fair October 23rd-27th. The book fair will be open:
  • Monday the 23rd through Wednesday the 25th 7:30am-4:00pm
  • Thursday the 26th 7:30am-11:15am & 5:00pm-7:00pm (during our Fest-O-Fall!)
  • Friday the 27th 7:30am until we pack up the fair at 3:00pm
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. For more information about volunteering click here:
We need help to pull off our best Book Fair ever! Even an hour of your time would help. Sign up now!
Look for more information to come home with your child very soon. We can't wait to see you at the book fair!

Science Fair
Congratulations to all of the students who
participated in the 2017 Science Fair! 
This year was our largest participation
to date. Thank you to all of the parents 
for supporting your child's efforts.
A special thanks goes to Margaret Bramlett
And Ginger Rowell for volunteering! 

Those placing in their respective categories were:
Lucy Jordan
Beckham Pitt
Elijah Johnson
William Jakes
Daniel Choe
Ivy Sampson
Koen Hickson
Ally Beckman
Alisa Rowell
Evelyn Phillips
Laura Robertson
Luca Guevart
Diora Webb
Adeline Scott
Euan Burleson
Adam Bahloul
Camila DeCaso
Rebecca Fernandez
Carter Allan
Jana Bahloul
Ruby Gaither
Dylan Montealegre
Ansley Thornton



The PTA Reflections program is in full swing at Discovery School and there's still plenty of time for students to get involved! To find out more, please visit the Discovery School PTA Reflections program website at:
Important Dates:
October 23, 2017 - PTA Reflections entry submission period begins
November 6, 2017 - Final day for PTA Reflections entry submissions
Contact Michael Guess, Discovery School PTA Programs Coordinator, at 615.995.8229 or via email at for any questions or additional information about the PTA Reflections program.
Be on the look out for new Spirit Wear coming just in time for Christmas Presents!
Volunteer Are you interested in being more involved in your child's school?
Contact us for an opportunity that fits your schedule.


BEST Robotics
The 2017 BEST Robotics Game Day will be October 28th at Lipscomb University in Allen Arena. BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) is a robotics program for middle and high school students. The program has been around for 24 years and was started by two engineers at Texas instruments in an effort to get students excited about STEM subjects and careers. This will be Discovery School's 10th year to participate in the BEST Robotics, and we are "gearing" up for another championship year. Discovery's BEST team would love to have a record number of younger students come to Game Day and help cheer on our team this year. It is a great opportunity to expose students to all components of engineering and marketing.
THANK YOU for making the WatchDOGS Pizza Night a success. We are very grateful for all of the parents who volunteer so much time and effort at Discovery School. Your input makes such a huge impact; so again, thank you! For sign-up information please contact Mrs. Baltimore (
Spring Production auditions will be October 13th from 3-5 in the gym. For more details, please contact Mrs. Kleppinger or Mrs. Baltimore. The show this year will be Roald Dahl's "James and the Giant Peach, Jr".
October is Bullying Prevention Month. Ask your student what the definition of bullying is and talk about the difference between bullying and conflict. You may also want to ask them what are the rules against bullying. There are 4 of them that we abide by at Discovery School. Talk to them about what it means to be a "Defender".

Kroger Shopper's Card
Register your Kroger Card each August to support Discovery School


Don't forget to pick a Publix Key Tag up at Open House or send a request to the PTA

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