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PTA Board of Managers

Margaret Bramlett
 Ayat Abu Halimah
Vice President*
Kristi Crass 
 Jennifer Stacey
Anthony Brownlow

 Julie Phillips
Past President
Kathie Elfersy

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 Jen Straka
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Discovery School PTA                    December 4, 2017     
 4: Spirit Night (Jason's Deli 5:00- 9:00)
 5: MTSU Basketball Game Field Trip
 5: Cluster Showcase (6:00 - 7:00)
 7: PTA General Membership Meeting and 3rd Grade performance,          Choir, and 6th Grade Band @5:30
 7: Reflections Final Turn in Date
11: Parent Workshop (Dr. Quarto PLLC-ADHD Specialist) Room 1
11: Spirit Night @  Fountains at Gateway Outdoor Ice Skating Spirit Night!  (4:00 - 8:00)
14: School Tour for prospective parents 9:00 am
21: Half Day (dismissal at 11:15)
22-Jan 5: Winter Break                                                                                                                                                                                              
 8: Students Return to School
10: Application Deadline to apply for the 2018-2019 school year
15: MLK Jr Day (NO SCHOOL)
Presidents Corner
"Thank you for supporting the PTA so we can continue to help make Discovery remarkable with events like the visit from Nathan Hale" also thanks so much to Mrs. Shepherd for organizing the visit. The students and staff enjoyed this experience.
Beta Club
State Beta Convention
Quiz Bowl - 1st place  Rhett, Harrison, Cannon, Benjamin
Advertising Design - 1st place  Ambria, Jana, Khamirah, Lyla
Book Battle - 1st place  Andrew, Ada, Ansley
Math 4th grade - 1st place  Rachel
Math 5th grade - 1st place  Collier
Science 5th grade - 3rd place  Griffin
Social Studies 4th grade - 1st place  Ellie
Sculpture - 2nd place  Caedryn and Greyson
Pastels - 2nd place  Megan
Woodworking - 2nd place Cannon
We were in the top 10 for t-shirt and banner.
 I was so proud of all of the kids and want to thank all of you that chaperoned, volunteered, and helped make this the most successful competition to date!  Our performances (academic and musical), artwork, living literature design, banner, and t-shirt designs were terrific, and there is not a single event that I felt did not represent us well.  It was just a LOT of competition with over 10,000 students and schools from across the state!

Box Tops collection will be the first Tuesday of every month. Click here for a collection sheet!

Box Tops reminder:
When turning in your Box Tops, make sure that you put your teacher's name on the bag or envelope so your class will get credit toward the monthly prize!

PTA Reflections

PTA REFLECTIONS ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED! In order to give as many children as possible the chance to participate, we've decided to extended the entry deadline for the PTA Reflections Art Competition to December 7th. Students can submit entries at the main entrance upon arrival on November 6th, 13th and 27th, as well as the final entry deadline date of December 7th.
Please visit the Discovery PTA Reflections website at for additional information and details or contact the PTA Programs Coordinator, Michael Guess, at (615) 995-8229 or

Spirit Night's

Jason's Deli Spirit Night
Monday, December 4th
**Dine-in only**

Fountains at Gateway Outdoor Ice Skating Spirit Night! 
Monday, December 11th
Kids 12 and under are $12
Over 12 years old is $15
Discovery School PTA will receive $3 from each ticket sold.
Membership Update

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

 The following classes have 100% Participation

Ms Mullen
Ms Newsome
Ms Winters
Ms Bunyi
Ms Ouelette
Ms Kahle
Ms Jackson
Ms McCarthy
Mr Matthews
Ms Lloyd
Ms Tyson
Ms Vance
Ms Kaiser
Ms Payne
Dr Mall
Ms Carnes
Ms Heckert

These teachers will be receiving an additional 
$20 in there room accounts.
Many thanks to the
 parents, grandparents and neighbors who helped achieve this goal!

Thanks to our wonderful Volunteers
Thanks to everyone who attended our holiday luncheons. We want to especially thank Ms. Maria, the cafeteria staff, and all our volunteers who helped make these lunches a success. We are grateful for the wonderful community at Discovery School. 


Music News!

Holiday Music Spectacular
December 7th  5:30
3rd Grade Presenting Elfis and the Sleigh Riders
Discovery Choir presenting The Nutcracker
6th Grade Band

Spirit wear orders will be here the week of December 11th!

Volunteer Are you interested in being more involved in your child's school?
Contact us for an opportunity that fits your schedule.
Parent Workshop

Monday, Dec 11th from 6-7pm in Room 1  join us as we learn from an expert in the field about ADHD. Dr. Chris Quarto, PLLC has over 25 years of experience in the field of psychology. He is a Professor at MTSU and is committed to education. Parents, Teachers, and Staff are all welcome to attend. Find out more about Dr. Quarto at

WatchD.O.G.S. Sign Up is open for the Spring! Starting January 8th we have plenty of opportunities for Dads, Grandpas, Uncles, God-Fathers, etc. to join us at Discovery for a day of their choosing. It's a full day of interacting with students and their learning. Go to this link to sign up for your day:

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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